Local Softball Club Launches Post-Covid Season With Old Fashioned Fun
eXpress Softball Club kicked off its spring season with a classic “Field Day” celebration. Players were given special shirts and face paint and participated in outdoor games and contests. The activities were designed to promote team spirit, as well as to reinforce team bonding.
During a typical winter, teams participate in several off-season indoor bonding experiences. They were unable to do so this past winter, however, due to Covid restrictions.
“At the heart of a team’s success is its ability to gel together,” said Elise Baker, eXpress Commissioner and assistant eXpress 12u coach. “I am very proud of how eXpress navigated the pandemic winter with safe workouts, but team bonding was challenging. Seeing the girls outside and having fun again is so heartening.”
The competitive softball club, based in Ambler, consists of six teams of girls ages nine to nineteen. For the Field Day kickoff, eXpress 16uTeal created, organized and executed the entire event for the younger girls.
“It was a day full of laughter and joy and it was wonderful to witness the players’ competitive spirits reignite after an unusual winter,” said eXpress 12u Head Coach Jason Darnell. “The older girls created a memorable event for the younger girls, which was the perfect way to kick off the season and bring the club together.”
All six of the eXpress teams will be playing their first games this week, in and around their home base of Ambler, PA. The club hosts visiting teams or travel anywhere from thirty minutes to two hours for their weekend competitions.
For more information about eXpress Softball Club, or to inquire about trying out, please visit www.expresssoftballclub.com.