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2017 Summer Camps

Gamecock Softball is hosting five unique summer softball camp opportunities for all ages. South Carolina Head Coach Beverly Smith, Associate Head Coaches Lisa Navas and Assistant Calvin Beamon will lead all sessions with other highly qualified coaches and host of current players. The state of the art Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham field will host all camps. Each camp has been designed for the individual improvement of each camper. Please see camp descriptions below.

Camp Costs Include: Under Armour Softball T-Shirt, on site medical services, Gatorade Summer Sports Camp Services, & Water and Lunch unless specified

*A discount will apply to children of USC athletic department staff members. Please contact Kacey Friedman at Friedmak@mailbox.sc.edu before registering.

If a player is unable to attend camp, there will be a $120 service fee ($60 for day camps). We can only provide a partial refund if we receive written (or email) documentation 1 week prior to the beginning of camp. After that time no refunds can be given. The application processing fee and any credit card fees are nonrefundable.

You will receive a confirmation email and checklist a week prior to camp to answer specific questions.

Ages & Abilities

Bev Smith softball camp sessions are open to any and all participants; limited only by age, grade level, and/or gender.

Gamecocks Advanced Softball Camp

The South Carolina coaching staff and Gamecock players will be on hand to instruct participants of all skill levels. Emphasis will be placed on the techniques of the game --- hitting, bunting, pitching, catching, infield and outfield play, base running, and game competition.

Date: July 5 - 6, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm each day (Lunch is served)

Ages: 9-17 years old

Cost: $250

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ADD ON Speed Agility- 20 participants-$20.00 July 6th

Speed and agility will be led by South Carolina Strength Coach.

Activities include form running, ladder work, and agility work.

Daily Schedule:
9:30am - Check In
10:00am-1:00pm - Morning Skill Session
1:00pm-2:00pm - Lunch provided
2:00pm-2:30pm - Guest Speaker
2:30pm–5:00pm - Afternoon Skill Session
5:00pm–5:30pm - Pick Up

Lil Gamecocks Camp

Designed for ages 5-8 year olds that want to learn to play softball. This camp will cover basic fundamental softball skills for the young player including throwing, fielding, hitting, and base running.

Date: July 5 – 6, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 12:30pm each day

Ages: 5-8 years old

Cost: $105

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Daily Schedule:
9:30am - Check In
10:00am-12:30pm - Throwing, Hitting, Catching, and Base Running Drills
12:30pm - Pick Up
Lunch is not provided for this camp.

Advanced Hitting Clinic

Designed for softball players looking to take their hitting and slapping Techniques. Hitting Drills and Station work to enhance your swing.

Lunch is not provided

Date: July 7, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 12:30pm

Ages: 9 - 17 years old

Cost: $100

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ADD ON 1:15 pm- 2:00 pm Live BP- 20 participants-$20.00—Hitting station to allow a live arm for hitters

Carolina Softball Pitching and Catching Specialty Camp

Pitchers: Head Coach of the Gamecocks Coach Beverly Smith and a staff of experienced pitching coaches will teach in depth the specifics of throwing pitches. Come learn drills that you can take home to develop or improve a rise, drop, curve, and screwball. It is recommended that pitchers have a strong base and understanding of pitching mechanics prior to attending.

Catchers: Associate Head Coach Lisa Navas who oversees the Gamecocks catchers and team defense will head the Carolina Catching Specialty Camp. Catchers will receive advanced techniques for all aspects of the game behind the plate. Coaches will teach, refine, and drill the art of blocking, and receiving. Catchers will work on footwork and body positioning for steal throws and pick offs to each base. Plays at the plate will be covered as well as defending the bunt and ball in the air around and in front of the plate.

This camp session allows time for Pitchers and Catchers to both drill independently on specifics and then also there will be daily session together to work on specific battery skills. i.e.: Communication as the Battery, Pass balls, Wild pitches, Pitch-outs. You do not need to come with your pitcher or catcher; you will be group according to skill level.

Lunch is not provided

Date: July 10-11, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm each day

Ages: 10-20 years old

Cost: $180

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ADD ON 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Hitting $75.00 Monday July 10th. For pitchers and catchers in morning camp. Lunch included with this purchase.

ADD ON 8:30 am -9:30 am Arm Care- 20 participants-$20.00 July 11th- Led by our Team Athletic Trainer on treatment, stretches, and band work for preventing injuries

Daily Schedule:
9:30am - Check In
10:00am to 1:00pm - each day

Elite Hitting – The Gamecock Way

South Carolina Hitting Coach Calvin Beamon, along with Head Coach Beverly Smith, Associate Head Coach Lisa Navas will lead all sessions with other highly qualified coaches and host of current players. All softball camps will be held at the state of the art Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham field on campus of the University of South Carolina. This camp has been designed for individual hitting improvement. Be sure to get your registration in early as space is limited.

This Elite Hitting camp is designed for softball players looking to take their hitting or slapping to the next level. Maxi-mum potential is achieved through learning and developing the skills that elite hitters possess at the plate through specific drills and training to include timing approach, vision, physical strength/flexibility, mental strength, competitive fire, and ability to make adjustments). This camp will focus on developing the fundamentals needed to make you a complete hitter.

Lunch is not provided

Date: July 11, 2017

Time: 2:00pm - 5:30pm

Ages: Grades: 8-12 (as of Fall 2017)

Cost: $100

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ADD ON 5:30 pm- 6:00 pm Live BP- 20 participants-$20.00

Daily Basic Schedule:
2:00pm - 5:30pm

The Next Level Camp

Coach Smith along with Gamecock softball players, staff and other collegiate coaches will lead this camp designed for players seeking a high level of instruction. This camp is focused on preparing for THE NEXT LEVEL. This camp is beyond the basics and players will be challenged on game strategies, mental processes with‐in the game as well as advanced individual skill development. All sessions enable players to learn practice skills that are needed for success at the college level. This camp is designed for grades 8-12. In order to enroll, it is strongly recommended that you have either played one season on High School Varsity or will be eligible to play on the varsity team next year. Pitching and catching will not be covered.

Date: July 12, 2017

Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Ages: Grades 8-12th

Cost: $200

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Daily Schedule:
9:30am - Check In
10:00am-1:00pm - Morning Skill Session
1:00pm-2:00pm - Lunch provided
2:00pm-2:30pm - Guest Speaker
2:30pm–5:00pm - Afternoon Skill Session
5:00pm–5:30pm - Pick Up