Nike Softball Camp Rockville Centre

Nike Softball Camp Rockville Centre

Nike Softball Camps are thrilled to announce our new location on Long Island at the Bob Klein Softball Field in the Dean G. Skelos Sports Complex in Rockville Centre.

For years, the NIKE Softball Camps have offered its youth softball camp for girls on Long Island.   This summer we offer two weeks of outstanding softball instruction lead by college coaches who hope to bring a whole new level of confidence and training to each and every player.

Highlights Include

  • College Level Coaches and Players
  • Low Camper to Instructor Ratios
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
  • Official Nike Softball Camp T-Shirt
  • Nike Prizes and Graduation Certificates
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Danielle Fazzolare (6/26-29)/Julie Brzezinski (7/17-20)
Camp Director

Danielle Fazzolare (6/26-29)/Julie Brzezinski (7/17-20)

Danielle Fazzolare was named head softball coach in November 2015.

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"Danielle is a great addition to the St. Joseph's team," remarked Winnicker. "Her enthusiasm and knowledge of the game is palpable, and I believe the women will form an immediate rapport with her. Her hiring is another step in our continued efforts to raise the competitive bar of every sport at the College."

In Fazzolare's second season with the Bears they ended the season just outside of playoff position in seventh place with an 8-10 record in conference that matched the sixth place team and an 18-12 overall record, doubling her wins from the previous year, along with that, four of her plays received accolades by the skyline conference.

"I am very thankful for the opportunity to impart my passion for the game onto my athletes and develop players into champions," commented Fazzolare, "and I look forward to the challenge of making the Lady Bears a contender in the Skyline Conference."

As a collegiate player from 2006 to 2009, Fazzolare was a member of the Ithaca College softball team. During her tenure, the Bombers were ranked nationally, capturing two Empire 8 Conference titles and making three NCAA Division III Nationals appearances, while reaching the NCAA Division III World Series in 2006 and 2008.

Prior to Ithaca, the Long Island native was a 5-year letterman as a starting pitcher and second baseman at Plainedge High School in Massapequa. A three-year captain for the Devils, Fazzolare received Nassau County Softball Association All-Division in 2003, All-Conference in 2004 and 2005 and All-County in 2006 and named team MVP her senior season.

She is just the second head coach in SJC Brooklyn history, and inherits one of the more successful athletic programs at the College, compiling a 287-175-3 over its first 14 seasons. In Fazzolare's first season at the helm in 2016—the team's first season competing in the Skyline Conference—the team finished 9-17 overall and in eighth place.

Fazzolare resides in Massapequa and works as an adapted physical education teacher in the NYC Department of Education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in health education and physical education from Ithaca College and a Masters of Arts in intellectual disability/autism & childhood/middle childhood education from Columbia University.

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Tony Vertuccio - June 26-29
Co-Director

Tony Vertuccio - June 26-29

Vertuccio brings 15 years of coaching experience to Brooklyn joining the Bears staff as assistant softball coach in December 2016. 

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He most recently served as assistant varsity head softball coach of Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, N.Y. helping the Tornadoes to the playoffs for the first time in 14 years this past season. The resident of Sayville, N.Y. also is the head coach for the Long Island Surge 16-and-under travel team.

In the summer of 2015, Vertuccio took a team to Greece and Italy to help promote the sport of softball in Europe.

Vertuccio also has previous stops at Sayville High School, Fiorello LaGuardia High School, Great Neck South High School, St. Dominic High School and Hempstead High School. He helped Sayville to the Long Island Championship in 2003 and led LaGuardia to the playoffs for the first time in eight years in 2006.

In addition to coaching softball, Vertuccio also is the boys' varsity bowling head coach at Rocky Point High School.

He received a Bachelors of Science in Physical Education from C.W. Post (now LIU Post) in 2002 and a Masters in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Stony Brook University in 2007.

Julie Brzezinski - 7/17-20
Camp Director

Julie Brzezinski - 7/17-20

(20 yr. NIKE Director) Julie Brzezinski enters her 20th 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.

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Julie Brzezinski is in her 20th season as Fairfield University's head softball coach, having taken over the program in the spring of 1998. During her time at the helm, the Stags averaged 28 wins per season, advanced to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament 17 times, and posted 12 winning campaigns. In 2015, she led Fairfield to its second MAAC championship and the program's first NCAA Tournament bid.

The Stags captured the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season title in six of the last ten 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 18 campaigns.  Brzezinski owns a 496-458-5 record at Fairfield, which includes this year’s 25-22 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.

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
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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.

Camp Details

This camp is designed for softball players ages of 7-18 of all abilities. Campers will be evaluated on the first day of camp and placed into groups based on age and ability. 

More Important Camp Details

CHECK-IN

Check-in takes place between 8:45-9:00am Monday to Thursday at Bob Klein Field.  Please bring a bag lunch each day.

CHECK-OUT

Camp concludes at 3:00pm Monday to Thursday.

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

Bob Klein Field

Klein Field is on Peninsula Boulevard – the Northern entrance to RVC, only about 300 yards from EXIT #19 on the Southern State Parkway.  In addition to the NCAA spec FieldTurf and clay softball field, Klein has two (2) dual mound enclosed bullpens, a two (2) tunnel batting cage, and an FieldTurf “Munchkin Field” with 50 foot painted bases.  Two (2) bathroom facilities.

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: General Skills
Age Group: 7 - 18
Gender: Girls
Day 9 A.M. - 3 P.M. $375.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
Programs: General Skills
Age Group: 7 - 18
Gender: Girls
Day 9 A.M. - 3 P.M. $375.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camps. See "Camp Details" above for more specific information.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.