A great group of players, skilled veterans and new players that are anxious to learn and doing really well. Team has decided our motto is “Dedicated to Improvement ” and they are certainly improving by the hour in practice. #D2I Parent Meeting notes are on the parent page, Schedule is getting filled in though it obviously hangs by a thread at all times. Paperwork is slowly getting turned in. We teach to only control what you can control but that does not keep us from muttering about the weather. One day we will be outside, in the warmth, on green grass. For now, we would settle for mud and jackets. On we go…
A great first two weeks with returning Vets and really focused and enthusiastic rookies. With traditional Fund Raising on hold we are asking for any help that can be provided. https://gofund.me/f791e42d Thanks from the bottom of our gloves.
We will have a Parent meeting in the next couple of weeks as Spring settles in but if you have questions please contact either Mary Hana Bowe, the assistant coach, or myself. Please take the time to review the Team Handbook on our website at marinersoftball.net and ask that your players go over it also. I will not be long winded here as the website should contain the information to all questions that you would have, and I can get long winded in the future.
We have also sent a link to the WhatsApp Group text that we use for more immediate communication if you are willing to be part of a group texting service that is not too burdensome.
We will follow all Borough and Alaska guidelines for Covid safety during the season and those are listed on the Team Information page of the website. And, of course, we will be needing lots of help with field work, game support, etc and will keep you notified about those opportunities. Fund raising that we usually do through our raffle and pull tabs has taken a big hit both last year and this year so if anyone has ideas for helping with the extra costs that are going to be associated with the season and travelling, all ideas are welcome.
It has been a pleasure meeting the new players and seeing their enthusiasm and “coachability”
Official Season starts March 22nd thru March 24th at 6pm – 8pm, Homer Middle School Gym. March 25 & 26 will be at HHS Gym after school and March 27th will be HHS gym at 9am School requires that you turn in your Covid form, pay or waive your player fees and have physical prior to practice. Please take care of that ASAP. The season is rapidly coming together and Mary Hana and I are excited to be part of this adventure with you. Please see all the current information on the Team Information page.
Support Winter Sports and they will support our spring sports
The new KBPSD Required forms ( as of 1/6/21) are at the top of the Team Information page. Please download, sign and turn in to the school. Hoping to start small group practices again when players are back in school- following all appropriate guidelines.
Please feel free to do some Dome time on your own or with one bubbled friend. We have had to postpone groups for now with the meteoric rise in disease transmission. Follow the guidelines, take a few swings and a few throws and dream of a healthy spring.
Starting to gear up for some weekly practice times in the dome. Please let me know times that work and particular skills that you want to work on. Please also share with me your ideas for mitigating our risk. Join the split the pot raffle for the Booster Club https://go.rallyup.com/e3b345/7YT77K
With a heavy heart we received the news from ASAA that all spring sports are cancelled. This is a heartbreak for the entire team, but especially to our seniors-Annalynn Brown, Kaitlyn Johnson, Becca Chapman, Aspen Walli and Rayanna Vigil. We have had so many great years together as I have watched you grow and had so many dreams for this year. We will carry you and this season in our hearts. Sometime soon we will have a great party and game when we can all get togher for one last team hug.