Nike Baseball Camp Sacramento Sports Center
IMPROVE YOUR GAME AND HAVE SERIOUS FUN
Join this exciting Nike Baseball Camp at the Sacramento Sports Center this winter in Sacramento, CA! A great coaching staff, directed by Preston Vancil, former Associate Head Coach at American River College, highlights an exciting week of camp. Campers will fine-tune their fielding, hitting, base-running skills, warm-up and arm care routines, and enhance their knowledge of the game, all while having an awesome time and making new friends.
Nike Baseball Camp Sacramento Sports Center- Testimonials:
“The coaches at SSC were the best!”
“This SSC camp was organized and directed in a fantastic way.”
- Nike Sports Camp T-Shirt, Wristband, Sticker, and Potentially Other Prizes!
- Professional Instruction from Preston Vancil and Staff
- Daily Emphasis on Fundamental Development
- Players Grouped by Age and Ability
- Low Camper to Coach Ratios
- Excellent Training Facilities
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Camp Director Preston Vancil
Preston has made a name for himself as one of the most respected pitching coaches in the Northern California.View Preston's Bio ⟩
After playing his 2 seasons with ARC, he transferred to Abilene Christian University on scholarship and led the Wildcats to back to back regional appearances, collecting All-Region and All-Conference awards along the way. From college, Preston went on to enjoy a 5 year professional career, including playing in the Seattle Mariners organization. At the conclusion of his playing career, Preston coached professionally for 3 seasons with the Southern Illinois Miners, amassing 3 consecutive division championships and back to back pitcher of the year award winners. He was offered coaching positions in both the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers organization, but ultimately passed to stay closer to home to be with his wife Larisa and their two children, Eve and River. Preston was the Pitching/Associate Head Baseball Coach for American River College for the past 11 seasons. Preston graduated with a degree in Business Management from Abilene Christian and received his Master’s Degree from Concordia University in applied exercise science.
Instructor Isaiah Parker
Played middle infield, outfield, as well as pitch, all at the D1 level.View Isaiah's Bio ⟩
3 Years of D1 at Sacramento State
1 Year of JUCO at Sac City
4 Year Varsity Starter (Shortstop)
2017 Washington Baseball State Champion
Seton Catholic HS Athlete of The Year (WA)
Washington 1st team all league, region, and All-State Honors
Worked with Big Leaguers as well as top level D1 guys and 1st rounders
2 years of coaching experience. Coached 9u up to 17u travel ball.
Slated to be an assistant coach at Jesuit HS (CA) in the spring of 2024
Currently working 1 on 1 with multiple Varsity and College ball players helping them reach their full potential.
Instructor Karsten Vasquez
Played at Sacramento City College for two years before playing Division one baseball at the University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff.View Karsten's Bio ⟩
Played infield for the golden lions for two years and named one of the team captains. I am currently working towards a doctorate degree in Sports and Performance Psychology while coaching at SSC and giving lessons.
Instructor Paul Von Zboray
Paul played for 2 season at American River College in 2020 and 2021. He then played at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa for the 2022 and 2023 seasons, winning the Heart of America Athletic Northern Conference in back-to-back years.View Paul's Bio ⟩
Paul has just finished his first season in professional baseball where he played primarily catcher and was selected as an All Star.
Paul was an intern at Optimum Athletes where he worked closely with hitters developing mechanics and approach. He is involved in coaching at SSC and Hard 90, working primarily with catchers, pitchers and hitters.
Instructor Trevor Arnston
3 Year Pitcher for Sacramento City College 1 Year at University of Antelope Valley 2 Years and currently pitching at William Jessup University 3 years and currently coaching for Sacramento Sport Center
Instruction will focus primarily on hitting, fielding, base-running, and warm-up and arm care routines. You can expect high demand for these first come first serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
Winter Camp Registration closes on 12/17/2023. You can expect a high demand on these first-come-first-serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
2024 WINTER CAMP INFORMATION
- Dates: January 3-5, 2024
- Age Group: 7-13
- Camp Type: Day Camp
- Schedule: Wednesday- Friday | Day Camp 9:00am-2:00pm Daily
- Check-In: 8:30am Daily
- Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a snack/lunch to camp each day.
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: Indoor facility
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)
Catchers gear (if applicable)
Packed lunch and snacks
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
For general questions about our baseball camps please see our FAQ page.
DIRECTORS NOTE TO CAMPERS
"We are looking forward to kicking off our 2024 year with a fantastic camp hosted at Sacramento Sports Center! Our coaching staff is filled with coaches who have played at some of the highest ranks. Top notch instruction from coaches who have played college and professional baseball, many of which are still coaching or playing at their respective levels. Our campers can expect to be challenged each day with stations and drills that are consistently changing in order to help create better all around baseball players. The camp environment is very structured, filled with high energy and quality instruction from people who truly care about their players and the game of baseball. We welcome everyone to start this upcoming baseball season off right, by training with the best coaches around inside of an incredible indoor facility!"Show Less See More Camp Details
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
Sacramento Sports Center
With an indoor facility that provides 21,000 square feet of thoughtfully planned training space we are able to provide athletes with six 55′ hitting tunnels as well as four 70′ multi-use batting/pitching tunnels outfitted for both righties and lefties to comfortably take position in the batter’s box.
August 2, 2023: My son had the biggest smile on his face and learned something new every day
July 27, 2023: The enthusiasm of the coaches. The players responded well
July 27, 2023: My son had a blast learning new things
He learned so much in just 4 days
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.