Softball Announces Fall, Winter Camp Dates

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Purdue softball players and staff members will teach junior high and high school aged players at four fall and winter camps.
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Purdue softball players and staff members will teach junior high and high school aged players at four fall and winter camps.
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Sept. 19, 2013

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -Junior high and high school softball players can sharpen their skills at the Kim Schuette Softball Camps on Nov. 10 and 17 and Jan. 12 and 19.

The Nov. 10 All Skills/Pitching Camp and Jan. 12 Advanced Hitting/Pitching Camp are open to players from fifth to eighth grade.

On Nov. 10, the pitching camp will last from 9 to 11 a.m., while the all-skills camp will go from 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Both sessions will teach fundamentals, mechanics and position specific skills, emphasizing the basics and working towards more advanced skills and techniques. Campers will work on hitting, bunting/slapping, infield, outfield, baserunning/stealing and pitching catching.

On Jan. 12, the pitching camp will last from 8 to 11 a.m., while the advanced hitting session will go from noon to 4 p.m.

At the pitching camp, athletes will refine their fundamentals with an emphasis on strategies for improving speed and accurage. Drills will focus on spotting fastballs and changeups and an introduction to spinning the ball. One knee drills, the perfect circle, developing speed and power, a productive motion and measuring velocity also will be included.

The hitting camp will help players acquire the advanced skills necessary to become an all-around better hitter. Hitters will develop more advanced hitting-specific strategies and techniques and will receive one-on-one and small group instruction, while performing a variety of hands-on drills for offense.

The Nov. 17 All Skills/Pitching Camp and Jan. 19 Advanced Hitting Pitching Camp are open to players grades nine through 12.

On Nov. 17, the pitching camp will last from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., while the all skills camp will go from noon to 4 p.m.

Pitchers will refine their fundamentals with an emphrasis on strategies for improving speed accurage and spins with each pitch. Each athlete's velocity will be measured and drills will focus on the importance of spots, spin and speed of the ball utilizing the fast, change, drop, rise, curve and screw. We also will discuss the mental approach and attitude needed to be successful on the mound at the college level.

The hitting camp will help players acquire the advanced skills necessary to become an all-around better hitter. Hitters will develop more advanced hitting-specific strategies and techniques and will receive one-on-one and small group instruction, while performing a variety of hands-on drills for offense.

Registration is open now and may be completed online at purduesportcamps.com/softball.