Nike Baseball Camp Tiger Town Lakeland, Florida
At the Tigertown NIKE Camp, players get to train on a professional field while refining their skills and making new friends. At camp each facet of the game will be covered and campers will see their game be taken to the next level!
Directing this NIKE Baseball Camp at Tiger Town is Head Baseball Coach at Southeastern University, Jason Beck.
- 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
Tiger Town is the regular season home of the Lakeland Flying Tigers, the Class A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers who have been training in Lakeland since 1934 and have been playing in Joker Marchant Stadium since 1966. In those many years Tiger Town has evolved into a complete training complex that includes the ballpark, other training fields, dorm, training facilities and team clubhouses.
Joker Marchant Stadium is located on a dynamic complex known as, "Tiger Town." Tiger Town has been the home of the Detroit Tigers since 1953. Also on-site is a three-story dormitory, which provides housing for 190 players and coaches. The building was dedicated in 1971, and named in honor of the late John Fetzer, former owner and president of the Detroit Tigers.
Recently, the building has undergone a number of renovations to improve the living quality for players and coaches. An administrative building, cafeteria, and recreation hall are also on the facility. Campers train and live at Tiger Town staying in the Tiger Town Dorms, located on site!
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.
A full baseball and living experience. Immerse yourself in baseball and new friends off and on the field. Depending on the location choose from General All Skills Camp to High School programs. Live, eat, breathe and sleep baseball!
Extended day (9:00am - 9:00pm daily) option includes lunch, dinner.
Full day runs from 9:00am to 3:00pm daily and includes dinner on the first day and lunch every day thereafter.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 a.m. Wake-up, breakfast (Overnight Campers)
- 8:45 a.m. Arrival (Extended & 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
- 3:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart
- 4:30 p.m. Free time, relax, visit with friends
- 5:00 p.m. Dinner
- 6:15 p.m. Chalk talks
- 8:30 p.m. Evening activities
- 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
- 10:00 p.m. Lights Out!