JC Softball Pitching and Hitting Clinics
Juniata's Softball Pitching Clinic is offered throughout the winter months. This is a chance for pitchers to come inside the gym and throw with JC Pitchers and Coaches during the off season.
Beginners: The basic mechanics of windmill pitching by breaking down the motion and working on each component separately. The instructors will introduce the proper way to grip the ball, wrist snap, arm circle and driving with the legs during the pitch.
- Grades 4-8
- 10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Advanced Pitchers: How to enhance the basic mechanics to add more speed to their pre-existing pitches. They will also learn the proper mechanics of breaking pitches including the drop, curve, screwball, and rise. There will also be emphasis on location, movement, and the change up.
- Grades 9-12
- 1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.
- $35 per session
- $125 all four sessions
- *Limit each session to 10 participants per session.
*Each Pitcher must supply their own catcher, which cannot be another pitcher participating in the clinic.
Juniata's Softball Hitting Clinic is offered one day in January. This is a chance for players to come inside the gym and hit with JC Softball Players and Coaches during the off season. Players/ Students will learn the fundamentals of the offensive game of softball with the focus on hitting, bunting, and slapping. Attendees will participate in drill/ station work, and learn the fundamentals and advanced skills specific to batting. Individual instruction is given to players according to their skill level.
- Grades 4-8: 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
- Grades 9-12: 12:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
- *Participants will be grouped based on grade and skill level within the age group.
- $50 for one day session
- *Session will be limited to the 40 registered participants.
*Each player must supply their own helmet, bat, water bottle, and wear sneakers.
For more information about Coach Kszepka and the Juniata Softball team, please visit the Juniata Athletics website.