Nike Baseball Camp Southern New Hampshire University
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The Nike Baseball Camp at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH is a spectacular camp for all youth baseball players. Campers are given high-level instruction throughout the day with a focus on hitting techniques, fielding, and base running. Each camper leaves eager to showcase their new skills and ready to return next summer!
Southern New Hampshire University's Head Coach Scott Loiseau along with the rest of the staff welcomes campers from ages 6-12. Campers are split up the age and ability. The aim of the camp is to develop both the skilled and non-skilled players, increasing the overall level of play and knowledge of the game. Emphasis is placed on fundamentals and team play. Space is limited so don't wait long to enroll!
- Nike Sports Camp T-Shirt, Wristband, Sticker, and Potentially Other Prizes!
- Professional Instruction from Coach Scott Loiseau and Staff
- Daily Emphasis on Fundamental Development and Team Play
- Throwing Velocities Measured via Radar Gun
- Hitting Exit Velocities Measured via Radar Gun
- Multiple Games Played Daily
- Low Camper to Coach Ratios
- Excellent Training Facilities
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Camp Director Scott Loiseau
Scott Loiseau enters his first season as associate head coach with the Penn State baseball program. He was hired in July 2023.Loiseau has served as head coach at Southern New Hampshire University since 2016 and was head coach at SNHU from 2008-2014, separated by one year as recruiting coordinator at Oklahoma in 2015.View Scott's Bio ⟩
The six-time Northeast-10 Coach of the Year has a 480-209-2 career record, including 423-136 since 2012, in 16 years as a head coach. His SNHU teams were 192-48 in NE10 play. Loiseau’s 480 wins are the most in program history. His .696 winning percentage ranked eighth among active Division II coaches through 2023.
Loiseau led SNHU to five Division II College World Series appearances (including three-straight), eight East Regional finals (including seven-straight) and 11 straight NCAA Tournament appearances. At SNHU, Loiseau has coached 20 All-Americans and 118 All-Conference players.
In addition to six Northeast-10 Coach of the Year awards, Loiseau was named NCBWA East Region Coach of the Year four times, ABCA East Region Coach of the Year five times and NEIBA East Region Coach of the Year six times.
Loiseau coached 12 MLB Draft selections, including four Top-20 round picks, and three undrafted free agents.
In 2023, Loiseau led the Penmen to a 44-13 record, including 23-1 in Northeast-10 play, an East Regional title, Super Regional title and a College World Series appearance. SNHU won two games in the College World Series.
Among Division II teams, SNHU ranked second in ERA (3.37), third in WHIP (1.25), fifth in strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.81) and hits allowed per nine innings (7.83), sixth in runs per game (9.3), seventh in total runs (529), eighth in steals (163) and walks (312) and 10th in strikeouts per nine innings (9.6).
The 2022 SNHU team advanced to the NCAA College World Series for a second consecutive season, setting season records for most home runs (82), doubles (131), hits (619) and RBI (419). The .313 team batting was the highest for the program since 1998, and highest under Coach Loiseau. SNHU won the Northeast-10 Championship after winning the Northeast Division for a fifth-straight season, and NCAA East Regional and NCAA East Super-Regional titles. SNHU finished with 46 wins.
The Penmen bounced back from the Covid-shortened 2020 season by going 28-9 in 2021. Southern New Hampshire went 19-5 against an NE10-only regular season schedule, including 13 consecutive wins to start the campaign. The Penmen won the Northeast-10 Championship and followed that up with a win in the NCAA East Regional to earn a trip to Cary, N.C. At the College World Series, the Penmen dropped a pair of one-run games to Seton Hill and Wingate.
SNHU’s 2020 season was cut short by the pandemic after recording a 12-4 start. The Penmen won 12 of its last 13 games.
In 2019, Loiseau led the Penmen to a 40-15 record, including 22-6 in the Northeast-10 Conference and a third-consecutive Northeast Division championship. The Penmen received an invitation to the NCAA tournament and played host to the East-2 Regional. SNHU put together back-to-back wins over LIU Post to claim the Regional, and hosted NYIT in the Super Regional.
The 2018 SNHU team began the season 10-9, but went 23-4 to end the regular season and clinch its second straight division crown. The Penmen went 4-0 in the regional before winning a pair of games in the College World Series for the first time in program history to reach the National Semifinals. The team finished 41-17.
The Penmen finished 43-11 in 2017, earning their first outright NE10 regular-season title by winning the Northeast Division. The team reached the East Region final for the second straight year.
