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An open Letter from Mike Markiewicz
NWS Family… after nearly 20 years serving as President of NWS Elite, I have decided to reduce my role in the organization to a Board position, and allow the next generation of Fastpitch enthusiasts take the lead!
The NWS Elite board of Directors has elected Chris Chrisanthopoulos as President, and Alicia Gardner to the board as Treasurer.
I am NOT leaving the organization! I am simply stepping back from the lead role to allow me to do what I really love, teaching pitching, training players, working with the teams, and trying to pass on some of what I have learned during this fantastic journey to other coaches. Nothing changes with the current teams or programs and I plan to remain active in the organization!
I am very proud of what we all have accomplished during my tenure as President of NWS Elite. Taking the organization from one high powered 18 team back in 1999, to a full suite of teams (12u through 18 and Over) and training programs that have benefited hundreds, if not thousands of young ladies over the years!
Think of any Western Mass pitcher or player of the last 10 - 15 years, and it is highly likely that somewhere in her past, you will find a connection to NWS Elite.
Currently, players that participated in the program years ago, are “coming back to give back”! We are trying to take advantage of this by striving to have former players as head coaches / assistants on every team! These young women have the advantage of having gone through the entire program and process, and are now looking at it from the other side. They know what it takes, have the specialty skills, training, big game and college experience which we feel will result in the best Fastpitch coaching available in the area, period!
I believe the new Board will inject an increased focus, and allow NWS Elite to continue to grow and thrive, with the hope of being
“THE ELITE” Fastpitch program in New England!
I ask everyone to support Chris and Alicia, as they take over these challenging and time consuming volunteer positions.
Watch for new and exciting changes!
Go NWS Elite! (As we start our second 20 years!)
Photos of some of NWS Fastpitch
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- Formal tryouts for our tournament teams have been completed for the upcoming Summer seasons!
We may be looking
for players in
each one of these age groups to augment our summer rosters. If you are
playing, please click on the link below for Try-Out information and Updates!