2022 Kentucky Wildcat Baseball School

Wildcat Baseball School
June 13-16, 2022
June 20-23, 2022
July 11-14, 2022
July 18-21, 2022
8:30-11:30 a.m.
$225 per session

Covid-19 protocol requirements will be followed in accordance with campus and state regulations at the time of camp.
The camping space is limited to 180 campers. Space is available on a first come, first served basis.

WILDCAT BASEBALL SCHOOL
Our most popular youth camp returns in 2022. The Wildcat Baseball School offers the young player the opportunity to prepare for their fall season in a fun and positive learning atmosphere. Hosted in our state-of-the-art baseball facility, Kentucky Proud Park. Our staff will teach each player the basics of baseball, drills specifically designed to improve each camper’s offensive and defensive skills, and simulated game situations. Campers will be placed in groups based on their level and ability. The camp is open to boys and girls.

Camp Details

  • Age group: 1st to 7th grade
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Check-in: 7:45 a.m.
  • Proud Kentucky Park
  • Online registration: $225
  • Non-refundable deposit: $50
  • The camping space is limited to 180 campers. A waiting list is established for each session.

Discounts/promotions

  • UK employee: 20% discount
  • Siblings: $20 off

GENERAL INFORMATIONS

  • REGISTRATION: 45 minutes before camp starts.
  • DELIVERY: The discount for employees is 20% on the total cost of the camp. The discount for siblings is $20 off the total camp cost.
  • DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATHLETICS CAMPS IN THE UK: In order for the child to attend camp, please download the following documents to your Active Network Camp account via the link in your confirmation email.
    • A copy of a medical examination signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
    • Front and back copies of your health insurance card(s)

The camper will not be able to attend camp until we receive these forms. For all camps, handicaps will be accommodated with prior notification.

  • CAMP STORE: Merchandise sales will be available online 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 store opens.
  • WHAT TO BRING: Each camper must bring baseball equipment including a glove, bat, hat, batting helmet and turf/running shoes (no cleats). No sunflower seeds, no gum
  • COMMUNICATION : After completing your registration, you will receive a confirmation email. A few days before camp, you will receive another email with more camp details and instructions. Please verify that your email address is correct in your Active Network Camp account as this 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 kentuckybaseball@uky.edu. Approved refunds will be minus your $50 non-refundable deposit. The COVID-19 specific refund policy can be found at the bottom of this information page.

NICK MINGIONE, WILDCATS HEAD COACH

From his first meetings with the players, the head coach of the Wildcats Nick Mingione brought a very clear and specific vision to the program: they would be a family, they would focus on the development of “the student, the person, the player” and they would do things that had never been done before. That’s exactly what Mingione, his staff and the team did in 2017. In his first season at the helm, the Mingione’s Cats shone on the court, winning an NCAA region championship in front of the biggest crowd in school history and qualifying for a super regional. After the Wildcats had the most wins by a freshman head coach, Mingione was recognized as the Southeast Conference Coach of the Year and the Rawlings/National Coach of the Year. Perfect Game. Six Wildcats have been drafted in the first 10 rounds of the Major League Baseball amateur draft. The unprecedented success on the court was matched by the team’s academic achievements, earning a 3.35 GPA in the fall and a 3.25 GPA in the spring. In Coach Mingione’s second campaign, a record 13 Wildcats were drafted, the most in the country. Post-2018 season, senior catcher/first baseman Trojan Squires was recognized as the national recipient of the prestigious Senior Class Award, which honors student-athletes who excel in four areas: Community, Class, Character and Competitive. In four seasons, the Cats have had 120 players earn All-SEC academic honors, including a league-high 34 in 2020. In the fall of 2022, the baseball team earned the program’s highest GPA in school history, surpassing all other sports on Campus. Coach Mingione continues to lead the Wildcats to unprecedented heights, moving into their new $50 million stadium, Kentucky Proud Park in October 2019.

FAQs
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 by credit card. Please email kentuckybaseball@uky.edu or call 859-257-8052 if you are having trouble registering. Cash payments are prohibited.

I need to cancel my registration; can i get a refund?
If you need to cancel your registration, please send an e-mail kentuckybaseball@uky.edu to request a refund. Approved refunds will be minus your $50 non-refundable deposit.

My child is in kindergarten, but he is already 6 years old, can he still attend Wildcat Baseball School?
No. All campers must be entering Grade 1 or older than Grade 7.

My child has already participated in the camp, do I have to upload my documents again?
Yes. Each camp has its own separate database and will not pull information from previous camps. This is to avoid outdated medical examinations or medical insurance changes.

I am a UK employee, how do I get my discount?
Yes. It’s 20% off the total registration. At the end of the registration process, you will be asked a series of questions to confirm your employment in the UK, in which case the discount will be applied to your total.

Is there a multi-child discount?
Yes. There is a $20 discount for siblings.

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 are not required to use the medical form provided. If your medical form says you are physically fit to attend camp and signed by a doctor and under 12 months old, it will work.

My child’s medical exam expires just before camp, but I don’t have an appointment to get a new medical exam until camp is over, and my insurance won’t allow me to get a medical exam sooner , what should I do ?
Call your doctor’s office and explain the situation, often they will be able to help you.
Physical exams are performed at Kroger’s small clinic for only $35 (without insurance approval).
Call your insurance and ask if you had a medical before the 12 month mark if they will still cover it. Often insurance companies have a grace period.

What should we bring with us to camp?
The week before camp you will receive an email with more details on what to bring to camp and more. No sunflower seeds, no gum

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

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

Can parents stay and watch?
Yes. Parents can stay in the grandstand or in the hall during summer camps. Parents should follow campus guidelines regarding masks and social distancing. Parents will not be allowed on the grounds or inside the facility.

COVID-19 Specific Refund Policy

  1. If a camp is canceled due to COVID-19, participants will be contacted to choose one of the following options:
    1. Transfer to a future camp in the same sport (if available)
    2. Full Refund (Excludes Active Network Customer Processing Fee)

  2. If part of the camp is canceled 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 canceled due to inclement weather, where an indoor facility is not available to allow for proper social distancing. ** The NCAA requires that payment be withheld for portions of camp completed by participants.
  3. If a camper, or a member of their household, exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 (see Checking for COVID-19 Symptoms below) within 24 hours of checking in to camp, please email kentuckybaseball @uky.edu to choose one of the following options:
    1. Transfer to a future camp in the same sport (if available)
    2. Full Refund (Excludes Active Network Customer Processing Fee)

Checking for symptoms of COVID-19

  • Fever of 100.0 or higher
  • New cough (not associated with seasonal allergies)
  • New muscle aches/pains
  • 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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