Nike Baseball Camp Montreat College
IMPROVE YOUR GAME AND HAVE SERIOUS FUN
Nike Baseball Camps is looking forward to a great summer at Montreat College! Directing camp will be veteran Nike Baseball Camp Director and Montreat College's Head Coach, Jason Beck. Each day will be filled with baseball drills that cover hitting, fielding, base running, and team play to help each camper take their game to the next level!
Campers will get the opportunity to play on Newell Field, home of Cavaliers Baseball.
- Nike Sports Camp T-Shirt, Wristband, Sticker, and Potentially Other Prizes!
- Professional Instruction from Coach Jason Beck and Staff
- Daily Emphasis on Fundamental Development and Team Play
- Players Grouped by Age and Ability
- Low Camper to Coach Ratios
- Excellent Residential, Dining and Training Facilities
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Camp Director Jason Beck
Jason Beck is entering his eighth year as the head coach of the Montreat baseball program in 2023-24 after initially being hired in July of 2016. Prior to the 2020-21 academic year, Beck also took on the title of Associate Director of Athletics.View Jason's Bio & Baseball Tips ⟩
- Went 27-24 (14-14 AAC) in his 25th season as a collegiate head baseball coach.
- Captured the No. 5 seed in the AAC Tournament as the Cavs went 1-2 to finish among the final six AAC teams.
- Montreat claimed back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 2008-09.
- 14 AAC wins were the program's most in a single season since 2005.
- Defeated No. 3 Tennessee Wesleyan for the first time since 2012 (9-3 win on 4/20).
- Athlete achievements: 1 no-hitter (at Warner on 2/10), 1 First Team All-AAC, 1 Second Team All-AAC, 1 AAC All-Tournament Team, 1 AAC Player of the Week, 1 AAC Pitcher of the Week, 1 NAIA Ball Pitcher of the Week, 2 CSC Academic All-District® Team honorees, 8 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes and 19 AAC All-Academic Team members.
- Went 33-26 (13-17 AAC) on the year, racking up Montreat's most overall wins in a single season since 2008.
- Snagged the No. 9 seed in the AAC Tournament and went 2-2 to finish among the final six AAC teams.
- Began the year 7-0, the program's best start to a season since at least 2004.
- Defeated No. 11 Georgia Gwinnett, the NAIA's reigning national champion (4-3 win on 4/15).
- Garnered ABCA Team Academic Excellence recognition.
- Athlete achievements: 1 First Team All-AAC, 2 Second Team All-AAC, 1 All-AAC Gold Glove Team, 2 AAC Pitcher of the Week awards, 1 AAC Player of the Week, 2 CoSIDA Academic All-District® First Team honorees, 10 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes and 19 AAC All-Academic Team members.
- Went 21-27 (10-17 AAC) during the season.
- Athlete achievements: 1 All-AAC Gold Glove Team honor, 1 AAC Pitcher of the Week and 14 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
- Went 14-12 (1-5 AAC) during the COVID-19 shortened season.
- Athlete achievements: 2 AAC Pitcher of the Week awards, 6 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes and 6 AAC All-Academic Team members.
- Went 25-28 (8-19 AAC) on the year.
- Athlete achievements: 1 no-hitter (vs. Cincinnati Christian on 2/9).
- Went 22-31 (9-18 AAC) during the season.
- Clinched program's first AAC Tournament berth since 2013.
- First Montreat baseball played selected in MLB Draft since 2002 (Kevynn Arias-Liriano in 40th Round).
- Athlete achievements: 2 Second Team All-AAC athletes and 5 AAC All-Academic Team members.
- Went 19-30 (7-20 AAC) on the year.
- Athlete achievements: 2 Second Team All-AAC athletes and 2 AAC All-Academic Team members.
PRIOR TO MONTREAT
Prior to Montreat, Beck led the Southeastern University (Fla.) Fire for 12 seasons. In 2014, Beck led Southeastern to its first Sun Conference Championship in program history. That conference title gave the Fire their first bid to the NAIA National Tournament, where they competed in the Lawrenceville, Ga. Opening Round bracket. The Fire went 2-2, falling twice to the hosts, Georgia Gwinnett, which ended their season at 46-16.
In his first five years at Southeastern, Beck guided the Fire to four NCCAA D-II National Championships. While competing in the NCCAA D-II South Region from 2005-09, Beck went 82–12 with four South Region titles. During that span, Southeastern owned a remarkable 21–2 record in the NCCAA D-II National Tournament.
