Select 30 National Training Camp FAQ’s:
What is the Select 30 National Training Camp? This event is designed to provide elite athletes with a four-day experience focused on player performance, development, evaluation, and identification. Athletes will train with professionals, learn about topics off the field that will help prepare them for the next level, and perform on the field against other top players in their respective grad classes. This program is geared towards providing valuable data that can be used to further an athlete’s development and training.
How is the Select 30 event different than USSSA All American Program? Select 30 is sanctioned under the USA Elite Select brand. This program is geared towards the elite level athlete who is focused on developing her skills on and off the field to play at the highest level possible. The ages start at 13 and go up to 18 year old seniors in high school. This program is development based and athletes are given the platform to showcase their individual skills.
What ages are eligible for the Select 30 National Training Camp? Select 30 events are measured by the athlete’s high school graduation year. If an athlete graduates high school in the year of 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 or 2025 then she is eligible for the event.
How do I get invited to the Select 30 National Training Camp?
- Direct Selects from the 2018 & 2019 All American Tryouts who are age eligible (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025 graduation classes)
- Select 30 All Americans from 2017 & 2018 who are age eligible (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025 graduation classes)
- Athletes nominated by coaches through our coach nomination process
What is included in the registration fee?
- Athlete entry to the event and complex
- Four days of professional coaching and training on and off the field
- Every player will get to play in four games with umpires and scoring
- Performance data — athletic assessments, physical measurements, sport specific measurements, vision testing, and other data taken at the camp will be provided to athletes following the event.
- (3) Practice jerseys
- (3) Game jerseys
- Swag bag
What do I need to bring to the Select 30 National Training Camp?
- Molded cleats or turfs (metal cleats are NOT allowed on AstroTurf)
- Black or white pants for each day
- Equipment – bat, glove, catchers gear, etc.
- Water bottle
Is housing provided for athletes? No. Athletes/families must book their hotels through our travel partner – Anthony Travel. Anthony Travel will assist families in finding quality and affordable hotels/condos/rentals near the complex. To book your travel, contact email@example.com
Will food be provided at the Camp? No. Athletes will be given an hour and a half lunch break on Day 2 and Day 3 during lunch. Athletes can order food from our concession stand, can leave and grab something from a nearby restaurant, or can eat lunch in their cars. Outside food and beverage is not allowed to be brought in to the complex (COMPLEX POLICIES).
Athletes will be released from the event prior to dinner. Snacks are available at the concession stands at Space Coast Complex.
Can parents attend the event? Yes. Parents can purchase a LOE event that will give them access to view athlete testing, team training, and game play. Due to space, parents will not be allowed inside the Classroom Sessions. Advanced ticket pricing information will be sent to attendees in advance of the event.
Will college coaches be present? Due to NCAA Rules, only certain divisions may attend the event. December 27-30th is outside the recruiting window for Division I. However, the entire event will be livestreamed and all coaches will have access to watch training and game play.
How will the players be divided during the event? Players will be split into their respective graduation class. Within their grad classes, players will be divided into teams depending on the total number of athletes in the age division, but will not exceed 20 players per team. These teams will be grouped together for training sessions and game play.
How will players be evaluated? Athletes will be evaluated based on their PRIMARY POSITION. Athletes may play their secondary position during training and games but scout evaluations and data collection will be based on primary position only.
Who will coach the athletes at the Select 30 National Training Camp? Athletes will be coached by current or former professional players from the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league, current or former college players, and/or non-Division I college coaches (this is due to NCAA DI recruiting rules).
Who will evaluate the athletes? Athletes will be evaluated by professional scouts who are current or former coaches and/or scouts. These third party scouts will be experienced in evaluating talent, skill, and coachability.
How will I receive the data from the event? Athletes will be provided with their objective data and measurements following the event. This will be digitally sent to the athletes will all of her scores.
How will All American Teams be announced? Based on the four days of data collection, training, and game play, coaches and scouts will determine the top 30 athletes in each graduation class. These 30 athletes will make up the Select 30 All American Team for their respective grad class.
Once the selections are made, then the All American Teams will be announced via a Selection Show on usssalive.com. Athletes will also be notified via email of their selections.
If you are selected as a Select 30 All American are there other obligations/opportunities as part of the All American group? No, currently there are no additional obligations or costs associated with being named to the All American Team.