I'm thinking about signing my son up for a few colleges' one day camps. They seem to be all over the board with how they are run, and I'd like to get an idea as to what to expect, specifically for pitchers.
We recently did the San Jose State camp and it was a TOTAL disappointment. They didn't bother to hand out shirts or pinnies with numbers on them, although they had asked for the attendee's shirt size when we signed up. So if you showed up with just a plain black shirt, expecting they would give you a shirt with a number on it, you were hard to identify. The lesson there is: no matter what you think is going to happen, wear a shirt with your name on the back to these things. (Yes, I know if you attract their interest, they will ask you your name. But it at least fosters the illusion that you may be noticed/noted.) There was a scrimmage. Each pitcher pitched an inning, each batter ended up with like two at bats. Not sure how they did the fielding. The POs basically stood around all morning, chatting with a SJSU pitcher, and finally did something after lunch. There was no bullpen or PFP drills.
We are attending another one soon. There is going to be no scrimmage at this one - it appears to be all drills and batting practice. POs can leave after a half day. I'm not sure if they will throw a bullpen or a simulated inning or ... what. Just have no idea. Has anyone attended a school camp like this? What happens?
And believe me, I know in my cynical heart that these things are money grabs, so you don't really have to chide me about expecting something substantive happening. But ... maybe?