Fairfield University Fairfield, Connecticut
At the Fairfield University Nike Softball Camp players have the opportunity to receive instruction from some of the finest instructors in the Northeast. Come join the fun at this summer camp and get better! Our goal is to stimulate the passion for softball in young players, give them the opportunity to work on their offensive and defensive skills, improve their technique, and have a blast while doing it!
Camp Director and Fairfield Head Coach, Julie Brzezinski, brings 24 years of coaching experience to the plate and is entering her 16th year at Fairfield University.
- 8:1 camper to instructor ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
- Official NIKE Camp T-Shirt
- Great NIKE Prizes
- NIKE Softball Camp Graduation Certificate
Fairfield University, a lovely private school in suburban Fairfield just one hour from New York City, returns again in 2013 as host for the Nike Softball Camp. The camp gives players of all ability levels a challenging but fun week of softball play and competition. Daily instruction takes place at Alumni Softball Field and the University’s Baseball Field.
The NIKE Softball Camp at Fairfield University gives campers the opportunity to train at the Alumni Softball Field. The field has two field-level dugouts, a bullpen in left field, and a fully-functional scoreboard. The field dimensions are 200 feet down the base lines and 225 in center field. Fans can watch the action from bleacher seating located on the first base line as well as on the grassy hill that runs from right field into center field.
Julie Brzezinski enters her 16th season as Fairfield University’s head softball coach, having taken over the program in the spring of 1998. During her 15 years at the helm, the Stags averaged 28 wins per season, advanced to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament 11 times, and posted seven winning campaigns.
The Stags captured the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season title in four of the last eight seasons. She was named MAAC coach of the year in 2011, the third time she collected that honor (2002, 2004).
The New Jersey native is the fifth head coach in Fairfield University softball history. Before her arrival, the school record for wins in a season was 29, a total she has equaled or surpassed nine times in 15 campaigns. Brzezinski owns a 422-393-5 record at Fairfield, which includes last year’s 31-27 slate. She earned her 300th Fairfield victory in a win against Siena during the 2008 season (April 5) and her 400th victory against Youngstown State.
Overall, her 600th career win came at home against Siena during the 2010 season. Her 500th career win was against Long Island University in March, 2006. Her 400th win came against Bucknell, a 7-2 decision during the team’s Florida trip in the 2003 season. Brzezinski’s 300th career win came in the 2000 regular-season finale, a 2-1 victory over Princeton.Read Full Bio
Brzezinski came to Fairfield with eight years experience, coaching at Campbell University in North Carolina. Brzezinski led the Fighting Camels to two Big South Conference championships (1993 and 1994), one Trans Atlantic Conference title (1995), and one TAAC runner-up finish (1996). Campbell advanced to the NCAA Regional Tournament during her tenure. She registered a 245-195 record in her eight years
Brzezinski graduated from Furman University in 1989, earning a bachelor of arts degree in business administration.
She received her master’s of education from Campbell in 1992. She played softball for four seasons while at Furman.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 a.m. Wake Up/Shower
- 7:15 a.m. Breakfast (overnight campers)
- 8:45 a.m. Camp Assembly - Extended day and Day campers arrive
- 9:00 a.m. Circuit Training/Station Work
- 11:00 a.m. Games/Contests
- 11:30 a.m. Break for Lunch
- 1:15 p.m. Warm Up/Camp Assembly
- 2:15 p.m. Position Work
- 3:15 p.m. Team Organization
- 4:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart/Extra Help/Pool Time
- 5:00 p.m. Dinner
- 6:15 p.m. Warm Up/Stretch
- 6:30 p.m. Games
- 8:30 p.m. Evening Activities
- 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
- 10:00 p.m. In Dorms
- 10:30 p.m. Lights Out