Nike Cal Fall/Winter/Spring Baseball Clinics

Nike Cal Fall/Winter/Spring Baseball Clinics
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Nike Cal Fall/Winter/Spring Baseball Clinics

Come join the winning tradition of the California Golden Bears Baseball Program this off-season to help prepare you for your season! We will be offering a few different programs, for all age groups, throughout the Fall, Winter and Spring.

It's time to shake those cobwebs off your gloves because before you know it tryouts will be here! Get the most out of your off season training by working directly with top collegiate baseball coaches during one of their off-season clinics.

Dates & Prices

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David Esquer
Camp Director

David Esquer

California head baseball coach David Esquer, the 2011 National Coach of the Year, represents the best in college baseball - first as a player, then as an assistant coach, and now in his 16th year as the leader of the Golden Bears.

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As a player, Esquer was the starting shortstop on Stanford's 1987 national championship squad, and as an assistant coach helped produce six NCAA postseason teams and one World Series participant at Stanford and Pepperdine. Now during his tenure as head coach of Cal, Esquer has guided the Bears to a 2011 College World Series appearance and was National Coach of the Year, has led Cal to four NCAA Tournament appearances and was the 2001 Pac-10 Coach of the Year. In addition, he has mentored four players who were selected in the first round of the professional draft and has produced 12 All-Americans.

Esquer, 49, owns a 432-396-2 (.522) career mark with the Bears that includes NCAA regional appearances in 2001, 2008, 2010 and 2011. In 2011, he guided Cal to a 38-23 record as the Bears captured the Houston Regional with a thrilling, 9-8, victory over Baylor with four runs in the bottom of the ninth, and swept through a best-of-three series with Dallas Baptist in the Super Regional, to advance to the College World Series.

At the 2011 CWS, Cal dropped a close 4-1 decision to top-seeded Virginia before defeating Texas A&M, 7-3, for its first win in Omaha since 1980. The memorable season came to an end with an 8-1 loss in a re-match versus Virginia. During the 2011 campaign, first baseman Devon Rodriguez earned Most Outstanding Player of the Houston Regional honors, second baseman Tony Renda was named the 2011 Pac-10 Player of the Year and left-hander Kyle Porter earned Freshman All-America honors.

The success in 2011 came despite an initial decision in September, 2010 to discontinue the Cal baseball program due to pressure on the University's budget. Following a fundraising effort that has generated approximately $10 million in commitment, Golden Bear baseball was reinstated April 8, 2011.

Esquer has not only coached 12 All-Americans in his tenure at Cal, but also seen 67 of his players drafted and signed by the Major Leagues, featuring four first-round draft picks, including right-hander Brandon Morrow, who in 2006 became the highest draft pick in school history when he was the fifth pick overall by the Seattle Mariners. Esquer also helped develop center fielder Brett Jackson, a first-round pick of the Chicago Cubs in 2009; first baseman David Cooper, a first-round pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2008; and third baseman Conor Jackson, who in 2003 was drafted in the first round by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Beyond the on-field accomplishments, the Cal mentor has also been instrumental in securing several improvements at Evans Diamond – including the new lights and video scoreboard installed at Evans Diamond during the 2013 season – and earlier the Carl Van Heuit Training Center, which provides the Bears with indoor batting cages, bullpens and workout facilities.

Esquer became only the 10th coach in Cal baseball history when he was named head coach of the Bears on June 10, 1999, replacing longtime Cal mentor Bob Milano. Esquer came to Berkeley after serving as the top assistant at Pepperdine from 1996-99. Prior to working at Pepperdine, he was the No. 2 assistant coach at Stanford from 1991-96.

At Pepperdine, Esquer was the program's chief recruiting coordinator as well as hitting instructor, infield coach and handler of the third base coaching duties. During his three seasons with the Waves, Pepperdine compiled a record of 112-63 (.640). During his six-year stint at Stanford, the Cardinal were 222-142 (.610) and advanced to the NCAA Tournament five times, including a trip to the Col-lege World Series in 1995.

