Softball Clinics Slated

Katie Wallace (left) a softball player at Mexico High School receives instruction from Oswego High School graduate and Cortland State pitcher Abby Martin during last year's winter pitching clinic.
Katie Wallace (left) a softball player at Mexico High School receives instruction from Oswego High School graduate and Cortland State pitcher Abby Martin during last year's winter pitching clinic.

A girls fastpitch softball hitting/pitching clinics will be held Sunday mornings from January 9 through February 27 at the Oswego YMCA Armory.

The clinic is open to all girls in grades 5-12 who are interested in softball, and would like to develop their skills before the school or summer ball seasons begin. Both beginners and advanced players are encouraged to attend.

Hitting will be from 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. each week in the Armory gym and batting cage. Each session will consist of a 20-minute presentation by a coach or guest clinician, then the remainder of the hour will be hands-on hitting drills and/or practice in the batting cage.

Pitchers will also receive brief instruction weekly, then use the 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. hour to throw under the supervision of the coaches.

Videotaping will be used as a teaching tool in later sessions for both the pitchers and hitters.

The cost of the clinic is $10 per hour for either pitching or hitting. For girls who want to stay for both sessions, the fee is $15. Eight-session packages are $70 for hitting or pitching, $120 for both.

Pitchers must bring a parent or friend as a catcher. Hitters can bring their own bats. Sneakers are recommended. All other equipment will be provided.

The clinic is sponsored by the Amateur Softball Association, and is staffed by the coaches of the Oswego High School and Pride Softball programs. For more information, contact Mike McCrobie by phone at 343-8749 or via e-mail at [email protected]