Distinguished Coach Leads Softball Camp
By Ed Pierce // May 28, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Among the ranks of softball coaches in Brevard County, Eau Gallie High School’s Russ Reese has earned the reputation as being one of the very best in the business.
Beneath the surface of his quiet and easy going demeanor, Reese is a fierce competitor who knows what it takes to win and how to develop quality players.
In just two seasons as a varsity head softball coach, he has led the Commodores to consecutive appearances in the FHSAA State Final Four Softball Tournament and captured the Class 4A softball championship in 2011.
Now for the second straight year, he will conduct the “Russ Reese Softball Camp” throughout June at the Eau Gallie High School Softball Complex.
“The camp is for players ages 8 to 16,” Reese said. “We will work on just about every aspect of the game including batting, bunting, pitching and fielding.”
Reese will be assisted at the camp by Eau Gallie High School assistant softball coaches Kevin Powers and Fred Engle, a bevy of current Commodores players and some college-level players.
“For younger players, the experience of receiving instruction from high school coaches is not to be overlooked,” Reese said. “We are looking at the talent level for future players in high school and they will be learning how we do things at our level.”
For his first camp a year ago, Reese had 35 players attend camp sessions.
“We hope to have an even greater number this time,” he said. “It’s really an invaluable experience for many of these campers. It gives them an opportunity to learn from more than their Little League coaches, it provides them with a broader spectrum of instruction.”
The cost to attend a camp is $100 for a three-day session and campers are required to bring gloves, cleats, bats and water.
Camp sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 4, 5 and 6 and then again from 9 a.m. to noon June 11, 12 and 13.
The final camp session will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 25, 26 and 27.
Registration is conducted on the Monday before the start of each first camp session at the Eau Gallie High School softball complex.
For more information, call Russ Reese at 321-508-8159.