The Hickory Lady Hornets travel softball program currently supports teams in 10U-12U-14U and 16U age groups with plans to expand to 18U in 2013. Affiliated with the Hickory-Fountain Green Girls Softball program in Harford County, MD, we provide participants the opportunity to play softball at a higher level of competition and most importantly, at a reasonable cost. Our travel program supports continued player development through off-season clinics and workouts with a strong focus on good sportsmanship and team camaraderie. Our girls know they can continue to grow together and move up through the Hickory Lady Hornets travel program because having a solid rec program behind them means we will be here year after year.
All of our teams participate in tournaments and leagues throughout the surrounding area. Each team will play a schedule tailored to their ability. Our experienced “A” travel teams traditionally play a more rigorous tournament and league schedule, whereas our younger teams gain experience participating in a few local tournaments and a summer league like the Kingsville Summer League. Participation on any of these teams requires a level of commitment including attendance at practices and games.
Players in our 10U and 12U age groups are required to participate in the rec program in order to play on a travel team. Those that make the 14U and 16U teams are not required to play rec ball but are encouraged to do so. Since high school players are already playing and practicing 4-5 days a week, most do not opt to play rec but they must attend mandatory weekend practices to be a part of the team.
Interested in helping out the program but don't have time to coach or volunteerHow about becoming a sponsor? The sponsorship form is in the handouts section, and also linked in the headlines.
The Lady Hornets program supports player development through various clinics that focus on all aspects of the game. Participation in the off-season clinics does not guarantee that player a spot on a team since official tryouts cannot be held until February 1st of the new year.
In November, we will begin with winter workouts that will be open to pitchers and catchers. In January, we will then open up to workouts for position players concentrating on throwing, fielding, and hitting. If you are interested in trying out for one of our teams in February, participation in the clinics is encouraged. These clinics will be a great opportunity to get in a workout during the winter months.
Official Tryouts for the Hickory Lady Hornets travel teams begin in February each year.
If you are interested in finding a travel team with room to grow and would like further information about our teams and clinics, contact our travel coordinator: