Dan Duquette Sports Academy Hinsdale, Massachusetts
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.
- 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
Todd Breighner, of Streamlined Sports Marketing, will be directing the Sports Academy for the 2013 Camping Season. Breighner began his career in the Ripken Baseball organization and helped develop the baseball complex in Aberdeen, MD, as well as the Ripken baseball experience in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Recently, he owned and operated the Worcester Tornadoes of the CanAm professional league.
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 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 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 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.
Campers can also choose the option of attending 3 days during this spring training week, for a low price of $270. Please call 1(800) 645-3226 to enroll.