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Youth/Beginners Camp

Advanced Camp

ages 7 - 12

ages 12 - 18

August 3rd - 5th, 2004

August 9th - 13th, 2004

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Download brochure and application online here!

Camp Fees and Discounts:

Youth/Beginner Camp
August 3-5, 2004 $115.00
If paid in full by July 20 $100.00
Early Drop off 8 a.m. $ 12.00

Advanced Softball Camp
August 9-13, 2004 $225.00
If paid in full by July 26 $210.00
Early Drop off 8 a.m. $ 20.00

Other Discounts

Family Discount for 2 or more players
     (can be any combination of camps)

UMBC Alumni/Staff $10.00ea
Groups of 5 or more should contact Coach French to discuss group discounts.

General Information:
All-Star Camps' of champions softball camps feature specialized instructions in all aspects of the game for girls ages 7-18.

Campers will be grouped according to skill level. Group teaching sessions focus on pitching, hitting, bunting, base running, infield and outfield play as well as game strategies. Coaches on site are specialized in the above areas.

Each afternoon ends with a game to implement all skills that are covered daily.

Coach French is on site at all times and available for individual instruction when not involved in group sessions.

Each camper will receive a T-shirt at registration.

Final registration will be at the UMBC Stadium Complex Ticket office located just below the 1000 Hilltop Circle steps. Registration on the first day of each camp will be from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

What to bring to camp:
Brown bag lunch, snacks and cold drinks each day.

Equipment: glove, cleats, sneakers, hat/visor, batting gloves (a must to prevent blisters), extra T-shirt/tank top, bat, and equipment bag.

Joe French - Head Coach, UMBC:
French completed his second year at UMBC in 2003 with a 87-43 record. In 2002 French took his team to the NEC championships advancing them to a berth in the NCAA Championships. This was UMBC's first NCAA tournament win in any sport. His career record is 301-152. He is considered one of the premier hitting coaches in the country and his teams are frequently ranked among the national leaders. He has been organizing and speaking at camps and clinics along the East Coast for over 2 decades. Many of his participants have gone on to play collegiate softball.

Additional Camp Staff:
Other camp staff will consist of UMBC Assistant Coaches, Larry Alvis and Lisa Boone, High School, Collegiate, Summer ASA, and former collegiate softball players.

What Camp Should I Attend?
Youth Beginner Camp (ages 7-12) is for the young softball player with a beginning interest in softball, or who may have some organized play experience.

Advanced Camp (ages 12-18) is for the softball player who has had some experience in organized play. This player is interested in perfecting her play and learning more about the game. This player is also interested in learning the skills needed to "showcase her skills" at the collegiate level. This camp will be broken down into varsity level for the older experienced player seeking that "showcase level", and the junior varsity level for the younger player seeking to advance her skills. Both camps will cover all aspects of the game and all players will participate in a daily game.

For more information, contact Joe French at 410-455-1325 or Cathy French at 443-454-9104 or by e-mail at


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