A shortstop at Stanford from 1984-87, Esquer was a starter on the Cardinal's 1987 College World Series championship team. He earned all-tournament honors after hitting .350 with six RBI in Omaha. He also earned All-Pac-10 Southern Division honors as a senior, batting .318 with 41 RBI and 16 stolen bases. Esquer went on to play professional baseball for four seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, California Angels and Milwaukee Brewers organizations.

Esquer was a three-sport star and class valedictorian at Palma High School in Salinas, Calif. He was tabbed the "Athlete of the Year" at Palma High School after being named team captain and MVP in baseball, football and basketball.

Esquer earned a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in sociology from Stanford in 1987. His wife, Lynn, is a former professor at Pepperdine in the graduate school of education and psychology, and a former assistant clinical professor in psychology at Cal. The Esquers reside in Moraga with their daughter, Gabrielle, born July 3, 2002, and son, Xavier, born December 22, 2003.

ESQUER'S CAREER RECORD AT CAL
2000 25-28
2001 34-25 (NCAA Regional, Pac-10 Coach of the Year)
2002 29-27
2003 28-27
2004 25-31
2005 34-23
2006 26-28
2007 29-26
2008 33-21-2 (NCAA Regional)
2009 24-29
2010 29-25 (NCAA Regional)
2011 38-23 (NCAA Regional, NCAA Super Regional, College World Series, National Coach of the Year)
2012 29-25
2013 23-31                                                2014     26-27                                           Total     432-396-2 (.522)


 

Camp Details

Cal Fall/Winter/Spring Camps and Clinics

The Cal Baseball Program offers a variety of camps and clinics during the Fall, Winter and Spring.   Games Camps, Identification Camps, Skills Camps and Specialty Hitting and Catching programs are offered for a variety of ages.   Dates and hours of camp are posted on a continual basis, so check back frequently to see the latest offerings!

More Important Camp Details

Nike Cal Elite Showcase Camp

Nike Cal Elite Showcase Camp (September 10)

Our Cal Elite Baseball Camp will consist with baseball players ages 14-18, who aspire to play at the collegiate level. We will create an excellent training atmosphere designed to maximize each players potential.Players will receive individual instruction and participate in live competition.  Spaces are limited so you don't want to miss the opportunity in attending.

Date: 9/10/16

Ages: 14-18

Cost: $90.00 (includes parking, lunch, and shirt)

Time: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm

Location: Evans Diamond

Nike Cal Advanced Baseball Camp

Nike Cal Advanced Camp (September 24-25)

The Cal Advanced Players Camp is for players ages 12-16.  We will create an excellent training atmosphere designed to maximize each players potential. Players will run through simulated Cal Baseball drills along with live competition.  Spaces are limited so you don't want to miss the opportunity in attending.

Speed and Agility Program

The optional Speed and Agility Program is offered for an hour and a half each day from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.  The cost for this is $30 for the two days.

Date: September 24-25

Ages: 12-16 year olds

Cost: $195 (includes Cal Baseball shirt and lunch)

Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location: Evans Diamond 

Nike Cal Fall Youth Skills Clinic 

Nike Cal Fall Youth Skills Clinic (Novermber 21-22)

This camp will cover all of the basic fundamental skills of throwing, fielding, catching, pitching, baserunning, and hitting. Cal Coaches and players will use a progression of drills in a positive, energetic setting geared for all skill levels. 

Dates: Novermber 21-22

Cost: $150

Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

This camp will cover all of the basic fundamental skills of throwing, fielding, catching, pitching, baserunning, and hitting. Cal Coaches and players will use a progression of drills in a positive, energetic setting geared for all skill levels

Location: Evans Diamond and Batting Cages (located down the right field line)

Nike Cal Winter Elite Identification Camp (Limited to 60 Players)

This camp will feature a college style workout including individual defensive skills and workout by primary and secondary positions, on field batting practice with drills and skill instruction in batting cages, a facilities tour, lunch and simulated games in the afternoon.   

