Spots Still Open for Softball Winter Clinics

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State softball head coach Jay Miller announced Saturday that spots remain open for any of four softball winter clinics, as well as a coaches clinic, that will be offered this weekend at the Mississippi State Softball Field.

MSU's annual coaches clinic will kick off the winter clinic sessions on Friday, while a pitching and catching clinic for children in 8th grade or under, as well as an all-skills clinic, will be the focus of two separate sessions on Saturday. The winter clinics will conclude on Sunday with a hitting clinic, as well as a pitching and catching clinic for high school-aged children.

The pitching and catching clinic is designed to provide in-depth instruction into both pitching and catching and participants will learn all the basic fundamentals of both positions. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn advanced skills and drills for both the pitcher and catcher. The camp will help both the athlete just learning the skills, as well as the advanced softball player.

The hitting clinic will cover mechanics, skills and dozens of hitting drills to help improve power and consistency at the plate. Campers will learn all the basic fundamentals of hitting, plus advanced hitting techniques.

The all-skills clinic is designed to cover mechanics, skills and dozens of drills to help improve play at the plate and in the field.

Miller, who took over the helm of the Mississippi State softball program prior to the 2003 season, has developed 20 all-American players over the past 17 years and has led the Bulldogs to three consecutive NCAA Regional appearances. He was a member of the USA national team coaching staff for the 2004 Olympic games and, in 1997, was selected as the Big XII Conference and Midwest Region coach of the year while serving as the skipper at Missouri. He has taken two teams to the NCAA Women's College World Series and eight teams to the NCAA Regionals.

Applications for the clinics can be obtained by logging on to Mississippi State's official athletic department website, For more information on the MSU Softball winter clinics or the coaches clinic, please contact camp administrators at (662) 325-0572.

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