Softball

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Director of Softball: Christina Aulbach

The Nook Softball Center offers eight independent instructional areas, eight indoor batting cages, four indoor pitching lanes, an additional 8,000 square feet of drill space and our Nook Diamond – a full-sized softball infield with room for outfielders (approximately 125’ down the left and right field lines and 150’ in center, with a 15’ wall). The Nook Diamond has dugouts, a scoreboard and two levels of seating. The Nook creates a vibrant softball atmosphere that exudes energy and encourages great play!

Friday, July 24: Free Movie Night on the Diamond

All softball players in the area are invited to join us as we kick off tryout season with a free movie night on the diamond. Bring blankets and pillows and get comfy to watch “A League of their Own.” Find out more here.

Lessons

Softball Academy Tryouts

8U & 10U - July 30 & Aug. 1
12U & 14U - Aug. 2 & Aug. 6
16U & 18U - Aug. 8 & Aug. 12
18U Gold - Aug. 4 & Aug. 9

Personal or Group Fielding/Hitting Lessons

Private softball hitting and fielding instruction is available at The Nook for players of all ages and skill levels. Hitting and fielding coach Becca Bigler is a former local standout at Elizabethtown High School. She was an NCAA Division I softball player at Hofstra University for legendary softball coach Bill Edwards. Our coaching staff also includes former LA Dodger’s MLB player and PIAA State Championship softball coach, Jeff Hartman. Katie Lynch is another member of the coaching staff. She is the current assistant coach at NCAA DI Iona College and a former standout athlete at Kutztown University and local Lampeter-Strasburg High School. Katie gives private instruction over the summer months and also specializes in catching. Our coaching staff, with many years of coaching and playing experience combined, will work with players one-on-one and customize lessons for players’ wants and needs.

Fees:

  • 1-on-1 private lesson – $65/hour or $45/half hour
  • 2 player lesson – $45 per player
  • 3 player lesson – $40 per player

Personal or Group Pitching Lessons

Spooky Nook Softball offers pitching lessons for beginner to advanced level pitchers. Nook Softball Pitching Coach Sam Derr works with pitchers individually or in small group settings. Sam played collegiate softball at Kutztown University for two years, where she was named the NCAA Division II Pitcher of the Year in 2012. Sam then transferred to Lebanon Valley College (LVC), where she collected many additional athletic and academic accolades to finish out her playing career. In addition to coaching at The Nook, Sam is also on the coaching staff at Warwick High School, her alma mater. Whether you would like to learn how to pitch and build strong mechanics or you are looking to increase your velocity and accuracy, Sam can help you achieve your pitching goals. Pitchers are required to bring their own catcher to each pitching lesson.

Fees:

  • 1-on-1 private lesson – $65/hour or $45/half hour
  • 2 player lesson – $45 per player
  • 3 player lesson – $40 per player

Learn More

Softball Academy

Read about The Nook’s travel club program for fast pitch softball.

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Softball Camps

The Nook offers intensive training in sessions lasting a half day or more.

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Softball Clinics

The Nook’s challenging clinics help athletes sharpen skills in a range of sports and positions.

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Softball Tournaments

Fun and competitive, Nook Tournaments accommodate both open and recreational levels of play.

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Rental Info

Rent space and equipment to host your own game or event at The Nook.

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