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. Directing the camp is Fairfield University Softball Head Coach, Julie Brzezinski. 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!
- Nike Sports Camp T-Shirt, Wristband, Sticker, and Potentially Other Prizes!
- Professional instruction from Head Coach Brzezinski and staff
- Daily Emphasis on Fundamental Development and Team Play
- Players Grouped by Age and Ability
- Low Camper to Coach Ratios
- Excellent Training Facilities
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Camp Director Julie Brzezinski
Julie Brzezinski begins her 25th season as the head coach of Fairfield University softball. Under her guidance, the Stags have won two of the last four Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Tournament titles (2015, 2017) and earned the school's only two trips to the NCAA tournament.View Julie's Bio ⟩
Under her guidance, the Stags have earned a spot in the MAAC Softball Tournament in 21 of her 24 seasons at the helm, winning the conference championship in 2015 and 2017. She has posted 15 winning seasons during her tenure at Fairfield including six campaigns with 30 or more wins. She is a three-time MAAC Coach of the Year, winning the award outright in 2012 and 2004 while sharing the honor in 2002.
In 2017, 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 tournament. In 2015, Fairfield garnered selection to the Tuscaloosa Regional where the team took on host University of Alabama and USC-Upstate.
Brzezinski has posted an 873-779-5 overall record during her 32 seasons as a head coach, including a 245-195 mark in eight seasons at Campbell University
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.
Assistant Softball Coach Alessandra Ponce
Alessandra Ponce joined the Fairfield softball program as an assistant coach beginning with the 2022 season, her first coaching position at the collegiate level.View Alessandra's Bio ⟩
She enjoyed a successful career as a student-athlete at George Washington University. During her career, Ponce earned All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors and All-Atlantic 10 accolades for her performance on the diamond. In the classroom, she was a member of both the Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team as well as the Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
In recognition of her success both academically and athletically, Ponce was the recipient of the 2022 DCR Award which is presented to the student-athlete who embodies and exemplifies the George Washington University Athletic Department’s values, determination, commitment, and respect.
Throughout her career, Ponce ranked among the nation’s best in several statistical categories, beginning with her freshman season in which she ranked 24th in the nation for doubles with 18 over her 60 appearances. In her junior season, she was among the nation’s elite in RBI per game (tied for ninth with 1.21 per game). Last season, Ponce was tied for 16th in Division I with her 17 doubles overall and 28th in doubles per game with 0.32 per game.
Ponce finished her career at George Washington University with a .336 batting average off 222 hits in 660 at-bats along with a .387 on-base percentage. She posted 59 doubles, 26 home runs, and 167 RBI while in uniform. She posted a .340 or better batting average in three of her five seasons with the program, highlighted by a .406 mark in her freshman campaign.
She graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree in May, 2021. She also worked on a Masters Certificate in Paralegal Studies where she earned induction into the National Paralegal Honor Society.
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: The following information may be subject to change.
2023 CAMP INFORMATION
- Dates: July 10-13, 2023
- Age Group: 8-14
- Camp Type: Day Camp
- Schedule: Monday-Thursday | 9:00am-4:00pm
- Check-In: Begins 30 minutes prior to the camp start time.
- Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a snack/lunch to camp each day.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Daily Softball Instruction
- Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours
- Nike Camp T-Shirt, Gym Sack, Player Card, and Lanyard
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
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
- 8:45am Camp Assembly - Day campers arrive
- 9:00am Circuit Training/Station Work
- 11:00am Games/Contests
- 11:30am Break for Lunch
- 1:15pm Warm Up/Camp Assembly
- 2:15pm Position Work
- 3:15pm Team Organization
- 4:00pm Day Campers Depart/Extra Help
Alumni Softball Field
A new era began for the Fairfield University softball team in March 1999 when the Stags made the move from Barlow Field to Alumni Softball Field, a facility centrally located on the main campus. The field has two field-level dugouts, a bullpen in left field, a fully-functional scoreboard, and newly constructed press box. The field dimensions are 200 feet down the lines and 225 feet to 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.
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.
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.