Braves claim their first MVC Tournament title

Jacqueline Vitale and Miriam Wegmann each hit solo home runs and Amanda Clack robbed Creighton's Bailey Dawson of a potential game-tying two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth to highlight a 2-0 Bradley win over the Bluejays in the championship game of the 2009 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championship at the EastSide Centre. The tournament title is the first for the Braves and Bradley receives the MVC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Braves Softball Camps

Bradley University is a DI softball program located in Peoria, IL. Our instructional softball skill camps and clinics are packed full of valuable on the field and off the field advice and mentorship. We take the time to get to know you and work to improve upon the skills you already have while incorporating our philosophies and drills into a fantastic day of softball. Bradley Softball is the only team to win TWO Valley Championships and compete in NCAA Regionals in the last seven years, so don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the fastest growing programs in the Midwest.


Our camps range in ages and specialized skill sessions so we will cover all of your softball needs. If you don’t see a date that works be sure to check this page often as we sometimes add new sessions or please contact us directly to learn more about our weekly clinics.


Our softball camps and clinics are a great opportunity to take your game to the next level. Each camp is hosted by our Bradley softball coaching staff, alumni and current players.


Braves Softball Camps and clinics are open to any and all entrants, in accordance with the NCAA camps and clinics legislation (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender). Braves Softball Camp is independently owned and operated and is in no way administered or associated with Bradley University.


June 2019

Braves Softball Junior Camp

06/25/2019 ~ Tuesday Registration Ends: 06/25/2019$50.00 - $100.00 | Laura Bradley Park 1314 N Park Rd, West Peoria, IL 61604

Grades: 3rd-8th



Welcome to the Braves Softball Junior Camp!



Individual Sills Camp ... $50.00

All Skills Camp ...  $100.00

An individual skills camp and the all-skills camp (discounted for a total of $125.00)



Individual Skills Sessions .....

Pitching Only Session (9:00am - 10:30am) - $50.00
In addition to the basics pitchers will learn each pitches mechanical importance while working towards learning how to master each individual pitch. Being able to pitch at the next level requires control and placement in addition to movement and speed. Take the opportunity to work with Bradley Head Coach and Pitching Coach, Amy Hayes. Pitchers are asked to provide their own catchers.


Catching Only Session (9:00am - 10:30am) - $50.00
Catching is more than just being a backstop. Learn how to be the other working half of the pitcher catcher battery. Emphasis on fundamentals but more importantly learning how to create an athletic stance, blocking mobility, and throwing fundamentals.



All-Skills Camp .....

All-Skills Camp (11:00am - 3:30pm) - $100.00 ...
An all-around focus on the complete athlete will be the primary focus in the all-skills camp. The focus for this age group is mastering the basic fundamentals to provide a solid foundation for continued success. We work hard to provide quality instruction on skills that lead to the an athlete's overall improvement in both individual skills and that translates to successful players on the field.



These same skills have allowed our team to see a steady climb in offensive records and setting seven program records in 2014 on the way to Bradley's 2014 Missouri Valley Tournament Championship and NCAA Tournament Appearance, it's 2nd in program history and all within the last six years.



The All-Skills Camp will feature .....

Small group instruction: We structure the camp to allow for small group instruction to provide more hands on interaction to help in the development of each athlete. We take the time to focus on individual improvement.


Skill Instruction: Each portion of camp is designed to work and develop skills beyond the basics. At this age we all know how to catch, throw, and swing a bat. Our priority is to promote the development of skills required of a collegiate athlete while introducing them to a collegiate style atmosphere and practice setting.

Team An emphasis on team and playing within one. Winning at the next level is about more than having just one athlete, it's about learning how to play the game with your team and promoting success within a group. Campers will participate in mini structured practice like sessions to encourage team and development with and within a group.


Scrimmages: Following lunch the camp is divided into teams coached by the Bradley players to scrimmage. Use the opportunity to take what you learned and play against others looking to play at the next level all under the supervision of the Bradley staff and players.


Pricing and Registration:
Each of the individual skills camps (pitching and catching) are listed at $50.00. The All-Skills Camp is listed at $100.00 and will include lunch and a camp t-shirt. Signing up for both (one of the individual skills camps) and the All-Skills camps receives a discount and is $125.00. Use Promo Code Junior25 when registering.


Registration closes June 21st. You may call or email within 48hrs to secure a camp spot should there be space still available. No refunds will be given after June 17th and will be used as credit towards a future camp.


Note: T-shirt can not be guaranteed after the 17th




Camp Staff:

Amy Hayes, Bradley University Head Coach

Rachel Huggins, Bradley University Assistant Coach

Desiree Ybarra, Bradley University Assistant Coach


Each camper should wear comfortable work-out clothing (t-shirt, shorts, etc.) for each session. Additionally, campers should bring a glove and tennis shoes. BUSC will supply all necessary equipment for the clinic except the items listed above and/or catcher's gear. Be sure to mark all equipment so it can be easily identified.


Bradley University Softball camps and clinics are open to any and all entrants, in accordance with the NCAA camps and clinics legislation (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).



Participants are asked to begin checking in no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.


Waiver Information

Please bring all signed forms to registration check in. Download Waiver Form



Camp will be head at Laura Bradley Park at the corner of Farmington Rd. and Park Rd.



Participants will be responsible for their own lodging accommodations before and after camp if need be.
For questions on local lodging please contact Rachel Huggins at or 217.855.1637



Bradley Apparel will be available for purchase at camp.


Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way we communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey as the camp draws closer will be passed on to you via the e-mail address that you supplied when you signed up for camp. Please make it a habit to check your e-mail daily, this will eliminate any confusion and or miscommunication.

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