Nike Baseball Camp Whitworth University

Nike Baseball Camp Whitworth University
Nike Baseball Camp Whitworth University

Nike Baseball Camp at Whitworth University is a fun, intensive 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 learned.

Director Jon Whiteside, a two year letter-winner at Whitworth and 2008 team captain and honorable mention All-NWC selection, will be in his seventh year on the Pirate coaching staff as he takes over the duties as Director of the Nike Baseball Camp this summer.  Prior to his two seasons at Whitworth, Jon played two years for the Community Colleges of Spokane. He is originally from Yakima.

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

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Jon Whiteside
Camp Director

Jon Whiteside

Jon Whiteside, a two year letter-winner at Whitworth and 2008 team captain and honorable mention All-NWC selection, will be in his seventh year on the Pirate coaching staff.  Prior to his two seasons at Whitworth, Jon played two years for the Community Colleges of Spokane. He is originally from Yakima.

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Whiteside will transition from outfield coach to working with middle infielders and assisting with hitters in 2015. Whiteside's outfield from 2009-2014  was among the most decorated groups of position players in Whitworth history as he saw center fielder Kevin Valerio earn the 2011 ABCA/Rawlings Regional and National Gold Glove Award and right fielder Tyler Pfeffer earn an All-American award in 2012 and a Preseason All-American award in 2013.  The 2012 NCAA West Region Tournament saw two of Whiteside's outfielders selected to the All-Tournament team (Kevin Valerio and Eric Nikssarian).

Whiteside has spent the past five summers working as the Assistant Camp Director of Whitworth's Nike Baseball Camp through US Sports Camps.  In 2010 he served as the assistant coach for the Spokane Bandits, who finished as the runner-up in the Washington State AAA American Legion Tournament. Whiteside was named the head coach of the Warehouse Performance Spokane Expos Red team during the Fall of 2014.  Whiteside is a graduate of Whitworth where he earned his B.A. in English.

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Coach

Kyle Krustangel

Kyle Krustangel, a three year letter-winner at Whitworth and two time all NWC selection will be joining the Pirate coaching staff for the 2015 season. Kyle also played one year at Big Bend...

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Kyle Krustangel, a three year letter-winner at Whitworth and two time all NWC selection will be joining the Pirate coaching staff for the 2015 season. Kyle also played one year at Big Bend Community College and in the summer of 2008 he played for the Spokane Riverhawks in the West Coast League.

Krustangel has spent the past three years as a high school teacher at Bridgeport High School. He was the head varsity baseball coach all three years and was also the head varsity football coach. In the spring of 2014 Krustangel was named Coach of the Year in the North Central Washington 2B conference.

The last two summers Krustangel has served as the head coach of the Spokane Bandits AAA legion team.

Krustangel is a graduate of Whitworth where he earned his B.A. in history/social studies with his secondary education certificate. Krustangel was also a graduate of Joel E. Ferris high school in Spokane. 

Camp Details

The Whitworth University Nike Baseball Camp is a camper favorite offering three program options: Overnight, Extended Day (9:00am-9:00pm) and Day (9:00am-3:00pm). Each program offers the full baseball experience with drills covering fielding, hitting and game time situations!

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CHECK-IN

Check-in takes place between 1:30-2:00pm on Monday at the Main Entrance to the Fieldhouse.

CHECK-OUT

There will be a brief graduation at 2:00pm. Camp concludes at 2:30pm on Friday.

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

Includes all baseball and and night activities, all meals from dinner on first day to breakfast on last day, and double room occupancy in the dorms.

EXTENDED DAY CAMP

Includes all baseball and night activities, dinner on Monday, lunch and dinner Tuesday through Thursday, and lunch on Friday. Extended day campers will be picked up at 9:00pm each day aside from Friday when camp ends at 2:30pm.

DAY CAMP

Includes all baseball, dinner on Monday day, lunch Tuesday through Friday. Day campers will be picked up at 3:00pm each day aside from Friday when camp ends at 2:30pm.

REGISTRATION PACKET

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.​

Camp Code: BAXRWW

Facilities

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.

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

Camper Reviews

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."

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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."

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: General Skills
Age Group: 15 - 18
Gender: Boys
Overnight $565.00
Availability: Open

Extended (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) $465.00
Availability: Open

Day (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) $345.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.