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Lake Land College Softball Skills Camps and Skills Evaluation/Recruiting Workshop - 2016 Series So tell me if this sounds familiar??? You show up at the college camp, sign in, and then go stand around until the coach yells "Everybody over Here!!" Then you sit down in a group while the coach talks for a brief time. Then they divide you into groups to work with their players on a skill for about 15 to 20 mins. Then the coach says SWITCH and you move to the next group. You do this for a couple of hours then the coach brings everybody back into a group, talks a little bit, then camp is over. In the end what did you really get out of it that you can actually take into a game or help you get that NCAA D1 softball scholarship? Well, that’s not what happens at a Lake Land College Softball event. You pay a lot of money to attend camps and we think you deserve better than that. This year our Lake Land College team and coaching staff will be offering a yearlong series of Clinics and Skills Evaluation/ Recruiting Workshops in an effort to help you learn how to play and understand the game better along with gaining a greater understanding of the recruiting process. Option and Costs: There are three levels from which to choose: Option one: $130 per event which includes one Jersey & Batting T. This option is designed for the player that does not have the time, just wants to work on one or two specific skills, or lives a long distance away but still wants to be seen and learn from the Lake Land College Coaching Staff. Option two - $600 for any five events you would like to attend. Includes a Jersey, Batting T, and an Infield or Outfield Fielding Glove. This option is for the player who wants to learn as much as they can but maybe doesn’t have time for all the dates but are wanting to dedicate the time involved with the monthly tasks. Option three - $985 attend as many events as you like! This will price includes a Jersey, Bat Bag, Batting T, Infield or Outfield Fielding Glove, and an Easton Mako FP16MK10 Fastpitch Bat This option is for the really serious softball player working on getting that coveted NCAA Division One Scholarship. With option three, players will be given monthly tasks that will involve some research, reading books, watching movies, watching videos, reading articles and listening to songs. These tasks are not just about softball but designed to aid the player in the recruiting process and prepare them for college life and living on their own. Some examples of recruiting items players will be working on are: how to write a proper email to a coach, how to get noticed at a camp or tournament, how to write a resume, and how to make a skills video. Those who choose this option must attend one summer at least one winter Softball Skills Evaluation/Recruiting Workshops. Skills Clinic Dates: Tuesday, July 5 Softball Skills Evaluation/Recruiting Workshops Wednesday, July 6 defense clinic (Pitching/catching/fielding) afternoon scrimmage games Thursday, July 7 Rain Makeup if needed Tuesday, July 12 Offence clinic (Hitting/bunting/base running) afternoon scrimmage games Wednesday, July 13 Softball Skills Evaluation/Recruiting Workshops Thursday, July 14 Rain Makeup if needed Tuesday, July 19 Offence clinic (Hitting/bunting/base running) afternoon scrimmage games Wednesday, July 20 Defense clinic (Pitching/catching/fielding) afternoon scrimmage games Thursday, July 21 Rain Makeup if needed Tuesday, July 26 Game strategies and situations/ scrimmage games Wednesday, July 27 Game strategies and situations/ scrimmage games Thursday, July 28 Rain Makeup if needed Sunday August 24 scrimmage games (Players our divided up into teams to play a double header. Teams will coach by the LLC coaching staff and players while catcher call the game. Sunday August 28 scrimmage games Players our divided up into teams to play a double header - Teams will coach by the LLC coaching staff and players while catcher call the game. Sunday, December 11 Winter offence clinic (Hitting/bunting/base running) afternoon scrimmage games Sunday, December 18 Softball Skills Evaluation/Recruiting Workshops Days Sunday, January 8 Winter defense clinic (Pitching/catching/fielding) afternoon scrimmage games Sunday, January 22 Softball Skills Evaluation/Recruiting Workshops Days Items players will need to bring each day: A light lunch, sports drink, bat, fielding glove, cleats, catcher’s equipment (if applicable). Daily Camp Itinerary 8:30 a.m. Registration 9:00 a.m. Introduction meeting for players and parents 9:15 a.m. Warm-up 9:45 a.m. Skills Clinic Noon Lunch 12:30 p.m. Selection of scrimmage teams and pre game warm-up 1:00 p.m. Scrimmage game 3:30 p.m. Rap up session Softball Skills Evaluation/Recruiting Workshops Itinerary 8:30 a.m. Registration 9:00 a.m. Introduction meeting for players and parents 9:15 a.m. Warm-up 9:45 a.m. Skills evaluation and how they are measured Overhand throw (radar guns) Third to 1st throwing time (stop watches) Vertical Jump (Tape measurement) Catcher home to second pop time (stop watches) Home to 1st running time (stop watches) Home to Home running time (stop watches) Hitting (visual technique evaluations) Noon Working Lunch and College Recruiting Workshop 12:30 p.m. Selection of scrimmage teams and pre game warm-up 1:00 p.m. Scrimmage games 3:30 p.m. Distribute and discuss evaluation sheets Softball Skills Evaluation/ Recruiting Workshop College coaches often find that most, if not all, players and parents don’t fully grasp the concept of the recruiting process. As a parent of four college athletes, I can appreciate the frustration and confusion of any parent and player. Recruiting is not an exact science. As parents and players, you spend thousands of dollars traveling to tournaments and camps, in addition to joining recruiting services, all in hopes of landing that all-important NCAA Division I Scholarship. Every good college program has a recruiting plan and so should you. The purpose of our Softball Skills Evaluation/ Recruiting Workshop is to help you gain a better understanding and have a clearer picture of the recruiting process, whether it be for a four-year or a two-year institution. This is certainly not a workshop for Lake Land College only. It is intended to provide a variety of options for you to explore as you pursue your college choice. At this event, players will be measured in all softball athletic skills and will be shown how you compare to other players your age, while gaining a better understanding of what college level may be best for you. The workshop will include topics such as how to write a proper email to a coach, how to get noticed at a camp or tournament, how to write a resume and how to make a video. Our Softball Skills Evaluation/Recruiting Workshops are not just for players, but also for parents and coaches since it takes all of you to implement a successful recruiting plan. At the end of the day each player will leave with their evaluations scores along with comparison to how the measure against other players you age. This will help you can learn what you need to work on to become more recruitable. Offseason winter show case tournament For those participants that sign up for option three there will have the opportunity to attend the 2016 winter Raising Stars Show Case tournament in Ft Lauderdale, FL. Those who choose to attend there will be a additional tournament fee of $200 to cover fees related to the tournament. Play softball in Holland For those interested in playing overseas, Coach Nelson will be organizing a softball trip to Holland this fall. If interested just contact Coach Nelson at (309) 826-2373 for cost and more details. Host hotel for all events: Mattoon Comfort Suite, 1408, Broadway Ave. East, Mattoon, IL 61938 (217) 2356745 (Just ask for the Lake Land College Softball rate) Sign Up: To sign up for any event just fill out the attached registration form. For more information you can contact: Nic Nelson, Head Softball Coach, Lake Land College Cell (309) 826-2373 email: gnelson@lakeland.cc.il.us Document: 2016-17 Softball Camp Registration.docx  or  online registration

 

Coaches

Head Coach: Nic Nelson
Phone: 217.234.5332
Email: gnelson@lakelandcollege.edu

Athletic Director: Bill Jackson
Phone: 217.234.5296
Email: wjackson60312@lakelandcollege.edu

Athletic Trainer: Brian Morris
Phone: 217.234.5374
Email: bmorris17236@lakelandcollege.edu

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