OSWEGO— The 21st Annual Lady Buccaneer Softball Mini Camp for girls ages 9-16 will be held June 27, 28, and 29 at the Oswego High School fields.
The camp has a rain date of June 30. The cost is $45 per player. Enrollment is limited to the first 50 players. There is a sibling discount available, where additional players from the same family can enroll for $35 each.
All players will receive a commemorative Oswego softball souvenir as well as a player’s report card of what to work on for the upcoming season.
Daily instruction will be as follows: Ages 9-12, 9 a.m. until noon; ages 13-16, 1-4 p.m.
Activities will include pitching, throwing, position play, baserunning, team defense, hitting, bunting, sliding, and mini-games.
Mike McCrobie, the OHS varsity softball coach, will lead the group of instructors. He has guided the Lady Buccaneers to three Section III championships, five league titles, and six times has been named Onondaga High School League/Central New York Counties League Coach of the Year. He was named New York State Coach of the Year in 1995.
Also providing instruction will be veteran coaches Brad Shannon and Barb Carroll. They are currently coaching the JV and middle school softball teams, respectively.
The rest of the staff will be comprised of current and former Oswego High School players including members of the 2010 CNYCL Lady Bucs’ league championship team. In the past, returning alumni that have staffed the camp have included National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association Regional All-America nominees Abby Martin (Cortland State) and Katie Frawley (Illinois Wesleyan). Other returning Lady Bucs on the camp staff in previous years have gone on to play college softball and/or coach at various levels from youth to college. In past camps, returning alumni have included Ali Canale and Lexi Deming (Cortland State), Mollie Schneible (St. John Fisher), Samantha Todd (Cazenovia College), Nicole Natoli (Nazareth College), Jenna Wyman (Barry University), Susan Sugar (Le Moyne College), Meg Runeari (American University), Nikki Taylor (R.I.T.), Kelly Owings (Union College) and others.
For more information or to receive an application, contact coach Mike McCrobie at [email protected] or call 343-8749. Proceeds from the mini camp will help defray the cost of the Lady Buccaneers’ spring trip South in April of 2012