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Junior Day Softball
Junior Day Softball

OFFICIAL CAMP WEBSITE OF | Junior Day Softball

 

DESIGNED FOR 2018 AND 2019 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
**ALSO OPEN TO 2020 GRADS**

FEATURING
Adrian College
Alabama State University
Appalachian State University
Bellarmine University
Bethune-Cookman University
Bowling Green State Univ.
Bradley University
Canisius College
Chipola College
Cleveland State University
Colorado State University
Creighton University
Defiance College
D'Youville College
Georgia Gwinnett College
Georgia Institute of Technology
Iowa State University
IPFW
Jacksonville University
Mercer University
Metropolitan State University
Missouri State University
Morehead State University
North Carolina A&T Univ.
Northern Illinois University
Northwestern University
The Ohio State University
Oklahoma Wesleyan University
Pittsburg State University
Queens Univ. of Charlotte
Rider University
South Dakota State University
Southwestern University
Texas A&M - Corpus Christi
Texas Wesleyan University
University of Akron
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Massachusetts
Univ. of Missouri Kansas City
UNC-Wilmington
University of Northern Colorado
University of South Florida
Univ. of Texas at San Antonio
University of Toledo
University of Toronto
Wichita State University
Winthrop University
Wright State University
York College
 
SELECT YOUR JUNIOR DAY REGIONAL
York College
York, Nebraska
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, Kansas
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
Metropolitan State Univ.
Denver, Colorado
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
Queens University of Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
Adrian College
Adrian, Michigan
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
BASH Sports Academy
Chicago, Illinois
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
Defiance College
Defiance, Ohio
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
Jacksonville University
Jacksonville, Florida
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
D'Youville College
Buffalo, New York
Thursday, July 6th, 2017
Texas Wesleyan University
Fort Worth, Texas
Thursday, July 6th, 2017
Georgia Gwinnett College
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
Bellarmine University
Louisville, Kentucky
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

EACH CAMP HAS LIMITED ENROLLMENT | ONLINE REGISTRATION IS IMMEDIATE
WHEN CAMP IS FULL, REGISTRATION CLOSES AUTOMATICALLY

Junior Day is designed for 2018 and 2019 high school graduates. This event is designed for players who just finished their junior year (2018 grads) or are just beginning their junior year (2019 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 evaluations provided by the coaching staff, a Discussion on College Athletics for both players and parents. The camp is open to all 2018 and 2019 high school graduates and is restricted in enrollment. Players who graduate high school in 2020 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 ALL DAY
JUST LIKE THEY ARE FOR THEIR OWN PRACTICES & GAMES

DISCUSSION ON COLLEGE ATHLETICS
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