Nike Baseball Camp Rising Star Sports Ranch
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Join the fun and get better with the Nike Baseball Camp at the state of the art Rising Star Sports Ranch. This will be our only youth baseball camp in the state of Nevada, so don't miss out!
Directing the camp is Premier NIKE Camp Coach and MLB Scout, Tom Myers. Coach Myers is dedicated to promoting the game of baseball through proper teaching of fundamentals and education.
- 10:1 camper/staff ratio
- Pro Scouts/Coaches
- Competition under the lights
- Emphasis is skill development with drills and controlled games.
- Nike Camp T-shirt
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Camp Director Tom Myers
Tom Myers returns for his sixth summer as Director of the Nike Baseball Camps. Myers is a veteran of clinics and camps throughout the country and has previously spent 5 years playing professionally in the MLB and 13 years as a Division I assistant coach and pitching coach.View Tom Myers's Bio ⟩
From 1998-2001 Myers served as the lead assistant for UCSB of the Big West conference. From 2002-2004 served in the same capacity at the Santa Clara University. He later returned to UCSB from 2005-2011 as associate head coach for the Gauchos. During the summer of 2007 Myers served as pitching coach for the Santa Barbara Foresters of the California Collegiate league. Summer of 2008 Myers was the head coach for the Kenai Peninsula Oilers of the Alaskan League. From 2009-2011 Myers was the head coach for the Brewster Whitecaps of the prestigious Cape Cod League. During his time as a Division I assistant coach, Myers instructed 105 players that eventually played professional baseball with 35 reaching the Major Leagues. Myers was drafted in 1991 by the Oakland Athletics and eventually played 5 seasons with the Athletics, Orioles and Cardinals. In 1997 Myers served as player-coach for the Dutch Professional League in Haarlam, Holland. Myers currently enters his 6th year as an area scout for the World Champion Chicago Cubs. His territory covers Central Southern California, Las Vegas and Hawaii. Myers graduated from UCSB with a degree in History and received his Masters in Education from Azusa Pacific University.
regular_coach Brian Kaplan
Coach Brian Kaplan began his career as a baseball coach/recruiting advisor in 1998 when he founded Allsports Recruiting Consultants, a service designed to help educate prospective college athletes and...View Brian Kaplan's Bio ⟩
Coach Brian Kaplan began his career as a baseball coach/recruiting advisor in 1998 when he founded Allsports Recruiting Consultants, a service designed to help educate prospective college athletes and their families on every phase of the college recruiting process. Coach Kaplan’s journey in baseball has taken many turns since 1998. He founded LV Metro Showcases and the Las Vegas Metrostars Scout Team (2003 Arizona Jr. Fall Classic National Champions). Coach Kap, as he is commonly known has been part of many coaching staffs along the way including:
2003 Las Vegas Metrostars National Championship Team
2006 Faith Lutheran HS Legion West Regional Finalist
2012 Peccole LL District 4 Championship Team
2013 Dixie State University NCAA D2 West Regional Host
2014-2017 Assistant Coach – Team Adidas, LV Sandlot, Chicago Cubs Scout Team
2016 Sierra Vista HS 4-1A State Championship Runner-up
2016 Sierra Vista HS Silver Legion “Coach of the Year”
Coach Kaplan has also served as both a showcase evaluator and scout for several organizations including the Global Scouting Bureau, Independent Scouting Bureau, National Scouting Report and currently as an Associate Scout for the Chicago Cubs Baseball Club.
What Coach Kaplan holds dearest in his heart after 20 years in baseball is the large number of High School baseball student athlete’s he has been able to help onto opportunities in college and professional baseball. Coach Kap’s philosophy is “Work hard, prepare every day on and off the field and in the classroom, be a great teammate, control the controllable, put others in front of yourself and the rest will fall into place”.
regular_coach Chris Pfatenhauer
Two-time Pacific West Conference Coach of the Year Chris Pfatenhauer is in his fifth season as head coach of the Dixie State Baseball program. Since his arrival in summer of 2012, Pfatenhauer has led...View Chris Pfatenhauer's Bio ⟩
Two-time Pacific West Conference Coach of the Year Chris Pfatenhauer is in his fifth season as head coach of the Dixie State Baseball program. Since his arrival in summer of 2012, Pfatenhauer has led the Trailblazers to consecutive Pacific West Conference titles in 2014 and 2015, and four-straight trips (five-straight overall) to the NCAA West Regionals, including serving as the host institution in 2013. Pfatenhauer won his 100th-game at DSU in 2015 in a 2-1 victory over Cal Poly Pomona at the NCAA regionals, and has posted a 140-67 (.676) overall record, including a 99-37 (.728) record in PacWest play.
