Nike Softball Camp Columbus State University
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Don’t miss your chance to make new friendships and receive elite level training at our Nike Softball Camp Columbus State University in Columbus, GA. Young athletes will have a great opportunity to improve in all components of the game with Director Brad Huskisson and his staff. This will be an awesome overnight experience for your camper as they get to experience what it is like to be a college athlete!
Coach Huskisson ensures a positive and encouraging atmosphere each day as campers will develop their hitting, fielding, base running, and team play to help them compete at the highest level with their schools and club teams.
Brad has been with the Lady Cougars Softball team since 2004 and the Head Coach since 2009.
- Nike Sports Camp T-Shirt, Wristband, Sticker, and Potentially Other Prizes!
- Professional Instruction from Head Coach Huskisson and Staff
- Daily Emphasis on Fundamental Development and Team Play
- Players Grouped by Age and Ability
- Low Camper to Coach Ratios
- Excellent Residential, Dining and Training Facilities
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Camp Director Brad Huskisson
Brad Huskisson begins his 17th year as the head coach of the Cougar softball team and 19th year overall at Columbus State University in the 2023-24 year. He served as interim head coach during the 2009 season and was the top assistant in the years prior.View Brad Huskisson's Bio ⟩
The Columbus State softball all-time leader in victories, Huskisson has built the Lady Cougar softball program into one of the top in the Peach Belt Conference. His teams built on toughness, intensity and determination have become a force in the Southeast Region.
The 2023 season was one of the best for Huskisson. The Cougars posted a 46-16 record, the second most wins in Columbus State softball history, while going 23-0 at Cougar Field. The team won the PBC Regular-Season Championship and hosted the PBC Tournament in Columbus. They were Runner-Ups in the PBC Tournament and in the NCAA DII Southeast Regional. The Cougars broke many records in 2023, including a CSU and PBC home run record of 101 in a season. CSU pitcher and DP legend, Hannah Rose Corbin, tied the most home runs in a season record with 23, the all-time CSU home run record and the most walks in a season for CSU and the PBC. Inside the circle, Corbin was led by Huskisson to be a two-time (back-to-back) PBC Pitcher of the Year, breaking the CSU record of most strikeouts.
In 2012 and 2013, Huskisson had his finest moments while in charge of the CSU softball program leading the Lady Cougars to the NCAA Tournament after storming to the PBC Tournament crown for two consecutive seasons.
In the 2012 PBC Tournament, hosted by CSU at Cougar Field, the Lady Cougars became the first team in PBC Tournament history to win every game in the tournament as the lowest seed in each matchup. CSU entered the tournament as the fifth seed and proceeded to take down fourth seeded Flagler, regular season champions Armstrong Atlantic State University and three-time defending PBC Tournament champions North Georgia in the championship game.
Entering the NCAA Tournament on a seven-game winning streak, the Lady Cougars defeated Augusta State 2-1 in the opening round of the Southeast Regional. After a heartbreaking 2-1 loss against North Georgia, Augusta State eliminated Columbus State from the tournament. CSU ended the season with a 40-20 record, the sixth-most wins in program history.
As the fourth seed in 2013, the Lady Cougars took down PBC Tournament host Flagler in the opening round, knocked off top-seeded Armstrong in the semifinals and routed Georgia College for a second consecutive tournament championship. The 12 runs scored by the Lady Cougars set a new PBC Tournament championship game record. CSU outscored its opponents 21-1 over the three-game tournament.
After rolling through the conference tournament, the Lady Cougars defeated Mount Olive 8-2 to open up the Southeast Regional. Columbus State then bested Armstrong for a second straight time the following day, but Armstrong dropped the Lady Cougars twice in the finals to end CSU’s season at 41-18.
The 2014 team continued the program's winning tradition in the PBC Tournament advancing to the championship game as the sixth seed. The final was cancelled due to rain keeping the Lady Cougars from an opportunity at a third consecutive championship.
Predicated on hitting the long ball, Huskisson’s teams led the PBC in home runs in 2012 and 2013. The 2012 team broke several school records including home runs by a team as the Lady Cougars sent 69 balls over the fence. The 69 home runs also broke the single-season Peach Belt Conference record.
In 2014, the Lady Cougars established a new program-best mark with 74 home runs. Nine of the top-11 individual single-season home run totals in CSU history have happened under Huskisson’s watch.
Huskisson became CSU softball's all-time leader in victories on April 21, 2018 in a 10-4 victory over Francis Marion. The win was the 319th of his career, passing his predecessor Tiffany Tootle on the all-time leaderboard.
As head coach, Huskisson has coached 28 All-Peach Belt Conference athletes in just 10 full seasons. In 2012, he coached his first NFCA All-American in Casey Googe followed by Mollie Russell in 2013.
