2020 Vanderbilt Baseball Camps

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2020 Vanderbilt Baseball Camps

Vanderbilt University provides some of the finest youth and high school baseball camps in the country. Whether you are a young beginner just learning the game, a middle school player ready to take your game up a notch, or a high school player with aspirations of playing at the next level, Vanderbilt baseball has a camp to suit your needs.

Coach Corbin and his staff are present for all camps and take great pride in the quality of instruction, providing a 1-to-8 coach to camper ratio. All camps and clinics are high energy with great attention to detail and safety. This is a baseball opportunity that we feel confident will exceed your expectations. We look forward to seeing you on our campus!

High School Camp Waitlist:
When camp has reached its full capacity, a waitlist will begin to form for entry into camp. There is no cost associated with the waitlist. Once a player has been transferred into camp they will be asked to pay their camp balance within seven days to secure their spot. As registrants cancel from camp, the waitlist will automatically pull the next registrant in line based on their sign up date. This waitlist will continue up until the week of camp.

Vanderbilt Baseball vs. Illinois State (G2, 2/28/15); W, 3-2

Vanderbilt Baseball 2020 Day Camp
2019-2020 1st-8th Graders
Tuesday June, 30th to Thursday, July 2nd

REGISTER HERE.

Cost:
$305 per camper, per session

Times:
Camp will run from 9:00am to 1:00pm each day.  If you are dropping off your child at camp, a coach will be on hand to meet your child in front of the stadium.  Camp will begin promptly at 9:00am each day – campers should plan to be at the stadium between 8:30 and 8:45am.  Camp will conclude at 1:00 PM each day.  You will be required to sign your child out with his coach at the end of each day. Sign out will take place in the outfield of Hawkins Field.

Camp Discounts:
Full Time Vanderbilt Employees, Military or Law Enforcement will receive 15% off of one registration cost.  Please email a VUNetID or proof of Military or Law Enforcement employment to Casey Stangel at casey.n.stangel@vanderbilt.edu for a discount code

Check-In:
Check-in will take place on Tuesday, June 30th between 8:15-8:45am at the front entrance of Charles Hawkins Field. You will be required to check your child in and out each day.  The camp is open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).

Parking:
Whether you are staying for the duration or only dropping off/picking up, you must park in the 25th Avenue Garage visitor parking.Enter through the Highland Avenue entrance and follow the signs and directions.  You will have to use the pay machine to pay for your parking space.  We cannot guarantee your car is OK if parked anywhere else on campus.  We do not hold the authority to have parking tickets dropped.

Orientation:
A small orientation will take place at 9:00am on the initial day of camp in the baseball stadium bleachers of Charles Hawkins Field.  Parents are welcome.

Daily Focus:
The Vanderbilt Baseball Camp focuses on fundamentals in a fun and energetic atmosphere.  The early part of camp is typically defensive and offensive station work with competitive games following at the end of the morning session.

Camp Conclusion:
Camp will end promptly at 1:00pm on Thursday, July 2nd following an awards ceremony on the Football Field – parents are invited.

Parents Visitation:
Parents are welcome to visit the baseball camp at any time.  We request that you stay off the playing field while camp is in session.

What to Bring:
Vanderbilt is not liable for theft of loss of camper’s personal property so please label all gear!

  • Bat
  • Glove
  • Cleats/Sneakers

Typical Daily Schedule:
9:00-10:00 a.m. — Defensive Instruction
10:00-11:00 a.m. — Offensive Instruction
11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. — Game Play

*Parents should plan to sign out on the Football Field at noon each day

Goals
The goal of the Vanderbilt Day Camp for the younger players (grades 1-6) is to teach baseball fundamentals in a fun and energetic atmosphere. All players play an active role in camp and are continually involved in drills of all aspects.  Participants will generally play in their own age group or grade level.  However, we reserve the right to move a camper up in age groups, depending on his ability and skill.  The older players in camp (grades 7-8) will focus on baseball fundamentals to help the player prepare for the transition to high school baseball.  Emphasis will be on individual position play, hitting fundamentals and game play experience.

