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Shippensburg University Softball

Pitching - Beginner Series 3

Location Shippensburg , PA
Event Date(s) Nov 4, 2019 to Nov 18, 2019
Grades 4th to 7th
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Event Description

Elite Pitching Clinics

The Shippensburg University Elite Softball Pitching Clinic is designed to offer small group instruction based on a progression of skills. Sessions will be offered based on skill level and broken down into two groups: Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced. In each skill group, the session will be limited to 10 pitchers on a first come, first serve basis. Pitchers are required to provide their own catchers. The clinic is designed to teach skills in a progression, where each session builds on what was covered in the previous session. The Elite Softball Pitching Clinic will be led by Shippensburg University Assistant Coach Danielle Thacker. Danielle is a former Division 1 collegiate athlete competing at the University of New Mexico. Currently, she is ranked 6th in the UNM record book for most strike-outs per seven innings, and stands 2nd in career wins with 51. She also ranks 3rd in total career shut-outs while competing in the Mountain West Conference. 

Participants are encouraged to attend all 4 sessions, for maximum progression of skills. The outline below covers each series, cost, and session dates. If you are unable to attend all four sessions in a series, a per-session cost has been indicated. If you plan to attend more than 1 session, at a per-session cost, it has to be within the same series.

Beginner Series 3
November 4th, 11th, 18th

Grades: 4th-7th
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cost: $150 for all 3 sessions
$50 per session

Location: Robb Field on the Campus of Shippensburg University

Rain Location: Henderson Gym

**Due to our limitation of participants, registration is on a first come first serve basis. Refunds will not be permitted for week to week absences or non-participation for any reason.*


Beginner Series

Session 1

Covers: Warm-up Skills and Drills to appropriately prepare the pitcher for successful transition into full pitching mechanics. This session will also cover basic fastball mechanics and proper body positioning.
Session 2 Covers: Review of warm-up skills and drills, with the introduction of walk-through and power development skills. This session will also cover full fastball review and fastballs for location.
Session 3 Covers: The increased accuracy of throwing a fastball for a specific location and will also introduce change up grip and spins.
Session 4 Covers: Review of fastball mechanics paired with full distance change-ups. The session will end with a total pitching approach review to include the mental game and situational pitch calling.
Intermediate/Advanced Series

Session 1

Covers: General review of pitching mechanics to include specific skills and drills for warm-up and pre-game preparation. This also includes mental approach for game day and situational pitch calling.
Session 2 Covers: Focus will be on speed and power development. Focus on leg drive, body positioning, and maximum output tailored individually to each pitcher. Will cover fastball and change-up review.
Session 3 Covers: Review of power, positioning, and general mechanics. Review of Drop, Drop-Curve/Curve
Session 4 Covers: Review of previous spin pitches with the addition of Screwball and Riseball. Total pitching approach.

**Individual Assessments will be provided at the conclusion of each session**