Ohio State Softball
Winter Clinic

January 28

The Softball Winter Clinic is SOLD OUT. To be added to the waitlist, please email buckeyecamps@osu.edu with the camper's name, grade, and desired session.

Grades 7-12



HITTING SESSION (Session 3: Noon - 3 p.m.)
These sessions will focus on the proper fastpitch hitting technique and hitting drills. Athletes will have a chance to practice these techniques through various drills including t-work, soft toss, machines and vision drills. Bunting and Base running will also be included in the techniques and drills.

PITCHING SESSIONS (Session 2: 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Session 4: Noon - 3 p.m.)
Our pitching instruction will focus on the fundamentals of throwing fastpitch and will be geared toward increasing speed and gaining control of pitches. Pitchers will also have an opportunity to learn several different pitch grips and techniques for throwing. The purpose and strategy for throwing various pitches will be taught as well. This session will also include offensive skill work after pitching is complete. *Pitchers must bring their own catchers who are not attending the clinic.

DEFENSIVE SESSION (8 a.m. - 11 a.m.)
This session will focus on the proper defensive techniques of the infield, outfield and catching positions. Instruction for all fielders will focus on throwing, fielding, and position responsibilities. Instruction on stance, glove work, forehands, backhands, footwork, etc. will be covered. This session is for the infield, outfield and catching positions.

The clinic will be held at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, one of the top indoor facilities in the country. The facility houses a state-of-the-art indoor turf field, cleats are the most appropriate footwear for the day.

The fee for each session is $120. Each camp is open to any and all currently in grades 7-12. There is a maximum of 70 campers permitted in each clinic session, with no more than 15 players in each pitching session, so register early! The registration fee includes instruction and one T-shirt per camper. Full payment is required at the time of registration. You may register online by visiting OhioStateBuckeyes.com/camps. A 3% processing fee will be added to all online registrations. If registering by mail, please make your check payable to The Ohio State University. Any non-scholastic group of 5 or more that wishes to pay with one check for the entire group must do so ahead of time via mail. Any non-scholastic organization with a group of 5 or more registering the day of the camp must pay with credit card, cash, or money order. No exceptions will be made.

The Parent Consent, Waiver & Release Form AND the Concussion Information Form are REQUIRED for all participants. Please visit OhioStateBuckeyes.com/camps to obtain these forms. Please complete, sign and send the forms with your child to check-in - do not send the forms to us prior to the date of camp. Athletes will not be permitted to participate without these forms.

Upon processing of each registration, a confirmation notice will be sent by email. A packet of "Important Information for Registered Campers" (including the Parent Consent & Waiver Form and Concussion Information Form) will be posted online at OhioStateBuckeyes.com/camps at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the camp. This packet will not be separately mailed to campers.

Please check your email regularly, as this is our primary method of communication with campers and their parents.

Campers are responsible for providing their own lunch. Each Winter Clinic is a day camp only and no overnight accommodations will be provided. Campers are responsible for providing their own overnight accommodations if needed. Hotel information can be provided upon request.

All campers are responsible for bringing their own equipment. No equipment will be provided to ANY camper.

A refund less a $50 administrative fee will be issued for any cancellation received by at least 1 week prior to the start of each camp session. If a last minute injury occurs, you must notify the camps office at least 24 hours prior to the start of camp to be eligible for a refund. No refunds for ANY reason will be given if notified less than 24 hours prior to the start of each camp. The administrative fee and the 3% online processing are not refundable for ANY reason.

Because we have to guarantee our number of campers in order to prepare for camp, any cancellation received less than 1 week prior to the start of each camp will not be eligible for any refund except in the case of injury, illness, or mandatory school event, in which case supporting documentation from a doctor or school is required.

A camp fee may not be transferred to any other Ohio State sports camp. A camp fee may not be transferred to any other camper. All cancellation notices must be received by the deadline above and submitted by mail, email, or fax - no phone calls or voicemails. All supporting documentation required for a refund to be approved and processed must be submitted within 10 days after the conclusion of the camp session. Refund requests must be submitted on the Refund Request Form available at OhioStateBuckeyes.com/camps. Campers who are injured while at camp but remain at camp will not be eligible for any refund.

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