Instruction will cover pitching, catching, hitting and fielding.
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PITCHING: DRILLS & FUNDAMENTALS — This session will stress the fundamentals of throwing fastpitch. Instruction will be geared toward increasing speed and gaining control of the fastball. Instruction on the change-up pitch will also be included along with several different grips and styles.
Catchers are recommended but not required.
PITCHING: ADVANCED MOVEMENT — This session is targeted toward pitchers that want to build their pitching repertoire. Several different grips and techniques of throwing the drop ball, curve ball, change-up, screwball, and rise ball will be presented. The purpose and strategy of each pitch will be discussed.
Catchers are recommended but not required.
CATCHING — This session will focus on the proper defensive techniques of the catching position. Catchers will receive instruction on stance, blocking balls, throwing to bases, pop-ups, signal calling, and knowledge of the strike zone rules. Game defensive strategy will also be discussed.
HITTING — This session will focus on the proper fastpitch hitting technique. Athletes will have a chance to practice the proper hitting techniques through various drills including t-work, soft toss, hitting machines, etc. Bunting and slapping will be instructed.
FIELDING— This session will focus on the proper defensive techniques of the infield and outfield positions. Instruction for all fielders will include throwing, fielding, and position responsibilities. Team defensive strategy and play making will also be discussed. Indicate what one position you want on the registration from. There will be NO instruction for the pitching and catching positions in this session.
All skill sessions are $50. All lectures are $10. Lectures are free if at least two skill sessions are attended.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2004 9-11:30 a.m. Pitching Drills and Fundamentals 12-12:30 p.m. Break/Lecture – Julie Smith TOPIC: Dynamic Warmup 1-3:30 p.m. Hitting 4-4:30 p.m. Break/Lecture – Linda Kalafatis TOPIC: Understanding the Recruiting Process 5-7:30 p.m. Fielding
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2004 9-11:30 a.m. Pitching -advanced movement 9-11:30 a.m. Catching 12-12:30 p.m. Break/Lecture – Julie Smith TOPIC: Dynamic Warmup 1-3:30 p.m. Hitting 4-4:30 p.m. Break/Lecture – Linda Kalafatis TOPIC: Understanding the Recruiting Process *Check in times — half hour prior to each session.
EQUIPMENT — Pitchers must bring their own balls and catchers must supply their own protective equipment. Players attending a hitting session need to bring their own bat and helmet. Please label all equipment!
ACCOMMODATIONS — Hotel arrangements have been arranged in advance for all out of town participants. The Super 8 on Olentangy River Road is holding a limited number of rooms for $45 per night until February 7th. Rooms can be obtained by calling (614) 261-7141and asking for “Ohio State Softball Camps” rooms.
SPECTATOR FEE — All coaches, parents, family members and catchers accompanying student-athletes or players will be required to pay $5 to gain access to the indoor facility as part of a spectator fee and for insurance purposes.
Julie Smith – Former USA Softball Olympian
• Middle Infielder from Glendora, CA
• Olympic Gold Medalist
• Pan American Gold Medalist
• ISF World Champion
• No. 1 Draft Pick of the Women’s Professional Fastpitch League
• Fresno State University Graduate – Three time All American
*The cost for attending one lecture is $10 for all athletes, coaches, parents, friends, and family members. Athletes signed up for two or more sessions during the weekend, may attend both lectures for free. Parents of those participating athletes also may attend at no charge.
Linda Kalafatis — Head Coach, Ohio State
Belinda Cernava — Assistant Softball Coach, OSU
Drema Neal — Assistant Softball Coach, OSU
Cara Cellurale — Volunteer Assistant Coach, OSU
Deb Torman — Head Softball Coach, Otterbein University
JoAnne Ferguson — Head Softball Coach, Kenyon University
Stephanie Monday — Assistant Softball Coach, Kenyon University
Julie Weir — Assistant Softball Coach, Ashland University
OSU softball t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, visors and additional softball merchandise will be available for purchase.
Phone: (614) 292-0856
Fax: (614) 292-9195
Due to overwhelming response, spaces will be limited so register now!