Nike Baseball Camp San Diego Mesa College
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Nike Baseball Camp at San Diego Mesa College in San Diego, California! Athletes of all abilities are encouraged to join us this summer to gain valuable baseball experience and create lasting memories. Quality facilities, knowledgeable coaches, and a positive environment are characteristics of this camp.
Directing the camp is Tom Myers who serves as the Professional Area Scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers, covering San Luis Obispo to Long Beach CA. Camp will stress instruction, gameplay situations, and ensure campers have fun while learning.
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- Professional Instruction from Pro Scouts and Coaches
- 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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Camp Director Tom Myers
MLB scout and veteran Nike Camp Director Tom Myers is a seasoned pro at running camps and clinics throughout the country. He spent 5 years playing professionally in the MiLB and 13 years as a Division I assistant coach and pitching coach.View Tom's Bio & Baseball Tips ⟩
From 1998-2001 Myers served as the lead assistant for UCSB of the Big West Conference. From 2002-2004 served in the same capacity at Santa Clara University. He later returned to UCSB from 2005-2011 as associate head coach for the Gauchos.
During the summer of 2007, Myers served as pitching coach for the Santa Barbara Foresters of the California Collegiate league. Summer of 2008 Myers was the head coach for the Kenai Peninsula Oilers of the Alaskan League. From 2009-2011 Myers was the head coach for the Brewster Whitecaps of the prestigious Cape Cod League. During his time as a Division I assistant coach, Myers instructed 105 players that eventually played professional baseball with 35 reaching the Major Leagues.
Myers was drafted in 1991 by the Oakland Athletics and eventually played 5 seasons with the Athletics, Orioles and Cardinals. In 1997 Myers served as player-coach for the Dutch Professional League in Haarlam, Holland.
Myers currently enters his 11th year as an area scout, now as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers Scouting Department. Myers previously scouted 10 years for the Chicago Cubs from 2011-2021. His territory covers Central Southern California and Las Vegas. Myers also is owner of the Santa Barbara Grizzlies Baseball Development Group located on the Central Coast.
Myers graduated from UCSB with a degree in History and received his Masters in Education from Azusa Pacific University. Myers is single and father to Lauren Myers who is 19 years old and attends Santa Barbara City College.
Baseball Tips by Tom:
Instructor Steven Hardesty
Coach Hardesty currently works for Baseball Factory as their College Recruiting Coordinator/Director of Players Promotions. Where he evaluates and guides athletes in the college recruiting process while serving as an evaluator of athletes attending Baseball Factory events all over the country to provide scouting reports and coverage of their baseball abilities.View Steven's Bio ⟩
He comes with an extensive background in college coaching having spent the last 16+ years working at the 4-year College, Junior College and College Development/Scout baseball levels. Hardesty brings with him a high energy, passionate approach to working with athletes in the development process. Having built a reputation during his time at the Junior College level and College Development/Scout coaching for helping to develop and prepare athletes for the college level ranging from the Junior College level to the Power 5 Division 1 level. His work ethic, knowledge, and passion creates opportunities for student-athletes to pursue their college goals and has a track record of success.
Hardesty graduated from Ventura High School in Ventura, Ca. After graduation he was a 1-year starter at Ventura College at the California Community College level. He received a scholarship to play at Trinity International University where he was a starter. After an ankle injury during his junior year. Hardesty elected to transfer to Westmont College where he was a 2-year starter and team captain.
Following the completion of his college playing career, Hardesty set out on an extensive career in baseball. Spending 2 years as the Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator at Westmont College. He was then offered the opportunity to return to Ventura College and join the staff there. For the next 9 years he served as an Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator/Associate Head Coach for the Pirates baseball program. He then moved on to serve as the Associate Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator for Santa Barbara City College and a year as the Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator for Moorpark College. As well, during his 14+ years in college coaching he served as the Head Coach for the Coastal Cubs College Development/Scout team under the direction of the Chicago Cubs area scout and recently transitioned to the Coastal Dodgers program. While throughout his coaching career making stops coaching in the New York Collegiate Baseball League, California Collegiate Baseball League, Golden Coast Collegiate Baseball League as an assistant coach or head coach.
Hardesty earned his B.A. from Westmont College in Political Science in 2006. After graduation, Steven preceded to earn his M.S.S. degree in Sports Studies (emphasis in Strength and Conditioning) from the United States Sports Academy in 2009. In 2012, he completed his M.S. in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University. Hardesty earned NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification in 2010.
Development of physical and mental game fundamentals from professional instructors who will teach the game inside and out. 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.
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- Age Group: 8-14
- Camp Type: Day Camp
- Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm
- Check-in: Begins 30 minutes prior to the camp start time @ field.
- 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.
Hitting Fundamentals: The Foundation from the Ground Up; Feet, Hips, Hands; Walking away from hands; Proper Hand load; On-Deck Timing; Be Ready to Hit the FB; Eyes on the middle of the field
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
For general questions about our baseball camps please see our FAQ page.
Directors Note to Campers
"Our coaching staff each year is extremely motivated to work with the youth and HS players at our camps. Campers will receive professional-level instruction from coaches that have played and taught at the college and professional levels. We stress the importance of team building, and individual mental and physical development in our structured drills and competitive games. Our goal is to provide mental/physical cues the players can take back with them when they complete camp. Our camp base is the future of the game of baseball. They will complete camp with an understanding of the basic baseball fundamentals, what it takes to play at the next level, and grasp the importance of playing the game with energy and passion in a team environment."
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:30am Check In
- 9:00am Stretch and Catch Play
- 10:00am Individual Instruction and Drill Work
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 1:00pm Individual Instruction - Situational Games
- 3:00pm Depart
San Diego Mesa College
June 24, 2023: My enjoyed the different drills and games that were played during the day as well as getting some baseball cards!
June 23, 2022: Getting to experience the life out of home and meeting new kids was a great time.
Sadie really enjoyed camp, her coaches and worked hard
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.