Summary of Camp
Thank you for your interest in Hawk Softball Camps at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Our mission is to provide athletes with elite level softball instruction. Athletes will have the opportunity to learn college-level softball defensive, offensives, and pitching philosophies and practices from Hawk coaching staff and players. Athletes will also learn various drills to help better understand and develop the fundamentals and mechanics of softball. Our goal is to develop athletes on the field and teach athletes to become the very best version of their selves on and off the field.
Coach Karla Powell will be the lead instructor. Powell played four seasons at the University of Wisconsin. She was a first baseman and designated hitter that was named a first team All-Big Ten performer in 2011 when she hit .313 with nine home runs, 10 doubles 31 RBI and 19 runs score. She was a third team All-Big Ten selection in 2012 and finished her career with a .286 average, 51 runs scored, 15 home runs, 26 doubles and 71 RBI in 190 games. She previously served on the staff with Wisconsin, George Washington and George Mason Universities.
§ 8:00-8:20 Warm-Ups
§ 8:20-8:40 Throwing (Teaching Mechanics)
§ 8:40-9:05 Every-Days
§ 9:05-9:35 Infield and Outfield Drills (Split)
§ 9:35-10:10 Situations
§ 10:10-10:20 Talk about Defensive Situation and Questions
Hitting and Base Running (10:20am-1:30pm)
§ 10:20-10:40 Hitting Break Down Talk
§ 10:40-11:00 Station Explanation
§ 11:00-11:30 Hitting Stations
§ 11:30-12:00 Base Running (Pitchers/Catchers Breakaway)
§ 12:00-1:10 Live/Situational Hitting
§ 1:10-1:20 Catcher Throw Downs
§ 1:20-1:30 Q&A
o 11:30-12:00 Warm-Up
o Pitchers warm up progression
o Catcher’s leg/hip stretch and arm care.
*Campus Tour (optional) 1:30pm-2:30pm
*Hawks Softball Practice (open/optional) 3:00pm-6:00pm
Each camper must bring their own softball equipment. Players should bring a glove, bat, batting gloves, helmet, cleats, running shoes or turf shoes and any other equipment they feel necessary to compete, including gear if you are a catcher. Please mark name on all items. Hawk Softball Camps will not be responsible for lost items.
All Hawk camps are open to any and all entrants per NCAA rules, but are limited as noted by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way we communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey as the camp draws closer will be passed on to you via the e-mail address that you supplied when you signed up for camp. Please make it a habit to check your e-mail daily, this will eliminate any confusion and or miscommunication.
There will be a Certified Trainer on staff at all times.
Please check in at Hawks Field Softball Diamond between 7:30-8 am
Please bring your own lunch, coolers will be made avaialble. Water is provided.
This is not an 'overnight' camp. Players traveling from out of town will be responsible for securing their own accommodations.
Refunds will only be issued two weeks prior to the start of camp, minus credit card registration fees.