CAMPS & CLINICS
Summer Softball Clinics Overview
The Fieldhouse/Crawdads are holding 3 week long softball clinics during the summer for players between 7 and 16 years old. Camps will be held at The Fieldhouse and also at an outdoor field TBD.
June 11th- 14th: 8:30 - 12:30
June 25 - 29: 8:30 - 12:30
July 16 - 19: 8:30 - 12:30
Jordan Bautista: Jordan has coached the Walnut Creek Crawdads for the last 4 years. He has 18 years of coaching experience working with all ages.at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels all around the Bay Area.
Shaun Morris: Shaun was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the MLB draft. He has played and coached at various levels, ranging from tee ball, little league, travel/tournament ball, high school, college, and semi-professional. Currently runs Diamond Kids Baseball.
Mark Racioppo: Mark currently coaches softball at las Lomas High School. He has been a baseball/softball coach since 2001.
Crawdad Players: Players on the Walnut Creek Crawdads 2018 summer collegiate baseball team. Players are from around the country and are on current college baseball rosters.
Hitting: Focus on good, consistent hitting mechanics. Pitching machine, T-work, live batting practice, and repetitive drills to create proper body movements will be used.
Defense: Backhands, forehands, consistent footwork will be demonstrated for all 4 infield positions. Defensive drills, lots of ground balls, and wall ball will be used as instruction tools. Catching will also be included if there is a demand and will be taught proper setup, framing, blocking, and throwing techniques.
Pitching: Pitchers will be taught how to use core muscle groups and proper throwing mechanics to avoid arm injury and increase velocity. Pitchers and catchers will work together and throw mini-bullpens on the mound to create game-like scenarios, when possible.
Conditioning: Introduce good warm up routines and habits and combine with fun conditioning drills.
Space is limited to keep a small group instruction atmosphere and offer personal feedback which allow players to put concepts into practice as our instructors share their experiences and knowledge. All players attending should bring their own bats, gloves, and helmets.