Nike Softball Camp Amherst College
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Nike Softball Camps are excited to return to Amherst College and host two weeks of camp in July. This softball camp provides the ideal environment to improve your skills, make new friends, and have fun!
Directing the program is Coach Kacey Schmitt who returns for her eighth year as a NIKE Softball Camp director.
- 8:1 camper to instructor ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
- Official NIKE Camp T-Shirt
- Great NIKE prizes
- NIKE Camp Lanyard
- NIKE Softball Camp Graduation Certificate
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Camp Director Kacey Schmitt
Kacey has been the varsity softball coach for Amherst Regional High School in Amherst, MA for over 16 years. She has been the director of softball and volleyball summer sports camps for the town of Amherst for 24 years, and runs sports clinics for young players with the assistance of her varsity athletes.View Kacey Schmitt's Bio & Softball Tips ⟩
Many of her former players have gone on to successful college softball careers with programs such as Boston College, East Carolina University, UMass, Western New England College, Skidmore, Lesley College, and others. She will be assisted at camp by some of these college players.
Most recently, Kacey has led her softball teams to three Western Massachusetts Championships and a state finals appearance in 2011. Over the past 7 seasons, her softball teams have compiled a 126-32 record, and have been Valley Wheel League champions 6 of those 7 years.
Softball Tips by Kacey Schmitt:
This camp is for softball players of all abilities ages 9-18. Instruction will focus primarily on hitting, specific position fielding, base-running, and game situations. In addition, pitchers will have the opportunity to work with pitching instructors.
Please note: This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health.Show Less See More Camp Details
Check in at 1:00-2:00pm at North Dorms
Check out at 12:00pm from North Dorms
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. The state of Massachusetts requires a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
Includes all softball and night activities, all meals from dinner on Sunday to breakfast on Thursday, and double room occupancy in the dorms.
EXTENDED DAY CAMP
Includes all softball and activities, dinner on Sunday, lunch and dinner Monday-Wednesday Day campers will be picked up at 8:30pm each day aside from Thursday when camp ends at 11:30am.
Includes all softball and day activities, dinner on Sunday, lunch Monday-Wednesday. Day campers will be picked up at 3:30pm each day aside from Thursday when camp ends at 11:30am.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 a.m. Wake Up
- 7:15 a.m. Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
- 8:45 a.m. Day and Extended Day Campers Arrive/Warm-up/throwing and fielding mechanics
- 9:00 a.m. Group Training Drills and Contests
- 10:15 a.m. Defensive Position Training
- 11:15 a.m. Lunch
- 12:00pm Free time
- 12:45 p.m. Varsity talks
- 1:00 p.m. Offensive and Skill Station Circuit Training
- 3:30 p.m. Day Campers Depart
- 4:00 p.m. Free time/swim
- 5:00 p.m. Dinner/free time
- 7:00 p.m. Games and activities
- 8:30 p.m. Extended day campers depart
- 11:00 p.m. Lights out!
Amherst College, a quintessential New England campus, provides the perfect setting for this five day Nike Softball Camp. Located an easy drive from Boston, Amherst’s facilities feature a 70’ x 12’ batting tunnel and the “Cage,” an indoor facility with batting and pitching tunnels.
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July 20, 2017: My daughter enjoyed meeting new people and the options for food were great.
— Raquel V. Parent
Staff was professional and organized
July 21, 2017: Granddaughter had a great experience, thought the staff very prepared and age appropriate drills for different age groups and camp director very prepared, very professional and very friendly.
— David A. Parent
Fantastic group of counselors and coaches
September 26, 2017: Can't speak highly enough of the counselors and coaches. The focus on individual skills and BMR's is spot-on.
— Andrea G. Parent
Great experience at first sleep away camp
July 25, 2017: This was my daughter’s first Sleep-away camp! She had a great time and loves her friend/roommate even more now! This camp was a huge step in her softball and social skills as a 12 year old! I cannot thank you enough! Kendall wants to come back next year!
— Erika S. Parent
The staff emphasized effort and a positive attitude
July 20, 2017: My daughter has been to several overnight camps. She loved this camp! No issues at all! Campers were great and staff was great!! I loved how the staff emphasized effort and positive attitude!
