Nike Softball Camp Guilford College
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Nike Softball Camps returns to Greensboro, NC at Guilford College this summer for two exciting weeks of camp. All softball players that attend will learn valuable skills that they can transfer into their game and utilize to help them become a better softball player.
Join the fun and get better at softball this summer with Guilford Colllege's Head Softball Coach, Dennis Shores!
- Professional instruction from college coaches 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 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 12th Guilford campaign, Shores and the Quakers have rewritten the school-record books.View Dennis Shores's Bio & Softball Tips ⟩
Most recently, 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). Guilford also led the NCAA in team batting average for Division I, Division II and Division III.
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 a school-record 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 254-197 record in 11 seasons and owns the school records for most softball coaching victories and seasons. Fourteen of his students have combined for 11 all-region, 12 all-state, and 28 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 the 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 five grandchildren.
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Assistant Coach Kelly Braman
Kelly Braman joined the Quakers’ staff in the fall of 2014. She played college softball at Western Carolina University for two seasons before transferring to the University of Memphis in 2012 toView Kelly Braman's Bio ⟩
Kelly Braman joined the Quakers’ staff in the fall of 2014. She played college softball at Western Carolina University for two seasons before transferring to the University of Memphis in 2012 to continue her career. At Western Carolina, Braman hit .315 over two seasons while starting every game as a sophomore. In her two seasons at Memphis, Braman complied a .256 batting average while playing in 107 games and only making nine errors. Braman, a Charlotte native, graduated from the University of Memphis in May of 2014 with a degree in criminal justice/criminology.
Assistant Coach Anna Mitchell
Anna Mitchell enters her third season as an assistant for the Quakers’ softball team after being introduced in the fall of 2014. Mitchell played college softball at Surry Community College forView Anna Mitchell's Bio ⟩
Anna Mitchell enters her third season as an assistant for the Quakers’ softball team after being introduced in the fall of 2014. Mitchell played college softball at Surry Community College for two seasons before transferring to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to finish her undergraduate degree in history. While at Surry, she was a First Team Region X pitcher in 2011.
Mitchell has served as the head coach in the North Carolina Dominators fastpitch softball club and as an assistant coach in the Carolina Stars organization. With the Dominators, Mitchell started a 14-and-under team and competed in 20 ASA tournaments in the Carolinas. With the Stars, she helped pitchers and catchers prepare for games and led infield drills at practice while teaching fundamentals of the game.
The Pinnacle, North Carolina native spent four years (2006-2010) working with then University of North Carolina associate head coach, Beverly Smith.
Assistant Coach Steve Tuders
Tuders enters his fourth campaign as an assistant coach with the Quakers. He grew up in Queens, New York, and was a four-year high school letter winner in baseball, basketball, football and track. HeView Steve Tuders's Bio ⟩
Tuders enters his fourth campaign as an assistant coach with the Quakers. He grew up in Queens, New York, and was a four-year high school letter winner in baseball, basketball, football and track. He coached baseball before starting his softball coaching career in 2004, beginning with YMCA and recreational softball. Tuders has been coaching travel softball for the past five years and directs an 18-and-under team with the Greensboro Batting Center. He has served as softball coach at Mendenhall Middle School since 2010 and worked at the Six Point Sports Academy in 2013. Steve and his wife of 16 years, Lisa, have two daughters who played travel softball.
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.
2018 Camp Dates
- June 18-21 (Monday-Thursday)
- July 16-19 (Monday-Thursday)
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2018 SESSION SCHEDULE
CAMP DATES: JUne 18-21, JULY 16-19 (Mon-THURS)
- Check-in: 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Monday for all campers. See registration packet for specific location.
- Check-out: Graduation takes place at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. Parents are invited to attend. Check out will take place immediately after.
- Extended Day Camper Schedule: Monday: 2:30-9:00 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday: 9:00-9:00 p.m., Thursday: 9:00-4:00 p.m.
What's included in the fee?
- Daily softball instruction
- Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
- Extended Day campers: Lunch and dinner are 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
- 7:30 a.m. Wake Up
- 8:00 a.m. Breakfast (Overnight Campers Only)
- 9:00 a.m. Extended Day Campers Arrive
- 9:15 a.m. Session 1
- 11:45 a.m. Lunch
- 1:00 p.m. Session 2
- 4:00 p.m. Skill Workout
- 5:00 p.m. Dinner
- 6:00 p.m. Games
- 9:00 p.m. Session 3/Free Time/Extended Day Campers Depart
- 10:30 p.m. Lights Out
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.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
July 28, 2018: Our daughter loves the camp and she had fun!