Loiseau and the Penmen posted the best season in program history in 2016, finishing with an overall record of 50-7, after the team reeled off a program-best 19 straight wins from March 31-April 24. The squad set a new program record for victories, surpassing the 43 wins by the 2012 team that advanced to the College World Series. Loiseau steered the Penmen to their second Northeast-10 championship and their fifth-straight NCAA Championship appearance at the East Regional. Loiseau was named Coach of the Year by the NE10, NCBWA East Region and NEIBA.
In 2014, the Penmen finished 41-14 and captured a share of the Northeast-10 Northeast Division regular season title, as well as the NE10 tournament crown, for the first time with a 4-0 run through the championship. SNHU hosted the NCAA East Regional for the third-straight season. Loiseau was named the NCBWA East Region and Northeast-10 Coach of the Year. Eleven players were honored by the NE-10 on its All-Conference teams.
Southern New Hampshire finished 43-15 in 2012. The Penmen qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history and proceeded to capture the East Regional title. SNHU advanced to the Division II College World Series, where it posted a 3-2 win over Minnesota State in the opening round. Loiseau was named the ABCA East Region Coach of the Year following the season. Seven players were named Northeast-10 All-Conference, while junior Tim Flight was the NCBWA and ABCA Division II Pitcher of the Year and the runner-up for the Tino Martinez Award, presented annually to the top player in Division II baseball.
In 2013, the Penmen finished 35-19 and hosted the NCAA regional for the second-straight year. Seven players earned NE-10 All-Conference accolades, while Junior Mendez and Andrew Pezzuto garnered All-America honors.
After winning just seven games the season before Loiseau's arrival, SNHU won 14 games in 2009, 18 games in 2010 and 25 games in 2011. In 2011, the Penmen finished 25-22, their first finish above the .500 mark since 1997.
Before arriving at SNHU, Loiseau spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Franklin Pierce University and one season as the top assistant at Holy Cross. The Ravens captured NCAA Northeast Region titles and advanced to the Division II College World Series in each of those years. During Loiseau's two stints, Franklin Pierce produced three Northeast-10 Players of the Year, one Pitcher of the Year and over 30 NE-10 All-Conference selections. He spent the 2007 season as an assistant coach with the Brewster Whitecaps in the Cape Cod Baseball League.
Loiseau played professionally for two seasons with the Can-Am League’s Worcester Tornadoes. He helped the Tornadoes to a Can-Am League title in 2005. A 2002 graduate of Franklin Pierce with a degree in marketing, Loiseau was a four-year starter for the Ravens and garnered NE-10 All-Conference and Rawlings All-Region honors as a senior. He ranks among the FPU career leaders in a number of categories, including runs scored (1st), hits (3rd), batting average (8th) and home runs (8th).
Loiseau has a wife, Haley, and daughters, Lily, Summer, Mila and Blake.
Coach Pat Austin
Pat Austin joined the SNHU baseball program as an assistant coach prior to the 2013 season. During the 2015 season, he served as co-interim head coach for the Penmen, guiding SNHU to a 31-14 mark and the program's fourth straight NCAA regional appearance. Austin was elevated to associate head coach in September 2017.View Pat Austin's Bio ⟩
Prior to his arrival at SNHU, Austin spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Saint Anselm College. In 2011 he worked with the Hawk defense as Saint Anselm finished seventh nationally in fielding percentage (.967). In 2012 he served as the team’s hitting coach as the Hawks broke a bevy of school offensive records en route to qualifying for the NCAA East Regional. He also oversaw Saint Anselm’s strength and conditioning program.
From 2007-11, Austin served as the head coach of the New Hampshire Hammerheads club program. He guided the program’s U13 team to division titles in 2007 and 2009, while his U14 team in 2010 advanced to the New England quarterfinals.
A native of Wallingford, Conn., Austin was a four-year varsity player at Keene State College. He served as team captain of the Owls as a junior and senior and Keene State qualified for the Little East Tournament in each of his four seasons. As a senior KSC participated in the ECAC Tournament. He also spent the summer of 2003 playing for the Brighton Buccaneers of the Rawlings National League, the premier baseball league in England.
A 2005 graduate of Keene State with a degree in Safety Studies, Austin is currently pursuing his master’s in Safety and Health Management from KSC. He resides in Rye with his wife, Nicole.
