Nike Softball Camp Guilford College
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Nike Softball Camps is thrilled to announce camp at Guilford College. Join us at Haworth Field and improve all aspects of your game. This camp gives softball players of all abilities, the opportunity to continue playing softball this summer! The camp will cover all aspects of softball, making it a great environment to learn skills and make new friends.
Coach for Guilford College, Dennis Shores, will serve as camp director.
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- Professional Instruction from Coach Shores and Staff
- Excellent Training Facilities
- Low Camper to Coach Ratios
- Daily Emphasis on Fundamental Development and Team Play
- Players Grouped by Age and Ability
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Camp Director Dennis Shores
Dennis Shores took over as Guilford's fifth fastpitch softball head coach in January 2007, just prior to the season's start. He inherited a struggling program that won nine games the previous season and had 11 students on the roster. Entering his school-record 14th Guilford campaign, Shores and the Quakers have rewritten the school-record books.View Dennis Shores's Bio & Softball Tips ⟩
Most recently in 2020, Shores helped Guilford to a 7-5 record before the season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shores led the 2017 team a program-best 30-13 record. The Quakers finished tied for second place in the ODAC regular season with a 14-6 league mark. The Quakers were ranked in the season's first NCAA Division III Atlantic Region Poll. The club set a number of program records, including team offensive bests for batting average (.381); slugging percentage (.538); on-base percentage (.430); runs (329); RBI (295) and hits (498).
Despite starting on such an ominous note in 2007, Shores coaxed the short-handed Quakers to 10 wins. Following a year of training and recruiting, Guilford won 20 games in 2008 and made the young program's second Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Tournament appearance. The league's softball coaches awarded Shores the 2008 ODAC Coach of the Year Award. The program took another step forward in 2009 with 26 wins and its first ODAC Tournament victory. Guilford set 46 team and individual marks that year and ranked 11th in Division III with a .971 fielding percentage. In 2010, Shores coached a club that won 28 games, received its initial NCAA regional ranking, earned the top seed in the ODAC Tournament, and set or tied 34 team and individual standards. Guilford enjoyed its third straight 25-win season in 2011 when the team went 26-15 and again reached the ODAC Tournament.
The Quakers won 29 games in 2014 and placed third in the ODAC Tournament, a new high. Guilford also produced the program's first All-American, first-team second baseman Cynthia Hayes '14. Shores helped Guilford set or tie another 17 school standards in 2014 and saw Hayes and Marty Wilcox '15 both collect First Team All-ODAC and All-Atlantic Region laurels. Shores led the Quakers to 24 victories in 2015, and 25 in 2016, earning ODAC Tournament berths in both campaigns.
Shores has a 305-241-2 (.555) record in 14 seasons and owns the school records for most softball coaching victories and seasons. His students have combined for 13 all-region, 23 all-state, and 31 All-ODAC commendations. In 2016, Third Team All-ODAC selection Laura Hall earned the ODAC/Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award for the second-straight season. She was also named a Second Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the first Guilford softball student to be honored.
Shores came to Guilford after three seasons as an assistant coach at Neumann (Pa.) College, during which time the Knights compiled a 60-52 record. He worked with head coach Bill Saar and helped Neumann to its first Pennsylvania Athletic Conference title and NCAA Division III Tournament berth in 2006.
A native of Chester County, Pa., Shores founded and coached the Chester County Stars, a United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) softball program with youth teams in five age groups. He served as Tournament Director for the Stars College Showcase and as president of GGS Fastpitch. A member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, Shores hosted winter pitching clinics in the Downingtown (Pa.) area for six years and is also an experienced hitting instructor.
Shores resides in High Point, North Carolina, with his wife, Susan. The couple has three children and six grandchildren.
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Coach Robert Lamb
Lamb has assisted Guilford College softball since 2018 and is the hitting instructor for the program and works on the team's approach to hitting. Additionally, he works to increase and grow the players' abilities when playing the game. Currently is the owner of Cage 2 Stage Athletics which is an athletic training facility for both baseball and softball teams. Over 15 years of coaching travel softball.Currently resides in High Rock Lake with his wife Jamiee. Enjoys fishing and playing golf when away from the diamond.
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.
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2023 CAMP INFORMATION
THIS PROGRAM HAS CONCLUDED FOR THE SEASON. PLEASE JOIN OUR PRIORITY LIST TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN THIS PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATION.
- Age Group: 7-18
- Camp Type: Day Camp
- Half Day Camp Schedule: 9:00am-12:00pm Monday-Thursday
- Day Camp Schedule: 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Thursday
- 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
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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
For general questions about our softball camps please see our FAQ page.
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
Guilford's softball team plays and practices on Haworth Field, located on the northwest corner of the College. The softball field was built in 2003 and has steadily received a number of enhancements, including a scoreboard, brick dugouts, a team room, increased bleacher seating and a new windscreen.
Had A lot of Fun!
The whole experience the 4 days was a awesome experience for our daughter. She enjoyed every minute being at the camp. She didn't want to come back so soon. She talked about how the staff were all so nice, the games were fun, the fun was really good. It was a touch of independence that she enjoyed with her softball team also being there. She can't wait until next year to come back.
— Parent of Attendee from This Camp in 2022
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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.