Dutch Team completes another week of practices with a game
AMSTERDAM (Neth.) - The Dutch National Softball Team completed another week of practices on Friday, November 27 with its third intersquad indoor game.
Three more are scheduled for the remainder of the first part of the winter practice season, which ends on Sunday, December 20.
The team will then resume its practices on January 13.
The second part of the winter practice season ends on March 31 and also includes participation with three teams in the International Indoor Cup Tournament, January 15-17 in Schiedam (Netherlands).
Today, the team not only played its third indoor game, it was also a day on which Head Coach Craig Montvidas, Team Manager Paul Boonstra and Media Officer Marco Stoovelaar sat around the table to discuss ongoing affairs regarding the National Softball Teams, the national squad, as well as the youth teams.
Players and staff of the Dutch Team thank umpires Carolien Stadhouders and Rick Tuk (yes, the brother of catcher Karin Tuk) for their participation in today's game.
Two days later, another week of practices started.
To be continued.
As always, Head Coach Craig Montvidas addresses the group of players
at the start of the practice with the lastest news and other information
Head Coach Craig Montvidas and Coach Tracy Bunge
go over the details for today's practice session in Amsterdam
Before the start of the practice, the team has its condition test
Anne Blaauwgeers takes a drink, while Femke van Dusschoten,
Lotte Holvast and Solange Starrenburg conduct a drill
Physical Therapist Anouk Fermont looks on, while players perform a drill
Ginger de Weert and Maaike Blaauwgeers are running a ladder
Kim Donkers, Lotte Holvast and Solange Starrenburg
are waiting their turn, while Rebecca Soumeru runs the ladder
Judith Diepeveen waves during a drill, which is also performed by
Malou van Dusschoten, Anne Vlietstra and Dagmar Bloeming
Fabienne van Uden, Kirsten Scheele, Areke Spel
and Britt Vonk at work during one of the conditioning drills
Head Coach Craig Montvidas talks with Meike Witteveen, Merel Oosterveld,
Virginie Anneveld and Nadine Marinus
Pitchers Kirsten Scheele, Rebecca Soumeru, Malou van Dusschoten, Femke van Dusschoten,
Dagmar Bloeming and Ginger de Weert get instructions from Coach Tracy Bunge,
while Head Coach Craig Montvidas listens in
Solange Starrenburg hits fly balls, while Nathalie Gosewehr catches the throws
Outfielders Areke Spel, Maaike Blaauwgeers and Saskia Kosterink
are ready to field and catch the batted balls by Solange
Today's umpires Rick Tuk and Carolien Stadhouders
The team gets together before the start of today's game
Fabienne van Uden is hitting, while Karin Tuk is the catcher
Making the calls is umpire Rick Tuk
Umpire Rick Tuk judges the pitches with his sister Karin being the batter
Anne Blaauwgeers is the catcher
Umpire Carolien Stadhouders makes the call; Karin Tuk is out at first base
Solange Starrenburg lines a double into the outfield
Anne Blaauwgeers is behind the plate and Rick Tuk the umpire
Physical Therapist Anouk Fermont oversees the cooling down that completes the day
Merel Oosterveld, Meike Witteveen and Solange Starrenburg
have some fun at the end of the day