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Wildcat Labor Day Prospect Camp

Wildcat Labor Day Prospect Camp
Sunday, September 2, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cliff Hagan Stadium
$189 (includes lunch)
Grades 9-12
 
UK Baseball’s Prospect Camps are designed for advanced evaluation and instruction by the Wildcat coaching staff for players who aspire to compete at the NCAA Division I level. We offer the high school player an opportunity to showcase his skills in a pro-style workout and receive expert instruction from the University of Kentucky Baseball coaching staff, as well as select visiting college coaches. Campers will be grouped by position and will have the chance to work out at their primary position. The camp utilizes state-of-the-art training tools, such as HitTrax™ and FungoMan™, and will also include presentations.
 
Head Coach Nick Mingione
From his first meetings with the players, Wildcats Head Coach Nick Mingione brought a very clear and specific vision to the program:  they would be a family, they would focus on developing the “Student, Person, Player” and they would do things that had never been done before. Mingione, his staff and the team did just that in 2017. In his first season at the helm, Mingione’s Cats shined on the field, winning a NCAA Region championship in front of the largest crowd in school history and advancing to a Super-Regional. After the Wildcats posted the most wins by a first-year head coach, Mingione was recognized as the Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year and the Rawlings/Perfect Game National Coach of the Year. Six Wildcats were drafted in the top 10 rounds of the Major League Baseball amateur draft. The unprecedented success on the field was matched by the team’s academic achievements, earning a 3.35 GPA during the fall and 3.25 GPA during the spring season. In Coach Mingione’s second campaign, a record 13 Wildcats were drafted, the most in the country. After the 2018 season, senior catcher/first baseman Troy Squires was recognized as the national recipient of the prestigious Senior Class Award, which honors student-athletes who excel in four areas:  community, classroom, character and competitor. Coach Mingione continues to lead the Wildcats to unprecedented heights and the team is excited about moving into its new home in the new $49M stadium in the fall of 2018.
How to Register
Our camps fill up quickly and registration is on a first come, first served basis.
 
All camp registrations must be completed ONLINE at www.ukathletics.com/camps. Full or partial payments or a minimum non-refundable $50 deposit per camp, by debit or credit card, are accepted for online registration. Registration will remain open until the start of camp or until all available spots are filled. Sibling and multi-camp discounts will be applied at cart checkout. Please be sure to register for all desired camp sessions prior to submitting the online payment.
 
Walk-up registration is welcome if space is available, payment is made in full and all required documents are presented.
 
Required Documents
The following documents are required for camp participation. These documents may be uploaded as PDF files in the registration website (preferred), faxed to 859-323-4754 or turned in at camp check-in:

  1. Copy of the camper’s current annual physical, dated within 12 months of camp. A Physician’s Statement is acceptable in lieu of a physical.
  2. Front and back of camper’s health insurance cards

 
Check-In Procedures
Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m. at Cliff Hagan Stadium. Maps are available on the UK Athletic Department website:  www.ukathletics.com

  • All campers must attend check-in, even if you are paid in full.
  • PARKING is available behind the RF fence at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

What to Bring
Baseball attire and gear, including:  camp, turf/athletic shoes, cleats, baseball glove, bat, practice shorts/baseball pants, practice shirt, supporter. All personal items should be labelled. Please do not bring valuables.
 
Camp Store
Concessions and UK Baseball gear will be available for purchase at all camp sessions. Cash and checks only; checks payable to UKAD.
 
Questions
859-257-8052 – kentuckybaseball@uky.edu – www.ukathletics.com/camps
 
Confirmation & Follow-Up Communication
Campers will receive a confirmation email after the online registration has been submitted. It is important that you provide an active and correct email address in the registration process as email will be our primary means of communication both prior to and following the camp. Please be sure to routinely check the email address you supply at registration to avoid any confusion or miscommunication.
 
Cancellations
Cancellations and refund requests must be received no later than seven days prior to the start of camp. Any later cancellations must be in the case of illness or injury and require a physician’s signed note. Contact kentuckybaseball@uky.edu for cancellations.

The deposit for each camp is non-refundable under any circumstances.
 
Sibling Discount & Multi-Camp Discount
Sibling discount is available for families with more than one camper and multi-camp discount is available to high school campers attending more than one camp session.
2 campers:  Save $20
3 campers:  Save $40
4 campers:  Save $60

  • Need-based camp scholarships are available to youth campers (below grade 9) who qualify. Scholarships are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Call 859-257-8052 for more information.
  • University Employees are eligible for a $20 discount. You will be asked to complete a few questions during registrations in order to obtain the discount.

NCAA rules prohibit payment of camp expenses (camp tuition, transportation, spending money, etc…) for prospects (9th grade and above) by University of Kentucky boosters. NCAA rules also prohibit free or reduced camp admissions for prospects. If you have any questions, notify camp officials prior to attending camp. 
 
The University of Kentucky’s camps and clinics are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).
 
For campers to stay overnight at any UK Athletics Camp, the camper must be at least 12 years of age at the start of camp. Date of birth is required and must match the physical form.
 
Disabilities accommodated, prior notification is appreciated.
 

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