Girls camp shifts to softball

Published 5:52 pm Friday, July 13, 2018

Superwoman Inc. is following up its girls volleyball camp with a girls softball camp this weekend at the Selma Softball Complex on Hwy 219 Saturday and Sunday morning.

The softball camp is the second of three summer sports camps exclusively for girls. Program director Letti Hasberry wanted to give the young women in the Selma area the same opportunities to learn a new sport or improve their skills over the summer as the boys do.

“This will be an opportunity for the girls to participate in a camp and help with their skills during the offseason,” she said. “This will help the girls who already play softball sharpen their skills, and for those who have never played but would like to can get introduced to the sport.”

Unlike volleyball, the city of Selma and Dallas County does have recreational softball leagues that girls participate in. However, Hasberry still welcomes any newcomers interested in learning the game or getting in some extra practice.

“From what I’ve seen, I think the girls in this area have a lot of potential,” Hasberry said. “A lot of people don’t get a chance to see it or they don’t play beyond the city. I don’t things like this are offered enough for the girls so they can sharpen their skills in the offseason. Hopefully, this will give them a chance to do that, so they can get ready for the next season or during their school season.”

The camp begins each day at 9 a.m., but late registration opens at 8 a.m. for anyone still interested in participating.

“Hopefully, they will be shown something new that they haven’t been taught,” Hasberry said.

It costs $40 per camper, and each participant will receive lunch and a free T-shirt.

Volunteers have donated their own balls and bats for the camp, so the girls will only need to bring their own gloves.

All of the proceeds from the camp go towards the TNA Heat Basketball Club. After the softball camp, Superwoman Inc., will host a girls basketball camp on July 21 and July 22 at Selma University and Wallace Community College Selma respectively.

For more information, contact Hasberry at (334) 322-5395 or superwomaninc32@gmail.com.