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July 14, 2022 Empire Fastpitch hosts largest college softball prospect ID camp in NYC!

On July 14th newly formed youth softball organization Empire Fastpitch made a big splash in the world of women’s softball recruiting. Empire hosted a prospect ID camp in the heart of Brooklyn at its home fields located at Lenape Playground in the Marine Park section of Brooklyn. On this summer weekday over 65 potential college recruits showed up to show off in front of almost 20 college coaches from in and around the NY area. Some of the colleges and universities in attendance included Fordham University (DI), Long Island University (DI), Chestnut Hill College (DII), Mercy College (DII), Nyack University (DII), Baruch College (DIII), Manhattanville College (DIII), Saint Joseph’s University (DIII), Brooklyn College (DIII), Bryant & Stratton College (Virginia Beach, VA JUCO) and 9 other outstanding softball programs. Potential recruits ranged in age from 13 thru 18 all seeking to gain exposure and to standout to coaches looking to fill their coveted program roster spots for the next several seasons.

                Empire Fastpitch has seen a lack of recruiting opportunities for local female athletes and is looking to fill that gap in a big way. The organization has multiple teams that compete all year round at college showcases all throughout the east coast and since the first ALL CITY Prospect ID camp was such a resounding success the organization will be continuing it every year and even maybe twice a year.

                Over the last two years in existence Empire has steadily grown to become a place where top athletes play if they want to compete for college roster spots in the future. When speaking with co-founder Coach John Wren he stated, “We don’t compete for $2 trophies we compete for roster spots. We want to play the best competition in the country so we can evaluate where our players match up” Which is exactly what New York youth softball is missing.

                Empire Fastpitch’s coaches have more experience in coaching youth, HS & College athletes then any other organization in the area by far. Their staff is full of ex major league baseball players, ex college coaches, current and former HS softball coaches and life long dedicated travel coaches. All these coaches bring something unique to the table and provide a learning and growing environment for EVERY player in the organization.

Camp photo album can be viewed here

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