South Georgia State Elite Instruction Camps
Girls Grades: 9th-12th in the Fall of 2017
Location: Coffee County Middle School Softball Complex – Douglas, GA
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
This is an Elite Instruction and Evaluation Camp for athletes who aspire to play at the collegiate level. This camp will cover the physical and mental skills necessary for playing softball at the collegiate level, including offense, defense, and pitching.
Athletes will have the opportunity to showcase their skills and participate in a fast pace workout that simulates a Division I college practice. Also, athletes will learn about the South Georgia State softball program and the recruiting process. Director of this camp is Jeff Savage Head Softball Coach at South Georgia State. Current South Georgia State players will be available to demonstrate and to assist.
Session I: Position Play … 8:30am-9:45am | $75.00
Camp will consist of advanced instruction for all aspects of position play. Coaches will teach, refine, and drill specifically for infielders, outfielders, and catchers. In addition to the latest drills and techniques being introduced, team defensive concepts will be taught. Each camper will also be measured for footspeed, arm strength, pop times, etc. There will also be time set aside for discussion of the recruiting process for parents and campers.
Session II: Offensive Camp … 9:45am-11:00am | $75.00
Players will receive advanced instruction on hitting, baserunning, bunting, and slapping. Current techniques, drills, and instruction will help to improve each hitters swing. Video will be used with each hitter. Hitters will have the opportunity to participate in “showcase bp” to display their hitting skills. Each camper will also be measured for footspeed, and ball exit speed. There will also be time set aside for discussion of the recruiting process for parents and campers.
Session III: Pitching Camp … 11:00am-12:30pm | $75.00
Pitchers will learn in depth the specific mechanics of throwing each pitch. Current techniques, drills, and instruction will help to improve the curve, drop, rise, change, and screwball. Video will be used with each pitcher. (must provide your own catcher). Each camper will also be measured for pitch speed, and spin rates. There will also be time set aside for discussion of the recruiting process for parents and campers.
****************There is a $10 discount for multiple camps***************
Equipment: Each camper must bring her own softball equipment. Players should bring a glove, bat, batting gloves, helmet, cleats, running shoes or turf shoes and any other equipment they feel necessary to compete. Please mark name on all items.
Inclement Weather Policy: All camps will run rain or shine and there is no rain date scheduled. Players must bring appropriate footwear for any indoor activities i.e. sneakers or turf shoes.
About the Coaches
Jeff Savage served as the head softball coach at NCAA Division I Delaware State University for 13 seasons. Savage posted an overall record of 364-301-1, including a 169-54 mark in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference regular season games. Savage is an experienced clinician, having done lessons, camps, and clinics for over 30 years, in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Maryland and Ohio. Savage was recently inducted in the Delaware State Athletic Hall of Fame.
Janice Savage, is a 12-year coaching veteran that served as the head coach at Delaware State University in 2013 and 2014, and was named the fourth head coach in Appalachian State University softball history on July 11, 2014. She was at the helm of the Mountaineers for 3 season .Prior to becoming a head coach, Janice Savage spent seven as an assistant coach, including two stints at Delaware State (2006-08, 2011-12) and a year each at Bowling Green (2009) and North Florida (2010). She served as the pitching coach in her first term at Delaware State and at BGSU and UNF before assuming a more comprehensive role as the top assistant when she returned for her second stint at DSU.
Following the end of her collegiate career, Savage played one season professionally for Team Axia of the Italian Women’s Professional Softball League, becoming the first female student-athlete from Delaware State to ever sign a professional sports contract. She was inducted into the Delaware State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012.
South Georgia State Softball Camps and clinics are open to any and all entrants within the age specifications listed, on a first come first served basis.
Camp check-in takes place 30 minutes prior to the start of the session.
Each player is required to have a medical waiver form completed by parent before they can participate in camp. Fax medical form to Coach Savage at 912-260-4222 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org YOUR CHILD CANNOT PARTICIPATE UNTIL FORM IS SIGNED AND RETURNED! Forms will be attached to your receipt.
Coffee County Middle School Softball Complex – Douglas, GA
This is not an “overnight” camp. Players traveling from out of town will be responsible for securing their own hotel accommodations.
Cancellation/Refund policy: There will be no cash refunds. Credits will be given toward future South Georgia State Softball Camps.
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 email 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.