Uvic Vikes are hosting clinics on Friday evenings from January 6 to March 17 2023. Clinics are run by Vikes Coaches and Pitcher/Catcher Players. If interested they can email Lori at zehrl@camosun.ca or vikeswsoftball@uvic.ca to get the link to register for beginner or advanced sessions as appropriate.


Participants will gain specialty catchers training from Uvic Vikes Womens Softball team members. Clinic sessions will cover throwing and transitions, rest and ready position, framing a pitch, blocking/kickouts, pick offs to 1st and 3rd base, throw for steals to 2nd, playing a bunt, playing a pass ball off the backstop, as well as how to work with umpires and pitchers. Those catchers who have achieved fundamentals will further refine their skills, and develop speed and power.


Participants will gain speciality pitching skills from the Uvic Vikes Womens Softball team members. Clinic sessions will follow Canpitch curriculum for the fundamental skills of windmill pitching. Concepts covered will include proper grip and mechanics to deliver the ball to a target. Once pitchers have achieved a level of comfort with fundamental skills, pitchers will then begin to work on improving velocity, control, and ball movement including different spins and speeds as well as game strategy. The change up, drop, rise, curve, and screw ball may each be introduced based on the pitcher’s size, strength, and level of ability.