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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 welcome campers from ages 6-12 and are able to diversify the camp by grouping by age and instruction. The aim of the camp is to develop both the skilled and non-skilled players, increasing overall skill level and knowledge of the game. Emphasis is placed on fundamentals and team play. Space is limited so don't wait long to enroll!
Coach Loiseau and his staff will also be offering a 13-18 year old College Prospect Camp.
- Professional instruction from Coach Loiseau and college-aged instructors
- Low camper to instructor ratio
- 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 Scott Loiseau
Scott Loiseau was named the sixth head coach in SNHU baseball history on June 18, 2008. He returned to that post in June, 2015 after departing in January of that year for a stint as an assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma.View Scott Loiseau's Bio ⟩
During Loiseau's tenure, the Penmen have been transformed into one of the top programs in the region and the country underLoiseau's watch. He owns a 310-156-2 (.665) career record, including a 253-83 (.753) mark from 2012-18. Southern New Hampshire has qualified for the NCAA tournament in each of the past six seasons, including NCAA Division II College World Series appearances in Cary, N.C., in both 2012 and 2018. He is a four-time Northeast-10 Coach of the Year (2012, 2014, 2016, 2017), three-time NCBWA East Region Coach of the Year (2014, 2016, 2017), two-time NEIBA Coach of the Year (2016) and one-time ABCA East Region Coach of the Year (2012).
The 2018 team began the season 10-9, but went 23-4 to end the regular season and clinch its second straight division crown. After being bounced in the semifinal round of the Northeast-10 Championship, the Penmen caught fire, going a perfect 4-for-4 in the regional, as they outscored their opponents, 28-4, before winning a pair of games in the World Series for the first time in program history to reach the National Semifinals. The team finished 41-17 and advanced the furthest it ever had.
The Penmen finished 43-11 in 2017, earning their first outright NE10 regular-season title by winning the Northeast Division. The team fell in the semifinals of the NE10 Championship and then reached the East Region final for the second straight year, but came up short against St. Thomas Aquinas.
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. After dropping the opener, the Penmen staved off elimination five straight times over four days to force a winner-take-all game two in the final before falling, 6-3, to Franklin Pierce University. 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 qualified for and hosted the NCAA East Regional for the third straight season, and 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, including Co-Rookie of the Year Ben Criscuolo.
Southern New Hampshire finished 43-15 in 2012, shattering the single-season school record for wins. The Penmen qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history and proceeded to capture the East Region championship, prevailing 4-3 over Le Moyne in the regional final. 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 American Baseball Coaches Association East Region Coach of the Year following the season. Seven players were named Northeast-10 All-Conference, while junior hurler Tim Flight was the NCBWA and ABCA Division II Pitcher of the Year and the runnerup for the Tino Martinez Award, presented annually to the top player in Division II baseball.
In 2013, the Penmen finished 35-19 and qualified for and hosted the NCAA regional for the second straight year. Seven players earned NE-10 All-Conference accolades, while a trio of players were All-Region choices, with Junior Mendez and Andrew Pezzuto garnering 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 a then-single-season school record 25 games in 2011. Also in 2011, the Penmen finished 25-22, their first finish above the .500 mark since 1997.
In Loiseau's first season, 2009, the Penmen doubled their overall and Northeast-10 win total from the prior season. In addition, Southern New Hampshire swept regional power Franklin Pierce in a pair of meetings, marking the first Penmen victories over the Ravens since 2003. SNHU continued its progress under Loiseau in 2010, winning 18 games.
Ten players have been drafted by Major League Baseball clubs since 2011. Garrett Jewell was a 31st-round selection of the Minnesota Twins in 2011, while Flight was a 17th-round pick of the New York Yankees in 2012. A program-record three players heard their name called in 2013, as Junior Mendez was taken in the 16th round by the Oakland Athletics. Alex Powers and Jon Massad were each taken in the 25th round, with Powers going to the Chicago White Sox and Massad to Oakland. Also in 2012, Zach LeBarron signed a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, while Tyler Gauthier signed a free agent deal with Tampa Bay in the summer of 2013. Riley Palmer was drafted in the 31st round by the Baltimore Orioles in 2014, with Derrick Sylvester going just eight picks later in the same round to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Three more players had their names called in 2016, as Tim Viehoff became the highest pick in school history, going 357th overall in the 12th round to the Seattle Mariners. Justin Valdespina then became the second highest pick as he went to the Colorado Rockies in the 15th round before Manny Cruz was taken by the Cincinnati Reds in the 23rd round. Several other players have gone on to play professionally in the independent baseball ranks.
Loiseau, a native of Worcester, Mass., spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Franklin Pierce prior to his arrival at SNHU, while also serving as the head coach of the Ravens' junior varsity squad. He also was an assistant coach with the program during the 2003 season. 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. In addition, 12 former players that Loiseau coached have advanced to professional baseball.
