Nike Baseball Camp Fairfield University
IMPROVE YOUR GAME AND HAVE SERIOUS FUN
Get ready for the Nike Baseball Camp Fairfield University! Brian Fay, along with other Fairfield University baseball coaches and players will teach all aspects of the game - throwing, catching, hitting, fielding, running. Campers of all abilities have the opportunity to train in a collegiate setting at the Alumni Baseball Diamond in Fairfield, CT. Campers will improve their skills and have a wonderful experience this summer!
- Nike Sports Camp T-Shirt, Wristband, Sticker, and Potentially Other Prizes!
- Professional Instruction from Fairfield University Coaches 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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Associate Head Baseball Coach Brian Fay
In his sixth season as a Fairfield assistant coach, Brian Fay has helped guide the Stags to one of the most successful stretches in school history with three-straight regular season championships, four 30-win seasons, and a program record 39 victories in 2021View Brian's Bio ⟩
In total, the Stags have won 143 games and 68 percent of their contests in three full seasons.
Fay was also a part of the most historic regular season in conference history, helping guide the Stags to a 35-1 record and a .972 winning percentage, the highest in NCAA Division I history.
That success put the Stags in the national spotlight as Fairfield was awarded their first-ever ranking in a national Top-25 poll as they reached No. 23 in Baseball America. The Stags were also in the top-30 in the Baseball Writer’s and Collegiate Baseball Newspaper national polls.
In his three full seasons mentoring the offense, the Stags have a .297 team batting average and a .403 on-base percentage. The Stags have also averaged 7.3 runs per game during those three seasons.
The Stags displayed a new power jolt in 2023, setting the program record with 97 homers, the most in MAAC history. Fairfield also set program single season records in: average (.321), runs scored (519), hits (636), RBI (472), and slugging percentage (.540).
He has also aided in the development of 28 All-MAAC players, including 19 offensive players. Nine of those 19 Stags were named to the conference’s First Team.
Fay was also crucial in the development of three MAAC Players of the Year in Jack Gethings, Mike Caruso, and Charlie Pagliarini. Gethings became the program’s first-ever MAAC Player of the Year after setting a single season record with 88 hits. Caruso saw a 174 point improvement in his batting average during the 2021 season.
Pagliraini had the best offensive season in school history, blasting the single season record with 21 homers and broke the MAAC single season record with 86 RBI. He also broke the school single season record in slugging percentage where he ranked in the top-10 in the country.
Fay was a four year letter winner at Siena and won the MAAC Championship as a junior in 2014, advancing to the NCAA Regionals in the Fort Worth Regional where he helped the Saints win their first-ever NCAA Tournament game by reaching base three times and scoring two runs against Dallas Baptist. For his career, Fay collected 166 hits and drove in 101 runs for the Saints.
After graduating from Siena, Fay stayed in the baseball world in various outlets. He was an assistant baseball coach at Hudson Valley Community College, helping the team to a 25-10 record for a team that finished third in the nation with a .370 batting average.
Volunteer Baseball Coach Dan Cellucci
Dan Cellucci is in his second season as the team’s volunteer assistant coach. Cellucci brings valuable experience in both the collegiate and minor league baseball fields after a four-year playing career at Bryant and an internship with the Greenville Drive in the Boston Red Sox organization. Cellucci will work with the team’s defensive positioning and baserunning as well as coaching first base.View Dan's Bio ⟩
In his first season with the Stags, the squad legged out 111 doubles, the second most in program history. They were also successful on 74 percent of their stolen base attempts. Defensively, the Stags hold a .971 field percentage, the second best in the conference. Shortstop Noah Lucier was named a Brooks Wallace Award Semifinalist, recognizing the best shortstops in the country. Lucier has just three errors all season.
Cellucci played four years as a shortstop at Bryant where he helped the Bulldogs to three NEC Championships while winning the NEC Regular Season in all four seasons. His best year came during his senior campaign when he batted a career-high .312 while starting all 59 games. He would be named an All-NEC First Team honoree as well as earning a spot on the All-New England Third Team. His 184 games played still ranks eighth all-time in Bryant program history while his 442 assists places him third.
After his collegiate playing days, Cellucci served as a player development intern for the Greenville Drive in the Boston Red Sox organization. In that position, he was responsible for advanced scouting reports, capturing and analyzing video, and also covered the California League as a Pro Scout.
