2022 Summer Pitching & Catching School presented by BreakThrew Fastpitch

Step 1 of 3: Submit

Please complete this form, then submit your on-line registration and payment to secure your spot in this unique training experience. Improve your pitching/catching skills AND improve your competitive mindset by spending time with BreakThrew Fastpitch this summer!

Open to any and all pitchers & catchers in 3rd-12th grades (fall 2022 grades)

Summer School Location:
Grand View University Wellness Center & Softball Field
1500 Morton Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50316

Dates: June 15 & 16, 2022

Daily Schedule:
Lunch (on your own)

Lead Instructors:
Pitching: Myndie Berka, BreakThrew Fastpitch Founder
Catching: Amy Tudor, Head Softball Coach - Western Kentucky University

Additional Staff at Summer School includes:
BreakThrew Fastpitch alumni and current college players

Each pitcher/catcher attending will receive:
  1. 12-hours of instruction (6-hours each day)
  2. Physical skill development
  3. Mindset classroom sessions
  4. Camp T-shirt
  5. Camp Notebook

PITCHERS will also receive:
  1. 3 Downloadable Workouts - Includes links to all of the drills included in each workout that can be used during at-home practice sessions
  2. A Side-By-Side Slow Motion Synced Video - Allows pitchers/parents/coaches to see what their mechanics look like compared with a model
  3. A Downloadable Checklist - Pitchers will use this to identify areas to work on when viewing their side-by-side videos
OPTIONAL: Pitchers will be able to purchase a voice-over video analysis of their mechanics done by Myndie Berka.

What We Will Cover

We will cover:
  1. Mechanics (pitchers)
  2. Speed/power development (pitchers)
  3. Controlling the ball/targets (both)
  4. Change-ups and off-speed pitches (pitchers)
  5. Movement Spins (pitchers)
  6. Throwing, Blocking, Receiving, Framing (catchers)
  7. Competitive practice drills/games (both)
  8. Growth Mindset & Failure = Opportunity (both)
  9. Establishing Routines (both)
  10. Competing with confidence (both)
  11. Pitcher/Catcher Communication (both)
  12. Setting up Hitters (both)
  13. Non-Verbal Communication/Body Language (both)
  14. Q&A session about college softball (both)

Each day will include different skill development drills, competitive development games, and mentality sessions.

There will also be a Q&A session for PARENTS for 15 minutes at the end of Day 2!

Who Should Attend Summer School?

Summer School is open to any and all pitchers and catchers who want to improve their physical skills and mindset!

Athletes will be put into small groups with others of a similar age and/or skill level so that instruction can be provided for pitchers/catchers that are beginners, intermediate or advanced!

The athlete to instructor ratio will be 8/1 or lower so that each pitcher and catcher will get feedback specific to her needs from coaches during camp!


Athlete Information

No refunds will be given once payment is made/confirmed in camp. If something causes you to be unable to attend, you will be given a credit to use towards another training opportunity with BreakThrew Fastpitch.
An email with specific details on what to bring, directions to the training location, check-in time and other relevant information will be sent 7-10 days prior to the session you are registered to attend.
We are VERY excited to get to be a part of your daughter's training this summer. I'll be in touch with more information soon!

Myndie Berka
BreakThrew Fastpitch Owner/Instructor