Nike Softball Camp Montreat College
IMPROVE YOUR GAME AND HAVE SERIOUS FUN
Nike Softball Camps is looking forward to a great summer at Montreat College! Directing camp will be Nike Softball Camp Director, Jason Beck. Each day will be filled with softball drills that cover hitting, fielding, base running, and team play to help each camper take their game to the next level!
Nike Softball Camps are a great opportunity for young athletes to make new friends while playing the game they love!
- Nike Sports Camp T-Shirt, Wristband, Sticker, and Potentially Other Prizes!
- Professional Instruction from Coach Beck and Staff
- Excellent Residential, Dining and Training Facilities
- Low Camper to Coach Ratios
- Emphasis on Fundamental Development and Team Play
- Players Grouped by Age and Ability
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Head Coach Heather Maston
Heather Maston was named the Head Softball Coach at Montreat College in 2013. She enters her 10th season in the 2021-22 school year. During her time at the helm of the program, Maston has seen many of her players receive academic and all-conference awards.View Heather's Bio ⟩
Recently, Maston has seen her teams boast a 3.2 cumulative GPA. In May of 2020, Vice President of Athletics and Enrollment Jose Larios named Maston an Associate Athletic Director. Maston also serves as the Champions of Character Liaison and on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council.
During the shortened 2020 campaign, junior Madison Faulkner was nominated for the Leroy Walker Character Award. The award recognizes a current student-athlete with at least a junior academic status who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, campus and community leadership embracing the five core character values of the NAIA Champions of Character initiative, athletic achievement, and future ambition.
Maston served as an assistant coach at Montreat College in 2013. Prior to Montreat College, Maston was a graduate assistant at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky.
Maston began her coaching career at the high school level after graduating from the University of the Cumberlands with a Bachelor of Arts in Middle School Math & K-12 Special Education. She was also a member of the UC Patriots softball team from 1998-2003.
Maston and her husband, Andrew, reside in Black Mountain with their dog, Hercules.
Camp Director Jason Beck
Jason Beck is entering his seventh year as the head coach of the Montreat baseball program after being hired in July of 2016. Prior to the 2020-21 academic year, Beck also took on the title of Associate Athletic Director.View Jason Beck's Bio & Softball Tips ⟩
Beck has accumulated a record of 763-541-1 since 1999 coaching baseball at the NCCAA, NAIA and NCAA D-II levels. During Beck's six previous seasons at Montreat College, the Cavs have a 134-154 (48-96 AAC) record. Over the past two seasons, five Cavaliers have earned All-AAC selections, including one First Team nod, two Second Team honors and two Gold Glove award winners. Montreat baseball also had 14 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete Award winners for 2020-21, as well as two CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team choices in 2022.
Beck previously led the Fire of Southeastern University (Fla.) for 12 seasons.
In 2014, Beck led Southeastern to its first Sun Conference Championship in program history. That conference title gave the Fire their first bid to the NAIA National Tournament, where they competed in the Lawrenceville, Georgia Opening Round bracket. The Fire went 2-2, falling twice to the hosts Georgia Gwinnett, and ending their season 46-16.
In his first five years at Southeastern, Beck guided the Fire to four NCCAA II National Championships. From 2005–2009, while competing in the NCCAA D-II South Region, Beck finished with an 82–12 career record with four South Region titles. During this span, Southeastern had a remarkable 21–2 record in the NCCAA D-II National Tournament.
Prior to coaching at Southeastern, Beck also spent some time at his alma mater, Nyack College, in Nyack, N.Y. As a coach, Beck accumulated a 134–125 record at Nyack, winning the NCAA Division II Conference Championship in 2004. Beck played for Nyack College from 1989 to 1992, where he starred as a pitcher and first baseman and was named team captain his sophomore year.
Additionally, Coach Beck has witnessed 11 of his players go on to sign MLB contracts, most notably Dee Strange-Gordon. In his final season at Southeastern, Coach Beck witnessed Chris Mattison, his NAIA honorable mention All-American first baseman, get drafted in the 16th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres. 20 other players have gone on to sign other free agent or independent league contracts.
Coach Beck and his wife Debbie have been married for 25+ years and have two children, Gavin and Kelsey.
Softball Tips by Jason Beck:
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. You can expect high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2023 CAMP INFORMATION
THIS PROGRAM HAS CONCLUDED FOR THE SEASON. PLEASE JOIN OUR PRIORITY LIST TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN THIS PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE FOR REGISTRATION.
- Age Group: 10-18
- Gender: Girls
- Camp Types: Overnight | Extended Day (Commuter) | Day Camp
- Meals: All meals are provided for overnight campers. Extended Day Campers- lunch & dinner are provided. Day Campers- Dinner is provided on Monday. Lunch is provided Tuesday-Thursday.
2023 CAMP TIMES
- Check-in (Last Name Beginning A-L): 2:00pm-2:30pm on Monday. (Day/Extended Day, Check-in 2:30pm-3:00pm)
- Check-in (Last Name Beginning M-Z): 2:30-3:00pm on Monday
- Check-out: 12:00pm on Friday for all campers
- Extended Day Camper Schedule: Monday 3:00pm-8:00pm, Tuesday-Thursday 9:00-9:00pm, Friday 9:00am-12:00pm
- Day Camper Schedule: Monday 3:00pm-8:00pm, Tuesday-Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm, Friday 9:00am-12:00pm
Please note: Camp schedules and details may be subject to change.
Dorm: Anderson Hall
Campers Per Room: 2 per room
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 (Twin) or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel.
Air Conditioning: TBA. A/C availability depends on our specific dorm assignment.
Room Key Deposit: Please bring a Room Key deposit check made out to “US Sports Camps” in the amount of $50.
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 are available during inclement weather conditions.
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
For general questions about our baseball camps please see our FAQ page.
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:30am Wake Up
- 8:00am Breakfast (Overnight Campers Only)
- 9:00am Extended Day Campers Arrive
- 9:15am Session 1
- 11:45am Lunch
- 1:00pm Session 2
- 4:00pm Skill Workout
- 5:00pm Dinner
- 6:00pm Games
- 9:00pm Session 3/Free Time/Extended Day Campers Depart
- 10:30pm Lights Out
Located on the college's Black Mountain campus, Roxy Hines Memorial Field is the home to Montreat's softball team. While playing at Roxy Hines Memorial Field, the Cavaliers won the 2000 Appalachian Athletic Conference regular season and the 2001 AAC regular season. The Lady Cav's also became tournament champions who went onto win the NAIA Regional Championship to advance to the NAIA National Tournament.
A Great Time!
Our daughter enjoyed the coaches and students/players who helped with the camp.
— Parent of Attendee from This Camp in 2022
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.