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December 17, 2012

Holiday softball camp eyes record turnout but space still available


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech softball coach Tory Acheson is expecting a record turnout for the upcoming Holiday Softball Mini-Camp, but reminds young players there is still space available and time to register for the Dec. 29-30 event. The camp, which will take place inside the Hyder-Burks Pavillion, will be hosted by Acheson along with current and former Golden Eagles.

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For serious softball players ages 7-17, this Mini Camp is designed to give campers a concentrated dose of softball instruction, including a college prep seminar to learn about the recruiting process, plus pitching and catching clinics. The pace will be quick and all aspects of the game will be covered.

Acheson said campers are registered from places such as California, Nevada, Oregon, Oklahoma and Texas, as well as throughout Tennessee.
 
A nationally known speaker and clinician with appearances at the NCAA Yes Clinic, National Sport Clinics, Nike Camps, Championship Softball Camps, and many state and local events, Acheson has been the director of Championship Softball Camps at Tech for the past 10 years.
 
The Mini Camp is a part of the instructional program designed to allow players of all skill levels to gain valuable knowledge and experience. Instruction will feature individual and small group work to develop skills for athletes of all ages. Athletes will be grouped according to age and ability level throughout the course of the Mini Camp.
 
General instruction will be given in all fundamental areas including hitting, bunting, base running, and defense. Special emphasis will be given to individual position instruction.
 
The cost of the camp is $80. Participants should bring a glove, cleats, tennis shoes, kneepads, a bat (optional), water bottle, lunch and enthusiasm. Family and team discounts are available, and each camper will receive a T-shirt.
 
December 28 will feature a pitcher and catcher clinic where campers will have the opportunity to meet with current and former players. The pitching clinic will cover mechanics, pitches and the mental aspects of the game, while the catching clinic will feature throwing, blocking, pitch calling and how to work with the pitcher. The cost for each is $50.
 
This camp is operated by the softball coaches of Tennessee Tech. Although the camp may be held on the campus of Tennessee Tech, it is not owned nor operated by the university.