Why become a Fillie?
#1 - A strong tradition! (look at our Fillies Alumni page) Established in 1996, we have been committed to instructing young ladies of the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas to become better softball players for over 20 years in every aspect of the game.
#2 - We maintain a substantial and established college contact resource list, and help players find the right college home that best fits their needs at the next level.
#3 - We only play the highest level of competition (we play "A" division ball, we do not trophy hunt). Look at the tournaments we play in and then check where other teams play. Don't be fooled. We want our teams to see the best teams out there and what they should be striving for. By doing so this will help to improve the girls game and prepare them for high school and college softball.
#4 - We are a 501c3 not for profit softball organization.
#5 - We recently created the Rebecca Brownstone Memorial Award along with other scholarships to be given out annually by the Ulster Fillies Organization to current deserving Fillies players going off to college to play softball.
#6 - We help market and showcase players to many colleges.
#7 - Our coaches teach our players to play with passion, good sportsmanship and display Fillies Pride.
#8 - We maintain a network of alumni, family and friends. (look at our 20 Year Alumni Game Page)
#9 - DI Instruction
This past season, during the winter we held pitching & catching instruction from two of our own Fillies & St. Bonaventure alumni Carly Bilchak (see Carly's bio here) and Brooke Frey (see Brooke's bio here)
#10 - We are the only fastpitch organization in the Hudson Valley to hold our own collegiate skills camp clinic which over 100 players participated in, along with 20 college coaches!
#11 - We host our own College Showcase Tournament each year (25 College coaches were there observing in 2018) Its all about getting our players exposure to help them move on to the next level and to help them achieve their dream of playing college ball!