Nike Softball Camp Rockville Centre
Improve your game and have serious fun
at Nike Softball Camps
Nike Softball Camps are thrilled to return to Long Island at the Bob Klein Softball Field in the Dean G. Skelos Sports Complex in Rockville Centre.
For years, the NIKE Softball Camps have offered its youth softball camp for girls on Long Island. This summer we offer two weeks of outstanding softball instruction lead by college coaches who hope to bring a whole new level of confidence and training to each and every player.
- College Level Coaches and Players
- Low Camper to Instructor Ratios
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
- Official Nike Softball Camp T-Shirt
- Nike Prizes and Graduation Certificates
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Camp Director Jamie Wohlbach
Jaime Wohlbach enters her third season as head softball coach at East Stroudsburg University during the 2018 season. Wohlbach was named head coach at ESU in December 2015 and guided the Warriors to a 19-21 record in 2016. Two Warriors were named All-PSAC East in sophomore Heather Visco (2B) and senior Haley Thomas (C/at-large).View Jamie Wohlbach - 6/25-28's Bio ⟩
In the summer of 2016, she was assistant coach for Peru's national team at the Women's Softball World Championship, held in Surrey, British Columbia.
Wohlbach, formerly head coach at the University of Delaware for five years, arrived at ESU with eight years of collegiate head coaching experience, all at the Division I level.
She is a 2000 graduate of Kutztown University, earning All-PSAC East honors as a catcher as a junior and senior and All-Region recognition in 2000. She was a three-time team captain and Kutztown’s team MVP in 1999.
She also competed and coached professionally, including the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Switzerland, Italy, Australia and New Zealand.
Wohlbach was head coach at Delaware from 2011 through 2015, making three Colonial Athletic Association playoff appearances with a career record of 115-137-1. The Blue Hens won 35 games in 2013, second-most in program history, and made three straight postseason trips (2011-13) for the first time since 2002-04.
She was head coach at Iona from 2008-10, culminating with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship and MAAC Coach of the Year honors in 2010, going 28-26 overall and 13-3 in conference games.
She took over a team that had not posted a winning season in five years and finished with a three-year record of 54-85. She has an overall collegiate record of 169-222 in eight years in rebuilding a pair of NCAA Division I programs.
Wohlbach began her coaching career as a student assistant at Kutztown (2000-01), volunteer assistant at Muhlenberg (1999-01) and Lehigh (2001-02) and as an assistant at the University of Pennsylvania (2002-03).
She served on the NCAA rules committee in 2013, and has been selected as a conference representative for the head coaches committee at both of her previous positions.
Since 2002, she has run a national and international softball clinic, J9 Fastpitch Performance. The camps and clinics have included instruction in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Belgium and Australia.
Professionally, she signed with the Tampa Bay FireStix in the former Women’s Professional Softball League for the 2001 season. She was selected in the fourth round of the December 2003 draft in the National Pro Fastpitch League by the California Sunbirds in Sacramento. She played for the independent league Nebraska Comets and the NPF’s Philadelphia Force in 2006.
Internationally, she coached an all-star team in Rome, Italy in the summer of 2015. She competed professionally for Team Caserta in Caserta, Italy in 2007 and was a member of the 30-player squad of the Italian national team.
She participated in tours in the Czech Republic, Great Britain and Italy, and played professionally in New Zealand in 2004 and 2005. She also competed on a world all-star select team which included players from the U.S., New Zealand, Australia, Japan and South Africa.
In 2004, she played for the Great Britain National Team in Athens, Greece as a test run for the 2004 Athens Olympics. From 2001-04, she coached an 18-under USA All-Star team in Australia following the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She also played professionally in the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Switzerland, and coached a youth all-star team in Italy.
She appeared as a catcher for the USA Team in the 2010 movie “How Do You Know”, directed by James L. Brooks and starring Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson and Jack Nicholson.
Wohlbach earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in Elementary Education and Special Education from Kutztown in 2000, and a Master’s degree in student affairs of higher education from Kutztown in 2002.
Head coaching career
2008 - Iona (13-32)
2009 - Iona (13-27)
2010 - Iona (28-26) - MAAC Champions, MAAC Coach of the Year
2011 - Delaware (21-34) - CAA Tournament
2012 - Delaware (15-41-1) - CAA Tournament
2013 - Delaware (35-22) - CAA Tournament
2014 - Delaware (23-25)
2015 - Delaware (21-15)
2016 - ESU (19-21)
Camp Director Danielle Fazzolare
Danielle Fazzolare was named head softball coach in November 2015.View Danielle Fazzolare 7/16-19's Bio ⟩
"Danielle is a great addition to the St. Joseph's team," remarked Winnicker. "Her enthusiasm and knowledge of the game is palpable, and I believe the women will form an immediate rapport with her. Her hiring is another step in our continued efforts to raise the competitive bar of every sport at the College."
In Fazzolare's second season with the Bears they ended the season just outside of playoff position in seventh place with an 8-10 record in conference that matched the sixth place team and an 18-12 overall record, doubling her wins from the previous year, along with that, four of her plays received accolades by the skyline conference.
"I am very thankful for the opportunity to impart my passion for the game onto my athletes and develop players into champions," commented Fazzolare, "and I look forward to the challenge of making the Lady Bears a contender in the Skyline Conference."
