Nike Softball Camp UW Platteville
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Nike Softball Camp at UW Platteville provides youth softball players in the state of Wisconsin with a great summer opportunity! At camp, campers will refine their skills and cover every facet of the game. They will work hard, make new friends, and have fun on and off the field.
Directing the camp is newly hired head coach Andi Varsho who was recently hired after serving as an assistant at the University of Wisconsin.
- Low camper to instructor ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
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- Great NIKE prizes!
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Camp Director Andie Varsho
Andie Varsho, from Chili, Wisconsin, enters her first year as head coach of the Pioneers. She played for the Pennsylvania Rebellion in 2014. Her father, Gary, played 14 years professionally, eight of those with the Chicago CubsView Andie Varsho's Bio ⟩
Andie Varsho played collegiately at Purdue University, where her name appears frequently in the record book. She batted over .400 in three of her four years. She holds the school record for longest hitting streak at 22 games. She ranks among the top five in nine offensive categories and is the career leader in base hits. In addition, she was named First Team All-Big Ten her junior and senior seasons and was also a First Team Academic All-American during her senior season.
Most recently, she was a volunteer assistant coach at UW-Madison, while finishing her master’s degree in administrative leadership online from UW-Milwaukee.
As for why she wanted to coach at UW-Platteville, Andie felt at home right away. “The WIAC is a really great conference with great NCAA Division III softball,and I’m a very competitive person,” she said. “I’m from the Midwest. I wanted to stay close to home. UW-Platteville reminded me of my alma mater, Purdue University. I got that feeling that I got when I was a recruit at Purdue. This is home. This is family. This is where I’m going to build a program and get softball back on track.”
“I am tremendously excited for our softball program with the hire of Andie Varsho,” said Mike Emenedorfer, interim athletic director and head football coach. “She has proven herself as a top notch player at Purdue University, as well as playing professional softball. Because of her knowledge and enthusiasm, she will be able to lead our program well and attract top notch athletes.”
It’s fair to say that softball is a passion for the new Pioneer coach. “I’ve been passionate about it since I was young,” she said. “It probably came from the baseball girl in me. My dad has been my role model throughout the game of baseball and softball my entire life. My mom has been my number one fan. When my dad wasn’t there, my mom was there cheering me on. They always push me to be the best. The Varsho family is the most competitive family you’ll ever meet, whether that’s stickball in the yard or who can mow the grass the fastest; it’s always a competition.”
With the smell of freshly cut grass and limestone in her veins, baseball and softball have been part of Andie’s life for as long as she can remember. Her father has always given her advice and that continued once she accepted this job. “He says, ‘trust your instincts. You know the game better than anyone and you just have to trust yourself and use your resources and make sure you maintain relationships, whether that’s your players or alumni or with the community, you have to get everyone together and understand the culture of the softball program is going to change,’” she said.
Andie has no doubt that she will put her stamp on the Pioneer program and is excited to get started. She will teach hustle and hard work and ingrain in her players to have pride in the program. “I’m going to install a lot of the D1 aspects of my experience in this program,” she said. “It should be valued that they are a Division III student-athlete. I want them to value playing a collegiate sport. They are student-athletes and I want them to walk around campus and be, ‘yeah, I play softball and I’m proud of it.’”
The Nike Softball Camp at UW Platteville is for softball players of all abilities, ages 9-18. Campers will be grouped by age and ability on the first day of camp to ensure the best setting to improve in!Show Less See More Camp Details
Check-in takes place on Sunday at 1 p.m..
Camp concludes on Tuesday at 12:00pm.
A full softball and living experience. Immerse yourself in baseball and new friends off and on the field. Live, eat, breathe and sleep baseball! Lodging and all meals are included in this program.
EXTENDED DAY CAMPERS
The extended day includes dinner on Sunday and lunch and dinner Monday/Tuesday. Campers should be picked up at 9:00pm Sunday through Tuesday and at 12:00pm on Wednesday.
A detailed camper registration packet containing the 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.
The UW-Platteville Softball Complex serves as the home to Pioneer softball.
The softball stadium includes dugouts, bullpens and a fan seating area that will all be remodeled prior to the 2013 season. In addition, the field has a scoreboard and a press box that has capacity for radio broadcasts.
Also, the complex hosts a storage area and a concession stand behind home plate.
Camp Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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