2022 High School Baseball Fall Instructional League Camp

2022 High School Baseball Fall Instructional League Camp

2022 High School Fall Instructional League Camp

@Kentucky Proud Park


Masks and physical distancing requirements for all persons will be followed in accordance with campus and state regulations at the time of the camp.


The University of Kentucky Baseball program is proud to announce our fifth annual High School Fall Instructional League. This camp is for the high school player looking to improve their skills in a game setting. The league will consist of 10 teams playing 1-2 times per week from Monday-Thursday over a 5-week period. Participants will receive instruction from the UK Baseball staff prior to each game and get a chance to play games at Kentucky Proud Park.


Team registration fee: $50

Player registration fee: $225


UK Employees will receive a 20% discount at checkout.

Email questions to



Camp Details

  • High School Coaches will register their team.
    • $50 non-refundable team fee.
    • Deadline for player registration is 7 days after team registration.
    • Players must be in grades 8-12.
    • A minimum of 12 players per team, 15 recommended
  • Participants will have a team code to be able to complete their registration online.
    • $225 per player registration fee.
    • $50 non-refundable deposit.
    • Some teams are presenting one group payment. Please check with your coach to know if you need to make an individual payment.
  • Schedules and details will be sent to each coach once all teams are registered.
  • Games will be played from August 29 through the week of September 26
  • Each team will play no more than 6 games, with a guarantee of 5 games.
    • Every effort will be made to make up any cancelled games.
  • Games will start at 5:30pm and 7:45pm, Monday-Thursday.
  • Games will have a two-hour time limit (7 innings)
    • Instruction by UK Baseball staff 20 min prior to the start of the game.
  • Umpires and balls will be provided by UK.
  • Each coach will be provided numbered shirts for each player on their team.




  • REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR ALL UK ATHLETICS CAMPS: Upload the following required documents to your Active Network Camp Account through the link in your confirmation email.
    • A copy of a physical that has been signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
    • Front and back copies of your medical insurance card(s).

The camper will not be able to participate in camp until we have received these forms.

Disabilities will be accommodated with advanced notification for all camps.

  • WHAT TO BRING: Each camper should bring baseball equipment, including a glove, bat, hat, batting helmet, and turf/running shoes (no metal cleats). No sunflower seeds, No gum.
  • COMMUNICATIONS: After you complete your registration you will receive a confirmation email with more details and instructions. If you don’t receive a confirmation email, check your spam/junk folder for the email.
  • REFUND POLICY: Refunds can be requested prior to the start of camp by emailing Refunds that are approved will be less your $50 non-refundable deposit. COVID-19 specific refund policy is at the bottom of this information page.
  • QUESTIONS: Call 859-257-8052 or email



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 has done just that. In his first season (2017) at the helm, Mingione’s Cats shined on the field, winning an NCAA regional championship in front of the largest crowd in school history and advancing to a Super Regional for the first time in school history. 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.

In Coach Mingione’s five years the Cats have had:

  • Two first round picks in the MLB Draft, including the highest-selected pitcher (Zack Thompson, 2019) in program history.
  • Six players selected in the first 90 overall picks of MLB Draft (2017-21).
  • Fifteen players selected in the top 10 rounds of the MLB Draft (2017-21).
  • Thirteen players drafted in 2018 (the most in the country and tied for most in single draft by a SEC program).
  • The fourteen underclassmen drafted during Coach Mingione’s tenure have amassed $10.435 million in signing bonuses (average of $745,000 per player) prior to 2021 draft.
  • Ten First- or Second-Team All-Americans in four years.
  • Pitching staff broke the school record for the most strikeouts in a single season (2017).
  • National co-Freshman of the Year (John Rhodes, 2020).
  • Set school record for fielding percentage (2021).
  • In 2018 they were the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic Champions.

The unprecedented success on the field was matched by the team’s achievements off the field. The Cats have had two Senior CLASS Award winners in 2018 (Troy Squires) and 2021 (T.J. Collett) which recognizes and honors student-athletes who excel in four areas: community, classroom, character, and competitor. No student-athlete in UK Athletics had ever won the award prior to 2018. SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2017 (Zach Logue). First-Team Academic All-American in 2019 (Marshal Gei). Under Mingione’s leadership the team has had 158 All-SEC academic honors, including a league high of 39 in 2021. The team set new highs for GPA in both Fall 2020, with a department best 3.61 and Spring 2021, with a 3.44, ranking as the highest among male teams on campus.


NCAA rules prohibit payment of camp expenses (camp tuition, transportation, spending money, etc.) for prospects (9th grade and above) by University of Kentucky donors. 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).
Disabilities accommodated, prior notification is appreciated.



I’m having trouble registering online can I just call the baseball office and register over the phone?

No. Registrations cannot be taken over the phone or in person. All registrations must be made online and paid for using a credit card. Please email or call 859-257-8052 if you are having any registration problems.


I need to cancel my registration; can I get a refund?

If you need to cancel your registration, please email to request a refund.  Refunds that are approved will be less your $50 non-refundable deposit.  You can request a credit (for full amount) towards a future camp by emailing


I’m an UK Employee how do I get my discount?

At the end of the registration process, you will be asked a series of questions to confirm your employment at UK, at which point the discount will be applied to your total.


Is there a multi-kid discount?

No. Sibling discount is not offered for our Fall High School Instructional League Camp.


Does my physical form have to be on the form provided, because I have a physical, but it’s on a different form?

No. You don’t have to use the medical form provided.  If your medical form states that you are physically able to participate in the camp and signed by a medical doctor and less than 12 months old that will work.


My son’s physical expires right before the camp, but I don’t have an appointment to get a new physical until after the camp, and my insurance won’t allow me to get a physical any sooner, what should I do?

Call your doctor’s office and explain the situation, often they will be able to help you.

Physicals are performed at the Little Clinics at Kroger for only $35 (without insurance approval).

Call your insurance and ask if you got a physical before the 12-month mark if they will still cover it. Often insurances have a grace period.


Will there be concessions during the games?

No, Concessions will not be open during the HS Instructional League games.


COVID-19 specific refund policy

  1. If a camp is cancelled due to COVID-19, participants will be contacted to choose one of the following options:
    1. Transfer to a future camp within the same sport (if available).
    2. Full refund (excludes any Active Network customer processing fees).
  2. If a portion of the camp is cancelled due to COVID-19, participants will be refunded based on the percentage of camp that was not completed. This includes portions of camp that are cancelled due to inclement weather, where an indoor facility is not available to accommodate proper social distancing. **NCAA requires payment be retained for portions of camp that participants completed.
  3. If a camper, or a member of their household, is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (see COVID-19 Symptom Check below) within 24 hours of camp check-in please email to choose one of the following options:
    1. Transfer to a future camp within the same sport (if available).
    2. Full refund (excludes any Active Network customer processing fees).

COVID-19 Symptom Check

  • Fever of 100.0 or greater.
  • New cough (not associated with seasonal allergies).
  • New muscle aches/pain.
  • New shortness of breath.
  • New sore throat (not associated with seasonal allergies).
  • Vomiting or diarrhea.
  • Loss of taste or smell.


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