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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

Cal Softball ID Camp (Jun 25-27)

Berkeley, California
Camp
US Sports Camps
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Coach Diane Ninemire has continually taken the Golden Bears to new heights as one of the winningest and most successful softball programs in the nation. Take this opportunity to attend her Cal Softball Camp and allow her to help you take your game to the next level.

1st to 3rd Softball Events - PGF State Championships (Jun 28-30)

Modesto, California
Tournament
Premier Girls Fastpitch
Friday, June 28, 2019
8 a.m.

Two-day event with 3 guaranteed games (2 pool play on Saturday and single elimination bracket on Sunday) held at Rainbow & Arnaiz Sports Complex and McNair HS. 1st Place teams will receive free entry to the 2019 PGF Nationals. Every player that hits a HR over the fence will receive a "Bomb Squad" shirt!

Small Town Throwdown Tournament Qualifier (Jun 28-30)

Campbellsport, Wisconsin
Tournament
Premier Girls Fastpitch
Friday, June 28, 2019
8 a.m.

U14, U16 & U18 4-game guarantee tournament (3 pool play then single elimination bracket)

14U-18U Stars 'N Stripes Classic (Jun 28-30)

Lockport, Illinois
Tournament
Game Day USA
Friday, June 28, 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.

Florida PGF Summer State Championships (Jun 29-30)

TBD, Florida
Tournament
Premier Girls Fastpitch
Saturday, June 29, 2019
8 a.m.

Tournament will be held on Central Florida fields.

Colorado 4th of July Fireworks (Jun 30 - Jul 7)

Aurora, Westminster, & Denver, Colorado
Tournament
Triple Crown Sports
Sunday, June 30, 2019
9 a.m.

This will be the 50th annual Fireworks Tournament. 2019 will see a Super bracket for the 18's and a Super bracket for the 16's. We will continue to use the US Club Rankings Top 100 poll to assist us in seeding out the tournament. In conjunction with ESPN 3 we will continue our commitment to expanded television broadcasts from the Aurora Sports Park.

Colorado 4th of July Sparkler (Jul 1-7)

Aurora, Westminster, & Denver, Colorado
Tournament
Triple Crown Sports
Monday, July 1, 2019
9 a.m.

This will be the 50th annual Fireworks Tournament. 2019 will see a Super bracket for the 18's and a Super bracket for the 16's. We will continue to use the US Club Rankings Top 100 poll to assist us in seeding out the tournament. In conjunction with ESPN 3 we will continue our commitment to expanded television broadcasts from the Aurora Sports Park.

Colorado 4th of July Sparkler Juniors (Jul 1-7)

Erie & Colorado Springs, Colorado
Tournament
Triple Crown Sports
Monday, July 1, 2019
9 a.m.

2019 marks the 16th year for the Triple Crown Sparkler tournament. In 2018, more than 900 teams played in the event and more than 2,500 girls participated in our Showcase All-Star games each evening at the Christopher and Barnes Complexes.

10U-14U Naperville Firercracker Classic (Jul 5-7)

Naperville, Illinois
Tournament
Game Day USA
Friday, July 5, 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.

10U-18U Battle Creek July Mayor's Tournament (Jul 5-7)

Battle Creek, Michigan
Tournament
Game Day USA
Friday, July 5, 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.

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