Refund Policy:
If you are unable to attend camp, a refund can be provided less a $50 processing fee when a request is submitted up to 30 days prior to camp
.  Refunds requested within 29 days of the start of camp, or after camp has ended, will not be granted.  The camp is staffed based on the number of registered campers and staff changes cannot be made last minute.  Please ensure you can attend camp before registering. Circumstances that would allow for an exception to the 30 day policy are as follows:

  • Serious illness or injury of a host or player:You’ll be asked to provide a general statement from a physician/physical therapist/athletic trainer confirming that the host or player can’t travel/participate due to the illness or injury.
  • Government-mandated obligations including jury duty, travel restrictions, court appearances, and military deployment:You’ll be asked to provide a copy of the official notice dated after the reservation was booked, including the name of the person fulfilling the obligation.
  • Airport and road closures, and flight cancellations that make it impossible to travel to camp:This includes closures and cancellations caused by natural disasters like earthquakes or severe storms. You’ll be asked to provide a notice of the road closure, or notice of the airport closure, or documentation from the airline that the flight was canceled/did not allow you to make it to camp.
  • Standardized Testing/AP Testing Conflict: If the player registered for camp is unable to make it to camp due to an academic testing conflict, the player will be asked to show proof of testing date signed by a school or testing official.

Camper Code of Conduct
Vanderbilt Athletics Camps strives to maintain a fun and safe environment for all participants. Positive reinforcement is the preferred approach to discipline and all counselors strive to meet that goal. In keeping with our program goals, we encourage fun for all of our participants; however, certain rules are necessary to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment. Campers are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. Campers shall:

  • Listen and follow instructions.
  • Remain with the group at all times.
  • Show respect to all campers, coaches, staff, equipment, and facilities.
  • Refrain from using foul language.
  • Refrain from fighting, pushing or shoving. Refrain from causing harm to him/her self or others.

The following activities and/or behaviors pose significant risks to campers and the broader community and are strictly prohibited. Campers who engage in these prohibited activities and/or behavior may be subject to immediate dismissal.

  • Insubordination
  • Violating the rights of others, including bullying (physical, verbal, or otherwise)
  • Damage, vandalism, littering, or theft of Vanderbilt University property, property of a University community member or campus visitor, or other property used during camp
  • Violence of any kind, including, without limitation, fighting, assault, physical or verbal intimidation, cyber-bullying and sexual harassment
  • Pranks and practical jokes with malicious intent or that pose a threat to camper safety
  • Gambling
  • Possession, use, manufacture, or distribution of matches, lighters, fireworks, explosives, or other incendiary devices
  • Sexual Activity
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Tampering with fire alarms or other emergency equipment
  • Misuse or distribution of prescription or over-the-counter medications/drugs
  • Possession, use, manufacture, or distribution of tobacco, alcohol, or chemical substances
  • Possession, use, or distribution of firearms, ammunition, or other weapons or replicas of any description
  • Violation of federal, state or local laws

Hotel:
Families traveling from out of town will be responsible for securing their own hotel accommodations.  We suggest looking at the two hotels within walking distance of the field: The Holiday Inn Vanderbilt as well as the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt. There are numerous hotels in a close proximity to campus on West End Avenue and surrounding streets. We would also suggest looking at Air BNB as well as Urban Nashville Vacation Rentals.

Contact Us:
If you have any additional questions regarding the camp, please contact Casey Stangel at casey.n.stangel@vanderbilt.edu

Vanderbilt Baseball vs. Missouri, Game 2. (4/26/15)

VANDERBILT BASEBALL 2020 HIGH SCHOOL PROSPECT CAMP
Monday July 6th – Friday July 10th
Dates: Camp will begin on Monday, July 6th and conclude on Friday, July 10th

REGISTER HERE.

Cost:
Overnighter: $620
Commuter: $520

Check-In:
Check-in will take place on Monday from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the front entrance of Charles Hawkins Field. After you check in, you will be directed to the residence hall where all overnight campers will be staying.  All campers will be asked to meet in the stands by 2:45pm for camp orientation.  The camp is open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).

Orientation:
Orientation will take place at 3:00 p.m. Monday in the baseball stadium bleachers of Charles Hawkins Field. Parents are invited.  Following orientation, camp will begin and proceed into the evening.

Camp Conclusion:
Camp will end at noon on Friday with an awards ceremony at Charles Hawkins Field – parents are invited.  You will check out of the residence hall after the ceremony – this is the conclusion of camp.  All campers will be provided with a take away lunch (this lunch is for campers only).

