Nike Softball Camp Taylor University

Nike Softball Camp Taylor University
Nike Softball Camp Taylor University

The NIKE Softball Camps are thrilled to bring its only youth softball camp in Indiana to Taylor University this summer!

Directing the camp is Head Softball Coach at Taylor University, Brad Bowser.   Coach Bowser and his staff are anxious to get to work with each and every player to help them improve their softball skills and achieve their goals.

Highlights Include

  • Quality Instruction by College Coaches and Players
  • Low Camper to Instructor Ratios
  • Training by Position and in Small Group Settings
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Brad Bowser
Camp Director

Brad Bowser

Brad Bowser is in his seventh season at the helm of the Taylor softball program in 2017 and stands as the winningest coach in program history with a career record of 141-106. Before being named head coach, Bowser served as an assistant under former head coach Robin Lockridge.

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After a 42-17 record during the 2014 campaign, Bowser guided the Trojans to the programs first back-to-back winning seasons with a 36-16 in 2015. The team posted a 26-8 conference record, which stands as the most conference wins in a season in program history. Davis Carter earned NAIA Second-Team All-American honors, just the third Taylor player to do so, and was named to the All-Crossroads League. Joining Carter on the All-Crossroads League was Alex Lovelace, while Lauren Ehle was named Honorable Mention.

In 2014, Bowser and the Trojans completed the most successful season in program history with a final record of 42-17. Bowser was named Coach of the Year in the Crossroads League, while freshmen Lauren Ehle and Alex Lovelace earned Second-Team All-American recognition, the first Taylor players to ever do so.

The Trojans set season school records in team batting average, runs scored, hits, home runs, and RBI, among others. Taylor also won its first ever regular season league title, its first league tournament title since 1999, and capped it all off with a dramatic win over Georgetown in the NAIA National Tournament, the first win for the program on the national stage.

Before coming to Taylor, Bowser was the head softball coach for two seasons at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. His teams broke 16 school records during that span, including wins in a season, batting average, hits, runs batted in, runs scored, doubles, triples, on base percentage, slugging percentage, walks, total bases, shut-outs in a season, saves in a season and strikeouts. Four players earned All-Conference honors and eight were recognized as Academic All-Conference.

While at LeTourneau, Bowser also served as the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life.

Camp Details

At camp, all fundamentals will be covered - fielding, hitting, base-running and there will be game play each day.

More Important Camp Details

CHECK-IN

Check-in time and place TBD. 

CHECK-OUT

Check-out TBD.

REGISTRATION PACKET

A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. 

OVERNIGHT CAMP

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

EXTENDED DAY CAMP

Includes all softball and activities, dinner on Sunday, lunch and Dinner Monday-Tuesday. Extended Day campers will be picked up at 9:00 pm each day aside from Wednesday when camp ends at 11:30 am. 

Facilities

Gudakunst Field

The gifts from Donna Gudakunst fueled a three-phase renovation of the Taylor softball complex, which included the addition of a full-sized inning-by-inning scoreboard and lights that were installed prior to the start of the 2013 campaign.  The second round of improvements took place during the summer of 2013 with the addition of a new backstop and netting, along with an upgraded drainage system in the outfield for an improved playing surface. The final stage of the project was completed in the spring of 2015 and included stadium seating with over 400 seats and a full press box.

Camp Dates & Prices

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.