Nike Softball Camp College of Brockport

Nike Softball Camp College of Brockport
Nike Softball Camp College of Brockport

Join NIKE Softball Camps this summer and come to upstate New York for a week long softball camp that will enhance your game! Camp will be directed by the University of Rochester softball staff and all facets of the game will be covered - hitting, fielding, base-running and team play!

"We hope that every camper learns a new skill and comes away with a once and a lifetime experience!" - Coach Margaret Yerdon-Grange

Highlights Include

  • 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

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Margaret Yerdon-Grange
Camp Director

Margaret Yerdon-Grange

Margaret Yerdon reached 132 wins in the 2014 season. Margaret Yerdon was named the head softball coach in July of 2009. She took over for Michelle Burrell, who accepted the head coaching position at Binghamton University. Prior to her appointment, she was an assistant coach for five seasons.

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In her first season as the head coach of the Yellowjackets, the team finished 22-19, with a 7-1 mark at home. She saw five of her players were named to the UAA's All-Association team, while seven were named to the All-Liberty League team.

Yerdon was an assistant coach under Jeanine Gunther on the 2004 team, which set a single-season victory record (27-18) and reached the ECAC playoffs, its first-ever post-season appearance.

Rochester built on that success when Burrell arrived for the 2006 season. Yerdon spent four years as the pitching coach for Burrell. In that time, Rochester posted an overall record of 117-50, made three consecutive NCAA playoff appearances, won four conference titles, and set single-season victory record for three straight seasons (28 in 2007, 32 in 2008, 33 in 2009).

Yerdon and Burrell were named the Coaching Staff of the Year by the University Athletic Association in 2007 and by the Liberty League in 2007 and 2009. Yerdon’s work with the pitching staff was rewarded handsomely in the last two years. Rochester had the Liberty League Pitcher of the Year in 2008 and 2009 and an All-American in 2009.

Yerdon was a graduate assistant coach at Binghamton in 2003 while pursuing her master’s degree in Social Sciences with a concentration in Public Administration. She earned a BA in English and Sociology in 2001 from Binghamton.

She participated in BU’s transition from Division III (1997) to Division I status (in 2000) receiving accolades for her playing skills at every level. She was a Division II NFCA All-Region selection in 1999 plus the NECC All-Conference Pitcher of the Year in 1999 and 2000.

In 2002, she was named the America East All-Conference Designated Player. Yerdon was selected as the team MVP in 1999 and 2002. She is Binghamton’s career record holder in strikeouts (431) and earned run average (1.40).

She received a Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies in May, 2009 from the Susan B. Anthony Institute of the University of Rochester. She is pursuing her PhD in Education with a Concentration in Educational Policy and Theory.

Yerdon is an alumnus of Sandy Creek (N.Y.) High School. She was selected as one of the Top 100 North Country athletes by the Watertown Times in 2007.

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Coach

Nicole Osovski

Osovski joined the Yellowjacket softball staff in the summer of 2013 after completing a successful four year career on the diamond for Division I Hofstra University.  While playing...

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Osovski joined the Yellowjacket softball staff in the summer of 2013 after completing a successful four year career on the diamond for Division I Hofstra University.  While playing for the Pride, she helped the team win the Colonial Athletic Association crown in 2010, 2012 and 2013.  The 2012 team reached the NCAA Super Regionals where they would fall to the University of South Florida.
 
In her career, she appeared in 77 games for the Pride, providing a solid glove at first base ending with a career .985 fielding percentage in 261 chances.
 
She earned multiple scholarships while at Hofstra and was a Scholar Athlete All-American in addition to being a member of the SAAC (president as a senior).  She graduated in 2013 with a dual degree in Elementary Education and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
 
Since 2009, Osovski has been active in volunteer coaching, teaching youth the basics of softball at both the Conklin Raiders Softball Clinic in Conklin, NY and at the RBI Camp in Endwell, NY.
 
Osovski attended Maine-Endwell High School where she was a 3-sport athlete, participating in softball, basketball and soccer.  She was a two-time All-State selection and ended her softball career with over 1,000 strikeouts on the mound. 

Karen DiTucci
Coach

Karen DiTucci

DiTucci joined the Rochester coaching staff in mid-summer, 2010. She earned four letters in softball (2003-06 seasons) at Central Michigan University, an NCAA Division 1 Institution...

