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Are Specialty Softball Camps Worth It?

Are Specialty Softball Camps Worth It?

Published on: Mar 08, 2019

You’re determined to take your softball skills from the high school field to the college-level.

The path to playing in college is tough, but you don’t need us to remind you of that—you already know. Luckily, you’re not alone. Your teammates, coaches, and parents are all behind you, plus—you’ve got us. And taking you from crushing it in high school to killing it in college is kind of our thing.

How do we do that? Softball prospect camps.

Camps do a few things: 

  • Create connections on and off the field
  • Help you get noticed
  • Generate opportunities to compete beyond the season 
  • Offer valuable training tools

Most prospect camps are hosted by individual schools or groups of schools. Specialty prospect camps are different—they’re typically run by for-profit non-school entities. 

At specialty prospect camps, athletes get to compete against top talent and gain valuable insight into their playing abilities and future prospects. Athletes can also establish official measurements and times that college coaches use during the recruiting process.

Even though they’re not hosted by a school, college coaches value the results and measurements taken at specialty camps because of their unbiased, third-party collection processes. Sometimes, when the NCAA guidelines permit it, college coaches actually attend specialty camps—offering guidance and coaching. 

Sounds great—but are specialty camps worth attending? 

Absolutely. If you select the right ones.

Before registering, do these 3 things to make sure a camp is worth your time and money. 

  1. Create your free Ryzer account today. All the information you need will be in one place—along with spam-free notifications about upcoming events that meet your criteria. 
  2. Do some research. Find out which schools have attended the camp in the past and if athletes have received scholarships at or soon after camp. 
  3. Request and read testimonials. Your best bet for finding genuine, un-biased information on a specific camp is to seek it from athletes who have attended it in the past. 

Bottom line: Specialty camps are 100% worth it if you do your research and pick the right ones. If you’re looking to swing your way onto a college roster, definitely check out some specialty prospect camps.    

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