2015 UK Wildcat Baseball School
- Session 1: June 8-11
- Session 2: June 15-18
- Session 3: June 22-25
- Session 4: July 13-16
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
Gary Henderson, the 2012 SEC Coach of the Year, is in his seventh year as the head coach and his 12th year overall with the Kentucky baseball program. A graduate of San Diego State, Henderson has directed the Wildcats into an unprecedented era of success as UK has set the school wins record three times during his tenure and have annually re-written the century old UK record book.
Henderson, who has carved out a reputation as one of the top pitching coaches in the NCAA, has led UK to the best 11-year stretch in program history, highlighted by a historic 2012 season and the first SEC Championship in school annals in 2006. UK shattered nearly every school record in 2012 while soaring to No. 1 in the nation for three weeks, a first in program history, and has equaled the best finish in the NCAA and SEC Tournaments in UK history twice in the last three years.
The fastest coach to 200 wins in Kentucky history, Henderson has ushered in a staggering amount of talent at UK, as a school-record nine players were picked in the 2012 MLB Draft – second most in the NCAA and a total of 63 UK players have been picked in the MLB Draft or signed as a free agent under his guidance.
While directing UK to its eighth all-time NCAA Tournament berth in 2014, the Wildcats had one of the best seasons in program history – boosted by the nation’s top offense. Highlighting the campaign was the performance of two-way star AJ Reed, who blossomed into one of the top individual performers in the history of college baseball. UK’s Friday-night ace for two seasons and its primary run producer at the plate, Reed was the unanimous national player of the year. Reed became the first player in league history to lead the SEC – and the nation – in homers and also pace the circuit in pitching wins, going 12-2 with a 2.09 ERA. Reed belted 23 homers, hit .336 and had a SEC-best 73 RBI and a .476 on-base percentage. His 23 homers were more than 185 teams combined to hit during the 2014 season.
Henderson will serve as the pitching coach on the USA Collegiate National Team during the 2015 summer, joining the coaching staff of St. John’s Ed Blankmeyer, along with fellow assistant coaches Paul Mainieri (LSU) and Rich Hill (San Diego).
WILDCAT BASEBALL SCHOOL
Youth - Ages 6-14
Offers the young player the opportunity to improve their baseball skills in a fun and positive learning atmosphere. Includes baseball fundamentals, drill work specifically designed to improve skills, and simulated game situations. Every camper is videotaped to ensure the highest quality hitting and throwing analysis by our staff.
- Session 1: Monday, June 8 -- Thursday, June 11 (9am -- 3pm)
- Session 2: Monday, June 15 -- Thursday, June 18 (9am -- 3pm)
- Session 3: Monday, June 22-- Thursday, June 25 (9am -- 3pm)
- Session 4: Monday, July 13 -- Thursday, July 16 (9am -- 3pm)
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 attached 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:
2015 University of Kentucky Wildcat Baseball School
Accounting Office, Joe Craft Center, 338 Lexington Avenue, Lexington, KY 40506-0604
Register online: 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.
Camp fee includes camp t-shirt and lunch. Note: campers attending more than one session will receive one t-shirt.
Balance may be paid at camp check-in in the form of cash, personal checks, or cashier/certified check.
Medical Information and Requirements
UK camps require the following forms to be completed prior to participation:
- Registration & Payment (online preferred)
- Parental Consent Waiver
- Copy of Physical Form (must be signed by a physician in the last 12 months)
- Copy of the front and back of 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, one pair of molded cleats (no metal 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.
SIBLING DISCOUNT & MULTI CAMP DISCOUNT
- Sibling discount available for families with more than one camper.
- 1 Camper - Regular Price; 2 Campers - $20 Discount; 3 Campers - $50 Discount; 4 Campers $90 Discount
- Team discounts available for 5 or more campers from the same team ($20 discount per team member)
- Multi-camp discount available to campers attending multiple sessions
- (Full-Day/Half-Day): 2 Camps - $30/$15 Discount; 3 Camps: $60/$30 Discount; 4 Camps - $90/$45 Discount
NEW THIS YEAR: UPLOAD MEDICAL FORMS ONLINE!
Medical forms may be uploaded on your registration page, however you can still fax (859.323-4754 , attn: UK Baseball Camps); email (firstname.lastname@example.org); or mail (Kentucky Baseball Camps, 338 Lexington Ave., Lexington, KY 40506) medical forms and insurance requirements.