Nov. 4, 2008 

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2008 Wildcat Winter Baseball Camps

Wildcat Winter Baseball School — December 22-23 – Ages 6-14

Wildcat Pitching, Catching and Infield Camp — December 27 – Grades 9-12

Wildcat Hitting Camp — December 28 – Grades 9-12

Wildcat Winter High School Camp — December 29 – Grades 9-12

Welcome to our 2008 Wildcat Baseball Camps!

Our Winter Camps are specifically designed to help players improve their individual skills and prepare for their upcoming baseball season.  The drill work and one-on-one instruction have made Wildcat Baseball Camps an incredible success and we are dedicated to continuing this instructional excellence again this year.

We have assembled an extremely knowledgeable staff to work closely with each camper and teach him the proper techniques to succeed in baseball.  Our instructors will consist of the UK Baseball Coaches, current and former UK players, as well as outstanding local high school and college coaches.  This staff will provide a terrific learning environment along with an opportunity for each camper to improve his baseball talents.

All of our camps will be held in Nutter Field House, UK’s nationally renowned and state-of-the-art indoor training facility.  We look forward  to seeing you there!

Kentucky Head Coach Gary Henderson

After helping lead the Kentucky baseball program through its most successful five-year period in the 104-year history of the program, Gary Henderson is in his first year as the head coach at UK.

Henderson, UK’s associate head coach and pitching coach for the past five years, becomes the 25th head coach in the history of Wildcat baseball. Henderson has been a cornerstone in the success of the UK program over the past five years, helping transform the Wildcats into an annual national contender. Henderson’s 2008 staff was the best in the Southeastern Conference, pacing the conference with a 3.71 team ERA, ranking as the second-best ERA in school history.

During his five years as the associate head coach, Henderson helped lead the Wildcat program to two school-record 44-win seasons, two NCAA Regional Championship appearances, an NCAA Regional host and an SEC Championship.

A former National Assistant Coach of the Year in 1996 at Florida, Henderson will be taking his second collegiate head coaching job, with assistant coaching stops at San Diego State, Fullerton State, Riverside CC, Pepperdine, Florida and Oregon State. Henderson’s head coaching experience came previously as the head coach at Chapman University (Calif.), where he helped transition the program to Division I, guiding the program to a national ranking in just its first year of Division I competition.

Henderson’s impact on the UK pitching staff has been drastic, helping transform the Wildcat staff into one of the top in the nation. The Wildcats’ pitching staff improved under Henderson immediately, as the team improved from a 5.86 and 5.23 ERA in 2004 and 2005, respectively, into a banner season in 2006. Henderson’s pitching staff becoming a force in the conference during the 2006 SEC Championship season, ranking third in the conference with a 3.95 ERA. In 2008, Henderson’s pitching staff allowed the fewest home runs, runs and earned runs in the SEC. 

Henderson’s impact can not only be seen in the pitching staff but also in his recruiting ability. UK’s first recruiting class under Henderson was hailed as one of the top 25 in the nation by Collegiate Baseball. He has continued to recruit the best players in the country, as the 2007 class was ranked among the nation’s best. Henderson’s 2008 class was recently was chosen as Baseball America’s No. 4 recruiting class; the highest ranking ever for Kentucky Baseball.

UK Baseball Coaching Staff

Brian Green – Assistant Coach

Brian Green begins his first season as an assistant coach with Kentucky, after serving as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at UCLA the previous four years. Known as a tenacious recruiter, Green comes to UK as one of the top hitting instructors and offensive minds in college baseball, helping lead the Bruins to 99 wins in the last 3 years. Green also secured the No. 13 and No. 7 best recruiting classes in the nation in 2006 and 2007, respectively, while also assisting in landing the No. 5 class in 2005. Green served as an assistant at the University of Hawaii in 2003 and 2004 and was an assistant at the University of San Diego in 2002, helping the Toreros capture their first conference title in school history. A former player for Coach Henderson at Chapman University, Green also coached with Henderson in 2001, serving as the volunteer asst. at Oregon State.

Brad Bohannon – Assistant Coach / Recruiting Coordinator

Brad Bohannon, a former standout baseball player at Berry College, begins his fourth season as a full-time assistant coach at Kentucky after spending two seasons as the Wildcats’ volunteer assistant coach.  Widely known in the college ranks as a tireless and aggressive recruiter, Bohannon is responsible for evaluating talent and bringing mature and competitive players to campus. With Bohannon at the helm, Kentucky has already had two Top-25 recruiting classes, with the 2009 class dubbed as the No. 4 class in the nation by Baseball America. Bohannon played two years of professional baseball for the Dubois County Dragons (Huntington, Indiana) and was named to the 1997 Heartland League All-Star team.  He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Berry College (1998) and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Wake Forest (2000).

