Long Beach State Softball To Hold Showcase Clinic On Saturday, December 16

Long Beach State Softball To Hold Showcase Clinic On Saturday, December 16


Nov. 25, 2017

Long Beach, Calif. 

Long Beach State softball has announced that the program will be holding an additional showcase clinic to be held on Saturday, December 16.

Long Beach State Head Coach Kim Sowder and the Long Beach State softball program will add an additional showcase clinic following three which were held over the summer. Space in each showcase camp is limited to 52 participants, and is open to any and all high school and community college players interested in pursuing softball at the Division I level.

Training and instruction at the showcase camps will follow the same methods and facilities used by the successful Long Beach State program, and will offer both skill and game evaluation.

The showcase will comprise of two sessions running back to back from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A morning or an afternoon session will be assigned to each participant.


Camps are staffed by Long Beach State Softball coaches. They pride themselves in playing the game the right way. It is this philosophy and tradition that has led Long Beach State to be one of the top college softball programs in the country.


Open to any and all high school and community college aged players interested in playing softball at the DI level.
Long Beach State Softball Complex
12/16/17 SATURDAY

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Either AM or PM session will be assigned.


For more information on any of the camps, please contact Associate Head Coach Panita Thanatharn at (562) 985-2100 or via email at longbeachstatesoftball@gmail.com.


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26th Annual Ronald McDonald Tournament- 2018

26th Annual Ronald McDonald Tournament- 2018

For over 25 years, the softball community has looked forward to the Ronald McDonald tournament in Houston, Texas as an opportunity to get college coach exposure and give back to charity. This is one of Triple Crown’s finest fall events, long ago becoming a mandatory stop for college coaches from all levels looking to recruit quality athletes.

In addition, this event benefits the Ronald McDonald House (Houston), an organization that helps families with seriously ill children stay close together during difficult times by providing a “home away from home” while their child receives the treatment they need. In 2017, we donated $26,000 and plan to top this amount in 2018. The event assists the charity by donating $100.00 per team, along with 10% of vendor revenue and T-shirt sales.

The 2018 Ronald McDonald format for 14U, 16U and 18U consists of six showcase games played on standout facilities in greater Houston. All showcase games begin on Saturday, October 20th. There will also be practice games offered Friday, where teams will have the option of 1-2 games for $100 each (umpires included). There will also be three Power Pool groups per 16U and 18U at the Scrap Yard. These will be chosen by TCS National Club Rankings.

The following weekend will host the 10u and 12u teams in Woodlands, Texas. The 4-game guarantee begins Saturday, October 27th.

For more details and to register, visit https://www.tcronaldmcdonald.com/.

 

Auburn Tigers Softball Winter Camp- Dec. 27-30, 2017

Auburn Tigers Softball Winter Camp- Dec. 27-30, 2017


AUBURN, Ala. – Head coach Mickey Dean and the Auburn softball program have opened registration for the 2017 Winter All-Skills Camp. The inaugural camp is set for Dec. 27-30 at Jane B. Moore Field.

The camp will be put on by Coach Dean and his staff, including associate head coach Gerry Glasco and assistant coach Annie Smith, as well as members of the Auburn softball program.

Combined, the coaching staff has guided 154 all-conference selections, 107 all-region honorees, and 25 All-Americans, including one national player of the year.

Instruction each day will be a progression from the day before and each day will be different, so it is recommended that campers attend all four days.

Campers are required to fill out the specific camp medical form or have proof of a physical less than one year old. Either choice requires a physician’s signature.

Campers also need to provide a copy of insurance card (front and back). Both items must be received within 14 days of camp.

Camps are open to any and all entrants limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.

For more information, including how to register and where to send the necessary forms, please visit www.MickeyDeanCamps.com.



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University of Minnesota Morris Cougars Softball Clinic-Nov. 17-18, 2017

University of Minnesota Morris Cougars Softball Clinic-Nov. 17-18, 2017


2017 Fall Clinic

Friday, November 17 & Saturday, November 18
UMM Softball Fields (alt. location- PE Center/RFC)
Featured Coach: Alisa Goler, Asst. Coach Syracuse University

Fielding & Hitting

Friday, Nov 17, 6-8pm—$40
Saturday, Nov 18, 9am-12pm—$50

Location: UMM Softball Fields (alt. location- PE Center/RFC), Morris, MN 56267

Open to all entrants 4th-12th grade

Register Online Here:
http://morriscougars.com/documents/2017/10/17/2017_Fall_clinic_3.pdf

Check in for both sessions will be in the Regional Fitness Center Lobby. Bring indoor shoes as well as cleats.

