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Mike Candrea and Southwest Camps 30th Annual Holiday Softball Camp

Join Coach Mike Candrea and his University of Arizona softball coaching staff for a 2-day clinic designed to improve all aspects of your game.  Instruction will focus on Hitting, Pitching, Catching, Infield and Outfield Defense, Short Game, Baserunning, and Sliding.  Demonstrations will be provided by current University of Arizona players along with former All Americans and Olympians.  Current and former collegiate coaches from around the country make up this incredible staff.  Improve your softball skills, while learning from the nation’s best!!

Dates and Times:

December 17, 2016   10:00-5:00            Check In 8:30-9:55am---Lunch Break 1:15-2:15
December 18, 2016   9:00-4:00              Check In 8:45-8:55am---Lunch Break 12:30-1:30

New this year!!! Lunch on both days will be provided for all campers. Parents will be able to purchase lunch from the concession stand on site at Mike Jacobs Sports Park. NO OUTSIDE FOOD WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE SPORTS PARK

Rain policy-In case of rain, all attempts will be made to adjust the schedule to get in as many hours of camp as possible.  There will not be refunds given for any portion of camp that gets rained out.

Cost and Ages
$225 before December 1, 2016 $250 after December 2nd
Refunds minus $25 processing fee given before December 1, 2016
No refunds after December 2, 2016

Players in 4th thru 12th grade are eligible to participate in Southwest Camps 30th Annual Holiday Softball Camp.

Location (updated 11/05/2014)

Mike Jacobs Sports Park
6901 North Casa Grande Highway
Tucson, AZ  85743

Important Camp Information

  • All players need to bring a Glove, Batting Gloves, Helmet, Bat, Cleats, Water Bottle and Lunch (if applicable) to camp each day
  • Catchers need to provide their own catching gear
  • All campers will receive a t-shirt and have the opportunity to get a photograph/autograph with the U of A coaches and players
  • This is not an official function of the University of Arizona. Camps are open to all entrants, limited only by age

Frequently Asked Questions?

Will Coach Candrea be present at camp?
Yes, Coach Candrea works all sessions of camp.

Do Pitchers need to provide their own catchers?
No, Southwest Camps provides catchers for the pitchers in our clinics to throw to.

Can parents watch the camp sessions?
Yes, parents are allowed to view all sessions, we just ask that parents stay behind the fences.

Can parents videotape the sessions?
Parents are allowed to videotape their daughters from behind the fence, but we ask that none of our clinicians are video taped.

Will there be Arizona Softball clothing available for purchase?
Yes, we will have a large selection of shorts, sweat pants, sweat shirts, and t-shirts available for purchase. 
We also will have a few different vendors selling their softball products at our camp.

What do I put down if my daughter plays multiple positions?
Please select ALL of the positions that your daughter would like to work on during camp.

Will more paperwork be sent to me?
Yes, approximately 3 weeks before the start of camp, you will be emailed the Medical Release that will need to be completed, SIGNED and returned so your daughter can participate at camp. Exact address for camp and directions will also be sent at that time.

Do you accept walk up registrations at camp?
Yes, we can accept walk up registrations at camp.  The cost is $250

Hotels in the Area

    Embassy Suites Tucson Paloma Village
    3110 E Skyline Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718 (520) 352-4000
    - Located 20 min from facility, the Embassy Suites will host rooms for the Mike Candreaís SW Softball Camp for a special group rate of S109.00 with code of SWC Please be aware that each room is a two (2) room suite with a bedroom and separate living room area with a pull out couch, small refrigerator and microwave oven. The quoted price also, includes a complimentary cooked to order breakfast each morning, a complimentary nightly managerís reception each evening with includes cocktails, soft drinks and snacks from 5:30pm-7:30pm, complimentary in suite internet access and complimentary shuttle service within a 5 mile radius of the Hotel from 7:00am-11:00pm.

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marana
    8373 N Cracker Barrel Rd. 520-572-4777
    - Located 10 min from facility, the Holiday Inn Is offering $84 single or double rooms with complimentary breakfast & WI-FI or suites for $94 with complimentary breakfast & WI-FI Need to mention code UA1 when booking.

    La Quinta Inn & Suites
    6020 W Hospitality Rd. 520-572-4235
    - Located 10 min from facility, the La Quinta Inn and Suites is offering $85 single or double rooms with complimentary breakfast. Just mention Candrea Camp.
PLEASE NOTE: The process to register for this camp has two(2) parts. The Athlete information and Medical Release form AND payment. The forms and the payment made on the next pages are sent together to the camp office. Without completing BOTH form and payment your reservation for the camp will not be received.
Space is limited. Click the button below to start the Registration.
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