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University Of Virginia Softball Clinics

Dec. 10, 1999

From the Directors

The University of Virginia Softball Clinic sessions have been planned to improve basic fundamental skills and knowledge of the game for players from fifth grade through 12th grade. Sessions will include Pitching, Catching, Fielding, Hitting and Bunting. It is important to attend AT LEAST TWO sessions of your particular area(s), as they will progress from basic to advanced skill levels. Note Pitching and Catching are at the same time, but are taught separately.

Clinic Objective

  • To improve basic softball skills
  • Group instructions based upon skill and age level
  • To improve individual instructions at a ratio of 7 to 1
  • Identification and correction of individual skills
  • Enhancement of the individual's knowledge and understanding of softball

$50.00 per session. This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE

Payment and Registration Due
Wednesday, January 19, 2000

Numbers of Participants
Entries are limited to the first 40 participants per sessions

The clinic will be held at "The Cage", located next to University Hall in Onesty Hall at the University of Virginia.

What to Bring
** If possible, pitchers need to provide their own catchers. Catchers will be limited.**

Each athlete must bring her own glove, tennis shoes, sweats, shorts, T-shirt, socks and batting gloves, if needed. Please bring your own bat, helmet and catching gear.

The Virginia Softball Program will only be able to provide a limited number of bats, helmets and catching gear.

***We will not be providing overnight accommodations. If you will be needing such accommodations, please indicate with registration and we will send you a list of local hotels. ***


Saturday, January 22, 2000
Session #1: Pitching & Catching9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Session #2: Fielding 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Session #3: Hitting3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 23, 2000
Session #4: Pitching & Catching12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Session #5: Hitting3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 5, 2000
Session #6: Pitching and Catching12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Session #7: Hitting3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Make Checks payable to:
Friends of Virginia Softball

Mail registration to:
The University of Virginia Softball
C/O James Pinkerton
P.O. Box 3785
371-A McCue Hall
Charlottesville, Va. 22903
(804) 982-5737


Head Softball Coach Cheryl Sprangel
Cheryl Sprangel enters her third season at the helm of the University of Virginia Softball Program. In her first two seasons at UVa, she has guided the Cavaliers to a 73-54 record. By guiding the team to 38 wins, Sprangel set a record for most wins in a season by a first year coach at Virginia. Furthermore, with 38 wins the 'Hoos garnered the second highest win total in the program's 19-year history and the most wins in a season since 1989. In 1999, UVa reached the finals of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Tournament for the second consecutive year. Before coming Virginia, Sprangel was the Head Women's Softball Coach at the University of Toledo for 14 seasons. While at Toledo, Sprangel led the Rockets to three Mid-American Conference titles and a Women's College World Series berth in 1989. She is 539-409-1 as a head coach.

Assistant Softball Coach Jamie Pinkerton
Jamie Pinkerton is in his second season as an assistant softball coach at the University of Virginia. Previously, Pinkerton held an assistant coach position at Northeast Louisiana in 1997. Prior to NLU, Pinkerton coached at the University of Tulsa for three seasons (1994-97). Pinkerton has also coached one season at the high school level. He helped lead Claremone-Sequoyah (OK) to a Will Rogers Conference Championship, a District title, and to Oklahoma's Class 2A State Runners-up. Pinkerton has also coached on the ASA level,, coaching the Oklahoma Mustangs from 1986-1994. During that time span Pinkerton led the Mustangs to several ASA Nationals.

Assistant Softball Coach Sara Holland
Sara Holland enters her first season at Virginia. She previously played for the University of Kansas.

For More Information Concerning the 2000 University of Virginia Softball Clinic, please contact: Jamie Pinkerton: (804) 982-5737 -




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