Nike Softball Camp Embry Riddle University
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Nike Softball Camps is back for another year at Embry Riddle University. We are happy to welcome new and returning campers for an action packed four days. This camp is a favorite among many for its balance between hard work and fun. Players leave this camp with improved skills, a higher self-confidence, and new friends!
Join Nike Camp Director and former "Coach of the Year" Sandra Wente for a week to remember.
- Nike Sports Camp T-Shirt, Wristband, Sticker, and Potentially Other Prizes!
- Professional instruction from former Central Arizona Head Coach Sandra Wente and college-aged instructors
- Daily Emphasis on Fundamental Development and Team Play
- Excellent Residential, Dining, and Training Facilities
- Low Camp/Staff Ratio
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Camp Director Sandra Wente
She was an assistant to Craig Nicholson from 1996-2000 and in 2005. She also was part of two National Championships in 1997 and 1999 at Central Arizona College. As Head Coach she coached 5 ALL-Americans and 32 Conference and Regional Standouts and was an instrumental part in guiding her sophomores to the next level.View Sandra Wente's Bio ⟩
Had the privilege in coaching Deanna Mauer in 2007, All-American and NJCAA ALL-Star who helped the 2007 team to a Runner-Up finish in the Regional Championship she went on to play at Son Jose State University. Coached Player of the Year in 2011 Jamie Prussic, who lead the ACCAC her sophomore season in all but one offensive category. She led the NJCAA in homeruns with 30 in one season. In addition, coached Nicole Bryan who as a sophomore stole 67 bases she went on to play at the University of Arizona. Her coaching experience over the past 16 years has ranged from participating in many college camps across the country as an instructor which include Arizona State University, University of Oklahoma, Stanford University, California State Northridge and University of Oregon youth camps and for several years was involved in ASA Junior Olympic softball camps. She is also an active member of the NFCA and has coached numerous NFCA All-Americans.
In the summer 2010, she joined the USA Baseball team as a coach and traveled internationally to compete in The World Cup of Baseball in Maracay, Venezuela. The Team won the Bronze Metal. In 2011, she was asked back to USA trails to scout and be a part of the 2012 USA team selections. Sandra has also been Head Softball Coach at Hutchinson Community College (2002-2004) and an Assistant Coach at Odessa College (2005), where Odessa finished 3rd at the National Tournament in Kissimmee Florida in 2005. After finishing her softball career at New Mexico State under then Head Coach Rick Gamez who played baseball at Central in 1984 she played two years of professional baseball as a catcher and led the league in hitting both years with a 419 average.
Assistant Director Bryanne Norris
Bryanne Norris is entering her 6th season after becoming the Head Softball Coach at Chandler Gilbert Community College, in Chandler, Arizona in 2016. Norris completed her second season with the Coyotes with a record of 18-30 during regular season and making their first appearance at Regionals since 2012.View Bryanne's Bio ⟩
Before CGCC, she spent seven years at Grand Canyon University from 2008-2015. Norris was responsible for the development of pitchers and catchers, all administrative duties, and all aspects of recruiting. During her time at GCU, she coached at the Division II level (2008-2013) and the Division I level (2014 and 2015). In 2014, GCU’s inaugural year at the Division I level, they were crowned WAC Regular Season Champions with a record of 12-3 in conference and 27-21 overall. In 2015, the squad posted 28 wins and garnered a second-place finish in the WAC with a 9-6 record. At the Division II level, GCU had back-to-back postseason appearances in 2012 and 2013. GCU went to the post season for the first time in 2010 when they had a school-record 42 wins. The program hit the 40-win mark for the second time in 2013.
Norris played collegiately at Notre Dame de Namur University for two years, hitting .289 with three home runs, 30 RBI, 13 doubles and two triples as a senior. She had a career-high seven RBI in a game against BYU-Hawai'i. Norris spent her first two years at Paradise Valley Community College, and was named the team's top defensive player as a catcher. She played at Glendale Mountain Ridge High School, earning three all-region honors and has worked various camps at NDNU, PVCC, Mountain Ridge, and offered lessons while serving as a volunteer coach for local club teams.
Norris graduated from Paradise Valley Community College with an Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in psychology in 2006. At Notre Dame de Namur University, Norris received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2008. In 2010 Norris received a Master of Science in Leadership from Grand Canyon University.
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. You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2024 CAMP INFORMATION
- Dates: July 7-10, 2024
- Age Group: 8-14
- Gender: Girls
- Camp Types: Overnight, Day Camp
- Meals: All meals are provided for overnight campers. Dinner is provided for day campers on day 1, and lunch is provided on days 2-3.
2024 CAMP SCHEDULE
- Check-in: Overnight campers 1:00pm and Day campers 2:30pm on Sunday at Hall 3 (Mingus Mountain Complex)
- Check-out: Graduation takes place at 12:00pm on Wednesday. Parents are invited to attend. Check-out will take place immediately after.
- Day Camper Schedule: Sunday 2:30pm-9:00pm, Monday-Tuesday 9:00am-4:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm
- Dorm: Mingus Mountain Complex
- Campers Per Room: 2 (unless otherwise noted in the information packet)
- 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) or a sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel.
- Air Conditioning: Yes.
INCLUDED IN THE FEE
- Daily Softball Instruction
- Overnight Campers: Dormitory Housing on Campus and All Meals are provided.
- Day Campers: Lunch will be provided.
- Supervision: Staff members reside in rooms strategically placed throughout the dorm to provide optimal supervision, and participate in all activities.
- 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
- 7:00 a.m. Wake-up, breakfast (Overnight Campers)
- 8:45 a.m. Arrival at the field (Day Campers), Stretching
- 9:00 a.m. Individual Instruction and Drill Work
- 11:30 a.m. Lunch/Free Time
- 1:00 p.m. Position play and Games
- 4:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart, Free Time, Visit with Friends
- 5:00 p.m. Dinner
- 6:15 p.m. Chalk Talks/Relax
- 8:30 p.m. Evening Activity
- 10:00 p.m. Back to Rooms/Lights Out
Embry Riddle University is located just 90 miles northwest of Phoenix. This beautiful campus covers 539 acres of high-altitude western terrain,with campus life centered in a one-mile area. Campers will have the opportunity to reside in the dorms in the center of campus and train at nearby Pioneer Softball Multi Field Sports Complex.
July 16, 2023: Her highlight of this camp was being able to ask the coaches for help and they would show her or explain to her what she needed help in.
July 14, 2023: My daughter loved drills and meeting new like minded girls who enjoyed softball, she also thought the staff was amazing.
July 12, 2023: Making new friends meeting the head coach, and getting experience from college softball players.
July 17, 2023: Staff was able and willing to work with parents.
July 12, 2023: The coaches were great!
He loved it!
My somewhat reserved 13 year old had so much to say about this camp. She met new friends and loved the "real game" experience and position specific drills. Most important from my perspective, she is looking forward to attending next year! She also reported the food was excellent!
— 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.