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SBS Summer Softball Camp

In this camp, our instructors look to stimulate the passion for softball amongst our young, beginner players and provide them time to work on their offensive and defensive skills while improving technique and having fun.  We will be working on hitting, fielding, base running and several mental aspects of the game. Instructors include current and former college players.  Director Karen Puskas has been a part of the Shepaug Baseball and Softball family for 15 years.  A former college player and Shepaug Valley School coach, she enjoys teaching all aspects of the game at all levels. July 10-14, 9:00am-11:00am.



Base Cost: $150.00

Opened: 03/01/2023
Closes: 07/07/2023

Open to:
born between: 01/01/2010 and 12/31/2015

Shepaug 12u Summer Softball 2023

The Shepaug Baseball and Softball Club is pleased to offer 12u travel softball for the late spring and early summer, 2023 (May 27-July 29). This summer program will focus on skill development, continuing to build knowledge of softball game strategies, and preparing players for middle or high school seasons in the future. Registration fees are $250 per player, which will cover umpires, insurance, equipment, and league/tournament entry fees. Uniform costs will be extra and should not exceed $75. Financial assistance can be provided as needed. It should be noted that this program is significantly cheaper than all surrounding travel programs and is expected to provide the same, if not better quality coaching and baseball experiences. Jeremy Johnson will be the head coach of this team; we are in the process of gathering assistant coaches.  
Practices and games will be held at Washington Primary School. There will be approximately two practices and two games per week. Any tournament that the team will participate in will be within a reasonable driving distance. 
Players born between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2011 (inclusive) are eligible to play on this team.   Please contact me at mjgcroft@gmail.com if you have any questions. 
Mike Croft


Base Cost: $250.00

Opened: 01/01/2022

Open to:
born between: 01/01/2009 and 12/31/2012

Shepaug 8U Summer Softball 2023

     This is a summer softball team for 7 and 8 year olds. See below for information about costs and time commitments for this team so that we can get a commitment from families who are interested in playing this summer.

            The philosophy for this summer program will be similar but not identical to our spring program. We will focus on skill development and continue to build our knowledge regarding softball game strategies. Players will begin to focus on positions that fit their current skill set and have opportunities to try new positions at appropriate times. The coaching staff will make every effort to get every player into the game at some point, but playing time may not be equal. There may be some players who play every inning of a game and other players who may only play one inning or get one at bat. We will not be batting everyone if we have twelve players at the game. The coaches will be sure to make it a rewarding and positive experience while maintaining the appropriate priorities for youth sports.

            This will also be an opportunity for players to learn how to compete to win, while maintaining a high level of sportsmanship. The coaches will expect players to be focused on the game at all times. Players will often be reminded that we support teammates when they make a mistake, and that softball is full of mistakes! We will also help the players understand that it is the success and improvement of the group that takes priority over individual success.

The following page will break down the details regarding cost and time commitment. Please understand that these costs are just estimates and that the schedule is just to give you a rough idea of what we are planning. If there are potential issues with the cost we can provide financial assistance.

Thank You.

2023 Shepaug Summer Softball

(7/8-Year-Old Team)


Estimated Costs (10-12 player team)




Equipment and Supplies 200

Team Total (Not including uniform)


Approximate Player Total (Not including uniform)



         Full financial aid readily available upon request. 


Estimated Schedule/Time Commitment (Note: this is for summer softball; registration for spring softball is separate)


Memorial Day Weekend Through  August 1st

-3-4 Days a week commitment

-12 Games minimum

-2 practices per week minimum




Base Cost: $60.00

Opened: 10/01/2022

Open to:
born between: 01/01/2014 and 12/31/2015