Softball Announces Camp Dates for 09-10 Season

Aug. 17, 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky softball team has announced camp dates for the entire 2009-10 season.

Head Coach Rachel Lawson and her staff will offer a variety of opportunities for players to develop in all areas of the game. Instruction range from a one-day session, weekly developmental sessions and week-long camps.

Complete information is listed below:

Day Camps -

*September 12 & 13, 2009

This Fall Camp is for all ages who are interested in taking their skills to the next level. All major aspects are covered with drills campers can do on their own to improve their skills.

Session 1 PITCHING (10AM - Noon) - Learn the fundamentals and the advanced techniques of pitching, improve their speed and accuracy, and/or learn and develop movement pitches. Pitchers will learn pitch specific fundamentals and advanced techniques of fastball, change, curve, rise, screw, and drop. PITCHERS MUST PROVIDE A CATCHER.

Session 2 OFFENSE (12:30 - 2:30PM) -Become the best run producer at your position. This session will focus on aspects of the offensive game: mechanics of hitting/slapping and bunting; while also learning advanced skills of base running and sliding.

Session 3 DEFENSE (Infield/Outfield/Catching) (3:00 - 5:00PM) - Want to learn a new position or be the best at your current position? Campers will be separated into their specifically chosen position where they will be instructed in proper fielding mechanics and detailed positional instruction. DOES NOT INCLUDE PITCHING.

IMPORTANT NOTE - The camp will be divide by age/grade level:Saturday, 9/12 will be for athletes 6 years to 8th grade ONLY.Sunday, 9/13 will be for athletes in High School; grades 9 - 12 ONLY.

*November 15, 2009

UK's Pre-Thanksgiving High School All Skills Training Camp provides an excellent opportunity for high school player's grades 9 - 12 to be instructed by the Southeastern Conference's own Kentucky Softball Staff. This camp is designed for the serious softball player - one who has the interest and desire to play collegiate softball. This two phase camp will focus on the development of all defensive and offensive fundamental skills of the game. DOES NOT INCLUDE PITCHING SPECIFIC INSTRUCTION.

Session 1 ALL SKILLS (9-11 AM)Session 2 ALL SKILLS (1-3 PM)

*January 9 & 10, 2010

JANUARY 9 - This one-day clinic, pitchers will receive intensive instruction in the fundamentals and skills needed to master their position. Campers will be grouped by age and skill levels and taken through the same instruction and drills utilized by the University of Kentucky pitching staff. Pitchers will focus on pitching mechanics, proper procedures to throw various pitches, drills and methods to increase control and velocity. The pitching instruction includes details about improving speed and power through proper pitching mechanics. Detailed instruction will also focus on the rise, change, screw ball, drop, and curve.

Session P1A (10 - 11:30 AM) - 6 years - 8th GradeSession P1B (1 - 2:30 PM) - 6 years - 8th Grade

Session P2A (11:30 - 1 PM) - Grades 9 - 12Session P2B (2:30 - 4:00 PM) - Grades 9 - 12

JANUARY 9 will also include a Coaches Clinic (5:00 - 7:30 PM) - Coaches will be taught through verbal instruction and visual demonstrations; also by participation in instruction drills/games. This one time clinic will include sessions on fundamentals, drills, and strategy for all areas of softball instruction. We will outline our practice plans and provide you information to more effectively plan indoor and outdoor practices; handouts included.

JANUARY 10 - Prepare like a Division I athlete and become the best slugger at your position. Each hitters/slappers will receive intensive instruction specific to offensive production. Campers will be grouped by age and skill levels and taken through the same instruction and drills specific to hitting/slapping mechanics; will also be instructed in the art of bunting, base running and sliding.

Session H1A (10 - 11:30 AM) - 6 years - 8th GradeSession H1B (1 - 2:30 PM) - 6 years - 8th Grade

Session H2A (11:30 - 1 PM) - Grades 9 - 12Session H2B (2:30 - 4:00 PM) - Grades 9 - 12

Weekly Instruction Camps -

University of Kentucky Softball Staff and Head Coach Rachel Lawson will be offering weekly one-hour clinics instructing on advanced fundamentals of pitching or hitting to help each athlete to become better prepared for the upcoming season. Instruction during each clinic will be led by Coach Lawson and advanced according to the players abilities. Enrollment is limited to six (6) strictly on a first come first serve basis. RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY - Must register online.

*Instructional Series 1 - Tuesday Evenings September 8th - October 13th, 2009.

Dates: 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13ALL SESSIONS PITCHING SPECIFIC; No hitting will be instructed with this series.6:00 - 7:00 - 6 years to 8th Grade ONLY7:00 - 8:00 - Grades 9 - 12 ONLY

*Instructional Series 2 - Monday/Wednesday Evenings January - February, 2010

IMPORTANT NOTE: Monday Evenings will be for 6 years to 8th Grade ONLY; while Wednesday Evenings will be for Grades 9 - 12 ONLY.

Monday Evening Dates: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15Monday Evening Hitting: 6:00 - 7:00 PMMonday Evening Pitching: 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Wednesday Evening Dates: 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, NO 2/10, 2/17, 2/24Wednesday Evening Hitting: 6:00 - 7:00 PMWednesday Evening Pitching: 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Summer Camps -

June 20 - 23, 2010 (HIGH SCHOOL ONLY; entering grades 9 - 12) Overnight camp with a commuter option.

Check-in will be Sunday evening; Check-out will be Wednesday at Noon.Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday will have 9PM Pick-ups for Commuters. Wednesday will be Noon.

June 23 - 26, 2010 (6 years to entering 8th Grade)

Check-in will be Wednesday Evening (except for Juniors); Check-out will be Saturday at Noon for everyone.

Junior Camp for 6 year to 9 year olds will check-in Thursday Morning.Overnight for campers 10 and older with commuter option.Thursday & Friday Juniors will have an afternoon/early evening pick-up. Saturday will be NoonWednesday, Thursday, Friday will have 9PM Pick-ups for Commuters. Wednesday will be Noon.