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Softball Camps & Combines

 

Which softball camps should you attend for your recruiting?

If you Google “softball camps,” thousands of results will pop up, which leaves a lot of families wondering what events their athlete should attend to help her recruiting. There are a few different types of events that softball players can go to, and each one has a specific purpose. We’ll go over the three main types of events, their purpose, and how they can impact your recruiting.

Before we launch into the different softball events, it’s important to know that, in most cases, softball camps alone are not going to get you recruited. Coaches rarely go to softball events to find new talent; their main priority is to watch athletes who they are already recruiting compete in person. You might hear about a standout athlete who got recruited from a softball camp, but you don’t want to rely on chance in your recruiting! Use softball camps as a way to build on your current recruiting efforts and develop a relationship with the coaches you’re interested in playing for.

When you’re ready to start looking for softball camps, combines and showcases in your area, use our softball camp search feature. You can type in your zip code and easily see what camps are taking place near you.

2019 College Softball camps

We have pulled together a list of every college softball camp in the country with the date and cost for each camp. If you are looking to attend a camp this summer, look no further than this free list. 2019 college softball camps.

Softball showcases

Softball showcases are typically large tournaments where athletes compete for themselves, not as part of a specific travel or club team. While the emphasis is more on the individual rather than the team, the best, winningest teams attract more college coaches to their games. While there’s no guarantee you’re going to be playing on the team that attracts the most coaches, let the coaches know which field you’ll be at when ahead of time, so they make an effort to come watch you. “Do all the work ahead of time,” Coach Winters recommends. “That way, you don’t have to worry about being on a back field and not getting seen.”

Softball combines

Combines are relatively new to the softball recruiting world. During these events, athletes are tested on key softball measurables. Here’s an example of what you’d be tested on during a softball combine:

  • Right grip
  • Left grip
  • Ball exit speed
  • 20-yard dash
  • Pro-agility shuttle
  • Overhand throw velocity
  • Pop time for catchers

College softball coaches do not normally attend softball combines—the event is strictly for getting your verified softball data. Once you get your verified data, this is a great reason to reach out to the coaches that you’re interested in and give them your stats. You should also add them to your online recruiting profile, to give college coaches searching you another metric to use in their initial evaluation of you.

Find softball camps, showcases and combines

Check out our list of upcoming softball events below and find the right event for your recruiting process.

Find Events Near You

1st to 3rd Softball Events - "Aces on the Bases" Bash for Cash (Apr 20-21)

Stockton, California
Tournament
Premier Girls Fastpitch
Saturday, April 20, 2019
8 a.m.

Two-day event with 4 guaranteed games (3 pool play on Saturday and single elimination bracket on Sunday) held at Arnaiz Sports Complex and McNair HS. 1st Place teams will receive $1,000 cash. Every player that hits a HR over the fence will receive a "Bomb Squad" shirt!

2019 National Qualifier - Phoenix 12U (Apr 20-21)

Phoenix, Arizona
Tournament
Premier Girls Fastpitch
Saturday, April 20, 2019
8 a.m.

12U - Mountain Region

10U-14U Silver Series Championships - Waukegan #1 (Apr 27-28)

Waukegan, Illinois
Tournament
Game Day USA
Saturday, April 27, 2019
8 a.m.

**NO ELITE TEAMS** This event is intended for teams that are in the middle "silver" or bottom tier of their travel baseball league. We ask that top level "elite or gold" teams do not register for this event, so that we can have some parity in pool and playoff games. Part time travel teams or house league All-Star teams are also welcome. Game Day USA administration will NOT be responsible for conducting research to qualify teams; we are trusting Head Coaches to classify their teams properly.

1st to 3rd Softball Events - "The Whole Enchilada" Bash for Cash (May 4-5)

Stockton, California
Tournament
Premier Girls Fastpitch
Saturday, May 4, 2019
8 a.m.

Two-day event with 4 guaranteed games (3 pool play on Saturday and single elimination bracket on Sunday) held at Arnaiz Sports Complex and McNair HS. 1st Place teams will receive $1,000 cash. Every player that hits a HR over the fence will receive a "Bomb Squad" shirt!

2019 Border Battle Eastern National Qualifier (May 4-5)

Dalton, Georgia
Tournament
Premier Girls Fastpitch
Saturday, May 4, 2019
8 a.m.

2 pool games (90-minute time limit) seeding into a double elimination bracket

10U-14U Silver Series Championships - Elgin (May 10-12)

Elgin, Illinois
Tournament
Game Day USA
Friday, May 10, 2019
8 a.m.

**NO ELITE TEAMS** This event is intended for teams that are in the middle "silver" or bottom tier of their travel baseball league. We ask that top level "elite or gold" teams do not register for this event, so that we can have some parity in pool and playoff games. Part time travel teams or house league All-Star teams are also welcome. Game Day USA administration will NOT be responsible for conducting research to qualify teams; we are trusting Head Coaches to classify their teams properly.

10U-14U Super Regional - Grand Rapids (May 10-12)

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Tournament
Game Day USA
Friday, May 10, 2019
8 a.m.

Game Day USA is proud to have hosted teams from twenty-five (25) different states and Canada last season. 2019 will be a record year, with over 200 tournament events scheduled. Registration is now open for 2019.

Spring Stampede - Colorado Cup Leg 1 (May 11-12)

Greeley, Loveland, & Windsor, Colorado
Tournament
Triple Crown Sports
Saturday, May 11, 2019
9 a.m.

2019 marks the 20th anniversary for the Triple Crown Colorado Fastpitch Series and is Year three of The Colorado Cup! Play in all three events for a chance to earn a paid berth to Steamboat Mountain Magic 2020!

1st to 3rd Softball Events - "Mother's Day Classic" (May 11-12)

Modesto, California
Tournament
Premier Girls Fastpitch
Saturday, May 11, 2019
8 a.m.

Two-day event with 4 guaranteed games (3 pool play on Saturday and single elimination bracket on Sunday) held at Rainbow & Arnaiz Sports Complex and McNair HS. 1st Place teams will receive 12 Easton Ghost gloves. Every player that hits a HR over the fence will receive a "Bomb Squad" shirt!

2019 National Qualifier - Nor Cal Salinas 12U (May 11-12)

Salinas, California
Tournament
Premier Girls Fastpitch
Saturday, May 11, 2019
8 a.m.

12U - Western Region

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