UIC Softball To Offer Holiday Clinics

Coach Venturella and staff to offer Holiday Clinic on December 8.
Coach Venturella and staff to offer Holiday Clinic on December 8.

Oct. 25, 2012

CHICAGO – Softball players are invited to participate in the UIC Softball Holiday Clinic Saturday, December 8. The clinics will focus on hitting, pitching and catching.

“We have really enjoyed working with younger athletes in the community through our clinics over the past several years,” Venturella said. “We are excited to offer three clinics again this year. We have tried to make the pitching clinic more efficient by breaking it up into a beginning and advanced clinic, so each athlete can receive more individualized instruction. We are looking forward to a great day of clinics here on campus.”

The clinics will be run by UIC head softball coach Michelle Venturella and assistant coaches Sami Baugh and Eileen Canney.

The hitting clinic is open to ages 8-18, and runs from 9:00 a.m.–noon, while the pitching and catching clinics are from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. There are two separate pitching clinics that will be taking place simultaneously, one targeted at beginners (ages 8-13) and one for advanced pitchers (ages 14-18). The catching clinic is for players ages 8-18.

The clinics will take place in the large gym in the Physical Education Building on the UIC Campus, 901 W. Roosevelt Rd. Chicago, IL 60608. Parking is located across the street of the Physical Education Building (Lot 5) or street parking is available along Roosevelt or Halsted.

Register at Questions and concerns can be directed to Coach Venturella at or 312-355-2775.