Nike Softball Camp University of Dallas
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Nike Softball Camps is returning to University of Dallas for another great summer! Softball players in the Dallas area will have the opportunity to learn elite techniques as well as improve their overall knowledge of the game.
Directing the Nike Camp is Amber Conner. Conner makes sure each camper receives the individual attention needed to improve their game.
- Professional instruction from Coach Conner 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 Amber Conner
Coach Conner began her coaching career in 2002 as a Graduate Assistant at Oklahoma Christian University.View Amber Conner's Bio ⟩
The former Nimitz graduate and collegiate All-American was the head coach at the University of Dallas for three seasons. In 2003, she joined the University of North Texas coaching staff as the pitching and outfield coach. In 2005 Coach, Conner took over head coaching duties for Decatur High School in Decatur, Texas. Coach Conner also coaches the 18U Shadows, a select softball team out of Flower Mound, Texas.
An All-State selection two years running, Coach Conner was a member of the Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State) softball program where she was selected a 1998 All-American. Coach Conner led the Bobcats to Regionals as a freshman in 1998. Posting 24 wins, she was ranked as one of the top 15 collegiate pitchers for the year. Coach Conner was named the Southland Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player in 1999 and continues to hold several school records in both pitching and hitting.
Following her coach to New Mexico State University after her freshman year, Coach Conner continued to excel on the softball diamond. She currently ranks 4th in at bats, 4th in doubles for a season, 5th in wins for a season, and 5th in innings pitched for a season.
After her 2001 season, Coach Conner chose to finish her career at Oklahoma Christian University. She led the Oklahoma Christian program to the 2002 NAIA National Tournament where she was honored as an NAIA All-American. She was also named to the NAIA All-Tournament Team, selected First Team NAIA All-Region, as well as, first team All-Sooner Athletic Conference. Coach Conner continues to hold multiple records at Oklahoma Christian University, including 41 consecutive scoreless innings pitched. She currently ranks 12th in fewest walks allowed per year in NAIA history.
This camp is for softball players of all abilities ages 8-18. 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
- June 9-13 (Sunday-Thursday)
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2019 SESSION SCHEDULE
CAMP DATES: June 9-13 (Sun-Thurs)
- Check-in: 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Sunday for all campers. See registration packet for specific location.
- Check-out: Graduation takes place at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday. Parents are invited to attend. Check out will take place immediately after.
- Extended Day Camper Schedule: Sunday: 1:00-9:00 p.m., Monday-Wednesday: 8:45-9:00 p.m., Thursday: 8:45-2:30 a.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
- 7:15 a.m. Wake Up
- 7:45 a.m. Breakfast (Overnight Campers)
- 8:50 a.m. Extended Day Campers Arrive
- 9:00 a.m. Warm Up/Stretch
- 9:30 a.m. Hitting Circuit
- 10:15 a.m. Baserunning Drills
- 11:45 a.m. Lunch
- 1:00 p.m. Warm Up/Stretch/Throwing Drills
- 2:15 p.m. Position Work - Break into Groups
- 3:45 p.m. Supervised Free Time/Swim
- 5:30 p.m. Dinner
- 6:30 p.m. Evening Activities/Games
- 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
- 10:00 p.m. To Rooms/Lights Out
Located in Irving, Texas, a city of 150,000 residents, the University of Dallas is on the northwest boundary of the city of Dallas. Centrally located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the campus is ten miles from DFW International Airport, 15 minutes from downtown Dallas and 40 minutes away from Fort Worth.
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Coming back next year!
June 18, 2018: This was the first time my daughter went away to camp. I was so impressed with the camp and very happy with the training she received. she had a blast and can't wait to return next year!
— Amanda M. Parent
June 17, 2018: The scrimmages were my favorite part of the camp: to see my daughter perform from the beginning of camp to the end was amazing. She grew a love for the catcher position. Her coaches make her feel confident and fearless in the position. I love when they told her to don't over think to be an athlete.
— JaLessa G. Parent
She learned a lot of cool skills!
June 17, 2018: Got to meet new friends and learn new stuff like Bunt and slapping the ball.
— Amy R. Parent
Lots of cool drills!
June 15, 2018: Overall my daughter's favorite part was to practice sliding, bunting, and slapping.
— Tammany O. Parent
This camp really helped me
June 15, 2018: Conditioning drills and hitting were very helpful and made me use my skills at a higher level. Swimming was a huge plus to battle the heat and fatigue
— Emily C. Camper
June 15, 2018: Being able to play with the older girls. Making new friends from out of state
— Ed P. Parent
Great time and lots of fun!