Camp Discounts:
Full Time Vanderbilt Employees, Military or Law Enforcement will receive 15% off of one registration cost.  Please email a VUNetID or proof of Military or Law Enforcement employment to Casey Stangel at casey.n.stangel@vanderbilt.edu for a discount code

Housing:
All overnight campers will be staying on the Vanderbilt University campus.  The accommodations will be less than 200 yards from Hawkins Field

Facilities – Meals:
Hawkins Field will be the site of the High School Prospect Camp.  We will also use adjacent fields on the Vanderbilt campus for instruction and game activity.  Dinner will be served on Monday; breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served Tuesday through Thursday; breakfast and lunch will be served on Friday.  Meals will be served by our dining services. Commuters will receive all meals other than breakfast.  Please alert us of any food allergies at least two weeks prior to the start of camp so the cafeteria can be prepared.

What to Bring:
Vanderbilt is not liable for theft of loss of camper’s personal property so please label all gear!

  • Pillow, Bedding, Sheets (Standard Twin Bedding) and Towels – Overnight Camper Only
  • Alarm Clock, Toiletries and Snacks – Overnight Camper Only
  • Bat, Glove, Baseball Shoes, Sneakers, Baseball Pants, Shorts and T-Shirts. Your child may wear metal or molded cleats. We suggest molded to protect our field, but metal is fine.
  • Catchers Gear – Catchers Only

Overnight Camper FAQ Answers:
Yes, there is AC in the dorm rooms. No, there is not a refrigerator in the room.  The campers can order pizza at night and may want to bring cash to cover this.  You may bring anything into the dorm (fan, refrigerator, cooler, etc.) but please note that move in/move out will be hectic and you will not want to be bogged down.  You are responsible for moving everything in and out on your own.

Camper Cars:
Campers who drive to the Vanderbilt Baseball Camp must park in a designated area (25th Avenue Garage next to Hawkins Field) and turn in their keys to the camp director at registration. Keys will be returned at check out. Campers must pay for parking.

Refund Policy:
If you are unable to attend camp, a refund can be provided less a $50 processing fee when a request is submitted up to 30 days prior to camp
.  Refunds requested within 29 days of the start of camp, or after camp has ended, will not be granted.  The camp is staffed based on the number of registered campers and staff changes cannot be made last minute.  Please ensure you can attend camp before registering. Circumstances that would allow for an exception to the 30 day policy are as follows:

  • Serious illness or injury of a host or player:You’ll be asked to provide a general statement from a physician/physical therapist/athletic trainer confirming that the host or player can’t travel/participate due to the illness or injury.
  • Government-mandated obligations including jury duty, travel restrictions, court appearances, and military deployment:You’ll be asked to provide a copy of the official notice dated after the reservation was booked, including the name of the person fulfilling the obligation.
  • Airport and road closures, and flight cancellations that make it impossible to travel to camp:This includes closures and cancellations caused by natural disasters like earthquakes or severe storms. You’ll be asked to provide a notice of the road closure, or notice of the airport closure, or documentation from the airline that the flight was canceled/did not allow you to make it to camp.
  • Standardized Testing/AP Testing Conflict: If the player registered for camp is unable to make it to camp due to an academic testing conflict, the player will be asked to show proof of testing date signed by a school or testing official.

Parking:
Campers and parents must park in 25th Avenue Garage. Enter through the Highland Avenue entrance and follow the signs and directions. You will have to use the pay machine to pay for your parking space.  We cannot guarantee your car is OK if parked anywhere else on campus.  We do not hold the authority to have parking tickets dropped. If you park anywhere else on campus, you are doing so at your own risk.

Lost Keys:
If a camper loses his key or access card while at camp, he will be required to pay a fee at check-out to cover the cost.  The fee is $50.00 for replacing the key and $35.00 for replacing the access card. The fee is imposed by the Vanderbilt University Housing Department.  Lanyards will be provided for the campers to secure their room key and access cards.

Lost or Stolen Personal Items:
Vanderbilt is not liable for theft or loss of camper’s personal property.  It is the responsibility of the individual to keep his doors locked when away from his room.  Campers are encouraged not to bring a lot of money or valuable items (TV, speakers, etc.) to camp. Please put your name on all your baseball gear so it is identifiable.

Typical Daily Schedule:
7:30-8:30 a.m. — Breakfast
9 a.m. -Noon — Individual Position Play
Noon-2 p.m. — Lunch
2-5 p.m. — Instruction and Game Play
6:00 p.m. — Dinner
6-8 p.m. — Instruction and Game Play
8:30-10 p.m. — Game of the Night

*On Friday, camp will end at 12:00pm with an award ceremony following.

Parents/Coaches Visitation:
Parents and coaches are welcome to visit the baseball camp at any time.  We request that you stay off the playing field while camp is in session.

