Williamsburg, Va. (Feb. 10, 2011) - For the fifth-consecutive year, the William and Mary Tribe baseball staff and head coach Frank Leoni hosted a free clinic for the youth coaches of the Williamsburg Youth Baseball League (WYBL). Each member of the Tribe staff talked during the clinic that lasted for well over two hours, speaking on the various fundamentals of baseball.
"We have built a strong relationships with the WYBL," head coach Leoni said. " We offer a free youth clinic in the fall, a free coaches clinic in the winter, and our players and I participate in the WYBL Opening Day ceremony. We also host a WYBL Day at Plumeri Park each spring."
The William and Mary Tribe baseball team and its coaches are heavily involved in the community, spending hours in and around the Williamsburg area. "Each year, our team gets re-energized as we try to give something back to those in our community," Leoni remarked. "We view these opportunities as a chance to show our appreciation for those in the William & Mary community. These experiences certainly enrich our own lives."
Along with the coaches' clinic, the Tribe has also participated in the Diabetes Walk at York High School on October 23 and the NEDA at William and Mary on October 30. At both events, the Tribe players and staff helped set up and also helped direct and encourage participants.Another recent tradition for the Tribe baseball teams has been participating at Reading Days at New Kent Elementary Schools. On these days, Tribe team members read selected stories to and took questions from students in individual classrooms from pre-school through fifth grade. The Tribe has also participated in fitness nights at The Arc of Greater Williamsburg, where the Tribe engages the members in exercises and baseball activities for two hours at St. Martin's Episcopal Church.