Dates: Wednesday October 23rd through Sunday October 27th
Location: Diessen, The Netherlands Facility: The Nieuwe Erf, Diessen
Camp fee: 395 per person (shadow coach or player) Anyone who attended in 2017 or 2018 will receive a 50 Euro discount!
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Few words from Camp Director:
Summer is just around the corner, and everyone's Softball season is well under way. Hopefully everyone is having a fantastic season of Softball!!! Unfortunately, this Summer, just like all Summer's will eventually come to an end. Of course it will then be time for players to put away their bats, gloves, and spikes until next season. Coaches too will see their daily practice schedule's and game winning strategies come to a halt. No need to worry though because our annual ESCA training camp will once again provide player's and coaches a wonderful opportunity to get in some additional training days in October. Last year's camp was once again a huge success, but for sure, this year's version will be even better as we build upon the experience we gained from both the 2017 and 2018 versions.
Here are just a few of the idea's we have planned for this October:
Once again, we will have top level instructors at this year's camp, some returnee's, and some new faces.. Last year we invited two professional players who served as teachers for our players in either small group or one on one sessions, this proved to be a hit with our young athletes! What better way to learn than from those professional stars who are still skilled players themselves. We are currently working on our instructional staff with plans on announcing the names early this Summer upon conclusion of the Olympic Qualifiers.
We have added additional indoor training facilities for the camp week. This will provide us with additional space (safety) as well as more flexibility within the daily program.
By expanding our indoor training facility, we will now have the chance to increase the number of competitive games we play. This will definetly be an advantage for both players and coaches to gain more knowledge under game conditions. Last years games were both enjoyable and intense!
Another addition to the camp week will be the inclusion of more competitive moments. After training and skill sessions, players will be given the opportunity to "show off or demonstrate" what they have learned by competing against other players. It goes without saying that prizes will be awarded to the winners!
We have also added a number of new evening activities, some Softball oriented and some not. One of last year's camp highlights was seeing both players and coaches communicate and unite into one big Softball family. Our goal is to create that "warm fuzzy feeling" once again!
The "Shadow Coaches" will receive additional instruction and more empowerment for teaching and coaching during the week. They will be fully integrated into the program of instruction and provided more opportunities to do some teaching as well. Of course they will be evaluated on a daily basis and will receive feedback from our Senior Instructors. Some of our former "shadow coaches" have gone on to conduct clinics themselves in various countries. This is something we are extremely proud of!!!
Finally, one area we do not plan on changing.....that being the theme of "GETTING BETTER TOGETHER". Just as in the past, we are taking the approach that all of us are in this together. We as coaches and players hoping to improve our Softball knowledge and our Softball skills, while at the same time sharing the passion we all have for the sport of Softball.
In closing, I hope to see you in October at this year's ESCA camp, remember before you know it, Summer will be over. Get an early start by registering before July 1st and you will receive the "early bird ESCA gift certificate discount". This certificate will give you a 10% discount on all Softball equipment and clothing on display for sale at the camp site.
Have a great season!
Regards, Craig Montvidas ESCA Camp Director