Nike Softball Camp                         Guilford College

Nike Softball Camp                         Guilford College
Nike Softball Camp                                      Guilford College

Nike Softball Camps is launching a new camp located in Greensboro, NC at Guilford College. All softball players that attend will learn valuable skills that they can transfer into their game and utilize to help them become a better softball player.

Join the fun and get better at softball this summer with Guilford Colllege's Head Softball Coach, Dennis Shores!

Highlights Include

  • 8:1 camper to instructor ratio
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
  • Official NIKE Camp T-Shirt
  • NIKE Camp Lanyard
  • Great NIKE prizes
  • NIKE Softball Camp Graduation Certificate

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Dennis Shores
Camp Director

Dennis Shores

Dennis Shores took over as Guilford's fifth fastpitch softball head coach in January 2007, just prior to the season's start. He inherited a struggling program that won nine games the previous season and had 11 students on the roster. Entering his tenth Guilford campaign, Shores and the Quakers have rewritten the school-record books.

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Despite starting on such an ominous note, Shores coaxed the short-handed Quakers to 10 wins in 2007. Following a year of training and recruiting, Guilford won 20 games in 2008 and made the young program's second ODAC Tournament appearance. The league's softball coaches awarded Shores the 2008 ODAC Coach of the Year Award. The program took another step forward in 2009 with a school-record 26 wins and its first ODAC Tournament victory. Guilford set 46 team and individual marks that year and ranked 11th in Division III with a .971 fielding percentage. In 2010, Shores coached a club that won 28 games, received its initial NCAA regional ranking, earned the top seed in the ODAC Tournament and set or tied 34 team and individual records. Guilford enjoyed its third straight 25-win season in 2011 when the team went 26-15 and reached the ODAC Tournament.

The Quakers won a school-record 29 games in 2014 and placed third in the ODAC Tournament, a new high. Guilford also produced the program's first All-American, first-team second baseman Cynthia Hayes '14. Shores helped Guilford set or tie another 17 school standards in 2014 and saw Hayes and Marty Wilcox '15 both collect First Team All-ODAC and All-Atlantic laurels.

Shores has a 175-149-2 record in eight seasons and owns the school records for most softball coaching victories and seasons. Eleven of his students have combined for seven all-region, six all-state, one all-district and 17 All-ODAC commendations.

Shores came to Guilford after three seasons as an assistant coach at Neumann (Pa.) College, during which time the Knights compiled a 60-52 record. He worked with head coach Bill Saar and helped Neumann to its first Pennsylvania Athletic Conference title and NCAA Division III Tournament berth in 2006.

A native of Chester County, Pa., Shores founded and coached the Chester County Stars, a United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) softball program with youth teams in five age groups. He served as Tournament Director for the Stars College Showcase and as president of GGS Fastpitch. A member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, Shores hosted winter pitching clinics in the Downingtown (Pa.) area for six years and is also an experienced hitting instructor.

Shores resides in High Point, N.C., with his wife, Susan. The couple has three children and four grandchildren.

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Assistant Coach

Kelly Braman

Kelly Braman joined the Quakers’ staff in the fall of 2014. She played college softball at Western Carolina University for two seasons before transferring to the University of...

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Kelly Braman joined the Quakers’ staff in the fall of 2014. She played college softball at Western Carolina University for two seasons before transferring to the University of Memphis in 2012 to continue her career. At Western Carolina, Braman hit .315 over two seasons while starting every game as a sophomore. In her two seasons at Memphis, Braman complied a .256 batting average while playing in 107 games and only making nine errors. Braman, a Charlotte native, graduated from the University of Memphis in May of 2014 with a degree in criminal justice/criminology.

Assistant Coach

Anna Mitchell

Anna Mitchell was introduced as an assistant coach for the softball team in the fall of 2014. Mitchell played college softball at Surry Community College for two seasons before...