Feel Free to contact coach Pennie-Roy if you have any questions— penniehl@morris.umn.edu


 

Ball State Softball To Host Pair of Winter Camps

Ball State Softball To Host Pair of Winter Camps

Muncie, Indiana- Ball State softball will host the Cardinals Winter Skills Camp Dec. 2 (athletes ages 12-22) and the Cardinals All Skills Camp Jan. 13 (athletes ages 12-22).

The Cardinals Winter Skills Camp is designed to provide players with a solid foundation of the fundamentals of the game. The camp is run by the full-time Ball State Softball coaching staff, as well as current players. Check-in takes place between 8:15 and 9:00 AM and the camp itself runs from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM for hitting and fielding, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM for pitchers.

The Cardinals All Skills Camp is designed to provide players with a solid foundation of the fundamentals of the game. The camp is run by the full-time Ball State Softball coaching staff, as well as current players. Check-in takes place between 8:15 and 9:00 AM and the camp itself runs from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM for hitting and fielding, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM for pitchers.

For more information visit the Ball State Softball Camps page at: https://camps.jumpforward.com/ballstatesoftballcamps

Or contact assistant coach Josh Johnson at; jsjohnson3@bsu.edu or 765-285-3703.

Things Every Softball Player Must Do

Things Every Softball Player Must Do

Here are five things you can do to make sure you’re on the right track to getting a softball scholarship.

1. Know the game. Develop a clear understanding of NCAA rules and core course requirements. Create a recruiting game plan, then execute it with the same dedication you bring to your sport and your academic work.

2. Get verified. Make sure to have information about your athletic ability and academic qualifications verified by a source that college softball coaches trust, like NCSA, and make sure it’s available online. This can vastly increase your chances of being “discovered.”

3. Get your video out there. Make sure that your highlight video and full game footage is viewable online or available in a format that can be easily distributed over the web as soon as a college coach requests it. Use our tools to get evaluated—this will help you target the right softball programs and help coaches find you more easily.

4. Contact 50-100 “right-fit” schools. Take a realistic look at your academic qualifications and athletic ability and set your recruiting targets accordingly. There are 289 Division II and 412 Division III schools that offer softball scholarships, and they can be great options for student athletes with the commitment and drive to play at the college level. Then go after them – you need to contact 50-100 realistic programs to get recruited.

5. Take control. You and your family – and not your high school coach – are ultimately responsible for the outcome of your recruiting process. This is why many families turn to NCSA. We help you take control, put the tools in your hands, and match you with our network of 2,000 college softball coaches.

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Straight Talk from College Softball Coaches for Every Student-Athlete

Straight Talk from College Softball Coaches for Every Student-Athlete


By Garland Cooper

I recently attended the NFCA National Convention in New Orleans, the annual gathering of the Who’s Who in softball. Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) spoke at the Grassroots Seminar for travel and high school coaches. We were followed by a panel of college coaches comprised of coaches from every division and junior colleges. The coaches shared some important thoughts and advice. Here are a few of their key takeaways.

Don’t specialize in one sport too early

Coaches agreed they all see too many kids with over-use injuries. There is no need to play competitive softball year-round through high school, and the college coaches preached that travel/high school coaches should encourage players to participate in other sports during the off season. One coach mentioned she occasionally travels to high schools to watch prospects compete in their second sport. In these situations, she looks for mental toughness, how the player relates to teammates, awareness, and athleticism.

Parents should love and support their kids…not try and solve their problems

Several coaches told stories of parents who would jump in and try to “fix” a tough situation for their student-athlete, which often lead to a more troublesome situation. If your student-athlete calls home and is upset about something that happened with their coach, parents should be a sounding board and support their child, and should not side with their student-athlete listing all the reasons the coach is unfair or incompetent. Love and support will empower the student-athlete to work through the situation on their own, and will also enable the coach to do their job without distraction.

Student-athletes must find the RIGHT college fit

Travel/high school coaches and parents should remember every student-athlete is unique, and they need to find the college that will best suit their wants and needs. Kids should pick a school where they would feel at home even if they were to suffer a career-ending injury. Coaches and parents should help their kids find the school that is the best fit for them, which likely is not the school with the best name brand.

Verified measurable stats are a must

The Division I coach joked about a travel coach who told her that a girl was “fast as heck.” What does that really mean?! College coaches rely on verified measurable data, and they also want to see more video. Coaches do not have time or budget to travel to as many games or practices as they would like, so skills videos are essential.

Be tough and understand the game

All the coaches echoed the fact that too many high school and even college players today lack the mental toughness needed to be a great athlete. They also would like to see higher softball IQs. These are traits that can be developed at an early age. You never know what may set an athlete apart from her competition. It may not be her home to first time, but perhaps her reaction to a strikeout.


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