Nike Softball Camp                           Dan Duquette Sports Academy Hinsdale, Massachusetts

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Dan Duquette Sports Academy is a sports camp, tournament facility and lakeside retreat for boys and girls who are interested in learning baseball, softball, basketball, and soccer from distinguished high school, college and pro coaches.

Highlights Include

  • Professional instruction from former Pros, College Coaches and College-Aged Instructors
  • 10:1 Camper to Staff Ratio
  • Multi-Level Ability Grouping
  • Nike Camp T-shirt, Lanyard, Graduation Certificate and Nike Prizes

The Academy is located in Hinsdale, Massachusetts. Nestled in the Berkshire Hills, the Academy is approximately two hours by car from New York, Boston, and Cooperstown, and 1 hour from Springfield! The 22-acre campus is located on over 100 acres of land adjacent to Plunkett Reservoir.

For its inaugural season held in 2003, all new facilities were completed, including new dormitories, clubhouses, medical, technology and conference centers.

The Academy has one regulation size Major League field, one intermediate youth field and two youth league diamonds. For Basketball the Academy has four outdoor basketball courts and a nearby indoor basketball facility.

Meet your coaching staff
Camp Director

Nick Culver


Bill Farrell

Coach Farrell has worked at the Sports Academy since 2004 as both an Umpire and Instructor specializing in pitching.  He played high school baseball in Lenox, MA and college baseball at North Adams State.  Bill has coached youth softball and baseball for 15 plus years including work at Taconic High School, St. Joseph High School and he is currently coaching at Lenox High School.  He also currently plays and coaches softball at the Berkshire County softball complex.  During the winter, Coach Farrell is an instructor for both softball and baseball at Frozen Ropes - Albany.


Joe Greenleaf

Joe is a 4 year veteran of the Sports Academy. He has coached several local AAU, Babe Ruth and Little League baseball teams. He was also involved with the former Pittsfield Dukes NECBL college baseball team. Coach Joe emphasizes the fundamentals of baseball as a foundation for becoming a better player.


Maria Francese

Maria Francese is a Sports Management Major and Softball player at Western New England University in Springfield, MA.  Maria is from Dalton, MA and attended Wahconah Regional High School where she was a two sport standout athlete in Softball and Soccer.  She played on multiple state playoff teams and captained a state championship soccer team.

Maria has worked at the Sports Academy for 4 summers as a counselor, coach, lifeguard and camp assistant director.  Her primary teaching responsibilities include working with the infielders and pitchers.


Laura Madaio

Laura Madaio is a two sport athlete (Softball & Field Hockey) and Sports Management major at Western New England University in Springfield, MA.  Laura is from Paxton, MA and previously attended Notre Dame Academy in Worcester, MA.  She spent the summer of 2010 interning with the Holy Cross Athletic Department and worked as an Administrator and Coach during the summer of 2011 at the Sports Academy.  Laura primarily works with Outfielders, Hitters and Baserunners.


Brittany Meka

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Camp Code: SBGRDD
The Sports Academy's softball programs are focused on players 8-18 years old. Players will be grouped according to age and skill level. Unique to the Sports Academy are fields sized for Major League, intermediate youth league and youth league.
Players will receive individual and group instruction on hitting, fielding, base running, and game strategies. Instruction will also be offered for those interested in pitching and catching. Players can also expect plenty of game action. Each player will receive an evaluation at the conclusion of the session which includes take home instructional points
First and Last Day of Camp
The first and last day of camp for Overnight Camps start mid-afternoon and end mid- afternoon. 
Check In:
Sunday, 1:30 p.m. –  Signs will be posted to the dorms.
Check Out:
Friday, There will be a Graduation Ceremony on the last day of camp at 11:30 a.m. Campers will check out of the dorms at 1:00 p.m.
A full softball and living experience. Immerse yourself in softball and new friends off and on the field.
Full "day only" camps with daily hours typically but not always being 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Lunch is included with Dinner being included on the first day of camp).
WEEKEND STAYOVERS:  Weekend Stayovers are offered between sessions for a price of $129 per weekend.  Not offered before the first session of the summer or last session of the summer.

US Sports Camps combines with Nike and USA/ASA Softball to offer the Nike Softball Camps sponsored by USA Softball.
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men's, Women's, Junior Boys' and Junior Girls' National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions.
Read camper reviews


  • 5/5.
Her favorite camp stories are about her wonderful counselors, the friends that she made, and a great series of fun practical jokes

"Our daughter can't wait to go back. Her favorite camp stories are about her wonderful counselors, the friends that she made, and a great series of fun practical jokes."

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
I hope to go back to camp every year.

"The camp was very well-planned out and had a good program. The times to wakeup eat and play were reasonable and the instructors knew exactly what they were doing and taught the campers in an easy-to-understand way. I hope to go back every year!"

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
The NIKE Camp was Amazing!

"The NIKE campwas AMAZING! The camp far exceeded our expectations and I will recommend several of the conditioning drills to my Varsity coach so my High School team can benefit from them as well. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING EXPERIENCE!"

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Thanks for the great experience.

"The director and her staff were very positive and seemed to make all the girls love to play. This is our second time doing the camp and I would do it again. Thanks for another great experience and great memories."


  • 5/5.
Taught my daughter softball and about being a fine young lady

"I cannot put into words the experience my daughter gained from going to the camp. She not only learned skills in softball but how to be a better young lady. The morals and values the staff brought to the camp were extraordinary. We looked at sending her to another camp and decided on the NIKE Camp for convenience and I am so glad we did. She was going to be a day camper but when we got there she saw some friends and we were able to change her to be an overnight camper. I will highly recommend this camp to anyone who is interested in gaining skills and personal growth. We look forward to next year!!"

Day Camper

  • 5/5.
Can't wait to bring my teammates!

"I had such a good time at camp that this year I'm bringing some of my teammates! They saw how much I improved and want to improve as well!"

Nike Softball Camp                           Dan Duquette Sports Academy Nick Culver, Camp Director 101 Michael's Road Hinsdale, Massachusetts 01235

(415) 479-6060
1 (800) NIKE Camp (645-3226)

Nike Softball Camp                           Dan Duquette Sports Academy
  • 5/5.
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Camp Schedule & Fees

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