PITCHING FUNDAMENTALS - (9:00am-10:30am)
Head Coach Beverly Smith and the USC pitching staff will teach, demonstrate, and breakdown the fast pitch pitching motion. This session will emphasize the skills needed to increase speed while gaining better control and hitting targets. Pitchers will also be taught basic troubleshooting and given drills to help improve their overall pitching fundamentals.
Catching Fundamentals: (9:00am-10:30am)
Learn the fundamentals of catching techniques from Associate Head Coach Lisa Navas and the USC catchers. Stance, blocking, framing, signals, steals, and pickoff throws will be covered. Catchers will receive position specific skills during this session before joining the pitchers. *Catchers please bring all your equipment.
The Battery: (10:30am-12:00pm)
Pitchers and Catchers will learn how to work together in this portion of the clinic as a vital source of the success of the game as The Battery. Pitchers and Catchers will go through instructional stations where they will throw together, work their wild pitch/passed ball coverage, learn how to set up a batter, work on their framing, giving/receiving signals, pitchouts/pickoffs, and effective communication.
Want to improve your offense for the upcoming season? This clinic is designed to improve your offensive potential, with the focus of a proper swing technique, mental preparation, timing, pitch recognition and confidence. Hitters will drill the necessary fundamental techniques and explosive movements that are the absolutes of becoming a complete hitter. The mental aspect of successful hitters will be discussed and practiced, along with video analysis examples of elite hitters using our Right View Pro video analysis software.
Bev Smith Clinics are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level, and/or gender)
All necessary check-in time, medical form, details, and directions can be found on the clinic website.
Lunch is NOT provided.
Participants will be grouped by age, position, and skill level.
Players are encouraged to bring their own equipment.