Last season Pfatenhauer led the Trailblazers to an NCAA-era program-best 40 victories (40-14), including a program record 10-0 start to open the year. In addition, he was in the dugout for his 200th DSU game as head coach at Concordia (4/29/16), and also coached in his 300th-career game at Point Loma (4/8/16).
Pfatenhauer brings an extensive background in various levels of baseball, as well as teaching. Prior to his arrival at DSU, he spent three season as assistant coach at the University of Nevada, Reno under longtime head coach Gary Powers. Pfatenhauer worked primarily with the infielders, served as recruiting coordinator, and was a base coach. In addition, Pfatenhauer served as an adjunct professor and liaison for the UNR School of Medicine and Sports Medicine program.
For two seasons in 2008-09, Pfatenhauer was an assistant coach at Chico State (Calif.), where he worked with the Wildcat hitters, infielders and taught base running. He also served as recruiting coordinator and assisted in all aspects of the baseball program. During his time at Chico, the Wildcats played to a 77-38 record and were ranked as high as second-nationally. Defensively Chico State finished in the nation's top-15 both years and had a Wildcat infielder named to the National Rawlings Gold Glove team, while the 2009 CSU club ranked first in 15 offensive categories.
Prior to his time at Chico State, Pfatenhauer spent three seasons at the College of the Ozarks (Missouri), the last two as head coach. In his three years, the Bobcats posted a record of 88-74, while the 2005 team made the school's first playoff appearances in 20 years, and the 2006 club reached a national ranking of 17th, the highest in the program's history.
From 2001-04, he was the head baseball coach and taught physical education at Faith Lutheran High School in Las Vegas, where he led the Crusaders to a 97-23 record, a pair of state titles and three Southern Nevada Championships. Pfatenhauer also had 12 players go on to play collegiate baseball. He was a two-time AA State Baseball Coach of the Year (2003-04) and garnered AA Southern Nevada Coach of the Year honors three times. During this tenure at FLHS, Pfatenhauer also coached the Las Vegas Metro Stars, a scout team for the best players in the area.
Pfatenhauer is credited for starting the baseball program at the College of Southern Nevada as a club team in the summer of 1998. He led the efforts to raise the entire operation budget to field a competitive baseball team. In addition he spent time as an assistant coach at Treasure Valley Community College (Ore.) and at Glendale CC (Calif.). He also served as an assistant coach with the Durango (Nev.) American Legion program and as an instructor at the Las Vegas Baseball Academy.
Coach Pfatenhauer is a 2000 graduate of UNLV, where received a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education. He went on to earn a Master's degree in Education from Southwest Baptist (Mo.) in 2007. He and his wife, Ashley, are the parents of two daughters - Cadence and Colbie. Pfatenhauer's oldest daughter, Dylan, is currently completing work on a bachelor's degree at Fresno Pacific University.
regular_coach Patrick Perry
Patrick Perry is in his second season with the Trailblazer baseball program and serves as the recruiting coordinator and coordinates the Dixie State offense. Prior to his arrival, he spent seven...View Patrick Perry's Bio ⟩
Patrick Perry is in his second season with the Trailblazer baseball program and serves as the recruiting coordinator and coordinates the Dixie State offense. Prior to his arrival, he spent seven seasons with the University of Northern Colorado, where he served multiple roles during his time.
In his first season at DSU, the Trailblazers led the nation in sacrifice bunts (85) and finished the season ranked 14th-nationally in batting (.332), 26th in on-base percentage (.409) and 31st in total hits (596).
During his last season with the Bears, the 2015 offensive group was headlined by WAC Player of the Year, Jensen Park, who finished third in the nation in batting average (.422) and was the first player since 1993 to hit over .500 in WAC conference play. The offense ranked in the upper tier of all WAC offensive categories while making it’s first WAC conference tournament appearance.
The offense previously led the Bears to a 2013 Great West Conference regular season championship, while producing the GWC's top-three hitters in Jensen Park (.396), Nick Miller (.375) and Colby Harrison (.366). Park also received Great West Player of the Year for his efforts. The 2012 Bears group finished sixth the nation in team batting average, led the nation in triples (39) and finished top 50 as team in eight different categories. While defensively working with the infielders from 2012-2014, team fielding percentage improved from the previous three year average of .952 to .968 overall.
