CSA Comp Teams


Colorado Softball Academy
Competitive Development Teams

Leadership.Character.Player

Three main aspects of athlete DEVELOPMENT.

The focus of Colorado Softball Academy is to development the whole athlete – MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY. CSA is full-circle player development academy for athletes ages 4 years old through college age. Created by and primarily coached by former college softball players, our training and character development programs are designed to help our female-athlete achieve their on-field goals, while building self-confidence and serving as leaders in the community. Our goal is a pipeline of development athletes can grow up through as we prepare them for college. 

CSA competitive team programs will be age appropriate and structured very similar to college programs and will include – mental performance development, sports performance, skill and team specific development, recruiting roadmap and support.

The CSA Experience

Player Development

As part of the CSA Competitive Development Program, you will receive a sports performance training program with CSA Sports Performance Coach, Lauren Paige. Your training will consist of strength and power work in the weight room, speed and agility training, as well as nutrition coaching for female-athletes. Programs are age appropriate and focus on proper technique and overall athleticism.

CSA athletes will receive position specific and team situational training from former college softball players and professional coaches! The CSA Coaching Staff (all teams) work together to ensure all athletes receive the training they need. 

Mental Performance and Recruiting: CSA coaches will help athletes navigate their recruiting journey. Not everyone wants to play softball in college, and that is okay! For those who do, we will help walk you through the process and support you along the way! Lastly, mental performance skills are an asset for life! Mental performance training will be part of your daily routine. We will teach you how to set goals, control your thoughts and ultimately love who you see in the mirror.

Be A Good Human – Make Good Choices

CSA is passionate about creating a positive and constructive culture for you to grow and develop through. Our goal is to create an environment that will push you, challenge you, fill you up, and keep you loving every minute of it! 

‘Winning Culture’ is a term that describes a culture that sets the stage for positive attitude, high expectations, an unrelenting work ethic, resulting in successful performances.

While our goal is to train you to compete at a high level nationally, we want you to walk out of here as good human beings on a daily basis. 

Things we won’t allow:

  • Negative talk throughout parents and/or teammates.
  • Bullying or harassment of any kind.
  • Poor attitudes, poor effort, lack of attendance for workouts.
  • Toxic energy throughout parents and athletes. 

Things we promote:

  • High energy & effort! 
  • Positive attitudes & self-affirmations!
  • Build each other up!
  • Fail Forward
  • Brave Not Perfect
  • Trust the Process
  • Growth Mindset

We thrive on a collaborative culture where we (coaches, athletes, and families) can partner and work together for the best possible experience and development.

CSA Expectations

Our goal is to prepare you for life beyond the playing field. To do so, we set some pretty high, but fair expectations for our athletes and their families.

  • Be a good human being. In short, treat others how you want to be treated.
  • Attendance/ Punctuality – We understand many athletes have a long commute for practices and games. Our first priority is your safety, please do your best to be on time to your workouts and warm-ups. A good rule of thumb is try to arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time. We do expect athletes to attend all workouts and practices but do understand that life happens. At the end of the day, you get out of the experience, what you put into it.
  • Communication – Communication is key to a successful relationship! We encourage athletes (age appropriate) to communicate with their coaches regarding any issues, questions, concerns or absences. If there is a major concern, we certainly welcome a conversation with every parent.
  • Body Language & Work Ethic – Carry yourself with confidence and look your coaches in the eye. When you show up for workouts, show up with focus and ready to work hard.
  • Partnership, Trust & Mutual Respect – It takes a village to raise a child, and it also takes a village to successfully train and prepare an athlete. CSA coaches want to build a successful partnership with each family to ensure everyone is moving in the same direction for the athlete and team success. In order to do this, parents need to trust coaches, and coaches need to be able to trust parents through this process. We are all on the same team, working to build these athletes up together!


f.a.q.

You have questions. wE have answers.

Please see the questions and answers below to help you better prepare for tryouts and the upcoming season.

Do I have to pre-register for tryouts to be considered?

Yes! We want to ensure the athletes that attend our tryouts are committed and have a desire to play for CSA. Tryouts take a lot of time and energy, we want ensure we are focusing on the athletes that want us. 

How do I register for tryouts?

Click on the tab for the age group and competitive team level you wish to play for (i.e. 16 A). On that tab you will see information about the team, and a link to register for that teams’ tryouts. Click the link and complete the registration information for that specific team. That will let us know your goal is to make that specific team.

If I tryout for a gold team and don’t make it, do I have to try out again for an A team?

No. If your goal is to play on the Gold team and you aren’t selected, you will automatically be considered for the A level team. 

What are the player fees?

We are currently finalizing the player development package and tournament projection. This information will be available at tryouts. 

Will there be fundraising opportunities?

Yes! Through the CSA Foundation, we are working on offer 3 larger fundraising options, as well as additional smaller opportunities to help offset the cost of your player fees. These will be announced in July.

How long until I hear if I made a team?

Our goal is to get back to you 24 hours following tryouts. You will then have 24 hours to respond with your commitment.

When are tryouts?

July 3, 2023: 16U & 18U Teams
July 5, 2023: 12U & 14U Teams
July 6, 2023: 10U Teams

Where will tryouts be?

All tryouts will take place at Resurrection Christian School in Loveland, CO (off of I25 & Crossroads Blvd.