Softball:  boys & girls > grades 1-12

Camp Director: Leslie Huntington

The foundational philosophy of Blugold Softball, as well as Blugold Softball Camps, is “compete and win.” At UW-Eau Claire, softball players and coaches approach competing differently. If we are working to be the very best version of ourselves every single day, no one will care who gets the credit when we succeed. At the same time, being the best version of ourselves will raise the level of play of our teammates.

“WIN” is an acronym in the softball program that may be familiar to some: What’s Important Now. Using the “WIN” approach helps our players and coaches stay focused on the present and the process, not overwhelming ourselves with the outcome.

During Blugold Softball Camps, participants will be challenged by the physical components of the game of softball as well as mental, emotional, and leadership components. Camps are directed by the coaching staff, and current and former players. Camper-to-coach ratio is kept very low due to the detailed nature of teaching the components of the game. It is our hope that participants will leave camp with increased knowledge, after enjoying the quick-paced, interactive, and competitive drills and situations presented.


 

Blugold Championship Hitting Camp

Ages 14U & up* (limit of 60 participants) | Register Online

February 10    9 a.m. – noon

(If you are a slap hitter we will teach you the mechanics of the swing but also work with you on specific slapping technique.)

This intensive hitting camp will focus on proper hitting mechanics with a focus on developing bat speed. Participants will work through hitting mechanics with current Blugold players and coaches right by your side. You will learn by performing a variety of drills designed to help you develop a powerful swing.

Time will also be spent on the mental aspects of hitting, including things like your routine, playing one pitch at a time, having a plan at the plate, and how to find success on a day you are 0-4.

$75 | commuter, meals not included

 

Blugold Championship Pitching Camp

Ages 14U & up* (limit of 15 participants) | Register Online

February 10    1-4 p.m.

This intensive pitching camp will focus on proper pitching mechanics, and then progress into throwing the change-up, as well as breaking pitches.

Participants will be taught how to use their legs for power, along with how to self-correct when things go wrong, and how to take ownership of their pitching. We will also spend significant time on the mental aspect of pitching, utilizing the experience of the current Blugold pitchers, as well as coaches.

$75 | commuter, meals not included

 

Fall Elite Prospect Camp

Grades 8-12

September 2018    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This camp is designed for those high school-aged players who have the desire to play college softball. In this skills and competition based camp, players will participate in a practice-type workout consisting of drills and instruction in the morning, and then will scrimmage in the afternoon. Live pitching, hitting, and situations will be used during the scrimmages.
 
Please bring your own catcher!

$149 | commuter, lunch included

 

Holiday High School Elite Skills Camp

Ages 14U, 16U, 18U

December 2018    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This long-standing day camp is very popular during the Christmas break, drawing players from Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

This camp is intended for players who have a desire to learn the most detailed aspects of the game and who also have a desire to play college softball.

Camp registration fee includes lunch. It also includes a t-shirt for players who register by December 1.

This camp does not include overnight accommodations for traveling campers — that is the responsibility of each individual camper. We do have a list of partner hotels if you are interested. 

Please bring your own catcher!

$159 | commuter, lunch included

 

Holiday Youth Camp

Grades 1-6

December 2018    9 a.m. - noon

This is a basic fundamental skills camp designed for younger, less experienced players. Players ages 8-12 (or players who would play at the 8U, 10U, and 12U levels); those with limited fastpitch softball experience.

Pitchers - please bring your own catcher!

$60 | pitching plus skills

$60 | catching plus skills

$45 | skills only, 10 a.m. - noon

$20 | pitching only, 9-10 a.m.

$20 | catching only, 9-10 a.m.

  commuter, meals not included

 

Blugold Championship Hitting Camp

Ages 14U & up* (limit of 60 participants)

February 2019

Slappers will not be included in this hitting camp.

This intensive hitting camp will focus on proper hitting mechanics with a focus on developing bat speed. Participants will work through hitting mechanics with current Blugold players and coaches right by your side. You will learn by performing a variety of drills designed to help you develop a powerful swing.

Time will also be spent on the mental aspects of hitting, including things like your routine, playing one pitch at a time, having a plan at the plate, and how to find success on a day you are 0-4.

$75 | commuter, meals not included

 

Blugold Championship Pitching Camp

Ages 14U & up* (limit of 15 participants)

February 2019

This intensive pitching camp will focus on proper pitching mechanics, and then progress into throwing the change-up, as well as breaking pitches.

Participants will be taught how to use their legs for power, along with how to self-correct when things go wrong, and how to take ownership of their pitching. We will also spend significant time on the mental aspect of pitching, utilizing the experience of the current Blugold pitchers, as well as coaches.

$75 | commuter, meals not included

 

*Due to the intense nature of these camps, we are taking registrations only for 14U players and up. If your daughter “plays up” to 14U, she may attend, but she needs to be mentally prepared for an intense learning environment.


 


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE


 

Questions? Contact Leslie Huntington | huntinla@uwec.edu | (715) 836-2663