The centerpiece of NWF is the Natasha Watley Softball League (NWSL) in Los Angeles, CA. Through collaborative partnerships with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks. Established in 2008, young girls ages 8-15, mainly of African American (40%) and Latino (60%) backgrounds participate in summer & fall softball leagues. Many of the participants are playing for the first-time and learning life skills that transcend the softball field.
Coach Mentor-Current/Past Student Softball Athletes
The pinnacle of NWSL is the Coach Mentor component. This program matches top female scholar athletes from universities nationwide, with a local recreation center team. Each mentor is responsible for coaching, teaching the four points of the diamond, providing free instructional clinics throughout the year and recruiting young girls to play.
Camps/Clinics for Participants
4 Points of The Diamond Essay Contest
Each player is responsible fro submitting an essay based on the core values of character and the Four Points of The Diamond-duty, discipline, dedication and dignity.