Softball to Host Three Winter Clinics
Oct. 26, 2005
MEMPHIS, Tenn.-- -
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The University of Memphis softball team will host a trio of clinics on the University of Memphis south campus to help players wanting to prepare for the spring and summer seasons.
The first camp will be a Hitting Camp, which will be held Dec. 10th-11th. A general camp for age 8 to rising seniors will be held from 9 a.m. - noon, and an advanced camp for high school students only will be held from 1-4 p.m. in the Turf Room on South Campus. The general camp will teach fundamental skills of hitting, bunting, and slapping in the game of fast pitch softball. The advanced camp will work at a faster pace teaching the intricacies of hitting. Players will work on balance, stride, hands and hips through the swing as well as teaching all facets of bunting and slapping. Cost for the hitting camp is $60 and has a 35-athlete limit in each session. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The second series of camps will be Pitching Clinics, which will be held Dec. 17-18th. The Beginner Camp will be held from 9:30 am- 12:30 pm for ages 8 to rising high school seniors. This clinic is for pitchers who have been pitching for less than three years. Instructors will work with motion, stride, wrist snap and location as well as introduce the basics of different pitches (change, drop, rise, curve). The Advanced Camp for high school students will be held from 1:30 pm - 4 pm and will help pitchers work on tools and drills to increase speed and movement as well as pitch location. All pitches will be introduced and taught. The cost of the Pitching Camps if $75.00.
The final camp will be a Catching Clinic, which will also be held Dec. 17-18th. The one catching session will be held from 9:30 am - noon. Skills to be taught in the all-ages session will include framing, throw, blocking, signal calling, set-up & more. The Catching Clinic cost is $75.00.
The Lady Tiger softball team is preparing for its inaugural season. Memphis went 3-1 during the fall, with the lone loss coming to host Tennessee, the third-place team at the Softball World Series last year. Memphis opens its season on the road at Louisiana-Lafayette Feb. 11th-12th. Memphis will then host its own tournament at the Greenbrook Softball Facility (7900 Greenbrook Pkwy, Southaven, MS), Feb. 18th.
Questions about either of the camps can be directed to Assistant Coach Marla Pinkston at 901-678-1195.