Players turn coaches: WSHS softball team members mentor younger players

(WSB photos)

High-school softball season is still about a month away, but some of West Seattle HS‘s team members were on the field at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex this morning for a special event – mentoring younger players.

The clinic was for West Seattle Little League softball players in two groups – first the Rookies and Minors (League age 7-10 or for beginners), then Majors and Juniors (league age 11-14 or for advanced players):

Participants got to practice hitting, throwing, catching, fielding, and running:

The clinic was created three seasons ago by Kamil Ygnacio, now a senior, to help raise softball’s community visibility:

Clinic participation has doubled over the years – 60 players this time around. The clinic was free of charge for WSLL players but donations were welcome to help the WSHS softball program (you can chip in here – specify that it’s for softball).

4 Replies to "Players turn coaches: WSHS softball team members mentor younger players"

  • Westside Bestside February 4, 2024 (5:37 pm)

    Yay for softball! Thank you West Seattle Little League and West Seattle High School players/mentors for making this happen. It was amazing to see the young players look up to the high schoolers.Registration for West Seattle Little League is open for only one more week – register at until 2/11

  • WSLL Mom February 4, 2024 (5:43 pm)

    Thank you for supporting our younger players, WSHS Softball! It means so much to these young players. We can’t wait to support you in your season as well. Westside Bestside!

  • WS 4 EVA February 4, 2024 (6:22 pm)


  • WSHS-SoftballMom February 9, 2024 (4:26 pm)

    Over the years the West Seattle HS Softball program has suffered because it doesn’t get the same funding and attention as the male dominant sports. Having a clinic has been brought up several times but never implemented until recently. Please donate! The team can keep up with replacement of gear, uniforms, game entry fees and have gear available to those who are unable to afford it on the team

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