Nike Cal Winter Elite Identification Camp (December 4) 

This camp will feature a college style workout including individual defensive skills and workout by primary and secondary positions, on field batting practice with drills and skill instruction in batting cages, a facilities tour, lunch and simulated games in the afternoon. Graduating Class of 2019-2022.

Dates: December 4

Cost: $150

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Evans Diamond and Batting Cages (located down the right field line)

Nike Cal Baseball Winter Games Camps

Nike Cal Baseball Winter All Skills Clinics

The ALL SKILLS Camp will work on fundamentals of all aspects of baseball. We will work on drills and necessary skills for hitting, throwing, catching, pitching, infielding, outfielding, and baserunning. We will use a variety of progressions for all skill levels and teach the game in a fun environment with the opportunity to put the skills to work in controlled games. 

We are excited to announce our Winter Games Camp this Winter will be on Kabam Field at Memorial Stadium. Cal Coaches and players will divide teams evenly by age and ability so that games are fun and encouraging, while also teaching the game of baseball through the positive experience of playing. The camp will consist of rotating fields and rotating teams on a daily basis. T-shirt will be provided. 

Sessions: Session 1 - December 19-21 and Session 2 - December 27-28

Cost: Session 1 - $200, Session 2 - $150

Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Kabam Field at Memorial Stadium (football)

Nike Cal Baseball October Hitting Camp 

Date: TBD

Cost: $140

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00 pm ages 7-12 & 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ages 13-18

Location: Evans Diamond Batting Cages (located down the right field line)

Nike Cal Baseball Hitting Camps 

The Cal Coaching staff will cover a variety of skills needed to be a great hitter at any level. They will base instruction around both, the physical and mental approach to hitting and provide a positive and fun environment to succeed. ll Sessions will take place in the Evans Diamond Batting Cages located down the right field line.

Nike Cal Catching Camps

A three session catching camp going over the fundamentals of receiving, throwing, blocking, and catching intangibles. There will be a Q&A at the conclusion of the program where parents/players are welcome to ask any question they have.

Nike Cal Baseball Spring Hitting Camp

Date: TBD

Cost: $175

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00 pm ages 7-12 & 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ages 13-18

Location: Evans Diamond Batting Cages

Nike Cal Baseball Catching Camp

Date: Mondays - TBD

Cost: $150

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ages 12-18

Location: Evans Diamond Batting Cages and Bullpen

Facilities

NOTE: Winter Games Camp will be held at Kabam Field at Memorial Stadium

Evans Diamond, the home of Golden Bear Baseball, will play host to all camps. Campers will learn and train in the new, state of the art batting cage facilities. The latest equipment is used to provide campers with a safe and fun camp experience.

One of the most picturesque and unique college baseball facilities in the nation is Evans Diamond, which has served as home of the Golden Bear baseball team since 1933.

Fans enjoyed changes in Evans Diamond in 2006, as construction was completed on the Carl J. Van Heuit Training Facility, a new patio area and grass bank was situated along the left field line, plus artwork, sponsored by Truitt and White, now graces the back of Edwards Track Stadium and the Recreational Sports Facility. The Carl J. Van Heuit Training Facility, named after the former Cal football Hall of Famer who was a staunch supporter of the Bears' baseball program, provides the team with indoor batting cages (Jeff Kent Batting Cages), indoor and outdoor bullpens (Stuart Gordon Bullpens), as well as weight training and conditioning equipment. The graphics on the RSF wall are of former Cal standouts Chuck Hensley, Rod Booker, Lance Blankenship, Jon Zuber, Matt Luke, Bobby Kahlon, Xavier Nady and Conor Jackson.

Evans Diamond's received a field facelift in the fall of 1992 at a cost of $275,000, which was completely paid for by Cal alums. RNT Landscaping of San Leandro, Calif. completed the renovation of the Evans Diamond playing surface, which included leveling the field, installing a new drainage system, replacing both the infield and outfield grass and placing a warning track around the entire field.

Camp Dates & Prices

2017 Dates and Prices Coming Soon! Join our email list to be notified when the program is available.

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