Our goal with the Ball State Softball Camp program is to provide top-notch instruction and create an immersive learning environment which will allow each camper to truly experience what it’s like to be a Division I softball player.
Our camps will not only highlight innovative skills and techniques, they will also provide a platform for each camper to practice their newly developed skills.
Thank you for your support of our program and we look forward to seeing you soon at a Ball State Softball Camp!
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The Ball State Softball Camp program is led by head coach Megan Ciolli Bartlett. A two-time All-American and the 2004 Big East Player of the Year as a student-athlete at the University of Notre Dame, Bartlett also played professionally for the Chicago Bandits.
Entering her fourth season at the helm of the Ball State softball program, Bartlett has the Cardinals poised for success this season after coming off a highly-successful 2018 campaign which saw the team finish the year with a 37-19 overall record and win the MAC West Division Championship. The team’s 37 wins rank as the fourth-most in a single season in program history.
Bartlett, who has coached at the Division I level since 2006, has also made stops at Loyola-Chicago, DePaul, Northern Illinois and Purdue.
Assisting in the operation of the Ball State Softball Camp program are Ball State softball Associate Head Coach Josh Johnson, a former USA Softball Men’s National Team pitcher, as well as Ball State softball Assistant Coach Mitch Roberts.
Both are no strangers to success at the NCAA Division I level, as Johnson helped guide Louisiana-Lafayette to the 2013 NCAA Super Regionals as an assistant coach, while Roberts helped lead Washington to the 2017 Women’s College World Series as a graduate assistant.
Ball State softball has been blessed with some of the best facilities in the Mid-American Conference.
During the summer and fall, we run our camps at The Softball Field at First Merchant Ballpark Complex. Our complex feature A turf outfield, a laser graded dirt infield and newly renovated bullpens and batting cages down both lines.
During the winter months, our camps are conducted in both the Ball State Field Sports Building and the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Between the two connected buildings, our facilities include drop down cages, an indoor turf field and a full infield.
Check-in will begin a half hour prior to the start of each camp session. Winter camp check-in will be at the back door of the Ball State Field Sports Building. Outdoor camp check-in will be at the main gate of The Softball Field at First Merchant Ballpark Complex.
What to Bring:
We advise our campers to wear long softball pants and bring all of their own equipment (glove, helmet, bat, etc.). Running shoes or turf shoes are required, along with cleats, for outdoor camps.
Campers must wear tennis shoes or turf shoes in the outdoor cages!
Also, we will provide water, but please bring your own water bottle to fill.
Smiles are also welcome