The SYAC Girls Softball Weather Hot Line number will be posted before the season begins.    Call to listen to important messages concerning scheduled games.


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Coach Resources

Click Here for a PowerPoint presentation about:
  • How to teach basic skills
  • How to run a practice
  • Suggestions for game-time alternatives
  • Sources for additional instructions
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(You'll need PowerPoint installed on your computer to view this)

SYAC HONORS GRADUATING SOFTBALL PLAYERS

SYAC Girls Softball honored four 2013 graduating Syosset High School seniors with a SYAC scholarship at the Syosset Braves Senior Athletic Banquet held at The Woodlands on June 11.

The four young ladies were recognized for having played softball from SYAC intramurals through their senior year on the SHS Varsity Lady Braves. Some of the players also played on SYAC Travel teams, as well as tournament level softball teams.

Honored seniors: Ashley Freedman, Liz Jacobsohn, Cayley Genreich, and Casey Konsky. SYAC also sends out a salute to their parents, who stepped up and contributed their time and efforts as SYAC coaches.


If you would like to be emailed any game photo you see on the SYAC website,
contact: Roger Mummert at rogermum@aol.com.

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“Coach Tips ”

A new page that can help coaches run a practice and prepare for games.


SYAC Travel Softball Team Rosters Now Posted

Click "Travel" tab to view rosters for three SYAC travel teams for fall 2013/spring 2014.

We thank all girls who tried out. Those who made the final roster will be contacted by coaches.

If you were not selected, we thank you for trying out. We encourage you continue to play SYAC softball (register online beginning December) and to try out again for Travel in May 2014. Checks will be returned by mail.

--SYAC Travel Softball

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Need Help With Your Softball Skills?

Peter Janowsky and Carmine Mazzaro, L. I. Thunderbolt coaches, are available for pitching, catcher's position and hitting lessons.
For all levels of play!

Individuals and small groups are welcome.
For more information contact them directly at:
- Peter Janowsky - peter@lithunderbolts.com
516 445-0138
- Carmine Mazzaro - carmine@lithunderbolts.com
516 808-5624


Navigating syacgs.org


If you haven't visited the web site lately, we've continued making improvements, making it easier for you to see what's going on with your team.

To find your team's picture, schedule and game stories, simply click the softball above your team’league. When that league's home page opens, click the link for "Directory and Scoreboard."

This page shows the names of the teams that SYAC Sponsors have helped us create. Our sponsors help make it possible for us to have such great seasons, year in and year out, so we urge you to patronize them. If your team's sponsor has their own web site, you can visit it by clicking their name in the standings—or —by clicking the team name or logo on the team's page, which you get to by clicking the team number.

On the Team page, you'll find the names of the players on your team, your team's schedule, the score of each game they've played, their record, and brief writeups of each game. To protect privacy, we are no longer listing coaches' phone numbers on the web pages. Instead, your coaches name is now a "mailto" link. Click it to send your coach an email message.

Last but not least, the Team's Page has the thing you set out looking for in the first place: the team's picture. Well, once it's been taken, of course, Picture Night schedules will be posted soon.

Picture Day:
May 13, 2014

All pictures will be taken at Syosset-Woodbury Park at the softball field. In case of rain, alternate date is May 21.

Players should come completely dressed in uniform, including caps and mitts ... and happy smiles.

League Team # Time
Instructional # 1, 2 and 3 6:00 PM
Intructional # 4 and 5 6:15 PM
Pony # 1 6:15 PM
Pony # 2, 3 and 4 6:30 PM
Pony # 5 and 6 6:45 PM
Junior # 1 6:45 PM
Junior # 2, 3 and 4 7:00 PM
Junior # 5 and 6 7:15 PM
Senior # 1 and 2 7:30 PM

Register Now for
2014 Softball
Register here!

If you played in SYAC this past season and still have your registration number and password, you can register whenever you’re ready. If you don't remember it, contact your commissioner for it.

If you're new to SYAC and want to make sure you're included, click the Registration link above and register now. You’ll receive your ID and password in a confirming email when you are finished.

You can either pay by credit card online or send a check to:
SYAC Girls Softball
P.O. Box 953
Syosset, N.Y. 11791

Up Coming Events


REGISTRATION and EVALUATIONS

Place: H. B. Thompson Middle School Aux. Gym

DateTime
Jan 30, Thursday6:30 - 9:00 P.M.
Feb 1, Saturday3:30 - 5:30 P.M.

If you didn't pre-register, you can register and pay by check on either of the above dates.

