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.


December 2019

Braves Softball Winter Clinics

12/01/2019 ~ Sunday Registration Ends: 11/29/2019$60.00 - $210.00 | EC Sluggers 4200 E Washington Rd, East Peoria, IL 61611

Grades: 4-12



The Bradley University softball coaching staff will be hosting Braves Softball Winter Clinics December 1st, 2019.


Winter Skills Clinics .....


Pitching Clinic ... 9:45am-11:45am ... $75.00

This clinic is designed for pitchers looking to develop elite level movement pitches. Our main focus will be on the keys to ball movement with emphasis on how to increase spin rates and explosiveness. Pitchers will learn what it takes to build themselves up to throw at an elite level. Capped at 16. If you do not have a catcher par cipa ng in the catching clinic, you will need to provide your own catcher.


Catching Clinic ... 9:45am-11:45am ... $75.00

This clinic will concentrate on building a solid founda on to create speed and agility for elite level catchers. Our skill instruc on will place emphasis on balance and agility movements to improve all aspects of the catching posi on. Skills we will cover include: balanced stance and framing, blocking and recovery, posi oning and throwing. Capped at 16. This clinic will be run in conjunc on with the main Pitching Clinic. If you came with a pitcher you will be able to catch them. No equipment provided.


Speed & Agility Clinic ... 1:00pm-3:00pm ... $75.00

This clinic is geared towards athletes looking to compete at the college level. A breakdown of running form and agility drills will be covered to help improve both lateral range and lateral movements (keys to elite defenders and baserunners). All skills covered will be presented in a so ball speci c format to improve speed, base running, and defense for all posi ons.


Fall Hitting Clinic ... 3:30pm-5:30pm ... $85.00

This camp is for hi ers looking to take their o ense to new heights. The camp will focus on developing a proper sequence and learning how to u lize their lower half . Players will learn drills to help develop their swing in a way that will maximize the ability to hit for power and average.


1 session w/ Hitting $150.00

2 sessions w/ Hitting $210.00

2 sessions (no hitting) $140.00


Camp Staff

Amy Hayes, Bradley University Head Coach

Rachel Huggins, Assistant Coach

Desiree Ybarra, Assistant Coach


Equipment: Please bring Turf shoes, tennis shoes and rubber cleats (NO Metal Spikes Allowed) 


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



EC Sluggers

4200 E Washington Rd

East Peoria, IL 61611



Participants will be responsible for their own lodging accommodations before and after camp if need be.
For questions on local lodging please contact Assistant Coach Desiree Ybarra at or (309) 677-2565



Bradley Apparel will be available for purchase at camp.


Refund Policy

We do not give refunds but allow our participants to use the money towards a future camp as a credit. 


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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