Classic & Academic Camps
Will I receive instruction at the camp?
No. This is a time to show coaches what you can do. College coaches watch athletes perform skills and evaluate their talent. They will watch them further in actual games to decide if the athlete fits their recruiting scheme.
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 get warm on your own before this time. You will be informed of exactly how you will rotate during the session and you are expected to be warm for each rotation.
Will the coaches walk around and watch different skills or sit in one spot?
We cannot control how coaches choose to evaluate the athletes. Many coaches choose the area they most need to recruit and watch each athlete come through that station. This ensures that the coach sees every athlete perform at least that skill and does not miss athletes as he/she wanders around the complex.
Do pitchers need to furnish their own camp catchers?
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. This is the responsibility of the pitcher and is not a NFCA camp staff responsibility.
Where is the camp located?
Directions are provided on the web page for each individual camp.
I have a question about my camp. Who should I call?
Camp director’s name, email and phone are listed on the web page for each individual camp.
If I have decided not to attend how do I cancel?
Please send an email to your camp director to specify your wish to cancel out of camp. 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.
How much does it cost to attend a recruiting camp?
Camp fees are listed on the web page for each individual camp.
What is the difference between the Classic and Academic camps?
The main difference between the two camps are 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.
What is the camp schedule?
Camp schedules can vary. Please check the individual camp page for specific schedule details.
All registered participants should report for on-site registration at least one hour prior to their scheduled session
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 later. They are looking for very specific things. If you are looking to be seen in a more in-game environment please check out our EXCEL Camps.
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 that's the kind of player they need to watch further. Remember: this is a time for coaches to target athletes they will watch further during the tournament.
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 have indicated their commitment to attend.
I signed up for the wrong camp. Can I switch?
Yes, just email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us your name, which camp you signed up for and which camp you would like to transfer to. Hopefully, you can make this request in a timely fashion and certainly prior to 14 days before 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 be providing color-coded t-shirts to be worn on camp days. The color will signify your grad year. Please check with your endorsed camp administrator for information on what to wear.
Will my measurable testing results be available for my review?
Yes. All camp results will be posted on the NFCA Website within one week of the camp.
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. Second session choices are optional only for select camps.