FALL CLINICS

The Bison Softball Team invites all softball players in grades entering grade 6-12 and Junior College Sophomores to participate in the 2018 NDSU Fall Clinics.  Come join our coaching staff and players to continue to grow your skills and learn new drills. Please register early to ensure your spot and your NDSU Softball T-shirt. 

Pitching: October 7th
Grades: 6th - 9th
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Cost: $60 per Camper

Catching: October 7th
Grades: 6th - 9th
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Cost: $60 per Camper

Pitching: October 7th
Grades: 10th - JUCO Sophomore
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $75 per Camper
Catching: October 7th
Grades: 10th - Sophomore
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $75 per Camper

Slapping: October 7th
Grades: 6th - JUCO Sophomore
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost: $60 per Camper

All Skills: October 7th
Grades: 6th - JUCO Sophomore
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Cost: $100 per Camper

Location: Ellig Sports Complex, on the corner of 17th Ave N. and 18th St. N, NDSU Campus

Pitching Clinic: This clinic will break down the pitching motion and present the drills necessary to increase consistency, speed, and effectiveness. Coaches will also introduce different pitches (based on skill level), teaching the correct technique, fundamentals, and drills essential for throwing them.
→ Pitchers must provide their own catchers (ex. parent/sibling).

Catching Clinic: This catching clinic will introduce drills that will sharpen your game behind the plate. Improve your skills in receiving, blocking, throwing, and footwork. Catchers will have the opportunity to catch pitchers at the end of the session allowing you to work on these skills live with a coach present.
→ Catchers must provide their own gear.

Slapping Clinic: In this clinic, campers will work a long side our very talented slappers as well as our coaches as we will break down the slap footwork and handwork. We will also introduce different kinds of slaps like the hard/power slap, soft slap, and drag bunt.  Slappers will be introduced to a number of drills that enhance their knowledge and skill of slapping. 

All Skills Clinic: The All Skills Clinic allows campers to work with our coaching staff and players to enhance their offensive and defensive skills and strategies.  This clinic is ideal for softball players who are ready to develop their abilities to play at the next level. Whether you are beginning your competitive experience or moving up in age for travel ball or high school, this camp will take the basic game fundamentals to a more advanced level. 

What To Bring: We recommend all participants bring both cleats and tennis shoes. Participants must provide their own glove; make sure your full name is on your personal equipment. Catchers bring a full set of catching gear. All skills clinic, please bring your own bat and helmet.

Parents & Coaches: Parents and coaches are welcome to observe any and all camp sessions. To insure everybody’s safety, we ask that parents and coaches maintain proper distance from camp activities, and also refrain from interrupting sessions in progress. Camp staff welcomes the opportunity to discuss camp activities during breaks with parents and coaches.

Refund Policy: In order to be compliant with NCAA rules, please understand that any payment you make towards camp is non-refundable.  If for some reason a camper cannot attend, please inform Melissa Chmielewski (melissa.chmielewski@ndsu.edu) at least one week prior to the camp or clinic date, and we will gladly forward your camp balance to be used towards a different camp or clinic.  If an individual cannot attend due to a medical reason, please provide a doctor’s note to melissa.chmielewski@ndsu.edu and the balance will be forwarded, if the cancellation is made prior to camp.  Finally, no refunds or balance forwards will be issued upon expulsion or voluntary withdrawal from camp.  Please contact Melissa Chmielewski should you have any questions about the refund policy.

 

NDSU Softball Clinics are open to all entrants limited only by number age, grade level, and/or gender. Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations to participate in NDSU – sponsored programs and events. To request an accommodation. Please contact Melissa Chmielewski at (701) 205-7216 by September 30th to make arrangements.

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