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Grinnell College - Softball

Pioneer Prospects Fall Clinic #2

Location Grinnell, IA
Event Date(s) Oct 13, 2019
Ages 13 to 18
Grades 8th to 12th
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Event Description

Grinnell College Softball Camps

Pioneer Prospects Fall Clinics

Prospects Fall Clinics
Grad Years: 2020 - 2024
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Pitching add-on: 4:15pm - 5:15pm (no additional cost)
Cost: $55
Clinic #2: Sunday, October 13th
Presented by: Prospect 101
Clinics are open to any & all entrants, limited only by number (quantity), age, grade level &/or gender.

Come join Head Coach Lynn Anderson (former DI shortstop for the Wisconsin Badgers), Assistant Coach Benjamin Suchon (former scout for the Chicago White Sox) and the Grinnell College Softball team in our fall prospect clinics. These clinics will offer high level instruction on hitting, defense, catching, pitching and game situations. All instruction will be given by the Grinnell Softball coaching staff and current student-athletes in an atmosphere that is challenging, energetic and fun. Athletes will be trained with some of the same drills and techniques used to train our student-athletes. We strive to give you an experience you will never forget!

Clinic check-in takes place from 9:00am-9:15am in the lobby of the Bear Athletic Center.

The primary location for the clinic will be the Grinnell Softball Field, home of the Grinnell College Softball Team. If there is inclement weather, the clinic will be moved into the Fieldhouse, located within the Bear Athletic Center.

Charles Benson Bear ’39 Recreation and Athletic Center (aka the Bear Athletic Center)
1201 10th Avenue
Grinnell, IA 50112

The building is named for the late alumnus, trustee, and publishing executive Charles Bear.  Bequests of more than $10 million from the estates of Bear and his partner, A. John Gambers, supported the construction of a natatorium and fieldhouse in the two-part state-of-the-art center, which was completed in 2010. The bequests are among the largest combined gift distributions in the College's history. The Bear Athletic Center houses:
    * The 1,250 seat Darby Gymnasium, home of the Pioneer men’s and women’s basketball teams     and volleyball team;
    * A 500-seat natatorium with a 50-meter pool and movable bulkheads; and
    * A six-lane 200-meter Fieldhouse with seating for 400.
    * An 8,000 square foot fitness center with cardiovascular and strength equipment;
    * An auxillary practice gymnasium

In addition, the center houses the physical education and athletics staff and faculty, as well as classroom and practice space, climbing and bouldering walls, racquetball courts, locker rooms, equipment room, and a concession lounge with wireless Internet access and seating area.

Grinnell Softball Field
The Grinnell College softball team plays on one of the premier DIII fields in the Midwest. Highlights of the complex, opened in the spring of 2002, include a subterranean drainage system in the infield and outfield, a dirt warning track, black vinyl fencing, heated dugouts, multi-camera video system, home and visitor bullpens, a double tunnel, artificial turf-surfaced batting cage, a heated media tower and permanent bleacher seating for two hundred fans. Although not part of the current construction, field lighting is also part of the long-term plan.


  • Cleats AND tennis shoes (in case of bad weather, we will move inside)
  • Any gear you would use in a game (glove, helmet, bat, batting gloves)
  • Water bottle (water will be provided)
  • All campers are encouraged to wear their uniform (pants, socks, belt, jersey top)
  • Catchers: bring your own catcher's gear
  • Pitchers: must bring your own catcher. This can be a parent, sibling, friend, etc.
  • A Grinnell Softball Clinic Waiver Form (see below)

Please bring all signed forms to registration check-in.

Take a look at the photo for which lots to park in for our camps/clinics.

Lunch will not be provided. All attendees should bring/purchase their own. Also, this is not an overnight camp. Players traveling from out of town will be responsible for securing their own accommodations. Use this Visitor's Guide link for additional information on lodging, campus maps, airports, restaurants and lodging.

Grinnell College welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. Service dogs are allowed at all campus events and locations. Please view the Campus Accessibility Map for the nearest accessible parking, entrances, and ramps. The map also shows restrooms and other services. If you need accommodations for a disability, we will do our best to provide them for the camp/clinic. Please ask our camp staff at least 5 days in advance by contacting Assistant Coach Benjamin Suchon at suchonbe@grinnell.edu or 715-252-1620.

→ Download Campus Accessibility Map


  • Online registration will close 48 hours before the clinic starts.
  • There are no walk-ins, no refunds. Inquiries can be sent to: suchonbe@grinnell.edu.
  • A detailed itinerary will be emailed to all registered athletes within the week prior to the clinic.
  • Any additional information that we need to convey as the clinic draws closer will be passed on to you via the email address that you provided during registration.

Please contact Assistant Coach Benjamin Suchon at suchonbe@grinnell.edu or 715-252-1620.

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