Nike Baseball Camp Embry Riddle University

Nike Baseball Camp Embry Riddle University
Nike Baseball Camp Embry Riddle University

Play some baseball in Arizona this summer and receive top notch instruction that will take your game to the next level! At camp campers will train in all areas of the game - hitting, fielding, base running, and team play. Join the fun and get better!

Directing the program is coach Jerry A'Hearn.   Coach A'Hearn is in his third year as an assistant coach for the Vaqueros. 

Highlights Include

  • Professional instruction from college coaches and college-aged instructors
  • 10:1 camper/staff ratio
  • Multi-level ability grouping
  • Discussion topics: preparing for college baseball and personal goal setting
  • Nike Camp T-shirt, Lanyard and Nike Prizes
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Jerry A'Hearn
Camp Director

Jerry A'Hearn

Jerry A'Hearn is the assistant coach for the Vaqueros. His primary role will be coaching the pitchers, along with coordinating the program's strength and conditioning. 

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A’Hearn played his high school ball at Sabino High School from 2005 to 2007, and played two of those years under Mike Hanson. In his time at Sabino, A'Hearn earned all region honors his junior and senior year, along with being named to the 2007 Rawlings Western All Region Team his senior year.

After high school A'Hearn continued his career at Central Arizona College for the 2008 and 2009 seasons. While at Central, A'Hearn helped his team to 2 JUCO Region 1 Championships, 1 Western District Championship (2008), and a 3rd place finish in the JUCO World Series (2008). He was a member of the 2009 team that set the school record for win percentage with a 51-13 record. In 2008 Jerry led all freshman pitchers in innings pitched (45.1), strikeouts (41), and appearances (22). As a sophomore A'Hearn went 5-1 with 2.77 era and 49 strikeouts in 48.2 innings pitched in 16 appearances. He is among the top 10 in school history for career appearances (38) and appearances in a season (22).

After A'Hearn was finished at Central, he went to play and pursue his degree at Cameron University in Oklahoma. A'Hearn went 4-2 as a junior, with a 4.61 era in 41 innings pitched with 3 complete games. Injuries limited A'Hearn's innings to 9.1 his senior year. He received a Bachelor's degree in Sports Fitness Management in 2012.

A’Hearn started his coaching career with the Oro Valley Dirtbags, a youth club team out of Tucson, AZ. He coach two summers with the team alongside his high school coach Mike Hanson, winning the Babe Ruth State Championship both years and advancing to the Babe Ruth World Series in Glen Allen, Virginia in the summer of 2011. He was the Dirtbags’ pitching coach, as well as coaching first base and helped with the infield and outfield.

A'Hearn joined the staff in the fall of 2012, and has coordinated the strength and conditioning program, worked with the catchers, and also coached first base.

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Anthony Gilich
Coach

Anthony Gilich

Coach Gilich is in charge of working with infielders and hitters and will be in charge of recruiting. In 2008, under the direction of Coach Gilich, CAC broke the all-time fielding...

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Coach Gilich is in charge of working with infielders and hitters and will be in charge of recruiting. In 2008, under the direction of Coach Gilich, CAC broke the all-time fielding percentage record in NJCAA history with a fielding percentage of .977. Gilich coached from 2003-2007 at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington where he was the Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. Gilich was responsible for managing the third base box and coaching the Logger infielders. In 2004, UPS led the Northwest Conference in stolen bases and percentage swiping 90-115 bags. In addition, the Loggers had a higher fielding percentage and fewer errors in every season since his arrival in 2003. Also, 5 infielders were named All-Northwest Conference during his tenure.

Prior to his arrival, Gilich coached at Ellensburg High School in 2002, leading the JV Bulldogs to a 14-6 record and assisting the varsity to their first playoff win in school history. Gilich has also been the Head Coach of the highly recognized Triple Play Hornets from 2004-2007. In 2007, he guided the Hornets to a 47-16 record as well as winning their second consecutive USABF World Series Championship in San Diego, California. During his tenure with Triple Play, every player has been placed at the college level including former Vaqueros Cade Thompson, Joe Anson and Tim Steggall.

Camp Details

This year the Embry Riddle Nike Baseball Camp will be offering overnight camp and extended day camp options (9am-9pm). Both options include all aspects of baseball as well as game time play!

More Important Camp Details

CHECK-IN

Check-in time and place TBD.

CHECK-OUT

Camp concludes on Thursday at 1:00pm. 

REGISTRATION PACKET

A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

OVERNIGHT CAMP

Includes all baseball and night activities, all meals from dinner on Sunday to breakfast on Thursday, and double room occupancy in the dorms.

DAY CAMPS

Includes all baseball and day activities, dinner on Sunday, lunch Monday-Wednesday. Day campers will be picked up at 4:00pm each day aside from Thursday when camp ends at 1:00pm. 

Camp Code: BAXREM

Facilities

Embry Riddle University is proud to once again host the NIKE Baseball Camps this year. Located just 90 miles northwest of Phoenix, this beautiful campus covers 539 acres of high-altitude western terrain, with campus life centered in a one-mile area. Campers will have the opportunity to reside in the dorms in the center of campus and train at nearby Kuebler ballpark.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:00 a.m. Wake-up, breakfast (Overnight Campers)
  • 8:45 a.m. Arrival at the field (Day Campers), stretching
  • 9:00 a.m. Individual instruction and drill work
  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch, free time
  • 1:00 p.m. Position play and Games
  • 4:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart, Free time, visit with friends
  • 5:00 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:15 p.m. Chalk Talks, Free Time
  • 8:30 p.m. Evening Activities
  • 10:00 p.m. Lights Out!

Camper Reviews

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
The CAC coaches were great!

"The CAC coaches were great! I learned a lot and had fun at the same time."

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Parent

  • 5/5.
My son absolutely loved it!

"I can't tell you how much my son appreciated being able to attend and how excited he was to go. He absolutely LOVED it! He also loved the stories shared each day - I know that motivated him to try harder. Thank you so much for providing this experience for my son!"

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Camp was very informative

"Camp at Embry Riddle with Coach Gilich, Coach Wente and Coach Kipper proved to be very informative. I not only learned physical tools, but also the mental tools needed to become a successful player.

Parent

  • 5/5.
We have three boys and will definitely be returning!

"My child was one of the younger kids and we were SO impressed with the way the instructors encouraged them and also encouraged the older kids to show good sportsmanship toward the younger ones. The camp was WONDERFUL. We are locals but I can't imagine sending my son to any other big campus camp that would measure up to this one! We have three young boys and will definitely be returning customers!!!"

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Genuine, Knowledgeable Coaches

"My coach surpassed my expectations as a coach and as a person. He is very genuine and knowledgeable about the sport of baseball.  

Parent

  • 5/5.
Better appreciation for the game

"They helped my son to appreciate the game of baseball on and off the field. I would highly recommend this camp to other ball players. I look forward to my son attending the camp next year with his little brother."

Day Camper

  • 5/5.
NIKE Baseball Camp Is awesome

"I really loved this camp. It was awesome. I made friends, had lots of fun, and learned so much. My high school coach tells me that my game has improved tremendously. Thank you all so much."

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: General Skills
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Boys
Overnight $655.00
Availability: Open

Day 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $435.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.