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Junior Day Softball

Junior Day features live games and is run entirely by active college coaches!

Current college coaches are coaching and teaching during the games just like they do with their own players.

College coaches talk to players about the college experience and what to expect as a collegiate athlete.

Learn from and work with enthusiastic college coaches!

Live games gives players the chance to show their abilities and they give coaches the change to see you at "game speed"

Junior Day allows for players to get up close and personal with college coaches.

Throughout the day you will learn many different techniques on improving your softball skills.

JUNIOR DAY SOFTBALL

Prospect Camp & Showcase

DESIGNED FOR 2017 AND 2018 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
**ALSO OPEN TO 2019 GRADS**

Select Your Junior Day Regional:
ARIZONA REGIONAL MINNESOTA REGIONAL TACOMA REGIONAL

Mountain Pointe HS

Phoenix, Arizona
Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Crown College

St. Bonifacius, Minnesota
Monday, June 13th, 2016

Univ. of Puget Sound

Tacoma, Washington
Monday, June 13th, 2016
MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL AUSTIN REGIONAL

Shepherd University

Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Metro State University

Denver, Colorado
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Southwestern University

Georgetown, Texas
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
CLEVELAND REGIONAL GREAT PLAINS REGIONAL NEW JERSEY REGIONAL

Cleveland State University

Cleveland, Ohio
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Pittsburg State University

Pittsburg, Kansas
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

South Jersey Bullpen

Mickleton, New Jersey
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
SOUTHERN CA REGIONAL HEARTLAND REGIONAL NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL

Fullerton College

Fullerton, California
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Defiance College

Defiance Ohio
Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Fisher College

Lynn, Massachusetts
Thursday, July 7th, 2016
ST. LOUIS REGIONAL VIRGINIA REGIONAL LAS VEGAS REGIONAL

Lindenwood University

St. Charles, Missouri
Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Randolph-Macon College

Ashland, Virginia
Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Stephanie Lynn Craig Park

Henderson, Nevada
July 11th & 12th, 2016
CHICAGO REGIONAL DALLAS AREA REGIONAL GEORGIA REGIONAL

BASH Sports Academy

Chicago, Illinois
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Texas Wesleyan University

Fort Worth, Texas
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Georgia Gwinnett College

Lawrenceville, Georgia
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
LOUISVILLE REGIONAL    

Bellarmine University

Louisville, Kentucky
Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
   

Camps Limited To: 30 Pitchers  |  20 Catchers  |  60 Infielders / Outfielders  |  60 Hitters
Online Registration is Immediate When Camp is Full, Registration Closes Automatically

Junior Day is designed for 2017 and 2018 high school graduates. This event is designed for players who just finished their junior year (2017 grads) or are just beginning their junior year (2018 grads). The event is for those players who are focused on becoming college softball student-athletes. The camp will feature quality instruction from active college coaches in uniform, written evalutions provided by the coaching staff, a Discussion on College Athletics for both players and parents. The camp is open to all 2017 and 2018 high school graduates and is restricted in enrollment. Players who graduate high school in 2019 are eligible to register but must understand the prospect event is designed for the older players. The player-to-coach ratio will not exceed 8:1. The camp is in compliance with all NCAA rules.

ALL PLAYERS WILL RECEIVE:

  • Instruction from all coaches attending the event.
  • A written evaluation to take home with them at the end of the event.
  • Opportunities to ask questions 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).

EVALUATION:
Each player will receive a written evaluation as well as a verbal evaluation from the different levels of college softball represented at the camp. Coaches will evaluate each player based on their experiences at their level of college softball and give immediate feedback. 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. The evaluation is designed to be informative but not restrictive. Each Junior Day Regional can differ slightly when it comes to the written evaluation but generally speaking players will be evaluated in areas of the game such as: arm speed (velocity), ball exit speed off of bat, running speed, and throwing accuracy. Players will also be instructed in improving the skills areas that they are having evaluated. Players will be provided with information that they can use to compare and contrast where they stand with current college softball players. Players will be either be handed their evaluation before leaving Junior Day or it will be emailed to them in pdf format.

WHY IS IT A CAMP AND A SHOWCASE?:
Well, because it's the best of both worlds. Players want to showcase their skills to coaches but they should also want to learn from the coaches. Coaches want to evaluate players and their skills so they can teach them appropriately, just like they do with their own players. Coaches also want to see how players react to new instruction, new techniques and how they socialize with peers and other coaches.

