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Softball Camps

2015 Creighton Summer Softball Camps

July 28-30, 2015
Offense and Defense
Register Online at: CreightonSoftballCamps.com

Camp Overview

The Creighton Softball coaching staff would like to invite you to our 2015 Summer Softball Camps. These camps provide an opportunity for players of all ages to learn and develop their skills under the personal attention of the Bluejay Softball Staff. Fundamentals will be emphasized through individual and group instruction combined with drill work to help each player become the best she can be.

Ages 8-13


Junior Jays Hitting Camp                        $55
July 30   9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Instruction will focus on teaching players the proper swing mechanics to promote bat speed and consistency at the plate. Each player will go through a variety of supervised hitting stations to reinforce concepts being taught. Campers are required to provide their own helmet and bat.

Junior Jays Fundamental Camp              $55
July 30   1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Camp includes proper method of warm-up with strong emphasis on throwing and receiving fundamentals. Fielding mechanics, and base running will all be addressed through extensive drill work.

Ages 14 & up

Senior Jays Hitting 1 - Fundamentals        $55
July 28      9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Instruction will focus on the proper swing mechanics to promote increased bat speed and consistency at the plate. Each player will go through a variety of supervised hitting stations to reinforce concepts being taught. Campers are required to provide their own helmet and bat.

Senior Jays Hitting 2 - Slapping/Short Game   $55
July 28      1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Camp includes right and left hand slapping and short game fundamentals. Situational bunting including sacrifice, surprise, triple bunt, and squeeze, and slapping will be taught through drill work, machine work, and live arm. Campers are required to provide their own helmet and bat.

Senior Jays Defense 1 - Fundamentals    $55
July 29    9:00  – 11:00 a.m.

Camp includes proper method of warm-up with strong emphasis on throwing and receiving fundamentals. Fielding mechanics and base running will all be addressed through extensive and more challenging drill work.

Senior Jays Defense 2 - Positional Play   $55
July 29    1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Instruction will focus on positional specific techniques. Players will be divided so outfield, infield corner & middle, pitcher and catcher mechanics can be addressed. In addition, situational instruction will be incorporated.

General Information

FACILITIES: Creighton’s indoor hitting facility located in the Kitty Gaughan Pavilion adjacent to the baseball and softball fields located on 23rd and Burt will be the site of the hitting camps. The softball field will serve as the site of the fundamental and pitching camps. Lunch will NOT be provided; however campers can bring their lunch and dine in the Kitty Gaughan Pavilion in between camps.

EQUIPMENT: Campers should bring their own bat and helmet for the hitting camps, and glove for the fundamental camps along with comfortable workout attire. You can wear tennis shoes in all of our indoor facilities, and both cleats and tennis shoes are required for all defensive camps. Water bottles are also recommended for all summer camps.

HEALTH CARE: All campers must carry their own insurance. Creighton Softball Camp and Creighton University cannot be responsible for injuries sustained at the camp.

REGISTRATION: All campers must have a registration and parental consent form on file prior to participating. Registration will take place in the Kitty Gaughan Pavilion for all camps. Each camper will receive a Creighton Softball T-shirt! (one shirt per camper for the week).

REGISTER ON-LINE FOR CAMP!!!! CreightonSoftballCamps.com

Per NCAA regulations, Creighton Softball Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level, and/or gender.

REFUND POLICY: A 50% refund will be given for notification received between July 13-16. Notification June 17 or after will not be refunded.

QUESTIONS: Call (402) 280-3286 or email: renaesinkler@creighton.edu

CAMP INSTRUCTORS

Brent Vigness
Head Coach

Brent Vigness is in his 22nd season as the head coach of the Creighton Softball Team and owns a record of 664-470-3. The 2013, 2008, 2007 and 1998 MVC Coach of the Year has guided the Bluejays to seven regular season conference titles, and six MVC Tournament titles as well as seven berths to the NCAA Tournament. 

Vigness led Creighton to the BIG EAST Tournament Semifinals in the Bluejays’ inaugural year in the league. The Jays won three straight regular season conference championships from 2007-09 and have made five NCAA Regional Tournament appearances over the last 10 years. CU compiled two straight 40-plus win seasons in 2008 and 2007 while earning an MVC Tournament Championship.

Under Vigness, the Bluejay softball team was the winningest team in the Missouri Valley Conference over their last ten seasons in the conference. The Bluejays are tied for most consecutive conference tournament championships with three. In 2010, the Bluejays again broke records in team and individual hom eruns (season), and individual RBI, runs, total bases, walks, HBP, and sacs as well as pitching records (season and career) in wins, strikeouts, appearances, starts, complete games and innings.

