Nike Baseball Camp                   Guilford College Greensboro, North Carolina

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Nike Baseball Camps offer athletes a variety of options to choose from when considering the best possible location. Depending on the camp and its unique schedule, our campers can spend the entire week at one of our many locations nationwide.

Directing the camp is Head Coach, Matt Aker. Coach Aker previously served as Head Baseball Coach at Greensboro College for the last four years.
 

Highlights Include

  • Professional instruction from college coachesand college-aged instructors
  • Low 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

Edgar H. McBane Field

Guilford's baseball team plays and practices on McBane Field, named for one of the school's top baseball players, Edgar McBane '14. He donated much of his time to the baseball program and at one time attended at least one Guilford baseball game for 73 straight years.

McBane Field is located next to Alumni Gym on Guilford's campus. The field has permanent dugouts for home and visiting teams, a new padded backstop, new bleacher seating for spectators, a new state-of-the-art inning-by-inning scoreboard, a brick dust warning track and a new eight-foot vinyl coated fence and windscreen. October 2008 saw more exterior improvements with a new entry plaza and terraced seating behind the backstop.

The infield was reseeded with Bermuda grass in 1992, making it one of the finest playing surfaces in the area. The field measures 320' down the lines, 360' in the alleys and 385' to straightaway center field. In 1998, the bullpens were improved by the construction of two regulation pitching mounds in each bullpen and the infield received a new layer of red clay.

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Camp Director

Matt Aker

The 2012 season was a banner year on the mound for the Greensboro College Baseball Program. The Pride have progressed in each of the last three seasons, finishing 7th, then 4th, and finally 3rd this season in the USA South standings. Pride pitchers led the USA South Athletic Conference in ERA (3.18), Fewest HR allowed (4), Fewest Hits Allowed (283), Fewest Runs Allowed (166), and Fewest Earned Runs Allowed (109). In addition, the Pride finished 21st nationally in Hits Allowed Per Nine Innings (8.26), and 26th in ERA. Individually, Michael Cobb (Sr., Union, SC) finished 14th in the country with a 1.44 ERA. The Pride also set numerous Team Records and several Individual Records.

As an assistant at GC, Aker was instrumental in the development of the program. He served six seasons as the hitting, outfield, and base-running coach for The Pride and also worked with pitchers.   In 2006, The Pride reached the USA South championship game for the first time since 1998, and defeated eight ranked teams during the season. GC set a program record with seven all-conference honorees, including five first team selections. Under his guidance, Pride hitters batted over .300 as a team for six consecutive seasons, while leading the USA South in at least one offensive category in each of those years. Under Aker’s tutelage, Pride hitters have set or tied 21 individual records. He also mentored two USA South Conference Players of the Year (Jess Maloney, 2006 and Larry Lockhart, 2005), four All State selections, 13 First- Team USA South All Conference selections, 7 All- Region Players, one Rawlings Gold Glove winner, and one All American (Jess Maloney, 2006).

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The son of former major league pitcher and coach Jack Aker, he pitched and played infield at Ole Miss in the prestigious Southeastern Conference, where he graduated in 1993. Aker also served on Ole Miss’ 1993 coaching staff; coaching first base and working primarily with the hitters and outfielders.

After coaching at Ole Miss, Aker began his head coaching duties at Magnolia Heights School in Senatobia, MS, and later moved on to Chaminade-Madonna in Hollywood, Fla. for ten seasons before coming to Greensboro. As a head coach, Aker's high school teams won seven consecutive conference titles, and he was named Coach of the Year for six consecutive years. Aker coached the North State All Star team twice while in Mississippi, and has had numerous players go on to college baseball careers,  five of whom were taken in the Major League Baseball Players Draft. Aker also served as an assistant varsity football coach.

Aker attended Palm Beach Community College for two of his college seasons. At PBCC, he was named Scholar Athlete of the Year, and made the Dean's List each semester. Aker earned all conference honors, and was picked to play in the Florida Junior College All Star Game.

As a high school standout at Chaminade- Madonna College Prep, in Hollywood, Florida, Aker was named the Broward County District 15-3A Athlete of the Year for Baseball, Miami Herald Scholar Athlete of the Year, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel Scholar Athlete of the Year, All-State Infielder, National Army- ROTC Scholar Athlete, and represented Broward County in the State High School All- Star Game.

He and his wife, Keisha have three children: Mallory, Cole, and Blaine

Learn more about Nike Baseball Camp                   Guilford College
Camp Code: BAXRNC
 
First and Last Day of Camp
The first and last day of camp for Overnight Camps start in the afternoon on the first day and end in the afternoon on the last day. Check in usually takes place after 11 a.m. on Check-in day. Check-out takes place just prior to lunch on the last day (depending on the location).
 
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS
A full baseball and living experience. Immerse yourself in baseball and new friends off and on the field.  Live, eat, breathe and sleep baseball!  Lodging and all meals are included in this program.
 
EXTENDED DAY CAMPERS
Extended day (9:00am - 9:00pm daily) includes lunch and dinner.
Whichever program you do decide on, each Nike Baseball Camp staff member is ready to work with you and provide the best possible baseball experience while you train and strive to be a better baseball player.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30 a.m. Wake Up
  • 8:00 a.m. Overnight Campers Only
  • 9:00 a.m. Extended Day Campers Arrive
  • 9:15 a.m. Morning Instructional Session
  • 11:45 a.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Afternoon Instructional Session
  • 3:00 p.m. Swim Break
  • 4:00 p.m. Skill Workout
  • 5:00 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:30 p.m. Games
  • 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart/Free Time
  • 10:00 p.m. Lights Out
Camp Check In:
Monday –  11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Guilford Dorms.
 
Camp Check Out:
Thursday – Graduation is at 12:00 p.m. and all campers will depart by 12:30 p.m.
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Quality Individual Attention

"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."

Nike Baseball Camp                   Guilford College

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Greensboro, North Carolina 27401


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Camp Schedule & Fees

Guilford College   Jul. 21 - Jul. 24, 2014 Register

Programs: General Skills

Age Group: 9 - 18 Gender: Boys

Extended 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.: $365.00 Availability: Open
Overnight: $465.00 Availability: Open

For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.

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