Softball hosting October youth camp

2020-21 Southwestern Spartan softball team
The 2020-21 Spartan softball team will assist with the youth softball camp, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020.

The Spartan softball program is hosting a camp for youth on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, from 1-5 p.m., at the Spartan softball field on the north side of Southwestern's Creston campus. Youth from ages 7-14 are invited to register for the camp.

This camp will include instruction in the following areas:

  • Defensive Skills: SWCC coaches and players will go through a day in the life at a softball practice. We will teach throwing technique, dailies, and the warm ups that we do everyday before practice. Various drills will be run to teach the fundamentals, as well as, footwork and quick hands.
  • Offensive Skills: SWCC coaches and players will break down what a swing should look like and target all the key components to a successful swing. Campers will rotate through stations and learn various skills, such as: plate approach, how to hit different pitches, and other fundamental skills to hitting.
  • Base Running: SWCC coaches and players will talk about how to run the bases and what to look for when you are on base. We will do a variety of drills that will help increase speed on the bases and will help each camper to be smart base runners.

Weather permitting the camp will be held at Spartan softball field. In the case of inclement weather, the camp will be moved inside to the SWCC Student Center gymnasium. As a reminder, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Southwestern Community College does require face coverings when on campus.

The cost of the camp is $30 per player.