Tennessee coaches softball clinic December 19-20

ZZ TN co-coaches Ralph and Karen Weekly

Tennessee co-coaches Ralph and Karen Weekly/photo submitted

By Stephen Lee

Tennessee softball co-head coaches Ralph Weekly and Karen Weekly will host their annual Coaches Clinic on December 19 and 20 at the Neyland-Thompson Sports Center.

The Weeklys and Tennessee assistant coach Marty McDaniel will speak on pitching, the speed game and softball fundamentals and demonstrate drills that the Lady Vols use in practice. The Tennessee coaching staff is a five time NFCA Southeast Region Coaching Staff of the Year, dating back to 2005.

The Coaches Clinic will also feature a special guest speaker in renowned travel ball coach Mike Stith. Stith has 32 years of experience as a highly-decorated coach and softball instructor and has coached five teams that have won ASA National Championships. He is the founder of Team Mizuno and is the organization’s Director of Player Development and College Recruitment. Stith is also the owner of Sports Training Complex (STC) in Anaheim, California and has developed many top college softball players around the nation.

All coaches that attend the clinic will be allowed “inside the ropes” for the annual Christmas Camp to observe the Tennessee coaches in a camp setting with campers.

The price of the Coaches Clinic is $80 per coach and those interested can pay online with a card at www.tennesseesportcamps.com. Check payments are also accepted and should be made payable to the University of Tennessee. Checks should be sent to:

University of Tennessee Softball Coaches Clinic, Attention: Joy Bowlin,  P.O. Box 15016’ Knoxville, TN 37901

Due to the possibility of inclement weather or the Tennessee football team’s need to use the indoor football facility for bowl preparation, the schedule for Saturday may change.

Any questions or requests for more information should be sent to Tennessee softball director of operations Patrick Lawson at plawson9@utk.edu or at 865-406-2617.

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