Renae Sinkler
Assistant Coach

Renae Sinkler is in her fourth year as an assistant coach. She served as the volunteer assistant coach in 2011 after a record setting career as a Bluejay, playing from 2007-2010. Throughout her career, Renae started at first base, left field, shortstop and designated hitter. This two-time MVC Player of the Year and three-time All MVC honoree earned Third Team All-American honors in 2010 and was named National Player of the Week on April 14, 2008. 

Sinkler holds Bluejay single-season records for home runs, RBI, total bases and runs scored. She also ranks second all-time in the Creighton career record book for home runs, RBI and total bases.

Renae works primarily with outfielders and infielders.


 2015 Creighton Softball Fall Hitting League

Sundays - Nov. 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2015 (Four Weeks)
Session 1: 1-2:30 p.m. (ages 14 & up)
Session 2: 3-4:30 p.m. (ages 8-13)
Registration Opens Aug. 1 at CreightonSoftballCamps.com

Camp Overview

The Creighton Softball Fall Hitting League is designed to help further develop softball players that are interested in enhancing their offensive hitting skills. The League runs for four weeks and is supervised by the Creighton University softball coaching staff and players. 

Each session will be broken into two main parts; an instructional period and a competitive period.  The instructional period will focus on teaching the fundamentals of a consistent, balanced and powerful swing through the use of drill work, along with zone awareness and situational hitting. The competitive session will allow players to apply their skills in a fun and competitive environment. Players accumulate points by hitting designated areas throughout the cage and by performing situational hitting successfully (bunts, hit and runs, opposite field hitting, etc.).

  General Information

LOCATION: Creighton’s indoor hitting facility located in the Kitty Gaughan Pavilion adjacent to the baseball and softball fields located on 23rd and Burt will be the site of the hitting camps.

COST: $95.00 per hitter. Fee includes the cost of the four-week session, as well as a Creighton Softball T-shirt! (one shirt per camper for the week).

EQUIPMENT: Each hitter is responsible for bringing their own bat, helmet, and if used, batting gloves. Tennis shoes can be worn in the hitting facility.

HEALTH CARE: All campers must carry their own insurance. Creighton Softball Camp and Creighton University cannot be responsible for injuries sustained at the camp.

REGISTRATION: All campers must have a registration and parental consent form on file prior to participating. Registration will take place in the Kitty Gaughan Pavilion prior to the start of the first week of camp.

REGISTER ON-LINE FOR CAMP! - BEGINNING AUG. 1 2015 @ CreightonSoftballCamps.com

REFUND POLICY: A 50% refund will be given for notification received before September 28. Notification after October 19 will not be refunded.

QUESTIONS: Call (402) 280-3286 or email: renaesinkler@creighton.edu.

**Please reserve your spot via mail, phone or e-mail by October 16th!! 

*All Creighton sport camps are open to any and all applicants. They are limited only by the number of slots available per camp and the age, grade level, and/or gender of the applicant.


 2015 Creighton Winter Softball Camps

 December 28-31, 2015
Offens, Defense and Pitching
Registration Opens Sept. 1 at CreightonSoftballCamps.com

 Camp Overview

 The Creighton Softball coaching staff would like to invite you to our 2015 Winter Softball Camps. These camps provide an opportunity for players of all ages to learn and develop their skills under the personal attention of the Bluejay Softball Staff. Fundamentals will be emphasized through individual and group instruction combined with drill work to help each player become the best she can be.

 Ages 8-13

 Junior Jays Hitting Camp                        $55
Dec. 30   9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Kitty Gaughan Pavilion

Instruction will focus on teaching players the proper swing mechanics to promote bat speed and consistency at the plate. Each player will go through a variety of supervised hitting stations to reinforce concepts being taught. Campers are required to provide their own helmet and bat.

Junior Jays Fundamental Camp             $55
Dec. 30   1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Rasmussen Center

Camp includes proper method of warm-up with strong emphasis on throwing and receiving fundamentals. Fielding mechanics, and base running will all be addressed through extensive drill work.

Junior Jays Pitching Camp                     $55
Dec. 31   9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Rasmussen Center

Instruction will focus on teaching proper method of warm-up and stretch mechanics as well as emphasis on correct delivery and pitching grips. Pitching stations will offer participants the opportunity to improve upon newly acquired skills and information. Campers are required to provide their own catcher.

 Ages 14 & up

Senior Jays Hitting 1 - Fundamentals        $55
Dec. 28   9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Kitty Gaughan Pavilion

 Instruction will focus on the proper swing mechanics to promote increased bat speed and consistency at the plate. Each player will go through a variety of supervised hitting stations to reinforce concepts being taught. Campers are required to provide their own helmet and bat.

