Jun 03, 2011
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech softball coach Tory Acheson, along with current and former Golden Eagles, will host the annual Championship Softball Mini Camp, June 12-14.
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.
This year's camp will also feature the newest addition to Tech's coaching staff, Bonnie Bynum. The most dominate pitcher in Ohio Valley Conference history, Bynum has returned to her alma mater as Acheson's pitching coach.
The Mini Camp will feature Tech head coach Tory Acheson along with current and former team members. 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 nine 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.
June 12 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.
To download the camp flyer (PDF) click here
This camp is owned by the Tennessee Tech Athletics Association and is operated by coaches of Tennessee Tech. Although the camp may be held on the campus of Tennessee Tech, it is not owned or operated by the University.