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Think spring: Riverhead Little League offers clinics, registration for 2018 season

Players celebrated the start of the season with a parade around the bases at Stotzky Park last April. Photo: Courtney Blasl.

The ground may be covered in snow and ice, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about the 2018 baseball and softball season.

Riverhead Little League is hosting a softball clinic on four consecutive Saturdays beginning Jan. 27 to provide instruction in the fundamentals of fast-pitch pitching, catching, hitting, fielding and base-running.

The clinics, taught by McGann-Mercy High School varsity coaches and players and Riverhead Little League coaches, will run from 3 to 5 p.m. at the McGann-Mercy High School gym. The cost is $10 per session or $35 for all four.

Players are asked to bring their own softball equipment, including bats, helmets, gloves and, for catchers, catcher’s gear.

Download the clinic registration form below.

It’s also time to register for the 2018 Little League Season.

Returning players may register online.

New players must register in person. Proof of a child’s residency and age is required.

In-person registration is taking place at Dick’s Sporting Goods on Route 58 in Riverhead on: Tuesday, Jan. 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Registration fees are as follows:
Majors baseball/softball: $120 per player
Minor AA baseball/softball: $90 per player
Minor A baseball/softball: $70 per player
T-Ball $50 per player

Register by Jan. 10 and get $5 off each registration fee. Payment plans may be available upon request.

For more information about Riverhead Little League, visit the league’s website.

Denise Civiletti
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