The 8th annual Chicago Jamboree finished on a warm day in the Chicago area. Many thanks go out to Bill Conroy (Beverly Bandits) and Gerry Quinn (IL Chill) for helping us throughout the years. None of what we do in the Midwest would be possible without their assistance.

A head coach told us that the talent level at the event was really good. The camp really had it all – excellent pitching, good, solid hitting, and outstanding defense – spread throughout the classes.

The pitching was particularly strong. 2021 Kaitlyn Arrambide was particularly impressive mixing superb location with good spin efficiency. 2021 Anna Wischnowski was also good, a high velocity pitcher with an outstanding drop and good location. Then there were four very interesting young pitchers in the 2022 class – Brinkley Kita, Shelby Jacobson, Meg Schultz, and Lily Hanafin. All four players combine high velocity with good command. And all of them will be highly recruited if they just keep working and refining their skill set.

2021s Jane Kaniecki, Julia Crenshaw, Lexi Gorniak, Calista Collins, and 2023 Ryan Brown all were impressive swinging the bat. All these young hitters with the St. Louis Chaos can hit for power and average. Some other players who hit the ball very well were 2021 Kate Linkletter, 2022s Reese Hunkins, Kelsey Nader and Chelsea Mack. Along with 2023 Maddie Lapinski, and 2024 Emma Kavanagh show that the Midwest have a host of young players who show outstanding promise offensively. Of course in this camp, I could go on and on listing players who are going to be very good hitters at the next level; however there are simply too many to list here.

I would be remiss in not adding that Julia Crenshaw and Kate Linkletter are also superb defenders. These days, when so many players seem to love spending time in the hitting cage, it is nice to see good athletes who hone their defensive skill sets too. That is really good to see.

Thanks to all the parents who attended, we appreciate your support for OnDeck Softball and all you do for your daughters. 

Please remember that the ODM numbers, while growing increasingly important, are only a snapshot of a player’s evaluation and potential. Use these numbers as a tool and work at developing your athleticism, but constantly work on improving and refining your softball skill set – both offensively and defensively.

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