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Future Participant or Supporter,

My name is Coach Derek Watts (Coach Watts) , and I am in the process of getting summer softball practices set up for those that would like to participate in working toward having a better softball skill-set for the next season.

First for those that do not know me, I would like to tell you about myself and the program as a whole. I have been coaching here in South Carolina for the past three years. Two of the years were at the High School level with Ridgeview High School as an assistant. This year I was asked to move up to become the JV Head Coach, working with a group of young ladies who did not grow up playing or aspiring to play softball. Many of the new team members had not grown up playing travel or even recreational ball. This is a challenge that I am happy to take on, because of my love for the game. My biggest boost of pride is when young ladies become aware of what they are truly capable of when they are given guidance, rules, and confidence in themselves to achieve a goal to become a better player.

I decided to create a program called 4Square Softball Academy in combination with the Lady Monarchs organization, and this year we will conduct a summer program in which the participants will all have the opportunity to play in a tournament once a month during the summer school break.

Fees for this summer practice and tournament session

  • May and June = $100.00
  • July = $75.00
  • August = $75.00
  • September = $75.00
  • October = $75.00

Total for full participation $400.00
Fees will cover

  • Insurance
  • Umpire fees
  • Equipment
  • Field rentals at the listed parks.
  • 2 Jerseys for each participants

NOTE: The tournament gate fees are not covered by the fees listed above and all participants will be responsible to provide their own set of 1 black and 1 navy pant.

We will begin the summer schedule practices in North Springs Park, and in July we will move to Greenview Park, then back to North Springs Park in August.  The plan is to practice, then based on the skills presented, pick the best 14 players to enter into either Top Gun or USSSA tournaments.

Tentative Schedule is as follows:

  • May 7th and 28th
  • June 4th, 11th, and 25th = (Tournament – July)
  • July 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th = (Tournament – August)
  • August 6th, 13th, and 27th = (Tournament – September)
  • September 10th, 17th, and 24th = (Tournament – October)
  • October 8th, 15th, and 22nd = (Tournament – TBD)

If you have more questions please feel free to contact me, Coach Watts at 803-290-5108.