Nike Baseball Camp Fairfield University
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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. Head Coach Bill Currier is looking forward to working with campers to help them improve their game and give them new insights on the game of baseball!
"Each day campers will leave with new skills learned and an enjoyment for the game of baseball. Our experienced coaches instructing at the camp will give a solid fundamental base for your son to improve to the next level of the game." - Coach Bill Currier
- 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 Bill Currier
The Fairfield Stags Head Coach and Nike Baseball Camp Director Bill Currier is coming off another fantastic season. Currier led the 2016 Stags, a team pre-ranked eighth in the MAAC Preseason Poll, to their first MAAC Tournament Championship in program history and an appearance in the program's first NCAA Regional. The two-time MAAC Coach of the Year (2012 and 2016) has also led Fairfield to a pair of 32-win seasons, setting new program records.View Bill Currier's Bio ⟩
When Bill Currier first signed on to be the next head coach at Fairfield, he made it his goal that his team will not only compete for the MAAC title but to win it. Now, entering his sixth year as the Stags' head coach, Currier has seen that goal accomplished as he continues to bring the baseball program to the next level.
Last season will always be known as the best in Fairfield history, and arguably the best in the 29-year coaching career of Currier. The Stags tied a program record with 32 wins, en-route to their first overall MAAC title since 1993 and the first-ever tournament title. For his efforts, Currier was named the MAAC Coach of the Year, for the second time in his career. Currier also oversaw five All-MAAC selections and helped coach slugger Jake Salpietro who would end up breaking the program's single season hits record with 77 and was named the program's first Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week after winning the MAAC Tournament MVP.
Currier made his impact at Fairfield right from the start. During his first season at Fairfield, the Stags finished third in the conference, their highest finish in the MAAC in a decade. Fairfield also finished third in 2014, and won two games in the MAAC tournament, their most in a season since 1995. The Stags have seen their success under Currier through their pitching staff, setting single-season records in strikeouts (315) and shutouts (five) in 2012.
In total, Currier has been a head coach for 29 seasons and has accumulated 614 victories over that span. Before coming to Connecticut, Currier earned the most coaching victories in the history of his alma mater Vermont. In his 22 seasons with the Catamounts, Currier was a part of 486 wins, earned three America East Coach of the Year honors, and helped the squad to two conference Regular Season Championships.
In addition to his five total conference Coach of the Year awards, Currier was presented with the 2009 Ralph Lapointe Award for his services to Vermont athletics, and was the recipient of the 2002 Jack Butterfield Award by the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association’s (NEIBA). He was also inducted to the Vermont Principals Association Hall of Fame in 2005.
Currier graduated from Vermont in 1984 and helped the Catamounts to the title game in the 1981 East Coast Athletic Conference New England Regionals. In that season, Currier hit .295 and led the squad with five home runs, four triples, and 65 total bases. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the sixth round and would play three seasons in their system.
Players who Currier has coached to make it into the MLB include Matt Duffy, a former Vermont infielder who was called up to the Houston Astros in 2015 and made his debut on September 16.
He earned a master’s in physical education from Western Carolina in 1986, while also serving as an assistant coach.
Currier resides in Shelton, Conn., with his wife Vicki. The couple has three sons: Brad, Bryan, and Bryce.
Coach Mike Cole
The 2015 campaign marks the third season with the Stags for Assistant Coach Mike Cole. Cole came to Fairfield after a stint at NJIT. He spent nine years as an assistant coach with three highlyView Mike Cole's Bio ⟩
The 2015 campaign marks the third season with the Stags for Assistant Coach Mike Cole.
Cole came to Fairfield after a stint at NJIT. He spent nine years as an assistant coach with three highly successful programs, including the University of Vermont, Manhattan College, and the University of Maine. In his nine seasons as an assistant, Cole's teams posted overall winning records seven times, reaching 31 wins, or more, five times. Cole also was the top assistant at Manhattan in 2006 when the Jaspers won their first-ever Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) crown and advanced to the NCAA Regional championship game.
Cole played for Currier at the University of Vermont from 1997-2001 and served as Currier's assistant for four seasons. As a student-athlete, Cole earned All-America East honors as a third baseman and graduated as UVM's career leader in games played, doubles, and runs batted in and ranked second in hits.
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Coach Chris Brown
Chris Brown begins his first season as the volunteer assistant coach of the Fairfield baseball team. Brown has a wealth of knowledge developing young talent, currently serving as the head coachView Chris Brown's Bio ⟩
Chris Brown begins his first season as the volunteer assistant coach of the Fairfield baseball team. Brown has a wealth of knowledge developing young talent, currently serving as the head coach of the Westport Wreckers Travel Baseball Program. With the Wreckers, Brown has led almost every age group, most recently being named co-Head Coach of the 18U squad.
Brown also is the lead instructor of the Integrated Sports Training (IST) and Kids Sports Zone. In that position, he aims to develop athletes into baseball players by teaching the fundamentals of baseball in regards to hitting, pitching, and fielding.
Brown has also served as the head coach of the Norwalk American Legion Post 12 Baseball team, which he led to a Legion State Championship in 2011 and was named the Legion Coach of the Year.
Brown graduated from Bryant University in 2006, and helped the Bulldogs to the Divsion II College World Series in 2004 and the Northeast Regional Championship that season.
After graduation, Brown spent six months at the University of New Haven as the Associate Director of Athletics in charge of Business Affairs and Marketing.
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 time and place TBD.
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.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
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.
Camp Dates & Prices
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