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At the Fairfield University Nike Baseball Camp, baseball players of all abilities have the opportunity to train in a collegiate setting with the Fairfield University coaching staff. Coach Ted Hurvul is looking forward to working with campers to help them improve their game and give them new insights on the game of baseball!
- 8:1 camper to instructor ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
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- Great NIKE Prizes
- NIKE Baseball Clinic Graduation Certificate
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Camp Director Ted Hurvul
Ted Hurvul begins his third season as the Fairfield pitching coach, guiding what has become one of the best staffs in the conference since his stay.View Ted Hurvul's Bio ⟩
In his first season as a collegiate Division I pitching coach, Hurvul helped lead the Stags to the second-best ERA in the league, which was the cornerstone of the Stags winning their first-ever MAAC Tournament Title and their first-ever appearance in a NCAA Regional.
In his two seasons as the Stags pitching coach, Hurvul has helped guide two All-MAAC Pitchers including the 2017 NEIBA Pitcher of the Year and All-MAAC First Team member Gavin Wallace. Under his tutelage, the right hander Wallace has blossomed into becoming one of the better pitchers in the region, setting the program record with shutouts with four in 2017. Wallace also threw seven complete games, the most by a Stag in 17 years and tied the program standard with eight victories for the second-straight season.
Combined with Wallace, the power pitching of John Signore and All-MAAC Second Team member Kyle Dube has helped Hurvul’s staff break the program’s strikeout record in each of his two seasons. The 2017 squad fanned 372 batters, which is 39 more than any other team in school history. That team also ranked 14th in the country in fewest walks allowed with 2.78 per nine innings.
Among other success stories, John Signore had one of the best rookie seasons in program history as he finished fourth in the conference with a 2.90 ERA and was the national leader for both strikeout-to-walk ratio and fewest walks per nine innings for several weeks during the season. Signore would finish near the top in both categories.
During his first conference campaign, the Stags led the league in ERA (3.16) and fewest walks allowed (44) during MAAC only games.
Hurvul, a former pitcher from UCONN, has served as a pitching coach at a number of levels including Division III Washington College, and at the Cape Cod League, the premiere summer league in the country.
Hurvul spendt three seasons, leading the pitching staff of Washington College, helping the Shoremen to their lowest team ERA in over 20 years this past season. The staff recorded a 3.35 ERA, their lowest since entering the Centennial Conference in 1994. Additionally, rising senior Dan Jarrell was named the team’s MVP in 2015, the first time in over five seasons a pitcher received that distinction.
Hurvul spent his summers as the pitching coach in different summer leagues, most recently he served in the dugout of the Bourne Braves at the Cape Cod Summer League, the premiere summer league in the country. In 2014, Hurvul helped develop two Cape Cop League All-Stars as the Braves were named the President’s Cup Champions.
Before getting into coaching, Hurvul was a left-handed pitcher at UCONN during one their most successful year in recent school history. In 2011, the Huskies would win the Big East Regular Season Championship and advance to the Super Regional, finishing the season ranked 11th in the country. Hurvul would be named to the Big East All-Academic team during that season and in 2012.
Hurvul graduated from UCONN in 2012 with a major in Coaching and Administration. He also received a minor in Business Administration. At Washington College, Hurvul earned a Masters of Art in History in 2014.
Coach Kyle Nisson
Kyle Nisson enters his first season as an assistant coach with the Stags after spending the last four seasons at Quinnipiac University in the same position.View Kyle's Bio ⟩
In his four years in Hamden, Conn., Nisson helped the Bobcats to 29 wins in 2015, tying the single season program record. He also coached 11 players who were named to an All-MAAC team and eight student-athletes who were placed on the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-Star team. Included in that group is infielder Matthew Batten, who graduated as the program leader in hits (249) and stolen bases (65), while tying their Division I record with 139 runs scored. After the 2017 season, Batten was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 32nd round.
Nisson coached four years at his alma mater Quinnipiac where he was a three-year starting catcher for the Bobcats and was named to two All-NEC squads. As a senior, he led the nation in the “Toughest to Strikeout” category, by striking out just five times in 171 at-bats (once in every 34.2 at-bats). He also led the team in hits (54), doubles (eight), runs scored (26), and on-base percentage (.377). For his efforts, the team captain was named the squad’s MVP for that season.
