FHS teaches ‘total skills’ to local softball players

Published 4:42 am Friday, July 6, 2018

Franklinton held its total skills softball camp in June and taught the participants different aspects of the sport.

“It’s a total skills camp,” Franklinton coach Leslie McGhee said. “They’re learning things from just basic fundamentals all of the way up to slapping (hitting), bunting like drag bunting and just techniques in the cage from hitting.”

“They also did pitching and catching, and there was a whiffle ball game going as well. My girls teach it and it gets them inspiration — they have to really think about what they’re teaching, so it helps them too.”

This year’s camp had about 35 participants and this is about the 10th year they have had the clinic.

“Every year, there’s a good many of the campers that come back that are the same kids over-and-over-and-over,” McGhee said. “I can tell like I’m getting some of the older girls, the 13, 14 year olds that have been here since they were little biddy every year. Improvements, lots of improvements.”

The campers ranged in age from 5 to 14.

The weather did not cooperate on the Tuesday of the camp, so they went into the gym.

“We still got a lot of fundamental work done. We don’t let rainy days stop us,” McGhee said.