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 2014 & 2015, and have appeared in the NCAA tournament numerous times. In 2008, the Warhawk team finished the season as the NCAA Division III National Runner Up and finished 3rd in the country in 2014.
Throughout the years, the Warhawks consistently find themselves among the leaders in many of the WIAC statistical categories. In 2016, the Warhawks captured the WIAC Tournament Championship for the 4th consecutive year and participated in the NCAA tournament for the 7th time in the past 9 seasons. The 2017 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.
Maximum 70 participants per clinic
Saturday, February 18, 2017
The clinics are recommended for female athletes in grades 4 through 12 who wish to increase their knowledge of pitching and hitting.
The hitting clinic will provide instruction in aspects of hitting and bunting. Hitting instruction will include teaching fundamental aspects of the swing, hitting from machines, and live pitching situations. Players are encouraged to bring their own bat if possible.
Clinic 1: 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Clinic 2: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Clinic 3: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Maximum 50 participants per clinic
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Provide your own catcher, if possible, at no additional fee.
Clinic 1: 8:30 am - 11:00 am (Intermediate)
Basic pitching skills will be stressed. This clinic is recommended for players in grades 4 through 9 and those who have not attended a previous clinic.
Clinic 2: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm (Advanced)
Basic pitching skills will be stressed. The development of new pitches and advanced skills will be introduced. This clinic is recommended for high school players in grades 10-12 and those who have attended a pitching clinic previously.
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
Brenda Volk has been the head coach of the UW-Whitewater softball program since 1999. During her first season, the team won the conference championship and set the school record for most wins in a season with 41. Since then, Volk has compiled a 17 year overall record of 528-217-4, which is the most wins accumulated by any UWW softball coach. Volk also currently tops the WIAC Softball Coaches All-Time Record list. Under Volk’s guidance, the program has won five WIAC Championships and has reached the NCAA post season tournament nine times. In addition to her five WIAC Championships, Volk also coached the Warhawks to the post-season WIAC tournament championship in 1999, 2003, 2013, 2014, and 2015. In her 17 years, Volk has coached 15 All-Americans, 35 All-Region players, 47 All-Conference players, and 8 WIAC Players of the Year. Volk was also named Conference Coach of the Year in 1999, 2000, 2008, 2009 & 2015 and her staff was recognized as Regional
Beth Bonuso, Assistant Director
Beth Bonuso started as the Warhawk assistant coach in 2002 after serving two years as a student assistant coach. In addition to being a part of the Regional Coaching Staff of the Year in 2008 and 2014, Beth was named the NFCA Assistant Coach of the Year in 2014. A native of Arlington Heights, IL (Buffalo Grove High School), Beth was a 4-year letter winner at UW-Whitewater from 1996-1999. During her career, her team received a NCAA post-season bid three of the four years and captured the conference title during her freshman and senior seasons. During her senior year, Beth helped guide her team to a 41-7 record which is the most wins by any Warhawk softball team.
Steve Evans, Pitching Clinician
Steve Evans started as the Warhawks pitching coach in the 1998 season. Throughout his time at UWW, Steve has coached a 2 time All-American pitcher and has had two different individuals named WIAC Pitcher of the Year. He has also coached the top 4 all-time win leaders and the top 7 strikeout and save leaders at UWW. Steve has over 50 years of fastpitch experience. He has over 900 career victories as a fastpitch player. Some of his career highlights include 100 career shutouts, 7-time ASA League All Star, as well as pitching a no-hitter at the 2001, 45 & over National Tournament.
Additional staff will include present Warhawk softball team members.
Each camper will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $7,500 and $300 maximum dental insurance. 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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