University of Southern Maine Athletic Department Summer Camps

The USM Department of Athletics is proud to offer a variety of sports camps for kids of all ages.  These programs offer a structured approach on skill development and sport strategies. By providing a healthy and safe environment and a curriculum based on sports fundamentals and fun, we hope to inspire a lifetime of sports passion and physical fitness. The following camps are listed below with information, links and more:


Baseball and Softball

 

Baseball Camp: Overnight and Commuter Camps

The desire to play baseball doesn’t end with the last game of the season.  Don’t let baseball end in July, extend the season by attending Baseball Camp at USM. There’s no better time to develop your skills than when you’re in peak condition and in top playing form.

Join Coach Flaherty and his staff of qualified high school and college coaches and you’ll learn more about the fundamentals of baseball than you ever thought possible.  Intense individual, team and group training in pitching, catching, infield, base running and hitting offers you the opportunity to advance your skills.  Winter training tips and conditioning techniques prepare you for next season.   Invest in your future performance through proper training from dedicated professionals who know how to motivate and bring out the best in you.

USM Baseball Camp will give campers the opportunity to learn from professionals who are dedicated to teaching and motivating young players.  The objective of Baseball Camp is to provide the best possible instruction in all phases of baseball.

Each player will receive individual, team, and group training in pitching, catching, infield, outfield, base running and hitting.

Program Features:

  • A daily system of stations that teach basic and advanced skills and concepts depending
  • Skill work in all aspects of the game
  • Individual contest upon the individual player levels
  • Team concepts
  • Two games per day
  • An outstanding group of high school and college coaches and players selected for their ability to teach
  • Motivational lectures
  • Strength training lectures
  • Camp t-shirt
  • Overnight Campers- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Commuter Campers- Lunch & Dinner
  • Opportunity to purchase USM Baseball Apareal

Players on American Legion or Babe Ruth teams who are competing in regional or state championships can be accommodated.

Baseball Day and Overnight Camp Details
July 22, 2018 to July 25, 2018
Sunday afternoon-Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.
Boys Ages 13 – Entering Senior Year
Overnight $445; Day Camp $375
Camp Director: Ed Flaherty
Costello Sports Complex, Gorham Campus
Register Here


Baseball Day Camp

Under the direction of USM Coach Ed Flaherty, Assistant Coaches, visiting coaches and college players this will be an outstanding week of baseball.

This camp is intended to teach the players the fundamentals of baseball.  Players will receive both individual and team instruction.  The staff will give the beginning player the necessary skills to compete and will challenge even the most advanced youngster.  Emphasis in instruction will be centered on hitting, throwing, fielding, pitching and base running.

You’ll Learn the Following Baseball Fundamentals: 

  • Hitting 
  • Throwing
  • Fielding
  • Pitching
  • Base Running

 

Baseball Day Camp Details
July 23, 2018 to July 27, 2018
Monday -Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Boys Ages 8-12
Day Camp $215
Camp Director: Ed Flaherty
Costello Sports Complex, Gorham Campus
Register Here


Softball

The camp will focus on learning and establishing fundamental skills in all facets of softball.  There will be both individual and team instruction throughout the weekend.  We will have fun and exciting drills that will incorporate softball skills for all levels in attendance.  We want to encourage the love and knowledge for the sport of softball and want players leaving camp excited about the next chance they get to play.

Program Features:

  • Throwing
  • Fielding
  • Bunting
  • Hitting
  • Baserunning

 

Softball Day Camp Details
July 9, 2018 to July 12, 2018
Monday -Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
GIrls Grades 3-7 & 8-12
Day Camp $170
Camp Director: Sara Jamo
Costello Sports Complex, Gorham Campus
Register Here


Basketball Camps
Girls SWISH Day Camp

SWISH Day Camps are intended to teach players the fundamentals of basketball from A to Z.  Players will be grouped according to their age and ability.  They will receive both individual and team instruction.  The SWISH staff will give the beginning player the skills necessary to compete, while challenging even the most advanced youngster.

