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USA Softball Olympians set to host youth camp in Midland

USA Olympians Cat Osterman and Valerie Arioto will help run the camp on November 7.

MIDLAND, Texas — USA Softball will be hosting a camp on Saturday featuring USA Olympians Cat Osterman and Valerie Arioto. 

The camp hopes to provide the female youth of West Texas with top notch coaching. USA Softball will also be teaming up with the Sul Ross softball team and the Midland United Girls Softball (MUGS) according to a press release from VisitMidland.

MUGS wants to provide its young athletes with a place to play the sport they love in a clean and safe environment. 

Both athletes have a ton of experience with Team USA and started with the program very young, with Osterman playing on Team USA for the first time at the age of 17. 

Arioto says that she hopes to help the lives of young female athletes by trying to make sure they continue to thrive on and off the field each day. 

"Even if they never get to that level, if they just hear what it take to be the best they can be, hey these kids are going to learn life experiences from these two ladies," said Rodney Cobb, President of USA Softball.

"It's gonna change their lives and their careers and it'll make them a better player, but more than that it's gonna make them a better person," said Cobb.

The camp will be held at the MUGS softball fields located on Mann Street in Midland according to the press release. 

Young athletes will learn from these softball superstars on hitting, defensive situations and baserunning among other skills, as well as life experience.

The camp will host two different time sessions based off your age and the camp will limit its amount of participants to 50 players per a session.

For more information on the camp and to register, you can visit www.usasoftballevents.com/camps.