The camp accepts players at all skill levels ages 6-12. We stress fundamentals, strategy, and sportsmanship, but most of all, we stress fun. Through individual instruction, the Nike Baseball Camp helps campers become the best players they can be. Individual and small group instruction by position. All aspects of the game are covered from hitting, fielding, base running, along with team offense and defense. Games are played daily.
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2024 CAMP INFORMATION
- Dates: July 15-18, 2024 | July 22-25, 2024
- Age Group: 6-12
- Camp Type: Day Camp
- Schedule: Monday-Thursday | 9:00am-3:00pm
- Check-In: Begins 30 minutes prior to the camp start time.
- Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a sack lunch to camp each day. Lunch is also available for purchase in cafeteria.
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
For general questions about our baseball camps please see our FAQ page.
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
A Days Sample Schedule
- 9:00am Day Introduction Split into groups
- 9:15am Stretch/Throw/Throwing Competition
- 9:30am Station 1 (Pitching/Hitting/IF/Catching Work)
- 9:55am Station 2 (Pitching/Hitting/IF/Catching Work)
- 10:20am Break
- 10:30am Station 3
- 10:55am Split into Games
- 11:0am Game 1
- 11:50am Recap Morning
- 12:00pm Lunch
- 12:40pm Pickle/Knockout
- 1:00pm 2 Stations (OF/Bunting)
- 1:05pm Station 1
- 1:25pm Station 2
- 1:45pm Break
- 1:55pm Split into Teams
- 2:00pm Game 2
- 2:40pm Game 3
- 3:20pm Camp Wrap up
Located on North River Road across from Webster Hall, the Southern New Hampshire University baseball field has undergone extensive renovations in recent years, the biggest being the addition of a new facility behind home plate prior to the 2016 season. The building houses permanent bathrooms and storage on the ground level, a press box and media suite on the second floor and a filming deck with a spectacular view of the field on the top level. In front of all that, the temporary seating behind home plate was removed and replaced with permanent seating for approximately 200 fans, including a total of approximately 75 chair-back seats directly behind home plate. Fully ADA-compliant, the front row of the seating bowl sits above the top of the backstop wall, ensuring a great view of the action. A new state-of-the-art Daktronics scoreboard was also installed in right field, while updated signage and banners, as well as a standings/lineup board, were added to the facility.
The field is kept in pristine condition by an underground irrigation system and dedicated field maintenance crew. A state-of-the-art Musco lighting system was installed prior to the 2012 season, allowing night games and the ability to host postseason competition. In 2010, the Penmen and Northeast-10 Conference logos were added in the backstop and along the outfield fence, while 2009 saw the Penmen logo added in centerfield. Baseball accommodations include a turtle-shell, a batting tunnel, large team dugouts, and home and visiting bullpens.
July 20, 2023: This is my son's 3rd and final year at the camp as he will age out next year. I never have to beg him to get up and go but he is begging me to sign him up for one more week!!!! He's almost 13 and this is the only camp he has ever been so pumped about year after year !
July 28, 2022: After each practice, my son would talk about how he feels he learned a lot. He explained the things he learned and different styles to try. The fact my 14 year old said unprompted that he is learning a lot made us happy.
July 17, 2022: This was our son's 4th year at the SNHU Nike Baseball camp. He was happy to be back on the SNHU campus.
July 14, 2022: Our son loved the games/tournaments. He also loved being in the college campus and eating in the dining hall! We loved that there was an option for them to buy lunch.
July 28, 2022: Ability to play consistently. We liked this camp because it was all about baseball and didn't have extra activities that were not related.
July 22, 2022: Support from staff working to improve skills ~ recognizing when a camper was struggling and taking the time to reassure was outstanding.
July 28, 2022: We did two weeks in a row - my son absolutely LOVED Coach Jake - he was amazing and made the cost well worth it.
July 21, 2022: The kids were so excited when we picked them up, communication from staff about any changes was very helpful.
July 24, 2022: Excellent communication with the director. Picking up my son and him telling me that he had an excellent time made us very happy.
July 24, 2022: The camp provided my son the opportunity to further his skills in a friendly but competitive environment!
August 1, 2022: The staff was great. My kids loved all the coaches. They made learning/practicing baseball fun.
July 14, 2022: My son loved the energy , coaches and music played all day he had the best time!
July 28, 2022: Fun atmosphere. Director and staff interaction with kids was always positive.
July 20, 2023: Seeing the excitement of my son coming home each day!
July 27, 2023: My son loved that there were so many games each day!
Jayden loved each and everyday!
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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.