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Training Resources


NEW for 2019-20! Orono Softball Association is excited to offer Open Gym! This will provide a safe space for our young athletes to continue to work on their throwing, pitching, and hitting in the off-season. There will be NO CHARGE to all 8U, 10U and 12U OSA players (those intending to register for the 2020 Spring/Summer season).

Take advantage of this great opportunity to sharpen your skills!

FRIDAYS / 6:00-8:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church Gym

Dec 6, 13, 27 / Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (5-7pm) / Feb 7, 14, 28

*No registration is needed and all players must be accompanied by an adult. No equipment will be provided and NO personal instructors will be allowed.

Kick it up a notch.

Give Softball a Try!

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2019-20 Winter Training

Check out OSA Winter Clinics here. Also here is a list of additional winter training options in our surrounding area; clinics for pitching, catching, hitting, and general skills.

Pitching Drills, Lessons, Inspirations
Help your daughter make progress in the off-season. Don't have a place to practice? Look for our OSA Open Gym schedule coming soon.

OSA recommends following legendary pitchers Jennie Finch and Amanda Scarborough; both have a passion for helping young pitchers develop and are providing fabulous lessons online (be sure to find age-appropriate lessons, we want to avoid frustrating and burning out our young pitchers). Check out their websites, subscribe to their YouTube channels, and follow them on social media:

Jennie Finch
Amanda Scarborough

Get inspired by a group that Amanda Scarborough is part of:

The Packaged Deal

Many more resources can be found online and here's another one to help get you started:

Softball Spot

Fundamental Videos with Mike Candrea
Mike Candrea is the head softball coach at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. He was the head coach of the United States women's national softball team in 2004, when Team USA won a gold medal, and in 2008, bringing home silver. Candrea is 2nd on the all-time wins list. Watch his YouTube videos with your daughter for a better understanding of the fundamentals:

How to run the bases.

How to throw the softball.

How to field fly balls.

How to field groundballs.

How to improve as a catcher.

How to pitch a softball.

How to hit a softball.

Erika Kastamo

Erika Kastamo

Player Development Director

Phone: 612-868-3316