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May 2, 2017

 
PITTSBURGH – University of Pittsburgh softball coach Holly Aprile and staff have announced the dates of their 2017 summer camps.
 
The Panthers will offer two clinics, one in June and one in July, both which will be held at Vartabedian Field in the Petersen Sports Complex on Pitt’s upper campus.
 
For more information and to register, athletes can visit the camp website online. For questions, please contact assistant coach Lauren Cognigni at lcognigni@athletics.pitt.edu or 412-648-8064. Camp is open to any and all entrants limited only by age, grade level, and/or gender.
 
Pitt Softball General Skills Camp
Date:  June 13-14
Time:  9 a.m. – Noon (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Who: Girls entering grades 5-8
Location: Vartabedian Field in the Petersen Sports Complex
 
Cost: $100
Team Rate: $80/partcipant (eight or more girls from same team)
Pitt Employee Discount Rate: 10% off for Pitt employees
                              * E-mail Lcognigni@athletics.pitt.edu for promo code
 
DESCRIPTION
This camp allows participants to learn what it takes to be an offensive and defensive threat on the field. The Pitt coaching staff and players will be on hand to instruct various drills and techniques for athletes of all levels.
 
SKILLS TO BE COVERED
- Mechanics and fundamentals of hitting
- Base running including leads, returns and sliding
- Defensive fundamentals including proper throwing mechanics, fielding ground balls and catching fly balls
 
Pitt Softball All-Skills Camp
Date:  July 11-12
Time:  9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.]
Who: Girls entering grades 9-12 (graduation years 2017-2020)
Location: Vartabedian Field in the Petersen Sports Complex
 
Cost: $175
Team Rate: $150/participant (eight or more girls from same team)
Pitt Employee Discount Rate: 10% off for Pitt employees
                              * E-mail Lcognigni@athletics.pitt.edu for promo code
 
DESCRIPTION
At this camp, Pitt coaching staff and players will teach all skills, strategies and drills needed to help every player reach her softball goals. All aspects of softball, including pitching, catching, hitting, fielding and base running will be covered.
 
DEFENSIVE SKILLS TO BE COVERED
Infield – Fundamentals of playing the infield including ground balls, bunt coverage and double plays.
Outfield – Fundamentals of outfield including footwork fly balls, ground balls and more.
Catchers – Fundamentals of receiving, blocking, throwing to bases and more.
Pitchers – Fundamentals of pitching including fastball mechanics, speed drills and advanced movement pitches.
 
OFFENSIVE SKILLS TO BE COVERED:
- Mechanics and mental approach to hitting
- Fundamentals of base running

Pitt Softball Announces Summer Camps

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