Athletic Scholarship Information Night

Where: Delta Manor Education Centre – 4750 57th St, Delta

When: 7PM on Oct. 25

The Delta Softball Academy is excited to announce an amazing opportunity for players wishing to continue their softball career at the collegiate level. The Delta Academies are hosting Susan Deane (Career and Post-Secondary Advisor at Sands Secondary) on October 25th at 7:00PM at the Delta Manor Education Centre. The presentation, titled The Journey Becoming a Student Athlete, gives a basic introduction to educating and informing student athletes on the process and requirements of obtaining an athletic scholarship. For our parents, the information in this presentation will assist you in supporting your student athlete. The presentation will go over NCAA and NAIA requirements, changes to the current eligibility requirements, and how to prepare yourself when marketing yourself to schools.

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Fall 2018 Update

 

Students in the Delta Softball Academy are getting into the swing of things, pun intended. We have had classroom sessions as well as multiple on field training sessions. We have been working on proper throwing and fielding techniques. Last week, we emphasized the importance of communication on defence. We have mostly done defensive training and are beginning to introduce proper hitting techniques. We will continue to work on quality defensive reps while we add in more hitting sessions.

Now that we have established our training routine, we are starting to focus on fitness, as well. This week students began weightlifting with the certified strength and conditioning coaches at the Strong House Fit Nation gym in Surrey. The current focus is to build core strength and to master proper lifting form through bodyweight exercises. Once students have a grasp of proper form, they will begin to add a load of weight to their exercises. The girls learn a lot and have fun during their lifting sessions. Andrea and Erin M. are especially happy to back weightlifting again!

Throughout the fall season we have intra-squad scrimmages. These scrimmages happen at the end of the week, usually on Friday but sometimes on Thursday. Students were drafted onto either the Blue Team or the Grey Team. Through some tough competition, the Blue Team has a slight upper hand with a winning record of 2-1. We will continue our scrimmages until winter break, when the Fall Scrimmage Challenge Champion will be crowned!

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Delta Elite Announces Head Coach Courtney Gill

C GillCourtney Gill brings a wealth of softball experience and knowledge to the Delta Elite. She played at the University of Detroit-Mercy on a softball scholarship and was named the youngest captain in school history during her sophomore year. Courtney was offensive players of the year and MVP during her sophomore and junior years. She also earned 2nd team All American in their conference and was NCAA D1 top ten hardest to strike out in her sophomore and junior years. Courtney coached with Team BC and with the White Rock Renegades from 2008-2015. We look forward to Courtney working alongside our Elite athletes during all of the showcase tournaments. Courtney Gill will be coaching with Ron Clarke and Larissa Franklin.

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DSA is pleased to announce Paige Collings to the role of Teacher Coordinator for 2018

It is my absolute pleasure to announce Paige Collings as the Delta Softball Academy’s teacher coordinator for 2018.

I have decided that it is my time to officially hang up my cleats from this amazing experience that I have had running the Delta Softball Academy since 2014 when I first took over. I have had the pleasure of working with remarkable young ladies and exceptional coaches. I am truly confident in Paige Collings and I believe she will take this program to the next level. Thank you all for everything these past four years and I look forward to seeing what happens next for the Delta Softball Academy!

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Paige graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia in 2012 after completing a four-year athletic scholarship with the Drexel Dragons. She holds the Dragons’ single season and all-time record for RBIs and home runs, was on the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Rookie Team in 2009, was a 4-time member of the CAA All-Conference First Team 2009-2012 and was named Drexel University Female Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2012. Paige was a member Team BC, winning a Gold medal at the Canada Summer Games in PEI in 2009 and a member of the Canadian Women’s National Team, winning a Bronze medal at the World Cup of Softball in 2011. She played her minor club ball with the Delta Heat Association and was recognized at the Canadian National Championships four times, twice as the top batter, once as the top utility player and once as the top catcher. Over the years, her teams won Gold, Silver and two Bronze medals. She was assistant coach for the National Champion Delta Heat 96 in 2014.

 

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YOU’RE INVITED!

Looking to accelerate your skills while earning school credit? Curious to see what it’s like to be apart of the Delta Softball Academy? 

Any prospective athletes who are interested in attending the Delta Secondary Academy for the 2017-2018 school year, are invited to come train during school hours with the Delta Softball Academy.

Email program director, Kayla Hamalainen, and organize a day that works best for you! We only have a few spots left in each academy for next year! Come train with us and see what we’re all about!

Contact: khamalainen@deltasd.bc.ca

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2017/2018 Registration is Live

Looking to accelerate your softball skills while earning schools credit? Want to work with nationally recognized softball coaches? The Delta Softball Academy’s online registration for 2017-2018 year is LIVE.

We have openings for our North End location (Seaquam Secondary) and our South End Location (Delta Secondary).

For more information, browse our website. If there’s anything we’ve missed, please e-mail the Director of Operations –  Kayla Hamalainen (khamalainen@deltasd.bc.ca)

Limited spots available. Apply now!

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