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Spring 2018 Baseball/Softball Scorekeepers Training
by posted 02/11/2018

Hello again!

 

Have you ever wanted to learn how to keep score in a baseball or softball game?  Well now is your chance to learn!

 

Raptors Baseball and Raptors Softball are proud to offer this free class for anyone in the community to learn the art of baseball / softball scorekeeping!  Every team should have at least one scorekeeper to keep the book, but preferably two (one to keep the book and one to manage the electronic app, or to have as a secondary/backup in case the primary scorekeeper cannot be present at the game).

 

We will cover:

* Basic use of a baseball/softball scorebook to keep score

* The role of a scorekeeper during a game and how you can help your coach between games

* What to do and what not to do when keeping score

* Electronic scorekeeping apps (GameChanger is Raptors' favorite)

* Advanced scorekeeping with an eye for keeping statistics

 

We will be meeting at The Office Bar & Kitchen on Tuesday, March 6th, from 6:30pm until 8:30pm.  This class is open to all members of the Raptors Nation and their families.  There is no charge for this (other than any food/drinks you may want to order during your visit to the restaurant) and this is being offered as a free service to our community.

 

About the instructor:

Dan Pfefferkorn is the director of Raptors softball and has coached softball teams for many years as a volunteer.  Professionally, Dan works as a customer support and data analytics manager at a fortune 500 IT company.  Dan began his interest in scorekeeping and data analytics through keeping score in baseball games since high school, as well as having an avid interest in baseball statistics.  Dan believes that baseball and softball are truly "games of numbers" and that good teams can become great teams by using all the data available through games to develop practice plans for each player as well as a game strategy going into the next game.

 

GO RAPTORS!!

 

-Dan Pfefferkorn

softball.raptorsathletics@gmail.com

(719) 237-3332

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Raptors Edge 10U-14U Spring 2018 Tryout Announcement!
by posted 02/11/2018

Hello Raptors Softball Community!

 

Raptors Edge, the competitive arm of Raptors Softball, is looking for hard working players (for all positions) that are interested in improving their skills and knowledge of the game. We are located in the Castle Rock area and will play a set of tournaments over the March – July 2018 season in USA/ASA and/or Triple Crown tournaments located in the Colorado front range.  We are holding tryouts for 10U, 12U, and 14U levels on Saturday, February 24th at 10:00am, Sunday, February 25th at 4:30pm, and Tuesday, February 27th at 6:30pm at our new Raptors Edge indoor training facility (9567 S University Blvd suite A102, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126). All are welcome to try out, and there is no cost for the tryout.

Our organization has an experienced and dedicated coaching staff, all of whom are determined to teach and guide our players during their development in fastpitch softball.  We focus on desire, positive attitude, dedication, and the appreciation of the game.  Sportsmanship, teamwork, and the willingness to grow, learn, and strive for the next level are key areas we look for in team members.

 

We will offer fundraising and community service activities to not only help with keeping our expenses down, but also to build our players’ character and level of contribution/service to the community.

 

Our head competitive coach, Ted Morrell, has attended the USA Softball National Coaching School where he learned and was instructed by Ken Erikson and Mike Candrea of the USA National and Olympic team as well as their respected universities of University of South Florida and Arizona University.  Coach Ted has adopted the training, practice, game preparation, and execution strategies of both Coach Ken and Coach Mike into his coaching for the Raptors.  Coach Ted is also has a highly accomplished coaching and playing softball resume over the span of nearly 20 years. Coach Ted’s full resume can be viewed here:  http://www.tedmorrell.mynetworksolutions.com/.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ted Morrell at or 303.829.6016.


Why Raptors Softball?  Raptors Athletics is a youth non-profit athletic club serving primarily the Douglas county communities of Castle Rock, Castle Pines, Larkspur, Sedalia, and Franktown.  Raptors Edge, our competitive arm, brings in players from all over the front range!  Our volunteer staff, our non-profit status, and our unwavering commitment to our local community all serve to keep our expenses down so that we are able to offer competitive programs with very highly qualified personnel at about half the national average for a price for a similar program.  Check us out at http://raptorssoftball.org and contact our director of softball, Dan Pfefferkorn, for more information.  Dan can be reached at (719) 237-3332 or by emailing .

If your daughter is focused, wants to extend her softball skills and experience, wants to work hard and not break the bank of her parent or guardian, we want you to check out the Raptors Edge program!

Please help us save time and pre-register for the tryout today at: http://assn.la/Reg/?r=3:160430

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