June 15, 2018: My daughter learned a lot and got faster and stronger!
— Christine B. Parent
June 15, 2018: Kadee enjoyed learning new skills and loved making new friends
— Summer H. Parent
June 15, 2018: Really liked that the coaches gave immediate feedback to the players during the scrimmages. It was great to see. My daughter felt comfortable enough to ask questions so that she can improve.
— Carmen H. Parent
June 15, 2018: Helped her to blend socially, while improving her skill set and having fun all the while.
— Ron P. Parent
She had a great time!
June 15, 2018: She learned a lot of new skills and enjoyed meeting new people.
— Menaca P. Parent
Lots of fun!
June 15, 2018: The coaches were so positive positive and encouraging to her.
— Katherine F. Parent
Enjoyed every part of it
July 8, 2017: She enjoyed every part of it. The long says we're good for her as well.
— Donnie F. Parent
Came home better and more positive
July 7, 2017: My daughter came home with a better / more positive attitude. She wanted to go to the one close to Vegas!!!
— Marcie K. Parent
July 5, 2017: The coach from Alaska who went to Louisiana tech was very friendly with all the girls and very encouraging I hope she is there next year!
— Amanda C. Parent
A totally different ball player
July 3, 2017: Overall my daughter loved it! Food was awesome (in her words). She walked out of that camp as a totally different ball player.
— Lisa Z. Parent
Made lots of friends
July 1, 2017: My daughter really enjoyed all of the coaches. She made lots of friends. The scrimmages were her favorite.
— Doug D. Parent
Bigger and better!
June 30, 2017: It's bigger then before, my oldest went before my youngest child and it has grown alot. Which we loved to see all the new staff and the way the program ran..Excited she love her Coach Moe!!!!
— Tina C. Parent
June 30, 2017: very awesome, she wants to go back next year
— Tina C. Parent
Improved her softball IQ
June 30, 2017: Helped my child improve her softball IQ and softball skills. She thoroughly enjoyed her time at camp. The staff was amazing and helpful. Spectacular camp. Would suggest to any level or age of softball player to attend. Great for all ages and all skill levels. Really appreciate that no one is left behind no matter what their skill level or age.
— Todd C. Parent
Second year and loved it
My girls love this camp. This was their 2nd year to go and they are already looking forward to next year.
"Fantastic improvement...this will be an annual event. I wish you could conduct an additional camp during the year."
My Daughter has more heart and motivation for the game thanks to the NIKE Softball Camp at the University of Dallas
"My daughter attended our local UDallas Nike camp in June. She is back on the field with her 10u rec team and her coach asked her why she was now the player he wanted 3 months ago. She said that she had been practicing. He said it was more than that. She was more motivated and showed more heart. I know she is coming to the age where the average kid begins making the choice to put their heart in it or not, but I also attribute the NIKE Softball camp to giving her motivation, a renewed love for the game and more confidence. Thanks. I love to see her play and I love seeing the money well spent. Sometimes that heart is worth more than the skills she also honed and developed at camp."
This Nike Softball Camp, helped my daughter grow as an athlete and as a person
"My daughter participated in the 2012 Nike Softball Camp at Dallas University. Going into this camp, she was very nervous about what to expect, but came out a completely different person and player. I believe that this Nike Camp, helped her grow as an athlete and as a person. There aren't enough thank you's to be sent to the amazing staff that worked with each and every camper!! They helped her find a new love and appreciation for the game of softball. She is already talking about and looking forward to going back to camp next summer!!!"
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 Camp
Amber and her team are AWESOME!
"I went out and watched my daughter and the rest of the campers scrimmage during the NIKE Softball Camp at University of Dallas. The girls looked like a team after just 4 days. There was mutual respect, excitement, and they took the plays as they came and kept going! We are excited and already looking forward to being at returning camper! Amber and her team are awesome!!!!!"
The NIKE camp at the University of Dallas was Amazing
"The NIKE camp at the University of Dallas 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 More Softball & Being A 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!!"
Honest Assessments of My Skills
"I've been playing competitive travel softball for five years now yet I felt the coaches at this camp helped me improve my game in many ways. They showed me where I needed improvement and were very honest in their assessments of my skills. They recommended coaches to help me continue to improve after the camp - and I really appreciate that."
— Overnight Camper
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