Coach Jake Salpietro
One of the best hitters to ever wear a Fairfield Stags baseball uniform suits up for his first season as the Stags' volunteer assistant coach.View Jake's Bio ⟩
Salpietro returns to the program that he helped to its first MAAC Tournament Title last spring after being named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
The team will have a lot to learn from the right-handed power hitter. Salpietro graduated as the program’s second best home run hitter with 25 in his career. He also ranks fifth all-time in total bases (325), sixth in hits (200), and fifth in RBI (129).
Salpietro had his best year during Fairfield’s run to a tournament title. Salpietro set the single season program record with 77 hits during his senior season. He also clubbed 10 home runs, the second most in program history. He also ranked first on the single season list in total bases (128), third in runs scored (47), and sixth in doubles (17).
Daily hours are from 9:00am - 12:00pm. Individual and small group instruction by position. All aspects of the game are covered from hitting, fielding, baserunning, along with team offense and defense. Games are played daily. Campers should pack a snack each day.Show Less See More Camp Details
Check-in takes place on the field at 8:45 a.m.
Camp concludes at 12:00pm Monday to Friday.
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.
Fairfield Univeristy Baseball Highlights
As a team, Fairfield led the MAAC in pick-offs (14); was third in sacrifice hits (44); fourth in: triples (10), stolen bases (63), fielding double plays (45), ERA (4.79), WHIP (1.49), and opponent batting average (.275); fifth in: batting average (.262), slugging percentage (.333), runs (252), and RBI (217); and sixth in hits (424).
- Two Stags earned All-MAAC honors with Ryan Plourde being named to the All-MAAC First Team and Jack Giannini earning All-MAAC Second Team honors.
- Pitcher Mike Wallace was named the Fairfield University Freshman Athlete of the Year.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:45 a.m. Arrival
- 9:00 a.m. Stretching, Warm Up, Throw
- 9:30 a.m. Defensive Skills
- 10:15 a.m. Snack Break
- 10:30 a.m. Offensive Skills
- 11:15 p.m. Games
- 12:00 p.m. Campers depart
Fairfield University, a lovely private school in suburban Fairfield just one hour from New York City, is a new host to the Nike Baseball Camp. The five-day camp gives players of all ability levels a challenging but fun week of baseball play and competition.
Campers will train on Fairfield University's field, the Alumni Baseball Diamond. The facility includes seating for nearly 1,000 fans behind home plate and along both baselines. The field dimensions are 330 feet down the lines, 400 feet to center field and 370 feet in the power alleys. The facility includes batting cages and bullpens for both teams, helping make Alumni Baseball Diamond one of the finest intercollegiate facilities in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, as well as in the region.
* In case of inclement weather, camp will be held in the Walsh Athletic Center.
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The Staff/Camper Ratio Was Perfect
"My son had a great time at camp. It was well organized and the staff was friendly. The Slip-n-Slide drill was very creative. The staff/camper ratio was perfect. My son will be back next year."
I wish it was offered additional weeks!
"My son loved this camp!!! I wish it was offered additional weeks!"
Had Fun While Learning
"Every day at camp I learned new baseball skills and had fun doing it. The coaches were creative with drills and made sure we interacted with our camp teammates."
— Day Camper
Can't Wait For Next Year
"The NIKE Baseball Camp was so much fun! I got to work with college coaches and meet new friends. I can't wait to for next year."
— Day Camper
Quality Individual Instruction
"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. I enjoyed the camp very much and enjoyed some of the actual players speaking and teaching us."
— Day Camper
Money Well Spent!
"The week at NIKE Baseball Camp was money well spent. My son learned new skills and the coach's were so encouraging his confidence improved too!"
The Camp Was Wonderful
"The camp was WONDERFUL. We are locals but I can't imagine sending my son to any other big campus camp that would measure up to this one!"
My son once again had a great time everyday at Fairfield University. Loved the scrimmages, hitting 6 home runs out of 9 at bats was his personal highlight :)
— Kathleen M
My son loved camp!!! The counselors are amazing as well. He never came home and said he had a bad day
— Brooke B
Favorite camp of the summer
The boys both said it was their favorite camp of the summer! They had fun and built skills and confidence.
— Kerry T.