Nov. 5, 2008
IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa softball team has announced its annual winter clinic dates. The high school player clinics will be held January 2-4, and the youth clinic will be January 24. The clinics will be held inside the Bubble across from Kinnick Stadium.
“We are pleased to announce the dates for our annual clinics,” Head Coach Gayle Blevins said. “We are committed to offering quality clinics to all softball enthusiasts and look forward to working with students and coaches alike. We have received tremendous response to our clinics and anticipate that each will fill up quickly.”
The Jan. 2 session will start with a defensive clinic from 9 a.m.-noon. It will cover the fundamentals of all defensive positions with additional emphasis on defensive coverages. The same session will be offered from 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 3.
From 1-4 p.m. on Jan. 2, the Hawkeyes will be giving a hitting clinic. This will cover the basics of hitting and slap hitting. The same hitting clinic will also be offered from 1-4 p.m. Jan 3 and from 9 a.m.-noon, Jan. 4.
Following the hitting clinic Jan. 4, Iowa will conduct a pitching/catching session from 1-4 p.m. It will cover pitch development and pitching/catching strategy. Parents or coaches will not be permitted to serve as catchers.
The youth clinic will be held from 1-4 p.m., Jan. 26. Girls and boys from second to seventh grade are eligible. Instruction will include hitting, fielding, throwing, pitching, catching, base running and sliding.
Campers should bring their own gloves, bats and catchers gear. Each high school clinic costs $60 and the youth clinic is $40. Both include an Iowa softball T-shirt. Registration forms must be received by Dec. 19 and can be sent to the address below. Registration forms can be found online at hawkeyesports.com. For more information, contact the Iowa softball office at (319) 335-9257.
Coaches should also check hawkeyesports.com at the beginning of December, as the annual Coaches Clinic brochure will be available. The Coaches Clinic will take place Saturday, January 31.
Iowa Softball Clinic
215 Carver-Hawkeye Arena
Iowa City, IA 52240