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Anna Mitchell was introduced as an assistant coach for the softball team in the fall of 2014. Mitchell played college softball at Surry Community College for two seasons before transferring to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to finish her undergraduate degree in history. While at Surry, she was a first team Region X pitcher in 2011.

Mitchell has served as the head coach of the North Carolina Dominators fastpitch softball and as an assistant coach for the Carolina Stars organization. With the Dominators, Mitchell started a 14 and under team for this organization and competed in 20 ASA tournaments in the Carolinas. With the Stars, she helped pitchers and catchers prepare for games and led infield drills at practice while teaching fundamentals of the game.

The Pinnacle, N.C. native spent four years (2006-2010) working with then University of North Carolina associate head coach, Beverly Smith.

Assistant Coach

Steve Tuders

Tuders joined the Quakers' staff in 2013 as a volunteer assistant coach. He grew up in Queens, N.Y., and was a four-year high school letter winner in baseball, basketball, football and...

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Tuders joined the Quakers' staff in 2013 as a volunteer assistant coach. He grew up in Queens, N.Y., and was a four-year high school letter winner in baseball, basketball, football and track. He coached baseball before starting his softball coaching career in 2004, beginning with YMCA and recreational softball. Tuders has been coaching travel softball for the past four years and directs an 18-and-under team in Greensboro with the Greensboro Batting Center. He has served as softball coach at Mendenhall Middle School since 2010 and worked at the Six Point Sports Academy in 2013. Steve and his wife of 16 years, Lisa, have two daughters who play travel softball.

Camp Details

The Guilford College Nike Softball Camp exposes softball players to a variety of infielding and outfielding drills that will improve their fundamentals. Games to showcase these newly acquired skills will be played daily.

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CHECK-IN

Check-in takes place between 11:00am-12:00pm on Sunday at the Guilford College Dorms. 

CHECK-OUT

There will be a brief award ceremony at 12:00pm. Camp concludes on Wednesday at 12:30pm. 

OVERNIGHT CAMP

Includes all softball and and night activities, all meals from dinner on Sunday to breakfast on Thursday, and double room occupancy in the dorms.

EXTENDED DAY CAMP

Includes all softball and night activities, dinner on Sunday, lunch and dinner Monday-Tuesday. Extended day campers will be picked up at 9:00pm each day aside from Wednesday when camp ends at 12:30pm.

REGISTRATION PACKET

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.​

Facilities

Guilford's softball team plays and practices on Haworth Field, located on the northwest corner of the College. The softball field was built in 2003 and has steadily received a number of enhancements, including a scoreboard, brick dugouts, a team room, increased bleacher seating and a new windscreen. 

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 a.m. Wake Up
  • 8:00 a.m. Breakfast (Overnight Campers Only)
  • 9:00 a.m. Extended Day Campers Arrive
  • 9:15 a.m. Session 1
  • 11:45 a.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Session 2
  • 4:00 p.m. Skill Workout
  • 5:00 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. Games
  • 9:00 p.m. Session 3/Free Time/Extended Day Campers Depart
  • 10:30 p.m. Lights Out

Camper Reviews

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Met a lot of great people and the staff was excellent

"Great experience. Met a lot of great people and the staff was excellent!! Hope to be able to come back next year."

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Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Thanks For Another Great Experience!

"The director and her staff were very positive and seemed to make all the girls love to play. This is our second time doing the camp and I would do it again. Thanks for another great experience and great memories."

Parent

  • 5/5.
Creative Drills

"My daughter came home from camp telling us about all these new drills she learned. These drills were creative and helped her learnĀ  the correct techniques. We will definitely be sending her back to this camp next year."

Day Camper

  • 5/5.
Can't wait to bring my teammates!

"I had such a good time at camp that this year I'm bringing some of my teammates! They saw how much I improved and want to improve as well!"

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: General Skills
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Girls
Extended $395.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $495.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: General Skills
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Girls
Extended $395.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $495.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.