FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU softball program has announced its winter softball camp dates for girls of all skill levels, ages 12 and up. FGCU head coach Dave Deiros will host the camp, while assistant coach Alycia Bachkora and members of the 2013 squad will help run the sessions as well.
The camp will provide well-rounded instruction of the game and an enjoyable and rewarding experience for each camper. The camper-to-instructor ratio will be kept low in order to provide the best possible instruction and attention to each camper. The camp will be split into three sessions including, hitting, pitching and defensive.
Advanced Hitting Camp
Saturday, November 10 - 9 a.m.-noon
Sunday, November 11 - 9 a.m.-noon
Hitting Camp Objectives: To teach the experienced softball player the correct mechanics and mental approach necessary to be a successful batter, slapper, bunter, and base runner. This clinic is designed for the advanced hitter who will be evaluated using a variety of techniques. We will incorporate hitting drills designed to accelerate skill levels. (Required: 12 and Older)
Advanced Pitching Camp
Saturday, November 10 - 1-4 p.m.
Pitching Camp Objectives: To teach the experienced softball pitcher the fundamentals required to throw a pitch correctly, with the spin and velocity as on target as possible. Will work on locating all pitches as well as finding the pitch each player throws best. (Required: 12 and Older)
Advanced Defensive Camp
Sunday, November 11 - 1-4 p.m.
Defensive Camp Objectives: To teach the experienced softball player the necessary fundamentals to become a solid reliable defender. Will develop proper mechanics in throwing, receiving, and fielding. Advanced individual work at a player’s specific position (including Catcher) will be incorporated with the skills utilized at these positions. (Required: 12 and Older)
1 Session - $65
2 Sessions - $125
3 Sessions - $185
4 Sessions - $235
Family Discount -10% off the registration fee for each family member.
Team Discount -10% off the registration for each team member (min. 4 members)
*Registration Deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 7.
(If late there are no discounts. Add $10 per camp for late registration.)
For more information on FGCU softball camps, please contact assistant coach Alycia Bachkora at (239) 590-7062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deiros is first and only softball coach in FGCU history and he owns a 420-167-2 (.713) record in ten seasons at the helm of the Eagles, including a 164-82 record in five seasons of Division I play in the Atlantic Sun Conference.
The Green and Blue finished the 2012 season with a 38-22 record and a 14-4 mark in the A-Sun. The Eagles became the first program at the school to win a game in the NCAA Tournament after defeating fifth-seeded Florida, 2-1, on May 18. FGCU will look to defend its 2012 A-Sun regular season and Tournament titles as they return all nine starters from a team that hit 50 home runs and had a team ERA of 2.07, that ranked in the top 30 in the nation.