Coach Barker and the 2012 Lady Goats Fastpitch Team rebuild with underclassmen and work to return the team to a Caribou Trail League Power.
Chelan Lady Goats Fastpitch Softball Team working to rebuild themselves to a Caribou Trail League power and return to the State Tournament.
GoLakeChelan's Dave Rogge visited the community softball fields this past Friday (4/13/12) to catch up with Coach Barker and some of his Lady Goats to discuss the new season. It is interesting to know that the team leaders and coach feel the same about the strength of the teams youth. Coach Barker, who returned to coaching the girls after a couple of years away from the game, feels strongly about teaching players the fundamentals before they get to the high school level. During his previous tenure, Coach Barker and the other coaches had built just such a program. However it did not take long for the infastructure to breakdown. The coaches are now trying to rebuild that structure for future seasons. The team's leaders also emphasize the importance of the younger player development. Take a moment and listen to what Coach Barker and several of his team leaders have to say about this season and the performance of the team.