Nike Baseball Camp Simpson University
IMPROVE YOUR GAME AND HAVE SERIOUS FUN
Come join the fun at the Simpson University Nike Baseball Camp. Great facilities, excellent instruction, and great competition make this a wonderful baseball camp experience you won't want to miss out on. 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!
Directing the camp is Head Coach Dan Tating who will be accompanied by the Red Hawks coaching staff & players. Our goal is for every camper to take their game to the next level, create lasting friendships, and have a good time.
- Nike Sports Camp T-Shirt, Wristband, Sticker, and Potentially Other Prizes!
- Professional Instruction from Coach Tating and Staff
- Daily Emphasis on Fundamental Development and Team Play
- Players Grouped by Age and Ability
- Low Camper to Coach Ratios
- Excellent Training Facilities
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Head Coach Dan Tating
Dan Tating began as the head coach of the Simpson University baseball program in 2018. In the 2022 season, he became the winningest head coach in Simpson Baseball history. Tating reaches the milestone after just 175 games coached, surpassing Rick Bosetti who set the record after 222 games coached.View Dan's Bio ⟩
Highlighting Tating’s fourth campaign as head coach in 2021, the Red Hawks made their first postseason appearance in over 10 years. Capping off the 2021 season, Simpson won their first game in the Cal Pac conference tourney in an extra inning, walk-off victory over Providence Christian, 10-9. Accolades followed the postseason appearance, with 7 Red Hawks earning conference honors. Senior outfielder Nathan Minami and freshman relief pitcher Dylan Cabral earned spots on the Cal Pac All-Conference Team. Damien Chavez, Shane Ogata, and Logan Gomes were honorable mentions on the All-Conference Team. Sam Nakata earned a spot on the 2021 Rawlings All-Defensive Team for his efforts at first base.
The Red Hawks’ 2020 season, Tating’s third at the helm, was the most successful season in Simpson Baseball history. The COVID-19 global pandemic halted a historic season in which Tating led the Red Hawks to a 15-12 record, the first winning baseball season in Simpson history. Simpson finished 6-2 in Cal Pac conference play, one game out of first place. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, end-of-year awards were not given, but the shortened season provided many highlights for Tating and the Red Hawks. A 4-1 win against NCAA D2 Holy Names University was capped by a 7-inning shutout, 11 strikeout performance from pitcher Damien Awai. The Red Hawks won 12 of their last 15, fueled by an eight game win streak. All-Conference worthy production came from:
Nathan Minami OF .415 BA, 6 2B, 3 3B, HR, 12 R
Christopher Brue 1B/DH .270 BA, 5 2B, 7 HR, 19 RBI
Josh Hernandez INF.441 BA, 1 2B
Jerry Zurita OF.387 BA, 4 2B, HR
Andre Alvarez C .328 BA, 4 2B, HR, 12 RBI
Colin Bovee RHP 2-0 W-L 2.51 ERA
Damien Awai RHP 3-1 W-L 3.61 ERA 57 Ks
Damien Awai’s 57 strikeouts placed him ninth in the nation for the NAIA.
In 2019, Tating began his first full season as Simpson University’s head baseball coach. The Red Hawk’s finished 19-24 with 19 wins being the third most in program history. The .441 winning percentage was the highest in program history, until his 2020 campaign. A 9-0 win against NCAA D2 #6 nationally ranked Chico State was the sign of good things to come. Cal Pac All-Conference Honorable Mentions were awarded to outfielder Creed Smith and pitcher Cody Coggins. All-Conference Gold Glove Awards were named with outfielder Nathan Minami earning one with his play in left field.
Tating took over as the interim head coach five games into the 2018 season. Tating led the Red Hawks to 17 wins, fourth most in program history. The season ended with multiple student-athletes garnering individual awards. Outfielder Nathan Minami earned Cal Pac Freshman of the Year honors and Derick Kuhn was placed on the Cal Pac All-Conference Team. Cal Pac All-Conference Honorable Mentions were given to Michael Carlos, Thomas Ahlstrom, and Nathan Minami.
Prior to taking over as head coach, Tating starting as the head assistant coach and recruiting coordinator in June of 2014. After a dismal 1-43 season ended in May of 2014, Tating helped recruit a 2015 class that won 12 games and set the foundation for continuing success. The 2017 Red Hawks won 18 games, third most in program history.
During Tating’s tenure, the Red Hawks have earned 24 Cal Pac and Cascade Conference Honors along with 11 Player of the Week Awards. Tating also has guided 4 Red Hawks in playing professionally.
Prior to coaching baseball collegiately, Tating had 15 years of coaching high school athletics, mostly at NSCIF powerhouse Foothill High School in Redding, CA. Tating also started and run the Shasta County Sun Devils travel baseball program and 6T Baseball Training and Development Facility.
Tating is currently the Director of Athletics at Simpson University, which he started in April of 2021 after an Interim Director of Athletics role from May 2020 to Sept 2020.
Tating earned his BS in Mathematics from California State University Chico and holds an MA in Education from Simpson University. He resides in Dairyville, CA with his wife, Veronica, and son, Brevin. Brevin will be graduating as the Valedictorian from Los Molinos High School in June of 2022. Dan and Veronica’s son, Dominic, lives in San Francisco and will be graduating from San Francisco State University with a BS in Structural Engineering in December of 2022.
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.
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
- Dates: CAMP WILL NOT RUN THIS SUMMER. CHECK BACK IN 2024.
- Age Group: 9-12 and 13-16
- Camp Type: Day Camp
- Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am-2:30pm
- Check-In: Begins 30 minutes prior to the camp start time.
- 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: 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
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
- 8:15am Arrival, Stretching
- 8:30am Individual Instruction and Drill Work
- 11:30am Lunch
- 12:30pm Instruction and Drills, Position Play, Situational Games
- 2:30pm Campers Depart
SIMPSON UNIVERSITY HOME FIELD
After practicing and playing at Tiger Field for years, Simpson University Baseball is moving closer toward playing on campus. Simpson Baseball is regularly using and improving the on-campus field. This is the first time in history that practices have been exclusively on campus. A four tunnel, full length batting cage is also being built near the field and plans to complete the outdoor portion are scheduled for January 1, 2020. Just in time for the season!
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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.