BreakThrew Fastpitch Presents: Catching Clinics with Chicago Bandits Catcher, Gwen Svekis

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Catchers! Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the very BEST catchers playing today, Gwen Svekis! Gwen led her Oregon team to 3 WCWS appearances (2015, '17 & '18), was a 1st Team All-American and was named the 2018 NFCA Catcher of the Year. She was drafted in the 1st round of the 2018 NPF draft by the Chicago Bandits and was recently named to the 2019 All-NPF team in just her 2nd season in the league!

This series of 3, small group clinics (max of 6 catchers per session) is open to any and all catchers in 3rd-12th grades. Each clinic will build on the previous one and will cover throwing, receiving, blocking, framing and mentality. *If you are unable to attend all 3 clinics, you may register for 1 or 2 of the dates instead of the entire clinic series.

Clinic Dates & Locations include:
Des Moines, IA: 10/19, 10/26, 11/16
Williamsburg, IA: 10/20, 10/27, 11/17

The cost of the 3-clinic series is $225.
This includes:
- 3, 60-minute small group clinics (max of 6 catchers per clinic) with Gwen Svekis
- T-shirt
- Practice Log/Notebook
- Autographed picture of Gwen

*If you are not able to attend the entire 3-clinic series, you may register for just 1 or 2 of the clinics. The cost of 1 session is $100 & 2 sessions is $175 and both still include a t-shirt and autographed picture of Gwen!

Registration deadline is SEPTEMBER 15th!

Select Clinic Time & Location

Please indicate in the text box below which location(s), time frames your daughter would be available to attend the clinics. If you are only registering for 1 or 2 sessions, instead of the entire 3-clinics series, please indicate which dates you would like to attend! Clinic size will be no more than 6 girls. PLEASE BE AS OPEN AS POSSIBLE WITH YOUR REQUESTS. This will allow your daughter the best chance to get into the clinics. If there is another catcher that you would like to be placed with that is around your same age, please make sure that you BOTH include a request to be together and list the same preferences on clinic location/times. You will meet at the same time with the same group of catchers for each of the 3 clinics.

Example #1:
1st choice: Saturdays in Des Moines anytime from 10am-2pm
2nd choice: Saturdays in Des Moines anytime from 2pm-6pm
3rd choice: Sundays in Williamsburg 10am-1pm
Would like to be in class with Molly Smith if possible

Example #2:
Saturdays in Des Moines - 10/26 & 11/16 ONLY
1st choice: 2-6pm
2nd choice: 10am-2pm

Here are the clinics hours in each location:
Saturdays (10/19, 10/26, 11/16) in Des Moines: 10am-6pm
Sundays (10/20, 10/27, 11/17) in Williamsburg: 10am-6pm

Athlete Information

Athlete Waiver/Release Form


The cost of the 3-Clinic Series is $225. If you are only able to attend 1 or 2 clinics, the cost of 2 sessions is $175 and 1 session is $100. A $50 deposit is due now (your registration form will not be submitted if you don't "proceed to payment" when prompted). The remaining balance of $175 or $125 or $50 will be due when you receive your clinic time in late September. You will be emailed a link so that you can submit payment directly to Gwen. This email will also include your clinic location address and details on what to bring with you!

If you are NOT attending ALL 3 clinics, please select the dates you'd like to attend:

We are VERY excited to get to be a part of your daughter's training this winter. I'll be in touch with more information soon.

Myndie Berka
BreakThrew Fastpitch Owner/Instructor