Senior Jays Hitting 2 - Slapping/Short Game   $55
Dec. 28      1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Kitty Gaughan Pavilion

Camp includes right and left hand slapping and short game fundamentals. Situational bunting including sacrifice, surprise, triple bunt, and squeeze, and slapping will be taught through drill work, machine work, and live arm. Campers are required to provide their own helmet and bat.

Senior Jays Defense 1 - Fundamentals    $55
Dec. 29   9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Rasmussen Center

Camp includes proper method of warm-up with strong emphasis on throwing and receiving fundamentals. Fielding mechanics and base running will all be addressed through extensive and more challenging drill work.

Senior Jays Defense 2 - Positional Play   $55
Dec. 29    1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Rasmussen Center

Instruction will focus on positional specific techniques. Players will be divided so outfield, infield corner & middle, pitcher and catcher mechanics can be addressed. In addition, situational instruction will be incorporated.

Senior Jays Pitching Camp                     $55
Dec. 31   1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Rasmussen Center

Instruction will focus on teaching proper method of warm-up and stretch mechanics as well as emphasis on correct delivery and pitching grips. Specific pitches will be addressed individually.  Additionally, the mental aspects of pitching will be specifically addressed for this age group. Campers are required to provide their own catcher.

 General Information

FACILITIES: Creighton’s indoor hitting facility located in the Kitty Gaughan Pavilion adjacent to the baseball and softball fields located on 22nd and Burt will be the site of the hitting camps. The Rasmussen Center located on 18th and Burt will be the location for the Junior Jays and Senior Jays Defensive Clinics. Lunch will NOT be provided, however, campers can bring their lunch and dine in these facilities in between camps.

EQUIPMENT: Campers should bring their own bat and helmet for the hitting camps, and glove for the fundamental camps along with comfortable workout attire. All pitchers must provide their own catcher for the pitching clinics. You can wear tennis shoes in all of our indoor facilities and and cleats are allowed in the Rasmussen Center. 

HEALTH CARE: All campers must carry their own insurance. Creighton Softball Camp and Creighton University cannot be responsible for injuries sustained at the camp.

REGISTRATION: All campers must have a registration and parental consent form on file prior to participating. Registration will take place in the Kitty Gaughan Pavilion for hitting camps and at the Rasmussen Center for defensive camps and pitching camps. Each camper will receive a Creighton Softball T-shirt! (one shirt per camper for the week).

REGISTER ON-LINE FOR CAMP! - BEGINNING Sept. 1 2015 @ CreightonSoftballCamps.com

REFUND POLICY: A 50% refund will be given for notification received prior to November  30.No refunds will be granted after December 14.

QUESTIONS: Call (402) 280-3286 or email: renaesinkler@creighton.edu

Per NCAA regulations, Creighton Softball Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level, and/or gender.

 CAMP INSTRUCTORS

Brent Vigness
Head Coach

Brent Vigness is in his 22nd season as the head coach of the Creighton Softball Team and owns a record of 664-470-3. The 2013, 2008, 2007 and 1998 MVC Coach of the Year has guided the Bluejays to seven regular season conference titles, and six MVC Tournament titles as well as seven berths to the NCAA Tournament. 

Vigness led Creighton to the BIG EAST Tournament Semifinals in the Bluejays’ inaugural year in the league. The Jays won three straight regular season conference championships from 2007-09 and have made five NCAA Regional Tournament appearances over the last 10 years. CU compiled two straight 40-plus win seasons in 2008 and 2007 while earning an MVC Tournament Championship.

Under Vigness, the Bluejay softball team was the winningest team in the Missouri Valley Conference over their last ten seasons in the conference. The Bluejays are tied for most consecutive conference tournament championships with three. In 2010, the Bluejays again broke records in team and individual hom eruns (season), and individual RBI, runs, total bases, walks, HBP, and sacs as well as pitching records (season and career) in wins, strikeouts, appearances, starts, complete games and innings.

 Renae Sinkler
Assistant Coach

Renae Sinkler is in her fourth year as an assistant coach. She served as the volunteer assistant coach in 2011 after a record setting career as a Bluejay, playing from 2007-2010. Throughout her career, Renae started at first base, left field, shortstop and designated hitter. This two-time MVC Player of the Year and three-time All MVC honoree earned Third Team All-American honors in 2010 and was named National Player of the Week on April 14, 2008. 

Sinkler holds Bluejay single-season records for home runs, RBI, total bases and runs scored. She also ranks second all-time in the Creighton career record book for home runs, RBI and total bases.

Renae works primarily with outfielders and infielders.

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