Hi team! Welcome to Zeeland Little League! I'm coach Eric Boersma. This is my fifth team I've coached through Zeeland Rec, and my third time coaching softball.
I'm really excited to meet all of you! Spending an evening out on the ball diamond is my favorite thing to do in the spring, and I'm really excited for the team this year. I also know that many of you probably have questions about the season, and right now we're still waiting on a lot of answers. Currently, we're hoping to start practices April 14 and games on April 25. For those of you who've done softball before, you know that's a pretty short practice schedule. That's OK - it means that we'll just have to do our best with the time that we have. If our schedule changes at all, I'll let you know as soon as I have more information.
I also know that many of you are probably looking for ways to practice at home with your players before the season starts. Thankfully, Zeeland Little League provided a great resource this year for drills that you can run with your player at home to help practice critical skills. You can find that here. We'll be using many of these drills during our practices as well.
During the season, we will try to keep practicing as possible. I know that this is already a big time commitment for many of you, just being able to make it to the games. That's OK. If you're unable to make a practice, that won't have any effect on how much time your player is included on the field. Everyone gets equal playing time, and everyone will have chances to play every position on the field. Our goal here is to have fun and teach players the game.
Included with this email should be a link to the Zeeland Little League website. That includes both our practice and game schedules for this year. Unfortunately, we will have some practices and games at different fields, so please make sure to make a note before you leave which location we'll be at.
I can't wait to meet you all and get this season started. Until then, stay safe and go Peppers!