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Akron Softball Camps
Akron Softball Camps
 

ZIPS SHOWCASE CAMP INFORMATION

SMARTER STUDENTSSTRONGER ATHLETESBETTER PEOPLE

IMPORTANT INFORMATION & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who can register? This camp is designed for 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 graduates looking to show off their skills to college coaches.

Who will instruct the camp? The camp will be instructed by the UA Coaching staff and 40+ top college coaches.  The camp provides the opportunity for you to showcase your skills to many more coaches from around the country who attend to recruit!

Where is the camp being held? The camp will be held in the Stile Athletics Field House, 289 South Union Street, Akron, OH 44325.  A campus map can be found at maps.uakron.edu.

How can I ensure I get a spot? Camp registration will be determined on a first-come-first serve basis.  No places will be held and all participants must register online.  A confirmation will be sent via email after registration and payment are received.  Please keep a copy of your confirmation!

What happens once a session is filled? Once a session is filled, a waiting list of 15 people will be available per session.  If the session you would like to attend is full and you are unable to attend another session, please use the Showcase Waiting List to reserve your place for openings.

How will I know I am in? Confirmation emails will be sent out once you are registered and have made payment.  Please keep a copy of your confirmation email.   Please be sure your email is entered correctly.

How will I receive important information about the camp? Information, including your participant number and final schedule will be sent via email.  All camp correspondence will be completed via email.  Please be sure your email is entered correctly when registering.

How does the waiting list work? All registrants on the waiting list must pay the session fees upon registering.  All fees, minus a $10.00 processing fee will be refunded for those who do not receive a spot in the camp.

What happens if I register and then cannot make the camp? Your camp fee, less $25 non-refundable administrative fee, will be refunded without question if you cancel at least 7 days in advance. At any time after that date, a refund less the $25 administrative fee will be made for medical reasons only and must be accompanied by a signed medical statement from your physicians. If no request is made before camp begins, NO refund will be given, including no-shows. Update - If signing up November 10th or later, no refunds will be issued.

How will I know if I secure a spot in a session from the waiting list? To confirm you have been added to a session from the waiting list, you will receive a confirmation email stating what session in which you have secured a spot.

How will attending the recruiting session benefit me? Recruiting information sessions will be presented by college coaches from different divisions along with former student-athletes.  Sessions are designed to provide student- athletes and parents with an understanding of the recruiting process. Discussion topics will include academic/eligibility rules and regulations, recruiting rules, recruiting and academic timelines, differences and similarities in divisions, recruiting rules and regulations, timelines, scholarships, etc.  Parents may attend with an athlete registered for the recruiting sessions OR parents can register without a student-athlete.

Who will catch me during the pitching session? All pitchers MUST bring their own catcher for the pitching
session. All catchers MUST register online.

What do I need to bring? Pitchers must bring a ball and a catcher (all catchers must register online to complete a
liability waiver). Hitters must bring a bat, helmet and tennis shoes. Fielders must bring a glove and tennis
shoes. Catchers must bring catching equipment and tennis shoes.

What else do I need to know?

  • All sessions will take place in the Stile Athletics Field House.
  • Check in will take place in the Stile Athletics Field House Lobby.
  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your first session for check in.
  • Participants should bring all necessary gear (glove, helmet, bat, tennis shoes).
  • Participants must wear tennis shoes – no cleats may be worn in the Stile Athletics Field House
  • Each participant will receive a camp color coded T‐shirt to designate her graduating class along with a number tag for easy recognition by college coaches.
  • Parking is available in the lot behind the field house and in all lots surrounding InfoCision Stadium. Click the “Maps” tab for a direct link to a UA campus map.
  • DO NOT PARK in the fire lane between the Stile Athletics Field House and Lee Jackson Softball Field. YOU WILL BE TICKETED AND TOWED.

For More Information, Please Contact: UA Head Softball Coach, Julie Jones at jj39@uakron.edu.

Coaches already committed to attending/instructing...(many more to come!)

Ashland University
Bethany College
Black Hills State University
Bluffton University
Capital University
Case Western University
Cleveland State University
Hillsdale College
Indiana University Pennsylvania
John Carroll University
Kent State University
Lakeland Community College
Marietta University
Notre Dame of Ohio
Ohio University
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio Northern University
Otterbein College
Slippery Rock University
University of Akron
Youngstown State University

Last year's instructors included (and we plan to have them back this year as well):

Capital University
Davis & Elkins College
Indiana University
Lake Erie College
Marietta University
Oakland University
Ohio Northern University
The Ohio State University
University of Dayton

+ MANY OTHER COACHES IN ATTENDANCE TO WATCH YOU SHOWCASE YOUR SKILLS!

All University of Akron Zips Softball camps or clinics are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).