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Ryan Jacobs Softball School

Catching Camps

Location Cedar Falls, IA
Event Date(s) Jan 12, 2020
Grades 3rd to 12th
This event has been completed.

Event Description

2020 Catching Camps

Fundamental: This camp is designed to help develop younger catchers the way that the University of Northern Iowa teaches these positions.  It is a great opportunity to learn from the UNI Coaching Staff and work with the UNI team as well as ask questions on how to become better players.

Elite: These camps are designed for older players who would like to advance their skill set.  The camps will cover more advanced drills, mechanics, and philosophies of the UNI softball program.

Will be instructed by Head Coach Ryan Jacobs, UNI Staff, and UNI Softball Players.

January 12th
Fundamental Catching Camp
Grades: 3rd-7th
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Cost: $65
Elite Catching Camp
Grades: 8th-12th
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Cost: $80
Register for the Fundamental Pitching or Catching Camp
AND the Fundamental Hitting Camp for $130
Register for the Elite Pitching or Catching Camp
AND the Elite Hitting Camp for $160
Note: Lunch will not be provided in between camps
for campers who are registering for both.

Location: Registration is at the SW Entrance of the UNI-Dome.

Fundamental Catching will discuss and teach:

  • proper throwing mechanics for catchers
  • proper set-up and stance
  • receiving the pitch
  • blocking
  • Different position specific drills

Elite Catching:

  • How to work with pitchers and umpires
  • controlling the pace of the game
  • footwork and throwing mechanics to different bases
  • framing
  • Advanced position specific drills

*Catchers registered for the catching camp need to bring their own set of catching gear, glove, and clean tennis shoes.
Please write you name on all personal belongings. The Ryan Jacobs Softball School will not be responsible for any lost, stolen, or missing personal items or gear.

YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT THE FOLLOWING (Even if you have attended University of Northern Iowa Softball Camps in the past, we will need NEW copies of both documents for EVERY Ryan Jacobs Softball School camp you register for):

  1. Copy of Insurance Card
  2. Current High School Physical Form or Signed Doctor’s Permission Form

Confirmation E-mail: You will receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours of registering online for camp. Be sure and check your junk box, as sometimes the confirmation e-mail can get lost there. Also, the e-mail address you listed on the application is where the confirmation e-mail will be sent, so please double check that the e-mail address is entered correctly.

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 us two weeks prior to the camp or clinic date and we will gladly forward your camp balance to be used towards for a different Ryan Jacobs Softball School Camp or clinic. Please note that this does not reserve or hold your spot, you must still meet registration deadlines. If the camp director is not notified two weeks prior to the camp or clinic date, no forward will occur. If an individual cannot attend due to a medical reason, please provide a doctor’s note to us 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.