Nike Softball Camp Salisbury University
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This summer's Nike Softball Camp at Salisbury University will be four days in length but unlike previous years, will include two sessions on Wednesday. Experience an elite training environment at the new Sea Gull Stadium to improve your fielding and hitting skills.
Directing the camp this summer is Jessica Stoltz and Robb Disbennett. Jessica has been serving as Assistant Director for four years and is now in her third year as Director! Salisbury University Softball has been to the NCAA Division III Tournament nineteen times and to the Division III World Series in 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009 and 2013, 2014 and 2015 finishing 2nd in the nation in 2003, 2005 and 2014.
- Professional instruction from Coaches Stoltz and Disbennett 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
- View More Details ⟩
Camp Director Jessica Stoltz
Directing the camp this summer is Jessica Stoltz who has been a part of the Salisbury Nike Camp for the past 6 years serving as Assistant Director under long time Director Tom Stitcher.View Jessica Stoltz's Bio ⟩
Coach Stoltz played collegiality for four years at Capital University and served two years a Graduate Assistant for the Gulls, helping to lead them to two National Championship Tournaments where they finished 2nd and 3rd.
Coach Stoltz currently serves as Assistant Director of Athletics and Campus Recreation at Salisbury University as well as serving as part of the Gulls Coaching Staff.
Camp Co-Director Robb Disbennett
Coach Disbennett enters his third year as Assistant Director and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience both in softball and baseball.View Robb Disbennett's Bio ⟩
At the college level he was an All-Conference performer as well as a former Head Baseball Coach at Salisbury University, leading the Sea Gulls back to the NCAA Tournament. He has been the Head Softball Coach with various successful local youth softball teams over the past 10 years. Coach Disbennett currently serves as the Assistant Head Football Coach at Salisbury University.
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.
2019 Camp Dates
- June 16-19 (Sunday-Wednesday)
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2019 SESSION SCHEDULE
CAMP DATES: JUne 16-19 (SUN-wed)
- Check-in: 1:00 p.m. on Sunday for all campers. See registration packet for specific location.
- Check-out: Graduation takes place at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Parents are invited to attend. Check out will take place immediately after.
- Day Camper Schedule: Sunday: 1:00-9:00 p.m., Monday-Tuesday: 8:45-4:15 p.m., Wednesday: 8:45-2:30 p.m.
- Extended Day Camper Schedule: Sunday: 1:00-9:00 p.m., Monday-Tuesday: 8:45-9:00 p.m., Wednesday: 8:45-2:30 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.
- Day campers: Lunch will be 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
- 7:00 a.m. Wake Up
- 7:30 a.m. Breakfast
- 8:45 a.m. Extended Day/Day Campers arrive, Intro to Skills, concept for the morning
- 9:00 a.m. Warm Up - throwing, catching, fielding
- 9:30 a.m. Offense or Defense techniques and drills
- 10:30 a.m. Modified Softball Games and Situation training
- 12:15 p.m. Lunch
- 1:15 p.m. Introduction of 2nd skill/concept of afternoon
- 1:30 p.m. Warm Up - throwing, catching, fielding
- 2:00 p.m. Offense or Defense Skills training or circuits
- 3:00 p.m. Modified Softball Games and Situation training
- 4:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart/Supervised Free Time
- 4:45 p.m. Dinner
- 6:15 p.m. Warm Up/Stretch
- 6:30 p.m. Specialty Training
- 7:30 p.m. Evening Activities
- 8:45 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
- 9:45 p.m. In Rooms/Lights Out
Come play on brand new Seagull Softball Stadium at Salisbury University this summer! The state of the art stadium includes a turf outfield, extra batting cages, grand stand seating, and brand new beautiful dirt.
Over the last several years, Salisbury University, home of the winning Gulls, has been the best location in Maryland for this Nike Softball Camp. Campers stay two per room in air-conditioned dormitories with practices and scrimmages taking place on the home field of the Gulls in addition to several fields just minutes from campus. SU's beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
This camp really helped her prepare for the future!
July 19, 2018: My daughter has attended softball camps for the past 5 years for skills improvement. This was her first year at Salisbury Nike camp. The first thing Emily said to me that stood out to her was the professionalism, organization, and athletic coaches and leadership is what stood out the most to her. From a parents perspective Emily came home from this camp more focused on what she needed to do as an athlete to step up her game to be more prepared and focused toward college softball.
— Sandy S. Parent
She had so much fun!
June 24, 2018: Our camper enjoyed working on fielding and hitting techniques. She also made new friends.
— Jessica T. Parent
June 23, 2018: She loved meeting new people around the world, and learning new techniques.This camp helped a lot!
