NIKE Dan Duquette Sports Academy Hinsdale, Massachusetts
Dan Duquette Sports Academy is a sports camp, tournament facility and lakeside retreat for boys and girls who are interested in learning baseball, softball, basketball, and soccer from distinguished high school, college and pro coaches.
Join the fun and get better at baseball this summer!
- Professional instruction from former Pros, College Coaches and College-Aged Instructors
- 10:1 camper/staff ratio
- Multi-level ability grouping
- Nike Camp T-shirt, Lanyard, Graduation Certificate and Nike Prizes
The Academy is located in Hinsdale, Massachusetts. Nestled in the Berkshire Hills, the Academy is approximately two hours by car from New York, Boston, and Cooperstown, and 1 hour from Springfield! The 22-acre campus is located on over 100 acres of land adjacent to Plunkett Reservoir.
For its inaugural season held in 2003, all new facilities were completed, including new dormitories, clubhouses, medical, technology and conference centers.
The Academy has one regulation size Major League field, one intermediate youth field and two youth league diamonds. For Basketball the Academy has four outdoor basketball courts and a nearby indoor basketball facility.Meet your coaching staff
A seasoned baseball executive with over 20 years experience with the Milwaukee Brewers, Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox, and recently named the Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations and General Manager of the Baltimore Orioles, Dan Duquette is respected internationally for his ability to assemble and lead a dynamic sports organization and to establish a world-class training program. He has been recognized as a key member of the top baseball organization six times and has been honored twice as the EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR.Read Full Bio
While raising his family, Duquette identified the need to establish a sport focused camp and tournament environment that delivers additional value to student athletes and their families. Having spent the majority of his career working with Major League baseball players, Dan learned that it takes more than just physical "tools" and athletic skills to succeed. He knows the top athletes in all sports have a positive attitude, a healthy respect for the game, emotional control and advanced mental skills that enrich their game and life.
Todd Breighner, of Streamlined Sports Marketing, will be directing the Sports Academy for the 2013 Camping Season. Breighner began his career in the Ripken Baseball organization and helped develop the baseball complex in Aberdeen, MD, as well as the Ripken baseball experience in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Recently, he owned and operated the Worcester Tornadoes of the CanAm professional league.
Joe is a 5 year veteran of the Sports Academy. His has coached several local AAU, Babe Ruth and Little League baseball teams. He was also involved with the former Pittsfield Dukes NECBL college baseball team. Coach Joe emphasizes the fundamentals of baseball as a foundation for becoming a better player.
Coach Mark Ketley is the current assistant head coach and pitching coach for Wilton High School where has been coaching for 25 years. Coach Ketley is the former Head Coach for Wilton American Legion. Ketley who is a former pitcher for the University of Tampa and Central Connecticut State University, specializes in working with the outfielders at the Sports Academy.
Coach Pat Boulger has been a member of the Sports Academy staff since our first year and is a favorite of all campers. He is currently a history / sociology teacher and coach at Drury High School in North Adams, MA. Coach Boulger has been apart of several Berkshire County and Western Massachusetts Championship teams with Drury during the past 6 years. He graduated from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and is currently working on his Masters Degree.
Coach Farrell has worked at the Sports Academy since 2004 as both an Umpire and Instructor specializing in pitching. He played high school baseball in Lenox, MA and college baseball at North Adams State. Bill has coached youth softball and baseball for 15 plus years including work at Taconic High School, St. Joseph High School and he is currently coaching at Lenox High School. He also currently plays and coaches softball at the Berkshire County softball complex.
Camp Code: BAXRDD
First and Last Day of Camp
Sample Daily Schedule
- Day 1
- 12:00 p.m. Camp Check In
- Day 2-5
- 7:30 a.m. Wake Up/Breakfast
- 9:00 a.m. Roll Call/Announcements/Warm Ups - Stretching
- 9:30 a.m. Skill Stations - Hitting (Batting Cage), Batting Practice (On Field), Pitching & Catching), Infield Drills, Outfield Drills, Base Running
- 11:00 a.m. Play game with group
- 12:30 p.m. Lunch
- 1:30 p.m. Specialty Instruction - Pitching, Catching, Middle Infield, Corner Infield, Outfield
- 2:15 p.m. Team Defense - Cut Offs & Relays
- 3:00 p.m. Play game with group or Lakefront Activities
- 5:30 p.m. Dinner (Overnight Campers)
- 6:30 p.m. Camp Activities - Basketball, Whiffle Ball, Soccer, Capture the Flag, lake Activities, etc.
- 8:00 p.m. Showers - Feature Movie or Campfire at the Lakefront
- 9:30 p.m. Bunkhouse Meeting
- 10:00 p.m. Lights Out
• Camp begins at 3:00 P.M.