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Vanderbilt Baseball 2021 Day Camp
2020-2021 1st-8th Graders
Tuesday, July 6th to Thursday, July 8th

REGISTER HERE

Cost:
$285 per camper

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. *Subject to change

Vanderbilt Employee Discount:
Full Time Vanderbilt employees receive 15% off of the registration cost.  Please email Kalista Gioglio at kalista.gioglio@vanderbilt.edu for a discount code

Check-In:
Check-in will take place on Tuesday, July 6th 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). *Subject to change

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 8th following an awards ceremony on the Football Field– parents are invited. *Subject to change

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:
9:00-10:00AM             Defensive Instruction
10:00-11:00AM          Offensive Instruction
11:00-1:00PM             Game Play
*Schedule is subject to change
*Parents should plan to sign out on the Football Field at 12pm each day

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.

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.

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 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: BYC. 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

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 with them at all times. Due to the movement of camp/transition from field to field, 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.

Contact Us:
If you have any additional questions regarding the camp, please contact Vanderbilt Baseball at baseball@vanderbilt.edu or call the Vanderbilt Baseball Office at 615-322-3716.

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


Vanderbilt Baseball High School Prospect Camp
2020-2021 High School Prospects
Monday, July 12th to Friday, July 16th

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Dates:
Camp will begin on Monday, July 12th and conclude on Friday, July 16th 

Cost:
$515

Check-In:
Check-in will take place on Monday from 12 noon to 2:30pm at the front entrance of Charles Hawkins Field. 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).
*Subject to change

Orientation:
Orientation will take place at 3:00pm 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 12:00pm on Friday with an awards ceremony at Charles Hawkins Field – parents are invited.  All campers will be provided with a take away lunch.
*Subject to change

Vanderbilt Employee Discount:
Full Time Vanderbilt employees receive 15% off of the registration cost.  Before registering, email Kalista Gioglio at kalista.gioglio@vanderbilt.edu for a one time use code to receive 15% off. Please provide: Name, VUnetID, and place of work to receive the discount.

Facilities:
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.

Meals:
Meals will be catered:
-Monday: Dinner Only
-Tuesday –Thursday: Lunch & Dinner
-Friday: Lunch Only
Please alert us of any food allergies at least two weeks prior to the start of camp.

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

  • 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

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.  Campers must pay for parking.

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 or Stolen Personal Items:
Vanderbilt is not liable for theft or loss of camper’s personal property. Campers are encouraged not to bring a lot of money or valuable items to camp. Please put your name on all your baseball gear so it is identifiable.

Typical Daily Schedule:
9:00-12:00PM             Individual Position Play
12:00-2:00PM             Lunch
2:00-5:00PM               Instruction and Game Play
6:00-6:00PM               Dinner
6:00-8:00PM               Instruction and Game Play
8:30-10:00PM             Game of the Night
*Schedule is subject to change
*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.

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.

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. 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: ­­­ VBC. 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

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 with them at all times. Due to the movement of camp/transition from field to field, 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.

Contact Us:
If you have any additional questions regarding the camp, please contact Vanderbilt Baseball at baseball@vanderbilt.edu or call the Vanderbilt Baseball Office at 615-322-3716.

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.

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

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.

*Details for other 2021 camps and clinics have not yet been determined, but will be included on this site as soon as they become available.