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Valparaiso University - Softball
Valparaiso University - Softball

The Valpo Fall Experience Camp is open to any current student-athletes in grades 7-12 (grad years 2018-2023) who are interested in competing at the collegiate level. Athletes will learn and exhibit offensive skills, defensive skills, pitching, catching, and base running through drills and games. The camp will also provide informational sessions on recruiting and collegiate academic demands, strength and sport specific training, team building, and mental training.  

Saturday, September 30th
Who: 2018 - 2023 Graduates
Check-In: 8:00 AM - 8:20 AM
Time: 8:20 AM - 5:40 PM

Cost: $160 per Camper

Additional Information:

  • Athletes will be broken up into 6 teams that will compete in 2 games (1:10 each) and receive 4 instructional sessions. 
  • Each participant will receive a camp t-shirt to wear for the day. Camp is designed for 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 graduates ONLY.
  • Teams will be coached by Valpo athletes. The Valpo Softball Staff will be on hand instructing and talking strategy with participants. During the games, teams will start in different situations to provide opportunities to grow in game-day knowledge. 
  • Athletes need to bring personal equipment, such as gloves, bats, cleats, tennis shoes, catching gear, and helmets. 
  • Lunch will not be provided. 
  • Coach Stake will be providing a recruiting Q&A during the hour lunch break for those interested. Campers are welcome to continue to eat their lunch during that time. 

Location: This Valpo Softball camp will take place at the Valparaiso University Campus. Camp portions will be held at the softball field, Brown Field, and ARC.

Equipment: Participants must bring all equipment you may need to participate in camp. No equipment will be provided. Please note that in the case of inclement weather we will be indoors so please be sure to bring sneakers in addition to cleats. 

Lunch / Concessions: Campers are responsible for their own lunch. Please bring one as it will not be provided. We will have water stations set-up around the field.  We will not have concessions available but you can feel free to bring coolers. 

Camper Conduct: With my application, I agree to abide by all camp policies and guidelines set forth at the time of registration by the camp director.  I understand that these policies are intact for my safety and that any breech of these policies may result in immediate dismissal from camp at my own expense.

Inclement Weather: In the case of any inclement weather we will be moving to our indoor facility. The format of camp will be adjusted accordingly. Please check social media for updates on day of camp. NO refund will be given. PLEASE NOTE: IN THE CASE THIS HAPPENS ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE TENNIS SHOES TO PARTICIPATE. 

Refund Policy: We do not offer cash refunds for this camp. However Crusader Camp Credit is available. Softball Camp credit MUST be used for any Valparaiso Softball Camp in the next 12 months. This does not include credit card processing costs.

Questions? Contact the softball office at (219) 464-5047 or email Tarah McShane at