Established in 2002, Wilshire Girls Softball has become the premier girls fast-pitch league in the Hollywood-Mid City area of Los Angeles, said league president Adam Glickman. Despite its success over the last decade, including winning the 10U Burbank City title this fall, there was a sentiment within the league that mommy and daddy coaches can only provide so much instruction and even more importantly, inspiration.
Last year, Wilshire forged an exclusive and unique partnership with UCLA, the most successful women’s softball program in NCAA history.
The league recently conducted its second annual all-day clinic at Easton Stadium. More than 100 Wilshire girls ages five to 14 worked with the Bruin coaches and players, running through defensive and offensive drills, game preparation and strategy.
“Each girl was assigned a big Bruin sister for the spring season. Through these relationships, they get a glimpse of what it takes to succeed athletically and academically at the very highest levels.
“As coaches and parents, we can only provide so much inspiration. Sometimes, it just has to come from other places, and I can think of no better source than the women and coaches of UCLA Softball,” Glickman said.
Wilshire Girls Softball starts its spring season the week of Feb. 2. For more information, including registration opportunities, visit WilshireSoftball.com.