2019 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.
2019 Vanderbilt Baseball Winter Prospect Camp
Dates: November 2-3, 2019
To register, click HERE.
The Vanderbilt Baseball Winter Prospect Camp offers a unique baseball learning opportunity for the advanced high school player (grades 9-12) who has aspirations of playing baseball at the highest level (College or Pro). 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:
- Two days of elite professional instruction
- Opportunity to meet, learn and be evaluated by current Vanderbilt Coaches
- Invaluable experience for future baseball success
- Lunch both days
- Hotel room NOT included
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 2nd
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 3rd
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
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.
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.
Players 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 Holiday Inn Vanderbilt group code is “VBC” and should be used when making your reservation. Holiday Inn Vanderbilt: (615) 327-4707
Meals at Camp:
Lunch will be provided for all campers on Saturday and Sunday. Please alert us prior to the first day of camp of any severe food allergies.
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 of the registration cost. Please email your VUNetID to email@example.com your discount code. Discount code valid for one registration per camp.
Have questions regarding Vanderbilt Baseball Camps? Contact Casey Stangel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the baseball office at 615-322-3716.
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.
Hawkins Field is the site of the Vanderbilt Baseball Camp and serves as the home to the Commodores. Now in its 16th season of existence, Hawkins Field features a classic ballpark atmosphere coupled with a modern design that includes more than 4,000 seats. We are currently under construction outside of the left field fence. The new baseball facility will include new batting cages, a state-of-the-art classroom, cardio room, an expanded weight room, pro-locker room, recruiting area as well as coaches’ and staff offices. Alongside the left field line sits the existing Vanderbilt Baseball Field House and an Indoor Pitching Center is located in the concourse below the football bleachers. The existing Field House will still house the equipment room and locker rooms for current players. Once the project is complete, this second floor of the building will be used primarily to entertain with hospitality/dining area and a catering kitchen.
Please be sure you enter your email address correctly and check your email regularly as this is the primary way we communicate. 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/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.
- 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
- 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