By Ryan Ding and Alex Carder, Staff Reporters Following head coach Charlotte Bosco’s absence due to maternity leave, the girls’ varsity softball team found themselves without coaching for some of the preseason. However, the players’ wait has finally come to an end with new assistant coach Adam Roseland joining the program and Bosco return- ing...
By Ryan Ding and Alex Carder, Staff Reporters
Following head coach Charlotte Bosco’s absence due to maternity leave, the girls’ varsity softball team found themselves without coaching for some of the preseason. However, the players’ wait has finally come to an end with new assistant coach Adam Roseland joining the program and Bosco return- ing for tryouts.
During a normal preseason, the team would have practiced twice a week. Without Bosco however, the team was unable to schedule its typical workouts. Bosco, who gave birth in early February, believes Roseland’s arrival will be the solution to the team’s problems.
“Coach Adam is going to be hitting balls and running the drills for me,” Bosco said. “I will be there, but I’m on limited activity because of maternity leave. So, I’ll be walking around evaluating players, setting up drills and making sure everything’s running smoothly. But (I’m) not the one hitting or actively catching the ball for the next few weeks.”
Although Roseland is a fresh addition to the program, coaching a sports team is nothing new thanks to his plethora of coaching experience. Roseland coached multiple sports for more than 12 years, including baseball and softball with the Berwyn, Paoli and Devon Strafford Little Leagues. Moreover, he co-created and currently coaches the T/E Thunder travel softball program.
“I actually know about 80% of the families (on the team) just from coaching in Little League,” Roseland said. “I either coach the players, coach siblings of players or coach against them in sports, so I’m very familiar with the team already.”
One of these familiar faces will be senior and varsity captain, Casey Kovarick. Kovarick looks forward to the new additions Roseland will bring to the program and hopes to improve under his guidance.
“He’s very set on being more intense,” Kovarick said. “He likes to work out a lot and really wants to build up our fundamentals.”
Kovarick has also worked on providing the players with videos and workouts to do on their own time. By relaying instructions from Bosco, she makes sure the players stay in peak shape.
“We don’t really have any practices right now, (so) coach Bosco sends workouts for us to do at home,” Kovarick said. “She basically sends fielding and hitting drills that we can do on our own, throwing warmups and other drills.”
With the lack of practices, Kovarick feels that players will have a harder time connecting with each other. To combat this problem, she plans to incorporate more team dinners to in- crease team synergy. For now, the team’s main focus will be on the upcoming season.
“I’m there really to help support her in any way, shape or form that I can,” Roseland said. “But, at the end of the day, I believe she’ll be there and be able to make all the decisions that are needed.”
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