Nike Baseball Camp Seattle University
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Join us 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 Billy Boyer, Assistant Baseball Coach at Seattle University. Coach Boyer and his staff are excited to offer these programs in a safe, fun and competitive environment.
- Professional instruction from college coaches and college-aged instructors
- Low camper to instructor ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
- Multi-level ability grouping
- Official Nike Camp T-Shirt and prizes!
- Nike Baseball Camp Graduation Certificate
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Director Billy Boyer
Billy Boyer begins his first year on the Redhawks' coaching staff in 2017-18.View Billy's Bio ⟩
Boyer spent the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons as a student manager for the UW Huskies. He played four years of professional baseball after being drafted in the 19th round of the 2003 MLB Draft by the Anaheim Angels. Previous to UW, Boyer served as the assistant coach at Pierce Community College where he helped the team win the NWAACC title.
"Billy has one of the best reputations in the Northwest for infield play," said Head Coach Donny Harrel. "He will assist with our offense and take over the running game, as well as our small game. Billy is a grinder and has a great mentality for helping young men get better in the areas. We are excited that we were able to stay local with Billy and he has a lot of connections in the community and baseball world that will allow us to have a great presence in the south part of Seattle."
Coach Greg Goetz
Greg Goetz is in his third year on the Redhawks coaching staff in 2017-18, his first as an assistant coach after spending his first two seasons as the Director of Baseball Operations. His primary responsibilities include recruiting, working with outfielders and assisting with hitters. Goetz came to SU after building a top notch pitching staff at St Andrews University (NC).View Greg's Bio ⟩
In eleven years of coaching, Goetz has worked with eleven pitchers to reach the professional ranks. Keone Kela is the first of Goetz’s former players to reach the major leagues. Keone was a 12th round draft pick (2012) out of Everett CC and is currently pitching out of the Texas Rangers bullpen.
Most recently, Goetz was the head coach of the Bellingham Bells, a collegiate summer team competing in the West Coast League. The Bell’s summer 2017 record of 31-23 topped the North Division. Goetz managed the WCL Player of the Year, Chase Illig, and the Batting Champion, Austin Shenton. In total, 12 Bells were named to the All-WCL Team. Goetz also served as the Manager for the North Division in the WCL All-Star game.
Goetz spent three years at St. Andrews as the pitching coach and strength coach. While at SAU, Goetz helped manage the Knights to the most successful seasons in nearly 10 years. The pitching staff posted the lowest ERAs in nearly 15 years. The 2015 pitching staff ranked No. 1 in conference ERA posting a 3.48, had one All-Conference pitcher and had two Knoighs sign professional contracts. The 2014 staff ranked 34th nationally in ERA, threw seven shutouts, had one All-Conference pitcher, and one Knight pitcher moved on to the professional ranks. In Goetz’s first year at SAU, he made an immediate impact on the pitching staff, helping them reduce the ERA more than three points from the prior year to a 4.21 and had one pitcher move onto the professional ranks.
Prior to SAU, Goetz coached at Everett Community College where he spent three years as pitching coach and strength coach. He helped manage the Trojans to a .691 winning percentage over three seasons. In 2012, Goetz managed the No. 1 pitching staff in the NWAC with a 1.99 ERA, opponent’s batting average of .187, opponents slugging of .220, and threw nine shutouts. The pitching staff featured three starting pitchers earning all-conference honors and the NWAC MVP. The 2012 season marked the highest playoff finish to date in modern program history. The 2011 pitching staff featured all four starting pitchers and closer earning all-league honors. Everett had its highest playoff finish to date in modern program history.
In the summers, Goetz served as the pitching coach with the Everett Merchants, a collegiate summer team in the Pacific International League in 2012. He helped the Merchants become the top ranked pitching staff in the league with a 2.81 ERA. Prior to the Merchants, he was the head coach of the 19U Laces Baseball Academy team in 2010 and 2011, and assistant coach in 2009. Goetz also spent the summers of 2007 and 2008 as an Assistant Coach for the San Francisco Seals, a semi-pro summer team based in Santa Rosa, California.
Goetz won a state championship at Newport High School in 2001 before being drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 35th round in 2002. He decided not to sign and instead accepted a baseball scholarship to Washington State University for one year before transferring to Bellevue CC in 2003.
Goetz was an eighth round draft pick to the Cincinnati Reds in 2004. He went on to play professionally for the Single-A Billings Mustangs. After the 2004 season, he was the No. 3 ranked left-handed reliever in the Reds minor league organization according to Baseball America.
Goetz earned his masters degree in Coaching Education from Ohio University in 2013 after receiving his bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Central Washington University in 2008.
Coach Millard Dawson
This camp is for baseball players of all abilities ages 5-12. 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.
2018 Camp Dates
- June 26-29
- July 09-12
- July 23-26
- August 06-09
- August 20-23
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2018 SESSION SCHEDULE
- Check-in: 8:45 a.m. See registration packet for specific location.
- Check-out: Graduation takes place at 2:45 p.m. Parents are invited to attend. Check out will take place immediately after.
- Day Camper Schedule: 8:45-3:00 p.m. each day.
What's included in the fee?
- Daily baseball instruction
- Supervision: Staff members participate in all activities.
- Camp T-shirt: All campers receive a Nike Softball Camp t-shirt.
