Nike Baseball Camp Menlo College Atherton, California
NIKE Baseball Camps will launch an overnight camp at Menlo College in 2014. The Menlo College NIKE Baseball Camp will focus on enhancing each player's skill set with one on one coaching and game time experience. Get better this summer and enroll today!
Jake McKinley, Head Baseball Coach at Menlo College directs this NIKE Baseball Camp. His energy, attitude and ability to build a positive relationship with his players will allow each camper to take their game to the next level.
- 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
Menlo College is located on the San Francisco peninsula in the town of Atherton, a well-appointed residential community near the cities of Menlo Park and Palo Alto. The area ranks among the most attractive and dynamic in the world, with numerous cultural resources, temperate climate and all that the San Francisco metropolitan area can offer.
Meet your coaching staff
Jake McKinley enters his first season as head coach of the Menlo College baseball program for the 2013-14. A native of Placerville, Calif., McKinley comes to Menlo following a four-year stint as an assistant coach at NCAA DI Sacramento State where he helped the team to a 67-55 record over the last two seasons. He served as the team’s bullpen coach and saw them earn a WAC title in 2012. Seven players went on to sign professional contracts following the conclusion of their time at Sac State during McKinley’s tenure.
His coaching resume speaks for itself as he has amassed tremendous experience and success since entering the coaching ranks in 2006. He began his career as an assistant coach for his alma mater Bethany University (Santa Cruz) before traveling to Campbellsville University (Campbellsville, Ky.) to assume an assistant coaching role which he held from 2007-09. As an assistant coach for Campbellsville, McKinley played a crucial role in leading the team to a 39-12 record and a trip to the 2009 NAIA World Series - the first in program history. During his three year stint at Campbellsville, McKinley saw three players achieve All-American status and five named All-Conference while earning back-to-back Mid-South Conference titles. He returned to California in 2009 for a two-year stint at West Valley College (Saratoga) where he served as the team’s pitching coach. His pitching staff led all of California in shutouts thrown in 2010 and three players were selected to the All-Conference team.
In addition to his time in the college coaching ranks, McKinley spent a summer in Perth, Australia as a scout, coach and development officer for Major League Baseball in 2010.
As a player, McKinley enjoyed a standout career at NAIA Bethany University where he spent time as both a standout pitcher and first baseman. He broke multiple records for the team including: most strikeouts in a career, most strikeouts in a single season, lowest single season ERA and most innings pitched in both a season and career. He was twice named conference Pitcher of the Year and once named Most Valuable Player. Proving his versatility, McKinley still holds the third place spot in Bethany’s all-time home runs list.
McKinley received his Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from Bethany University in 2006 and went on to earn a Master’s of Arts in Social Science from Campbellsville University in 2008.
What they’re saying:
“Jake is one of the best young coaches in California. His insight on the pitching side is beyond his years. His energy, attitude and ability to build a positive relationship with his players will allow Menlo College to take the next step as a program." – Sacramento State Head Baseball Coach Reggie Christiansen.
“Jake McKinley has the tools to be a great Head Baseball Coach. Work Ethic, very organized, great teacher and an ability to make the best of every situation. He has the character that will allow him and all those that play for him better.” – University of San Francisco Head Baseball Coach Nino Giarratano.
“The first decision I made as a collegiate head coach was to hire Jake, and it turned out to be the smartest decision I have ever made as a coach. He is simply a program changer. His work ethic is second to none, and he is a proven recruiter at every level. He is truly one of the best young coaches in the game. He is as loyal as they come and will do everything in his power to make his players, the program and Menlo College better. He will make a lifelong impact on all those around him, which is the true mark of a great coach and great man.” –Campbellsville University Assistant Coach and former Bethany University Baseball Head Coach Chris Lewis.
1 p.m. on Monday
Graduation for all campers will be at 12:00 p.m. Parents are invited to attend! Check out will occur right after at the dorms.
Includes all baseball and and night activities, all meals from dinner on Monday to breakfast on Thursday, and double room occupancy in the dorms.
Extended Day Camp
Includes all baseball and night activities, dinner on Monday, lunch and dinner Tuesday-Wednesday. Extended day campers will be picked up at 9:00p.m. each day aside from Thursday when camp ends at 12 noon.
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 a.m. Wake-up, breakfast (Overnight Campers)
- 8:45 a.m. Arrival (Extended Day/Day Campers), stretching
- 9:00 a.m. Individual instruction and drill work
- 11:30 a.m. Lunch, free time
- 1:00 p.m. Fundamental instruction and drills, position play
- 4:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart
- 4:30 p.m. Free time, relax, visit with friends
- 5:00 p.m. Dinner
- 6:15 p.m. Games
- 8:30 p.m. Chalk talks, evening activities
- 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
- 10:00 p.m. Lights out!