Nike Softball Camp Ohio Northern University Ada, Ohio
US Sports Camps is pleased to announce its new Ohio location, Ohio Northern University! The Ohio Northern University NIKE Softball Camp gives every camper the opportunity to work hard, refine their skills, and make new friends! Every facet of the game will be covered including hitting, fielding, base running, and game-like situations.
Directing the camp is head coach Ali Hess. Coach Hess has designed this camp specifically for softball players looking to take their game to the next level.
- 8:1 camper to coach ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
- Official NIKE Softball Camp T-Shirt
- Great NIKE prizes!
The ONU Softball Field is the home of the Ohio Northern varsity and junior varsity softball teams. It was opened for use in the spring of 1982 and includes an enclosed press box and dugouts make the facility player and media-friendly during inclement weather.
The facility has seen numerous improvements during its history - many in the last few years. The outfield fence was moved in from its original 235-foot distance to the more standard 200-foot distance to all fields in 2002. Also, a new infield surface was installed, replacing the turface/dirt mixture that tended to get very hard during dry spells.
In 2005, a new Daktronics scoreboard was installed to help players and fans keep abreast of the action on the field. Ohio Northern won an Ohio Athletic Conference record of 35 straight home games from 1985-87 and won 50 consecutive regular season home games from 1983-87.Meet your coaching staff
Ali Hess is in her first season as the head softball coach at Ohio Northern after serving as an assistant coach at ONU in 2013.
She came to ONU after a three-year stint as an assistant coach at the University of Detroit Mercy, where she coached pitchers and catchers.
The Omaha, Neb., native was a four-year letterwinner as a catcher at the University of Toledo from 2006-09.
Hess owns several Toledo records, including career fielding percentage, career hit by pitch, single season hit by pitch and 1st for single season fielding percentage.
She is also tied for 6th in career homeruns and is third for single season slugging percentage.
Hess was named an Scholar All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and was voted to the Mid-American Conference All-Freshman Team.
She received a MBA from Detroit in 2012 and a BBA degree from Toledo in 2009.
All Campers - 1:00 p.m. at TBD
Graduation is 12:00 p.m. on the last day of camp at the softball field (Parents are invited to attend). Departure is by 12:30 p.m.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30 a.m. Wake-up, breakfast (Overnight Campers)
- 8:45 a.m. Arrival at the field (Extended Day Campers), Stretching
- 9:00 a.m. Skill Development - Offensive Focus
- 11:30 a.m. Lunch/Free Time
- 1:00 p.m. Communication and Team Work Challenge
- 2:15 p.m. Skill Development - Defensive Position Play
- 4:30 p.m. Supervised Free Time
- 6:00 p.m. Dinner
- 7:00 p.m. Evening Leadership Activities
- 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
- 10:00 p.m. Campers to Rooms/Lights Out