The Ultimate Guide to Softball Summer Camps
Are you a softball fan? Are you looking for a way to spend your summer that’s fun, challenging, and will help you up your game no matter what position you play? Look no further than a summer softball camp! These camps are an excellent way to spend time competing, training, learning new techniques, and making new friends and teammates along the way. If this would be your first time checking out a softball camp, you may have a few questions about what they are or how they work. That’s why we’ve put together this guide! Here you’ll find a quick rundown of what you’ll be doing at camp, who’ll be helping you, and more. Let’s dive right in!
What Are Summer Softball Camps?
Softball camps are camps created with one purpose: Making you a better softball player. Revolution Softball Camps can be found around the country, and feature qualified coaches and top-quality training facilities to help you round out your game. With a player-to-coach ratio of 8 to 1, there’s always someone to help you. You’ll be challenged every day through drills, scrimmage games and training sessions focused on your position. Camps also feature room and meals, as well as time to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. You’ll learn from the best coaches, work with teammates that are just as passionate about the game as you are, and you’ll have fun while doing it!
A Camp for Every Need
No matter what you need to improve on, no matter what your schedule’s like, there’s a softball camp for you. Revolution Softball Camps are open for girls of all skill levels aged 8 to 18. For the player with the packed schedule, day camps run from 9 am to 4 pm 5 days a week, and feature offensive and defensive training, position work, and drills to help you learn how to work with your team. Lunch and a relaxing swim are also provided.
Those looking for a bit more training can sign up for extended day camps, which run from 9 am to 8:30 pm–an extra 4 and a half hours. With an extended camp, you’ll get all the intense training and exercises of day camp, but you’ll also be treated to dinner and full scrimmage games where you can put what you’ve learned to the test against your fellow campers.
For the full camp experience, campers can check out overnight camp, where they’ll stay in the dorms overnight and begin their day with a healthy breakfast at 7:30 am. It’s a solid 5-day week of softball action! No matter what your schedule and skill level is like, there’s a camp for you.
What’s A Full Day At Camp Like?
For some people 7:30 is a bit early, but not for Jess. For her, the sooner you get up, the sooner you’re ready to get active. On that Wednesday morning, It doesn’t take long for her to get up, get dressed, and head straight for breakfast, where she catches up with fellow campers and goes over last night’s scrimmages. Jess’s team lost last night, mainly due to an error in her fielding that let a fast runner take an extra base off an easy ground ball. She’s still annoyed by her mistake, but if there’s anywhere in the world she can learn to fix those pesky issues, it’s right here at softball camp.
9 am comes quickly, and with it come the day campers. After stretches, Jess gets to jump right into position work, where she can address those pesky grounders she has so much trouble with. Jess likes playing 2nd base, so she also gets some pointers on turning double plays and relaying fly balls back to bases. After offensive and defensive stations, it’s time for lunch and a swim. Jess gets to relax a bit, and the cook water is a nice contrast to the warm day, but that pesky ground error is still in her mind.
Team drills are a good way to get Jess’s mind off of things, and they’re an even better way to help her learn to synergize with her team. After some more offensive drills in which Jess works a bit on her power hitting, it’s time to take a quick break. After saying goodbye to the day campers and grabbing some dinner, the moment of truth comes: scrimmages.
Two outs in the last inning. Jess’s team is one out away from winning, but with a runner on third and the opponent’s best hitter up to bat, it’s far from a done deal. Jess backs up a bit to ready herself for a hard hit, but the batter surprises everyone with a shot that comes hard, low… and straight at Jess. Getting into stance, Jess scoops the grounder up and fires it back to first–just in time to catch the runner!
Hours later, it’s time for lights-out. It’s been a full day, and tomorrow promises to be another, but Jess can’t wait. There’s always something new to learn.
How Do I Sign Up?
To sign up for a Revolution softball camp, just head to summersoftballcamp.com. There you’ll be able to select which location you’d like to attend, what kind of camp you’d like to check out, pricing options, and much more. You’ll also get to learn about the coaches and trainers who’ll be attending your camp of choice.
What Do I Need To Bring?
First of all, you’ll need your gear. Bat, glove, helmet, cleats, slide pads, and any position-specific gear like a catcher’s mitt or mask. Make sure to bring shorts and shirts to play in, any clothes you’d like for off the field, and swimwear and towel for the pool. Make sure not to wear any tank tops. Also, camp can get hot, so we suggest you bring a hat and some sunscreen.
If you’ll be staying overnight, bring pajamas, bedding or a sleeping bag, a pillow, and any toiletries you’ll want. You may also want to bring along a little spending money!
Have Any Questions?
Is there something you’re wondering that we didn’t cover here? Check out summersoftballcamp.com/faqs, or contact us at https://www.facebook.com/SummerSoftballCamps or https://twitter.com/RevoSoftball!