62 Douglas Street Bloomfield, CT 06002     (phone) 860-242-0055     (email) info@fastpitchnation.net

FPN Winter Individual College Showcase & Recruiting Camp

FPN College ShowcaseFastpitch Nation's 6th Annual Winter College Recruiting Camp and Showcase. This one-day individual showcase will be held Saturday, January 17, 2015. The showcase allows softball players an opportunity to display their talents for college coaches from around the Northeast. Players will through stations and drills on Fastpitch Nation's indoor all-clay field, numerous batting cages and pitching lanes. Cost is $150 for a single session (Pitcher/Catcher or Infielder/Outfielder) or $175 for both sessions.


SHOWCASE REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN AUGUST 2014.


COLLEGE COACHES will run the event and work directly with the players through various stations and drills while also evaluating their skills. Yes players will actually play for the college coaches! Coaches will also talk with the players directly about what it really takes to play college softball.

CAMP DIRECTOR

The Camp Director is Diana Pepin, Head Coach, Eastern CT State University. She is buidling a staff of her colleagues to work with the players. Plus more than 35-40 additional coaches usually attend annually to observe all the recruits. Coach Pepin's on-field staff currently includes:
 
 
The 2014 On Field Satff with Coach Pepin included:
  • Eastern CT State University, Molly Rathbun, Asst. Coach
  • Ithaca College, Deb Pallozzi, Head Coach
  • The Sage Colleges, Jamie Brown, Head Coach
  • Western CT State University, Heather Stone, Head Coach
  • Kutztown University, Don Justis, Asst. Coach
  • SUNY Cortland, Julie Lenhart, Head Coach
  • Former Rutgers player and FPN coach, Mikelyn Messina
  • Former University of Hartford player and FPN coach, Siera Sheehan
Coaches who attended the 2014 event.
Albertus Magnus College
Babson College
Bay Path College
Brandeis University
Brooklyn College
Clark University
Eastern CT State University
Ithaca College
Kutztown University
Lesley University
Manhattanville College
Mitchell College
Newbury College
New England College
Nichols College
Pace University
Springfield College
St. Thomas Aquinas College
SUNY Cortland
The College of Mount Saint Vincent
The College of New Rochelle
The Sages Colleges
Trinity College
Union College
University of Bridgeport
University of New Haven
University of St. Joseph
Wesleyan University
Western CT State University
 
Fastpitch Nation is located at:
62 Douglas St. Bloomfield, CT 06002
860-242-0055

Players can be dropped off as early as 7:30-am. Sign-in begins at 7:45am. Please drop players off. Staff will be there outside to greet you and direct the player inside. Do not park and accompany your player into the venue unless you are the designated warm-up catcher for your pitcher. You will be directed where to park. PLAYERS DO NOT DRIVE YOURSELVES. THERE WILL BE NO ASSIGNED PARKING FOR PLAYERS. COLLEGE COACHES AND STAFF WILL USE ALL AVAILABLE PARKING.

Final Agenda and Schedule

Sign-in and Warm up for Pitchers and Catchers
7:45 - 8:30 Sign-in pitchers and catchers
8:30 -9:00  Warm up pitchers and catchers

Pitchers and Catchers
9:00 - 10:00 Pitchers various pitches to be times and recorded or speed and spin. Plus pitch privately in the coaches area.
10:00 - 10:45 Catcher drills: blocking, throwing to bases, pop-to pop times to 2nd base.

Sign-in Infielders and Outfielders
10:30 - 11:00 Sign-in infielders and Outfielders
11:00 - 11:30  Infielders and outfielders warm up with each other.

Infielders and Outfielders
11:30 - 12:45 Infield and Outfield drills.

Hitting in the Batting Cages and the Field 
12:45 - 1:45 All players (pitchers, catchers, infielders and outfielders hit)  Hitting is optional. 

Q&A with Coaches
2:00 - 2:30 Coaches will meet with players in an open forum Q&A about what it really tales to play in college.

No Parents Allowed Inside During Showcase

Remember there is no waiting area inside or outside FPN for parents during the showcase. Parents must drop off and and pick players when finished. If a parent is the designated warm-up catcher for a player they will only be allowed in the field area to catch and then they must leave the venue after the warm-up period (8:15-8:45am).

General Info:

  • You must have all your own equipment (catchers gear, bats, helmets). NO METAL SPIKES.
  • A showcase T-shirt will be provided. You get that at check-in.
  • FPN's elevated grandstand overlooking the field will be exclusively dedicated to coaches only. FPN's elevated views allow coaches to see from above the pitchers and catchers or above the fielders when they are on the field. 
  • Coaches will be invited down to the cages during the hitting portion of the event. They may choose to stay in the elevated area.
  • Coaches will be provided a book with a page about each player.
  • Coaches and players will receive results of the event within a week after the event.
  • At the coaches request, no parents will be allowed in the building to observe during the event. Parents will be asked to drop off players and return at the conclusion of the event. Parents who will catch for pitchers will be allowed to catch and then exit the playing area.
  • Pitchers must be prepared to have their own catcher, however as catchers register, pitchers will be paired up with a catcher.