Nike Baseball Camp         Whitworth University Spokane, Washington

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Nike Baseball Camp at Whitworth University is a fun, intensive week long camp where campers take their baseball game to the next level. All facets of the game are covered and campers leave camp feeling confident in the new skills they have learned.

Director Dan Ramsay, the eighth former Whitworth player to serve as head coach of the Pirates since 1955, heads into his fifth season leading the Whitworth nine in 2013-14. Ramsay was named Northwest Conference Coach of the Year and West Region Coach of the Year by D3baseball.com and the ABCA in 2012.

Highlights Include

  • Professional instruction from college coachesand 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 Prizes

Located across from the back of the Fieldhouse, Merkel Field is home to the Whitworth Baseball team. A beautiful setting for a sunny spring day of baseball, the facility has undergone several recent upgrades. Bleachers have been added and reconstructed to include seats immediately behind home plate. The backstop has been moved back away from home plate to provide a safer amount of foul territory.

Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director

Dan Ramsay

In his four years at Whitworth Ramsay has coached a First Team All-American, 11 All-Northwest Conference selections, five ABCA All-West Region selections, two Academic All-District selections, one conference batting champion, one West Region Gold Glove Award winner, one Rawlings Gold Glove National Award winner, and has had a player sign a professional contract.

The 2012 season was a milestone year for the Pirates. It marked the first Northwest Conference Championship in 21 years, the first NCAA Regional appearance in program history, the first NCAA Regional Championship in program history, Whitworth's first First Team All-American in 47 years, the first NCAA Division III World Series appearance in program history, and the first NCAA Division III World Series victory in program history.

The 2011 season marked the Pirates' first 20-win campaign in nine years and the team's first winning Northwest Conference record since 2006. Whitworth's team earned run average of 4.60 was the team's best since the Pirates moved to NCAA Division III membership in 1999.
In 2010, Ramsay coached the Pirates to a three-game improvement over the previous season, including a series victory at Linfield. Ramsay finished 10-26 in his first season leading the Pirates, despite a record snowfall that kept of the team off of its home field until April.

Ramsay works as a hitting and catching instructor at numerous camps throughout the region and serves as the pitching and catching coach at Whitworth while running the offense. He has directed Nike Baseball Camps through US Sports Camps for the past three summers. Ramsay spent the summer of 2011 abroad with United States Athletes International in Spain. The team played clubs in Barcelona, Valencia, and Madrid. He will be taking another group of athletes to Curacao next June.

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Ramsay was an Honorable Mention All-Northwest Conference catcher for the Pirates in 2008 and a Second Team All-NWC selection in 2007 during his two seasons playing for Whitworth.

Ramsay was the head coach in Cranbrook, B.C. for the Rocky Mountain Bandits in the summer of 2008 and coached as an assistant in Trail, B.C. for the Trail Jays in the summer of 2007. He spent the summer of 2005 playing for the Kamuela Paniolos in the Hawaiian Collegiate Baseball League and the summer of 2006 playing for the Everett Merchants of the Pacific International League.

Since Paul Merkel was named Whitworth’s head coach for the 1955 season, eight of the nine Pirate head coaches have been alumni of the school, covering 50 years of the 53-year period. That list includes Merkel (1955-71 and 1978-79), Spike Grosvenor (1972-73 and 1975-77), Bob Huber (1974), Dave Vaughn (1980-81), McQuilkin (1985-90), Randy Russell (1991-93), Rod Taylor (1994-97) and Ward (1998-2007). The only coach that did not graduate from Whitworth was Steve Brown (1982-84).

Learn more about Nike Baseball Camp         Whitworth University
Camp Code: BAXRWW
 
First and Last Day of Camp
The first and last day of camp for Overnight Camps start mid-afternoon and end mid-afternoon. 
Check-out takes place at 2:30 p.m.
 
OVERNIGHT CAMPS
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, DAY AND HALF DAY CAMPS
Extended day (9:00am - 9:00pm daily) option is available only at overnight camps and includes lunch, dinner.
 
Full day is sometimes available at overnight and "day only" camps with daily hours typically but not always being 9:00 to 4:00 (may include lunch).
 
Whichever program you do decide on, each Nike Baseball Camp staff member is ready to work with you and provide the best possible baseball experience while you train and sstrive to be a better baseball player.

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
  • 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
Check In:
Main Entrance to the Fieldhouse

Monday - 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
(Day and Extended Campers will depart that evening at 9:00 p.m. after Baseball, dinner and orientation)
 
Check Out:
Friday - Graduation is at 2:00 p.m. Departure is by 2:30 p.m.
 
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Parent

  • 5/5.
My son got more out of the 4 days at camp than he got during his entire last season

"This place is amazing!! My son got more out of the 4 days at camp than he got during his entire last season. Thank you all so much."

Parent

  • 5/5.
Our son fell back in love with baseball.

"Very pleased with the NIKE Baseball Camp at Whitworth University and we are looking forward to next year. Our son fell back in love with baseball. Thank you so much!"

Parent

  • 5/5.
This is the 3rd time having our son at camp

"This is the 3rd time having our son at camp. It is very professionally run and the coaches are knowledgeable and enthusiastic!!"

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
I got better this summer!

"This was my first baseball camp that I had ever gone to. I learned a lot baseball and also had fun during the camp. The camp  taught me new individual drills that I am able to do on my own to help me improve. You can expect to see me again next year along with some of my other fellow teammates!"

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Coach Dan from the NIKE Baseball Camp at Whitworth University was an inspiration to me

"I really enjoyed the life lessons from coach Dan. He was an inspiration to me."

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Gave Me Some Perspective Of My Playing Level

"The camp was very fun and informative and really gave me some perspective of my playing level. I loved this camp and will be there next year! Best camp I've ever gone to."

Parent

  • 5/5.
Better Appreciation for the Game

"They helped my son to appreciate the game of baseball on and off the field. I would highly recommend this camp to other ball players. I look forward to my son attending the camp next year with his little brother."

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
We Have Three Boys And Will Definitely Be Returning!

"My child was one of the younger kids and we were SO impressed with the way the instructors encouraged them and also encouraged the older kids to show good sportsmanship toward the younger ones. 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! We have three young boys and will definitely be returning customers!!!"

Parent

  • 5/5.
My Son Will Be Coming Back Next Year!

"My son had a great time with all the coaches and kids. This is his second year. He loves this camp and wants to come back every year until he is too old to do so."

Day Camper

  • 5/5.
Quality Individual Attention

"I was impressed that the coaches worked with us individually. At other camps it was almost always as a group. They covered everything about baseball and even introduced me to some new strength training exercises. I enjoyed the camp very much."

Day Camper

  • 5/5.
NIKE Baseball Camp is Awesome!

"I really loved this camp. It was awesome. I made friends, had lots of fun, and learned so much. My high school coach tells me that my game has improved tremendously. Thank you all so much."

Nike Baseball Camp         Whitworth University

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Nike Baseball Camp         Whitworth University
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Camp Schedule & Fees

Whitworth University   Jul. 21 - Jul. 25, 2014 Register

Programs: General Skills

Age Group: 10 - 18 Gender: Boys

Overnight: $555.00 Availability: Open
Extended: $455.00 Availability: Open
Day: $335.00 Availability: Open

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

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