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Tennessee Softball Camps

2018 Slap and Speed Camp

January 5, 2019

Primary Location @ Neyland-Thompson Sports Center located on the main UT Campus. (1704 Johnny Majors Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37996)


This one-day clinic will teach students the slap/speed skills and strategies utilized by the University of Tennessee softball program. Coaches Karen Weekly and India Chiles are known nationally for developing players who master the short game and create opportunities on the base paths. Instruction will focus on bunting, slapping, base running, stealing, and speed & agility mechanics. Students will come away with a greater ability to maximize their speed while pressuring the other team's defense.

Open to all girls, ages 10-18 (cannot be enrolled in college yet) and skill levels from beginner to advanced.
9am to 3pm. It is important to note that we may need to alter the schedule to work around any weather.



All but $50 will be refunded if you cancel (via e-mail) by 9pm EST on December 31st. No refunds are possible after that.

There doesn’t seem to be an option to pay just the $100 deposit?

In order to speed up check in on the day of camp, we have gone to 100% pre-pay.

We have also cut the time down for refunds to 3-5 business days. In the event that you need to cancel, we can return all of your funds (minus the $50 deposit) back to your credit card relatively quickly.

Will the scheduled times change at all?

It’s very possible! Being a January camp, we may need to alter times due to weather or unforeseen campus events. As such, the times may be altered at the coach’s discretion to facilitate instruction. Any time changes will be posted immediately on the camps website: tennesseesportcamps.com/womenssoftball/

An e-mail will also be sent to the e-mail address you entered when registering. Please check the camp's website prior to departing for the camp and check your e-mail often as camp approaches.

Are there any hotels near campus that have discount rates?

We have contracted with the Holiday Inn Knoxville Downtown to offer rooms during the camp for $89 per night plus tax. To reserve your room (or to get more information about the hotel), please click on the link below and utilize the block code SC1:

UT Softball Speed Camp 1 Booking Link for the Holiday Inn World's Fair Park

If you would like to call in a reservation, please dial 1-800-264-1579, identify that you are with University of Tennessee Softball Camps and that you need rooms for the Speed Camp.

Rooms must be reserved by Wednesday, December 18th

Where will the camp be and how do I get there? 

This camp will be held on the University of Tennessee's main campus in Knoxville. For directions to the Neyland Thompson Sports Center click on:

For a campus map:

If you need addresses for your GPS, simply click on the building you need on the campus map.

When and where do we go to check-in? 

Check-in will begin at 8:30 am and be held at the Northeast entrance of the Neyland-Thompson Sports Center at the corner of Lake Loudoun Blvd. and Johnny Majors Dr. The earlier you arrive the quicker you can be processed and admitted.

What should I bring?

Campers should bring their glove, batting helmet, bat, and batting gloves - please make sure everything is clearly marked.  Please bring tennis shoes, as cleats are not allowed in any of the indoor areas.   Also, please make sure your child has appropriate cold-weather gear to get between buildings, as well as, to and from your vehicle. There will be a lunch break where parents can take their kids to a large number of local restaurants or campers can bring their own sack lunch.

What happens if there is an injury?

We will have a certified trainer on site to deal with any injuries. Unlike past years, campers will need to have their own health insurance to participate. Providing the name of your carrier and policy number is part of the registration.

Can parents stay and watch?

Absolutely! However, parents are asked to stay off of all instructional areas.

Is the non-refundable deposit really non-refundable? What is the cancellation policy?

Yes. Because we hire staff based on the incoming number of applications, we have to be consistent in making the deposits non-refundable. Also, to stay in line with NCAA rules, we must be consistent in having you understand that the deposit is non-refundable. Regardless of high school sports's schedules, making All-Star teams, family circumstances, injury, weather or sickness, it is important that you understand this policy.

When you register, you pay the full amount for camp. If you cancel at any time prior to 9pm (Eastern Standard Time) on December 31st, we will refund all but the $50 deposit back to your credit card (you should see it within 3-5 business days). There can be no refunds after December 31st.

Will there be a camp store to purchase UT Softball merchandise?

Yes, a camp store will be available before, during and following the camp. Campers will be able to purchase a variety of UT softball clothing and merchandise. The store will accept cash, Visa or MasterCard.

I have a question that was not answered here?

Please e-mail John Weekly at jweekly@utk.edu

Note: The University may postpone or cancel this event due to circumstances or conditions beyond its control, such as, but not limited to, natural disasters, acts or war, acts of God, or public health emergencies. Neither party shall be liable for damages for delay or default if such delay or default is caused by circumstances or conditions beyond its control, such as, but not limited to, natural disasters, acts of war, acts of God, or health emergencies. The Parties will consult with other to determine if the event can be rescheduled. -- It is not permissible for boosters to provide expenses for individuals to attend any of the Tennessee Sports Camps. Expenses include but are not limited to, lodging meals, transportation, and/or camp tuition.
-- All of Tennessee Sports Camps are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).