Vanderbilt Baseball Camps

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Vanderbilt Baseball 2021 High School Fall Prospect Developmental Camp
2020-2021 High School Prospects
Saturday, November 6th to Sunday, November 7th

REGISTER HERE

Cost:  $425
Dates:  11/6-11/7
Camp Details:
The Vanderbilt Baseball Fall Developmental Camp offers a unique baseball learning opportunity for the advanced high school player (grades 9-12) who aspires of playing baseball at the highest level (College or Pro). The camp is led by Vanderbilt Head Coach Tim Corbin and the entire Vanderbilt Baseball coaching staff, along with numerous other coaches from across college and professional baseball, giving you an unrivaled development and exposure experience.

The two-day format is very intense 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 exercises. Players will be grouped according to position. Seniors in high school may attend and are encouraged. Enrollment will be limited and is only guaranteed on a first come, first serve basis. Reserve a spot now as the camp will fill quickly! The camp is open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level, and/or gender).

Players will choose between the following areas to attend:

  • Infield/Hitting
  • Outfield/Hitting
  • Catching/Hitting
  • Pitching

Single Day is available for pitchers ONLY who are not throwing live at this time of the year and only want to attend the instruction day on Saturday. Sunday is the evaluation day in conjunction with instruction for pitchers who will throw off the mound. If you want to throw in game portion on Sunday, you must choose the 2-day camp.

Players receive:

  • Two days of elite professional instruction/development
  • Opportunity to meet, learn, and be evaluated by current Vanderbilt Coaches
  • Exposure to numerous other college coaches
  • Invaluable experience for future baseball success
  • Lunch both days
  • Hotel room NOT included

Check-In:
Check in will take place on Saturday morning from 7:30am to 8:20am at the Hawkins Field front gates.

Camp Schedule (Subject to change—all registrants will receive an email one week prior to camp with complete camp schedule):
Saturday, November 6th
7:30am – 8:20am         Check in (Hawkins Field)
8:30am – 11:30am       Defensive Instruction
11:30am – 12:00pm     Lunch
12:00pm – 4:00pm    Defensive/Offensive Stations
4:00pm – 5:00pm       Question and Answer Period with Vanderbilt Coaches and Players

Sunday, November 7th
8:15am                          Players Arrive (Hawkins Field)
8:30am – 11:30am      Defensive Instruction
11:30am – 12:00pm   Lunch
12:00pm – 3:00pm    Defensive/Offensive Stations
3:00pm                        Camp Ends

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.

What to Bring:
All Campers must bring their own baseball equipment, which would include: glove, bat, cleats, baseball pants, running shoes/turf shoes, hat, and any other equipment they feel necessary to compete. Catchers must bring their own gear. Helmets will be provided. It is suggested that each player be dressed in baseball uniform. Please keep in mind this is an outdoor camp. Vanderbilt is not liable for the theft or loss of camper’s personal property – please label all gear.

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.

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.

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. NOTE: Housing is NOT provided in the camp rate. Campers are responsible for securing their own housing. Campers needing housing are recommended to stay at the Holiday Inn Vanderbilt, which is a 5-minute walk from Hawkins field. The reference code to the hotel block is: FHS. You can call to secure a reservation up to 30 days prior to camp. Please note that the room block is subject to availability, and again, not included in the cost of camp. The contact number is: 1-615-327-4707

Booking Link:  Vandy Baseball Camp

Meals at Camp:
Lunch will be provided for all campers on Saturday and Sunday. Please alert us at least two weeks prior to the first day of camp of any severe food allergies.

Merchandise Sales:
Merchandise is available on the registration site. Please note that due to ordering/inventory, all sales are FINAL and can be picked up at camp check-in.

COVID Protocols:
Masks are required when not in athletic activity. Campers MUST bring their own mask and have them at all times. Due to the movement of camp, a neck gaiter is recommended, as well as having multiple masks.

Parents are allowed to observe camp in most outdoor areas; however, social distancing must be observed at all times.

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

Vanderbilt Employee Discount:
Vanderbilt employees receive 15% off the registration cost. Please email your VUNetID to kalista.gioglio@vanderbilt.edu for your discount code. Discount code valid for one registration per camp.

Contact Information:
Have questions regarding Vanderbilt Baseball Camps? Contact Vanderbilt Baseball at baseball@vanderbilt.edu call the baseball office at 615-322-3716.

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.

IMPORTANT: Active, the third-party vendor for Vanderbilt Athletics Camps, charges a nonrefundable fee of $5 for ALL camp registrations, and this fee will be charged regardless of whether the camper qualifies for a full refund of other camp fees. By signing up for camp, all registrants acknowledge that the $5 Active registration fee will not be refunded in any event once registration is complete.

Additionally, registration fees may be refunded in the event of camp cancellation or substantial rescheduling.

Facilities:
Hawkins Field is the site of the Vanderbilt Baseball Camp and serves as the home to the two-time national champion VandyBoys. This classic ballpark atmosphere combines a modern design with an unrivaled player development space that includes more than 4,000 seats. The new $13-million-dollar player development facility includes spacious batting cages, a state-of-the-art classroom, nutrition and fueling station, player kitchen, an expanded weight room, pro-locker room, recruiting area as well as coaches’ and staff offices. Alongside the leftfield line sits the existing Vanderbilt Baseball Fieldhouse, which houses a player locker room and players only lounge. The Pitching Lab is also located in the baseball concourse below the football bleachers.

IMPORTANT:
Please be sure you enter your email address correctly and check your email regularly as this is the primary way we communicate. You should also add baseball@vanderbilt.edu to your email contact list as some emails can be flagged as SPAM/JUNK.

Any additional information that we need to convey as the camp draws closer will be passed on to you via the e-mail address that you submitted through the Active registration process. Please make it a habit to check your e-mail daily; this will eliminate any confusion and or miscommunication.

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/herself 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