This summer is the perfect time to improve your softball skills at 5 Tool Academy. In addition to private lessons, there are opportunities with a Pitching Academy and Summer Skills Camp.

Softball Summer Skills Camp – Ages 7-14
Ball State University Assistant Softball Coach Josh Johnson is teaming up with 5 Tool Academy’s Lyndsay Gadbury to host two Softball Skills Camps! They will be joined by other 5 Tool instructors and current Ball State Softball players to provide an outstanding player development experience. This is a terrific opportunity to improve your game with some of the most experienced softball instructors in the area. 

July 18-20 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. each day for athletes ages 7-14.

The camp will offer instruction and experience in the fundamentals of softball: hitting, fielding and base running. Athletes will have the opportunity to develop their skills using many of the same drills and techniques as Ball State Softball – all while having fun!


The Softball Skills Camps are planned at Stephenson Park (next to Yorktown Middle School), but in the event of rain, the camp will be held at 5 Tool Academy’s indoor batting cages and field.

Cost is $99 and includes a shirt.

Click here to register.


Pitching Academy
Josh Johnson, BSU’s softball pitching coach, returns to 5 Tool Academy for 4-week pitching academies.

Johnson is an experienced NCAA Division I coach with Super Regional experience. He also plays at the Major level of the North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) since 2004 as both a pitcher and an outfielder. He was inducted into the NAFA Hall of Fame in 2013 and was the association’s MVP in 2014.

In addition to his current position as Ball State’s pitching coach, he was previously the pitching coach at the University of Texas at El Paso, Univeristy of Louisana-Lafayette and served as the head coach at Faulkner State Community College where he was the winningest coach in the program’s history.

Taught on Wednesdays, the class will run from July 6 – 27. Each session lasts one hour and enables athletes to refine their pitching skills with a top-rated coach. Cost is $109 for all 4 sessions and includes a shirt.

Use the links below to register:

Grades 3-8    5:30p.m.

Grades 3-8    6:30 p.m.

High School   7:30 p.m.

Call 765.759.9310 or email if you have questions.

We look forward to helping you develop your game this summer!