#1 Pass the pen! - Expectations
05/03/2020 4 Minute Read

#1 Pass the pen! - Expectations

Every two weeks, various Softball coaches from around the world will take turns writing an article especially targeted for ESCA members. These coaching "nuggets" are meant to be shared with Softball coaches interested in accumulating more knowledge about the sport of Softball. The title of these stories will be known as "pass the pen". At the conclusion of each article, the pen will be passed on to another coach who in turn will write a story and then pass the pen on to another coach. Our first "pass the pen" article has been written by Craig Montvidas, coordinator of the European Softball Coaches Association training camps. Craig is the former Head Coach of both the Netherlands and Great Britain National teams. He also coached two years in the National Pro Fastpitch league (USA), as well as the past two seasons for the Italian League "National Champions", Bussolengo. Craig is currently a board member of coach development for the WBSC.
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ESCA #3 - Final words!
14/11/2019 2 Minute Read

ESCA #3 - Final words!

Letter from Craig Montvidas, ESCA Camp Coordinator
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ESCA #3 - Sign up now!
18/06/2019 3 Minute Read

ESCA #3 - Sign up now!

Info regarding the 2019 ESCA Training Camp.
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2nd ESCA Camp - done!
07/11/2018 2 Minute Read

2nd ESCA Camp - done!

Letter from Craig Montvidas, ESCA Camp Coordinator
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​Coach Mike Renney on 2018 ESCA!
19/10/2018 1 Minute Read

​Coach Mike Renney on 2018 ESCA!

Coach Mike Renney will be travelling from Canada where he has recently retired from a 24 year career as the Simon Fraser University Head Softball Coach at Canada's only NCAA school.
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Marjolein Merkx - pitching instructor on ESCA 2018!
19/10/2018 1 Minute Read

Marjolein Merkx - pitching instructor on ESCA 2018!

My name is Marjolein Merkx, I am a pitcher for about 15 years now and playing on the highest level the last 7-8 years. Enjoying every single opportunity to spread the love for the game to others and especially the pitching part. I was at the ESCA camp last year and I totally loved it, therefor signed up for the next year right away to help again with the camp and pitchers.
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​Carolien Stadhouders - guest speaker for ESCA 2018 - umpires view!
19/10/2018 1 Minute Read

​Carolien Stadhouders - guest speaker for ESCA 2018 - umpires view!

Carolien Stadhouders is former international softball umpire and was active in many European Championships and Cups, 4 World Championships and several other international tournaments between 1996 and 2011. In 2010 she worked the final at homeplate in the Women’s Worlds in Venezuela, a highlight in her umpiring career. During her umpiring years she was also active as umpire instructor in the Netherlands. After she quit umpiring on an international level she was appointed UIC (Umpire in Chief) and Umpire instructor for the ESF. Since 2017 she is the Director of Umpires in ESF and in that role also WBSC SD Regional umpire coordinator for Europe.
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Diana Remmers as guest speaker on ESCA Camp 2018!
18/10/2018 1 Minute Read

Diana Remmers as guest speaker on ESCA Camp 2018!

Diana Remmers is former player of the Dutch national softaball team and used to play in the Dutch Golden League for 12 years for the clubs Terrasvogels and Twins. With these teams she won 2 European championships, 5 national championships and 5 European cup titles. After she quit playing she started her coaching career in 1996. In the past 22 years she was coach of several (youth) teams and the Dutch National Softball Team under 19.
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