My thanks to Mike Spilker at Player's Paradise for providing tremendous support to host a unique Pitcher Catcher Instructional Combine this past Saturday.
Coaches providing instruction and evaluation were:
DII-Missouri Southern State-Chelsea Erickson (pitching)
DII-Pittsburgh State-Tom Royder (catching)
DII-Southwest Baptist-Jim Flora (catching)
DII-Truman State-Bailey Wittenauer (pitching)
NAIA-Benedictine-Dana Goss (pitching)
NAIA-Ottawa-Jay Kahnt (catching)
Due to the overwhelming response we had for this camp, we allowed 45 girls to register. Several girls were not able to attend due to sickness or injury. We collected data on every player in the camp (POP, Arm Velocity, Pitch Speeds and Spin Rate). We allowed every girl to hit live against a pitcher throwing to a catcher. Coaches provided ratings for various skills for each position and provided recommendations for improvement. We recorded video of every pitcher pitching, every hitter hitting and every catcher catching.
This data will be shared to each individual camper in a format that they can use for their own college recruiting efforts. Data from all of the campers (including links to the video clips) will be sent to our database of more than 50 schools in the region.
Campers that attended this camp, not only received valuable instruction from college coaches, but also will get an electronic introduction to more than 40 college coaches.
I want to thank each coach, player and parent who attended last Saturday. Based on the success of this event, expect another combine or two this coming summer.
College Sports Advisors