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About TOP96 Softball Clinics

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There's a reason Top96 is known as the best in the business. Our clinic format offers players (HS and JC age) the chance to work with and learn from some of the best college coaches in the country.

The coaches attending these camps come from schools with a broad range of entrance requirements including D1, D2, D3, JUCO and NAIA schools.

Our camps are open to any and all players, HS and JUCO age on a first come first served basis as long as space is available.

  • Installment Plans: (Create your account by choosing the clinic you are attending and clicking REGISTER to fill out the online registration form and then contact us to make the first payment over the phone.)
  • Discounts - Call 877-311-9696 for Code
    • Team discounts range from 10-30% depending on number of players
    • 10% Military & Sibling discounts
    • 10% Multiple Event discount for attending multiple camps in same calendar year (no need to call, system applies automatically)
    • Individual discounts, for a camp, may be available. Please refer to the Event Details page to see any applicable code(s) and discounts available for the camp you want to attend.
  • Eligibility
    • Open to any player high school or junior college age player
    • Number of players at each position is limited
    • Players accepted on a 1st come 1st served basis
  • Pitcher Only
    • Pitcher's Only (PO), by definition, only want to pitch and do not want to work out, be evaluated or play any other defensive position. They also do not want to hit during the games or workout sessions, but will participate in clinic sessions with college coaches.
We offer several types of video packages which players can use to improve their game or send to coaches who have not seen them play. The types of video packages we offer include:
  • Pitcher and position player skills videos
  • Pitcher and position player skills videos + 1-on-1 coach analysis
  • Game day footage: Pitchers, catchers and hitters
  • Pitching & hitting video with one pitch or swing synched with and compared to a pro. Powered by Right View Pro
We have a number of additional Add On items that you can purchase to help improve your game and exposure. Click on the links below to find more detailed information:
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The most important thing that players will take away from the camp is learning how you need to improve you game in order to play at the next level. All of our camp activities are focused on making you a better player. Listed below are the major activities of the camp:

Orientation Session for Players and Parents

This session is conducted by one of our college coaches and will provide an overview of all camp activities so you know what to expect. He/She will also discuss, in general terms, how college coaches expect their players to interact with coaches during practices and games so you can follow those rules not only during this camp but in all of your softball activities.

Position Specific Instruction Sessions

Prior to any softball activities, the players will be divided into groups and our college coaches will explain and demonstrate the proper mechanics/techniques for the “plays” normally associated with each position. This instruction covers 5 or 6 mechanics for each position. Each player will receive a written eval card, prepared by one of our coaches based on the player’s defensive workout. This defensive workout will be designed to ensure each player has the opportunity to perform reps that show her mechanics. This information is available only for the players use and not disseminated to any other coaches and is meant to help the player identify the areas she needs to improve her game.

Hitting Instruction Sessions

Prior to any on field hitting the coaches will explain and demonstrate good fundamental hitting mechanics and point out flaws they regularly see in high school players. This instruction covers 5 or 6 mechanics. Each player will receive a written eval card, prepared by one of our coaches based on the player’s on field BP session. This information is available only for the players use and not disseminated to any other coaches and is meant to help the player identify the areas she needs to improve her game.

Position Specific Clinic Sessions – Direct Instruction from College Coaches

We have 13 different sessions: 3 pitching, 2 middle infield, 2 outfield, 2 first base, 2 third base and 2 catching sessions. In these sessions, our coaches will review the techniques/mechanics from the morning instruction sessions and then follow up with players actively participating in drills designed to perfect each skill. Each player will take part in three of these clinic sessions.

Seminar for Parents

While the players a going through their position specific clinic sessions our lead instructor(s) will conduct a seminar for the parents. This seminar will cover such things as NCAA clearinghouse, NCAA player contact guidelines, campus visits (official and unofficial), etiquette for contacting a coach by phone or email, what role players vs. parents should play in interaction with college coaches etc.

Play One Game

Each player will play in one simulated/choreographed game designed to maximize the types of defensive plays i.e. putting runners on first if necessary to try and see DP or base runners stealing. During the game the coaches will be coaching in the dugout, roving as instructors on the field or behind home plate.

