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NFCA General Info

CLASSIC & ACADEMIC CAMPS

WILL I RECEIVE INSTRUCTION AT THE CAMP?

Yes, while this is mostly a time to show coaches what you can do, additional college coaches will provide instruction during each segment.

Will I have warm-up time before and during the camp?

You will know exactly what time your session will begin and you are expected to warm up on your own before this time. You will be informed of session rotations and you will be directed to an appropriate area for warm ups.

Will the coaches walk around and watch different skills or sit in one spot?

While we cannot control how coaches choose to evaluate the athletes, many coaches choose the area they need to recruit the most and watch each athlete come through that station. Ultimately, it is up to the college coaches to decide what format works best for them to evaluate.

Do pitchers need to furnish their own camp catchers?

Yes! Due to limited camp time and space, pitchers will be required to provide their own catchers. The catcher can be a parent, sibling, friend, teammate or coach. It is the responsibility of the pitcher and is not an NFCA camp staff responsibility. ALL catchers MUST wear a face mask.

I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT MY CAMP. WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

You may contact Jamie Hazel-White at the NFCA: Jamie@nfca.org or 502-409-4600.

If I have decided not to attend how do I cancel?

Please send an email to Events@nfca.org to specify your wish to cancel. Please review the NFCA Camp Refund Policy to see if a refund will be granted.

What if it rains on the day of the camp?

Every effort will be made to hold the camp, especially if an indoor facility is available. When no indoor facility is available and all three rotations are rained out, the athlete will be refunded 1/2 of her fee by August 1. This amount will be prorated when completing one or more rotations.

What is the difference between the Classic and Academic camps?

The academic requirements that a prospective player must meet in order to be accepted into the Academic camps. For additional information about those requirements, please see the individual camp pages. Northeast Academic , Pennsbury Classic.

How will coaches know my game ability if they only see me at skill work?

College coaches are looking for potential and targeting athletes they may want to watch more closely at a later date. They are looking for very specific things. If you are looking to be seen in an in-game environment please check out our EXCEL Camps.
Atlanta Legacy EXCEL
Ohio Stingrays EXCEL

WHY DO WE ONLY RECEIVE 10-14 PITCHES TO HIT OR 16-18 PITCHES TO THROW DURING THE CAMP SESSION? CAN COACHES REALLY EVALUATE MY ABILITY WITH ONLY A FEW OPPORTUNITIES?

Coaches enter the camp with very specific recruiting agendas. They know exactly what they are looking for. Yes, it only takes a few swings and a few pitches for coaches to know if you are the kind of player they need to watch further. Remember: this is a time for coaches to target athletes they will want to watch play during the tournament. Make each rep count!

Will all the coaches who are listed on the NFCA site actually attend the camp?

The NFCA cannot control whether or not the coaches attend, but the coaches listed have indicated their commitment to attend.

I signed up for the wrong camp. Can I switch?

Yes, just email Events@nfca.org. Tell us your name, which camp you signed up for and which camp you would like to transfer to. Please make this request in a timely fashion and at least 14 days prior to the camp date. Please do NOT submit duplicate registrations.

AM I REQUIRED TO WEAR MY TRAVEL BALL UNIFORM TO THE CAMP?

No, the NFCA will provide color-coded t-shirts and numbers to be worn on camp days. The color will signify your graduation year. 

WILL THERE BE MEASURABLE TESTING AT THE CAMP?

In an effort to allow more time to showcase 'on-field' softball skills and to spend more time with our college coach instructors we are no longer offering testing stations during our camps.  

What is a session?

Each camp is divided into three sessions based on position:
Session I: Outfielders/Catchers
Session II: Pitchers
Session III: Infielders
Athletes are required to make a session selection, which should be their primary playing position.

EXCEL Camps

What is the EXCEL Camp?

In the NFCA EXCEL camps, players are provided both hitting and defensive instruction by collegiate coaches from all divisions. Defensively, players will select the position of their choice during this intense and unique learning opportunity.  The afternoon is filled with competition games and on-field live action.  

Will I receive instruction at the camp?

Yes! You will receive high-quality instruction, both in fundamental skill work and game play, from COLLEGIATE COACHES!

Will I have warm-up time before and during the camp?

You will be expected to warm up on your own prior to the camp start time on a designated field.

I have a question about my camp. Who should I contact?

You may contact Jamie Hazel-White at the NFCA: Jamie@nfca.org or 502-409-4600

IF I HAVE DECIDED NOT TO ATTEND HOW DO I CANCEL?

Please send an email to Events@nfca.org to specify your wish to cancel. Please review the NFCA Camp Refund Policy to see if a refund will be granted.

What if it rains on the day of the camp?

If weather forces the cancellation of the entire camp, a one-half refund will be provided to all attendees. The NFCA camp staff will do everything possible to hold the camp as scheduled.

How much does it cost to attend the EXCEL camp?

The EXCEL camp fee is $220 pre-registrations and $240 for on-site registrations.

I signed up for the wrong camp. Can I switch?

Yes, just email Events@nfca.org. Tell us your name, which camp you signed up for and which camp you would like to transfer to. Please make this request in a timely fashion and at least 14 days prior to the camp date. Please do NOT submit duplicate registrations.