Northeast softball schedules winter clinics

By NEMCC Media Relations

BOONEVILLE, Miss. – Northeast Mississippi Community College’s softball program will hold a three-session Winter Clinic on Saturday, February 9 at Booneville’s Westside City Park.

Northeast begins the day with an All Skills Camp from 8:30-10:30 a.m. The concept of the clinic is designed to cover the mechanics, skills and drills to help players become better at the game of softball. The clinic is open to all softball players in the first through twelfth grades.

A hitting clinic follows from 10:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. and covers the fundamentals of hitting, bunting and advanced hitting techniques. As with the All Skills Clinic, the hitting clinic is open to all softball players in the first through twelfth grades.

Northeast head softball coach Jody Long has brought back the Lady Tigers Pitching/Catching Clinic after the it took a hiatus from the annual event during the 2010 winter clinics with the battery of pitchers and catchers set to hit the field from 1:45-3:30 p.m.

During the Pitching/Catching Clinic, participants will learn the basic fundamentals and mechanics of both pitching and catching. Fundamentals that are taught to Northeast pitchers and catchers will be also be covered as well as the “mental aspect of these two positions”.

Walk-up registration for the clinics will take place at the Northeast Softball Field (Field 1) at Booneville City Park.

Registration for the All Skills Clinic starts at 8 a.m. while the hitting clinic begins at the culmination of the All Skills Clinic at 10:30 a.m. Pitching/Catching Clinic registration starts at 1:30 p.m.

Participants must bring tennis shoes and cleats (if available), a glove, a bat and helmet may also be brought if a player has them.

In case of inclement weather, the clinics will be held in Bonner Arnold Coliseum.

Northeast is offering a break in registration for participants registering early for the clinics or those attending multiple sessions on the same day.

For those registering on or before Friday, February, the cost of one session is $20 but participants receive a discount for attending multiple sessions. Two sessions are $35 while all three is $50 – a savings of $10.

For walk-up registration, one session runs $25 with discounts for multiple sessions. Two sessions are $40 while all three is $60.

Early registration is requested due to the demand of the Northeast softball clinic. Over 150 athletes participated in the last three winter clinics.

For more information about the 2013 Northeast Softball Winter Clinics, contact Northeast Mississippi Community College Head Softball Coach Jody Long at 662-720-7305 or e-mail jwlong@nemcc.edu