Nike Softball Camp The Hill School
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Nike Softball Camps are excited for its first year at The Hill School, Pottstown, PA. This camp will be a balance between hard work and fun. Players leave this camp with improved skills, a higher self-confidence, and new friends!
Join Nike Camp Softball Camp Director and University of Science Head Coach Shannon Padula, a former standout pitcher and MVP at West Chester University. Come learn from the best, to play your best!
- Professional instruction from college coaches 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 Softball Camp T-Shirt and prizes!
- Nike Softball Camp Graduation Certificate
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Director Shannon Padula
The University of the Sciences is proud to announce Shannon Padula as the new Devils Head Softball Coach, taking the helm at the beginning of the 2016-17 season.View Shannon's Bio ⟩
"We are very excited to have Shannon as our Head Softball Coach here at USciences. Shannon is a great fit, as she has had so much success at the Division II level as a player and coach. I'm excited to watch our program have that same success with Shannon at the helm," Associate Director of Athletics for Operations and Development Scott Sisson said.
Coming to the Devils Athletics Department via West Chester University, as a once standout pitcher and team MVP for the Golden Rams, as well as an assistant coach at her alma mater. Padula returned to West Chester after two seasons as an assistant coach at Division I Rider University. Before her time at Rider, Padula spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Division III Fairleigh Dickinson-Florham, while working on her master's degree in Sports Administration.
"I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity to lead the program here at University of the Sciences.The potential of this softball program is very exciting," Padula said, "I look forward to getting know our current student-athletes and to get recruiting to bring in great talent to keep building this program."
As a four-year starter for the Golden Rams, Padula helped the Golden Rams to back-to-back NCAA Division II region appearances in 2008 and 2009. After an all-conference season during her sophomore year, Padula went on to break 12 school records over her final two seasons. She became the first pitcher with more than 20 wins in a single season, finishing with 24, maintain the school record to this day, along with holding four career marks and three single-season marks still.
After her one season as an assistant with the Golden Rams, West Chester reached their best record in program history finishing 48-9 on the season. Though no stranger to success, Padula's Fairleigh Dickinson team was the first team in school history to reach the MAC Championship game in her final season.
While at West Chester, Padula also participated in the Leadership Challenge Series and the State Farm Leadership Retreat and was a participant in the Molly Shepard Mentor Program, which exposes students to Women in Leadership Positions. Since 2009, Padula has also interned for the West Chester University Department of Athletics, Comcast Sportsnet and the New York Giants of the National Football League. Padula is December 2015 graduate of the NCAA Women's Coaches Academy which is held twice a year by the Alliance of Women Coaches.
This camp is for softball players of all abilities ages 9-17. 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.
2018 Camp Dates
- June 24-27 (Sunday-Wednesday)
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2018 SESSION SCHEDULE
CAMP DATES: JUne 24-27 (SUN-wed)
- Check-in: 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Sunday for all campers. See registration packet for specific location.
- Check-out: Graduation takes place at 12:30 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: 8:45-4:00 p.m., Wednesday: 8:45-12:30 p.m.
- Extended Day Camper Schedule: Sunday: 1:00-9:00 p.m., Monday-Tuesday: 8:45-9:00 p.m., Wednesday: 8:45-12:30 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.
- 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, breakfast (Overnight Campers)
- 8:45 a.m. Arrival at the field (Day Campers), Stretching
- 9:00 a.m. Individual Instruction and Drill Work
- 11:30 a.m. Lunch/Free Time
- 1:00 p.m. Position play and Games
- 4:00 p.m. Camp Instruction Ends
- 5:00 p.m. Dinner
- 6:15 p.m. Chalk Talks/Relax
- 8:30 p.m. Evening Activity
- 10:00 p.m. Back to Rooms/Lights Out
The Hill’s varsity softball diamond is located near the entrance to the Far Fields, just above the Beech Street tennis courts and the varsity baseball diamond. In 2014, the field was renovated and renamed Jim Long Field in memory of former varsity softball coach Jim Long. The renovations added fully enclosed dugouts for both Hill and the visiting teams, as well as an electronic scoreboard in right field. Jim Long Field also has an outfield fence, bullpen areas for each team, and an enclosed hitting tunnel.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
She had a great time!
June 29, 2018: My daughter really enjoyed the games and drills.
— Marianne G.
Lots of drills and skills!
June 28, 2018: She did do a lot of softball and made some new friends learned a new pitch.
— Lila H.
June 28, 2018: She made lots of friends and the food was great.
— Julia A.
It was very helpful
June 28, 2018: Sage is older, age 16, but still learned valuable hitting drills that she can use to better her game and her swing!Thanks!
— Rachel B.
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