Braves Softball Winter Camp

Grades: 9-12

Location: Avanti’s Dome – Perkin, IL

Monday, January 15, 2018


Camp Registration is Now Closed


Welcome to the Braves Softball Winter Camp!


Individual Skills Camps $60.00
Just the All-Skills Camp $225.00


Individual Skills Sessions

Pitching Only Session (9:00am – 10:30am) – $60.00
In addition to the basics pitchers will learn each pitches mechanical importance while working towards learning how to master each individual pitch. Being able to pitch at the next level requires control and placement in addition to movement and speed. Take the opportunity to work with Bradley Pitching Coach, Jackie Bishop. Pitchers are asked to provide their own catchers.


Catching Only Session (9:00am – 10:30am) – $60.00
Catching is more than just being a backstop. Learn how to be the other working half of the pitcher catcher battery. Emphasis on fundamentals but more importantly learning how to create an athletic stance, blocking mobility, creating a quick throw and faster POP time, and overall communication behind the plate.


Slapping Only Session (9:00am – 10:30am) – $60.00
Slapping has become a lost art. Learn the basic mechanics that give a solid foundation that leads into a solid short and power game. Learn the philosophies behind what slapping encompasses, its implementation, and its effect on a defense, as well as learning how to implement both the short game and power slap. 


All-Skills Camp

All-Skills Camp (10:45am – 5:30am) – $225.00 
An all-around focus on the complete athlete will be the primary focus in the all-skills camp. The focus is more than simple fundamentals and we work hard to provide quality instruction on skills that lead to the an athlete’s overall improvement in both individual skills and that translates to successful players on the field.


These same skills have allowed our team to see a steady climb in offensive records and setting seven program records in 2014 on the way to Bradley’s 2014 Missouri Valley Tournament Championship and NCAA Tournament Appearance, it’s 2nd in program history and all within the last six years.


The All-Skills Camp will feature ……

Small group instruction: We structure the camp to allow for small group instruction to provide more hands on interaction to help in the development of each athlete. We take the time to focus on individual improvement.

Skill Instruction: Each portion of camp is designed to work and develop skills beyond the basics. At this age we all know how to catch, throw, and swing a bat. Our priority is to promote the development of skills required of a collegiate athlete while introducing them to a collegiate style atmosphere and practice setting.


Scrimmages: Following lunch the camp is divided into teams coached by the Bradley players to scrimmage. Use the opportunity to take what you learned and play against others looking to play at the next level all under the supervision of the Bradley staff and players.


Pricing and Registration:
Each of the individual skills camps (pitching, catching, and slapping) are listed at $60.00. The All-Skills Camp is listed at $225.00 and will include lunch from Avanti’s and a camp t-shirt. T-Shirt size cannot be guaranteed after a January 1st registration. Signing up for both (one of the individual skills camps) and the All-Skills camps receives a discount and is $260.00 Use Promo Code Elite25 when registering.


Registration closes January 9th. You may call or email within 48hrs to secure a camp spot should there be space still available. No refunds will be given after January 1st and will be used as credit towards a future camp. 




Camp Staff
Amy Hayes, Bradley University Head Coach

Jackie Bishop, Assistant Coach

Rachel Huggins, Volunteer Assistant Coach


Equipment: Each camper should wear comfortable work-out clothing (t-shirt, shorts, etc.) for each session.  Additionally, campers should bring a glove and tennis shoes. BUSC will supply all necessary equipment for the clinic except the items listed above and/or catcher’s gear.  Be sure to mark all equipment so it can be easily identified.


Bradley University Softball camps and clinics are open to any and all entrants, in accordance with the NCAA camps and clinics legislation (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).



Participants are asked to begin checking in no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.


Waiver Information

Please bring all signed forms to registration check in.  Download Waiver Form



Avanti’s Dome

3401 Griffin Drive

Pekin, IL 61554



Participants will be responsible for their own lodging accommodations before and after camp if need be.
For questions on local lodging please contact Rachel Huggins at or 217.855.1637.



Bradley Apparel will be available for purchase at camp.


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.