Nike Baseball Camp Seattle University
Improve your game and have serious fun
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Join us this summer for our Nike Baseball Camp at Seattle University. Train to take your baseball game to the next level, meet new friends and compete at a higher level.
Directing the program is Joey Wong, Assistant Baseball Coach at Seattle University. Coach Wong and his staff are excited to offer these programs in a safe, fun and competitive environment.
Learn how to play the game the right way at Nike Baseball Camp at Seattle University in Seattle, Washington. Nike Baseball Camps has the intention to provide campers with some of the best training in the area. Coach Joey Wong and their staff ensure campers are taught proper instruction and etiquette for the game of baseball all while having fun and creating lasting memories for the summer. We welcome athletes of abilities to this camp as the coaches will work tirelessly to make sure campers are hitting their goals for the week.
- Nike Sports Camp T-Shirt, Wristband, Sticker, and Potentially Other Prizes!
- Professional Instruction from Coaching 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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Director Aidan Welch
Head Coach Donny Harrel
2024 marks the 15th season at the helm of the Seattle U baseball program for head coach Donny Harrel.View Donny's Bio ⟩
During that time, Harrel has seen several former players move to the next level. Since the program's return in 2010, 20 Redhawks have signed professional contacts including 11 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft picks. Three different Redhawks appeared in MLB during the 2021 season: Tarik Skubal, Eric Yardley, and Janson Junk.
As the skipper for Seattle U, Harrel has compiled a record of 279-379-2 and has guided the program to six appearances in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) tournament.
Previous to coaching at Seattle U, Harrel was an assistant baseball coach at the University of Washington for four years. At Washington, Harrel was not only responsible for assisting in on-field coaching, but he also was responsible for the Huskies' schedule and assisted with travel issues, budgeting, and helping student-athletes through the admissions process. He also oversaw the team's academic performance and was named Academic Coach of the Quarter in Winter 2007 when the team broke a 14-year record for highest cumulative grade point average.
Before coming to Seattle, Harrel was an assistant coach at Oregon State during the 2003-04 season. His head coaching experience comes from seven seasons at Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore., where he compiled a 220-90 record and led the team to the NWAACC championship in 1999. Named NWAACC Southern Division Coach of the Year four times, he also led fundraising efforts to build a field, improve other facilities, buy equipment, and increase scholarship opportunities.
Donny and his wife Cam have two children, daughter Brooklyn and son Easton, and a dog, Wrigley.
Assistant Coach Millard Dawson
Dawson enters his eighth season with the Redhawks and will continue overseeing the hitters, coaching the outfielders, and controlling the running game while manning the third-base coaches’ box on game days. He is also entering his 3rd year serving as the recruiting coordinator, a role he has seen success in during his career.View Millard's Bio ⟩
During his 7 years in Seattle, the program has seen 10 players sign professional baseball contracts, made the conference tournament each season, and won a program and WAC record 7 consecutive conference series in a row in 2023. The 2023 season also saw the RedHawks finish tied for their 2nd highest WAC conference ranking (4th of 13) since finishing 4th in 2018 and winning the conference in 2016 with a 21-6 record.
Since taking over the hitters in the 2022 season, a role which has seen him help develop the offense into one that ranks in the top 5 in Redhawk history, they have finished with the 4th and 3rd highest team batting averages in program history, respectively, in route to setting a program record for home runs in the 2023 season (46).
In 2023, Matt Boissoneault appeared in 50 games, with 49 starts, while batting .321 with a team high 47 RBI. This was following a season where Boissoneault’s hot bat led to him batting .352 and leading the team in hits (64). Boissoneault set the single-season program record with home runs (13), broke the all-time program record for career home runs (24), and finished 1st in career slugging percentage (.520). His strong 2023 season resulted in finishing in the top 25 for overall OPS in D1 baseball (No. 18, .958) and being selected Second Team All-WAC.
Dawson also played an integral part in the development of two-time Buster Posey Catcher of the Year Watch List recipient (2020,2021) and Preseason All-WAC Selection (2019), Justin Mazzone during his time in Seattle. A career in which he recorded the sixth-best single season batting average in program history (.339) in his freshman campaign followed up by a sophomore season in which he started the season reaching base safely in his first 15 at-bats of the season.
Dawson made an immediate impact in Seattle assisting in the tutelage of an offense that saw freshman All-American, Austin Lively, and senior Dalton Hurd lead the WAC in multiple offensive categories. Hurd was selected in the 25th round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers and finished his career with Seattle U’s record for hits (237), games started (214), at-bats (816), runs scored (152), doubles (48), home runs (20), RBI’s (122), total bases (353), and stolen bases (65).
The Montgomery, AL native is also part of the USA Baseball NTIS Development Program which includes stints with the Northwest NTIS 16U team in 2019 which brought home Gold.
Dawson moved to Atlanta, Ga. in 2013 to coach baseball with East Cobb and was also named Paideia School's (Atlanta) Head Baseball Coach in August 2013. During his first 3 seasons, he led the Pythons to an overall 42-35 record as head coach.
