Nike Softball Camp UC Colorado Springs
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Nike Softball Camp is thrilled to announce our camp at UC Colorado Springs this summer! With professional instruction from the coaching staff, campers are guaranteed to improve their fielding, hitting, base-running skills and enhance their knowledge of the game. Whether it be long or short term goals you have set for yourself, Director Mady Bunnell is ready to work with each camper to provide the best softball experience and help you get a step closer to your accomplishments! We are excited to see you all there!
- 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 Mady Bunnell
Entering her first year at UCCS, Coach Bunnell comes from Southwest Minnesota State University where she served as an assistant coach since 2021.View Mady's Bio ⟩
Prior to that, she was a graduate assistant coach at Wayne State College in Nebraska. A catcher for University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Bunnell has taken the lead with catcher development at UCCS in addition to assisting in all aspects of student-athlete development with the program. Coach Bunnell takes pride in her communication with student athletes and has used that passion to help with many softball camps and clinics throughout her coaching and playing career.
Coach Kayla Hatting
Kayla Hatting is in her eighth season as the head softball coach at St. Olaf in 2023-24 after being named to the position on June 10, 2016.View Kayla's Bio ⟩
Through six seasons, Hatting has led the Oles to a record of 154-91 (.629), including a 95-36 (.725) mark in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). In 2021, St. Olaf won its first MIAC regular season championship since 1996 and made its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since the same year before eventually finishing as the runner-up at the Waverly Regional. Hatting was named the 2021 MIAC Coach of the Year after leading the Oles to the historic season.
The Oles have appeared in the MIAC Playoffs in each of the last five seasons the tournament has been held and were one of the final two teams vying for the conference championship in both 2021 and 2022. St. Olaf has won at least 21 games in each of its six full seasons under Hatting after not having had a winning season since 1998 prior to Hatting's arrival on the Hill.
In her time at St. Olaf, Hatting has coached 20 All-MIAC selections, eight Honorable Mention All-MIAC honorees, 12 NFCA All-Region performers, and three NFCA All-Americans. The program also produced seven College Sports Communicators (CSC) Academic All-District honorees and its first CSC Academic All-American under Hatting's leadership.
St. Olaf earned its first national ranking from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) at the end of the 2020 season and was ranked in the NFCA Division III Top 25 on 10 occasions during 2021. The Oles peaked at a program-best ranking of No. 13 on March 10, 2021.
Prior to coming to St. Olaf, Hatting spent the previous two seasons as a graduate assistant at NCAA Division II Augustana University in Sioux Falls, S.D. There, she coached the program's catchers and outfielders, helping the Vikings to a NCAA Super Regional appearance in 2015, as Augustana posted a 53-11 record, including a 28-2 mark in league play. In 2016, Augustana was 35-19 and 21-8 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).
Hatting was a two-time captain at Luther where she transitioned from a shortstop in high school to an all-region catcher for the Norse, who reached the NCAA Tournament in each of her four seasons. She earned four letters as Luther won three regular season and four postseason Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (now American Rivers Conference) championships.
A native of LeMars, Iowa, Hatting served as an assistant softball coach for Gehlen Catholic School from 2011-14.
Coach Julie Graf
Julie Graf is in her second season as an assistant coach for the St. Olaf softball program in 2023-24.View Julie's Bio ⟩
In Graf's first season on the coaching staff, St. Olaf went 21-20 (.512) overall and 14-7 (.667) in Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) play while advancing to the semifinals of the MIAC Playoffs. Five Oles earned All-MIAC honors, two were Honorable Mention All-MIAC honorees, and three were named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region Teams.
The most decorated student-athlete in program history, Graf was a two-time NFCA All-American and four-time All-MIAC honoree during her five-year career at St. Olaf from 2016-21. She returned to the Hill after spending the 2021-22 academic year as a graduate assistant coach for the softball program at Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y.
Over her five-year career as an Ole, Graf went 80-36 with a 1.37 earned-run average in 137 appearances (106 starts), striking out 1,236 batters in 719.0 innings in the circle. She threw 70 complete games, 22 shutouts, and eight no-hitters, while holding opponents to a .156 batting average. Graf concluded her career as St. Olaf’s all-time leader in most major pitching categories, leading the way in wins, appearances, starts, complete games, shutouts, innings pitched, strikeouts, and strikeouts per seven innings (12.04), while ranking third in ERA.
Graf wrapped up her career ranked fifth in NCAA Division III history in strikeouts per seven innings and eighth in strikeouts after ranking in the top-five nationally in both categories in all four of her full seasons. Over her career, she was a four-time NFCA All-Midwest Region selection, a two-time MIAC Pitcher of the Year, a three-time Academic All-MIAC honoree, a two-time College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District ® selection – including being the program’s first CoSIDA Academic All-American ® in 2020 – and was one of 15 finalists for the Schutt Sports/NFCA Division III National Pitcher and Player of the Year award in 2021. Graf was also St. Olaf’s nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year as a fifth-year senior.
After graduating from St. Olaf as an exercise science and psychology double-major, Graf served as a graduate assistant coach at Alfred University during the 2021-22 academic year while studying counseling as a graduate student. She helped the Saxons to their second-straight Empire 8 Tournament title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament, as the team finished 26-16 overall.
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.
2024 CAMP INFORMATION
- Date: June 24-27, 2024
- Age Group: 8-18
- Camp Type: Day Camp
- Camp Schedule: Monday-Thursday | 9:00-3:00pm
- 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 Facility Only.
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
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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.