NIKE Baseball Camp Extra Innings Bloomington, Illinois
NIKE Baseball Camps is excited to partner with Extra Innings Bloomington-Normal for a premier weeklong camp. Baseball players ages 7-18 of all abilities can participate and improve their game!
All instructors at Extra Innings Bloomington-Normal come with an extensive baseball or softball background. Whether they are former or current professional players, college all-stars, or high school or college coaches, Extra Innings Bloomington-Normal offers serious professional instruction! NIKE Softball camps will also be offering a camp with Extra Innings Bloomington-Normal this summer!
- 8:1 camper to instructor ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
- Official NIKE Camp T-Shirt
- Great NIKE prizes
- NIKE Baseball Camp Graduation Certificate
Extra Innings Bloomington-Normal is central Illinois premier indoor baseball & indoor softball training facility - dedicated to fulfilling the needs of players of all ages and abilities. Its state of the art 12,000+ square foot facility features 18-foot high ceilings, 6 multi-use practice tunnels, training room, party area, and a fully stocked Pro Shop.Meet your coaching staff
Bo Kinder - Hitting and Fielding Instructor
Originally from Wapella, Illinois. Played baseball at Clinton High School and was named to the All-Okaw Valley and Class A All-State teams two years in a row for each team. Played at Kaskaskia College for two years and played for Eastern Michigan to finish out his career. Batted leadoff at a .295 clip finishing second on the team with 8 homeruns and a slugging percentage of .483 as a junior. Named top scholar of the team at EMU finishing his career with a cumulative 3.87 GPA. Won the Dale Smiley Award at Kaskaskia two years in a row for the player who showed the most hustle and determination on the field and in the classroom. Named Eastern Illinois Baseball League’s Most Valuable Player in 2009 and also named a two-time all-star in the same league (2007 & 2009). Graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in Geography with a minor in School Health. Bo was also asked to participate in several professional tryouts including the Normal Cornbelters and the Baltimore Orioles. Bo preaches hard work and determination as the building blocks to becoming a successful baseball player and student.
Lucas Cook - Pitching, Hitting, and Fielding Instructor
Originally from Heyworth, IL, Lucas Cook earned three All-Conference selections during his high school career as well as the 2007 Pantagraph All-Star Game MVP Award his senior year. In 2011, Cook graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he played four years for the university’s club baseball team. After receiving All-Conference honors as the team’s closing pitcher in 2009, Cook joined the starting rotation as a junior where he earned a second All-Conference selection. Then, having played most of his career behind the plate, Cook transitioned back to catcher for his senior year where he led the Illini as team captain. Shortly after graduating from the U of I, Cook joined the Extra Innings team where he specializes in catching, hitting, and pitching lessons and serves as the facility’s Assistant General Manager. In May, Cook will graduate from Illinois State University with a Master’s degree in Sport Management.
Corey Maines - Baseball Pitching Instructor
Corey was a four-year starter for Illinois State University both as a pitcher and outfielder. He currently holds records at ISU for most wins, and he also has the most starts in both the career and season rankings. Corey finished 4th in career strikeouts with 287, and is second with 110 strikeouts in one season. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 23rd round where he played a season and a half with the organization. While playing for the Yankees, he won a league championship and led the league with a strikeout to walk ratio at 7/1. Corey is from Houston, Texas where he attended Langham Creek High School. At Langham, Corey won 2 state titles and helped his team achieve the number 1 ranking in the country in successive years according to USA today. He received all-state honors in both his junior and senior seasons.
Lori Baird - Softball Pitching Instructor
Lori, who hails from California, comes to us with over 20 years of pitching instruction experience. She has coached both travel and high school softball for many years and enjoys working with pitchers of all ages. As a player, she competed both nationally and internationally in the 1980s. Her proudest softball moments include pitching during a two week exhibition tour of Japan and pitching opposite Lisa Fernandez in a 1983 ASA National Championship game. With an array of pitches at her disposal, she passionately believes that there is no greater feeling than dissecting a batter one breaking pitch at a time. She looks forward to working with eager athletes.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:45 a.m. Campers Check In
- 9:00 a.m. Warm Up & Throwing Drills
- 9:15 a.m. Station Work
- 10:30 a.m. Water Break
- 10:45 a.m. Position Work
- 11:15 a.m. Defensive Plays
- 11:45 a.m. Lunch
- 12:15 p.m. Warm Up
- 12:30 p.m. Offensive Work
- 1:30 p.m. Games
- 2:00 p.m. Campers Depart
Please bring a bag lunch.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.