From 2009-2011, Perry served as the volunteer assistant coach and camp coordinator. He brainstormed and initiated camps including the Fall Future Bear and UNCO WYCO Classic which now both run in their seventh years. During that time he worked with the hitters and outfielders mentoring Jarrod Berggren, 30th round draft pick of the Colorado Rockies.
As a player, Perry played at UNC when the program transitioned into D1 competition in 2004. That year he led the nation in hitting (.478) and still holds Northern Colorado single season records for batting average, runs batted in, doubles, and total bases. He was selected by the Boston Red Sox’s in seventh-round of the 2004 MLB Draft.
In 2013, he graduated with his master’s degree in Sport Administration from Northern Colorado and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Finance. He currently resides in St. George and has a passion for the great outdoors fishing, hunting and camping.
Development of physical and mental game fundamentals from professional instructors...teaching the game inside and out. Groups will be designated as High School (High Potential) or General Skills (ages 9-12) and is intended to give the player all the skills necessary to improve and take their game to the next level. High School players will experience College Level workouts and received an entire college level training experience.
Campers train at the full size indoor facilty during the day and play under the lights at night. The state of the art facilty offers a five star experience like no other.
Every aspect of the game will be covered. Campers focus on their positions in during small group instruction, then break out for hitting stations and drills. In addition, situation drills and competitions round out the days.Show Less See More Camp Details
Check-in time: 1 p.m. Rising Star Dorms
Camp checkout time: 12:30 p.m. Rising Star Dorms
A full baseball and living experience. Immerse yourself in baseball and new friends off and on the field. Live, eat, breathe and sleep baseball!
EXTENDED DAY CAMP
Includes all baseball and night activities, dinner on Sunday, lunch and dinner Sunday-Tuesday. Extended Day campers will be picked up at 8:30 p.m. each day aside from Wednesday when camp ends at 12:30 p.m.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 a.m. Wake-up, breakfast (Overnight Campers)
- 8:45 a.m. Arrival (Extended Day Campers), stretching
- 9:00 a.m. Individual instruction and drill work
- 11:30 a.m. Lunch/Free Time
- 1:00 p.m. Instruction and drills, position play
- 4:30 p.m. Free time, relax, visit with friends
- 5:00 p.m. Dinner
- 6:15 p.m. Chalk Talks
- 8:00 p.m. Evening Activities
- 8:30 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
- 10:00 p.m. Lights Out
RISING STAR SPORTS RANCH RESORT, MESQUITE NV.
Rising Star Sports Ranch Resort is specifically designed for hosting sports teams and their guests. Located 80 miles north of Las Vegas and 36 miles south of St. George. Rising Star Sports Ranch Resort is ideal for camps or tournament because of its unique room configurations, proximity to some of the newest and nicest fields and sport facilities in Southern Nevada. There are also exceptional meal plans and catering all within a safe and stylish environment. When not competing or training, your team can relax in the “backyard” complete with basketball hoops, tether ball, and giant chess, or when the weather turns, can enjoy our arcade with over 20 games and attractions. Mesquite has seven golf courses within 10 minutes so you can do a team bonding event on a course or fit in a round.
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Great coaching staff
August 9, 2017: Great coaching staff, very positive and highly skilled at what they do.
— Blaine H. Parent
August 8, 2017: The camp was really great. The coaches worked with us on all aspects of baseball. The facilities were really nice also. Meeting other players from other places was awesome. Thanks Rising Star.
— David S. Parent
August 8, 2017: My son had a great experience and learned a lot. He was already talking about going back next year on the drive home!
— Tisha W. Parent
Felt like a pro
August 7, 2017: Rising star ranch really enhanced my son experience! He felt like a major league ball player the accommodations, hotel staff and fantastic food made this a 5 star experience. Going to baseball for a young boy is a lifetime memory but to attend a Nike camp at Rising Star exceeded all expectations. My son felt like a MLB player, the rooms were way above any standard of camp that I have seen. The quality of food and service from Rising Star was more like a hotel than a camp.
— Shelley S. Parent
A lot of fun
August 7, 2017: Hanging out with everyone was alot of fun but i really enjoyed learning new things and how nice and awesome the coaches and staff treated us!!!
— Kristen B. Parent
August 7, 2017: My son had a great time at this camp! I appreciate the Rising Star and NIKE sports camp for their attention to detail and providing a great experience for my son. Can't wait until next year!
— Chris T. Parent