Woodford County Park Versailles, Kentucky
Nike Baseball Camps is excited to bring a second summer of camp to campers in the Kentucky area. This day camp offers campers the opportunity to refine their skills, work hard, and have fun!
All level players are welcome to join the fun and get better at baseball this summer!
- Professional instruction from former Pros, College Coaches and College-Aged Instructors
- 10:1 camper/staff ratio
- Multi-level ability grouping
- Nike Camp T-shirt, Lanyard, Graduation Certificate and Nike Prizes
Kevin Haury is the director of the Nike Baseball Camp. After a career at St. Xavier High School, where he was a member of two regional championship teams, was All District, All Region, Honorable Mention All State, and a Member of the State Junior and Senior All Star Teams, Kevin started for four years as a second baseman for the Bellarmine Knights. He graduated with a degree in psychology. He went on to earn master’s degree in Sport Management from the University of Kentucky and began working in professional baseball for the Richmond Braves.Read Full Bio
After his tenure with the Braves, he returned to Kentucky and began a career in youth sports programming at the YMCA in Frankfort. While in Frankfort he developed and expanded the youth baseball program to include leagues and camps. He also started the YMCA’s youth baseball leagues in Georgetown, KY. He has over 15 years experience in youth baseball coaching and instruction. In 2006, he became the executive director of the newly formed Bluegrass Miracle League, a special-needs baseball league for youth 5-19, handling all operations for the program, including the instructional design.
Currently in its 12 season over 90% of its participants no longer use a tee to hit despite a nearly 300% increase in enrollment. Kevin is currently a member of the Woodford County Youth Baseball and Softball Association Board, where he focuses on player development through the design and implementation of camps, class and other training programs. In addition to coaching, he also assists the local area scout for the Toronto Blue Jays in player evaluations and tracking.
Ben Hartly - Union College
From Lexington, KY. Played high school baseball and football at Lexington Christian Academy. Was a 3 year starter for the Eagles in both football and baseball. Holds LCA's single season steals record with 54 and single season batting average record with a .484 average. Ben also was the 2009 Male Athlete of the Year. Ben will be a Senior Middle Infielder for the Union College Bulldogs in Barbourville, KY. Last two years, he lead the team in stolen bases and on-base percentage. After siting this past year out because of a season ending injury (torn left hamstring); Ben will return in the Bulldogs starting lineup next season. Ben is majoring in Sports Management Health & Fitness with a minor in Business.
Jacob Smither - Kentucky State U.
Drew Hillard - Union College
From Lexington, KY. Played high school baseball at Paul Laurence Dunbar. Was a member of the 2007 KHSAA State Championship team. Is going to be a senior pitcher for the Union College Bulldogs in Barbourville, KY after transferring in last year from Olney Central Junior College. This past season he was a set-up man for the bulldogs with a 2.60 ERA, 32 strikeouts and boasted an opposing batting average of .152 giving up only 16 hits in 30.2 innings pitched. Drew is majoring in health and human performance.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:45 a.m. Arrival
- 9:00 a.m. Staff Introductions/Key Learning Points and Review
- 9:30 a.m. Stretch and Warm Up
- 10:00 a.m. Defense, Hitting and Pitching Stations
- 11:30 a.m. Camp Team Competition
- 12:00 p.m. Lunch
- 12:55 p.m. Position Specific Defense/Baserunning Drills
- 1:40 p.m. Instructional Games
- 2:45 p.m. Daily Review/Camper Recognitions
- 3:00 p.m. Campers Depart