Sure, summer break is a time for sleeping in, resting up and ditching your books – at least for a little while.
But once that gets boring – and, let’s face it, it doesn’t take long – what then? Summer camps, of course.
Starting in early June, Anderson University summer athletic camps kick off, with a full slate of opportunities for young athletes who excel on the field or the hardwood.
“Trojan camps are the perfect way to get a leg up on the competition while having fun and staying active over the summer,” said Dr. Bert Epting, Vice President for Athletics at AU. “It’s not too late to sign up and experience the excellent instruction our coaches provide.”
Most camps have online registration, with some offering a pdf mail-in option, as well. The available summer camps are listed below in chronological order.
For those with questions, the coaches listed on each registration form are happy to lend a hand.
Baseball - 2018 Summer Camps (pdf)
Baseball summer camps will be held June 11-14, June 18-21 and June 25-28 at Anderson Memorial Stadium. The camps are designed to teach the fundamentals of baseball to various age levels through individual and group instruction, plus game experience.
The camps will include instruction on pitching, catching, infield play, outfield play, hitting, bunting and base running with a camper/instructor ratio of 8:1. All camp activities will be under the direction and supervision of the Anderson University baseball staff.
Cost is $125 per camp session and the camp is limited to 40 individuals.
Men's Basketball - 2018 Summer Camp (pdf registration)
Men's Basketball - 2018 Summer Camp (online registration)
The men's basketball summer camp is scheduled for June 18-21 and is for first graders through rising seniors. Campers will learn basic fundamentals that are taught to the AU men's basketball players. Detailed instruction will include court application of shooting, offensive moves with the ball, footwork without the ball, passing and defense. Get detailed instruction from the Anderson University coaching staff along with current and former AU men's basketball players. Cost of the camp is $150.
Softball - 2018 Summer Camp (pdf)
Softball camp will be held June 18-June 21 at the AU Softball Complex.
The camp is broken into two sessions with ages 7-11 being given instruction from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., while ages 12 through rising senior have the later session that is from 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
All campers will be receiving quality instruction from head coach Tommy Hewitt, his coaching staff and current AU players. The camp is designed to teach the basic fundamentals of softball through individual and group instruction.
The cost for four days of camp will be $150. A non-refundable fee of $75 must accompany the application. The camp is limited to the first 40 campers per age group and a team discount will be given to players coming with five or more from the same high school.
Women's Basketball - 2018 Summer Day Camp (Online)
Women's Basketball - 2018 Summer Elite Day Camp (Online)
The women's basketball summer day camp and summer elite basketball camp will be held June 25-28 and Aug. 4, respectively, at the Abney Athletic Center.
Summer Day Campers will learn basic fundamentals and will receive detailed instructions along with court application of shooting, offensive moves with the ball, footwork without the ball, passing and defense.
Summer Elite camp is designed to provide an opportunity for a prospective student-athlete in grades 9th - 12th to be exposed to the high level training and fundementals of a NCAA college player.
The cost of the four day camp will be $175 (Girls Only: ages 6-17) and the cost of the one-day elite camp will be $60 (Girls Only: 9th grade – Rising Seniors).
Volleyball - 2018 Summer Camp (Online)
Volleyball camp will be held July 10-17 at the Abney Athletic Center, with the focus on defense and passing on July 16 and setting camp on July 17.
Each session will be led directly by head coach Todd Hay and will feature top quality instruction from the AU coaching staff along with former and current Trojan players. The camp staff will work with all campers to teach basic fundamentals of volleyball, as well as specific position skills.
Registration for all camps will be limited to 36 players in order to allow maximum coaching and attention and every camper will receive a camp t‐shirt.
Rising 5th-8th grade (commuter only)
Rising 9th-12th grade
Campers will receive instruction from head coach Joey Eskridge, focusing on the proper technique for ground strokes, volleys, overheads and serves. Campers will participate in conditioning drills and match play.
The cost of the four day camp is $150, which includes a camp t-shirt.
Cross Country and Track & Field - 2018 Summer Camps (Online)
The cross country camp is scheduled for July 25-28, with individual runner - team rates set at $350. Overnight individual runner – overnight cost is $400.
Women's Soccer - 2018 Summer Camp (online registration)
The women's soccer Elite ID Camp (Ages 14-18) is scheduled for Aug. 4-5 on the Athletic Campus at the soccer stadium and the indoor auxiliary gymnasium.
The camp is designed to provide an opportunity for rising 9th-12th grade prospective student-athletes to be evaluated and trained on the field while also gaining insight into the life of a collegiate student-athlete. The camp will implement training curriculum from our current women's team. This will include goalkeeping specific instruction, functional position specific training, small-sided and full-sided games. The coaching staff will provide presentation on the NCAA Division II recruiting process, video analysis and gameday preparation seminar.
Campers will also be provided with a campus tour. Plenty of recovery time willbe provided, including use of our brand new swimming pool, to make sure campers are well-rested for evening games.
Cost is $250 and space is limited.