University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio, Texas
Join NIKE Softball Camps at its new Texas location, University of the Incarnate Word! This camp gives campers of all abilities the opportunity to refine their skills, meet new friends, and have fun!
The NIKE Softball Camp at University of the Incarnate Word will be directed by head coach Amanda Gamboa. Coach Gamboa took over the reigns of the Incarnate Word softball program in the summer of 2012 after serving the previous season as the top assistant coach.
- 8:1 camper to instructor ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
- Official NIKE Camp T-Shirt
- Great NIKE prizes
- NIKE Softball Camp Graduation Certificate
University of the Incarnate Word
Incarnate Word’s 154-acre campus is just minutes from downtown San Antonio in Alamo Heights. The Alamo Heights area is filled with a variety of tourist attractions including the Witte Museum, the McNay Art Museum, the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, and Brackenridge Park. Brackenridge Park is home to the San Antonio Zoo and the Japanese Tea Gardens, and is filled with trails and other scenic areas to run, walk, or just enjoy an afternoon picnic or barbeque. In addition to being located in one of the most picturesque parts of the city, UIW’s welltended grounds, trees, blooming flowers, and classic architecture, provide a comfortable environment to study, think, and just hang out with friends.
NIKE Softball Campers will train on the Cardinals softball field, which came ready for use in the late 1980s. In the winter of 2001-2002, the field was lighted for night play for the first time. That project, moved the fences to 200 feet down both foul lines and 210 feet to straightaway center field. Cardinals Field in the last decade has hosted numerous tournaments at all levels including the annual UIW Alamo Invitation which attracts more than 20 top collegiate teams from around the nation.
With permanent seating to accommodate 250 fans, the field is situated in a way that tailgating around the outfield fence has become a Cardinals tradition. The field is immediately adjacent to the McDermott Center.
The field itself is covered with common Bermuda grass, and like other outdoor facilities at UIW is overseeded with a combination of rye and fescue for winter play. A naturally wooded area beyond the outfield fence provides an excellent hitting background during games.Meet your coaching staff
Previously she worked the spring of 2011 as a volunteer assistant coach after graduating from UIW in December of 2010 with her master’s degree in kinesiology.
A native of El Paso, Gamboa played two seasons at Angelo State where she earned her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. At ASU she was an All-Lone Star Conference performer and was all-tournament as her senior year team finished 50-9 while winning the LSC South Division, the LSC tournament and reaching the final game of the regional tournament.
Prior to Angelo State she played two years at El Paso Community College where she was all-conference both seasons. In 2000 her team posted the best record in school history, 50-17, on the way to conference, region and district titles and a trip to the national tournament.
After her collegiate days were complete, Gamboa played on the 2005 Mexican National Team in the Pan American Fast Pitch Softball Tournament in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Thirteen countries competed and she was named to the all-tournament team and was voted the MVP among outfielders.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 a.m. Wake Up/Shower
- 7:30 a.m. Breakfast (overnight campers)
- 8:30 a.m. Walk to Fields
- 8:45 a.m. Camp Assembly/Extended Day Campers Arrive
- 9:00 a.m. Dynamic Warm-Up/Stretch
- 9:15 a.m. Station Work
- 11:00 a.m. Games/Contests
- 11:30 a.m. Lunch
- 1:15 p.m. Camp Assembly/Warm Up
- 2:15 p.m. Position Work
- 3:15 p.m. Team Organization
- 4:00 p.m. Extra Help
- 5:00 p.m. Dinner
- 6:15 p.m. Warm Up/Stretch
- 6:30 p.m. Games
- 8:30 p.m. Evening Activities
- 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
- 10:00 p.m. In Dorms
- 10:30 p.m. Lights Out
Includes all softball and night activities, dinner on Monday, lunch and dinner Tuesday/Wednesday. Extended day campers will be picked up at 9:00pm.
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.