Prior to coaching at Southeastern, Beck also spent some time at his alma mater, Nyack College, in Nyack, N.Y. As a coach, Beck accumulated a 134–125 record at Nyack, winning the NCAA Division II Conference Championship in 2004. Beck played for Nyack College from 1989 to 1992, where he starred as a pitcher and first baseman and was named team captain his sophomore year.
Additionally, Beck has witnessed 11 of his players going on to sign MLB contracts, most notably Dee Strange-Gordon. In his final season at Southeastern, Beck witnessed Chris Mattison, his NAIA All-America Honorable Mention first baseman, get drafted in the 16th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres. More than 20 other players have gone on to sign other free agent or independent league contracts.
Coach Beck and his wife, Debbie, have been married for 25+ years and have two children, Gavin and Kelsey.
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Assistant Baseball Coach TJ Lanning
The Montreat College athletic department hired TJ Lanning as an assistant coach for the Montreat baseball program in July of 2021. As a part of the coaching staff, Lanning's responsibilities include assisting with both the varsity program and the junior varsity team. Lanning enters his third season with the Cavaliers in 2023-24.View TJ's Bio ⟩
PRIOR TO MONTREAT
The Jacksonville, Fla. native came to Montreat following a year as a volunteer assistant with NCAA Division I Ohio University. While with the Bobcats, Lanning primarily oversaw the development of the outfielders. During his stint with the team, he also helped with hitting development, handling technology that tracked players' hitting data.
Before his time at Ohio, Lanning spent a year and a half at Olivet Nazarene University. As an assistant and recruiting coordinator, he worked with outfielders, catchers and hitters. Lanning, who coached first base, saw numerous players achieve significant honors under his care.
With Lanning's assistance, two Tigers earned First Team All-Conference recognition, three collected Second Team All-Conference awarding, one player went on to be named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Player of the Year and a pair of athletes notched All-American honors. Under Lanning, outfielder Terry Daniels won a Gold Glove and signed to play professionally in the Pecos League.
Prior to ONU, Lanning held a similar position at Toccoa Falls College, assisting with the same player groups and coordinating recruiting efforts. The Screaming Eagles made the 2019 NCCAA World Series and registered the most World Series wins in program history with Lanning as an assistant (2). Two TFC players that Lanning coached also went on to sign professional contracts, the first Screaming Eagles to play professionally. He finished his year at Toccoa Falls having coached a trio of All-Americans, four All-Region players and an NCCAA Player of the Year.
Lanning also coached the Southern Ohio Copperheads, who participate in the Great Lakes Collegiate Summer League, in addition to his duties at Montreat.
As a collegiate athlete, Lanning played three years at Trinity Baptist College, where he was a team captain before transferring to TFC. While at Toccoa Falls, he also served as a team captain as he earned his associate degree.
Lanning, who went on to collect his bachelor's degree in communications from Olivet Nazarene in 2020, now resides in Black Mountain, N.C.
Assistant Baseball Coach Rick De Armas
After spending the 2022-23 academic year as a volunteer assistant coach within the Montreat baseball program, Rick De Armas was elevated to a full-time assistant coaching position prior to the start of the 2023-24 school year. His duties include working with both the hitters and infielders.View Rick's Bio ⟩
PRIOR TO MONTREAT
Primarily working with the Montreat infielders during 2022-23, De Armas also assisted both the varsity and junior varsity teams. With De Armas’ help, the Montreat varsity program went 27-24 (14-14 AAC) and secured its second consecutive winning season for the first time since 2008-09. The junior varsity team also finished above .500 with a 14-11 record.
A native of Miami, De Armas also currently works as Director of Teams for Next Level Baseball North Carolina. As part of his duties, De Armas oversees teams from ages 10 to 18 in high-level competitive travel baseball and develops young players to help them earn playing opportunities at the next level. In addition to his work at NLB North Carolina, De Armas also spent two years coaching baseball in McDowell County.
Prior to his coaching career, De Armas started his collegiate playing career at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla. before transferring to Montreat. In 2014, De Armas hit .392 with the Fire, earning a spot on the All-Conference First Team in the process. Under Beck, De Armas and Southeastern won The Sun Conference title for the first time in school history and fell just short of the NAIA World Series. During his 2016 season at Montreat, De Armas hit .411 with 17 doubles and eight home runs, which earned him a Second Team All-AAC nod. De Armas ended his collegiate playing career with a .335 batting average, 53 doubles and 12 home runs.
