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Fielders Choice FIELDERS CHOICE SOFTBALL & KABOOM SOFTBALL ACADEMY CAMP Fielders Choice (FC) Softball, in conjunction with Kaboom Softball Academy (KBA)

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1 Fielders Choice FIELDERS CHOICE SOFTBALL & KABOOM SOFTBALL ACADEMY CAMP Fielders Choice (FC) Softball, in conjunction with Kaboom Softball Academy (KBA) is a player development organization that teaches the game of softball through small group instruction and competitive game play. Our teams will train from Jan-Mar indoors and play in Spring leagues as well as some regional tournaments (depending on the age group). FC softball is a club type softball team, but with the emphasis on individual player development more than winning tournaments. FC is not a new comer to baseball and softball. Currently, FC has baseball teams from the 8-15U level as well as the 10U and 14U softball level and have fielded very competitive and developmental teams and over its tenure has trained thousands of baseball and softball athletes. Our teams are coached by professional coaches and various trainers in and around Sussex County. KSA is directed by Matt Malejko and Chris Stelma Matt Malejko is a former Three Year All-State Player for Morris Knolls High School, former All-American team- Baseball America, pitched on LSU National Championship Team, co-Founder Jefferson Lightning Baseball Program. Coach Matt was listed in an article for Who was Best Pitcher in History for Morris County and coaches and trains athletes as part of Fielders Choice and Kaboom Baseball Academy. Chris Stelma Owner of Fielders Choice Baseball Club was an All-State player at Vernon Township High School, All Conference and All Region player at the County College of Morris, Atlantic 10 Conference Champion at the University of Rhode Island, former Head Baseball Coach at the County College of Morris. Coach Chris has worked for various College Showcases, Clinics, Camps and Professional Tryouts Sue Ruffo Coach Sue has been involved in the softball community for the past 25 years. As a competitive collegiate softball player, Coach Sue trained and competed at the highest level. Sue also trains many highly competitive softball players in the Morris/Sussex County areas. Coach Sue has coached in Jefferson Township for the past 4 years and has continually fielded successful and competitive teams. Kat Walace Most recent coaching accomplishments, Katherine is a two year, and current Assistant Varsity Coach for the Governor Livingston Highlanders Softball team in Berkeley Heights, NJ. In the 2011 season, the Highlanders were the Union County Tournament champions and the champions of the Watchung Division of the Union County Conference. They also won the Millburn Tournament and made it to the Group 2 Sectional Finals. During the 2012 season, the Highlanders again won the Union County Tournament to make it back-to-back championships. The Highlanders finished the season with a 22-3 record and again the champions of the Watchung Division. This past spring they also won the Millburn Tournament and the Cedar Grove Tournament. Steph Romano Has been involved in travel softball both as a player and as a coach. She played at the County College of Morris where she was a first team Region 19 as well as first team GSAC pitcher. She was CCMs top pitcher and team MVP her sophomore year and was nominated for All-American Honors. She has worked various camps and clinics and is currently the head softball coach at Sussex County Community College. Kristyn Sheehan Coach Kristyn was a three time high school All-State pitcher and 2002 New Hampshire Softball Player of the Year. She has 5 years of elite ASA National/International travel ball experience. Her softball career continued at Division I University of Rhode Island. She has attended and coached numerous pitching and softball clinics throughout New England. Frank Canning Coach Frank has 30 years of experience coaching youth travel softball and 20 years experience coaching high school softball. Coach Frank will be an adviser to the Kaboom Academies and Fielders Choice softball programs. TRYOUTS FOR SPRING/SUMMER SEASON November 4 th 10U and 12U 9-11AM, 14U 11AM- 1PM (Make-up tryouts on November 11 th at the same times TRYOUTS WILL BE HELD AT LONG POND SCHOOL (707 Limecrest Road Newton, NJ 07860). Please call Chris Young or Michele Leppard at or , respectively to book your spot. SOFTBALL TEAMS: 10U and 12U teams will play 5-8 tournaments from Mid-April to mid July. The 14U team will play in 6-8 Summer tournaments. TO REGISTER: Call Michele Leppard or Chris Young Kaboom SOFTBALL Academy presents Fielders Choice baseball program as an official partner 115 Sparta Avenue, Sparta New Jersey, 07871, Phone: (973)

