Homer Mariner Softball-2014


...Like a girl......



Note change in Financial Deposit Required

We have scheduled an optional softball trip for interested players this spring break. It is a remarkable opportunity.

We will leave Sunday morning, March 8th at 12:35am on Alaska Flight 108 to Seatlle and then on to Tampa on Flight 774, arriving 5:30pm

Lodging will be at the Magnuson Marina Hotel, 6 nights at $98/night ($588)- This includes Breakfast and Dinner

Each day will include 2-4 hours of practice and one or two games. They provide, fields, balls, umpires.

We will receive Expert Instruction from Cindy Bristow and possibly Michelle Smith

There will be time for the Beach, Busch Gardens and either college softball and/or Major League Spring Training Games.

Flight back will be Saturday, March 14th, Alaska Airlines 775 and 89, arriving Anchorage at Midnight with an overnight in Anchorage ( not collected for at this time)

Please make your flight reservations as soon as possible. I have two companion fares so let me know if you need one to split with someone and I will get those reservations made soon. Lisa S. has half a companion fare to share also. .

Deposit has been sent in but have not had confirmation from Tampa yet......

We now have 13 players and I would like to make it 16. Less pressure for a quick decision now as we are going but please let me know soon as plane tickets will now be a limiting factor so we can all travel together. .

Please let me know ASAP if you are interested in going and I will expect a check or cash for $50 by evening of September 15th. Turn in at Dome, House or Office or make other arrangements with me.

wmbell51 at gmail.com---three,nine,nine, one, zero, four, two

Verbally Committed Players (as of 9/10): , Annali, Larsen, Malina, Kayla, MaryHana, Mags, Pam, Elsie

Would like to add four more- -------1.Isabel___ 2._____3._____4._____

Financially Committed Players: Izabelle, PK, McKi, Jenna

Vebally Committed Adults: Bill, Lisa, Blake/Bonnie, Sharon, Allen, Kristin

Google Drive Spreadsheet for What needs to be done for the trip

In Preparation for meeting Cindy- I am posting one of her Pet Peeves in her own words. ( mine too, actually)

  1. I Work Harder Than You – As someone who gives tons of lessons every week, this is my biggest pet peeve! I love to work hard, but when it comes to making you better, I don’t feel like I should be working harder at it than you. After all, it’s YOUR lesson. I’m not talking about players that make mistakes during lessons, or aren’t feeling good or might be sore – all of those things are normal and will happen throughout a season. I’m talking about the player that comes to lessons without any of the 3 E’s – Energy or Enthusiasm or Effort. They just complain the entire time, about how hot it is (its summer in Florida!), how bad they’re doing, how bad their team is, or how tired they are. I won’t let them complain, but I also won’t allow myself to work harder at getting them better than they’re working at it. I know you’re not that player, but start being more aware of your 3 E’s; your Energy, your Effort & your Enthusiasm and bring all of them with you everywhere you go – including lessons!

BTW- if you are not getting her updates from Softballexcellence.com, you are missing a valuable resource.




Thanks to those that used Pick-Click-Give to Support the Team.




Honda Side by Side Winner- Darren Rudolph of Wasilla- Ticket sold by Brenna

Hallo Bay Bear Trip Winner- Ivan Martushev- Homer

Thanks to all that supported our raffle and got us started for next year

Thanks especially to Allen Jantzi for four years of dedicated stewardship of the program


Thanks to everyone that donated to our wonderful trip to Hallo Bay on August 30th. What a program they run and how lucky we are to have them as raffle contributors / sponsors.

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