at Florida International University
Please Note :
“Participants acknowledge that they are entering into a contract with the Coach and not contracting with Florida International University, The Florida International University Board of Trustees, the Florida Board of Governors and/or the State of Florida with regard to participating in this camp, and that none of these entities run, control, sponsor, administer, manage or have any responsibility whatsoever for the camp.”
Felsberg Field at FIU Softball Stadium
Felsberg Field at FIU Softball Stadium saw an array of changes over a six-month span in late 2013, including the addition of stadium- style seating behind home plate. The stadium extends towards the first and third base dugouts with bleachers rounding out the 300-seat venue. Most notably, the press
box was moved directly behind home plate on the ground level, while the concourse underneath hosts a concession stand by third base, and standing room access near the first base side in the fully enclosed venue.
Additions to FIU Softball Stadium Incude:
• Stadium-style seating in the 300-seat
stadium that is fully elevated above the field of play
• Updated pressbox directly behind home
plate, which was relocated from atop the former bleachers
• First-level concourse, which hosts
consesstions and standing-room space near
the FIU dugout, which allows for an up-close view of the game
Note: Due to construction being done to our facilities we are unable to host our June 20-21 camp, but hope to see you at our July 18-19 Summer Elite Prospect Camp.
FIU Executive Director of Sports and Entertainment Pete Garcia tapped Gator Rebhan as the fourth head coach in FIU softball history on Aug. 1, 2014. Rebhan was serving as an assistant coach for the program in 2014 when elevated to be the dugout mentor that next fall.
As an assistant with the 2014 team, FIU boasted the Conference USA Freshman of the Year and All-South selection Stephanie Texeira, along with all-freshman team member Gabby Spallone.
In his first season as head coach of the Panthers, FIU won 30 games. Texeira earned was again named to the All-Conference team after batting a school-record .444, drawing a school-record 51 walks and driving in 51 runs, second-most in school history.
Junior pitcher Corrine Jenkins tied for third in C-USA with 18 pitching victories and was one of just seven pitchers in the league to tally 100 or more strikeouts. She was fourth in the league with 19 complete games.
Rebhan came to FIU after spearheading the Miami Stingrays Softball Organization for well over a decade. Since 1998, he has won titles at the state and national levels and has developed athletes who have gone on to play NCAA Division I softball across the country, including at Harvard, Syracuse, Florida and Auburn.
He guided the Stingrays to a top 20 national ranking following the 2013 travel season, and boasted 12 First-Team, All-Dade selections during the same year. In addition, Rebhan coached Texeira on her way to earning the 2013 Softball Player of the Year award.
A native of Miami, Rebhan was the head coach at Miami Palmetto Senior High School from 1999-2003. The team won two state championships (2000 & 2002) during his tenure.
Prior to coaching, Rebhan played baseball at Miami-Dade College for two seasons (1987-88), before transferring to the University of New Orleans in 1989. His achievements while at Miami-Dade earned him a spot in in the Miami-Dade College Hall of Fame.
A graduate of Regents College of Liberal Arts, Rebhan earned his B.S. in sociology in 2001. He and his wife, Jesse Rebhan, have three children, Hunter (12), Brooke (10) and Taylor (8).
Assistant Coach - FIU Softball
The FIU softball team added FIU graduate Nelson Ponce to the staff to serve as a hitting instructor with the Panthers into the 2018 campaign.
After graduating in December, 2007, with a degree in sports management and physical education, Ponce served as a substitute teacher and assistant coach locally, and has been found on baseball and softball fields over the past 10 years.
Most recently, Ponce was the Associate Head Baseball Coach at Doral Academy, which has posted a record of 64-21-2 in the past three seasons. He has been a head coach in travel ball, with the Miami Stingrays (2015) and the Miami Waves (2016-17), as well as giving personal instruction over the past seven summers to a host of young baseball players, including student-athletes at Miami (Florida), USF, Miami Dade and numerous FIU Panthers. He has coached a number of players in the prep ranks who were drafted or committed to collegiate programs (or both) in his high school coaching career.
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Each camper must bring her own softball equipment.Players should bring: