Co-Lin fastpitch camp a success

Published 5:00 am Thursday, June 29, 2006

WESSON — The 2006 Co-Lin fastpitch softball camp was asuccessful one, according to head coach Allen Kent.

“It was out best turnout so far,” said Kent. “We had goodquality kids. We all had a good time. We saw a lot ofimprovement.”

Kent said the number of campers was in the upper 70s. Elevenschools were represented.

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The camps were broken down into two age groups (grades 1-6 andgrades 7-12). The girls covered all aspects of fastpitchsoftball.

“It (camp) included everything,” explained Kent. “The campcovered hitting, running, slapping, defense, blocking and throwing,sliding, base running. We covered all the aspects of the game.”

Kent said the older group paid more attention to detail.

“I felt like splitting it into two groups was more beneficial,”stated Kent. “We kept the coach-player ratio real low. They got alot of individual instructions by splitting into two groups.”

Loyd Star had the largest representation, according to Kent.”They were last year. Coach Jan Delaughter does a great good jobgetting her girls up here. A lot of the local schools werehere.”

Despite the heat and humidity, Kent felt the camp was asuccess.

“It was very rewarding,” said Kent. “It was plenty humid but wetook plenty of breaks and kept the girls moving. They all seemed toenjoy it.”

Co-Lin assistant coach Johnny Williams and Coach Delaughterhelped Kent supervise the camp. Also helping were 13 members of theLady Wolfpack team that placed third in the NJCAA nationaltournament in Normal, Ill.

” Coach Williams said it was our best camp ever,” stated Kent.”Everything went real smooth. The girls were very eager to learn.They applied things well that we went over.”

A live scrimmage highlighted the final day of camp.

“We had a live scrimmage on the last day,” said Kent. “We hadgood intense competition.

“I was pleased with our turnout,” added Kent. “I know we missedsome (players) due to other camps (church and cheerleading) goingon. But I was pleased.”