Please note: All players (expect for players in kindergarden or 1st grade) must come down to one of the evaluations to be have their skills rated, whether you pre-registered or not.

A player in ANY grade can come to ANY of the above dates.

SYAC Girls Softball Salutes Its All-Stars

The weather was blustery, but hearts were warm--and bats were hot!-- at the SYAC Pony League All-Star Game, held at H.B. Thompson Middle School on May 26.

Thirty specially selected girls who play in the Pony League put on a fine show for the bundled-up fans. They provided a barrage of hitting, combined with great fielding that ended rallies, sometimes by double plays. Morgan Piel made two inning-ending catches of hard-hit balls, and she was named MVP of the game.

SYAC sends a big thanks to the eight dads who serve as Pony League coaches and who coached the All-Star Game. Also, a big thanks to Evan Friedman, who umpired the game.

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SYAC SKILLS CLINIC SUITS SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF ALL AGES!

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Softball players of varied sizes and ages all turned out for the annual SYAC Girls Softball Skills Clinic. The fun and valuable event was held at Syosset-Woodbury Park on April 27.

The Long Island Thunderbolts, a premier tournament level softball organization, led the clinic. The Thunderbolts, which fields teams at U14, U16 and U18 levels, includes many high school-aged players who got their start playing on teams in the SYAC Girls Softball program.

SYAC, which spans at least four decades of Syosset history, fields teams in four divisions from kindergarten through seventh grade. Several hundred girls from Syosset, Woodbury and Jericho take part each spring. SYAC also fields a travel program, with teams in three age groups in competition around Long Island spring and fall.

SYAC depends upon--and thanks--an extensive network of moms and dads who volunteer as softball coaches. Also deserving thanks are a host of local businesses and organizations that sponsor teams.

SYAC Opening Night for the 2013 Season

The chilly temperatures hardly took away from the warmth of another SYAC Opening Night, as a new spring season of softball kicked off on April 15.

Judy Jacobs, Nassau County Legislator, threw out the ceremonial first pitch to start off a Pony League game at Robbins Lane Elementary School. Following the festivities, two Pony games were played on the fields, while another game took place at Baylis Elementary School.

Meanwhile, over at Syosset-Woodbury Park, two SYAC Senior teams, the Bulldogs and the Gold Coast Kids, did battle in the first game of the spring season. This year, the SYAC Seniors compete in the Majors Division of the InterTown League that includes teams from Plainview, Jericho and Farmingdale.

The Instructional and Junior League begins their season on Monday, April 22.

  

4 Senior Girls Last Game

Ninth graders on the SYAC Senior League championship team, Black Wolf, played their last game of SYAC Girls Softball. From left: Maddy Hollander, Rachel Cohen, Casey Rosen and Jennifer Lobody.

Each year, SYAC (sadly) says goodbye to many girls who age out of our program. This year, four special ninth graders (with almost 35 collective years of SYAC participation) walked off the field for the last time--a bittersweet moment made sweeter by the SYAC Senior League Championship trophies they carried. Here is what two had to say:

My 10 Years in SYAC

Being a SYAC softball player has meant the world to me. Starting off in the Instructional League in 2003, I barely knew what to do. My amazing coaches were there guiding me through every step, and before you know it I fell in love with the game. SYAC was a way to teach me how to be a team player and a good friend. I have made so many friendships over the 10 seasons that I have played. SYAC is where I found my love for pitching, and if I had not played SYAC I would not have as much skill as I have today.
--Rachel Cohen

My SYAC Experience

I've been playing on SYAC for 10 years. Throughout those years, I made lots of friends. I love softball and SYAC brought me closer to the sport. During my last year of SYAC my team won the championship and it was the most memorable moment. My advice to new-comers is to stick with SYAC if you love softball. Thanks to all my coaches and teammates for always making each of my years great. I will truly miss playing for SYAC.
--Jennifer Lobody
Picture Day Schedule for May 10, 2012
Instructional League Time Senior League Time
Teams # 1, 2 and 3 6:00 PM Teams # 1 and 2 6:20 PM
Teams # 4 and 5 6:10 PM Teams # 3 and 4 6:00 PM
Picture Day Schedule for May 14, 2012
Pony League Time Junior League Time
Teams # 1, 2 and 3 6:00 PM Teams # 1 and 2 6:20 PM
Teams # 4, 5 and 6 6:10 PM Teams # 3, 4 and 5 6:30 PM

Throwing Tips

Before throwing, go into a Y position. Turn sideways and point your glove towards your target. Reach back with the hand holding the ball--and wave "bye bye". Then step and throw.