Grand Canyon University Softball is excited to announce our 2019 Summer Camp Schedule. We are offering more dates this year with many opportunities to work with the GCU Coaching Staff, current and former players as well as other area coaches. We are offering camps in the areas of Hitting, Slapping, Pitching, Catching and Defense as well as dates for younger age athletes.
For the first time, GCU is offering Progression Camps. The 3 Week Progression Camps are designed to introduce and practice skills over a three week period to go more in depth into drills and information than can be done in a 1 day camp. For three weeks at an hour and a half each session, athletes will engage in a more practice type setting with more reps and time with our coaches. To see our progression camps being offered, please see below.
Check-In: Camp check in will take place approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of camp.
3 Week Lil Lopes Progression Camp: The Lil Lopes camp will specifically be designed for the younger ages to work in all areas of the game of softball; hitting, defense, baserunning, throwing, etc. This camp is for ages 6-10 and limited to 25 girls.
3 Week Pitching & Catching Camp: Pitchers will have the opportunity to progress through building the proper pitching mechanics to build power and velocity as well as spending time learning pitches with proper spin and technique. (Pitchers will need to provide their own catcher).
Catchers will focus on throwing technique to increase arm strength and quickness of release. Framing, blocking, receiving throws at home, footwork and more will be covered over the three week camp. This camp is limited to 15 Pitchers and 15 Catchers between the ages of 11 – 18.
3 Week Hitting Progression Camp: Hitters will have the opportunity to progress over a three time to get more swings and work specifically on areas that need improvement. Each week will have a different focus such as increasing power and barrel speed, hitting both sides of the plate, etc. This camp is limited to 25 athletes between the ages of 11 – 18.
3 Week Slapping Progression Camp: Focus will be on slapping and bunting footwork from the left side. Athletes will learn proper footwork through the box, barrel path efficiency, pace of ball control, speed work to get down the line. This camp is limited to 25 athletes between the ages of 11 – 18.
Pitching & Catching Evening Camp: Pitchers will have the opportunity to work with GCU Pitching Coach Mandy Gardner to improve in the areas of pitching velocity as well as spin and accuracy.
Catchers will have the opportunity to get work in the areas of receiving, arm strength and quick release and footwork. This camp is limited to 25 pitchers and 25 catchers between the ages of 11 – 18.
Hitting Evening Camp: Hitters will work with the GCU coaching staff and members of the GCU team in the areas of hitting. Hitters will learn skills and drills to help improve barrel path efficiency, increase power through proper body positioning and hitting moving pitches and locations.
Defensive Evening Camp: The GCU Defensive Camp is designated for infielders and outfielders. Campers will work with the GCU coaching staff as well as members of the team. Footwork, throwing mechanics, fielding techniques and more will be highlighted during this camp. This camp is limited to 50 athletes between the ages of 11 – 18.
What To Bring: Each participant will need to have a copy of the Liability Waiver and Medical Release Form on file in order to participate. Each camp will be covered by a certified trainer. Water will be provided, however, we encourage each camper to bring a water bottle. All participants will need to bring their own softball equipment; glove, bat, helmet, batting gloves, cleats, visor, etc.
Refund Policy: No refunds will be provided for cancelations.
For any questions regarding camp, please refer to Asst. Coach Christi Musser at email@example.com.
Per NCAA rules, all sport camps and clinics conducted by Grand Canyon University are open to any and all entrants and enrollment is only limited based on age, grade level, gender, or number restrictions as specified by each camp.