He spent five years as the head coach at Brescia University in Kentucky prior to his arrival at CSU. While at Brescia, Huskisson took a losing program and earned conference, regional, and national attention winning 153 games in his five seasons. His first year was the only losing season he had while at Brescia. The 2004 season marked success when he led the Lady Bearcats to a 44-22 record, winning the KIAC regular season championship, the Region XII Tournament, and finishing ninth at the NAIA World Series. His 2005 squad posted a 29-16 slate and won its third-straight KIAC championship, along with the league tournament. Huskisson developed one All-America player, 13 All-Region players, and 49 All-Conference performers during his tenure at Brescia. He also produced 23 Academic All-America performers, over 100 Dean's List students and was named Region XII Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2004.
Huskisson is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and, in addition to his collegiate coaching experience, has coached at the middle and high school levels. He hosts an annual Nike Softball Camp each summer bringing softball talent from around the southeast to Columbus, in addition to serving as a speaker at camps and clinics across the region.
He resides in Columbus with his wife Robin, who is a nurse manager at Columbus Regional Healthcare. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two dogs.
Instruction will focus primarily on hitting, fielding, base-running, and game situations. You can expect high demand for these first come first serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
2023 CAMP INFORMATION
- Age Group: 8-18
- Gender: Girls
- Camp Type: Overnight | Extended Day (9:00am-9:00pm)
- Meals: Extended day campers should eat breakfast at home. Dinner is provided on Day 1. Lunch and dinner are provided on days 2 & 3. Lunch is not provided on Day 4.
- Check-in: 2:00pm on Monday for all campers at Courtyard Community.
- Check-out: Graduation takes place at 12:00pm on Thursday. Parents are invited to attend. Check-out will take place immediately after.
- Extended Day Camper Schedule: Monday 2:00pm-9:00pm, Tuesday-Wednesday 9:00am-9:00pm, Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm
Please note: Camp schedules and details may be subject to change.
Dorm: Clearview Hall
Campers Per Room: 2 per room, 4 per suite
Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
Linens: Not included. Bring linens (Twin XL) or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel.
Air Conditioning: Yes
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Daily Softball Instruction
- Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours
- Nike Sports Camp T-Shirt, Wristband, Sticker, and Potentially Other Prizes!
INSTRUCTION & FACILITY
Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio
Groupings: Campers are initially grouped by age and moved around accordingly based on skill level.
Facility: Outdoor Fields. Indoor facilities are available during inclement weather conditions.
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist.
All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING:
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
Small gym bag/backpack
Athletic clothing: t-shirt, shorts, softball pants (recommended)
Cleats & sneakers
Catchers gear (if applicable)
Packed lunch and snacks
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY:
Athletic clothing mentioned above
Comfortable off-field clothing: pants, shorts, shirts, sweatshirts
Personal items & medications
Washcloth and bath towel
Pillow, pillowcase, bed sheets, comforter or sleeping bag
Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
Nike Softball Camps does not provide transportation from airports, train stations or bus depots. If you have a child flying to camp, please arrange a shuttle or taxi service.
If you have a group of campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a discount. Please have someone contact the US Sports Camps office at 1-800-645-3226 with the names of each camper in the group and we will create a unique discount code for your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during checkout. *Discount amount varies by program. Please call for details.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
NIKE SOFTBALL CAMP FAQ
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Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake Up
- 7:45am Breakfast
- 8:50am Extended Day Campers Arrive
- 9:00am Session 1
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 1:15pm Session 2
- 3:30pm Supervised Free Time
- 5:15pm Dinner
- 6:30pm Session 3
- 9:30pm Evening Activity
- 11:00pm Lights Out
Nestled in Georgia's Chattahoochee River Valley, just 2 hours south of Atlanta, Columbus State University offers beautiful surroundings and top notch facilities for softball players. Campers train on the home field of the lady cougars. The CSU facility is known widely as one of the best surfaces in the region, and possibly the country. It has been used as a practice facility by numerous national and international teams in various competitions in Columbus, including the US Olympic Team, 1996 Gold Medalists.
June 26, 2022: The level of independence my daughter got to experience while feeling secure. She loved the pool time (of course) and the friendly competitions.
June 26, 2022: The smile on my daughter's face. She loves the experience the camp offered her and is ready for next year's camp.
July 15, 2023: My daughter loved the scrimmages and the fun activities, pool time, breaks. And the food was great!
June 30, 2022: Our daughter loved the independence of staying in the dorms with her friends.
June 22, 2023: How happy my daughter was each day!
This is Jackson's favorite camp
My daughter came out of her shell, made new friends and got to learn more techniques and how to adjusts some things with her skills.
— Parent of Attendee from This Camp in 2022
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.