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The Warhawk softball team is proud of the winning tradition that has become a habit at UW-Whitewater. Over the years, the Warhawks have won many WIAC Championships, including back to back titles in 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2019, the Warhawks claimed their 5th WIAC title in the past six years. The Warhawks have appeared in the NCAA tournament numerous times, while finishing the season as the NCAA Division III National Runner Up in 2008 and 3rd in 2014.
Throughout the years, the Warhawks consistently find themselves among the leaders in many of the WIAC statistical categories. In 2018, the Warhawks captured the WIAC Tournament Championship for the 6th consecutive year and participated in the NCAA tournament for ten of the last twelve seasons. The 2020 season should prove to be another successful year for the Warhawks. Through our winter clinics, we provide an opportunity for all student athletes to become part of a successful and winning tradition. This camp is available to players entering grades 3-12 in Fall 2019.
Hitting Clinics: Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020
(Maximum 70 participants per clinic)
The clinics will provide instruction in both hitting and bunting. Instruction will include teaching the fundamental aspects of the swing, a variety of drills, hitting from machines, and live pitching situations. Both hitting sessions will provide the same instruction.
Clinic 1: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. - sold out
Clinic 2: Noon - 2:30 p.m.
Pitching Clinic: Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020
(Maximum 50 participants per clinic)
Intermediate Clinic: 8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Basic pitching skills, including proper pitching form and control, will be the main focus. This clinic is recommended for players in elementary/middle school and those who have not attended a previous clinic who need to strengthen their fundamental knowledge of pitching.
Advanced Clinic: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
In addition to teaching the basic pitching skills, the development of new pitches and skills will be introduced. This clinic is recommended for high school players or those who have good control and location of their fast ball and want to learn additional movement pitches.
You can received $10 off your total registration when you register to attend both events. Make sure to check "Multi-Event Discount" in the registration. No other discounts will be applied. Discounts cannot be applied after you register and pay. You will be charged $10 if you do not attend both events.
The event fee includes a free UW-Whitewater softball token, instruction and insurance.
All registrant accounts must be paid in full three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of event. Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at email@example.com prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.
In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start of the event session in order to receive a refund, less 20% administrative fee. Cancellation request received less than 21 days from the start of camp will receive a refund minus 50% late cancellation fee of event cost. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the 20% administrative fee, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify. NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the event has started.
All cancellation requests must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org; provide registrant’s name, camp and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name an address of payer.
We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in such as case, all fees paid will be refunded.
Received an Award, Sponsorship or Discount?
For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice. Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.
Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code at check out to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.
A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.
Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email email@example.com.
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UW-Whitewater softball apparel will be available for purchase at the registration table!
Participants should plan on arriving approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the session for check-in at the D. L. Kachel Fieldhouse.
Once you register a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically email accounts used from centurytel.net and wi.rr.com are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.
Parking permits are required on all vehicles parked on campus at all times with the acception of 5 p.m. Fridays to 11:00 p.m. Sundays. More information on parking is available on the Visitor Center website.
Be aware that we advise you to leave all non-essential, portable electronic devices at home (iPod, Fitbit, cell phones, etc), but ultimately it is your decision. We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.
All clinics will take place in the Kachel Fieldhouse, which features four batting cages and a large instructional throwing space. Kachel Fieldhouse opened its doors in 2001. The 50,000 square foot space is an all-purpose facility that performs numerous functions for members of the campus community. Baseball and softball do some of their off-season work in the fieldhouse, with tournaments occupying several courts in addition to Russell Arena. Kachel Fieldhouse is named for David L. Kachel, the major benefactor in the facility’s construction and a supporter of many areas of the University. A long time Whitewater businessman, Kachel was also the major contributor to Kachel Gym, the Kachel Multi-Sport Complex and the Berezowitz Student Athlete Center among others.
Brenda Volk, Director, Head Coach
Brenda Volk has been the head coach of the UW-Whitewater softball program since 1999 and is entering her 22nd year at the helm in 2019-20. Volk has led the Warhawks to eight Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships, eight WIAC Tournament titles, and 13 NCAA Tournament appearances. Volk has been named WIAC Coach of the Year six times during her career. Volk, along with her coaching staff, was also recognized as NFCA Great Lakes Region Coaching Staff of the Year in 1999, 2008 and 2014.
During Volk’s first season, the team won the WIAC championship and set the school record for most wins in a season with 41. Since then, Volk has compiled a 21-year overall record of 651-264-5, which is the most wins accumulated by any coach in WIAC history. Entering the 2019 season, Volk was ranked 22th among active Division III coaches (minimum five years as a head coach) in winning percentage (.712) and 18th in total victories (623). Those totals rank 26th and 30th all time, respectively.
In 2018, the Warhawks won the WIAC Tournament championship for the 6th consecutive year. In addition to the program’s success in the WIAC, Volk has guided her teams to the NCAA tournament 10 of the last 12 seasons. The Warhawks posted the program's best ever national finish in 2008, placing second at the NCAA Championship, followed up by a 3rd place finish in 2014. Volk has coached numerous All-Americans, All-Region, and All- Conference players, including seven different WIAC Position Players of the Year.
Beth Bonuso, Assistant Director
Beth Bonuso enters her 19th season as an assistant coach for the UW-Whitewater softball team in 2019-20. She started as the Warhawk assistant coach in 2002 after serving two years as a student assistant coach. Bonuso spends most of her time working with the Warhawk outfielders, where she was able to help develop three different NFCA All-American outfielders during the 2008 & 2009 seasons. During her time at UWW, Bonuso has been instrumental in the success of the softball program, as she brings something unique with her passion and knowledge in developing the mental game of the student-athletes. In addition to being a part of the Regional Coaching staff of the Year in 2008 & 2014, Bonuso was named the NFCA Assistant Coach of the Year in 2014.
A native of Arlington Heights, Ill. (Buffalo Grove High School), Bonuso was a four-year letter winner at UW-Whitewater from 1996-1999. The Warhawks earned an NCAA Tournament bid three of the four years during Bonuso's career and captured the conference title during her freshman and senior seasons. During her senior year in 1999, Bonuso helped guide UW-Whitewater to a 41-7 record, which is the most wins by any Warhawk softball team.
Steven Evans, Pitching Clinician
Steve Evans begins his 23rd season as the pitching coach for the UW-Whitewater softball team in 2019-20. Evans started as the Warhawk pitching coach in the 1998 season. Throughout his time at UW-Whitewater, he has coached a two time All-American pitcher and has had three different individuals named WIAC Pitcher of the Year. Evans has also coached seven of the top nine all-time win leaders, the top nine strikeout leaders, and the top nine save leaders at UW-Whitewater.
Evans has more than 50 years of fastpitch experience. He has over 900 career victories as a fastpitch player. Some of his career highlights include 100 career shutouts, seven-time ASA League All Star, as well as pitching a no-hitter at the 2001 45 & over National Tournament.
Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.
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