Kansas Announces Winter Camps & Clinics

Nov. 2, 2005

LAWRENCE, Kan. –

Head coach Tracy Bunge and the Kansas softball staff announced their 2006 Winter camps and clinics Wednesday. The camps will run in the month of January and include sessions for pitching, hitting, catching and defense.

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This year we will be holding two specialized pitching clinics that will be taught by head coach Tracy Bunge and assisted by several members of the KU pitching staff. Power Pitching will focus on the mechanics of the fastball and increasing velocity and will also teach the basics of the change up. Throwing Pitches will break down the drop, rise, and curve. Both sessions will break down the mechanics of the pitching motion and the drills necessary to build effectiveness. Pitchers must bring their own catchers. The fee is $50.00 per session.

Three-Week Hitting Clinic

In this clinic, we will cover the basic fundamentals of the swing and drills that will help improve the quality and effectiveness of the swing. In the three weeks, hitters will progress through a series of drills that will focus on consistency in the swing and overall effectiveness. The hitting clinic will be headed up by assistant coaches Jen Sewell and Christi Musser.

Defense

The defensive clinic will allow participants to learn the key fundamentals of their defensive position. Campers will be split into two groups — outfield and infield. The infield will then break up further into middle infield and corner positions. Players will work with KU coaches Tracy Bunge, Jen Sewell and Christi Musser. This is a clinic with advanced drills and concepts. The fee is $60.00.

Catching Skills

This clinic is to improve catching fundamentals and skills. It will include throwing, framing and blocking. Catchers will work with KU assistant coach Jen Sewell. Gear must be brought by the player. This session is available for all ages. The fee is $60.00.

Hitting League

Our most popular clinic from the past three years is back. The hitting league is designed to provide athletes with a chance for hitting practice observed by the Kansas softball coaching staff with a competitive atmosphere. Each team will consist of five players who will hit off a pitching machine for points. Score will be kept and compared with other teams and awards will be given out to the winners at the conclusion of the four weeks. Hitting league is very popular so do not wait to send in registration and payment. Your payment must be received before the space is secure.

For dates, more information and to download a registration form, click here.