Softball's Maudie, Bradley and Webb Participated in 2009 NCAA YES Clinic
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Nashville --- Tennessee State University softball coach Joyce Maudie as well as juniors Brittany Webb and Jalisa Bradley were selected to participate in the NCAA’s YES clinic. 


The clinic was held May 30- 31 in Oklahoma City in conjunction with the softball college world series.


The NCAA organizes and conducts Youth Education through Sports (YES) Clinics, which are offered at various NCAA championship sites. The clinics are designed to teach girls and boys the "fun" in fundamentals of sports and life.  Boys and girls ages 10 through 16 participated in drills and received sports skill instruction from NCAA coaches and student-athletes like Maudie, Webb and Bradley.


Maudie, in her fifth consecutive year with the YES clinic, was part of a team of 10 head coaches from various Division I, II and III programs selected by the NCAA to work the YES clinic.  Each coach was permitted to bring two student-athletes to work as instructors. Bradley participated in the clinic for the second straight year while Webb made her first appearance at the event.


"It is an honor to be chosen to participate in the YES clinic as representatives from Tennessee State University,” commented Maudie.  “Brittany, Jalisa and I enjoyed being a part of such an outstanding event.  It was very gratifying to team up with other coaches and student-athletes around the country to work with these young, enthusiastic softball participants.”


Participants also learned conditioning tips to improve athletic performance as well as life skills and sportsmanship to help them become a successful student-athlete.  The participants’ parents took part in a parent’s panel, where they were able to discuss sports medicine, eligibility, and recruiting.


“An added perk was being able to attend the college world series,” Maudie continued. “The atmosphere in the stadium is incredible and we were able to watch some outstanding softball games and learn from some of the top softball players from the best programs in the country. It was an outstanding and memorable experience!"