TEMPE – The Arizona State University softball program has announced its 2014 Thanksgiving and Holiday Camps schedule, featuring two camps set to get take place in late November and late December, respectively.
The annual Sun Devil Softball Thanksgiving camp will get underway on Friday, Nov. 28 and continue through Sunday, Nov. 30 while the annual Holiday Camp will take place starting Sunday, Dec. 28 and running through Tuesday, Dec. 30.
Each of the Sun Devil softball camps will feature three days of instructions and skill-work. The Thanksgiving camp will take place from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. The Holiday camp will run from 2 p.m. through 7 p.m. on Sunday and 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. No meals will be provided at any point during the course of either camp.
Campers aged 10 through 18 with all skill levels are invited to join the ASU Softball team and coaches during the holiday season with two separate skills All-Skills Camps in November and December. The 2014 Sun Devil Softball Summer All-Skills Camps are designed with developing softball skills and having fun in mind. These camps are all-skills camps featuring hitting, defense, pitching, catching and base running drills with campers offered the opportunity to take part in any of the skill work they choose.
Each camp will run for three days and will take place at Farrington Stadium. Campers will receive over 15 hours of quality softball skill instruction from some of the best in the game.
Registration will be completed online. The camp fee will be $300 with a four dollar registration fee for a grand total of $304 per camp. Payments will be collected online via E-Check or credit card. Registration can be completed by clicking on this link and then clicking on the Softball button on the ensuing page.
The parents of each camper will be required to complete parental /guardian consent and release form that releases Arizona State University from any and all liability for any injuries incurred while at the camp that is not due to ASU’s negligence. It is recommended that all campers be covered by their parent/guardian health/medical insurance where the organized sports exclusion has been removed. An ASU trainer will be available on-site to tend to any minor injuries that may take place over the course of the camp. The release does include a medical release in favor of any attending physician. The release will be signed digitally upon completion of online registration.
MORE CAMP DETAILS
Softball Skill Work Features:
(PLEASE NOTE: Campers may take part in ANY section of the skill work that is applicable to their position and are NOT required to take part in all drills. A sample of camp drills can be found below.)
-Offensive Drills (swing mechanics, generating power, situational hitting, the short-game, increasing quality at-bats, hitting off of pitchers, etc)
-Defensive Drills (glove work fundamentals, position specific drill work, primary defensive position skill development, secondary defensive position skill development, increasing throwing velocity & accuracy, situational defense, arm care, etc)
-Catching Drills (catching fundamentals: receiving/framing, blocking, increasing throwing velocity & accuracy, situational defense, building the umpire-catcher & pitcher-catcher in-game relationships, catching for
pitchers during portions of camp)
-Pitching Drills (pitching fundamentals, increasing pitch velocity, mastering the change up, taking pitch movement to the next level, the mental game, pitching to catchers during portions of camp, arm care, etc)
-Base Running Drills (base running fundamentals, situational base running, sliding, etc)
-Other: Question & Answer Sessions with current ASU Student-Athletes & Staff, The Mental Game, The Recruiting Process, etc.
Items to Bring:
-Batting helmet with a facemask
-Batting gloves (optional)
-Cleats &/or turf shoes or sneakers (Metal cleats will not be permitted in the batting cages.)
-Catchers should bring their own gear.
-Additional softball equipment: hat/visor, face mask, mouth guard, sunscreen, etc
*ASU Softball is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please label your gear appropriately.