Spots Still Available for @FGCU_Softball Advanced Summer Camps
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 | by Jamie Church (@jlchurch)
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Photo Credit: Dennis Snyder
Photo Credit: Dennis Snyder

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Positions in the 2014 FGCU Softball Advanced Summer Camps are still available. The team is offering advanced camps for hitting, defense and pitching June 9-11 in three-hour sessions.  Registration will be open until the first day of camp with a $10 late fee applied to all who register after the designated deadline.

The camp for experienced softball players, ages 13 and older will take place June 9-11 with FGCU head coach David Deiros as the lead instructor.  Assistant coach Alycia Bachkora and members of the 2014 squad will assist with instruction.

The camp will provide well-rounded instruction of the game with 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 schedule is listed below:

• Advanced Hitting – June 9-10 - 9 a.m.- noon

• Advanced Defense – June 9-10 - 1-4 p.m.

• Advanced Pitching – June 11 – 9 a.m. - noon

The cost of the camp is $100 for one session, with a price of $185 for both the hitting and defensive sessions.  All three camps will be offered for a cost of $245.  There will be discounts for siblings and team members with a minimum of four players from the same team. The registration deadline is Wednesday, June 4.

The advanced hitting sessions will 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. The clinic will incorporate hitting drills designed to accelerate skill levels.

The advanced pitching session will review the fundamentals required to throw a pitch correctly, with the spin and velocity as on target as possible. Campers will work on locating all pitches as well as finding the pitch each player throws best.

The defensive session will teach the experienced softball player the necessary fundamentals to become a solid and reliable defender. Campers will develop proper mechanics in throwing, receiving, and fielding. Advanced individual work at a player’s specific position, including catchers, will be incorporated with the skills utilized at these positions.

For more information on FGCU softball camps, please contact assistant coach Alycia Bachkora at (239) 590-7062 or abachkora@fgcu.edu.

David Deiros is the first and only softball coach in FGCU history.  With a record of 489-211-3 in 12 seasons, Deiros holds a win percentage of .696.  Deiros coached the Eagles to a record of 200-100 in their first six seasons of Division I competition and led the team to the 2008 and 2012 regular season Atlantic Sun championships.  The team also won the conference tournament in 2012 before picking up its first NCAA Regional win over No. 5 Florida in the first round.  In seven years as a Division I competitor, the team has finished third place in conference or better on six occasions and has been ranked as high as ninth in the NCAA Top 30 poll (2009).  Deiros is a former head coach at the 1998 Florida State Runner-up Lely High School in Naples and is the founding head coach of the 1999 District Champion/2001 Regional Runner-up Gulf Coast High School in Naples.