Softball players ages 9 – 17 can still sign up to be a part of the annual UMass Lowell River Hawks Softball camps this summer

LOWELL – Registration is still available for the UMass Lowell Softball Camps which includes one session of All Skills Camp in July and a Pitching and Catching Camp in August.

The All Skills Camp will be held from July 12-16 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with Friday’s session (July 16) going from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The camp is open to softball players ages 9-17 and is limited to 80 campers. The cost is $180 for position players and $200 for pitchers. Discounts are available for families or three or more players from the same team or school.

The Pitcher and Catcher Camp will be held from Aug. 2-4 with beginners from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and advanced pitchers and catchers from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $125 per session and each session is limited to 25 pitchers and catchers. Each pitcher must either bring a catcher or have a family member catch for them.

Topics covered at this camp will include warm-up on game days and practice, conditioning, weight training for advanced pitchers and catchers, how to effectively spin the ball, “Catching 101: Beginning Catchers” (includes framing, blocking, throwing and foul ball work) and “Catching 201: Advanced Catchers” (includes advanced throwing, calling a game, coaching the pitcher and working with umpires).

Questions can be directed to head coach Sean Cotter at sean_cotter@uml.edu or by calling (978) 934-3977.