Nike Softball Winter Camp Bartow High School
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No time for the off-season! Nike Softball Camps is thrilled to be coming to Bartow High School this winter and help campers make lasting friendships, countless memories, and play high level softball. Coach Byars and the coaching staff are excited to see you this winter as you continue to prepare and train for your upcoming softball seasons. Each day will be filled with position specific drills, hitting, game situations, and team play. Athletes of all abilities are encouraged to register for this camp!
- 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 Training Facilities
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Director Donna Byars
Coach Byars led Bartow to a Final Four appearance in 2015 and a state championship in 2016. She was named FACA Coach of the Year and The Ledger Coach of the Year. Since leaving the high school ranks, Coach Byars spent five seasons as the head coach at Polk State College. During her tenure at Polk State, Byars coached the Eagles to 51 wins. During the 2012 season, Polk State tripled its win total from the previous year with eight players earning All-Suncoast Conference honors.View Donna's Bio ⟩
Byars resigned after five years leading the Eagles to become an assistant coach at Southeastern University, an NAIA powerhouse in Lakeland.
She has been a head coach at Lake Gibson High School in Lakeland, an assistant coach at Lake Region High School in Eagle Lake, and an assistant coach for Florida Gold.
A Bartow High School graduate, Byars played on the Lady Jackets softball team that won the school’s first state championship in 1997.
After playing four years of softball at Bartow High School, Byars attended Daytona State College on a softball scholarship and then transferred to the University of North Florida to play softball for two years. She earned All Region and All Conference team honors at UNF in 2003.
Byars graduated from UNF with a degree in health science and a minor in education.
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.
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
Winter Camp Registration closes on 12/10/2023. You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
2023 CAMP INFORMATION
- Dates: December 27-29, 2023
- Age Group: 6-14
- Camp Type: Half Day Camp (Ages 6-8), Day Camp (Ages 8-14),
- Half Day Camp Schedule: Wednesday-Friday | 9:00am-12:00pm
- Day Camp Schedule: Wednesday-Friday | 9:00-4:00pm
- Check-In: Begins 30 minutes prior to the camp start time.
- Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a snack/lunch to camp each day.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Daily Softball Instruction
- Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours
- Nike Camp T-Shirt, Gym Sack, Player Card, and Lanyard
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.
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
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
For general questions about our softball camps please see our FAQ page.Show Less See More Camp Details
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
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.