Labor Day Weekend 5 Tool Camp
March 27, 2010
Dear Parents and Campers,
Our Camps are specifically designed to help players improve their individual skills. 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 "All-Star" staff to work closely with each camper and teach him the proper techniques to succeed in baseball. Our instructors will consist of 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 for each camper to show us his baseball talents.
All of our summer camps will be held in Cliff Hagan Stadium. We look forward to seeing you there!
--Head coach Gary Henderson
High School - Grades 9-12
5 Tool Camp combines instruction and competition while offering the high school player an opportunity to 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 opportunity to work out at various positions. The UK staff will also include various presentations concerning the recruiting process, strength and conditioning, etc. and all sessions are on the UK Baseball facilities.
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 second 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 chosen as Baseball America's No. 4 recruiting class; the highest ranking ever for Kentucky Baseball.
How to Register
Our camps fill up quickly and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration may be completed by mail or online.
Mail: Complete the registration form, include check or money order for full amount or non-refundable deposit ($50) and mail no later than two weeks from the first day of camp to:
2010 University of Kentucky Labor Day Weekend 5 Tool Camp
Accounting Office, Joe Craft Center
338 Lexington Avenue
Lexington, KY 40506-0604
Online: Register online at www.ukathletics.com (follow camp links). Full payments or $50 deposit, by credit card and electronic checks, are accepted for online registration. Online registration will be open through noon on the Friday before camp begins.
In person: In the event that space is available, walk-up registrations will be accepted. A $10 late fee will apply for walk-up registration. Cash or personal or cashier/certified checks only.
A $50 non-refundable deposit must accompany each application. Balance may be paid at camp check-in in the form of cash, personal checks, or cashier/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,
- 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, and
- a copy of the front and back of camper's health insurance card.
Campers will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of application and deposit.
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 campers may wish to bring spending money for souvenirs and concessions. All personal items should be labeled. We ask that you please do not bring valuables.
September 5th from 7:30am - 8:45am at Cliff Hagan Stadium
Sibling discount available for families with more than one camper.
1 camper: Regular Price 2 camper(s): Save $15!
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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).