— Betsy E.
This camp helped her a lot!
July 24, 2018: My child enjoyed the camp and said she learned a lot. She enjoyed the whole College atmosphere and it has inspired her to do her best in school so that she can try to go to Greensboro college and play softball one day.
— Amanda K.
She loved this camp!
July 24, 2018: My daughter highly enjoyed this camp, she has spoke several times about things she learned to improve for softball skills.
— Shelly A.
This camp helped her grow in all aspects of softball and was a huge confidence booster.
July 22, 2019: Katherine loved the camp and the whole experience. Coaches provided her with great tips she can work on throughout the year. It also provided her the opportunity to make new friends who love softball. She gained the information on what it takes to move to the next level. She is already for next year
— Kip C.
Excellent camp with lots of instruction!
July 21, 2018: Great teaching and love the assessment. Measuring and setting a benchmark for my child was extremely important for her development. Great job setting an environment that generated a friendly, but competitive team feeling while accounting for the different skill levels, specifically allowing appropriate work and correction for each individual.
— David D.
We were very happy with the camp and plan to return.
July 20, 2018: Claire really liked Jessie because she made connections with the campers and seemed to interact with them well. She spoke very highly of all the coaches and counselors and we were appreciative of the care they took of our daughter on her first overnight camp away from home. Thank you so much!!
— Camiel F.
I learn a lot of new skills.
July 20, 2018: The camp was exceptional. The coaches and staff were very knowledgeable and helped me a lot.
— Elizabeth R.
Small groups and lots of drills!
July 20, 2018: She loved everything but really enjoyed small group skills sessions.
— Mike H.
She had a lot of fun!
June 23, 2018: My daughter had fun. She met some new friends and this camp brought her out of her comfort zone.
— Kristina R.
This was a fun camp!
June 22, 2018: Such a great experience and awesome instruction.
She learned so much!
June 22, 2018: My daughter came home exhausted, but said she learned a ton and is now excited to continue working in her softball skills over the summer.
— Heather B.
Worth the money!
July 22, 2017: I would say to add to your website the number of total training hours. When I first looked at the hours each day I thought it was too much $$ for 2 full days and 2 half days. Added up, it is 40 hours. Folks may think differently if posed this way and find it to be worth the $$. Just my observation.
— Jan V. Parent
Had fun making new friends and playing softball all week
July 21, 2017: My favorite portion of the camp were the games, where we got to play by the official rules against teams but also simultaneously received instruction from the staff. The camp was very organized and educational, and also fun. It was easy to make new friends while improving softball skills throughout the week.
— Stacey D. Parent
Very beneficial to learn during game situation
July 20, 2017: My child really learned from the interaction with the coaches and players.The players giving direction in gametime situations was very beneficial.
— Eddy H. Parent
Got to learn from campers around the area
July 20, 2017: Learning better techniques, new skills and meeting other softball players from the surrounding areas.
— Jon E. Parent
My daughter loved every aspect
July 20, 2017: My daughter loved every aspect of the camp! She wants to attend again next year!! Staff were motivational and provided feedback in a manner as to not discourage campers. Loved the scrimmages. The location, organization, staffing were wonderful. We have attended various camps and my daughter thoroughly enjoys coming ever year. This is our 3rd year coming and have recommending it to others who attended this year with positive feedback as well.
— Jennifer C. Parent
Met a lot of great people and the staff was excellent
"Great experience. Met a lot of great people and the staff was excellent!! Hope to be able to come back next year."
— Overnight Camper
Thanks For Another Great Experience!
"The director and his staff were very positive and seemed to make all the girls love to play. This is our second time doing the camp and I would do it again. Thanks for another great experience and great memories."
— Overnight Camper
"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."
Can't wait to bring my teammates!
"I had such a good time at camp that this year I'm bringing some of my teammates! They saw how much I improved and want to improve as well!"
— Day Camper
Great first experience for softball
This was my daughter's first year playing softball and she really enjoyed the her experience at camp. Thank you.
Really appreciate the instruction and learning so much
I made alot of friends and I really appreciate the instruction and learning so much.
Made life long firends
The camp was wonderful. Everybody was so nice and welcoming. I was able to make new friends that I will continue to keep in contact with.
Looking forward to returning for a third year
Second year my child has been. She looks forward to going back next year.
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