Playing time is balanced, to the extent possible for each position player and each hitter will get three at bats. Pitcher's Only will pitch 2 innings on the mound (4 batters per inning) and Primary Pitchers will get 1 inning on the mound (4 batters per inning). Secondary pitchers will pitch 1 inning on the mound, if space is available or a throw a bullpen session.

  • Camps with less than 60 registered players will be completed in one day
  • Camps with more than 60 registered players will be completed in two days
Each of our camps includes all of the activities outlined above. The final schedule for any particular camp is determined by the number of players registered. Whether it’s a one or two-day camp, the time it takes to evaluate a position player (defense and hitting) does not change, However, at camps with less than 60 players, the total time to evaluate is much less and we'll only need to play 1 or 2 games, rather than 3 or 4. We’ll complete the workouts and clinics by the early afternoon. Instead of sending you home at 1:30 or 2:00 PM and bringing you back at 8:00 AM the next day, we’ll play the game(s) that afternoon. Most of our camps have more than 60 players, so you should plan on spending two days. We will update the website with the schedule for the event as soon as it can be determined (Generally 8-10 days prior).
CANCELLATION POLICY We only offer credits for future Top 96 camps. We do not offer cash refunds unless you purchase the Registration Fee Protection Plan (RFPP). Please review the details of our CANCELLATION POLICY here.

INCLEMENT WEATHER All of our camps have indoor facilities we can use as a backup in case of rain so we will never cancel a camp because of weather. Please be sure to enter your cell phone number so we can text you if we are going inside or any last minute changes.
Are lodging and meals included?
  • The Top 96 does not provide either lodging or meals.
  • We have a host hotel with a limited number of rooms with a discounted rate.
  • Plenty of time will be available for players to get lunch. Many host sites run a concession stand where you can get lunch on site.
What should I bring?
  • Baseball pants and a hat. We will provide a numbered t-shirt
  • Bat (wood is okay but most colleges use metal bats)
  • Glove
  • Catchers should bring their own gear
  • Cleats and indoor shoes
  • Drinks other than water
Are there any activities for parents? Parents are welcome to attend and observe all of the activities of the camp. Parent activities at every Top 96 camp include:

  • Morning orientation session
  • Afternoon recruiting session led by a college coach
  • Attend session when your daughter receives her written evaluation. This evaluation is for you. Remember NCAA regulations prevent us from sending this evaluation to coaches
  • Parents can also attend, at many camps, a free financial aid seminar
When will I receive logistic information on the camp?
  • Much of the logistic information on our camps can be accessed by clicking on the "Event Info" button on your Main Page
  • We will start emailing you reminders and new info starting about 10-days before the start of the camp. Please make sure that you are checking the emails listed on your Main Page
  • In case of last minute changes e.g. weather delays or changes we will text you. Please make sure you have entered both player and parent cell numbers on your daughter's Main Page
What happens if it rains?
  • All of our host sites have back up indoor locations
  • Gym space to do defensive evaluations and clinics
  • Indoor or covered cages to do hitting evaluations and clinics
  • In case of rain during games we will move indoors and play simulated games with pitchers throwing live to hitters in a cage. An umpire will call balls and strikes and fair and foul
Do I need a video?
  • Sooner or later a college coach is going to ask you for a video
  • Your video will be hosted on a secure, private third party server and will provide an email link to enable you to view your video. It will also be viewable by logging into your private account at www.top96.com. Remember NCAA regulations prevent us from sending this video to college coaches
Can I be assigned to a specific game time or to be placed on a team with another player?
  • Yes, just call us at 877-311-9696 and we will pre-assign you to a team that plays at a certain time or to a team with another player.
  • Please request these pre-assignments more than 10 prior to the event in order to be guaranteed your request can be granted.
  • Inside of 10 days we will do everything we can to accommodate your change request but can't guarantee it.

Upcoming TOP96 Softball Clinics

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CA Dec 3-4 CA South Winter Classic - Softball Details
MA Nov 12 New England Fall Classic - Softball Details
VA Nov 12 VA East Fall Classic - Softball Details