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.
Holiday High School Elite Skills Camp
Ages 14U, 16U, 18U
December 27, 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.
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
December 28, 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 17, 2019 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
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) - Pitchers must provide their own catcher for this camp
February 17, 2019 9 a.m. - noon
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
Questions? Contact Leslie Huntington | firstname.lastname@example.org | (715) 836-2663