Learning the fundamentals can be fun
In an attempt to beat the heat that her campers experienced last July, Burleson softball coach Summer Owen decided to move her Lady Elks Softball camp up a month.
Last Monday through Wednesday, Owen and her coaching staff, with help from some current players, put on two camps.
The numbers were down a bit from last season but the talent level in both groups was high, Owen said.
“The numbers were a little less than last year,” Owen said, “I moved our camp up about a month to try and beat the heat because July was brutal last year. It was still pretty hot.”
The first group was made up of 20 incoming first- through sixth-graders. The second group of 14 consisted of incoming seventh- through ninth-graders.
“I think it went really well,” Owen said. “We had lot’s of little ones ready to learn and they came in with some experience.”
Owen added that a couple of third-graders out there could just tear it up. “They were so good, it was really impressive,” she said.
Five freshmen who were in camp also caught Owen’s eye.
“I think that we have a couple of freshmen that I’m really eager to see what they can do against high school level athletes,” Owen said. “They looked promising.”
The seventh-grade class also looked pretty good, according to Owen.