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NIC softball players, coaches to lead hitting and pitching clinics

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Softball clinics for area youth will be offered by North Idaho College softball program in December and January.

The North Idaho College softball coaching staff and players will host a variety of clinics in December and January.

Several three-session hitting clinics will be offered at the NIC Hitting Facility, located at Walnut and Seventh streets in Coeur d’Alene. The in-depth hitting clinics are open to youths ages 8-18 and will be progressive in instruction, building on the previous session’s lessons.

Hitting clinics will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. or from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesdays Dec. 1, 8 and 15 or Thursdays Jan. 7, 14 and 21. Cost for either of these clinics is $40 for all three sessions.

 Another hitting clinic will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays Jan. 9, 16 and 23 for $75.

The NIC softball coaching staff and players will also host a softball pitching clinic from 9 a.m. to noon or from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10 in NIC’s Christianson Gym. The in-depth pitching clinics are open to youths ages 8 to 18. The clinic will cover pitching mechanics, breaking and off speed pitches, how to identify pitching problems and what it takes mentally to be a great pitcher. Participants must bring their own adult catcher for the clinic. Cost is $60.

A caching clinic will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 in NIC’s Christianson Gym for youths ages 8 to 18. The clinic will cover framing, blocking, throwing mechanics, pass balls, pick-offs, pitch calling and game management. Cost is $50.

Enrollment is limited for all clinics to ensure quality instruction.

Call the NIC Softball Office at (208) 769-7879 to register or download registration forms at http://www.nic.edu/athletics/camps_clinics.asp.

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Stacy Hudson is the Public Information Coordinator for North Idaho College

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