Connecticut Rockets Fastpitch Softball

Winter Training

by the Numbers

80=150

Our 3 Teams held more than 80 workouts over the winter, including a December skills clinic, indoor scrimmages, and Team-building activities. That’s equal to about 150 total hours of work, not counting many more hours of private pitching and hitting instruction and other work that many Rockets do on their own.

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67%

Along with all the hours we put in over the “off season”, more than two thirds of our Rockets played a sport besides softball this winter. We had Rockets on basketball courts, soccer fields, tennis courts, indoor tracks, on hockey skates, and on horses in the barn.

24+58=0

According to National Weather Service, the average temperature in January through March was just 24 degrees. This includes an average temperature of 16.1 degrees in February, the coldest February on record in the state. Add 58 inches of snow during the same three months, and we had zero chance to play ball outdoors. Still, no problem for the CT Rockets!

.772 Wins

In total our Rockets Teams enjoyed a solid .727 winning percentage in scrimmage games this winter, including wins over the CT Elminators, CT Mirage, CT Seahawks (Black and Green), Brooklyn Cyclones, and several middle school teams.

Rockets Bowl 2015

On Super Bowl Sunday, it is a Rockets tradition to spend the last part of practice playing touch football. On February 1, all Rockets players were divided into 4 Teams to compete for the Rockets Bowl Trophy. Unlike the NFL’s Seahawks, the Rockets “Seahawks” – 10’s Nicole and Jenna, 12’s Gianna and Jules, and 14’s Cate and Sophia – completed their comeback win to earn the 2015 Rockets Bowl Championship!

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100's of Gifts

Families from all 3 of our Teams spent an evening in December helping to sort and wrap hundreds of donated Christmas gifts at Inspirica in Stamford, CT, one of the largest providers of services to the homeless in Connecticut.

15 Skills Tests

We wrapped up our indoor training on turf with an All-Rockets Skills Testing Combine, which measured 15 elements of everyone’s softball skills and athleticism. The session produced a bunch of awesome numbers:

54 mph

3.03 seconds

68 mph

1.89 seconds

73 inches

11.69 seconds

5 seconds flat

We’ll keep the details of these numbers in the Rockets Family for now. But high school or college coaches may want to stay tuned.