TSU COACH,PLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN NCAA"YES"PROGRAM...
Monday, May 22, 2006
TSU COACH, PLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN NCAA "YES" PROGRAM AT SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES May 22, 2006 NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State University head softball coach Joyce Maudie, rising senior catcher, Erin Finneran and rising sophomore utility player, Melanie Cruz have received invitations to participate in a youth education program held in conjunction with the 2006 NCAA Softball World Series. The clinics are scheduled for Saturday morning, June 3 and Sunday morning, June 4 at the Putnam City Optimist Softball Complex, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The National Youth Sports Corporation (NYSC) staff organizes and conducts Youth Education through Sports (YES) Clinics, which are offered at various NCAA championship sites. This clinic is designed to teach boys and girls the "fun" in fundamentals of sports and life. Maudie, Finneran and Cruz will each travel to Oklahoma City, Okla., the site of the championships. Maudie will serve as a director while Finneran and Cruz will serve as student-athlete instructors at the clinics. "It is a great honor to be chosen to participate in the YES clinic as representatives from Tennessee State University. Erin, Melanie and I are looking forward to this outstanding event. It will be a great learning experience and a lot of fun to work with these young, enthusiast softball participants," said Maudie. The NYSC conducts thorough evaluations of educational services used in youth programs to ensure that each NYSP site is sufficiently working toward accomplishing federal guidelines.