Clinics & events for softball players & umpires

Click on the link in the event name (when available) for additional information about that event. 
This page focuses on clinics & activities for WMLL players & umpires.  Please be sure to also check the listings for other types of events HERE or all events HERE.

SOFTBALL

Dec 14 (Sat): Softball Hitting Open House with Jay Redders from 10 AM to 12 PM at Hitters Sportsplex (3170 Deming Way in Middleton), FREE!  Come meet Jay, tour Hitter’s hitting instruction area & take some free swings in Hitters batting cage. If you have questions about the hitting lessons, this is the best way to learn more.

Dec 26 & 27 (Thu & Fri): Madison College Holiday Softball Camp for grades 5-12 at the H. Douglas Redsten Gymnasium on the Madison College Truax Campus (1701 Wright Street)
–   Hitting Camp ($60) from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
–   Fielding Camp ($60) from 12:30 AM to 2:30 PM
–      Save $10 by registering for 2 camps & $39 by registering for all 3
–   Registration is limited to 50 participants per camp & online registration closes on Dec 16

Dec 30 (Mon): Madison College Holiday Softball Camp for grades 5-12 at the H. Douglas Redsten Gymnasium on the Madison College Truax Campus (1701 Wright Street)
–    Pitching Camp ($60) from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (attendees must provide their own catcher)
–      Save $10 by registering for 2 camps & $39 by registering for all 3
–   Registration is limited to 50 participants per camp & online registration closes on Dec 16

Dec 30 (Mon): Madison Westside Softball Skills Camp for Youth Players (ages 8-12) by Madison Memorial & Madison West High School head coaches Kourtney Peters & Sarah Sorensen from 1 to 4 PM at the Madison Memorial Fieldhouse (201 S Gammon Road), $25

Jan 4 (Sat): Softball Pitching Clinic with Arin Oppermann at the West High School Cafenasium, Cost = $25 (50% off normal rate!)  This single 75-minutes clinic limited to 6-8 pitchers/session is a great introduction to Arin (see info below) & the Tincher pitching method. It serves as an excellent single session clinic & is required for all players that want to enroll in a small group lesson.
Rookie & Minor Lg: option 1 = 2:00 to 3:15 PM / option 2 = 3:25 to 4:40 PM
Major & Junior Lg: option 1 = 4:50 to 6:05 PM / option 2 = 6:15 to 7:30 PM
– Click HERE to register. Full payment is due at the camp.

Jan 7/9 – Feb 11/13 (6 weeks): Six 1-Hour Hitting Lessons with Jay Redders (+12 batting cage tokens) at Hitters Sportsplex (3170 Deming Way in Middleton), Cost = $99 (50% off normal rate!)
Rookie / Minor Lg option 1: (Tue, 5:15 to 6:15 PM): Jan 7, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 4 & Feb 11
Rookie / Minor Lg option 2: (Thu, 5:15 to 6:15 PM): Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6 & Feb 13
Major / Junior Lg option 1: (Tue, 6:30 to 7:30 PM): Jan 7, Jan 14, Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 4 & Feb 11
Major / Junior Lg option 2: (Thu, 6:30 to 7:30 PM): Jan 9, Jan 16, Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6 & Feb 13
– Click HERE to register. Full payment by credit card or check (made out to Hitters) is due at the first lesson & there are no refunds for missed lessons.

Jan 11 (Sat): UW Softball Camps
–   Youth Total Skills Camp for grades 3-7 ($70) from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the McClain Center
–   Advanced Defense Camp for grades 8+ ($100) from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the McClain Center
–   Advanced Hitting Camp for grades 8+ ($100) at the Goodman Indoor Softball Facility
–      Option 1: 1:30 – 3:30 PM / Option 2: 4:00 – 6:00 PM
–   Registration will close on Jan 10 or when the maximum capacity has been reached.

Jan 18, Feb 1,15 & 29: Four 1-Hour Small Group Pitching Lessons w/ Arin Oppermann (max 4 pitchers/session), Cost = $105 (35% off normal rate!) Participants must start out with Arin’s Jan 4 pitching clinic.
Rookie & Minor Lg option 1: Jan 18 & Feb 1 (9:00 to 10:00 AM) / Feb 15 & Feb 29 (2:00 to 3:00 PM)
Rookie & Minor Lg option 2: Jan 18 & Feb 1 (10:05 to 11:05 AM on ) / Feb 15 & Feb 29 (3:05 to 4:05 PM)
Major & Junior Lg option 1: Jan 18 & Feb 1 (11:10 AM to 12:10 PM) / Feb 15 & Feb 29 (4:10 to 5:10 PM)
Major & Junior Lg option 2: Jan 18 & Feb 1 (12:15 PM to 1:15 PM) / Feb 15 & Feb 29 (5:15 to 6:15 PM)
Major & Junior Lg option 3: Jan 18 & Feb 1 (1:20 PM to 2:20 PM) / Feb 15 & Feb 29 (6:20 to 7:20 PM)
– The Jan 18 & Feb 1 sessions are in the West HS Cafenasium & the Feb 15 & Feb 29 sessions are in the Memorial HS Fieldhouse.
– Click HERE to register. Full payment is due at the first lesson & there are no refunds for missed lessons.