Goals of the Camp:
The Prospect Camp offers a unique baseball learning opportunity for the high school player who has aspirations of playing baseball at the highest level (college or Pro).  The five-day format is very intense with instruction and will have a large emphasis on individual position play, hitting fundamentals and game experience.  Players will also have instruction in strength training and baseball agility exercise.

Instruction:
Instruction will be directed and conducted by the Vanderbilt coaching staff, headed by Tim Corbin, head coach of the Gold Medal 2006 Team USA, the 2007, 2011, 2013, and 2019 SEC Champions, the 2014 & 2019 national champions and the 2015 national runners-up.  Other instructors at the camp include college coaches, professional players, scouts and top area high school coaches.

Facilities:
Hawkins Field is the site of Vanderbilt Baseball Camp and serves as the home to the Commodores.  Hawkins Field features a classic baseball park atmosphere coupled with a modern design that includes more than 4,000 seats and a state of the art turf field installed during the summer of 2012.  Alongside Hawkins Field sits the Vanderbilt Baseball field House (left field line), a hitting/training facility (outside the left field fence) and an indoor pitching lab (3rd base concourse).  The Field House includes coaches’ offices, an equipment room, classroom and locker rooms for current players, coaches and professional (alumni) players.

Hotel:
Families traveling from out of town will be responsible for securing their own hotel accommodations.  We have set up a first come first serve block with the newly renovated Holiday Inn Vanderbilt.  The reference code to the hotel block is: VUB. You can call to secure a reservation up to 30 days prior to camp. The contact number is: 1-615-327-4707.

Contact Us:
If you have any additional questions regarding the camp, please contact Casey Stangel at casey.n.stangel@vanderbilt.edu

Camper Code of Conduct
Vanderbilt Athletics Camps strives to maintain a fun and safe environment for all participants. Positive reinforcement is the preferred approach to discipline and all counselors strive to meet that goal. In keeping with our program goals, we encourage fun for all of our participants; however, certain rules are necessary to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment. Campers are expected to exhibit appropriate behavior at all times. Campers shall:

  • Listen and follow instructions.
  • Remain with the group at all times.
  • Show respect to all campers, coaches, staff, equipment, and facilities.
  • Refrain from using foul language.
  • Refrain from fighting, pushing or shoving. Refrain from causing harm to him/her self or others.

The following activities and/or behaviors pose significant risks to campers and the broader community and are strictly prohibited. Campers who engage in these prohibited activities and/or behavior may be subject to immediate dismissal.

  • Insubordination
  • Violating the rights of others, including bullying (physical, verbal, or otherwise)
  • Damage, vandalism, littering, or theft of Vanderbilt University property, property of a University community member or campus visitor, or other property used during camp
  • Violence of any kind, including, without limitation, fighting, assault, physical or verbal intimidation, cyber-bullying and sexual harassment
  • Pranks and practical jokes with malicious intent or that pose a threat to camper safety
  • Gambling
  • Possession, use, manufacture, or distribution of matches, lighters, fireworks, explosives, or other incendiary devices
  • Sexual Activity
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Tampering with fire alarms or other emergency equipment
  • Misuse or distribution of prescription or over-the-counter medications/drugs
  • Possession, use, manufacture, or distribution of tobacco, alcohol, or chemical substances
  • Possession, use, or distribution of firearms, ammunition, or other weapons or replicas of any description
  • Violation of federal, state, or local laws

Directions to Vanderbilt (Charles Hawkins Field) via the interstates:
From the north, take I-65 to I-40 west and then look for I-40 east to exit 209B. Turn right on Broadway.

From the east or south, take I-40 west to exit 209A. Turn left on Broadway.

From the west, take I-40 east to exit 209B. Turn right on Broadway (US 70S). Follow Broadway and veer right to West End Avenue.

Follow Broadway and veer right toward West End Avenue.  Turn left onto 25th Avenue and right on Jess Neely Drive.  The front entrance to Hawkins Field is directly across from the McGugin Athletic Center located at 2601 Jess Neely Drive. 

Vanderbilt is located a mile and a half southwest of downtown Nashville and is approximately 4 hours from Atlanta, 3 hours from Birmingham, 2 1/2 hours from Knoxville, 3 hours from Louisville and 3 hours from Memphis.

Airport Transportation:
We do not offer transportation to and from baseball camp. We recommend Grand Avenue car service 615-714-5466.