Nike Baseball Camp University of Hartford

Nike Baseball Camp University of Hartford
Nike Baseball Camp University of Hartford

NIKE Baseball Camps is thrilled to be returning to University of Hartford. Camp is scheduled to run for two weeks in 2015 giving baseball players of all abilities the opportunity to continue playing baseball throughout the summer!

The University of Hartford Nike Baseball Camp will be directed by co-head coach Steve Malinowski . Coach Malinowski enters his third season as the co-head coach of the Hartford Hawks. He is excited to help campers improve their baseball skills! 

Highlights Include

  • 8:1 camper to instructor ratio
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
  • Official NIKE Camp T-Shirt
  • Great NIKE Prizes
  • NIKE Baseball Camp Graduation Certificate

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Steve Malinowski
Camp Director

Steve Malinowski

Steve Malinowski begins his third season as Co-Head Coach at the University of Hartford. Prior to Hartford, Malinowski spent four seasons on the coaching staff at the University of Connecticut alongside Justin Blood. Malinowski serves as the recruiting coordinator and primary hitting coach, while he will work on field with the catchers.

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Malinowski spent the past three seasons as an assistant for Connecticut, primarily charged with coaching first base and developing the outfielders. In addition, he coordinated the Connecticut Baseball School and several hitting clinics. In that role, he helped the Huskies to their most successful seasons under head coach Jim Penders, including a program-best 48 victories in 2010 and back-to-back NCAA Tournament berths in 2010 and 2011. The 2011 Huskies advanced to the NCAA Super Regional’s for the first time in program history.

Prior to his tenure at Connecticut, Malinowski spent one season as an assistant at Bryant University. That followed a season as a student assistant coach under Jim Penders at Connecticut.

Malinowski also served as an assistant coach with the Pittsfield Dukes in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) in 2008, while in 2009 he was an assistant with the Manchester Silkworms.

Malinowski spent two seasons as a student-athlete at Connecticut, playing 33 games as a senior and finishing with a .260 batting average. He had three doubles and two home runs, both of which came in the BIG EAST Tournament. He also drove in 19 runs that season. He played in 25 games as a junior after transferring from Wake Forest in 2004. At Wake Forest, Malinowski finished his first collegiate game 4-of-5 at the plate with four runs scored, becoming the first freshman in Wake Forest history to tally four hits in his debut.

A native of Kensington, Conn., Malinowski graduated from Connecticut with a degree in coaching and administration in 2007.

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Elliot Glynn
Assistant Coach

Elliot Glynn

Elliot Glynn begins his first season as an assistant coach under Blood. Glynn, who comes to Hartford from Siena College where he was an assistant coach with the Saints, will work with the...

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Elliot Glynn begins his first season as an assistant coach under Blood. Glynn, who comes to Hartford from Siena College where he was an assistant coach with the Saints, will work with the Hawks pitching staff.

Glynn, who signed with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011, was a two-time captain for the UConn Huskies, including leading the squad that advanced to the Super Regionals in 2011. One year prior to that, Glynn helped the Huskies to a school-record 48 wins as UConn went on to host an NCAA Regional in Norwich, Conn.

As a freshman designated hitter, Glynn was named All-New England and in 2010 received Second Team All-Big East and All-New England distinction as a pitcher. He also played two seasons in the Cape Cod Collegiate Baseball League where he was selected to play in the 2009 All-Star game at Fenway Park.

Glynn was drafted three times before signing with the Brewers. He spent two seasons in the Brewers' farm system before playing one year in Germany. 

Sean Allaire
Assistant Coach

Sean Allaire

Sean Allaire begins his first season as a volunteer assistant coach under Blood. Allaire, the 2010 Northeast Conference player of the Year comes to Hartford after a stellar career at...

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Sean Allaire begins his first season as a volunteer assistant coach under Blood. Allaire, the 2010 Northeast Conference player of the Year comes to Hartford after a stellar career at Central Connecticut State University. The Bristol, Conn. native will work with the infielders and assist the hitters.

In addition to being named the NEC Player of the Year as a senior, Allaire received America Baseball Coaches Association and Louisville Slugger All-American honors. He also received All-Region honors from the ABCA and New England Intercollege Baseball Association All-New Engalnd First Team accolades.

