Gold Medalist demos Olympic-caliber softball

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photos courtesy Kiki Yoshimoto, Operation Military Kids Crystl Bustos, three-time Olympian and gold medalist, gives proper techniques to girls at the 2014 Operation: Military Kids Girls Youth Softball Clinic, held at Lynch Field Baseball,  Complex, JBPHH, July 29.

Photos courtesy Kiki Yoshimoto, Operation Military Kids
Crystl Bustos, three-time Olympian and gold medalist, gives proper techniques to girls at the 2014 Operation: Military Kids Girls Youth Softball Clinic, held at Lynch Field Baseball, Complex, JBPHH, July 29.

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School Liaison Office
Child and Youth Support Services; Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation;
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM — Gold Medalist and three-time Olympian Crystl Bustos, along with Ruby Rojas, a 13-year veteran of the Venezuelan National Softball Team, made their way back to Oahu to host the 2014 Operation: Military Kids (OMK) Youth Girls Softball Clinic.

This year is the second one Bustos has instructed the no-cost clinic, which was held July 29 at the Lynch Field Baseball Complex, here.

With additional help from local coaches and Chaminade University Athletics, Bustos and Rojas provided detailed instruction on proper fielding, pitching and hitting techniques adapted to each participant’s skill level.

Participants ranged from ages 8-15 and represented all active duty components and the National Guard and Reserves.

This clinic was created specifically for military youth as a way for Bustos and her pro staff to show their support and appreciation for all military personnel and their families.

The clinics were not only designed to help prepare athletes to be successful on the field, but also to teach important aspects of discipline, respect and sacrifice to help youth be the best they can be in sports, in the classroom and at home.

The OMK softball clinic was coordinated through a partnership between Ruthless Sports Training, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Youth Sports, Army Child and Youth Support Services and the Army School Liaison Office.

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