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    April 23, 2012

    HOUSTON - The University of Houston softball program announced their summer camp schedule beginning with the General Skills Camp/Baby Coogs Camp starting on June 11-14. The Cougars softball staff and student-athletes will instruct campers on a wide array of skills designed to improve the participants overall softball skills, their mental handle on the sport as well as a preview of life as a collegiate softball player.

    Campers between the ages of 8-14 will have an option to stay overnight in one of the University of Houston dorms and participate in activities such as bowling and movie night in addition to the instruction they receive on the softball field.

    For pitchers and catchers, a more specific camp is offered on June 18-21 that will include instruction from UH's staff along with other Division 1 coaches from the area.

    The Cougars coaching staff will also offer a camp experience for aspiring D1 athletes with their High School Summer Camp on June 24-25. The camp offers participants an opportunity to learn instruction and the day-to-day dealings with several D1 coaches including the UH coaching staff.

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    General Skills Camp/Baby Coogs Camp:
    General Skills Camp
    Date: June 11-14th, 2012
    Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 21)
    Location: Cougar Softball Stadium
    Ages: 8-14
    Price: $275 Day Camp
    Price: $475 Overnight Camp

    Baby Coogs Camp:
    Date: June 11-14th, 2012
    Time: 9 a.m - 12 p.m.
    Location: Cougar Softball Stadium
    Ages: 5-7
    Price: $150 per session


    The University of Houston General Skills camp will be covering the fundamentals of every aspect of the game of softball including offense, defense, and base running. The defensive aspect will include the breakdown of proper throwing mechanics and the opportunity to implement their skill by soaking counselors in the dunk tank. Position play and team defense will be incorporated through modified scrimmages and one on one instruction from camp counselors. During the offensive sessions, campers will learn the University of Houston philosophy of hitting by working with collegiate level athletes and learning the importance of being an offensive powerhouse. Campers will also work on the fundamentals of bunting through drills and bunting challenges. The University of Houston softball program takes pride in doing the little things right and base running seems to be the most over looked detail of the game. This camp will teach young athletes the where's and why's of base running and also the art of sliding by using the slip and slide to cool them off.

    This year we will be hosting our 2nd annual overnight camp. The campers will be transported to and from the dorms. The scheduled night activities are set for a night of bowling, a movie night, an evening at the University's pool. The campers will check in a Sunday afternoon to get a full softball session that is only offered to the overnight campers. There will be camp directors and camp counselors with the overnight campers at all times. All meals prices and activity prices are included for overnight campers.

    Cougars Softball Pitching and Catching Camp
    Date: 6/18-6/21
    Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Thursday, June 21)
    Ages: 8-18
    Location: Athletic Alumni Center


    The Cougars Softball pitching and catching is something that we take great pride in. This year we have brought in numerous pitchers and catchers coaches that have worked with top athletes to add to our Houston Staff. The Pitching and Catching camp will be held in our indoor facility where pitcher and catchers can easily work individually and together in a great climate.

    The pitching camp will teach the three aspects of pitching in detail: speed, accuracy, and movement. The campers will have an opportunity to learn new drills and learn from a great camp staff including 5 past All American pitchers. The pitching camp will be split into age level or experience level to ensure the appropriate development for each camper.

    The catching side of the camp will focus on blocking, throwing, and framing in detail. The catchers will work individually with the camp staff to develop and learn the fundamentals of catching. The catchers will also work with the pitchers to implement the skills worked on that day.

    High School Summer Camp
    Dates: July 24 and July 25
    Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Price: $300
    Ages: 8th-12th Grade
    Location: Cougar Softball Stadium
    Price: $300


    The High School Summer Camp will cover the advanced skills of offense and defense, paying attention to the details because the little things make a difference at the collegiate level. Campers will get a chance to experience the drills a Division I College softball player practices daily. The camp will be set up for high intensity drills and have the opportunity to implement the skills learned into live play during the scrimmages. The camp will be a two day camp in which other DI college coaches will be assisting with drills and observing during the scrimmages.



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