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DiTucci joined the Rochester coaching staff in mid-summer, 2010. She earned four letters in softball (2003-06 seasons) at Central Michigan University, an NCAA Division 1 Institution participating in the Mid-American Conference.

DiTucci started 185 of her 188 career games played, and most of the time she was CMU’s leadoff hitter and second baseman. She ended her career with 61 stolen bases, which ranks sixth in Chippewa history. As a junior, DiTucci hit a career-best .264 with 19 stolen bases. She graduated in May 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.

DiTucci spent the 2007 season as a student assistant at CMU. She moved into the full-time assistant position for the 2008 and 2009 season where she worked primarily with the hitters, outfielders and infielders, along with off campus recruiting.

A native of Morton Grove, Ill., DiTucci prepped at Niles West High School. She was a four-time all-conference pick while also earning all-area and team MVP honors. Karen earned varsity letters in softball (four), basketball (four) and cross country (four).

Camp Details

The Nike Softball Camp at the College of Brockport will be directed by Margaret Yerdon-Grange with University of Rochester assistant coach Karen DiTucci leading instruction on the field each day. Both coaches have a winning track record and proven ability to help every softball player improve their skills and develop their talents further. 

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Check in

12:00pm at the College of Brockport dorms.

Check out

There will be a graduation ceremony at 1:30pm Check out is immediately following.

Extended Day Camp

Includes all softball and night activities, dinner on Sunday, lunch and dinner Monday/Tuesday and lunch on Wednesday. Extended day campers will be picked up at 9:00pm Sunday-Tuesday and at 2:00pm on Wednesday. 

Overnight Camp

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

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

The College at Brockport’s baseball and softball teams play their home games at the beautiful Clark V. Whited Complex, one of the finest baseball/softball facilities in the region.

With its lush grass and well-maintained infield, the Clark V. Whited baseball field is a top-notch facility. The complex was dedicated in Mr. Whited’s honor during a 2002 ceremony. Mr. Whited coached Brockport’s varsity baseball squad for 22 years and helped initiate the sport management program at Brockport in the early 1970s. Mr. Whited was inducted into the Golden Eagles Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985.

Adjacent to the baseball diamond is another gem, Brockport’s softball field, which in addition to boasting of a beautiful playing surface also features a press box, scoreboard and bleacher seating along either baseline.

Both Brockport teams have experienced tremendous success playing at the Clark V. Whited Complex. Baseball sports a 64-25 record since the 2004 season while softball has compiled a 51-28 mark since 2005.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 a.m. Wake Up/Shower
  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast (overnight campers)
  • 8:30 a.m. Walk to Fields
  • 8:45 a.m. Camp Assembly/Extended Day Campers Arrive
  • 9:00 a.m. Dynamic Warm-Up/Stretch
  • 9:15 a.m. Station Work
  • 11:00 a.m. Games/Contests
  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m. Camp Assembly/Warm Up
  • 2:15 p.m. Position Work
  • 3:15 p.m. Team Organization
  • 4:00 p.m. Extra Help
  • 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

Camper Reviews

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
The Coaches Were Great!

"My daughter raved about the instructors - fun and really enjoy the game."

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Parent

  • 4/5.
Great Evaluation!

"The camper evaluation forms were great because they showed individual strengths and weaknesses."

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
I Hope To Go Back Every Year

"The camp was very well-planned out and had a good program. The times to wakeup eat and play were reasonable and the instructors knew exactly what they were doing and taught the campers in an easy-to-understand way. I hope to go back every year!"

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 learn  the correct techniques. We will definitely be sending her back to this camp next year."

Parent

  • 5/5.
Taught My Daughter More Softball & Being A Young Lady

"I cannot put into words the experience my daughter gained from going to the camp. She not only learned skills in softball but how to be a better young lady. The morals and values the staff brought to the camp were extraordinary. We looked at sending her to another camp and decided on the NIKE Camp for convenience and I am so glad we did. She was going to be a day camper but when we got there she saw some friends and we were able to change her to be an overnight camper. I will highly recommend this camp to anyone who is interested in gaining skills and personal growth. We look forward to next year!!"

Extended 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 (9 A.M. - 9 P.M.) $435.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $535.00
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.