Camp Code: SBGRIN
Monday, 1:00 p.m. – All campers
Check in takes place TBD. (Extended Day Campers will depart that evening at 9 p.m.)
Graduation will be at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday at the softball field.
US Sports Camps combines with Nike and USA/ASA Softball to offer the Nike Softball Camps sponsored by USA Softball.
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men's, Women's, Junior Boys' and Junior Girls' National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions.
Valparaiso University is a selective, independent Lutheran institution in Valparaiso, Indiana, an hour’s drive from Chicago.
Founded in 1859, Valpo offers a thorough grounding in the liberal arts as well as professional training and graduate study, helping students find their own paths to lifelong personal, spiritual, and professional growth.
Valpaiso University Softball Highlights
2013 Horizon League Tournament Champions
2013 NCAA Appearance: Michigan Regional
9 NFCA Academic All-Americans
2013 NFCA All Academic Team
5 All-Conference Athletes
Valpo Softball Field
The facility features a natural grass playing surface in the outfield and a dirt-skinned infield. The foul poles are 200 feet down both lines, with the centerfield fence 215 feet from home plate. A large scoreboard sits beyond the leftfield fence, and spacious dugouts line both the first and third baselines. The entire facility is enclosed with fencing.
The facility underwent a number of substantial upgrades prior to the 2011 campaign. An aluminum grandstand structure was built, stretching behind the backstop from dugout to dugout. The middle section features chairback seating, while other sections provide bleacher seating.
Included in the construction of the grandstand structure was an enclosed press box atop the grandstand, with room and hookups for live audio/video broadcasts. A concession area was also built at ground level into the grandstand as well. Down the left-field line, a pair of batting cages were installed, enclosed by mesh netting. On the field, the warning track and infield were renovated as well.
The Valparaiso University Softball Field hosted its first postseason event in 2012, as the Crusaders earned the right to host the Horizon League Softball Championship.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 a.m. Wake Up/Shower
- 7:30 a.m. Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
- 9:00 a.m. Extended Day Campers Arrive
- 9:15 a.m. Offensive Station Training
- 12:00 p.m. Lunch
- 1:00 p.m. Defensive Station and Position Training
- 3:30 p.m. Live Hitting/Games
- 5:30 p.m. Dinner
- 7:00 p.m. Evening Activity
- 8:30 p.m. Fitness Center Open/Free Time
- 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
- 10:00 p.m. Campers to Rooms
- 11:00 p.m. Lights Out