Nike Softball Winter Clinic at Victory Lanes Sports Complex

Nike Softball Winter Clinic at Victory Lanes Sports Complex
Nike Softball Winter Clinic at Victory Lanes Sports Complex

Join us for a 2 day Winter Clinic at Victory Lanes Sports Complex. This is an amazing opportunity to experience an elite training environment to improve all aspects of your game. Leading this Nike Softball Camp is the Head Coach of Embry- Riddle University, Marie Thomason, Coach Thomason brings not only a wealth of experience but the enthusiasm that encourages campers to reach their softball goals and create new ones!

In addition to Coach Thomason, there will be coaches from a number of schools including; Whittier College (NCAA D3), Arizona Christian University (NAIA), Gateway CC (JUCO), South Mountain CC (JUCO), Grand Canyon University (NCAA D1), University of Benedictine-Mesa (NAIA), ERAU (NAIA). This is an amazing opportunity to train with and be seen by some of the best coaches around.

Highlights Include

  • Low camper to instructor ratio
  • Official NIKE Softball Camp T-Shirt
  • Great NIKE prizes!
  • NIKE Softball Camp Graduation Certificate
  • Top Tier coaches
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Marie Thomason
Camp Director

Marie Thomason

Marie Thomason is the Head Coach at Embry-Riddle, an Arizona native she comes to Embry-Riddle after serving most recently as an assistant coach at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. 

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Prior to Dartmouth, she served as the general manager and head coach of the Virginia Lady Aces Softball Club. Thomason oversaw team activities, practices and games while helping coordinate the day-to-day activities of the program.

In addition to her travel ball involvement, she brings several years of additional coaching experience, serving as a volunteer coach at Norfolk State University and as an assistant coach at Virginia Wesleyan College. At both of her collegiate stops she has specialized in hitting development as well as training the catchers and infielders. She was also the master instructor and conditioning program manager for Pitch a Fit, an indoor fast pitch facility in Chesapeake, VA.

Thomason spent her playing days as a catcher at Central Arizona College before moving on to Brigham Young-Hawaii where she was a three-year letter winner.  Thomason earned her Bachelor of Education from Ottawa University in 2006 and received her Masters in Exercise Science and Wellness from Old Dominion University in 2009.  She is a graduate of Cortez High School in Phoenix, AZ.  

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Karin Gadberry
Coach

Karin Gadberry

Karin Gadberry is beginning her second season as head softball coach at New Mexico Highlands, joining the athletic coaching and administrative staffs in the summer of 2013. In her lone...

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Karin Gadberry is beginning her second season as head softball coach at New Mexico Highlands, joining the athletic coaching and administrative staffs in the summer of 2013. In her lone season in Las Vegas, the Cowgirls posted an 11-39 record (7-30 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play).
 
She joined the Cowgirls from West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery, West Virginia, where she was the head coach of the Golden Bears for the three seasons (2010-2013).
 
During her time at WVU Tech, she led the Golden Bears to a school record 29 wins in 2011. Gadberry also helped to improve the team’s grade point average every year, following her high standards of dedication and leadership on the field and in the classroom.  She is the all-time leader in wins as a head coach for the Golden Bear softball program with 62 victories in three years. Her 2013 team made the school’s first-ever appearance in the USCAA College World Series and finished in fifth place.
 
Gadberry is a native of Puyallup, Washington, and graduated from Sumner High School in 2001. After high school, she signed to play softball for NCAA DI Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, La. Gadberry was one of the best power hitters and catchers in Southeastern's history.  A four-year letter winner with the Lions, Gadberry set records in a single season and career home runs, slugging percentage, walks, extra base hits, career RBI's and holds the longest hitting streak in school history. Three times she was named to the Louisiana All-State Softball team and was a two-time Southland All-Conference catcher.
 
Gadberry became an assistant coach at Southeastern after completing her bachelor’s degree in health and kinesiology. She began as the strength and conditioning coach for the Lions’ women athletes while coaching with the softball program. During her five years as an assistant at Southeastern, she developed the skills to establish and manage a winning program.
 
Her role as a strength and conditioning coach helped her form an understanding of the dedication and discipline that is required of student-athletes to excel on and off the field. Gadberry sees this as a pillar of her softball programs and instills these tools in her student-athletes, as exemplified by having coached an NFCA Scholar Athlete award winner and multiple All-Americans. She ensures that her players perform to high standards academically and that they participate in forming a bond with the community.
 
Gadberry finished her master’s degree in organizational leadership in 2012 from Columbia Southern University. She is a 2013 NCAA Women's Coaches Academy graduate and is a member of the NFCA, Alliance of Women’s Coaches and the NACWAA organization.
 
Karin is married to Alex Gadberry. Alex is currently an Intervention and Retention Coordinator here at Highlands.

Camp Details

Nike Softball Winter Clinic at Victory Lanes Sports Complex is an advanced skills-instructional, and exposure camp. There will be some top college coaches watching and instructing the session with help from college players as staff. The camp will start with an instructional portion in the morning then roll into games in afternoon. 

More Important Camp Details

CHECK-IN

Check-in will take place at 9:30am on Monday, January 2nd . 

CHECK-OUT

Check-out will take place at 3:30pm on Tuesday, January 3rd.

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.

LUNCH

Campers can bring lunch or go to the Sports bar which will be open for beverages all day- and have the grill open from 10:30-1:30pm.

Lunch Options:

$7.25 (Sub, Chips, Drink)

$9.50 Ball Park Meal (Burger, BBQ or Chicken sandwich, fries, drink)

SPECTATORS:

There is a Gate Charge for spectators age 13 and older ($2)

Facilities

Victory Lane Sports Park is Glendale, Arizona's finest recreational sports facility. The park features; 6 Lighted Ballfields, 8 White Sand Volleyball Courts, Adult League Softball and Volleyball, Youth League Baseball, Batting Cages, Children's Playground and the Victory Lane Sports Bar.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 9:30 Defensive/ Offensive Rotation
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 Games
  • 3:30 Camp ends

Camp Dates & Prices

2017 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

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