Hello! We are thrilled to present this years schedule of College Clinics! There are 6 dates scheduled, 4 of which are included in your tuition – if you want to come to more than 4, additional clinics are just $40. The first 25 to register for each clinic are guaranteed a spot, click here to register. Due to NCAA rules, these clinics will open to the public on Monday 9/21/15.
We have confirmed with some of the best teaching coaches, not only in New England, but coaches that are nationally recognized, and regarded as some of the best instructors in the country. Not only will all ages benefit from the skills being taught, but players and parents alike will be able to ask questions and gear up for what it takes to be recruited by each of the schools represented. Each clinic will be 3 hours with the last 15-30 minutes dedicated to the education of becoming a recruitable athlete, parents are highly encouraged to be here for the informational portion to get questions answered. We look forward to seeing you. Contact Lindsay Gibbs with any questions.
October 14, 2015 – Wednesday 6-9 pm
First up for the 6th year in a row, is 3 consecutive and reigning NCAA Division III National Champion Coach Cheryl Milligan from Tufts University. She is one of the best hitting coaches in the country and we are thrilled to have her back after her assistant coaches represented Tufts the past 2 years!
November 7, 2015 – Saturday 9 – Noon
National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) executive and 15 year head coach at Eastern Ct State University – Diana Pepin directs a series of fundamental, hitting and pitching clinics each February and March. In the summer of 2008, she served as hitting coach for the Lowell, MA-based New England Riptide in National Pro Fastpitch. In recent years, she has presented at the Mohegan Sun World Softball Coaches’ Convention along with Olympic Gold medalists Cat Osterman and Jennie Finch and former UCLA head coach Sue Enquist. She is dedicated the betterment of the sport and is herself a National Champion as a player in 1990.
November 15, 2015 – Sunday 9 – Noon
Endicott College – Coach Mark Kulakowski (Kula)
In his 12 spring seasons with the softball program, Coach Kulakowski has helped Head Coach Mark Veilleux win 11 championships. The softball team has captured the Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship ten years as well as making ten trips to the NCAA Tournament (losing in the regional finals last year) and in 2012 the team captured the ECAC Championship. Coach Kulakowski has also been the head softball coach of the Bay State Northeast Summer Team in the past. They placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd every year he coached in the games. In 2007 and 2008, Kulakowski served as the MIAA North Sectional Softball Tournament Director. He is currently part owner of Diamond One Softball, which offers camps and clinics to high school aged athletes.
November 21, 2015 – Saturday 9 – Noon
Former UMass Amherst player and current Head Coach of Assumption College, Katie Bettencourt is back for her 3rd year at PTG but this team as a Division II head coach! This is her first of 2 clinics in the series, this one will be focused on Defense and Conditioning!
A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Bettencourt played under Hall of Fame coach Elaine Sortino as she started in right field for much of her career. A two-time Atlantic 10 First Team selection and one-time Second Team honoree, Bettencourt was honored as the 2010 Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Year. She was also a three-year team captain from 2011-2013 for the powerhouse Minutewomen, helping the team to 127 wins and two NCAA Regional appearances over her career. Bettencourt was a member of the UMass Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) from 2008-2013, serving as an Executive Board member during that time.
December 12, 2015 – Saturday 9 – Noon
Former UMaine Standout now as Division I Head Coach, Ashley Waters will share her extensive experience with us for the first time! She has excelled as a player and coach at Divison I Maine and Ivy League stalwart Harvard University! Read more about her here.
December 19, 2015 – Saturday 9 – Noon
Assumption College back again for hitting!