2024 Wildcat Baseball School

2024 Wildcat Baseball School

Wildcat Baseball School

June 17-20, 2024
July 8-11, 2024
July 15-18, 2024
8:30-11:30 AM
$240 per session

Covid-19 protocol requirements will be followed in accordance with campus and state regulations at the time of the camp.

Camp space is limited to 180 campers.  Space is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Our most popular youth camp returns in 2023.  Wildcat Baseball School offers the young player the opportunity to prepare for his/her fall season in a fun and positive learning atmosphere. Hosted at our state-of-the-art baseball facility, Kentucky Proud Park. Our staff will teach each player baseball fundamentals, drill work specifically designed to improve each camper’s offensive and defensive skills, and simulated game situations. Campers will be placed in groups based on grade and ability.  Camp is open to both boys and girls.

Camp Details

  • Age Group: grades 1-7
  • Time: 8:30-11:30 AM
  • Check-in: 8:00 AM
  • Kentucky Proud Park
  • Online registration: $240
  • Non-refundable deposit: $50
  • Camp space is limited to 180 campers. A waiting list is setup for each session.



  • UK Employee: 20% off
  • Siblings: $20 off



  • CHECK-IN: 30 minutes prior to the start of camp.
  • DISCOUNT: Employee discount is 20% off total cost of camp. Sibling discount is $20 off total cost of camp.
  • REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR ALL UK ATHLETICS CAMPS: For the child to participate in camp please upload the following documents to your Active Network Camp Account through the link in your confirmation email.
    • A copy of a physical that was 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. For all camps, disabilities will be accommodated with advanced notifications.

  • CAMP STORE: Merchandise sales will be available on-line through your Active Network account. Merchandise will also be available for purchase in person during camp hours. Cash or check only for in person sales. An email will be sent as soon as the online shop is open.
  • WHAT TO BRING: Each camper should bring baseball equipment, including a glove, bat, hat, batting helmet, and turf/running shoes (no cleats). No sunflower seeds, No gum
  • COMMUNICATIONS: After you complete your registration you will receive a confirmation email. A few days before the camp you will receive another email with more details and instructions about the camp. Please double check that your email address is correct in your Active Network Camp Account as that will be our only method of communication with campers.
  • REFUND POLICY: Refunds can be requested 7 days 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 six 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 (2017-22).
  • Nineteen players selected in the top 10 rounds of the MLB Draft (2017-22).
  • Thirteen players drafted in 2018 (the most in the country and tied for most in single draft by a SEC program).
  • The 20 underclassmen drafted during Coach Mingione’s tenure have amassed $12.663 million in signing bonuses (average of $634,000 per player).
  • Eleven First- or Second-Team All-Americans in six years.
  • Pitching staff broke the school record for the most strikeouts in a single season (2022).
  • 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.
  • In 2023, posted fourth-longest win streak in program history (17).
  • Has coached two Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners (Evan White, 2017, and Ryan Ritter, 2022).

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 (Marshall Gei), SEC Brad Davis Community Service Award in 2022 (Mason Hazelwood) and the prestigious UK Sullivan Medal in 2023 (Alex Degen). Under Mingione’s leadership the team has had 196 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.



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. Cash payments are prohibited.

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.  

My child is in Kindergarten, but he is already 6 years old, can he still attend the Wildcat Baseball School?
No. All campers must be entering 1st grade as a minimum nor older than entering 7th grade.

My child attended camp previously, do I have to upload my documents again?
Yes. Each camp has its own separate database and won’t pull info from previous camps.  This is to avoid outdated physicals, or medical insurance changes.

I’m an UK Employee how do I get my discount?
Yes. It’s 20% off total registration. 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?
Yes. There is a sibling discount of $20 off.

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 child’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 you doctor’s office and explain the situation, often they will be able to help you.
Physicals are performed at the Little Clinic 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.

What do we need to bring with us to camp?
The week prior to the camp you will receive an email with more details about what to bring to camp and more. No sunflower seeds, No gum

Will the campers be fed during camp?
No, the campers will not be fed during camp.  However, campers can bring snacks with them to keep their energy up during the camp. 

My child has an epi pen, do we need to give it to the trainer?
No. Your child will need to keep track of his/her epi pen, however, please have that documented on the physical form.

Can parents stay and watch?
Yes. Parents can remain in the grandstand or on the concourse during the summer camps. Parents must follow campus guidelines as it pertains to masks and social distancing. Parents won’t be allowed on the field or inside the facility.

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
  • Been in close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19


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