Liberty University (VA) Camps Frequently Asked Questions:
How do the games work?
Players hit in numerical order and change positions every inning. Each player will play his primary position the most, followed by his secondary position. Primary and Secondary pitchers will throw a certain number of innings (based on number of hitters per inning, not outs). The number of innings and amount of at-bats each player gets will be determined by how many players sign up for certain positions. We strive to provide each player an equal and fair amount of at-bats, innings played, and innings pitched as possible.
Have there been Elite Campers who have gone on to play baseball at Liberty?
Yes. Every year we have had players in Elite Camp who have gone on to play baseball at Liberty.
What kind of lunch is provided for the players?
Pizza or a boxed lunch will be provided. If a player wants something different, they can bring their own lunch.
Can parents stay around and watch camp?
Yes. Parents are encouraged to stay and watch the entire camp. We leave our gates open and provide a recruiting talk for all parents.
Is parking available at Liberty Baseball Stadium?
Yes. Parking is permitted behind the right field wall as well as the main Parking lot in front of Liberty Baseball Stadium.
My son has an injury, can he still participate?
We leave this up to the parent or guardian to decide. However, we ask that all players notify the coaching staff the day of camp to ensure each player’s safety and health is monitored.
What happens if something comes up and my son cannot come to camp?
We suggest purchasing the Cancellation Protection at registration. This covers you in the event you cannot attend. Otherwise, there are NO REFUNDS for any reason.
What is the difference between Liberty Elite Prospect Camps and Liberty All-Around Instruction Camps?
Elite Prospect camps are designed primarily for evaluation. Players are given what we call “A day in the life of a Liberty Baseball player.” They receive a team practice shirt, use the entire facility. All-Around Instruction Camps are instruction based, and players are taught the mechanics and fundamentals of the Liberty Baseball philosophies in every part of the game. Essentially, Elite Prospect Camps are designed for the high school player who wants to be evaluated in a practice-style setting, while All-Around Instruction Camps are designed for players who want to be taught specific skills to improve their game.
Why are Elite Prospect Camps limited in enrollment? Does it fill up fast?
We limit the number of campers to provide each player with a complete and thorough evaluation, along with giving players the best opportunity to perform with 2 days of camp. Space always fills up for these camps, so we suggest signing up early if you wish to attend camp.
My son plays a number of positions, or my son only pitches, what should he sign up for?
We suggest signing your son up for his best position as his primary position, followed by his second position as his secondary position. He will likely get to play other positions besides the two listed, but he will primarily play what he lists first. If your son is a “Pitcher only, or P/O,” then he will only be evaluated as a pitcher. He may be asked to play other positions based on the number of campers at each position. We also encourage P/O’s to hit in the game if they would like. Please keep this in mind when signing your son up for specific positions. Please select the pitcher option for both primary and secondary positions.
Will campers be taken on a tour of Liberty’s campus?
No. Due to NCAA rules, we are not allowed to take campers on a campus tour. However, you can sign up for one through our Visitors Center.
What equipment should my son bring?
We suggest bringing all of the equipment needed to play each position he signs up for. We will have extra items on hand such as bats, helmets, and limited gloves. We do not provide catching gear for catchers. We strongly encourage players to bring all of their own items to camp. Players are also required to bring a pair of tennis or turf shoes along with spikes so they can hit in our indoor batting facility. Baseball pants should be worn.