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.
Click here to download the camp flyer
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
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.