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Winter Softball Camps

Location for all events: Lake Land College Field House or Laker Softball Field (depending on the weather), 5001 Lakeland Boulevard, Mattoon, IL 61938 Items players will need to bring with them to each event: Sports drink, bat, fielding glove, tennis shoes, catchers equipment (if applicable) and notebook. In case of good weather players must be prepared to go outdoors so bring your cleats. Host Hotel: Comfort Suits, 1408 Broadway Ave East, Mattoon, IL 61938 (Ask for the lake Land Softball Camp Rate) Softball Skills Evaluation/ Recruiting Workshop Sunday, December 11, 2016 Sunday, January 22, 2017 The purpose of our Softball Skills Evaluation/ Recruiting Workshop is to help you gain a better understanding and have a clearer picture of the recruiting process, whether it be for a four-year or a two-year institution. This is certainly not a workshop for Lake Land College only. It is intended to provide a variety of options for you to explore as you pursue your college choice. At this event, players will be measured in all softball athletic skills and will be shown how you compare to other players your age, while gaining a better understanding of what college level may be best for you. The workshop will include topics such as how to write a proper email to a coach, how to get noticed at a camp or tournament, and how to write a resume and how to make a video. Our Softball Skills Evaluation/Recruiting Workshops are not just for players, but also for parents and coaches since it takes all of you to implement a successful recruiting plan. At the end of the day each player will leave with their evaluations scores along with comparison to how they measure against other players their age. This will help you learn what you need to work on to become more recruitable. Softball Skills Evaluation/Recruiting Workshops Itinerary 8:30 a.m. Registration 9:00 a.m. Introduction meeting for players and parents 9:15 a.m. Warm-up 9:45 a.m. Skills Evaluation (and how they are measured) Overhand throw (radar guns) Third to 1st throwing time (stopwatches) Vertical Jump (Tape measurement) Catcher home to second pop time (stopwatches) Home to 1st running time (stopwatches) Home to Home running time (stopwatches) Hitting (visual technique evaluations) Noon Working Lunch and College Recruiting Workshop 1:00 p.m. Offensive and defensive skills workout. 3:30 p.m. Distribute and discuss evaluation sheets and homework review Lake Land College Softball Skills Clinic Sunday, December 18, 2016 Offense clinic (Hitting/bunting/base running) Sunday, January 8, 2017 Defense clinic (Pitching/catching/fielding) If you have ever attended a college softball camp before tell me if this sounds familiar. You show up at the college camp, sign in, and then go stand around until the coach yells "Everybody over here!" Then you sit down in a group while the coach talks for a brief time. Then they divide you into groups to work with their players on a skill for about 15 to 20 mins. Then the coach says SWITCH and you move to the next group. You do this for a couple of hours then the coach brings everybody back into a group, talks a little bit, then camp is over. In the end what did you really get out of it that you can actually take into a game or help you get that NCAA D1 softball scholarship? Well, that’s not what happens at a Lake Land College Softball event. At our skill clinics not only do we work on individual softball athletic skills that will not only make you a better player but also teach you what college coaches are looking for in potential recruits in these skills areas. So be ready to work and work hard. You pay a lot of money to attend camps and we are going to work really hard to make sure that you get what you paid for and more. Softball Skills Clinic Itinerary 8:30 a.m. Registration 9:00 a.m. Introduction meeting for players and parents 9:15 a.m. Warm-up 9:45 a.m. Skills Clinic Noon Working Lunch - homework review 1:00 p.m. Game situation workshop 3:30 p.m. Wrap up session Document: 2016-2017 LLC Camp Registration  or  online registration



Head Coach: Nic Nelson
Phone: 217.234.5332

Assistant Coach: Katie Watson
Phone: 217.234.5339

Athletic Director: Bill Jackson
Phone: 217.234.5296

Athletic Trainer: Brian Morris
Phone: 217.234.5374

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