During this time, Dawson joined Head Coach Mike Twardoski's staff at Emory University prior to the start of the 2017 season, helping the Eagles to a 27-14 record and a berth into the NCAA Tournament. As a member of Twardoski's staff, he assisted with the offense and running game, as well as overseeing the outfield.
Dawson played college football and baseball for the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB). He played centerfield for the Blazer's baseball team and was a WR/QB on the football team from 2001-2003 before transferring to play baseball at the University of Montevallo. Dawson helped lead the Falcons to a 43-18 record in his senior season, ending the season ranked third nationally by USA Today in the final season polls. This coming after a loss in the Division II College World Series to the University of Tampa. Dawson hit .361 with 32 stolen bases during his final season with the Falcons.
After the College World Series, Dawson signed with the Kansas City T-Bones of the Northern Independent League as an OF. He also split time with the Anderson Joes and Charlotte County Redfish before making the switch back to football to play quarterback in the Indoor Football League in FL.
Dawson received his bachelor's degree in Kinesiology/Health Promotion from the University of Montevallo in 2006 and completed his master's in Sport Management from Troy University. Dawson resides in Seattle with his fiancé, Luz, and their two sons, EJ and Esaias.
Assistant Coach Carter Capps
Carter Capps joined the Redhawks prior to the 2022 season and is in his first year with Seattle U. Capps serves as the pitching coach for the Redhawks.View Carter's Bio ⟩
Capps previously worked in the New York Mets organization, serving as a minor league pitching coach and coordinator based out of Port St. Lucie. He also served as a pitching coach with Driveline.
Before joining the coaching ranks, Capps had a prestigious professional career, spending six seasons in MLB. Capps pitched for the Seattle Mariners, Miami Marlins, and San Diego Padres in his MLB career, recording a 4.21 ERA across 129 appearances as a reliever. He spent eight years in MLB systems before retiring in 2018.
A native of Kinston, North Carolina, Capps pitched collegiately at Mount Olive College, where he was named the Division II Pitcher of the Year and First Team All-American. Capps went 24-1 in his collegiate career across two seasons, matching the school record with 129 strikeouts as a sophomore. He would throw the first nine-inning no-hitter in Mount Olive history en route to a 1.75 ERA.
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
- June Camp Dates: June 17-20, 2024 | June 24-27, 2024
- July Camp Dates: July 8-11, 2024 | July 15-18, 2024 | July 29-August 1, 2024
- August Camp Dates: August 5-8, 2024
- Age Group: 7-13
- Camp Type: Day Camp
- Schedule: Monday-Thursday | 9:00am-3:00pm
- Check-In: 30 minutes prior to 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.
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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Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
Sample Daily Schedule
- SUMMER ONLY SCHEDULE
- 8:45am Campers Arrive/Talk About Day Ahead
- 9:00am Stretch/Warm Up/Throw
- 9:30am Defensive Skills
- 10:15am Snack/Water Break
- 10:30am Offensive Skills
- 11:15am Games
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 1:00pm Situation Play
- 2:00pm Games
- 3:00pm Campers Depart
Seattle University Park
Winter Indoor Facility
1111 E Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98122
August 19, 2022: Our son was only signed up for one week but had such a wonderful experience we sent him back for 2 more weeks! He was the youngest camper and it was awesome to see how the coaches and other campers enthusiastically welcomed him! He built social relationships with kids more than twice his age and they even asked him to sign their baseballs on the last day. He really gained a lot of independence and improved his baseball skills and felt like he was part of something special. A HUGE thank you to Coaches Nicole and Julian for making this experience so wonderful!
August 5, 2022: This was our son's first time playing organized baseball and he was also the youngest camper and it was such a great experience for him. He built baseball skills, but also built confidence and how to interact with kids who were older than him (some by 5 years!). He really 'grew up' this week in a lot of ways and gained some independence. It was great to see the 'big kids' fist bump him at the end of the day and how excited the coaches were to see him every morning!
August 19, 2022: David was the youngest camper and the highlight was really seeing how much he grew over the 3 weeks he attended. This is also the first experience he has had at a camp. He gained independence and was able to socialize with kids of all ages. The coaches were amazing with their social and skill support and made him feel specials every day.
June 22, 2023: Every day the kids have come back incredibly happy - they are growing in confidence and really proud of themselves. They have raved about the coaches and share what they have learned each day. I usually get zero information after a school or camp day, this camp they can't stop talking about and already want to join again next year.
July 8, 2022: My kids were the happiest I've ever seen them, they could not wait to go to camp each day
July 8, 2022: My child had a great time. This was his third year participating and he has fun each year!
August 22, 2022: Our son loved interacting with kids of different ages and of course...scrimmage!
July 14, 2022: It's just a lot of fun for my son. The coaches have always been very cool to him.
August 11, 2022: Working on baseball skills - hitting, fielding, pitching, and playing scrimmages.
He was part of the team that won the championship
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.