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A message from Coach Atkins…

My name is Katie Atkins and I am absolutely thrilled to be the new Head Softball Coach at Bellingham High School! As a 2009 BHS graduate, I can’t believe I have the honor of being back and representing Raider Pride! I can’t wait to see where this new season will take us as a team.

My hope and vision for this year is to begin the work of building up and putting back together this awesome program! Your daughters will find out what they are capable of on the field, individually, and as a team.

At this time, I am making connections with potential student-athletes during lunch at BHS on Mondays and Thursdays during 1st lunch. Our first practice will be Monday, March 2 from 3:30-5:30 on our home field at Bellingham High School. As we move closer to the start of season, a weekly communication will be sent out noting the upcoming schedule, reminders, updates, etc.

I can’t wait to see what this season will bring! Please feel free to contact via email at katie.atkins5@gmail.com or by phone at (360) 927-7472.

Below you’ll find important information regarding practice times, gear requirements/recommendations, and clearance information.

Cheers!

Katie Atkins

 

Coaching Expectations

Important Dates:

  1. First day of practice/tryouts: Monday, March 2 – 3:30-5:30 at Bellingham High School Softball fields (right next to the soccer fields). If weather is poor, practice will be held in the gym from 3:30-5:30.
  1. Practice will be 3:30-5:30pm Monday-Friday at BHS Softball fields.
  2. Saturday practice TBD.
  3. Parent Meeting: TBD

 

Gear Requirements:

  • Softball glove
  • Cleats & tennis shoes/sneakers (Sometimes we don’t know what the weather will do until later in the day. Please make sure you have both cleats and tennis shoes for each practice).
  • Softball pants for practice – we have plenty of extra pants available for practice – just let me know if you need a pair.
  • Softball socks for practice (red or white preferable)
  • Layers – Full-length sleeves will be required to participate in practice until otherwise specified by coaches (long sleeve shirt, sweatshirt, jacket, etc)

Gear Recommendations:

  • Bat
  • Batting gloves
  • Face mask if an infielder

Clearance:

Every athlete must be cleared through both the ASB office and the Athletics office. ATHLETES MUST BE CLEARED BY THE END OF THE DAY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28th IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE  FIRST PRACTICE. Athletes need 10 practices to participate in the first game.

 

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions! A full calendar will be available soon.

 

Katie Atkins

Head Softball Coach

Email Coach Atkins @ katie.atkins5@gmail.com

Cell: 360-927-7472