Prince William Girls Fastpitch Softball: Camps & Clinics
2018 PWGFS Winter Pitching Program
This year’s Winter Pitching Program will be an opportunity for new PWGFS players and experienced PWGFS pitchers to have instruction and a place to pitch in the winter. It is extremely important for pitchers to be working now, so that they are ready for games in the spring. Pitching is not something that athletes can just "pick up" or start and have ease with it. Proper technique repetition is needed to be accurate in your delivery from the mound. We can’t stress enough how vital it is for parents to be involved with their pitchers.
This year's Winter Pitcher Program will be held from January 6th through March 10th (Competitive Edge - Saturdays, Ferlazzo Center - Tuesdays and Thursdays). Our program will be headed up by Marnie Sundberg Schneider: Marnie was a 4 year starting pitcher at LeMoyne College. She led the softball team to their first ever World Series (Nationals) in her Junior and Senior year (team finished 5th in the nation, out of over 280 Div. 2 teams nationwide). Marnie is the most accomplished pitcher in the history of the softball program at LeMoyne College (3rd Team All-American Pitcher). She ranks in the top of every major pitching category and set the school record in Career ERA (0.85 in 710 IP), Career Wins (74), Most Shutouts (40), Most Strikeouts (744). Also set the school record with appearances, games started, complete games, and innings pitched. She was inducted into the LeMoyne College Hall of Fame in 2014. Marnie has instructed pitchers of all levels since she graduated college in 2003. She pitched and coached in Europe after graduating. She led her Swedish team to its best record season and was the starting pitcher for the first Swedish team to ever win the European Cup Tournament. She has coached one-on-one pitching lessons for over 13 years at indoor facilities in NC and in TX. In NC she built her clientele to 60 pitchers a week and also ran team travel ball practices. She teaches proper pitching mechanics for speed and location. She also teaches off speed pitches and many movement pitches (drop, drop-curve, screwball and rise) when pitchers are ready to advance. She stresses the importance of perfect practice, dedication to the mound and mental toughness.
These clinics are NOT drop off practices, a parent must be present and active in the instructions. Pitchers need to have a catcher present, which can be their parent. The most successful pitchers, have someone at home that is working with them on having good pitching habits. The program will take place Saturday afternoons at Competitive Edge and on Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings at the Ferlazzo Building. Saturday afternoons are the main time for instruction, and for filling out the individual pitching journals (with the pitching coach) that they will receive. These journals will have drills, goals, list good and bad habits that they will need to continue to work on. They will be responsible for bringing these journals to all workouts. Tuesday and Thursday will be days to get good repetitions in and work on reaching the goals listed in the journal. We are working on quality, and good repetition of proper mechanics to increase accuracy and speed.
We really hope you take advantage of this great opportunity to be ready when spring ball begins. Girls must understand that if they want to be a successful pitcher in the spring (pitching strikes and have good power, or different pitches) THEY MUST BE WORKING ON IT NOW.
Friday, December 1
2018 PWGFS Winter Camps
The Winter Hitting and Fielding Clinicswill be held at Competitive Edge on Sundays, from 2/18-3/11 at 2pm-4pm.
8u and 10u
12u, 14u, 16u and 18u
All Ability Levels from Beginner to Advanced are welcome.
Players will be grouped by skill level to facilitate instruction, learning, and fun!
The 2018 PWGFS Winter Catching Program will be held at Competitive Edge on Saturdays, from 1/27-2/24 at 3pm-4pm.