Nike Softball Camp Embry Riddle University Prescott, Arizona
Nike Softball Camps is back for another year at Embry Riddle University. This camp is a favorite among many for its balance between hard work and fun. Players leave this camp with improved skills, a higher self-confidence, and new friends!
Join Nike Camp Director and "Coach of the Year" Sandra Wente is in her 8th year as Head Softball Coach of Central Arizona College and is a veteran NIKE Softball Camp Director. With a 49-9 record in 2013, Coach Wente has compiled an impressive 356-128 career record.
- Low camper to instructor ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
- Official NIKE Softball Camp T-Shirt
- Great NIKE prizes!
- NIKE Softball Camp Graduation Certificate
Embry Riddle University is located just 90 miles northwest of Phoenix. This beautiful campus covers 539 acres of high-altitude western terrain,with campus life centered in a one-mile area. Campers will have the opportunity to reside in the dorms in the center of campus and train at nearby Pioneer Softball Multi Field Sports Complex.Meet your coaching staff
She was an assistant to Craig Nicholson from 1996-2000 and in 2005. She also was part of two National Championships in 1997 and 1999 at Central Arizona College. Sandra was responsible for the batters and also was involved in recruiting. As Head Coach she has coached 5 ALL-Americans and 32 Conference and Regional Standouts and has been an instrumental part in guiding her sophomores to the next level. Had the privilege in coaching Deanna Mauer in 2007, All-American and NJCAA ALL-Star who helped the 2007 team to a Runner-Up finish in the Regional Championship she went on to play at Son Jose State University. Coached Player of the Year in 2011 Jamie Prussic, who lead the ACCAC her sophomore season in all but one offensive category. She led the NJCAA in homeruns with 30 in one season. In addition, coached Nicole Bryan who as a sophomore stole 67 bases she went on to play at the University of Arizona. Her coaching experience over the past 16 years has ranged from participating in many college camps across the country as an instructor which include Arizona State University, University of Oklahoma, Stanford University, California State Northridge and University of Oregon youth camps and for several years was involved in ASA Junior Olympic softball camps. She is also an active member of the NFCA and has coached numerous NFCA All-Americans.Read Full Bio
In the summer 2010, she joined the USA Baseball team as a coach and traveled internationally to compete in The World Cup of Baseball in Maracay, Venezuela. The Team won the Bronze Metal. In 2011, she was asked back to USA trails to scout and be a part of the 2012 USA team selections. Sandra has also been Head Softball Coach at Hutchinson Community College (2002-2004) and an Assistant Coach at Odessa College (2005), where Odessa finished 3rd at the National Tournament in Kissimmee Florida in 2005. After finishing her softball career at New Mexico State under then Head Coach Rick Gamez who played baseball at Central in 1984 she played two years of professional baseball as a catcher and led the league in hitting both years with a 419 average. Wente is the wife of Central Baseball Head Coach Jon Wente who directs the NIKE Baseball Camp at Embry Riddle during the same week as the NIKE Softball Camp.
There will be a Graduation Ceremony on the last day of camp at 12:00 p.m. Campers will check out of the Hall 2 Dorm at 1:00 p.m. Day Campers are invited to stay until 9:00 p.m. on the first day.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 a.m. Wake-up, breakfast (Overnight Campers)
- 8:45 a.m. Arrival at the field (Day Campers), Stretching
- 9:00 a.m. Individual Instruction and Drill Work
- 11:30 a.m. Lunch/Free Time
- 1:00 p.m. Position play and Games
- 4:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart, Free Time, Visit with Friends
- 5:00 p.m. Dinner
- 6:15 p.m. Chalk Talks/Relax
- 8:30 p.m. Evening Activity
- 10:00 p.m. Back to Rooms/Lights Out