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Girls are taught softball fundamentals

A total of 20 pre-teen girls attended the First Annual Robert Sapp Girls' Softball Camp at Sweetwater Park near Thomson last week.

Houston County High School Softball Head Coach Angela Crawford taught the camp with the assistance of Northside-Warner Robins High School Softball Head Coach Chuck Hester.

The group was made up of mostly 11- and 12-year-old girls who will be attending either Thomson-McDuffie County Middle School or Briarwood Academy.

"I tried to basically make them understand how important it is to hustle, listen and to have a good attitude about playing softball," said coach Crawford. "Chuck and I have tried to instill into them the importance of good work habits."

Coach Crawford said it was a nice change of pace for her to have gotten the opportunity to have coached much younger girls than she's used to coaching last week.

Overall, she hopes they were able to take in what she and coach Hester tried to teach them.

"I think they listened pretty well and that's a good thing," said coach Crawford.

The camp, which lasted four days, concluded last Friday afternoon with several players being honored with trophies and ribbons for their performance.

"The three things we tried to teach the girls was throwing, catching and pitching," said coach Crawford. "Those were the big three."

Web posted on Thursday, July 08, 2010

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