NIKE Softball Camp at University of Dallas Irving, Texas
Nike Softball Camps is returning to University of Dallas for another great summer! Campers have the opportunity to refine their skills, make new friends, and have fun! At camp every facet of the game will be covered including an emphasis on preparing campers for game situations.
Directing the NIKE Camp is Amber Conner. Conner makes sure each camper receives the individual attention needed to improve their game. The former Nimitz graduate and collegiate All-American begins her third season as the Head Coach of the University of Dallas Softball Team.
- 8:1 camper to instructor ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
- Official NIKE Camp T-Shirt
- NIKE Camp Lanyard
- Great NIKE prizes
- NIKE Softball Camp Graduation Certificate
Located in Irving, Texas, a city of 150,000 residents, the University of Dallas is on the northwest boundary of the city of Dallas. Centrally located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the campus is ten miles from DFW International Airport, 15 minutes from downtown Dallas and 40 minutes away from Fort Worth.
Coach Conner began her coaching career in 2002 as a Graduate Assistant at Oklahoma Christian. In 2003 she joined the University of North Texas coaching staff as the pitching and outfield coach. In 2005 Coach Conner took over head coaching duties for Decatur High School in Decatur, Texas. Coach Conner also coaches the 18U Shadows, a select softball team out of Flower Mound, Texas.
An All-State selection two years running, Coach Conner was a member of the Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State) softball program where she was selected a 1998 All-American. Coach Conner led the Bobcats to Regionals as a freshman in 1998. Posting 24 wins, she was ranked as one of the top 15 collegiate pitchers for the year. Coach Conner was named the Southland Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player in 1999 and continues to hold several school records in both pitching and hitting.
Following her coach to New Mexico State University after her freshman year, Coach Conner continued to excel on the softball diamond. She currently ranks 4th in at bats, 4th in doubles for a season, 5th in wins for a season, and 5th in innings pitched for a season.
After her 2001 season, Coach Conner chose to finish her career at Oklahoma Christian University. She led the Oklahoma Christian program to the 2002 NAIA National Tournament where she was honored as an NAIA All-American. She was also named to the NAIA All-Tournament Team, selected First Team NAIA All-Region, as well as, first team All-Sooner Athletic Conference. Coach Conner continues to hold multiple records at Oklahoma Christian University, including 41 consecutive scoreless innings pitched. She currently ranks 12th in fewest walks allowed per year in NAIA history.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:15 a.m. Wake Up
- 7:45 a.m. Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
- 8:50 a.m. Extended Day Campers Arrive
- 9:00 a.m. Warm Up/Stretch
- 9:30 a.m. Hitting Circuit
- 10:15 a.m. Baserunning Drills
- 11:45 a.m. Lunch
- 1:00 p.m. Warm Up/Stretch/Throwing Drills
- 2:15 p.m. Position Work - Break into Groups
- 3:45 p.m. Supervised Free Time/Swim
- 5:30 p.m. Dinner
- 6:30 p.m. Evening Activities/Games
- 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
- 10:00 p.m. To Rooms/Lights Out
Sunday - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Jerome Hall
Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Departure is by 3:00 p.m.