Mangrum announces summer softball camp information

Thursday, March 26, 2009

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 26, 2009) - Head East Tennessee State University softball coach Andrea Mangrum and her staff announced its summer camp information on Thursday afternoon.


Mangrum and the Lady Bucs will conduct four separate sessions (all-skills, pitching, catching and hitting) and these camps are broken up into two age groups - 12 and under and 13 and up. All four separate camps will last two days.


The all-skills camp covers every facet of the game including hitting, bunting, slapping, base running, training for strength and speed, and infield/outfield throwing. Each all-skills camp day will last from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. with a lunch break given - where campers can either bring a lunch or go purchase lunch.


The all-skills sessions for campers 12 and under will be offered June 8-9 and July 20-21; while campers 13 and up will be offered all-skills camp from June 10-11 and July 22-23. The all-skills camp session costs $70 and the registration deadline for the 12 and under camp is June 1 and July 13; while June 3 and July 15 are the deadlines for the 13 and older group.


ETSU's pitching camp will help pitchers from the beginning level all the way through advanced throwers. The first day will break down mechanics and spins, and on day two, the pitchers will paired up with catchers to put their skills into action. Each pitcher will be grouped based on their level and experience. Below is a breakdown on each pitching level:


Pink—1 year or less of experience (beginner)

Gray—1-3 years of experience with no private instruction (low intermediate)

Gold—3-5 years of experience with private instruction (high intermediate)

Blue—5 years or more of experience with private instruction (advanced)


The pitching camps will be held June 22-23 for campers 12 and under and June 24-25 for campers 13 and older. The registration deadline is set for June 15 for the 12 and under clinic and June 17 for the 13 and older camp. These camps will run from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., and a $35 fee applies for each camper.


The catching camp will be held during the same time as the pitching clinic, and the catchers will be paired up based on their age. A $35 fee is also included for the catchers - and like the pitchers - the same registration date applies.


Finally, the hitting camps will be held the same day as the pitching and catching clinics, but the hitters will report in the afternoon from 12:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. These hitting camps will cover every aspect of the offensive game including - hitting mechanics, bunting, slapping, base running, and speed and core training. The hitting camp for campers 12 and under will be held June 22-23, and campers 13 and up will report on June 24-25. A fee of $35 applies for the hitting camp and the registration deadline is the same as the pitching and catching clinics.


Every camp will be conducted at the newly built ETSU Softball Complex, located behind the Kroger Shopping Center off of Greenwood Drive.


For more information on any of these softball camps contact coach Andrea Mangrum at (423) 439-4279 or via e-mail at


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