— Pernell P. Parent
June 22, 2018: Coaches really cared- a great experience!
— Gene M. Parent
June 22, 2018: The specialized evening sessions were the highlight of her camp experience. She learned many new tools to add to her pitching game.
— Lisa D. Parent
I thought the camp went very smoothly and the staff was wonderful!
June 21, 2018: She was learning more than before about catching from Emily and Madeira (Coaches). She loved the interactions between Katy and Paige (Coaches) and learned a lot with infield, outfield, plus batting!
— Jan H. Parent
The director and coaches care about the girls!
June 21, 2018: My child like the specialty clinics the best. They were informative and demonstrations were great. Also, I was late picking up my child due to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge closing due to an accident. I was able to leave a message with the camp director, Jessica. Thank you for taking care of my girls! They were excited to tell me all about time at camp.
— Tracy H. Parent
Helped her work on pitching
June 21, 2018: Savannah was very excited about the improvement she made as a pitcher.
— Robert O. Parent
It was a lot of fun for her!
June 21, 2018: It was a great experience overall! My daughter said she had a lot of fun and work at the camp and made a lot of new friends. She will definitely enroll next year!
— Sumathy Parent
June 21, 2018: She made friends and learned to better skills.
— Rena T. Parent
June 21, 2018: This was our daughters first overnight camp. She had a wonderful experience and cannot wait until next year!
— Elizabeth P. Parent
Coming back next year!
June 21, 2018: Erin didn't go with a friend like most of the other girls and was not looking forward to camp. But, that first night she said she was having a blast, the other girls were great and she wants to go back next year.
— Sheri E. Parent
Coming back next year!
June 21, 2018: She came home the first day so excited she met a new friend and wanted to go back.Thank you to the staff and to the Nike camp for making my daughter first camp experience amazing.We will definitely be back next year.
— Erica and Bruce B. Parents
Staff is very understanding and welcoming
June 21, 2018: Reese was nervous and camp staff helped make her feel comfortable and enjoy herself.
— Steve B. Parent
The Coach was awesome!
June 21, 2018: Ellie said the camp kept her engaged. Her coach kept the activities rolling. Ellie described Coach Kareem as “nice, encouraging, and expected me to do my best”. Also, the food was pretty awesome.
— Sara Parent
July 10, 2017: Being the first stay away camp it was a great experience. My daughter loved the comradery and learning from the older girls.
— Chris S. Parent
July 8, 2017: Drop off n pick up were pretty smooth. My daughter enjoyed the coaches positivity
— Christina H. Parent
July 5, 2017: My daughter had a wonderful time and made many new friends. As an athlete she came home excited about her new skills.
— Dwayne M. Parent
New friends and learning
July 5, 2017: Learning new ideas & making friends.
— Katie M. Parent
July 3, 2017: Softball, softball, and more softball...it was my daughter's dream! She enjoyed making new friends with a bit of managed independence in the dorms but she was most excited to learn new skills in the sport she loves.
— Kristen H. Parent
Excited to work with actual ballplayers
July 3, 2017: My daughter was excited to work with the actual ballplayers
— Robert O. Parent
Learning and improving
July 3, 2017: Learning more skills I improved with throwing skills
— Magalene M. Parent
July 3, 2017: My daughter lived the individual coaching and support. She attended Rise softball camp last year and already wants to attend the Nike camp next year. Kudos to you!
— Kathy G. Parent
Different coaching perspectives
July 3, 2017: Enjoyed scrimmaging and getting different coaching perspectives.
— John M. Parent
July 3, 2017: My daughter stated she had a terrific time and did learn some valuable skills especially in the fielding area. She also felt that ALL coaches were upbeat and happily involved.
— Wendy W. Parent
Kim and Paige made the week very fun for my daughter and the other campers. They had the right mix of fun and knowledge to have great buy in from the girls. Great Job!!!!
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!!"
I enjoy the staff and meeting new friends who are in love with softball as much as l am
"This is my third year coming to the Nike Softball camp. I really enjoy it. I enjoy the staff and meeting new friends who are in love with softball as much as l am."
— Overnight Camper
This camp is very well run. The training is delivered hands on by instructors who are experts in softball competition and coaching. The entire staff from top to bottom is top notch.
I hope to go back to camp 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 Camper
The NIKE Camp was Amazing!
"The NIKE camp at Salisbury 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
Thanks for the great experience.
"The director and her 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
See you next year!
"I had a great experience, I changed after the first day from a day camper to extended day. I didn't want to miss any instructional time. I plan on attending next year and I hope to bring some more players too!"
— Extended Day Camper