In between stints in Rindge, Loiseau spent the 2004-05 season as the top assistant at Division I Holy Cross, where he worked primarily with the infielders and hitters. He also spent the 2007 season as an assistant coach with the Brewster Whitecaps of the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League. In 2007-08, Loiseau also served as the coach of the Franklin Pierce ice hockey team, which tied the school record for victories in a season while having two players named Northeast-10 All-Conference and a third named the NE-10 Co-Freshman of the Year.
Loiseau played professionally for two seasons with the Can-Am League's Worcester Tornadoes, playing under former MLB All-Star catcher Rich Gedman. 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 resides in Manchester with wife, Haley, and daughters, Lily and Summer.
Coach Pat Austin
Pat Austin joined the SNHU baseball program as an assistant coach prior to the 2013 season, and was named co-interim head coach prior to the 2015 campaign.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.
assistant_coach Zach LeBarron
Zach LeBarron joined the Penmen baseball staff prior to the 2014 season. A native of Bennington, Vt., LeBarron was a two-year member of the SNHU baseball program during the 2011 and 2012...View Zach LeBarron's Bio ⟩
Zach LeBarron joined the Penmen baseball staff prior to the 2014 season.
A native of Bennington, Vt., LeBarron was a two-year member of the SNHU baseball program during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. In 23 career appearances the lefthander went 5-3 with a 2.08 earned run average and recorded 83 strikeouts in 90.2 innings. As a senior LeBarron went 5-0 in 13 appearances (10 starts) as the Penmen advanced to the NCAA Division II World Series.
Following graduation, LeBarron signed a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and pitched for the Angels’ rookie league team in 2012. In 2013 he pitched for the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League.
July 22-25, 2019: Youth Camp (Monday-Thursday)
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. See "More Camp Details" for further information.
July 29 - Aug 1, 2019: College Prospect Camp (Monday-Thursday)
The College Prospect Camp will give high school level players a glimpse into what it feels like to play at the college level. The mornings will consist of a college practice, individual skill work with a focus on team and strategy. The afternoon will include college pre-game prep and a scrimmages each day. Outside of individual skills and team concepts the position players can expect to receive instruction in speed development, weight training, and proper nutrition. Pitchers will learn about arm care, weight training, and flexibility programs. The overall goal of the camp is to create a well-rounded experience and give each camper a glimpse into what to expect if they were to play in a college program. At Southern New Hampshire we believe that to be the best player you can be, it is important to be balanced in every area
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
2019 SESSION SCHEDULE
CAMP DATES: JULY 22-25, July 29-AUG 1 (Mon-Thurs)
- Check-in: 8:45 a.m. on Monday for all campers. See registration packet for specific location.
- Check-out: 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.
- Day Camper Schedule: Monday-Thursday: 8:45-3:00 p.m.
What's included in the fee?
- Daily baseball instruction
- Supervision: Staff members participate in all activities.
- Camp T-shirt: All campers receive a Nike Baseball 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.
- 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.
SNHU Baseball Field
Located on North River Road across from Webster Hall, the Southern New Hampshire University baseball field has undergone extensive renovations in recent years. The facelift included a state-of-the-art press box, sound system and scoreboard. The field is kept in pristine condition by an underground irrigation system and dedicated field maintenance crew. In 2009 the Penmen logo was added in centerfield, and 2010 saw the addition of Penmen and Northeast-10 Conference logos in the backstop and along the outfield fence. 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. Baseball accommodations include a turtle-shell, a batting tunnel, large team dugouts, and home and visiting bullpens.
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Highly recommend Nike Baseball Camp!
July 30, 2018: My son absolutely loved this camp, he cannot wait to attend next year. Having sent him to a few other baseball camps, this was by far the best one - money well spent. He loved that he got to find out his Throwing & Exit Velocity, ways to improve in the infield; and really loved the games every day with actual competition. Coaches were engaged and having fun with the boys.
— Kaitlin B. Parent
This camp was a lot of fun!
July 29, 2018: My son enjoyed the drill and practice, games, and coach's enthusiasm. He was also happy to see familiar faces from last year.
— Alex C. Parent
Such a wonderful camp!
July 27, 2018: The team work and encouragement from the older children to my younger child was spectacular! You can tell the coaches talked about the importance of being a good team member.
— Ashley K. Parent
The head coach is amazing!
July 27, 2018: Fun! My son has been going to this camp for years and always has a great time. Scott Loiseau is an excellent organizer. He makes it a great experience for the kids and keeps the parents updated and engaged.
— Joan M. Parent
Keep doing what they’re doing!!! Don’t mess with success!!!
July 27, 2018: Chase attended this camp last year as a new player to baseball. He had such a great experience he fell in love with baseball. He now lives for baseball. Chase was extremely excited to go back to this Nike baseball camp again at SNHU and show the coaches how he improved on the skills they had shown him the previous year. My son loves this camp and I do recommend it to all my friends and strangers. The kids get a full day of baseball skills and games. And after lunch a couple games of pickle that all the kids really love to break up the day. I believe the camp is structured and run extremely well!!!! No complaints from this mom who actually stays at the camp all week with my son, so I really see the full picture and it’s great!!!!