Cellucci’s first coaching position came last year as a volunteer assistant coach for Merrimack College where he was responsible for the development of positional player defense and helped shortstop Nick Shumski earn the D2 Rawlings Gold Glove Award.
Assistant Coach Mike Caruso
Mike Caruso 21' was promoted to the position of Pitching/Catching Coach in the summer of 2023. Caruso, a former catcher for the Stags, was selected the 2021 MAAC Player of the Year after guiding the pitching staff to their best season in school history. He was Fairfield Baseball's Player Development Coach for the spring of 2023 season.View Mike's Bio ⟩
"Mike Caruso has been one of the smartest baseball minds on the field as a player and now in his second year of coaching," Head Coach Bill Currier said upon Caruso's promotion. "We are so fortunate to make him a full-time member of our coaching staff. So many exceptional pitching coaches have evolved from the catcher position and we feel Mike will make an immediate transition and impact with our pitching staff."
Caruso was a five-year member of the Fairfield baseball team, leading the Stags to three 30-win seasons and a pair of MAAC Regular Season titles. His career was highlighted during Fairfield's historic 2021 campaign as he was named the MAAC Player of the Year after leading the conference and finishing in the top-10 in the country with a .532 on-base percentage and a .414 batting average.
As the starting catcher during that historic season, Caruso was hands on with a Fairfield pitching staff that finished second in the NCAA with a 3.14 ERA while leading the entire nation with a 1.09 WHIP. He helped guide a starting rotation that had three All-MAAC honorees including Jake Noviello and Michael Sansone, who set the program single-season record with nine victories apiece. Noviello also finished fourth in the NCAA 1.47 ERA, the lowest by any Fairfield starter in program history.
During his time with the Stags, Caruso caught for three pitchers who would later be either drafted or signed into major league organizations: Austin Pope (Diamondbacks), Trey McLoughlin (Mets), and Sansone (Rays).
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.
2024 CAMP INFORMATION
- Dates: July 15-19, 2024
- Age Group: 6-12
- Camp Type: Half Day Camp
- Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm
- 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.
Instruction will focus on the following -
- Hitting: Basic Hitting Fundamentals, Bunting Fundamentals, Situational Hitting, Understanding hitting different types of pitches, Understanding Quality At Bats (QABs).
- Fielding: Basic Ground Ball Mechanics, Basic Fly Ball Mechanics, Pop up priority/communication, Cut offs/relays, Throwing on the run.
- Pitching: Basic pitching fundamentals, Stretch vs windup, Pitching to spots, Arm Care Routine.
- Baserunning: Leads off 1st base, 2nd base, 3rd base, Reads on baseballs in play, Home to first, Rounding Bases, Second Base Reads of Balls to Outfield, Situational Baserunning
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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Directors Note to Campers
"Here at Fairfield University, our entire coaching staff places a major emphasis on teaching the fundamentals of the game in a positive and encouraging manner. We look forward to being able to take this same approach to coach baseball at our Nike Baseball Camps! Hope to see you there!"Show Less See More Camp Details
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:45am Arrival
- 9:00am Stretching, Warm Up, Throw
- 9:30am Defensive Skills
- 10:15am Snack Break
- 10:30 am Offensive Skills
- 11:15am Simulated Games
- 12:00pm Campers depart
Alumni Baseball Diamond
The Fairfield University baseball team plays all of its home games on Alumni Baseball Diamond. The newly renovated facility features a new backstop with a total seating capacity of 350 including 80 chair-back seats behind home plate and a modern backstop netting system for improved sightlines. 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.
Completed in the summer of 2019, the Fairfield Baseball and Softball indoor hitting and pitching facility sits beyond the right field fence of Alumni Diamond. The facility features two 70' cages for year-round use with retractable center netting for defensive work. The space also includes an area for video playback and swing analysis.
*In case of inclement weather, camp will be held in the Walsh Athletic Center.
July 21, 2023: As damn cliche as it sounds, my son smiling every day when I picked him up. That sort of positivity can not be oversold. The coach of the town team is dedicated, but a negative grump who loves a solid game of Daddy Ball
July 29, 2022: Coach Brian had a very structured process and also enlisted students from his team to coach .
July 21, 2023: My son enjoyed each day and came home with a smile on his face and wanted to share what he did
July 25, 2022: Learning new skills like pitching and getting to play real games was a highlight.
The competitions were well organized and thought out.
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.