Aspiring fast-pitch softball players ages 8 to 14 can get a jump start on the Town of Payson Girls Softball League by enrolling in a skills clinic to be held at 9 a.m. Saturday on the Lady Longhorn diamond.
The clinic fee is $20 per player and includes a noontime lunch and a souvenir T-shirt.
Registration forms are available at the three Payson elementary schools, Rim Country Middle School or the Town Parks and Recreation office located at Green Valley Park. Registration began April 12 and will end 5 p.m. Thursday.
According to Payson High School varsity assistant Cheri Brennan, who will oversee the clinic, the registration forms may be turned into the offices of any of the schools or the parks and rec department.
The clinic will be taught by the PHS coaching staff and several of the veteran Lady Horn players.
Instruction will cover base running, proper throwing techniques, hitting, bunting and defensive skills in both the infield and outfield.
The clinic, Brennen said, is an ideal way for younger players to improve their skills and evaluate their talents.
"We would like to see as many girls as possible come out so they can sharpen their skills for town softball," she said.
All proceeds from the softball clinic will benefit the Payson High School softball program -- "for equipment, uniforms and other necessities we may need," Brennen said.
Call Brennen at 474-4511 or Will Dunmar at 474-2353 for more information on the clinic.
Registration for the P&R-sponsored spring and summer girls' softball league is now under way at the parks and rec offices. Deadline for registering in the league is Friday. After that, girls will be placed on teams only as roster space becomes available.
Call Recreation Coordinator Beth Kreider at 474-5242, ext. 252 for more information on the girls' softball league.