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
- SUMMER ONLY SCHEDULE
- 8:45 a.m. Campers Arrive/Talk About Day Ahead
- 9:00 a.m. Stretch/Warm Up/Throw
- 9:30 a.m. Defensive Skills
- 10:15 a.m. Snack/Water Break
- 10:30 a.m. Offensive Skills
- 11:15 a.m. Games
- 12:00 p.m. Lunch
- 1:00 p.m. Situation Play
- 2:00 p.m. Games
- 3:00 p.m. Campers Depart
Seattle University Park
Winter indoor facility
550 14th Ave, Seattle 98122
Entrance will be on the Northwest side of building from 14th Ave. A Coach will be there to let you in and lead you to the workout facility.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
Scrimmaging was a lot of fun for my son
August 11, 2018: Elias enjoyed the camp and had a lot of fun practicing his baseball skills. He said the scrimmages were the best part!
— Lacy - Parent
Thank you to all the coaches!
August 10, 2018: Great first-time experience for my six years old son . All around great performance by the Coaching staff. My son had a fabulous time and will definitely be coming back.
— Joseph D.
August 10, 2018: His highlights were the homerun derby, scrimmages, and Coach JJ (aka Paxton).
August 10, 2018: My son loved everything about the camp. He looked forward to it everyday even in the 90 degree heat. He really enjoyed the coaching staff and we could see his improvement. We are definitely doing it again next year. I liked how the camp focuses on being a well rounded baseball player. I liked how the coaches encouraged being a good teammate and good sportsmanship. I appreciate the coaches being honest with the kids and making sure they abide by the rules. I also appreciate that kids actually compete for prizes and they aren’t handed out.
— Christine S.
Fun and great camp!
August 10, 2018: He loved interacting with the coaching staff, and learning more about the mental side of the game.
— Tracey L.
It was a great experience for my son.
August 10, 2018: All the staff was really nice, prepared and willing to help. My child was young (5yo), it was his first camp and he was a bit timid, the staff was willing to work with him to make sure he was participating and always encouraged him. We were impressed with the professionalism of the staff.
— Maria P.
Loved playing baseball!
August 04, 2018: My son liked the pitching practice!
— Youngmi P
July 27, 2018: Coaching staff were great with kids of all ages.
— Kristi W.
July 13, 2018: All the coaches were so great with the kids.
— Aren Kaser
Serious and fun!
July 13, 2018: We really liked the fact that there was more serious 'learning' about baseball at this camp and the fact that there were boys the same age.
— Louise S.
Second year and loved it more!
June 30, 2018: This was Miles’ 2nd year and he loved it this year. We encouraged our neighbors to sign their 2 boys up at the last minute. The 3 boys had a blast.
— Maggie K.
Excellent coaching staff
August 15, 2017: Excellent coaching by staff who are recognized as people who excell at the game.
— Louise S. Parent
Well run camp
August 10, 2017: Casey especially liked the scrimmages and the competitions on the last day. He also LOVES the Felix poster he won! Well run camp...see you next year!!!
— Mary L. Parent
Loved being Challenged
August 10, 2017: My son loved being challenged by the older kids, it helped him to step up his game. The fact that the kids utilized the same type of drills that are utilized by adults was great practice for them to start preparing for the future steps ahead. We had a fantastic time. The coaching staff were great with all the kids.
— Nadine M. Parent
Third year in a row
August 10, 2017: Elijah especially enjoyed competition day the last day of camp. This is his third year in a row (and he's only 7!) and he continues to love it! It's a great combo of skills learning and fun. He had a blast!
— Mary K. Parent
Coaches were inspirational
"My son absolutely loved his week at NIKE baseball camp. We will be back next year. Coaches were inspirational, motivating and definitely great role models for these kids."
We Have Three Boys And Will Definitely Be Returning!
"My child was one of the younger kids and we were SO impressed with the way the instructors encouraged them and also encouraged the older kids to show good sportsmanship toward the younger ones. 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! We have three young boys and will definitely be returning customers!!!"
Genuine, Knowledgeable Coaches
"My coach surpassed my expectations as a coach and as a person. He is very genuine and knowledgeable about the sport of baseball.
Better Appreciation For The Game
"They helped my son to appreciate the game of baseball on and off the field. I would highly recommend this camp to other ball players. I look forward to my son attending the camp next year with his little brother."
Quality Individual Attention
"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 and even introduced me to some new strength training exercises. I enjoyed the camp very much."
My camper had a great time and really built some skills he will use on a team next Spring. My only recommendation would be more of these camps!
Great camp great coaches
I was amazed by the amount of kids encouraging each other. Some of the kids didn't speak English, but through the game my son made a friend and they communicated through high fives and nods. You would have sworn they knew what the other was saying. Great Camp and Great Coaches.
The councilors were uniformly terrific!
great positive energy
I love the high level of coaching skill and focus on both sportsmanship as well as baseball skills. I also love the positive energy and live for the game that my kids experienced! They loved the sliding drills! My daughter was one of only two girls but had an awesome time. Would be great to market to other girls in baseball. My 5 year old thought it was the best camp ever!
Instruction was great
Really enjoyed the camp. Coaches were great with all children, even though some of the other children were less than well behaved. Instruction was great. drills were great.
Was amazing experience enjoyed drills I've done before but with a twist and made healthy competive nature
my son loved the camp and I was very impressed with the staff. Unlike other sports camps he has done, all of the coaches were actually baseball players and really able to teach the sport. my only suggestion would be to have more equipment like batting helmets (small sizes). otherwise, great camp.
All of the coaches were excellent
I stayed a majority of the camp, to watch my son. He is 10. He had a great time. ALL of the coaches were excellent role models in my opinion. I look forward to my child attending more Nike camps thru Seattle University.
Looking forward to many more years
Greg and Jeff were amazing. Lars did the camp for two weeks this summer (currently in the second week) and this is the second year we have done it. Looking forward to many more years, a mini camp in the winter would be fun as well.
I loved going there. It was fun meeting everyone and plan on going again next year.
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