As a collegiate player from 2006 to 2009, Fazzolare was a member of the Ithaca College softball team. During her tenure, the Bombers were ranked nationally, capturing two Empire 8 Conference titles and making three NCAA Division III Nationals appearances, while reaching the NCAA Division III World Series in 2006 and 2008.
Prior to Ithaca, the Long Island native was a 5-year letterman as a starting pitcher and second baseman at Plainedge High School in Massapequa. A three-year captain for the Devils, Fazzolare received Nassau County Softball Association All-Division in 2003, All-Conference in 2004 and 2005 and All-County in 2006 and named team MVP her senior season.
She is just the second head coach in SJC Brooklyn history, and inherits one of the more successful athletic programs at the College, compiling a 287-175-3 over its first 14 seasons. In Fazzolare's first season at the helm in 2016—the team's first season competing in the Skyline Conference—the team finished 9-17 overall and in eighth place.
Fazzolare resides in Massapequa and works as an adapted physical education teacher in the NYC Department of Education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in health education and physical education from Ithaca College and a Masters of Arts in intellectual disability/autism & childhood/middle childhood education from Columbia University.
Co-Director Tony Vertuccio
Vertuccio brings 16 years of coaching experience to Brooklyn joining the Bears staff as assistant softball coach in December 2016.View Tony Vertuccio - 7/16-19's Bio ⟩
He most recently served as assistant varsity head softball coach of Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, N.Y. helping the Tornadoes to the playoffs for the first time in 14 years this past season. The resident of Sayville, N.Y. also is the head coach for the Long Island Surge 16-and-under travel team.
In the summer of 2015, Vertuccio took a team to Greece and Italy to help promote the sport of softball in Europe.
Vertuccio also has previous stops at Sayville High School, Fiorello LaGuardia High School, Great Neck South High School, St. Dominic High School and Hempstead High School. He helped Sayville to the Long Island Championship in 2003 and led LaGuardia to the playoffs for the first time in eight years in 2006.
In addition to coaching softball, Vertuccio also is the boys' varsity bowling head coach at Rocky Point High School.
He received a Bachelors of Science in Physical Education from C.W. Post (now LIU Post) in 2002 and a Masters in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Stony Brook University in 2007.
Pitching Specialist Rich Mouro
Rich Mauro brings numerous years of coaching experience to Brooklyn joining St. Joseph’s College as pitching coach in the spring of 2016.View Rich's Bio ⟩
Mauro joins the Bears after serving as pitching coach for fellow Skyline Conference rival Yeshiva University from 2012-2014. A professional personal softball pitching instructor since 2003, Mauro provides individual training of pitchers for numerous varsity high school programs in the city.
He also served as the staff pitching coach for the Poly Prep Country Day School and the senior softball pitching instructor at the Cooperstown Athletics Training Organization since 2011. In additional to his softball expertise, the New York City native also coached youth baseball for many years.
Mauro is an active National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) member and was featured in the September 2016 edition of the organization’s national newspaper, Fastpitch Delivery. He is also a member of the Fastpitch Instructors National Registry and a contributor to the DiscussFastpitch.com forum.
Mauro received a Bachelor of Arts in history with minors in philosophy and education from St. John’s University in 1971.
This camp is designed for softball players ages of 7-18 of all abilities. Campers will be evaluated on the first day of camp and placed into groups based on age and ability.Show Less See More Camp Details
Check-in takes place between 8:45-9:00am Monday to Thursday at Bob Klein Field. Please bring a bag lunch each day.
Camp concludes at 3:00pm Monday to Thursday.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
- Jamie Wohlbach: 6/25-6/28
- Danielle Fazzolare: 7/16-7/19
- Tony Vertuccio: 7/16-7/19
- Rich Mouro: 7/16-7/19
Bob Klein Field
Klein Field is on Peninsula Boulevard – the Northern entrance to RVC, only about 300 yards from EXIT #19 on the Southern State Parkway. In addition to the NCAA spec FieldTurf and clay softball field, Klein has two (2) dual mound enclosed bullpens, a two (2) tunnel batting cage, and an FieldTurf “Munchkin Field” with 50 foot painted bases. Two (2) bathroom facilities.
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July 6, 2017: My daughter had a great time. The only reason why I didn't rank strongly agree for improving her skills as it's a bit too soon to tell. Her first game was 2 line drives and 2 2/3 hitless innings so she's off to a great start
— Steven B. Parent
The girls had a great
July 6, 2017: Working with college players on basic and some advanced skills was fun and helpful. Playing games that built skills was fun. Danielle was an excellent director. She planned and staffed well. The girls had a great time!
— Melissa K. Parent
July 5, 2017: Learning to hit, pitch and fielding. Refining how my daughter throws the ball.
— Gary F.
One on one coaching
July 5, 2017: Jamie Wohlbach and staff did a great job on teaching the correct fundamental of softball. Jamie took time one on one with my daughter to correct her swing. My daughter really enjoyed her time at camp.
— Kevin M. Parent
July 5, 2017: I loved the phase hitting and the competitions with prizes we did at camp. I also liked scrimmaging and doing the ice breakers. I really loved it! The coaches were really nice and the activities were so much fun!
— Lisa K. Parent
July 5, 2017: My camp experience was so amazing. I learned so much, and I was able to hit a fast pitcher. The coach's were so nice and encouraging. This camp improved a lot of my skills.
— Maureen R. Parent