The Beloit College Softball team will be hosting clinics during the months of January and February. All clinics are geared toward fastpitch softball players in the third through 12th grades and will be held at the Beloit College Sports Center and Marvin Fieldhouse on campus.
The Pitching Series, which will be limited to 15 pitchers per session, is scheduled for 1-2:30 p.m. for beginning pitchers and 2:30-4 p.m. for advanced pitchers on January 15, 22 and 29. The series will focus on the fundamentals of windmill pitching building on spin, spot and speed and the development of a variety of pitches (change-up, drop, screw, rise). The cost for the pitching series is $60.
The Catching Clinic, which will be limited to 15 catchers per session, is scheduled for Sunday, January 29 from 1-4:00 p.m. The clinic will focus on all of the fundamental skills of the catching position. Cost for the clinic is $35.
The Hitting clinic, which will be held on Sunday, February 12, will feature two sessions and will be limited to 40 hitters per session. Session 1 is scheduled for 12:30-2 p.m. (basic fundamentals, techniques of bunting, T-drills and soft toss drills) and Session 2 is from 2-3:30 (advanced soft toss drills and machine drills, techniques of slapping). The cost for the hitting series is $20 for one session and $35 for both sessions.
The Defensive Softball Skills Clinic for grades 3-6 will be on Feb 19 from 12-2:30 p.m. This clinic will focus on fielding, throwing and basic defensive strategy for both the infield and outfield. The cost for this clinic is $35.
The Advanced Defensive Softball Strategies Clinic for grades 7-12 will be held on February 19 from 3-5:30 p.m. The Advanced Strategies Clinic will focus on position play, fielding/throwing combination work, exchanges, bunt defense, 1st and 3rd situations and infield/outfield communication. A pizza dinner with the Buccaneer Softball team is included at the end of this clinic. The cost for this clinic is $35.
Participants receive a clinic t-shirt with registration fees.
For more information, please call Beloit College Softball Coach Kim Zarling at 608-363-2251 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.