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  • Welcome to the Home of the 14,16 & 18U Long Island Riptide
  • Catch the Wave
  • Call for a Tryout 271-7020
  • 2011/2012Season
Schedule 2011
Lisa Rojas To Cornell University
Kelly Homan to Buffalo State College
Brianna Daniels to St Josephs
Heather Drago to Suffolk Community College
Raina Bunai to Nyack College
Welcome new players
College Information
Riptide go undefeated 8-0 in Bayport league
Island Softball Legaue Champions

Long Island Riptide 2012
Final Schedule

5/28 Memorial Day Classic Suffolk County
6/2 Duck event Pony Suffolk
6/9 Long Island Showcase USSSA Suffolk County
6/16 Fathers Day Bash USSSA Sipp ave Suffolk
6/23 QN Comets Lynbrook NY
6/30 Mt Airy Complex New Windsor NY, 2.5 hrs(Away)
7/14 Summer Sizzler Chambersburg PA, 4.5 hrs (Away)
7/28 Thunder Summer classic Monroe NJ1:47 hrs (away)
8/3 LAC Summer Splash

Additional Tryout Dates please email for info

Serious Players Only

Please see handout section for preregister tryout sign in sheet. Bring this completed sign in sheet to tryout or email to

Island softball league champs

Riptide take two of three games in league playoff/championship against a strong Plainedge team to win 2011 island softball title. Both teams played exciting softball. Great job Riptide.
Team MVP 2011 Kelly Homan
Good Luck this coming Season at Buffalo State College


Great job as team takes care of business on day one with three wins and a number one seed. Day One was capped off with an impressive 6-1 win Against the home team LAC Strikers.
Day two the team went to final championship and lost an exciting tie breaker in the 9th inning. Great Job Team, getting some hardware on the final tournament of the year.

Bayport league Champions

Long Island Riptide win Bayport Summer League Championship over Bayport Phantoms 3-1. Capping off and undefeated season of 8-0.
Long Island Riptide win Firecracker Frenzy beating Riptide Rampage 7-1 in finals Championship. Our team out scored our opponents 14-1 on day two of the tournament.

Winter workouts

We will be having Hitting practice in cages at the following facility every Sunday:

In The Zone
1595 Ocean Ave - Suite 3A, Bohemia, NY 11716 (south of 454) On east side of OceanAve

Our hitting practice time is 1:30-2:30 on every Sunday except President's week.

Bring your bat, glove and determination!

Monday practice at:

New Lane Elementary Gym 7pm -9pm
15 New Lane
Selden, NY 11784

2nd Place in SYAG Tournament

In only the second tournament together with this years team we got to the championship final game. Day one ended with the Riptide as the #1 seed. After three impressive victories. Day two started with a tight victory in semifinal game. The Riptide made the final Championship game against the Heat. Great job team!!!!
Long Island Riptide Schedule 2011

Name Location

5/28-5/29 Road to the Nationals IV Sufflok

6/4-6/5 Hurricanes Round Robin Suffolk

6/11-6/12 Long Island Invitational - College Showcase Suffolk

6/18-6/19 Diamond Nation Flemington NJ

6/24/-6/25 No events high School Graduation

7/9-7/10 Long Island Riptide 11th Annual Beach Blast Nassau

7/16-7/17 Ulster Fillies Invtational Saugerties NY

7/30-7/31 LAC Smmer splash Levittown

9/3-9/4 Labor Day Tune up Commack open/pony

9/10-9/11 Charlie Kearny Memorial Suffolk

9/24-9/25 Septemeber Shoot Out Suffolk

10/1-10/2 Mustang Tournament nassau USSSA

10/7-10/9 Columbus Day Classic USSSA Suffolk Usssa

10/29-10/30 Haloween Havoc Baseball Heaven open


Maggie Engellenner Smithtown East
Kayla Conover Hauppauge
Sandy Hawthorne Hauppauge
Nina Annanizata Hauppage
Shelby Tjiban Smithtown West
Jen Shraber Melville
Jennifer Sheu Centerreach
Brianna Heller Centerreach
Jamie Tascano Hauppauge
Britney Bloom East Hills
Kym Dyckman Dix Hills
Alanna Norwitsky Commack
Melissa McMahon Hauppauge
Nicole Cassandra Pat Medford
Amanda Zecca Pat Medford
Courtney Yanace Sachem
Katie Engel Selden
Keala Mitchell Smithtown East

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College Information

College Info
College Websites

Differences between Divisions 1, 2 & 3
Division I
Division I member institutions have to sponsor at least seven sports for men and seven for women (or six for men and eight for women) with two team sports for each gender. Each playing season has to be represented by each gender as well. There are contest and participant minimums for each sport, as well as scheduling criteria. For sports other than football and basketball, Div. I schools must play 100% of the minimum number of contests against Div. I opponents -- anything over the minimum number of games has to be 50% Div. I. Men's and women's basketball teams have to play all but two games against Div. I teams, for men, they must play 1/3 of all their contests in the home arena. Schools that have football are classified as Div. I-A or I-AA. I-A football schools are usually fairly elaborate programs. Div. I-A teams have to meet minimum attendance requirements (17,000 people in attendance per home game, OR 20,000 average of all football games in the last four years or, 30,000 permanent seats in their stadium and average 17,000 per home game or 20,000 average of all football games in the last four years OR, be in a member conference in which at least six conference members sponsor football or more than half of football schools meet attendance criterion. Div. I-AA teams do not need to meet minimum attendance requirements. Div. I schools must meet minimum financial aid awards for their athletics program, and there are maximum financial aid awards for each sport that a Div. I school cannot exceed.