Allaire closed out his senior season leading the Blue Devils with a .426 batting average, matching the school record with 100 total hits. Included in those 100 hits were a school record 22 doubles while he drove in 73 RBI which is tied for the most in school history.

Following graduation from CCSU, Allaire played independent ball, splitting the 2011 season between the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League and the Las Cruces Vagueros of the Pecos League. 

Camp Details

All aspects of the game are covered from hitting, fielding, baserunning, along with team offense and defense. Games are played daily. Individual and small group instruction by position. 

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CHECK-IN

  • Full Day: Check-in takes place between 8:45-9:00am Monday to Thursday at Fiondella Field 

  • A.M. Half Day: Check-in takes place between 8:45-9:00am Monday to Thursday at Fiondella Field 

  • P.M. Half Day: Check-in takes place between 12:15-12:30pm Monday to Thursday at Fiondella Field 

CHECK-OUT

  • Full Day: Check-out takes place at 3:30pm Monday to Thursday at Fiondella Field 

  • A.M. Half Day: Check-out takes place at 12:00pm Monday to Thursday at Fiondella Field 

  • P.M. Half Day: Check-out takes place at 3:30pm Monday to Thursday at Fiondella Field  

REGISTRATION PACKET

A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms for the state of Connecticut does require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

AGES

  • Full day: 12-18

  • Half day: 8-12​

PLEASE BRING

  • Cleats

  • Sneakers

  • Glove

  • Water Bottle

  • Lunch (if full day)

  • Sneakers

  • Glove

  • Water Bottle/Snack

Camp Code: BAXDUH

Facilities

University of Hartford's Fiondella Field

The University of Hartford baseball program plays on the brand new on campus Fiondella Field. The 2014 Nike Baseball Campers will also get to train on this state of the art field.  The field is located adjacent to Al-Marzook field (soccer and lacrosse) in the new outdoor athletic complex. The field is the first on campus since the 1985 season. The newly re-constructed field opened on March 29, 2006. The facility includes in-ground dugouts, batting cages, two bullpens and a state-of-the-art scoreboard. The outdoor athletics complex also features an all-purpose building, which houses restrooms and a concession stand.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:45 a.m. Day Campers and A.M. Half Day Campers arrive
  • 9:00 a.m. Stretching, Warm Up, Throw
  • 9:30 a.m. Defensive Skills
  • 10:15 a.m. Snack Break
  • 10:30 a.m. Offensive Skills
  • 11:15 a.m. Games
  • 12:00 p.m. A.M. Half Day Campers depart / Lunch for Day Campers (please bring your own each day)
  • 12:15 p.m. P.M. Half Day Campers arrive
  • 12:30 p.m. Stretching, Warm Up, Throw
  • 1:00 p.m. Defensive Skills
  • 1:45 p.m. Snack Break
  • 2:00 p.m. Offensive Skills
  • 2:45 p.m. Games
  • 3:30 p.m. Day Campers and P.M. Half Day Campers depart

Camper Reviews

Parent

  • 5/5.
He enjoyed scrimmaging the most

"My son had a great time and he/we have recommended this camp to other Colchester, CT residents. He enjoyed scrimmaging the most."

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Camper

  • 5/5.
Coach Blood is great!

"I really loved Coach Blood's techniques in coaching baseball."

Parent

  • 5/5.
The Staff/Camper Ratio was Perfect

"My son had a great time at camp. It was well organized and the staff was friendly. The Slip-n-Slide drill was very creative. The staff/camper ratio was perfect. My son will be back next year.

Day Camper

  • 5/5.
Can't Wait for Next Year

"The NIKE Baseball Camp was so much fun! I got to work with college coaches and meet new friends. I can't wait to for next year."

Parent

  • 5/5.
Money well Spent!

"The week at NIKE Baseball Camp was money well spent. My son learned new skills and the coach's were so encouraging his confidence improved too!"

Parent

  • 5/5.
The Camp was Wonderful!

"The camp was WONDERFUL. We are locals but I can't imagine sending my son to any other big campus camp that would measure up to this one!"

Camp Dates & Prices

This camp is no longer available this season.
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