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    So DD attended a player evaluation camp last week and the organizers had a DII coach in attendance evaluating the girls. DD is an incoming freshman class of 2022. We selected the camp because DD wanted to see where she stood compared to girls her age and older. DD is very competitive and had a very good showing at the camp. Highlights included a 2.78 home to first as a righty and a 70 mph exit velocity, and comments from DII coach that he like how she finished her swing. Anyway, now a week after the camp I get an email from DII coach that says he enjoyed working with her at the camp and would like to personally invite her to his prospect camp this summer. We are completely new to this and don't know what to think. Did everyone at the camp get this email, or just a select few? We honestly have not even begun to think about college or recruiting yet, but maybe this invite is too good to turn down. They have two one day camps and only take 60 girls for each, so while I'm sure it is a money maker, it doesn't seem like a money grab as I'm sure they have no problem filling the slots.

    Any thoughts from those with experience is appreciated.

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    At that age, the only contact a coach can have with a player is an invitation to their camp. I would take it as a positive sign. Incoming freshman is not too early to start building relationships with college coaches. Camps are a great way to do that. Tour the school while you are there and figure out if it's one your DD would be interested in. All camps are intended to make money, but camps at schools you want to go to (potentially) is money well spent if there is interest from the coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hube111 View Post
    So DD attended a player evaluation camp last week and the organizers had a DII coach in attendance evaluating the girls. DD is an incoming freshman class of 2022. We selected the camp because DD wanted to see where she stood compared to girls her age and older. DD is very competitive and had a very good showing at the camp. Highlights included a 2.78 home to first as a righty and a 70 mph exit velocity, and comments from DII coach that he like how she finished her swing. Anyway, now a week after the camp I get an email from DII coach that says he enjoyed working with her at the camp and would like to personally invite her to his prospect camp this summer. We are completely new to this and don't know what to think. Did everyone at the camp get this email, or just a select few? We honestly have not even begun to think about college or recruiting yet, but maybe this invite is too good to turn down. They have two one day camps and only take 60 girls for each, so while I'm sure it is a money maker, it doesn't seem like a money grab as I'm sure they have no problem filling the slots.

    Any thoughts from those with experience is appreciated.
    I think the coach liked what he saw and decided your DD is a player to take another look at. 2.78 is legitimately FAST. Is it a school your DD would possibly attend? If so, and the school is not too far away, I would have your DD attend the camp. Once at camp, it will be very apparent how interested they are in your DD. If they really like your DD, you won't have to guess. Like team mom said, it is also a good time for your DD to take a visit of the campus. You could have your DD call admissions and set up a tour. Then have her email the coach back, let him know that she will be coming and let him know that she has already contacted admissions and set up a school tour. That will let him know that she has legitimate interest in the school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by let it be fun View Post
    I think the coach liked what he saw and decided your DD is a player to take another look at. 2.78 is legitimately FAST. Is it a school your DD would possibly attend? If so, and the school is not too far away, I would have your DD attend the camp. Once at camp, it will be very apparent how interested they are in your DD. If they really like your DD, you won't have to guess. Like team mom said, it is also a good time for your DD to take a visit of the campus. You could have your DD call admissions and set up a tour. Then have her email the coach back, let him know that she will be coming and let him know that she has already contacted admissions and set up a school tour. That will let him know that she has legitimate interest in the school.
    Thanks for the feedback. DD is worried about being a freshman in HS next year and has put zero thought into College choices. The school is close and they have won their division the last 3 years and have a winning tradition, so it could possibly be a school she is interested in. Probably worth the day trip and a couple hundred bucks to go and find out.

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