— Beth R. Parent
Great mix of softball and activities
September 26, 2017: We loved that the girls got a lot of softball time but the counselors also split it up with other fun activities.
— Angela G. Parent
My daughter had fun while learning
My daughter had so much fun, while learning important softball skills. We will definitely be signing her up again!
— Kim M.
Already wanting to return!
"My daughter loved camp!! Learned some new skills and friends. She is already asking to go back next year"
— Julie D.
No changes needed, great camp
My daughter's highlights were how she got better at batting and throwing she feels more confident. Everything was great just how it was.
— Aliz G.
Got my daughter out of her shell
My daughter came out of her shell, made new friends and learned a lot from the coaches.
— Brittney W.
Knowledgeable and helpful staff
"Wonderful, cheerful, knowledgeable staff and counselors on a beautiful campus. Very helpful instruction and good advice"
— Michelle G.
My daughter will be sleeping over next time
My daughter had a great experience at this year's camp and can't wait to go again next year and sleep over this time.
Got to work on my pitching
I really liked all the counselors, and meeting new friends. Working with someone special on my pitching was very helpful. Everyone was very nice, and I was not so nervous this year like last year.
Recommend overnight camp t get the full experience
Fun. Felt like I was missing out on a little as a day camper. We suggest that if you do two different weeks of camp, have one week for younger kids (9-12ish) and one week for the older kids (13-18). As an older camper, I would find this more challenging and I think I would learn more.
— Day camper
Loved camp despite the heat
Despite the heat, my daughter loves the softball camp. The counselors were great and she had a lot of fun. During the final day games, perhaps the younger players could play an actual game on the diamond with the respective beginning pitchers, catchers, etc. from the week. Consider extending the day an hour to give them a chance to play as the older kids versus up on the grass with counselors doing the leg work.
Significant improvements on defense
I am the campers parent and my daughter really enjoyed the camp. She has made significant improvements on defense but there wasn't too learned honestly on the offence / hitting side of things. She REALLY needed to have more work on her timing and hitting various speed pitches. I think she still struggles as much with this after camp as she did before.
Fantastic overnight experience
What a fantastic experience for a first overnight camp. Excellent staff, great facility, quality instruction and new, lasting friendships.
— Overnight camper
Great pitching instruction
Pitching instruction was very helpful. Pitching and hitting in game situations would make for an even better experience.
Great encouragement at my daughter's first year of camp
This was my daughters 1st year at camp and she loved it. She got lots of encouragement and feels more confident in her overall skill level. She is looking forward to coming back next year.
Appreciate the coaching
I appreciated all the work the coaches put in to working with me
Staff made me feel welcome
The counselers were great! They made me feel welcome and we had a lot of fun.
I learned new skills from the staff and the other campers.
"The softball camp helped me refresh my softball skills and it gave me the opportunity to learn new ones from both the staff members and the teammates that I played with. I had a great experience and definitely would recommend this camp to others."
— Overnight Camper
My daughter had a great time meeting new friends
"My daughter had a great time meeting new friends. She said the food was great! She had so much fun that she wants to go back next summer."
The camp was amazing.
"The NIKE camp at Amherst was AMAZING! The camp far exceeded our expectations and I will recommend several of the conditioning drills to my Varsity coach so my High School team can benefit from them as well. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING EXPERIENCE!"
— Overnight Camper
Taught My Daughter More Softball & Being A Young Lady
"I cannot put into words the experience my daughter gained from going to the camp. She not only learned skills in softball but how to be a better young lady. The morals and values the staff brought to the camp were extraordinary. We looked at sending her to another camp and decided on the NIKE Camp for convenience and I am so glad we did. She was going to be a day camper but when we got there she saw some friends and we were able to change her to be an overnight camper. I will highly recommend this camp to anyone who is interested in gaining skills and personal growth. We look forward to next year!!"
"My daughter came home from camp telling us about all these new drills she learned. These drills were creative and helped her learn the correct techniques. We will definitely be sending her back to this camp next year."
Can't wait to bring my teammates!
"I had such a good time at camp that this year I'm bringing some of my teammates! They saw how much I improved and want to improve as well!"
— Day Camper