Registration Open for Softball Winter Camp
Jan. 14, 2009
Corvallis, Ore. – The Oregon State softball program will hold its annual winter camp on Jan. 17-18 in the Merritt Truax Indoor Center. Campers can sign up for any of the three camps by visiting www.beaversoftballcamp.com and clicking on “Winter Camp Registration.”
The cost is $80 for each of the four sessions. The All-Skills Camp will run from 12:30-3:00 p .m. on Jan. 17.
The pitching and catching sessions will take place on Jan. 18, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and lasting until 12:00 p.m. The catching clinic runs simultaneously.
All-Skills – Will cover both offense and defense. Offensively, coaches will be breaking down the swing (going through all the mechanics), and campers will learn and participate in many drills to reiterate the correct swing. Coaches will also breakdown bunting, slapping, baserunning & campers will work some vision training as well. Defensively, girls will learn correct throwing mechanics, the basic fielding fundamentals for both infield & outfield, as well as work at their specified position. They will go through many of the drills that the OSU team goes through each day.
Pitching Camp – The pitching camp will see all of the current Beaver pitchers, some former OSU greats, as well many outside pitching instructors coming in to work with campers. Coaches will be mechanically breaking down the form, working moving pitches, hitting spots, learning new pitching drills as well as watching some video analysis of some of the top pitchers in the world.
Catching Camp – Young catchers will learn and go through the fundamentals of blocking, framing, throwing, field play as well as learning the mental side of being a catcher. They will learn new techniques and ideas for them to continue to train on their own, and to become a better catcher.
Each camper receives a camp T-Shirt!
Merritt Truax Indoor, Facility located behind Reser Stadium on the corner of 30th and Washington. Registration will open one hour prior to the beginning of camp. Please be on time.
What to Bring:
Each camper should bring the following: comfortable athletic clothing, tennis shoes (no cleats please),and all necessary softball equipment (batting gloves, bats, catcher’s gear, etc)
Head Coach – Kirk Walker
Asst. Coach – Crissy Buck
Asst. Coach – Shawna Feldt
Plus current & former OSU softball players
Cancellation & Refunds:
• A $10 fee will be charged for cancellation.
• Please allow 4-6 weeks to process refunds.
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