Emporia State University
The College Softball Prospect ID Camp & Showcase is designed for high school softball players that want to work directly with college coaches in an on-field environment. The event is for those players who are focused on becoming college softball student-athletes or want to learn more about that process. The camp will feature quality instruction from college coaches, verbal evaluations provided by the coaching staff through drills & instruction, and a Discussion on College Athletics for both players and parents. The College Softball Prospect ID Camp & Showcase is open to all high school softball players and is restricted in enrollment. The player-to-coach ratio will not exceed 8:1. These camps are in compliance with all NCAA, NAIA, and Junior College recruiting and camp rules.
Primary Position, Secondary Position will run from 8:00 AM until 11:00AM.
The Discussion on College Athletics will run from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
All campers and their parents should plan to attend the Discussion on College Athletics held at 11:00 AM.
Showcase/Offensive Instruction activities will run from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
DEFENSE - PRIMARY POSITION INSTRUCTION → 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
This session will include advanced instruction in a players primary defensive position. We will work via lecture and drills throughout the course of the session. All players will be placed in small groups with other participants of similar age. **All players that primarily or secondarily pitch or catch will do that position during this first 90 minutes. Pitchers will pitch to catchers signed up for the event. If you want to throw to your own catcher then they too must register for camp.**
DEFENSE - SECONDARY POSITION INSTRUCTION → 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This session will focus on sound fundamental techniques of players secondary position via lecture, footwork drills, throwing drills, hands / glove development and proper positioning. Each infielder will work individually in the "field" with the members of our coaching staff. Fielders will be divided into groups by age and will receive many repetitions. All players will be placed in small groups with other participants of similar age.
DISCUSSION ON COLLEGE ATHLETICS →11:00 - 12:00 PM
The Discussion on College Athletics will be held during camp and is for all members of the family. The seminar will last approximately a 45-60 minutes. The discussion will cover topics like: The NCAA Recruiting Rules, How to Promote Yourself, What Coaches Look For, The Best Way to Make a Video, What to Expect Playing College Athletics and How to Talk to College Coaches. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and will come out of the event having a much better idea of What College Athletics is All About. Parents and players are encouraged to ask questions during the discussion. Players are encouraged to bring their own lunch which they can eat during the Discussion.
SHOWCASE/OFFENSIVE INSTRUCTION → 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Showcase activities will vary for each camp location depending on the facility. Home to first base running times, overhand velocities, pitching velocities, hitting exit velocities, defensive showcase, showcase hitting on the field, or full team scrimmages are a few of the activities that may take place. More specific information on the showcase activities for each event will be provided in the follow up emails after registration.
ALL PLAYERS WILL RECEIVE
All campers will be numbered so the coaches can identify each player.
Instruction from all coaches attending the event on the current analytical skills & metrics of the college level game.
Opportunities to ask questions about their skills and get to know the college coaches.
One-on-one and small group instruction.
An open discussion about the NCAA recruiting process, rules, and regulations (parents are encouraged to either stay or come back for this segment. Questions are encouraged as to help answer questions and bust myths about the recruiting process).
Opportunity to speak with coaches who currently have athletic scholarships, academic scholarships, and/or need based aid available.
Each player will receive verbal feedback from the different levels of college softball coaches represented at the camp. Coaches will evaluate each player based on their experiences at their level of college softball coaching and give feedback when appropriate. This will allow each participating softball player the opportunity to get a much clearer idea of where their skills may fit at the college level. Because we want full interaction between coaches and players we do not provide written individual evaluations. We ask our staff to be fully engaged in the teaching and evaluating process and not be lost in a form. For this reason, we highly encourage players to ask questions of the staff and obtain any and all information they would like to know. Each College Softball Prospect ID Camp & Showcase can differ slightly when it comes to the feedback given. The Showcase portion of camp will feature different formats but will allow the coaches to truly evaluate the level of skills each player has. Players will also be instructed in improving the skills areas that they are having evaluated.
DIRECTIONS TO EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY