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Nike Baseball Camps is excited to host another year of camp in Michigan at Davenport University. This camp will be instructed by the Davenport University coaching staff and guarantees campers will take their game to the next level.

Directing the Nike Baseball Camp at Davenport University is Head Baseball Coach Kevin Tidey. Tidey is in his fifth year as Head Coach for the Panthers Baseball Program. 

Highlights Include
  • Professional instruction from college coaches
  • 10:1 camper/staff ratio
  • Discussion topics: preparing for college baseball and personal goal setting
  • Nike Camp T-shirt, Lanyard and Nike Prizes
  • Multi-level ability grouping
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Camp Coaches

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    Camp Director Kevin Tidey

    In his inaugural year in the dugout as the head coach, Tidey led the Panthers to a school record 35 wins and a second place finish in the conference. Tidey coached four 1st Team All-WHAC performers in 2012. Tidey came to DU from Sparta High School where he helped build the Spartans program into one of the elite baseball powerhouses in the state of Michigan. At Sparta, his teams won four District Titles, one Regional Championship and made one appearance in the Quarterfinals. Tidey compiled a record of 66-11 in his last two seasons with the Spartans as they were ranked in the Top 5 in Division II each season.

    View Kevin Tidey's Bio
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    Coach Doug Wabeke

    Doug Wabeke returns for his fourth season at Davenport as hitting coach.  Under Wabeke's guidance, the Panthers hit .319 with 88 doubles, 10 triples and 10 home runs in 2014. Along the way,

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    Coach Ryan McCosky

    Ryan McCosky begins his fourth season a member of head coach Kevin Tidey's staff. McCosky served as the head junior varsity coach until the 2012 season. In addition to his duties with the baseball

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    Coach Eric Lawrence

    Eric Lawrence enters his fourth year as an assistant coach at Davenport University and will continue his role in guiding the pitching staff. Under Lawrence's watch in 2014, the Panthers

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    Coach Bob Youngs

    Bob Youngs returns for his fifth year as an assistant coach for Davenport. His duties include coaching first base and running batting practice. During the 2014 campaign, Youngs steered the Panthers

    View Bob Youngs's Bio
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Camp Details

The Davenport University Nike Baseball Camp is the perfect opportunity for baseball players in the state of Michigan to enhance their skills. Camp will cover fielding, hitting, base-running, as well as game time situations and daily scrimmages. 

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Check In

Check in time and place TBD.

Check Out

Check-out time and place TBD. 

Registration Packet

A detailed camper registration packet containing the check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

Overnight Camp

Includes all baseball and night activities, all meals from dinner on Monday to breakfast on Thursday, and four campers per room in the dorms.

Extended Day Camp

Includes all baseball and night activities, dinner on Monday, lunch and dinner Tuesday and Wednesday. Extended day campers will be picked up at 9:00pm each day aside from Thursday when camp ends at 12 noon.

Panther Baseball Tradition

Davenport University finished 2013 with their most successful season in school history.  The program finished the season with a 36-14 record just missing out on an at-large bid for the NAIA National Tournament.  Davenport also finished the season ranked #34 in the final regular-season poll. 

Camp Code: BAXRDU

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. Fundamental instruction and drills, position play
  • 4:30 p.m. Free time, relax, visit with friends
  • 5:00 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:15 p.m. Games
  • 8:30 p.m. Chalk talks, evening activities
  • 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
  • 10:00 p.m. Lights Out!

Davenport Baseball Facility 2018

Nike Baseball Campers will get to train on the field where the Davenport baseball program hopes to bring their first conference championship home to. This became the new home of DU's baseball, softball, and tennis programs in the fall of 2012.  The complex is located on 68th Street just south of the University's W.A. Lettinga Campus and Farmers Insurance Group offices in Caledonia Township. Dimensions for the baseball field are 330' to left and right field and 400' to center with seating for 300 fans. Artificial turf will be utilized for the entire baseball field and outfield for the softball stadium.                 

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.94 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    Great instruction and competition

    July 27, 2017: My son enjoyed the instruction and the competition against others from out of the area

    — Bill S. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Got better

    July 20, 2017: This camp helped my shyer son make a ton of friends and to learn to be aggressive on the field in how own way. He learned to better lead off bases and stealing. Hearing him talk about the baseball game of the coaches and the building of friendships was priceless.

    — Casey O. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Can't wait for next year

    July 20, 2017: My son thoroughly enjoyed camp. The director and staff were great to work with and he enjoyed the campus as well. Highlights for him included scrimmages and learning new drills. He can't wait to attend next year!

    — Kelly J. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    1/1 help

    July 18, 2017: My son loved drills & games. Evan loved the 1/1 help with catching when he asked.

    — Angela U. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Unique drills

    July 18, 2017: My son enjoyed the unique drills and the coaching staff.

    — Danielle B. Parent

    • 5/5.
    I want to thank Coach Tidey!

    "Coach Tidey: I just wanted to thank you for putting on a quality baseball camp for  my grandson. You taught him some new things ,& reinforced some things that he was taught previously. The facilities I understand from my wife & daughter were 1st class! Last year as an 11 y/o he played for a Springfield,Ohio 10U team that had a coach   that was good friends with Ohio State’s Baseball Coach. He used a lot of their drills & fundamentals which was quite helpful . He had an excellent experience at your camp!"

    — Grandparent

    • 5/5.
    I enjoyed the food!

    "I really enjoyed the food. The coaches were good and there were a lot of activities to do. The turf field was sweet and I enjoyed playing on it."

    — Overnight Camper

    • 5/5.
    Coach Wabeke is an asset to your organization

    "Thank you for a great experience. Coach Wabeke is an asset to your organization."

    — Overnight Camper

    • 5/5.
    Better Appreciation for the Game

    "They helped my son to appreciate the game of baseball on and off the field. I would highly recommend this camp to other ball players. I look forward to my son attending the camp next year with his little brother."

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Genuine, Knowledgeable Coaches

    "My coach surpassed my expectations as a coach and as a person. He is very genuine and knowledgeable about the sport of baseball."

    — Overnight Camper

    • 5/5.
    NIKE Baseball Camp is Awesome

    "I really loved this camp. It was awesome. I made friends, had lots of fun, and learned so much. My high school coach tells me that my game has improved tremendously. Thank you all so much."

    — Overnight Camper

    • 5/5.
    Quality Individual Attention

    "I was impressed that the coaches worked with us individually. At other camps it was almost always as a group. They covered everything about baseball and even introduced me to some new strength training exercises. I enjoyed the camp very much."

    — Extended Day Camper

    • 5/5.
    Every Young Baseball Player Should Attend this Camp

    "This was a very good camp. I would say every baseball playing child should go to this camp or one similar."

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Loved it

    He loved it. Please make it for longer though. The time was too short for my kid, he loved it so.

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Second year

    This was my sons second year attending Nike camp at Davenport Grand Rapids MI and he loved it. This year he took a friend. =) I, as a parent, wish there were more just in time training and redirection but was overall very satisfied. He will be back next year and likely bring more friends.

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Extremely positive

    Our experience was extremely positive. I was nervous sending my 10 year for the first time to an overnight camp. Coach Tidey was very organized and helpful. I would recommend it to anyone who loves baseball.

    — Parent

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Nike Baseball Camp Davenport University

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Kevin Tidey, Camp Director
6191 Kraft Avenue
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512

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Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: General Skills
Age Group: 10 - 18
Gender: Boys
Extended (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) $345.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $455.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
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