— April R. Parent
Great coaching staff
August 8, 2017: Anthony enjoyed improving his skills, the games and learning about his VELOS stats for hitting and throwing. He also enjoyed learning from the great coaching staff and meeting new friends with an interest in playing baseball like himself.
— Justyn C. Parent
August 5, 2017: This is our son's 4th year and he loves going. The coaches are great, lots of enthusiasm!
— Diane B. Parent
Always a blast
August 5, 2017: Love the twitter updates and daily email. very much appreciate that Scott looks out for the kids safety on and off the field. This camp should be the model for all other Nike Camps. We have a tried a few and this is by far the best. Great communication with the parents. Scott makes sure everyone leaves with a parent and really pays attention to the kids safety. My son always has a blast. He loves the fun team competitions. My son has gone for 4 years now and now he's worried about getting too old to come back!
— Joan D. Parent
Tournaments and games!
August 5, 2017: Ian truly enjoys the tournament play and the fact that games are played every day.
— Lois D. Parent
New friends and new skills
August 4, 2017: Every year my son begs me to go to this camp. He makes new friends and learns new skills. Baseball is so much more than a game.
— Michelle C. Parent
Son loves the camp
August 1, 2017: My son love camp and enjoyed playing games throughout the week.
— Stacey P. Parent
Excited to show new skills
July 31, 2017: My son was always excited to go and full of stories when I picked him up. His father observed training one afternoon and notes how organized the camp was along with the age appropriate instruction. Our son has new found skills which he is excited to show the whole family.
— Alex C. Parent
He was challenged
July 31, 2017: Carter had a great experience. He was challenged, but also had a lot of fun.
— Carey G. Parent
Enjoyed the competitiveness
July 31, 2017: My son thoroughly enjoyed the competitive aspect of the camp, the games and competitions were his favorite aspect.
— Kevin M. Parent
Loves every minute
July 31, 2017: This is my son’s 3rd year attending Nike camp and LOVES every minute!! He loves the skills and drills, pickle ball and afternoon baseball competitions!!
— Tiffani C. Parent
Thrilled with how smoothly the camp ran
July 31, 2017: As my child's first camp experience, I am thrilled at how smoothly the camp ran. Even with a rain day my child was exposed to new skills. He loved every minute of the camp.
— Erica C. Parent
Really enjoyed hitting drills with the tires, especially when hit a grounder through one of them!
Note to coach - Thank you!
I sent this note directly to coach after camp but wanted to share it here also: "I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you! This was my son's third year at the camp and we could not be happier with the results! He comes home every day exhausted but with an enormous smile on his face and he can't wait to tell us everything about the drills, the games and most of all, his friends "the college guys"! As his parents, the biggest thing that we have seen change over the last three years is his attitude towards and his respect for the game, it's players and himself as a player. Ian loves baseball, and he's an intense passionate kid; sometimes that passion comes out in a less than desirable way, as frustration and even anger. His time at camp, with the SNHU coaches and players, has modeled behavior for him where it's okay to be passionate about the game and your team, but to have fun at the same time. On top of that, the confidence built in him in regards to his skills is incredible. He loves learning new drills then uses them in the backyard where he practices baseball every day. We have recommend the camp to everyone and anyone who will listen. We are so thrilled and thank you and the team for taking time out of your summers to offer it. Ian's already made sure we know that he wants to come back next year."
I like how the coaches evaluated and adjusted the teams after the first day. I believe in trial and adjustment to get to what works the best. Thank you, great camp!
Will recommend this camp and sign up again next year
"Outstanding experience for my little 7 year old who recently discovered his love for the game. An understated skill that he developed more of was sportsmanship. Will recommend this camp and sign up again next year. Thank you!"
Will be back next year!
Had a GREAT time. We will be back next year and recommend it to anyone who is looking for a similar experience :) Thanks!!
This is my son's 3rd year and he loves it more and more! Thank you Coach Scott and all the team coaches!
Coach Scott is AWESOME
"This was my son's 3rd year going to the SNHU baseball camp but this year was a fantastic year and he not only had a great time but improved on his skills. Coach Scott is AWESOME and had a lot to do with the camp being so successful in my eyes. Looking forward to next year."
Looks forward to it every year
My 13 year old son has attended this camp for the past three years. He loves it and looks forward to it every year. He was disappointed that it was only one week this year.
This was my sons favorite camp this summer!!!! Came home everyday so happy
Best camp of the summer!
Individual attention was awesome
"My son was starting to lose interest in baseball, although he is a very strong player. This camp has rejuvenated him again. Coach Scott was all he talked about all week. The individual attention was awesome! We can't wait for next year."