UIC Softball Adds "Kids Camp"

May 17, 2012

CHICAGO - UIC head softball coach Michelle Venturella added a "UIC Softball Kids Camp" to the featured clinics being offered by the Flames coaching staff during the 2012 summer. The camp is for kids age's eight to 12 and is June 18 from 9:00 a.m., until Noon at Flames Field.

The camp is designed to cover the fundamentals of softball, including infield and outfield skills, base running and hitting. Campers are to bring their cleats, glove, bat and helmet.

If interested in attending the Kids Camp, contact Coach Venturella at The cost of the camp is $65, and includes a t-shirt. Please indicate the t-shirt size (women's small to extra-large) the camper requires.

In addition to the "Kids Camp", Venturella is offering a catching camp for age's eight to 18. The camp runs from June 19 through June 21, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Flames Field. If interested in the catching camp,contact Coach Venturella at

Baugh, UIC hitting coach, will be offering a three-day hitting clinic this summer from June 19 through June 21. Athletes will perform specialized drills to enhance their hitting fundamentals under the adept guidance of Coach Baugh, other trainers, as well as UIC softball players. Registration is at 12:30 p.m. on June 19, and all three days the clinic will run from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

The clinic will be located at Flames Field, and in the case of inclement weather, the auxiliary location will be UIC's indoor hitting facility, which is inside the Physical Education Building.

Pitching coach, Canney, will be offering pitching camps throughout the season. If you are interested, Canney can be contacted at

Flames Field is the home of the 1999, 2001 and 2004 Horizon League Championship, as well as the 1999 NCAA Region VIII Championship, the first NCAA Regional played in the Windy City. It is inside this facility campers will receive fundamental instruction on receiving, blocking, throwing, pop-ups, along with invaluable experience for future softball success.



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