October 14, 2014
We are excited to announce the dates for the College Softball Camp, January 3-4, 2015. This will be the eighth year of the camp based at the Coquille Sports Complex just off I-12 exit #57 in Covington, LA (north of New Orleans, in-between Hammond & Slidell). The college coach staff is eager to return for two productive days of softball instruction, evaluation, and having the opportunity to get to know you more. A camp like this can be one of the many vital tools to use when building your foundation for a college education, increase your softball skills, and opportunity to play softball at the collegiate level.
Camp Website: http://www.collegesoftballcamp.org
Visit the camp website. There is a new CSC camp video posted. You can find the CSC staff listing, camp details, FAQ page, directions, pictures, lodging & facility information, camp application, medical release, and camp flyer.
Last year the coaches, campers, and parents had plenty of fun sharing pictures and comments on the Twitter page. It is also used for camp updates and breaking news during the camp on possible schedule changes. We have added a Facebook page this year as well. So follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook, you can click the links below. We have done likewise to all the college institutions and many of the coaches participating in the camp.
CSC Video Part 2:
The camp is open to girls between the eighth and twelfth grade. In recruiting terms, this means the Classes of 2015 through 2019. Visit the website to download the PDF files of the CSC Registration & Medical Release - both forms are required to complete registration by mailing them in. Registration for the 2-day camp is $200. The camp has sold out each of the past seven years so don't delay in sending in your registration. If payment is a struggle for you right now, contact Jim for options so you can secure your spot. We never want an interested camper to miss out on attending because full registration payment is a problem at this moment. Today's CSC announcement is the second of a two part-marketing program of the CSC. Back in August, an email was sent to 2014 campers announcing the camp dates. From that first limited announcement, the pace of CSC applications received is running 5 weeks ahead of the pace last year, when the camp sold out well in advance. This announcement is the final marketing effort, and is being sent 5 weeks earlier than in years past. The resources of this camp are directed back to the participating college coaches and Universities. No individual, high school, travel team, or organization uses this event as a fundraiser.
Campers will receive an email confirmation as soon as their application, medical release, and payment are received. Camp updates will then be sent to the campers and parents preparing them for the various activities and drills that they will be doing at the camp. New this year will be some additional articles and information to help you on your journey to find the right college. The coach staff receives the camp rosters during the registration period, and since the camp is usually sold out in November, the final camper list is provided to the staff a full month or more ahead of the camp. Campers, the many coaches like having the ability to communicate directly with you, so make sure you include your email and cell # on the application in addition to your parents. The camper data list is only shared with the participating college coaches on the CSC staff. Don't forget to include your t-shirt size for the CSC shirt that will be provided. New this year, campers will be receiving a very nice CSC backpack bag; a picture of it is on the homepage.
The CSC flyer is a great way to pass word along to your high school coach, travel coach, teammate, or friend who might be interested in the camp. They can also take a look at the camp videos on the website to see what takes place at the camp.
We are thrilled to announce the staff of the 2015 CSC. They are listed below, and also posted on the website and flyer. You can see the impressive group that includes institutions from all five categories: NCAA Division I, II, & III, NJCAA, and NAIA. Campers’ will be working with and learning from a collective coaching pool of dedicated and diverse coaches who are excited about offering that hands-on experience. We have 39 colleges on staff, with a total of about 52 college coaches, all of who are active during the camp. The camper to college coach ratio will once again be below 9 to 1, which is excellent for a major interactive camp of this size. Our actual track record for the past four years has been an amazing 7 to 1 ratio, and we expect the final number to be likewise this year.
Rain or Shine
We have multiple large indoor turf and gym facilities that provide ample room to continue on with the camp no matter what the weather or field conditions may be. Short of a major road closing due to ice, you can make travel arrangements with confidence that you will have a fully productive weekend and receive a true value on your camp investment.
The coaches have tweaked the schedule as well as a number of the camp activities, optimizing player productivity. The result will have campers busy either on the field, in the cage, on the turf, being tested with state of the art evaluation equipment, or hearing directly from the college coaches for over seventeen hours in two days. The camp will again feature the Sunday morning informative panel discussion in the gym, open to both campers and parents. The brief Fellowship of Christian Athletes service early Sunday morning is an optional event, but very popular with both campers and coaches.
New - Dr. Sherry Werner Pitching Clinic on Friday (SOLD OUT)
Dr. Sherry returns to head up the pitching stations on Saturday and Sunday, which includes RevFire and Jugs measurements. Every year, she is besieged with request to provide additional work with pitchers, so this year, she will be offering a Total Package Pitching Clinic on Friday, January 2. This all day indoor clinic will be held from 9:00am - 6:00pm, and requires a separate registration and payment. There is a special "Dr. Werner" CSC website page setup with additional details about what is being offered, how to register, cost, 2-page pitching clinic flyer, and the staff that will be working the event. Due to the extensive instruction, biomechanical evaluation of pitching motion with high-speed video, and medical evaluations, the number of clinic participants is limited.
If you have any CSC questions, check out the "FAQ", "Camp Info" and "Other Info" pages on the website, but don't hesitate to email or call anytime. On behalf of the entire 2015 CSC coach staff, we hope to see you in January.
College Softball Camp, LLC
14212 S. Gate House Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
2015 CSC Staff
Dr. Sherry Werner, Chet Ingram, Mari McGuire
Louisiana State University - Beth Torina, Howard Dobson
University of Louisiana Lafayette - Michael Lotief, Lisa Norris, Lana Bowers
Oklahoma University - Tripp MacKay
Northwestern State University - Donald Pickett
Florida State University - Craig Snider
University of Florida - Stacie Pestrak
Louisiana Tech University - Mark Montgomery, Emerald Doria
University of Memphis - Natalie Poole
University of Houston - Kristin Vesely
University of Southern Mississippi - Wendy Hogue
University of South Alabama - Meghan Collins
McNeese State University - Joanna Hardin
Nicholls State University - Jessica Seamon, Richard Barbe
University of Louisiana Monroe - Corey Lyons
Jackson State University - Rick Fremin
Southern University - John Garris
Mississippi Valley State University - Brittany Tillery
New Mexico Highlands University - Karin Gadberry
Delta State University - Casey Bourgoyne, Dave Martinez
Harding University - Phil Berry
University of West Florida - Melissa Paul
Mississippi College - Brooke O'Hair, Troy Best, Kim Mason
William Carey University - Janessa Dedeaux
LSU Alexandria - Charlie Zeilman
Belhaven University - Kevin Griffin
Millsaps College - Roland Rodriguez
Louisiana College - Mark Rosier
Centenary College - Amanda Nordberg
LSU Eunice - Andy Lee, Haley Mccall
MS Jones Country CC - Chris Robinson, Bob Herrington, Carlos Castro
AL Faulkner State CC - Mallory Radwitch
FL Chipola College - Jimmy Hendrix
Baton Rouge CC - Stephanie Zellner
MS Copiah-Lincoln CC - Allen Kent
AL Marion Military Institute - Sarah Harman
MS Delta CC - Chris Watford
MS Southwest CC - Patsy Sandifer, Shea Johnson
MS Pearl River CC - Kim Boutwell
MS Meridian CC - Faith Robinson, Rachel Hurley