Candrea Softball Camps

9th Annual Summer Elite Softball Prospect Camp

Location Tucson, AZ
Event Date(s) Jun 10, 2019 to Jun 13, 2019
Grades 8th to 12th
This event has been completed.

Event Description


Join Coach Mike Candrea and his University of Arizona staff for a 4 day Elite Camp designed to improve all aspects of your game. This high intensity camp will offer you and other talented athletes the chance to prepare, practice and compete at a high level of competition. A maximum of 78 girls will be broken up into 6 teams of 13 players each and put through workouts and competitive situations similar to collegiate practices and games. Team defense, team offense, mental enhancement, conditioning and agility, weight room information, and specific position play will be discussed and worked on during this 4 day camp. Serious softball players will enjoy the opportunity to compete with and against others who aspire to play at the collegiate level. This camp will be intensive in nature and challenging to each and every player.

All camp activities take place on the University of Arizona campus and the beautiful and newly renovated Hillenbrand Softball Stadium, home of 8 NCAA National Championships. 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!! Registration for this camp is limited and certain positions always sell out. Please make sure you act quickly to reserve your spot. Players with 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 graduation dates are eligible to participate in Southwest Camps 9th Annual Elite Camp.

Dates, Times and Information -
Check In Monday June 10th - 5:45-6:45|Check Out- Thursday June 13th 10:30-11:45am

Please have your camper eat dinner before she arrives at check in. If your daughter has to depart camp early to get to a weekend tournament, please inform the camp staff at check in. Exact Residence Hall information will be sent to you approximately 3 weeks before the start of camp.

The residence halls are designed for 2 campers per room and are air-conditioned. Campers will need to bring either a sleeping bag or sheets and a blanket for the twin sized dorm beds. Please bring towels, sunscreen, and all of the personal toiletries they will need for their stay at camp. All campers need tennis shoes as well as cleats. Campers can participate in shorts or softball pants, t-shirts and socks. We ask that campers do not wear tank tops or sleeveless shirts because of the intense sun and sunburns. Please bring a hand towel that they can be dip in cool water while on the field and hang around their neck to stay cool. There are ice machines at the residence halls to fill up coolers, but no refrigerators in the rooms.

Cost – The Elite camp is an overnight camp only

Refunds minus $200 processing fee given before June 1, 2019
No refunds after June 2, 2019


Hillenbrand Softball Stadium
1700 E. 2nd St.
Tucson, AZ 85721

Residence Hall information for Overnight campers will be sent approximately 3 weeks before camp begins.

Important Camp Information

  • All players need to bring a Glove, Batting Gloves, Helmet, Bat, Cleats, Water Bottle, hat or visor, and catching gear (if applicable) and Sunscreen to camp each day. Tennis shoes or turf shoes must be worn in the batting cages. Metal or rubber cleats can be worn on the field.  All meals are provided in the cost of your registration fee.
  • A Hat or Visor is mandatory to be worn at each practice.
  • Please mark the campers name in her items brought to camp in case something gets lost.
  • All campers will receive a t-shirt and have the opportunity to get a photograph 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

Airport Transportation

Airport transportation can be arranged thru Arizona Stagecoach at (520) 889-1000 or any other shuttle service that you prefer. Campers flying into Tucson should arrive into Tucson International Airport no earlier than 3:00pm and no later than 10:00pm on Monday, June 10. Campers flying in before 3:00pm will need to find something to do until check in starts, as the residence halls will not be staffed until 5:30 on Monday. Campers should schedule their departing flights out of Tucson between 2:00pm-4:00pm on Thursday, June 13 and should make those arrangements through Arizona Stagecoach or any other shuttle service you choose. Please forward all Airport Shuttle information to Tina at when it becomes available.

Hotels in the Area

  • Residence Inn by Marriott: 2660 E. Medina Rd, Tucson AZ 85756   (520)-294-5522
  • Aloft Tucson University Hotel: 1900 E Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85719 (520) 908-6800
  • Radisson Suites Tucson: 6555 E. Speedway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85710  (520)-721-7100

This camp is not an official function of the University of Arizona and is open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).