Division II
Division II institutions have to sponsor at least four sports for men and four for women, with two team sports for each gender, and each playing season represented by each gender. There are contest and participant minimums for each sport, as well as scheduling criteria -- football and men's and women's basketball teams must play at least 50% of their games against Div. II or I-A or I-AA opponents. For sports other than football and basketball there are no scheduling requirements. There are not attendance requirements for football, or arena game requirements for basketball. There are maximum financial aid awards for each sport that a Div. II school must not exceed. Division II teams usually feature a number of local or in-state student-athletes. Many Division II student-athletes pay for school through a combination of scholarship money, grants, student loans and employment earnings. Division II athletics programs are financed in the institution's budget like other academic departments on campus. Traditional rivalries with regional institutions dominate schedules of many Division II athletics programs.

Division III
Division III institutions have to sponsor at least five sports for men and five for women, with two team sports for each gender, and each playing season represented by each gender. There are minimum contest and participant minimums for each sport. Division III athletics features student-athletes who receive no financial aid related to their athletic ability and athletic departments are staffed and funded like any other department in the university. Division III athletics departments place special importance on the impact of athletics on the participants rather than on the spectators. The student-athlete's experience is of paramount concern. Division III athletics encourages participation by maximizing the number and variety of athletics opportunities available to students, placing primary emphasis on regional in-season and conference competition.

Sample Coaches Letter
Sample Coaches Letter
John Doe, Coach
Any College
Any Street
Any City, Any State, Zip

Dear Coach,

My name is (Lisa Fernadez) and I am a softball player from (Small Town Senior High School) in (Small Town, NJ). The position I play is (shortstop) and I bat (third) in the batting order for my high school team. I also play on a summer traveling team called the (Long Island Riptide).

The purpose of this letter is to introduce myself to you and request your consideration for participation in your college program. I have been told that your collegiate softball program is outstanding and (Any College's) academic program is one of the strongest in the (state).

Attached you will find a data sheet with my career statistics and team participation. I would also like to inform you that I will be participating in the (Name of Tourney) College Showcase taking place in (City, State) on (Dates) of this year. I would encourage you to come and observe my softball skills along with those of the many other girls participating in this event. There will be over (number) teams participating in the showcase. I am sure you will find a very high level of skilled softball players participating in the Showcase.

(Optional Paragraph)
Additionally, I have a skill video that I have prepared. If you are interested in viewing the video, please write or call me and I will be glad to send a copy to your college or university.

Once again, the (Name of Tourney) College Showcase will be an excellent opportunity for college coaches to observe many of the top-notch players from the Tri-State and the surrounding area. This is time for coaches to scout and build their programs.

Looking forward to seeing you on (Dates) .

(Name of Student)

Create a skills Video
Making a College Videotape

Make a skills tape.
Have a parent or coach videotape you in action.
It does not have to be fancy, or done by a professional.


Colleges want to see everything you are capable of doing. If you play several positions, show footage of different skills. Please keep in mind, though that they receive hundreds of videotapes each season and simply don't have time to view excess and unneeded footage. Here are some guidelines as to what they want to see and how many repetitions they would like to see. In what order you perform the skills makes no difference.

It is recommended to use the zoom feature rather than moving in a position you may disturb the fielder or hitter.

The entire tape should only be approximately 10 to 12 minutes.

View from beyond opposite batters box, facing the batter as they are in their stance, close view. Full swings in this segment, if you have full swings from both right and left side, please show both.

Sac Bunts: View from pitching circle, left and right sides, if applicable.
Bunt for Hit: View from pitching circle, left and right sides, if applicable.
Drag Bunt: View from pitching circle, left and right sides, if applicable.
Slap Bunt: View from beyond opposite batters box, left and right side, if applicable.

Fielding ground balls, some directly at you, some to your right and left.
Balls to your right and left should be approximately 15 to 20 feet each way.
Show the throw to a base. (Note) Always have an angle to show the throw.
DO NOT follow the ball with the camera.

CATCHERS: (Full Equipment)
Block ball in dirt, some right at you, some to show lateral movement.
Field bunts and throw to all bases.
Pickoff, show throws to 1st and 3rd base.
Steals, show throw to 2nd and 3rd base, with the fielder on the move to cover the base.

Field bunts, throw to 1st, 2nd and 3rd bases.
At 1st base, taking throws in the dirt.
At 3rd base, taking throws from the outfield, making a tag.

Double play, pivot and footwork.
Double play, feeds.
Shortstop, covering second on a steal.
Second, covering first on a bunt.
Fly balls overhead, Texas Leaguer.

Fielding fly balls, some directly at you, some to your right, left and forward. Show the throw to 2B, 3B and home. Right field also show throw to 1B.

Two Angles:
-From behind pitcher.
-From side of the catcher.
Show 5 to 6 of each pitch you have from each angle.
Fielding grounders and bunts, throwing to all bases.

Home to first, after you swing.
Home to home, after you swing.

The Long Island Riptide open season taking two of three games at Bayport Friendly. Great pitching from both Ashley Martino in game one and Brooke Wood in games two and three. Team hit well capped off with a Home Run by Kaela Mitchell in game three. Nice beginning of the 2010 season!

Long Island Riptide