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June 14, 2018

Top 10 Softball Summer Camps and Showcases

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Getting recognized by a coach is key. These camps and showcases are ranked in order, with links to the websites, by how much potential there is to be seen and how affordable the showcases are. In my personal experience, showcases that give one on one time with coaches are the most successful. Recruits that are looking to visit specific schools’ camps- DO NOT go to general skills camps. These camps are always geared toward younger, inexperienced athletes and disregard position players looking to get recruited.

    1. Spring Classic
      1. This showcase will have a good range of coaches participating/ involved and reasonably priced.
      2. Location: Sanford, FL
        1. Tournament: May 19- May 20
      3. Coaches: includes DI, DII, DIII, JuCo²
      4. Price: $895³

http://www.softballfactory.com/springclassic/
² http://www.softballfactory.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Expected-Softball-College-Coaches-2018-All-Levels.pdf
³ http://www.softballfactory.com/showcases/

    1. Headfirst Honor Roll Camps
      1. This is the only showcase that has been created and is led by former high-academic student-athletes. ¹
      2. 1st Location: Chino Hills, CA
        1. 1st Camp: June 19-20
          1. 47 total coaches (36 DIII, 11 DI)
          2. Price: $750
        2. 2nd Camp: June 21-22
          1. 49 total coaches (38 DIII, 11 DI)
          2. Price: $750
      3. 2nd Location: Long Island, NY
        1. 1st Camp: August 9-10
          1. 49 total coaches (36 DIII, 13 DI)
          2. Price: $750
        2. 2nd Camp: August 11-12
          1. 55 total coaches (40 DIII, 15 DI)
          2. Price: $750
      4. 3rd Location: Orlando, FL
        1. 1st Camp: November 10-11
          1. 45 total coaches (1 NAIA, 37 DIII, 1 DII, 6 DI)
          2. Price: $750

https://www.headfirsthonorroll.com/confirmed-coaches/honor-roll-camp-confirmed-coaches-softball/
¹ https://www.headfirsthonorroll.com/headfirst-honor-roll-showcase-camps/headfirst-softball-showcase-camps/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_L7N-KyP2gIViLbACh1XkQ1JEAAYASAAEgK_a_D_BwE

    1. Atlanta Classic
      1. This showcase gives teams/recruits the opportunity to be seen multiple times by coaches the better they do.
      2. Location: Clayton, Henry & Fayette counties in Georgia⁴
        1. Showcase/ Camp: June 7- June 10
      3. Coaches: includes DI, DII, DIII, JuCo⁵
      4. Price: $995⁴

http://www.softballfactory.com/showcases/atlanta-classic/
⁴ http://www.softballfactory.com/showcases/
⁵ http://www.softballfactory.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Expected-Softball-College-Coaches-2018-All-Levels.pdf

    1. Top Gun Sports USA Elite Showcase Softball
      1. Convenient showcase for southeastern recruits looking to be seen by coaches in that area.
      2. Location: Burlington/Greensboro, NC
        1. Showcase: June 2- June 3
        2. College Camp: June 1
      3. Coaches: We plan to have representation from schools in the following Division 1 conferences as well as regional DII/DIII/NAIA/NJCAA conferences all within the proximity of the Carolinas.
      4. Price: 14u $525 | 16u-18u $625

https://toprecruit.com/softball_events/top-gun-sports-elite-showcase-softball-burlington-greensboro-nc/

    1. Top Gun Sports USA Elite College Identification Showcase
      1. Convenient showcase for southeastern recruits looking to be seen by coaches in that area.
      2. Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
        1. Showcase: June 23- 24
        2. Skills Camp: June 22
      3. Coaches: We plan to have representation from schools in the following Division 1 conferences as well as regional DII/DIII/NAIA/NJCAA conferences all within the proximity of the Carolinas.
      4. Price: 14u $525 | 16u-18u $625

https://toprecruit.com/softball_events/top-guns-sports-elite-showcase/

    1. Scenic City Summer
      1. Extensive list of coaches participating, however fairly expensive.
      2. Location: Chattanooga, TN
        1. Tournament: June 7- June 10
      3. Coaches: 132 total coaches in 2017 (covered all Divisions)
      4. Price: $1175

https://www.connectsports-events.com/scenic-city-summer-coach-attendance
https://www.connectsports-events.com/scenic-city-summer

    1. USSSA Summer College Showcase
      1. Players will be broken up into groups and play games with the college coaches working the games during the Showcase Camp prior to the tournament.
      2. Location: East Hartford, CT
        1. Showcase: July 20-22
        2. Showcase Camp: July 19
      3. Coaches: 35 total coaches (2 JuCo, 1 NAIA, 27 DIII, 4 DII, 1 DI)
      4. Price: $150-175 (camp sessions) + $940 (showcase)

https://neusssafastpitch.com/usssa-summer-college-showcase
http://www.usssa.com/fastpitch/event_home/?eventID=295021&divisionID=null
https://fastpitchnation.net/fpn-college-showcases/showcase_outdoor

    1. Champions Elite Summer Showcase
      1. College Showcase Tournament to coincide with Champions Elite Skills Showcase Camp with over 30 coaches working individually with over 150 athletes.⁶
      2. Location: Marietta/Woodstock, Georgia
        1. Showcase/ Camp: June 14- June 17
      3. Coaches: N/A
      4. Price: $1,300

http://www.championseliteshowcases.com/Summer/index.htm
⁶ http://www.championseliteshowcases.com/Summer/team_registration.php

    1. Superior Showcase Softball Tournaments
      1. Multiple options for recruits to attend either the camp, showcase, or both.
      2. 1st Location: Rocklin, CA
        1. Golden State College Camp: July 6
        2. Golden State College Showcase: July 7- July 8
        3. Price: $129 (camp) + $895 (showcase)
      3. 2nd Location: Roseville, CA
        1. Southern Hospitality Camp: July 20
        2. Southern Hospitality Showcase: July 21-22
        3. Price: $149.00 (camp) + $895 (showcase)

http://superiorshowcasesoftball.website.siplay.com/Site/Tournament-Registration

    1. Stars & Stripes Instructional Camp & Tournament
      1. Great for unsigned seniors to be seen by mainly Junior Colleges, however very little information was given.
      2. Location: Las Vegas, NV
        1. Tournament: June 29- July 1
        2. Camp & All-Star Game: June 28
      3. Coaches: 40 total college coaches in 2017 (17 JuCo, 6 NAIA, 9 DIII, 5 DII, 12 DI)
      4. Price: N/A

https://www.usapreps.com/sball/tournpage.php?evt_id=108
https://www.usapreps.com/sball/colleges_div.php?evt_id=108&typ=1

 

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