2014 Elite Camp
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Children of IU Bloomington employees eligible for 50% discount
TO CONTACT THE IU SOFTBALL STAFF:
Mail Questions To:
Indiana Softball Camp
Athletic Dept., Indiana University
1001 East 17th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
* Add 6% for on-line registrations
Sibling and team discounts available. View individual camp registration pages for additional information
All IU Camps are open to all and any entrants
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Michelle Gardner - Head Softball Coach, Indiana University
Michelle Gardner enters her fifth season at the helm of the IU program, and has the program enjoying some of its greatest successes in history.
IU has amassed at least 30 wins in each of the past two seasons (30 in 2012, 37 in 2011), marking the first time in 22 years the program has had back-to-back 30 win seasons. The Hoosiers have also had three first-team All-Big Ten selections in the last two years, eclipsing the total from the previous 10 years (two selections from 2001-10).
Gardner guided the Hoosiers to a magical season in 2011, when IU went 37-17 - including 17-3 in the Big Ten - and earned an At-Large invitation to the NCAA Tournament. Gardner coached a pair of first-team All-Big Ten players in pitcher Morgan Melloh and first baseman Sara Olson. Melloh, meanwhile, also became the first IU pitcher since 1996 to be named Big Ten Pitcher of the Year.
Gardner is a 1989 graduate of the University of Michigan where she was a standout pitcher from 1984-1988. She has garnered Big Ten Player of the Year and first team all-region accolades. She was also part of softball's first appearance in the 1996 Olympic Games when she took part in the Olympic Trials.
Gardner was named the eighth head coach IU softball history on June 9, 2008 after spending the previous six seasons as the head coach at the University of Nevada, where she was named the 2008 Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.
Christy Hebert - Assistant Coach, Indiana University
Christy Hebert is in her fifth season with the Hoosier coaching staff and is responsible for working with the team's defense, fielding and hitting. Prior to joining Gardner's staff, Hebert was an assistant coach for the 2007 season with the New England Riptide of the National Pro Fast-pitch league before moving on to be an instructor for Perfect Game USA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Prior to moving on to the Riptide, Hebert coached at the University of Northern Iowa for seven seasons, the last five as the head coach. Before joining Northern Iowa, Hebert was an assistant coach at Northwestern for the 1999 and 2000 seasons. Upon the completion of her collegiate career at Iowa, Hebert played three summers, from 1998-2000, as a shortstop with the North Carolina Diamonds of the WPSL. During her career at the University of Iowa, she was an All-American shortstop in 1996 and 1997.
Ben Sorden - Assistant Softball Coach, Indiana University
Assistant coach Ben Sorden will enter his first season as assistant coach for the 2014 season. He will work primarily with the pitching staff, assist with recruiting, establish practice plans as well as coordinate team travel.
Sorden most recently served as an assistant coach at Coe College (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) where he coached three All-American pitchers, seven NCAA All-Region pitchers and four Iowa Conference Pitchers of the Year. During his tenure with the Kohawks, Sorden also helped Coe College to three conference championships, eight NCAA Regional appearances, two NCAA Division III Women's College World Series appearances (fifth place, 2006; second place, 2009) and nine finishes in the NCAA Top 25.
In addition to his time at Coe College, Sorden was the head coach for Solon High School (Solon, Iowa) in 2011 and 2012, where he earned WaMaC East Coach of the Year honors after piloting SHS to back-to-back WaMaC East Championships, consecutive Regional Championships and two state tournament appearances, including a runner-up finish in 2012.In just two seasons, Sorden's team posted a 71-17 record, produced seven All-State players as well as a 3A Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year in 2012. He was named the Northeast Iowa District Coach of the Year in 2012.
SUMMER CAMP PARTICULARS
Camp availability is limited! Camp is open to any and all entrants. To reserve your place in camp, you can do one of two things:
- Register on-line by completing the registration form and paying your registration in full with a credit card;
- Mail in your completed application and a $50 non-refundable deposit. The rest of the registration fee will be collected at camp registration on the first day of camp. Those who wish to pay in full before the first day of camp may do so.
Registration will be at the field and begin at 12:30 pm on June 10th (Session I) and June 17th (Session II). A confirmation e-mail and information packet will be sent once camp registration is received. Walk up campers will be taken if room is available for and increased rate. Camp ends June 12th (Session I) and June 18th (Session II) at 4pm.
GENERAL CAMP INFORMATION
DATES & AGE LIMITS
- Session I - June 10-12: Ages 14-18
Session II - June 17-18: Ages 9-13
- Session I: $275 (Walk up $300)
- Session II: $180 (Walk up $205)
- Session I: $250 (Walk up $275)
- Session II: $155 (Walk up $180)
- Session I: June 10, 12:30 p.m. at the IU Softball Complex
- Session II: June 17, 12:30 p.m. at the IU Softball Complex
Team Discount: Please E-Mail Becky Keogh for more information
- All IU Camps open to all and any entrants
- Please note that Indiana Camps and Clinics will not be responsible for anything lost or stolen
- Overnight accommodations will be made on your own while attending the camp.
- Parking will be provided at the softball field each day.
- Lunch will not be provided (campers should bring their own lunch). Gatorade and water will be provided.
- Campers will receive an IU Softball Camp t-shirt, please be sure to fill out size on the application form.
TENTATIVE DAILY SCHEDULE
- 9-12pm: Softball Skill Instruction
- 12pm-1pm: Lunch
- 1-4pm: Softball Skill Instruction
WHAT TO BRING
- Shorts/ Softball Pants
- Water Bottle
- Warm/ Rain Clothes
- Catchers gear if needed
DIRECTIONS TO BLOOMINGTON
You may retrieve directions by going to www.mapquest.com and typing in the destination of Foster Quad / N. Fee Lane /Bloomington, Indiana / 47405.
From the North & East
Take Hwy. 37 south out of Indianapolis and proceed 41 mile to Hwy. 45/46, Indiana University exit. Turn left (east) and go approximately 2.0 miles to Fee Lane and turn right. Follow Fee Lane approximately 1 mile to Foster Drive and turn left. Foster is the first left turn after the baseball field and follow signs to check-in.
From the West
Take Hwy. 46 into Bloomington. After crossing Hwy. 37, take Hwy 45/46 approximately 2.0 miles to Fee Lane and turn right. Follow Fee Lane approximately 1 mile to Foster Drive and turn left. Foster is the first left turn after the baseball field and follow signs to check-in.
From the South
Take Hwy. 37 north and proceed to Hwy. 45/46, Indiana University exit. Turn right (east) and go approximately 2.0 miles to Fee Lane and turn right. Follow Fee Lane approximately 1 mile to Foster Drive and turn left. Foster is the first left turn after the baseball field and follow signs to check-in.