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2014 College Softball Camp: Jan 4-5

Take note, we are using a new .org website, the new address is: http://www.collegesoftballcamp.org

The Seventh Annual College Softball Camp will be held January 4-5, 2014 at the Coquille Sports Complex, just off I-12 exit #57 in Covington, LA. Covington is located north of New Orleans, in-between Slidell and Hammond, LA. The camp is rain or shine: in addition to the six softball fields, four indoor facilities are used to insure operation in bad weather: an 8 tunnel hitting facility, two huge indoor turf football fields, and two gyms.

This is an opportunity for 8th graders through senior high players to participate in workouts over two days with over 45 college coaches from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, Tennessee, Arkansas, & Florida. All campers will rotate through various skills stations being instructed by the camp staff, as well as participate in controlled game type activities. The college coaches on staff will have access to 20 yard speed timings, pitcher MPH & RevFire data, catcher POP times, and all camper throwing MPH. We will also have a certified trainer on staff for the duration of the camp. Pitchers will work with Sherry Werner PhD, nationally noted biomechanics expert, author and researcher for windmill pitching, and also work with numerous of the college coaches that specialize in pitching. Campers will be introduced, instructed, and exposed to the college coach camp staff for 17 hours over the two days. The camper to current college coach staff ratio last year was 8 to 1. All the coaches on staff are active working the camp and not sitting in the stands. A special FCA devotional led by college coaches will be held early Sunday morning for campers and parents that would like to attend. Please note that this is not a traditional exposure event that puts a focus on playing games. The coaches want the vast majority of their interaction to be with the girls in smaller groups. The camp schedule that will be posted in December will reflect that focus, where players will be involved in camp activity non-stop. Before taking to the field, Sunday morning will once again feature the popular gym session where the campers and parents will hear from a number of the college coaches and college players about the college selection process and college itself.

Registration for the two-day camp is $190. Don’t delay as the camp has sold out in its previous six years. Registration opened in August for last year’s campers, and their return rate has already exceeded previous levels. Contact Jim if you need payment options. Last year, 340 young ladies from 12 states attended the camp. Twitter will be used this year for any breaking news or schedule updates. You can find detailed information on the camp, lodging, directions, facilities, FAQ, contact info, and camp video online. Registration forms and a camp flyer can also be printed from the camp website: http://www.collegesoftballcamp.org 

The free coaching clinic will return on Sunday, open to all high school, travel, and recreation coaches. Watch for the detailed coach clinic lineup and schedule to be published December 30. This camp is not a fund raising opportunity for any high school, travel team, recreation department, company, nor staged for any personal profit. The resources are directed back to support the college coaches and their programs.

The following universities are on the 2014 staff, the website contains the coaches names. Louisiana State University, University of Louisiana Lafayette, Oklahoma University, University of Southern Mississippi, Florida State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Louisiana Tech University, Nicholls State University, Millsaps College, Mississippi College, Belhaven University, William Carey University, Jackson State University, Northwestern State University, University of Louisiana Monroe, Memphis University, University of Houston, Delta State University, Centenary College, Louisiana College, LSU Alexandria, Harding University, New Mexico Highland University, LSU Eunice CC, Baton Rouge CC, AL Faulkner State CC, AL Marion Military CC, Mississippi CC’s: Co-Lin CC, Jones County CC, Meridian CC, Delta CC, Southwest CC.


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