The European Softball Coaches Association (ESCA) will host the online show "ESCA camp the reunion - LIVE" on March 15, 2021 (LINK).
The first guests for the ESCA Camp Reunion are Elisa Cecchetti and Marta Gasparotto, both players from the Italian National Team and coaches at the 2019 ESCA Camp.
In 2019, Elisa Cecchetti was a coach at the ESCA Camp: "that was my first experience at ESCA Camp. It was so much fun spending the week surrounded by people from different countries but with the same passion for softball."
Cecchetti adds: " I loved having the opportunity to inspire younger girls and teach them something new about the game. Looking back, I would have enjoyed being part of an ESCA Camp as a kid as well."
Marta Gasparotto also coached at the 2019 ESCA Camp and about that experience said: "It's been a great opportunity for me to get back to the basics and share my knowledge and my experience with kids coming from all around Europe. It was great to see them grow and learn so much in just a week!"
During the live show, some highlights from the previous ESCA camps will be shown; past participants will share some of their experiences with fellow campers and several high-quality experienced coaches will share their wisdom and help coaches and players to become smarter players or more knowledgeable coaches.
Part of the show will be dedicated to Enrico Obletter, ESCA instructor and role model, after his tragic passing.
See you on March 15, 2021, at 20:00 CET for "getting better together"!
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Elisa Cecchetti has played softball since she was a kid. She started playing in the Italian Softball League before turning 18 together with her older cousins Lara and Greta Cecchetti. In 2013, she started playing for the Senior National Team. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Upstate, where she played college softball for four years.
Marta Gasparotto started playing baseball at eight years old. Since 2013, she is a catcher and a shortstop for Team Italia. She played for Bussolengo Softball Club, winning the Italian Softball Series in 2018 and 2019 and the Premier Cup in 2017 and 2018. In 2020, she started playing for Bollate Softball Club, winning the Italian Softball Series in the same year.
In the summer of 2019, the Azzurre won the Women's European Championship and the WBSC Olympic Qualifiers. Elisa Cecchetti and Marta Gasparotto were on the team.