Jan 25 (Sat): WMLL Softball Skills Clinic (best suited for 7-12 year-olds) at West High School Cafenasium
Rookie & Minor Lg: option 1: 12:00 to 1:00 PM / option 2: 1:15 to 2:15 PM
Major & Junior Lg: 2:30 to 3:30 PM
– Click HERE to register.

Feb 22 (Sat): WMLL Softball Skills Clinic (best suited for 7-12 year-olds) at McFarland Lutheran Church (5529 Marsh Road)
Rookie & Minor Lg: option 1: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM / option 2: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Major & Junior Lg: 1:00 to 2:30 PM
– Click HERE to register.

Mar 7 (Sat): WMLL Softball Skills Clinic (best suited for 7-12 year-olds) at McFarland Lutheran Church (5529 Marsh Road)
Rookie & Minor Lg: option 1: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM / option 2: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Major & Junior Lg: 1:00 to 2:30 PM
– Click HERE to register.

Apr 18 (Sat): WMLL Softball Skills Clinic (best suited for 7-12 year-olds) at McFarland Lutheran Church (5529 Marsh Road)
Rookie & Minor Lg: option 1: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM / option 2: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Major & Junior Lg: 1:00 to 2:30 PM
– Click HERE to register.

UMPIRES

TBD: Mandatory training for new & 2nd-year umpires (Part 1) at time TBD at the Edgewood High School lower gym
TBD: Mandatory training for new & 2nd-year umpires (Part 2) from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM at time TBD at the Edgewood High School lower gym
TBD: District 4 umpire training at time TBD at the Edgewood High School lower gym
Aug 20 (Tue): Mandatory training for new umpires from 6:30 PM to 7:40 PM at WMLL Picnic Porch


2019 SOFTBALL

Jan 13 (Sun): UW Badger Softball Youth Pitching Camp (grades 3-7) from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the UW McClain Center – $45 (attendees must provide their own catcher!)
Jan 13 (Sun): UW Badger Softball Youth Defense and Hitting Camp (grades 3-7) from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the UW Goodman Indoor Softball Facility – $45
Jan 14 (Mon): UW Badger Softball Skills Camp (grades 8+) from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the UW Goodman Indoor Softball Facility – $45
Jan 19 (Sat):  UW Badger Softball Winter Pitchers and Catchers Camp (grades 8+) from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the UW Goodman Indoor Softball Facility – $70 (pitchers must provide their own catcher!)
Jan 19 or 20 (Sat or Sun): UW Badger Softball Advanced Camp – Defense (grades 8+) (various times) at the UW Goodman Indoor Softball Facility – $70/session
Jan 19 or 20 (Sat or Sun): UW Badger Softball Advanced Camp – Throwing Sessions 1-2 (grades 8+) from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the UW Goodman Indoor Softball Facility – $45/session
Jan 19 or 20 (Sat or Sun): UW Badger Softball Advanced Camp – Hitting Sessions 1-2 (grades 8+) from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM at the UW Goodman Indoor Softball Facility – $70/session
Jan 21 (Mon): UW Badger Softball Skills Camp (grades 8+) from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the UW Goodman Indoor Softball Facility – $45
Jan 26 (Sat): WMLL hitting, fielding & throwing clinic (free) from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM at 5816 Manufacturers Drive
Feb 10 (Sun): Edgewood Eagle / WMLL softball camp ($25) from 2:00 – 3:30 PM at the Todd Wehr Edgedome on the Edgewood Campus – CANCELED!
Feb 23 (Sat): WMLL pitching & catching clinic (free) from 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM at 5816 Manufacturers Drive
Feb 23 (Sat): WMLL hitting, fielding & throwing clinic (free) from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM at 5816 Manufacturers Drive
Feb 25 (Mon): UW Badger Softball Skills Camp for grades 8+ ($45) from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the UW Goodman Indoor Softball Facility
Mar 3 (Sun): Edgewood Eagle / WMLL softball camp ($25) from 2:00 – 3:30 PM at the Todd Wehr Edgedome on the Edgewood Campus
Mar 9 (Sat): WMLL pitching & catching clinic (free) from 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM at 5816 Manufacturers Drive
Mar 9 (Sat): WMLL hitting, fielding & throwing clinic (free) from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM at 5816 Manufacturers Drive
Apr TBD: Softball pitching clinic by Memorial HS Coach Kourtney Peters at Memorial High School Fieldhouse
Apr 20 (Sat): UW Softball 101: Practice & pizza party with the UW softball team after the game vs. Indiana from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM at Goodman Diamond – SOLD OUT!
May 3 (Fri): UW softball recognizes WMLL softball players as “Stars of Tomorrow” before game vs. Nebraska from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM at Goodman Diamond space is limited to 25 players with registration required (click here)
May 7 (Tue): Youth Softball Night at West HS vs Memorial HS softball game at Jefferson Middle School Varsity Field (101 S Gammon Road), game starts at 5:00 PM