2 10U, 12U and 14U Softball Tryout Invite Hello! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the inaugural season of the KABOOM Academies and Fielders Choice- 10U, 12U and 14U softball club. Supported by Fielders Choice Softball, Velocity Sports Performance, Under Armour, Gatorade and the Fieldhouse in Sparta, The Academies softball program is unlike traditional club softball programs. Kaboom Softball Academy and Fielders Choice deliver a holistic, fun, safe and competitive softball program that will compete with other 10U, 12U and 14U teams in NJ and the greater northeast area. Our program is holistic in the sense that we are dedicated to developing the total athlete. We couple teaching specialized softball skills in small groups with a sports performance and conditioning program offered by Velocity Sports Performance. While you elevate your knowledge and skills to develop self confidence you will also learn the value of being a determined competitor and a great teammate. You will set and achieve attainable goals and learn how to push yourself to a higher physical and mental standard. With the support of your teammates and coaches, your personal growth will only be surpassed by your passion and love of the game. Directing the program will be myself, Matt Malejko, with additional coaching assistance and additional staff that will bring current hands on expertise. A sample of the softball skills taught on the field and in the classroom will be: - Position based skills training - learn all aspects of a primary position and secondary - Game strategy, offensive and defensive - Footwork, form and moving with purpose - Throwing for accuracy and on the run, catching with proper body position - Batting, bunting (directional, drag), slapping - Base running, proper rounding, dive back, sliding (feet first, hook, head first), delayed steal Velocity Sports Performance (www.velocitysp.com/sparta) will be using the most advanced and state of the art athletic performance techniques, all of which are scientifically proven to enhance the linear speed, multi directional agility and overall power output needed to take an athlete to their next level of play.www.velocitysp.com/sparta A sample of the performance, conditioning and speed skills taught will be: - Ankle flexion, - Proper body angle and alignment, - Piston action of the legs during the linear movement, - Proper multi-directional movement and ACL prehab, - Thermogenic warmup, - Transit mobility and dynamic stretching, - Olympic lifts used for explosive neurological pattern development, and - Thoracic mobility exercises and advanced core development techniques. Chris Young will the head strength and performance coach, assisted by a team of 5 collegiate and certified sports performance coaches. Indoor practices will be held in the Fieldhouse at Sparta and outdoor practices will be held in the Jefferson/Sparta/Andover area, location to be determined. Hope to see you at tryouts! Coach Matt, Coach Chris S, Coach Chris Y.

3 Kaboom Academies & Fielders Choice Baseball Winter Training Program WINTER TRAINING: Training for 14Uplayers will be the 3rd week of January through March 1st. All other ages will be the week of Feb 1st through week of March 15th. Training season will be 6 weeks long and will include: 2 weekly Velocity Power and Movement Training sessions 1 weekly 1.5 hour team defensive training session including INF, OF, Pitching, and Catching instruction with FCs Professional Training staff. 1 weekly 1 hour hitting session: 8th grade teams and up will have 4 hitting sessions with Bernie Noviskey and the Wizards Hit Nation 7th grade teams and below will have 1 hour hitting sessions with FCs professional training staff. A total of 27 hours of professional training! 14U age group will play 5-8 tournaments starting in Mid-June and going until the end of July (teams will also do a Memorial Day Tournament) 10U and 12U age groups will play 5-8 tournaments starting in Mid-April and going until the beginning of July (teams will also do a Memorial Day Tournament) TO REGISTER: Call Michele Leppard or Chris Young


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