Nike Baseball Camp Southeastern University Lakeland, Florida
Nike Baseball Camps is excited to host another location with Jason Beck for the summer of 2014, at his team's home field at Southeastern! This camp program runs July 28-31 for little league players ages 7-12.
If you live in the Lakeland area, grab your teammates and head on over to this camp! We offer group discounts! Camp will cover all facets of the game including fielding, hitting, baserunning, and team play.
- Professional instruction from college coaches and college-aged instructors
- 10:1 camper/staff ratio
- Multi-level ability grouping
- Nike Camp T-shirt, Lanyard and Nike Prizes
Ted A. Broer Stadium
The Nike Baseball Campers will train during this wekk of camp at Southeastern's home field, the Ted A. Broer Stadium. This state of the art baseball facility mimics a smaller version of Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox.
Broer Stadium was designed by Southeastern Athletics Director, Duane Aagaard, and former Southeastern baseball coach, Frank Yurchak. The two also received help from the New York Yankees grounds crew, with the end the result being one of the finest college baseball parks in the State of Florida.
The field’s name is in honor of Dr. Ted A. Broer, a world renown international author and founder of Health Masters. Dr. Broer is a major donor to Southeastern, and was given an honorary doctorate from the university in 2004.
The Fire has a 185-63 record at Broer Stadium since opening in 2004. The first game played was on April 7, 2004, as Webber International University defeated SEU, 7-5.
Southeastern’s first victory came against Florida Memorial University, on April 15, 2004, as Eric Haynes earned the win on the mound for SEU.
In August 2004, Southeastern would hire Head Coach Jason Beck, and the Fire would win its first national championship in baseball as Broer Stadium hosted the 2005 NCCAA II National Tournament.
From 2005-2008, Broer Stadium hosted four consecutive NCCAA II National Tournaments. During that span, the Fire won all four NCCAA II National Titles, and compiled a perfect 17-0 record in national tournament play.
In 2010, the Fire joined the NAIA’s Sun Conference and hosted their first Sun Conference game on February 26, 2010. Southeastern lost a close game to Embry-Riddle University, 7-6.
The Fire’s first home Sun Conference victory came versus Edward Waters College on March 19, 2010. Justin Mauldin earned the victory on the mound while Tyler Ruehlman, Hector Echemendia, and Auburn Donaldson all collected three hits apiece.
Southeastern won 16 straight games at Broer Stadium during the 2011 season, to set a new school record. The Fire ended the year with a 20-5 mark at home, while earning their first ever national ranking within the NAIA.Meet your coaching staff
Head Coach Jason Beck came to Southeastern in August 2004 and will enter his tenth season as the head coach of the Southeastern baseball program in the fall of 2013.
The 2011 season was truly historic for Beck and the Fire. Beck won his 400th career game when Billy Glessner hit a walk-off RBI single versus Edward Waters College, on February 19th, in Lakeland.
"Four hundred means a lot, I mean that is a lot of games," said Beck reflecting on the milestone. "I have definitely had a lot of great players and great coaches around me, as coaches we do not get on the field, the players and coaches helped me get here."
The Fire set a school record with a 16-game home winning streak in 2011, which helped them make their first ever appearance in the NAIA National Rankings. The Fire jumped into the national polls at No. 23 in late March, before moving up two spots to No. 21, where they stayed for the next three weeks.
In just their second season in The Sun Conference, SEU posted a 15-12 conference record, and earned the program's first spot in the conference tournament. The Fire was the tournament's No. 3 seed overall, and was eventually eliminated from the tournament by Embry-Riddle University, who was ranked No. 1 in the nation at the time.
Southeastern then made even more school history, by winning the NCCAA D-I South Region Tournament. It was the program's first division one South Region title, and SEU went onto earn the No. 1 overall seed in the NCCAA D-I National Tournament. Southeastern finished ranked No. 3 in the nation for the second consecutive season, and ended the year with a 43-20-1 mark.
Beck now has a career record of 509-326-1, and in nine seasons with the Fire has a 376-204-1 record. He also has six 40 win seasons in nine years at Southeastern.Read Full Bio
In his first five years at Southeastern, Beck guided the Fire to four NCCAA II National Championships. From 2005-2009, while competing in the NCCAA D-II South Region, Beck finished with an 82-12 career record with four South Region titles. During this span, Southeastern had a remarkable 21-2 record in the NCCAA D-II National Tournament.
Beck came to Southeastern from Nyack College in Nyack, New York. He played for Nyack College from 1989 to 1992, where he starred as a pitcher and at first base and was named team captain his sophomore year. After leaving Nyack, he joined the workforce of THK America as a district manager. It was through this experience that he learned the business and interpersonal skills needed to be a head baseball coach on the college level. After ten years in the working world,
He felt the calling of the Lord to take on a full-time job working with young Christian men, using baseball as his ministry. After Beck worked at his alma mater for a few years, the Lord blessed him with the opportunity to apply for the vacant coaching job at Southeastern. Beck accumulated a 134-125 record at Nyack, winning the NCAA Division II Conference Championship in 2004.
Beck brought high expectations to the Southeastern baseball program, and his presence is being felt throughout the Southeastern athletics community. Also, he is an outstanding recruiter because of his many relationships with high school coaches throughout the country, particularly in Florida. These relationships enable him to try to draw many of the outstanding Florida prospects to Lakeland, continually benefitting the quality of the Southeastern baseball program.
Beck resides in Lakeland with his wife Deborah and two children, Gavin and Kelsey.
Coach Moskovits is entering his sixth season as an assistant coach, after a four-year playing career at Southeastern University.
While playing for the Fire, Moskovits was a part of four NCCAA II National Championship teams and was the Fire's starting right fielder all four years he played. Coach Moskovits was named a First Team All-American his senior year and was a three-time All-Region selection. He left the Fire as the school's all-time leader in walks (122), hit by pitch (74), and on base percentage (.541). He was third in career hits (212), second in triples (10), and second in runs scored (183). He finished with a career batting average of .347.
Coach Moskovits will primarily be working with the hitters and helping Coach Beck with recruiting and many administrative needs. Coach Moskovits graduated from Warner University in 2012 and will be graduating wit ha Master's in Coaching from Concordia-Irvine in May of 2014. He currently resides in Lakeland with his wife Chrissy.
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
- 8:45 a.m. Campers arrive
- 9:00 a.m. Warm up, stretching
- 9:30 a.m. Defensive drills
- 11:30 a.m. Lunch
- 12:15 p.m. Hitting drills
- 1:30 p.m. Games
- 3:00 p.m. Pool time
- 4:00 p.m. Campers depart