NEW ROCHELLE, NY - Iona College softball head coach Melissa Inouye announced the dates for her 2014 Winter Softball Clinics. All four clinics are for players in grades 7-12.
On Jan. 26, the Gaels will host a Catching Clinic from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm in Mulcahy Gymnasium. Priced at $90, the catching clinic will offer drills and instruction on the following catching skills: throwing, receiving, framing, blocking, bunt plays, pop ups, steals, pick offs and plays at the plate. Participation is limited to 25 athletes.
On Feb. 2, Iona will host a Defensive Skills Clinic from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm in the Mulcahy Gym. Priced at $80, the clinic for all position players will focus on techniques of throwing and fielding, along with skills specific to their defensive positions. Please note that there will be NO pitching or catching offered during this clinic and is limited to 30 participants.
On Feb. 8, in the Hynes East Gym, the Gaels will present a Hitting Clinic from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Priced at $90, the clinic will focus on offensive fundamentals, including specific upper and lower body hitting drills off the tee and balls in motion (example: front toss). Bunting and slapping will also be covered. This clinic is limited to 30 participants.
The following day, Feb. 9, the Gaels will host a Pitching Clinic from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Mulcahy Gym. Priced at $90, this clinic will offer drills and instruction on the fundamental pitching mechanics. Clinic will also cover the breakdown of advanced pitches and will introduce advanced pitching drills. Athletes must bring own catcher and participation is limited to 25.
Clinic Check-in is set for 15 minutes prior to each clinic and in the event that space is walk ups will be accepted for an additional $20 walk-up fee (cash, check, cashier/certified checks only).