De Armas graduated from Montreat in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in communication. Remaining at Montreat, he then went on to earn his master’s degree in management and leadership in 2020.
De Armas currently resides in Black Mountain, N.C. and enjoys spending time with his son, Jax.
Pitching Coach Brett Rosin
Brett Rosin joined the Montreat baseball coaching staff as a pitching coach prior to the start of the 2022 season. He is entering his third season with the Cavaliers in 2024.
Baseball Graduate Assistant Rafael Padilla
Instruction will focus primarily on hitting, fielding, base-running, and game situations. You can expect high demand for these first come first serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
2024 CAMP INFORMATION
- Dates: July 15-19, 2024
- Age Group: 8-17
- Gender: Boys
- Camp Type: Overnight Camp, Extended Day Camp and Day Camp
- Meals: All meals are provided for overnight campers. Extended Day Campers- lunch & dinner are provided. Day Campers- Dinner is provided on Monday. Lunch is provided Tuesday-Thursday.
- Ages 14-17 Check-in: 2:00pm-2:45pm on Monday
- Ages 8-13 Check-in: 2:45pm-3:30pm on Monday
- Check-out: Graduation takes place at 11:30am on Friday. Parents are invited to attend. Check-out will take place immediately after.
- Day Camper Schedule: Monday 3:00pm-9:00pm | Tuesday-Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm | Friday 9:00am-12:00pm
- Extended Day: Monday 3:00pm-9:00pm | Tuesday-Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm | Friday 9:00am-12:00pm
Please note: Camp schedules and details may be subject to change.
Dorm: Anderson Hall
Campers Per Room: 2 per room
Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
Linens: Not included. Bring linens (Twin) or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel.
Air Conditioning: TBA. A/C availability depends on our specific dorm assignment.
Room Key Deposit: Please bring a Room Key deposit check made out to “US Sports Camps” in the amount of $50.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Daily Baseball Instruction
- Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours
- Nike Sports Camp T-Shirt, Wristband, Sticker, and Potentially Other Prizes!
INSTRUCTION & FACILITY
Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio
Groupings: Campers are initially grouped by age and moved around accordingly based on skill level.
Facility: Outdoor Fields. Indoor facilities are available during inclement weather conditions.
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist.
All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING:
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
Small gym bag/backpack
Athletic clothing: t-shirt, shorts, baseball pants (recommended)
Cleats & sneakers
Catchers gear (if applicable)
Packed lunch and snacks
OVERNIGHT CAMPERS ONLY:
Athletic clothing mentioned above
Comfortable off-field clothing: pants, shorts, shirts, sweatshirts
Personal items & medications
Washcloth and bath towel
Pillow, pillowcase, bed sheets, comforter or sleeping bag
Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
Nike Baseball Camps does not provide transportation from airports, train stations or bus depots. If you have a child flying to camp, please arrange a shuttle or taxi service.
If you have a group of campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a discount. Please have someone contact the US Sports Camps office at 1-800-645-3226 with the names of each camper in the group and we will create a unique discount code for your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during checkout. *Discount amount varies by program. Please call for details.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
NIKE BASEBALL CAMP FAQ
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Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00am Wake-up, breakfast (Overnight Campers)
- 8:45am Arrival (Extended & Day Campers), stretching
- 9:00am Individual instruction and drill work
- 11:30am Lunch, free time
- 1:00pm Fundamental instruction and drills, position play
- 3:00pm Day Campers Depart
- 4:30pm Free time, relax, visit with friends
- 5:00pm Dinner
- 6:15pm Chalk talks
- 8:30pm Evening activities
- 9:00pm Extended Day Campers Depart
- 10:00pm Lights Out!
Home of the Montreat Cavaliers baseball team located on the main campus.
July 25, 2023: My son had a great time at camp - in just a few days, he improved his skills, made new friends, and really enjoyed the camp overall. The coaches were all personable and kind and focused on everyone having fun, which was great.
July 25, 2022: My son got one on one instruction in catching skills. His skills noticeably improved over the week. The coaches were very friendly and knowledgeable. He loved the experience of playing on Newell Field.
July 25, 2022: My son made friends, the views were spectacular to him, but to be out there playing baseball was absolutely amazing for him.
July 23, 2023: My son realizing the importance of waking up on time and being prepared for whatever the agenda presented.
July 25, 2023: Coach Beck provided a great experience and lasting memory for my son.
July 27, 2022: There was a variety of skill and gametime, kept the boys moving which made this a great experience for our son.
Loved The Closing Ceremony
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.