You’ll Learn these Basketball Fundamentals:

  • Shooting
  • Rebounding
  • Passing
  • Ball Handling
  • Games
  • Setting and Using Screens
  • Playing One-on-One
  • Defense

SWISH Day Camp Details
June 25, 2018 to June 29, 2018
Monday -Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Girls Entering Grades 3 – 8
Day Camp $215
Camp Director:  Coach Samantha Allen
Costello Sports Complex, Gorham Campus
Register Here


Boys SWISH Day Camp

At SWISH Day Camp, participants will have fun while learning the fundamentals of basketball. Players will be grouped according to their age and ability.  They will receive both individual and team instruction.  The SWISH staff will give the beginning player the skills necessary to compete, while challenging even the most advanced youngster.

You’ll Learn these Basketball Fundamentals:

  • Shooting
  • Rebounding
  • Passing
  • Ball Handling
  • Games
  • Setting and Using Screens
  • Playing One-on-One
  • Defense

 

SWISH Day Camp Details
July 9, 2018 to July 13, 2018
Monday -Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Girls Entering Grades 3 – 8
Day Camp $215
Camp Director:  Karl Henrikson
Costello Sports Complex, Gorham Campus
Register Here


Hockey Camps

 

Ice Hockey Camp

This camp will teach the individual skills necessary to compete on a national level. We will teach fundamentals with an emphasis on puck skills and skating. Coaches from various backgrounds will strive to enhance proper techniques and educate your child with expert instruction and positive reinforcement. We allow players to make mistakes and then correct those mistakes in a comfortable repetitive atmosphere.

Ice Hockey Camp Details
June 25, 2018 to June 29, 2018
Monday -Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Boys and Girls Ages 8-13
Day Camp $255
Camp Director:  Edward Harding
Costello Sports Complex- Ice Arena, Gorham Campus
Register Here


STIX Field Hockey Day Camp

This camp will focus on learning and establishing fundamental skill development in all facets of the exciting sport of field hockey.  There will be both individual and team instruction throughout the week.  We will have fun and exciting drills and games that will incorporate field hockey skills for all in attendance.  We want to encourage the love and knowledge for the sport of field hockey and want players leaving camp excited about the next chance they get to play.

Field Hockey Skills of Focus:

  • Ball control
  • Passing & Receiving
  • Offensive & Defensive Techniques
  • Communication
  • Penalty Corners
  • Penalty Strokes
  • Team building

 

STIX Field Hockey Camp Details
July 30, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Monday -Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Girls Entering Grades 3 – 8
Day Camp $215
Camp Director: Bonny Brown-Denico
Costello Sports Complex, Gorham Campus
Register Here


Soccer Day Camp & 1/2 Day Camp

If fun and fundamentals are important, then Soccer Day Camp is the place for you!  Beginning, intermediate and advanced players will practice the basic techniques and tactics they need to progress to the next level of skill.  Players will be grouped according to age and ability.  They will receive both individual and team instruction on the fundamentals of soccer.  The soccer camp staff will give the beginning player the skills necessary to compete, while challenging even the most advanced youngster.

You’ll Learn these Soccer Fundamentals:

  • Shooting
  • Dribbling
  • Passing
  • Defending
  • Heading
  • Goaltending

Soccer Day Camp Details
July 16, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Monday -Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Boys and Girls Entering Grades 3 – 8
Day Camp $215
Camp Director: Mike Keller
Costello Sports Complex, Gorham Campus
Register Here

Soccer 1/2 Day Camp Details
July 16, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Monday – Friday  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Boys and Girls Entering Grades K – 2
1/2 Day Camp $130
Camp Director: Mike Keller
Costello Sports Complex, Gorham Campus
Register Here


Volleyball Day Camp

The camp is intended to teach players the fundamentals of volleyball.  Players will be grouped according to their age and ability.  They will receive both individual and team instruction.  The USM staff is geared up to give the beginning player the skills necessary to compete, while challenging event he most advanced youngster.  This camp will emphasize skill development and both individual and team concepts.  Each player will receive special attention according to their individual needs. Our goal is to develop skills, team play and overall ability so that each player becomes more knowledgeable and better able to apply these concepts to game situations. The philosophy will be to improve through hard work, develop individual and team skills and to have a positive and fun experience.

Volleyball Day Camp Details
July 30, 2018 to August 4, 2018
Monday -Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday  9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Girls Entering Grades 6 – 12
Day Camp $215
Camp Director: Diane Newell
Costello Sports Complex, Gorham Campus
Register Here

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