The College Coaches at Junior Day are on the field and in uniform.
Just like they are for their own practices and games.

  • The Pitching / Catching Session will run from 8:00 am until 11:00 am.
  • The Infield / Outfield Session will run from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
  • The Hitting Session will run from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

All campers and their parents from every session should attend the Recruiting Discussion held at 11:00 am.

Each Session will consist of instruction in the following areas; Skill work, Strength work, Mental training, and Education about the recruitment process. All skill work is in small groups and one-on-one and will be age specific. The cost of the camp will be $150 for one session, $275 for two sessions or $325 for three sessions. Space is limited. These sessions are expected to fill quickly.

Our goal for a player-to-coach ratio is 6:1 but will not exceed 8:1.

PITCHING / CATCHING SESSION - 8:00 am - 11:00 am
This session will include advanced instruction and problem solving on all aspects of pitching including mechanics, pitch variation, delivery tempo, and adjustments to improve command. We will work via lecture and drills throughout the course of the sessions. The catching segment will cover various drills for receiving, blocking and throwing footwork. During the skill sessions, pitchers will be divided into small groups, with all bullpen work being done one-on-one with the various coaches. Catchers will work in small groups with one-on-one instruction on drill work and live bullpen work. All players will be placed in small groups with other participants of similar age.

INFIELD / OUTFIELD SESSION - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This session will focus on sound fundamental techniques of infield play 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. Infielders 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. The last hour of
Flexibility, Strength, Conditioning & Nutrition Session will be run with the Hitting Session. If a player is registered for both Infield/Outfield and Hitting they will only go through this segment once.

HITTING SESSION - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This session will focus on sound fundamental techniques of hitting via lecture, tee work, dry swing breakdown, side toss, and live hitting in the cage. Each hitter will work individually in the cages with the members of our coaching staff. Hitters will be divided into groups by age and will receive many swings. All players will be placed in small groups with other participants of similar age. The first hour of Flexibility, Strength, Conditioning & Nutrition Session will be run with the Infield/Outfield Session. If a player is registered for both Infield and Hitting they will only go through this segment once.

Tentative Camp Schedule

Pitchers / Catchers (8:00 am - 11:00 am)
8:00 am - Introduction for Pitchers / Catchers Drill Work
9:00 am - Bullpen / Drill Session Catchers Live Work
10:00 am - Flexibility, Strength, Conditioning & Nutrition Session

All Registered Players and Parents (11:00 am - 12:00 pm)
11:00 am - Discussion on Recruiting Process
Players can eat lunch (not provided) during this discussion

Infielders / Outfielders (12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
12:00 pm - Infield Drills / Outfield Drills - Footwork, Skill Development
1:00 pm - Infield Drills / Outfield Drills - Throwing Efficiency, Direction & Evaluation
2:00 pm - Flexibility, Strength, Conditioning & Nutrition Session*

Hitting (2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
2:00 pm - Flexibility, Strength, Conditioning & Nutrition Session*
3:00 pm - Hitting Skill Session
4:00 pm - Hitting Lecture & Hitting Drills

*Infielders, Outfielders, & Hitters will all take part in the same Flexibility, Strength, Conditioning & Nutrition Session. This is done to avoid duplication of the activity.

THE COLLEGE ATHLETICS EDUCATION SEMINAR:
The College Athletics Education Seminar 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.

JUNIOR DAY IS RUN BY CURRENT COLLEGE COACHES


"The discussion alone was worth the cost of admission."
- A parent to a college coach during a previous event.

"The Recruiting Seminar helped me better understand the true aspect of college softball."
- A softball player via email after the event.

"I really enjoyed it and it was one of the best camps that I have been to."
- A softball player via email after the event.

"I got more than I expected out of it and I cannot wait to put what I learned into action this coming season."
- A softball player via email after the event.

"I appreciated all your efforts to make the camp both rewarding and worthwhile, and thank you for your presentation on the recruiting process."
- A parent via email after the event.

If you want to guarantee yourself one of the spots in Junior Day then you should register today. See each event for the itinerary and breakdown of sessions.


Spots will go quickly.
If you want to guarantee yourself one of the spots in Junior Day then you should register today.