Kansas Softball Wraps Up First Week of Summer Camps

June 14, 2012

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Four full days of instruction from the Jayhawk softball coaches and players at Arrocha Ballpark kicked off the summer camp season, June 11-14.

This first camp of the summer was an all-skills clinic for players entering 3rd-8th grades. The week covered the fundamentals of every facet of the game of softball including: hitting, bunting, base running, infield and outfield play, pitching, catching, and game competition.

Campers reported to camp from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and went right to work upon arrival. Sorted by age group, the Kansas coaching staff built a schedule that progressed with each day. The week began with both offensive and defensive mechanic work that included time in the cages, tee work and soft toss. On the field, the campers worked on defensive approach and throwing fundamentals with the majority of the Jayhawk roster that turned in the 36th-best fielding percentage in the NCAA this spring.

As the week continued, campers advanced to position-specific defensive drills, throwing progression and fly ball footwork before putting it all together for simulated scrimmages on Wednesday and Thursday’s afternoon sessions.

For more information on this summer’s Kansas Softball Camps, visit KUSoftballCamp.com or contact kusoftballcampgmail.com.

Kansas Softball Summer Camp Schedule
-All-Skills Camp: June 11-14
-High School Camp: July 16-19
-Pitcher/Catcher Camp: July 19-20