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MVSA Training and More

Training Opportunities and Recommendations

Mid-Week Open Gym

These sessions are held for all 10U and up MVSA players to come and work on the following: Playing catch, hitting off a tee, soft toss, pitching practice, catching practice, fielding work, etc. Bring a friend, teammate, sibling, or parent and get some practice in! If pitching you will need a catcher – this is a great opportunity for pitchers and catchers to both get some practice.


o   Dates at Edgewood Middle School: 3/4 and 3/6

o   Dates at Chippewa Middle School (New Gym):  3/18, 3/20, 3/25, 3/27

o   All Time:  5:30pm – 7:15pm

 Again, these winter training hours are at no cost to the players and a great opportunity to get ready for spring tryouts and the upcoming season!

Local Training Opportunities:

Outside of the association you can also look into training options through Optimize and Complete Game:

At Home Training:  Here are few of the things to always be doing to improve your game. 

Play Catch

  • Play catch, play catch, play catch!  We can’t say it enough, but the more you play catch and work on throwing and catching the better.

Swing a Bat

  •  Swing a bat either by itself, hit a ball off a tee, or do soft toss into a net.  Each one of these you can practice your swing & repetition is key.

Be active – play another sport

  • Being active and getting more agile and stronger vastly improves your softball play.  Sports that have lateral movement and explosive activity are the best.  

Do drills

  • Doing drills on specific softball skills helps a lot.  This can be a fielding drill, a hitting drill, a pitching drill, a catching drill, you name it, the more you practice the better.

Watch Softball / Baseball

  • The more softball / baseball you watch the more you can learn the game.  Knowing what to do in all different situations is a huge way to improve your softball play.


Reach out to Craig Benson – Training Coordinator on the MVSA Board if you have any specific questions.