Nike Softball Camp Yavapai College
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Become a more sound and fundamental player this fall at our Nike Softball Camp Yavapai College. Coach Kali Pugh is excited to bring her accomplished playing and coaching background to this motivated group of campers. Coach Pugh and staff will ensure each athlete is learning the skills required to maximize their potential on the field.
This camp will teach you how to properly approach the game as the campers will take part in hitting, position-specific drills, game situations, and team play. This will be a great opportunity to make new friendships and keep your skills fresh during the summer season.
- Nike Sports Camp T-Shirt, Wristband, Sticker, and Potentially Other Prizes!
- Professional Instruction from Coaching Staff
- Daily Emphasis on Fundamental Development and Team Play
- Players Grouped by Age and Ability
- Low Camper to Coach Ratios
- Excellent Residential, Dining and Training Facilities
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Director Kali Pugh
Pugh was hired in September of 2022 and enters her second season with the Roughriders in the spring of 2024.View Kali's Bio ⟩
During Pugh's first season in 2023, the Roughriders went 6-42.
Pugh comes to Yavapai College from San Diego City College where she was the head coach of the Knights.
Prior to coaching the Knights, Pugh was an assistant coach at her alma mater Palomar College from 2017-22. While coaching the Comets, Pugh coached with Hall of Famer Mark Eldridge and her previous head coach Lacey Craft.
Prior to her coaching career, Pugh put together one of the most impressive resumes that a softball player could accomplish.
After attending Rancho Buena Vista High School in Vista, California, where she was a four-time varsity letter in softball and field hockey while earning 2013 Female Athlete of the Year honors, Pugh decided to start her collegiate softball career at Palomar College in San Marcos, California.
In her two seasons with the Comets, Pugh was a two-time First-Team NFCA All-American, two-time California All-State selection, Conference Player of the Year during both of her seasons in 2014 and 2015, 2014 CCCAA Player of the Year, 2015 State Golden Glove winner and 2015 Scholar Athlete award winner while helping lead the Comets to a CCCAA Championship during her sophomore season in 2015.
Her 2015 championship team wound up with a 41-4-1 overall record while the 2014 Comets went 33-6.
Her stats from Palomar are just as impressive as the accolades as she hit .596 as a freshman with eight homers, 59 RBIs, 60 runs scored, 81 hits, 17 doubles, four triples, an OBP% of .619 and SLG% of .956. As a sophomore, Pugh hit .517 with 15 homers, 65 RBIs, 68 runs scored, 10 steals, 76 hits, 12 doubles, seven triples, 20 walks, an OBP% of .573 and SLG% of 1.000.
After Palomar College, Pugh earned a scholarship to Oklahoma City University, a historically successful NAIA program, where she played for Hall of Famer Phil McSpadden.
While with the Stars, Pugh's excellence continued as she helped lead the Stars to back-to-back NAIA National Championships in 2016 and 2017 while earning two-time First-Team All-American honors, 2017 NAIA National Player of the Year honors, 2016 Conference Newcomer of the Year honors, 2017 Conference Player of the Year honors and 2017 Dean's Honor Roll accolades.
Pugh's 2016 squad went 67-3 while the 2017 team went 68-1, bringing her overall record as a player to 209-14-1 (.933) with three championships to go along with it.
In 2016, as a junior, Pugh hit .417 with 84 runs scored, 100 hits, 20 doubles, five triples, 15 homers, 68 RBIs, 26 walks, 20 steals (in 20 attempts), an OBP% of .472, a SLG% of .729 and an OPS of 1.201.
During her senior season in 2017, Pugh hit .462 with 95 runs scored, 114 hits, 23 doubles, two triples, 23 homers, 86 RBIs, 22 walks, 27 steals (in 29 attempts), an OBP% of .505, a SLG% of .850 and an OPS of 1.355.
Pugh also earned her bachelors degree from Oklahoma City University in 2017 and masters degree from Azusa Pacific University in 2019.
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.
2024 CAMP INFORMATION
- Dates: June 16-19, 2024
- Age Group: 14-18
- Gender: Girls
- Camp Type: Day | Overnight
- Meals: All meals are provided for overnight campers. Dinner is provided for day campers on day 1, and lunch is provided on days 2-3
- Check-in: : Overnight campers 1:00pm and Day campers 2:30pm on Sunday
- Check-out: Graduation takes place at 12:00pm on Wednesday. Parents are invited to attend. Check-out will take place immediately after
- Day Camper Schedule: Sunday 2:30pm-9:00pm, Monday-Tuesday 9:00am-4:00pm, Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm
Please note: Camp schedules and details may be subject to change.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Daily Softball Instruction
- Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours
- Nike Sports Camp T-Shirt, Wristband, Sticker, and Potentially Other Prizes!
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 Available in case of weather
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
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY:
Athletic clothing mentioned above
Comfortable off-field clothing: pants, shorts, shirts, sweatshirts
Personal items & medications
Washcloth and bath towel
Pillow, pillowcase, bed sheets, comforter or sleeping bag
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
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Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
Bill Vallely rests at the bottom of the hill that houses Yavapai's Prescott campus. On the first base side and up the steps lies Bill Vallely's "secondary field" that the Roughriders often use for batting practice on gameday's. Beyond the outfield fence lies the tennis compled.
Most recently, the Roughriders clinched region championships in 2021 and 2022 on Bill Vallely Field in front of fantastic crowds.
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
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.