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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Camp Director Jamie Wohlbach
Jaime Wohlbach enters her third season as head softball coach at East Stroudsburg University during the 2018 season. Wohlbach was named head coach at ESU in December 2015 and guided the Warriors to a 19-21 record in 2016. Two Warriors were named All-PSAC East in sophomore Heather Visco (2B) and senior Haley Thomas (C/at-large).View Jamie Wohlbach's Bio ⟩
In the summer of 2016, she was assistant coach for Peru's national team at the Women's Softball World Championship, held in Surrey, British Columbia.
Wohlbach, formerly head coach at the University of Delaware for five years, arrived at ESU with eight years of collegiate head coaching experience, all at the Division I level.
She is a 2000 graduate of Kutztown University, earning All-PSAC East honors as a catcher as a junior and senior and All-Region recognition in 2000. She was a three-time team captain and Kutztown’s team MVP in 1999.
She also competed and coached professionally, including the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Switzerland, Italy, Australia and New Zealand.
Wohlbach was head coach at Delaware from 2011 through 2015, making three Colonial Athletic Association playoff appearances with a career record of 115-137-1. The Blue Hens won 35 games in 2013, second-most in program history, and made three straight postseason trips (2011-13) for the first time since 2002-04.
She was head coach at Iona from 2008-10, culminating with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship and MAAC Coach of the Year honors in 2010, going 28-26 overall and 13-3 in conference games.
She took over a team that had not posted a winning season in five years and finished with a three-year record of 54-85. She has an overall collegiate record of 169-222 in eight years in rebuilding a pair of NCAA Division I programs.
Wohlbach began her coaching career as a student assistant at Kutztown (2000-01), volunteer assistant at Muhlenberg (1999-01) and Lehigh (2001-02) and as an assistant at the University of Pennsylvania (2002-03).
She served on the NCAA rules committee in 2013, and has been selected as a conference representative for the head coaches committee at both of her previous positions.
Since 2002, she has run a national and international softball clinic, J9 Fastpitch Performance. The camps and clinics have included instruction in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Belgium and Australia.
Professionally, she signed with the Tampa Bay FireStix in the former Women’s Professional Softball League for the 2001 season. She was selected in the fourth round of the December 2003 draft in the National Pro Fastpitch League by the California Sunbirds in Sacramento. She played for the independent league Nebraska Comets and the NPF’s Philadelphia Force in 2006.
Internationally, she coached an all-star team in Rome, Italy in the summer of 2015. She competed professionally for Team Caserta in Caserta, Italy in 2007 and was a member of the 30-player squad of the Italian national team.
She participated in tours in the Czech Republic, Great Britain and Italy, and played professionally in New Zealand in 2004 and 2005. She also competed on a world all-star select team which included players from the U.S., New Zealand, Australia, Japan and South Africa.
In 2004, she played for the Great Britain National Team in Athens, Greece as a test run for the 2004 Athens Olympics. From 2001-04, she coached an 18-under USA All-Star team in Australia following the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She also played professionally in the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Switzerland, and coached a youth all-star team in Italy.
She appeared as a catcher for the USA Team in the 2010 movie “How Do You Know”, directed by James L. Brooks and starring Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson and Jack Nicholson.
Wohlbach earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in Elementary Education and Special Education from Kutztown in 2000, and a Master’s degree in student affairs of higher education from Kutztown in 2002.
Head coaching career
2008 - Iona (13-32)
2009 - Iona (13-27)
2010 - Iona (28-26) - MAAC Champions, MAAC Coach of the Year
2011 - Delaware (21-34) - CAA Tournament
2012 - Delaware (15-41-1) - CAA Tournament
2013 - Delaware (35-22) - CAA Tournament
2014 - Delaware (23-25)
2015 - Delaware (21-15)
2016 - ESU (19-21)
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.
2019 Camp Dates
- June 23-26 (Sunday-Wednesday)
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2019 SESSION SCHEDULE
CAMP DATES: JUne 23-26 (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. Parent
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. Parent
June 28, 2018: She made lots of friends and the food was great.
— Julia A. Parent
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. Parent