Nike Softball Camp Fairfield University
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At the Fairfield University Nike Softball Camp players have the opportunity to receive instruction from some of the finest instructors in the Northeast. Come join the fun at one of our biggest locations!
Our goal is to stimulate the passion for softball in young players, provide them time to work on their offensive and defensive skills, improve their technique, and have a blast while doing it!
- Professional instruction from Head Coach Brzezinski and college-aged instructors
- Excellent residential, dining, and training facilities
- Low camper to instructor ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
- Official Nike Camp T-Shirt and prizes!
- Nike Softball Camp Graduation Certificate
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Camp Director Julie Brzezinski
Julie Brzezinski begins her 21st season as the head coach of Fairfield University softball. Under her guidance, the Stags have won two of the last three Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Tournament titles (2015, 2017) and earned the school's only two trips to the NCAA tournament.View Julie Brzezinski's Bio ⟩
Last season, the Stags won four straight games in the MAAC tournament to earn the crown and went on to earn a berth to the Baton Rogue Regional where they nearly upset nationally-ranked LSU in a 2-1 game before playing McNeese State later in the torunament. In 2015, Fairfield garnered selection to the Tuscaloosa Regional where the team took on host University of Alabama and USC-Upstate.
Brzezinski starts the 2018 campaign with 794-704-5 overall record which also includes a stop at Campbell University. She owns a 549-509-5 mark as the Stags' skipper after earning a 245-195 mark at Campbell. Under her guidance, the Stags have posted six seasons with 30 or more wins and collected 25 or more victories in 16 of her 20 seasons at the helm.
She is a three-time MAAC Coach of the Year, winning the award outright in 2012 and 2004 while sharing the honor in 2002.
Brzezinski came to Fairfield with eight years experience, coaching at Campbell University in North Carolina. Brzezinski led the Fighting Camels to two Big South Conference championships (1993 and 1994), one Trans Atlantic Conference title (1995), and one TAAC runner-up finish (1996). Campbell advanced to the NCAA Regional Tournament during her tenure. She registered a 245-195 record in her eight years
Brzezinski graduated from Furman University in 1989, earning a bachelor of arts degree in business administration.
She received her master’s of education from Campbell in 1992. She played softball for four seasons while at Furman.
This camp is for softball players of all abilities ages 10-18. 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. See "More Camp Details" for further information.
2019 Camp Dates
- July 7-11 (Sunday-Thursday)
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2019 SESSION SCHEDULE
CAMP DATES: JULY 7-11 (SUN-THURS)
- Check-in: Overnight campers 3:00-4:15 p.m. and Day campers 5:45 p.m. on Sunday. See registration packet for specific location.
- Check-out: Graduation takes place at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday. Parents are invited to attend. Check out will take place immediately after.
- Day Camper Schedule: Sunday: 5:45 p.m. -8:15 p.m., Monday-Wednesday: 8:45-4:00 p.m., Thursday: 8:30- 12:00 p.m.
What's 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.
- Camp T-shirt & Nike Lanyard: All campers receive a Nike Softball Camp t-shirt and Nike Lanyard.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Low camper to coach ratio
- Players Grouped by: age and ability
- Equipment Needed: Players should supply their own glove, cleats, bat and a helmet and wear softball attire (softball pants recommended)
- Facility: Outdoor Fields. Indoor facilities available during inclement weather conditions.
- Medical Protocol: In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
- Dorm: See registration packet for specific on-campus dorm.
- Campers Per Room: 2 (unless otherwise noted in registration 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 or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel.
- Air Conditioning: No, campers are encouraged to bring a fan.
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 check out. *Discount amount varies by program. Please call for details.
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 in the Spring. Our health and release forms may require a doctor's signature (please reference your camp packet). All required forms will be collected on the first day of camp.
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/Shower
- 7:15 a.m. Breakfast (overnight campers)
- 8:45 a.m. Camp Assembly - Day campers arrive
- 9:00 a.m. Circuit Training/Station Work
- 11:00 a.m. Games/Contests
- 11:30 a.m. Break for Lunch
- 1:15 p.m. Warm Up/Camp Assembly
- 2:15 p.m. Position Work
- 3:15 p.m. Team Organization
- 4:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart/Extra Help (Except Sunday)
- 5:00 p.m. Dinner
- 6:15 p.m. Warm Up/Stretch
- 6:30 p.m. Swim Break/Evening Activites
- 10:00 p.m. In Dorms
- 10:30 p.m. Lights Out
Fairfield University, a lovely private school in suburban Fairfield just one hour from New York City, returns again as host for the Nike Softball Camp. The camp gives players of all ability levels a challenging but fun week of softball play and competition. Daily instruction takes place at Alumni Softball Field and the University’s Baseball Field.
