Summer Skills Clinic
Session 1: Pitchers & Catchers
Check In: 9:45AM
Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM
*Please bring your own lunch or plan on purchasing a lunch from the Gustie Caf
Session 2: Offense & Defense
Check In: 12:15PM
Time: 12:30PM - 3:30PM
Both sessions for $110
Location: Gustavus Softball Field
Prices include a Gustavus Softball T-Shirt
Registration Due: June 22nd, 2018
Session 1: Pitching and Catching
In this session, athletes will have the opportunity to work with the Gustavus Head Coach and pitching coach, Britt Stewart and current pitchers on proper fundamentals necessary for success on the mound. We will develop better form through emphasis on the powerline, leg drive, spin, arm circle and timing. Athletes will also learn new drills to help them improve their pitching on a daily basis to start building muscle memory and a pitching routine. This hour and a half will fly by as we learn new drills, mechanics and games to help increase accuracy, power and control.
The catching portion of the camp will be run by assistant coach, Kirsten Prunty and current Gustie catchers. Catchers will learn how to block, frame, receive and transfer the ball, throw down to bases, and position themselves behind the plate. They will also work on leadership behind the plate and the mentality to work with your pitchers. In this hour and a half catchers will learn new drills to help them improve their fundamentals and have fun while doing so! The second half of this session, catchers will catch live and get to work on skills that they have learned with positive feedback.
Session 2: Offense and Defense
Session two will consist of both offense and defensive work. We will teach athletes proper hitting mechanics and drills to help their individual swings. Coaches and current Gustie softball players will work with athletes on different hitting drills through stations with motivation and engagement.
In addition to improving their offensive skills, campers will also have an opportunity to expand their defensive knowledge. We will help develop athletes fundamentals through drills to help each athlete improve their throwing and fielding mechanics both in the outfield and infield. We will also use this time to work on agility and communication on the field. Our hope is that all athletes learn one new thing in this afternoon of fun!
Note: Lunch will not be provided. Please bring your own lunch or plan on purchasing a lunch from the Gustie Caf.
Equipment Needed: Pitchers please provide your own catcher. Catcher skills session and pitcher skills sessions will go simultaneously in different groups. If you are attending session 1 as a catcher, please bring your own gear. Other gear needed for session two: bat, cleats, glove, helmet, batting gloves, water bottle.
Please reach out to Britt Stewart with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org; 952-334-0116