Nike Baseball Camp Fitteam Ballpark
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At the Nike Baseball Camp, players get to train on a professional field while refining their skills and making new friends. At camp each facet of the game will be covered and campers will see their game taken to the next level!
Directing this Nike Baseball Camp at Fitteam Ballpark is Coach Matt Aker who previously served as Head Baseball Coach at Greensboro College.
- Professional instruction from Coach Aker and his staff
- Low camper to staff ratio
- Multi-level ability grouping
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
- Official Nike Camp T-Shirt and prizes!
- Nike Baseball Camp Graduation Certificate
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Camp Director Matt Aker
Coach Aker, son of former major league pitcher and coach Jack Aker, pitched and played infield at Ole Miss in the prestigious Southeastern Conference. Aker also served on Ole Miss’ coaching staff, he then began his head coaching duties at Magnolia Heights School in Senatobia, MS, and later moved on to Chaminade-Madonna in Hollywood, Fla. for ten seasons before becoming the head coach at Greensboro.View Matt Aker's Bio ⟩
The 2012 season was a banner year on the mound for the Greensboro College Baseball Program. The Pride have progressed in each of the last three seasons, finishing 7th, then 4th, and finally 3rd this season in the USA South standings. Pride pitchers led the USA South Athletic Conference in ERA (3.18), Fewest HR allowed (4), Fewest Hits Allowed (283), Fewest Runs Allowed (166), and Fewest Earned Runs Allowed (109). In addition, the Pride finished 21st nationally in Hits Allowed Per Nine Innings (8.26), and 26th in ERA. Individually, Michael Cobb (Sr., Union, SC) finished 14th in the country with a 1.44 ERA. The Pride also set numerous Team Records and several Individual Records.
As an assistant at GC, Aker was instrumental in the development of the program. He served six seasons as the hitting, outfield, and base-running coach for The Pride and also worked with pitchers. In 2006, The Pride reached the USA South championship game for the first time since 1998, and defeated eight ranked teams during the season. GC set a program record with seven all-conference honorees, including five first team selections. Under his guidance, Pride hitters batted over .300 as a team for six consecutive seasons, while leading the USA South in at least one offensive category in each of those years. Under Aker’s tutelage, Pride hitters have set or tied 21 individual records. He also mentored two USA South Conference Players of the Year (Jess Maloney, 2006 and Larry Lockhart, 2005), four All State selections, 13 First- Team USA South All Conference selections, 7 All- Region Players, one Rawlings Gold Glove winner, and one All American (Jess Maloney, 2006).
As a head coach, Aker's high school teams won seven consecutive conference titles, and he was named Coach of the Year for six consecutive years. Aker coached the North State All Star team twice while in Mississippi, and has had numerous players go on to college baseball careers, five of whom were taken in the Major League Baseball Players Draft. Aker also served as an assistant varsity football coach.
Aker attended Palm Beach Community College for two of his college seasons. At PBCC, he was named Scholar Athlete of the Year, and made the Dean's List each semester. Aker earned all conference honors, and was picked to play in the Florida Junior College All Star Game.
As a high school standout at Chaminade- Madonna College Prep, in Hollywood, Florida, Aker was named the Broward County District 15-3A Athlete of the Year for Baseball, Miami Herald Scholar Athlete of the Year, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel Scholar Athlete of the Year, All-State Infielder, National Army- ROTC Scholar Athlete, and represented Broward County in the State High School All- Star Game.
He and his wife, Keisha have three children: Mallory, Cole, and Blaine
This camp is for baseball players of all abilities ages 8-18. Instruction will focus primarily on hitting, specific position fielding, base-running, and game situations. In addition, pitchers will have the opportunity to work with pitching instructors. See "More Camp Details" for further information.
2019 Camp Dates
- Jul 29 - August 1 (Monday-Thursday)
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2019 SESSION SCHEDULE
CAMP DATES: July 29 - August 1 (MoN-thurs)
- Check-in: 8:30-9:00 a.m. on Monday. See registration packet for specific location.
- Check-out: 3:00 p.m. on Thursday.
What's included in the fee?
- Daily baseball instruction
- Day campers: Lunch will be provided.
- Supervision: Staff members reside in rooms strategically placed throughout the dorm to provide optimal supervision, and participate in all activities.
- Camp T-shirt & Nike Lanyard: All campers receive a Nike Baseball Camp t-shirt and Nike Lanyard.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Low camper to coach ratio
- Players Grouped by: age and ability
- Equipment Needed: Players should supply their own glove, cleats, bat and a helmet and wear baseball attire (baseball pants recommended)
- Facility: Outdoor Fields. Indoor facilities available during inclement weather conditions.
- Medical Protocol: 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 check out. *Discount amount varies by program. Please call for details.
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 in the Spring. Our health and release forms may require a doctor's signature (please reference your camp packet). All required forms will be collected on the first day of camp.
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:00 a.m. Individual instruction and drill work
- 12:00 p.m. Lunch, free time
- 1:00 p.m. Fundamental instruction and drills, position play
- 3:00 p.m. Campers Depart
FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is the Grapefruit League home to the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros. The 160-acre complex features a 7,700 capacity stadium as its centerpiece, along with 12 practice fields.
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This is our first year hosting a Nike Baseball Camp at this location. For more information, feel free to contact us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP. We hope to see you this summer!