Keith Vorhoff – Volunteer Assistant Coach

Keith Vorhoff is now in his second season as a volunteer assistant coach with Kentucky. Vorhoff spent the 2006 season working as a volunteer assistant with  Southeastern Louisiana University, working with the pitching staff. Vorhoff helped improve the staff ERA from 5.34 in 2006 to 4.07 in 2007. Vorhoff has served as a summer league coach for two excellent clubs, including a current head coach position for the Chillicothe Mudcats. Vorhoff also served as the assistant coach for the Anchorage Bucs in the Alaska Summer Collegiate Baseball League, coaching 19 players selected in the MLB Draft.

A certified Athletic Trainer will be a permanent member of our camp staff. Training facilities are located inside Nutter Field House.


Our staff will also include outstanding college and high school coaches along with current and former UK players.  Coaches from the following colleges have attended in the past: Alice Lloyd College, Asbury College, Berea College, Bellarmine University, Birmingham Southern University, Brescia University, Campbellsville University, Centre College, University of the Cumberlands, Eastern Kentucky University, Franklin College, Georgetown College, Indiana University Southeast, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Lincoln Trail College, Lindsey Wilson College, Marshall University, Miami (OH) University, Morehead State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, Spalding University, St. Catharine College, Thomas More College, Tiffin University, Transylvania University, Union College, University of Cincinnati, University of Evansville, University of Southern Indiana, Wabash Valley College, Western Kentucky University and Xavier University.


YOUTH – Ages 6-14

Wildcat Winter Baseball School

Offers the young player the opportunity to prepare for his spring season in a fun and positive learning atmosphere.  Includes baseball fundamentals, drill work specifically designed to improve skills, and simulated game situations.  Every camper is videotaped to ensure the highest quality hitting and throwing analysis by our staff.

Monday, December 22 – Tuesday, December 23 — 9 am to 3 pm
$150, see below for Sibling Discount

HIGH SCHOOL – Grades 9-12

Wildcat Pitching, Catching and Infield Camp

An excellent way for the high school player to hone his defensive skills.  Every camper is videotaped to ensure the highest quality throwing analysis by our staff.

Saturday, December 27– 9 am to 3 pm
$120, see below for multiple camp discounts

Wildcat Hitting Camp

Provides the high school player with superior instruction on all facets of hitting.  Every camper is  videotaped to ensure the highest quality hitting analysis by our staff.
Sunday, December 28 — 9 am to 3 pm
$120, see below for multiple camp discounts

Wildcat Winter High School Camp
Receive instruction from the University of Kentucky Baseball coaching staff as well as select visiting college coaches in UK’s state-of-the-art indoor training facility.  Campers will be grouped by position with emphasis on instruction and competition.
Monday, December 29 — 9 am to 3 pm
$120, see below for multiple camp discounts

Sibling Discount and Multi-Camp Discount

Sibling discount available for families with more than one camper and multi-camp discount available to high school campers attending multiple sessions.

1 camper:     Regular Price
2 camp(er)s: Save $20!
3 camp(er)s: Save $40!
4 camp(er)s: Save $60!


2008 Kentucky Wildcat Winter Baseball Camp
Business Office, Joe Craft Center
338 Lexington Avenue
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0604

Online: Register online at (follow camp links).  Full payments or $50 deposit per camp, by credit card and electronic checks, are accepted for online registration.  Online registration will be open through noon December 21st. Sibling/Multi-camp discounts will be applied at cart checkout.  Please ensure you register for all desired camp sessions prior to submitting payment.

In person: In the event that space is available, walk-up registrants will be accepted.  A $10 late fee will apply for walk-up registration.  Cash or personal or cashiers/certified checks only. Please call 859.257.6495 for information on walk-up registration.

A $50 non-refundable deposit per camp must accompany each application.  Balance may be paid at camp check-in in the form of cash, personal checks, or cashiers/certified check.

Camp fee includes camp t-shirt and lunch.  Note: campers attending more than one session will receive one t-shirt.

Medical Information and Requirements
The University of Kentucky requires:
a signed Parental Consent Statement (see reverse side), 
proof of a physical, dated within one year of camp.  (The physical may be mailed separately from the application or presented to the camp trainer at check-in.).  Physician’s Statement is acceptable in lieu of a physical,
a copy of the front and back of camper’s health insurance card.

Campers will receive a confirmation email or letter upon receipt of application and deposit.  Please allow 2 weeks for confirmation via regular mail.

Check-in Procedures
7:30 am to 8:45 am at Nutter Field House, located on the east side of UK’s Commonwealth Stadium.  Maps are available on the UK Athletic Department website: All campers must attend check-in, even if you’ve paid-in-full.

Checklist of Things to Bring
Baseball Items: One cap, one pair of tennis-type shoes (no spikes), baseball glove, bat, practice shorts, baseball pants or sweat pants, athletic socks, supporter, practice shirts.  All personal items should be labeled. Please do not bring valuables.

Camp Store
Concessions and UK Baseball souvenirs will be available for purchase at all camp sessions.  (Cash and Checks Only.)

Out of Town Campers
For your convenience, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Lexington.  Please call 859.231.9000 and mention “UK Baseball” to reserve a room at the University of Kentucky’s institutional rate.  Rooms will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.




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