Kentucky Baseball Winter School of Baseball


December 18, 2021 – $ 100
January 16, 2022 – $ 100
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


The Wildcat Baseball School offers the young player the opportunity to prepare for his fall season in a fun and positive learning atmosphere. Hosted at our state-of-the-art baseball facility, Kentucky Proud Park. Our staff will teach each player the basics of baseball, drill drills specially designed to improve each camper’s offensive and defensive skills, as well as simulated play situations. Campers will be placed in groups according to their level and abilities. The camp is open to both boys and girls.

Camp details

  • Age group: grades 1-7 (no exceptions)
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Arrival: 7.45 a.m. – 8.30 a.m.
  • Kentucky Proud Park, 510 Wildcat Court, Lexington, KY 40506
  • Online registration: $ 100
  • Registration without appointment: $ 125
  • Non-refundable deposit: $ 50

Discounts / Specials

  • UK employee: 20% discount
  • Sibling discount: $ 20 discount


  • REGISTRATION: 45 minutes before the start of the camp.
  • REDUCTION: The employee discount is 20%, the sibling discount is $ 20 on the total cost of the camp.
  • DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATHLETICS CAMPS IN THE UK: 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 that has been signed by a physician within the past 12 months
    • Front and back copies of your health insurance card (s)

The camper will not be able to participate in the camp until we have received these forms. For all camps, disabilities will be taken care of with advanced notifications.

  • STORE CAMP: 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.
  • WHAT TO BRING: Each camper must bring baseball equipment including glove, bat, hat, batting helmet, and turf / running shoes (no crampons). No sunflower seeds, no gum
  • COMMUNICATION: After completing your registration, you will receive a confirmation email. A few days before the camp you will receive another email with more details and instructions about the camp. Please verify that your email address is correct in your Active Network Camp account as this will be our only method of communicating with campers.
  • REFUND POLICY: Refunds can be requested 7 days before the start of the camp by sending an email to Approved refunds will be less your $ 50 non-refundable deposit. The COVID-19 specific refund policy can be found at the bottom of this information page.


From his first encounters with the players, the Wildcats head coach Nick mingione brought a very clear and precise vision to the program: they would be a family, they would focus on developing “the student, the person, the player” and they would do things that had never been done before. This is exactly what Mingione, his staff and the team did. In his first season (2017) at the helm, the Mingione Cats shone on the field, winning an NCAA Regional Championship in front of the largest crowd in school history and qualifying for a Regional Super for the first time in the history of the school. After the Wildcats recorded the most wins by a first-year head coach, Mingione was recognized as Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year and Rawlings National Coach of the Year. / Perfect Game.
In Coach Mingione’s five years, the Cats have had:

  • Two first-round picks in the MLB Draft, including the best-selected pitcher (Zack Thompson, 2019) in program history.
  • Six players selected from the top 90 overall picks in the MLB Draft (2017-21).
  • Fifteen players selected in the first 10 rounds of the MLB Draft (2017-21).
  • Thirteen players drafted in 2018 (the most in the country and tied for most in the single draft by an SEC program).
  • The fourteen underclassmen drafted during Coach Mingione’s tenure amassed $ 10.435 million in signing bonuses (averaging $ 745,000 per player) ahead of the 2021 draft.
  • Ten first- or second-team All-Americans in four years.
  • The pitching staff broke the school record for most strikeouts in a single season (2017).
  • National First Year Co-Student of the Year (John Rhodes, 2020).
  • Set an academic record for commissioning percentage (2021).
  • In 2018, they were the champions of the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic.

Unprecedented success on the pitch was matched by the team’s accomplishments off the pitch. The Cats won two Senior CLASS awards in 2018 (Troy Squires) and 2021 (TJ Collett) which recognizes and honors student-athletes who excel in four areas: community, class, character and competitor. No UK Athletics student-athlete has ever won the award before 2018. SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2017 (Zach Logue). First All-American academic team in 2019 (Marshal Gei). Under Mingione’s leadership, the team achieved 158 All-SEC academic accolades, including a high of 39 in 2021. The team set new highs for GPA in fall 2020, with a best department of 3.61 and in the spring of 2021, with a 3.44, ranking as the highest among the men’s teams on campus.

NCAA rules prohibit payment of camp expenses (tuition, transportation, spending money, etc.) for prospects (9e grade and above) by University of Kentucky donors. NCAA rules also prohibit free or reduced entry to camp for prospects. If you have any questions, let camp officials know before attending camp.
University of Kentucky camps and clinics are open to all participants (limited only by number, age, grade level, and / or gender).
Disabled people welcome, prior notification is appreciated.

I’m having trouble registering online, can I just call the baseball office and register by phone?
No, registrations cannot be taken by phone or in person. All registrations must be made online and paid by credit card. Please email or call 859-257-8052 if you’re having trouble signing up.

I have to cancel my registration; can I get a refund?
If you need to unsubscribe, please send an email to request a refund. Approved refunds will be less your $ 50 non-refundable deposit. You can request a credit (for the full amount) to a future camp by sending an email

My son is in kindergarten but is already 6 years old, can he still attend Wildcat Baseball School?
No. All campers must be in 1st year minimum, campers cannot be in 8e class.

I am a UK employee, how can I get my discount?
Yes. That’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 reduction will be applied to your total.

Is there a multi-child discount?
Yes. There is a $ 20 discount on the cost of the second camper for siblings.

Does my physical form have to be on the form provided, because I have a physical form, but it is on a different form?
No. You do not have 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 of age, it will work.

My son’s medical exam expires just before camp, but I only have an appointment for a re-exam until after camp and my insurance does not allow me to have an earlier exam, what should I To do ?
Call your doctor’s office and explain the situation, they will often be able to help you.
Physical exams are done at small clinics in Kroger for just $ 35 (without insurance approval).
Call your insurance and ask if you had a medical exam before 12 months if they will still cover it. Insurance often has 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.
Will campers receive lunch during camp?
No, campers will not be fed during the camp. However, campers can bring snacks with them to keep their energy up during camp.

My son has a cob pen, do we have to get it labeled and give it to the trainer?
No. Your son will need to keep track of his pen cob, however, please document it on the physical form.

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

COVID-19 specific reimbursement 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 (excluding processing fees for Active Network customers)
  2. If any 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 parts of the 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 that participants have completed.
  3. If a camper or family member exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 (see Checking for COVID-19 Symptoms below) within 24 hours of registering at 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 (excluding processing fees for Active Network customers)

Checking for COVID-19 Symptoms

  • Fever of 100.0 or more
  • 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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