The NIKE Softball Camp at Fairfield University gives campers the opportunity to train at the Alumni Softball Field. The field has two field-level dugouts, a bullpen in left field, and a fully-functional scoreboard. The field dimensions are 200 feet down the base lines and 225 in center field. Fans can watch the action from bleacher seating located on the first base line as well as on the grassy hill that runs from right field into center field.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Fun and exciting camp!
July 16, 2018: My daughter enjoyed meeting and making new friends and improving her skills in the position she plays.
— Jan L. Parent
I loved it!
July 14, 2018: My favorite part was that we had down time and we really got to know the people in our groups and hallways. The stations were really fun and I liked how they switched up everyday.
— Nora O. Parent
Everything was so much fun!
July 14, 2018: I really loved the slip and slide and the stations at the softball field we did in the morning!
— Claire C. Parent
All around excellent camp
July 13, 2018: Lily enjoyed the station work and playing games. She loved the scavenger hunt and said the food was excellent. She also looked up to her coach, Rizzi.
— Alicia O. Parent
Great drills to help girls improve
July 13, 2018: Eva was challenged and had fun while improving/learning new softball skills.
— Amy Parent
It was so much fun!
July 13, 2018: Emma loved all of the extra activities such as the scavenger hunt.
— Julie T. Parent
July 13, 2018: This is my daughters second year, she had a great time again. This camp always teaches her more skills and gives her more confidence!
— Sabrina K. Parent
Enjoyed all of the softball tips
July 21, 2017: My daughter had a great experience at the camp. She enjoyed all the softball tips and really enjoyed herself.
— Rachel L. Parent
Absolutely loved the experience
July 15, 2017: My daughter made friends with other campers & frelt like she made personal friends with her "buddy" & team coach. They staff helped to strengthen her love of the game & encouraged her to keep working hard. She absolutely LOVED her experience.
— Kelly F. Parent
Able to learn a lot more about the game
July 14, 2017: She gained a lot of fielding experience and certainly learned more about the game...rules, expectations, etc. I think batting expertise practice was too minimal however. The option to use the pool mid-day was wonderful and appreciated.
— Erin M. Parent
The team coaches were great!
"The team coaches were great. They kept everyone laughing and into the game, as well as provided instruction during the game which was amazing!!"
— Overnight Camper
My daughter thrived at the NIKE Softball Camp at Fairfield University!
"The camp was wonderful for my daughter. She THRIVES there and loves to play her hardest with the coaches - they are excellent. As a parent I felt so happy to be met upon arrival with happy and confident faces being the role models for young women. Her confidence has improved too! Thank you all so much."
I hope to go back every year
"The camp was very well-planned out and had a good program. The times to wakeup eat and play were reasonable and the instructors knew exactly what they were doing and taught the campers in an easy-to-understand way. I hope to go back every year!"
— Overnight Camper
The NIKE camp at Fairfield was amazing!
"The NIKE camp at Fairfield 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 softball and about being a fine 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."
My daughter felt like she became a better player
It was an awesome camp. My daughter learned a lot and felt like she became a better player. She also had lots of fun and made some friends.
Overall was an enjoyable experience
My daughter enjoyed the whole experience, but when we chose the camp I did ask if they would have a chance to focus on the position they would like to improve on and unfortunately she was looking to improve her pitching skills but she did not really do any pitching work while at camp as far as we can tell from what she had told us after camp.
This camp was an unforgettable experience for my daughter
My daughter had an experience that se would never forget and can't wait to come back next year.
The staff was fantastic
my entire experience was fantastic; the staff were all great and helpful and meeting new friends was awesome.
My daughter came back confident
"My daughter came back confident and excited to show me her new technique for fielding grounders and fly balls. I saw an improvement. She also now has ability and confidence to slide. Also she enjoyed learning new drills and liked the assessment at the end because it has given her goals to improve upon."