Nike Big League Baseball Camp Pace University
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Nike Big League Baseball Camps are excited to announce our newest camp at Pace University. Campers are guaranteed to have the ultimate experience of both baseball and camp.
Camp will be under the direction of the coaching staff at Pace University led by Head Coach Hank Manning.
- 8:1 camper to instructor ratio
- Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
- Official NIKE Camp T-Shirt
- Great NIKE prizes
- NIKE Baseball Camp Graduation Certificate
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Camp Director Henry Manning
Henry Manning, a four-year starter and former captain of the Pace University baseball team, enters his seventeenth season as the head baseball coach for Pace University. He took over the head coaching duties in May 2000, one season after returning to his alma mater as the assistant coach.View Henry's Bio ⟩
During the 2016 season, Manning led the Setters to a 30-22 record, 11-7 division record, earning a piece of first place in the NE-10 Southwest Division and qualifying the Setters for the NE-10 playoffs. They took the first round of NE-10 playoffs with a win against Le Moyne by a score of 4-3. They then headed to Franklin Pierce to take on the national powerhouse Ravens, and defeated them in a thriller 2-1. Manning coached a couple of All Conference selections in Dylan Mouzakes, John Kukura, Michael Gulino, Josh Garran, and Frank Mayo. Three members were selected to the All-East Region team in Dylan Mouzakes, Michael Gulino, and John Kukura. Two members were selected to the ABCA/Rawlings All East Region Team in Mouzakes and Kukura. Also, four memebrs made the ECAC All-Star team in Mouzakes, Kukura, Gulino, and Garran. Manning coached two players from the 2016 Setters who went on to play professionally. Brett Bittiger was selected in the 40th round of the draft to the Oakland Athletics, and Dylan Mouzakes was signed by the Fargo-Morehead Redhawks of the American Association.
Three years ago, Coach Manning guided Pace to one of the most successful seasons in program history as he led the 2013 Setters to their second most wins in school history with a 33-17 mark. The Setters were Co-Champions of the Northeast-10 Southwest Division, finishing tied with the University of New Haven with a 15-6 division record. Coach Manning’s team was selected to 2013 NCAA Division II Tournament as an at-large bid as the #5 seed this past spring. It was the first trip to the NCAA's under Head Coach Henry Manning and only Pace's second appearance in the DII Tournament with their last trip coming in 1985. The Setters won their first game in the tournament as they defeated Saint Thomas Aquinas 3-0. Three players were named to the NCAA East Region All-Tournament team in Bobby Horn, Jon Kovel and Brandon Martineson.
Coach Manning was named the Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year for the 2012 baseball season. The Setters finished the season with a 29-19 overall record and won the NE-10 Southwest Division title with a 17-4 division record. The Setters improved by 13 wins from the 2011 year to 2012. Starting pitchers Michael Tamburino and Neil Pezzullo were named to the NE-10 Second Team, while outfielder Patrick Chaputian and designated hitter James Pjura were selected to the Third Team.
For his career with the Setters, Coach Manning has posted a career mark of 318-357-3 in 13 seasons as head coach. During his tenure at Pace, Manning has coached nine players that were eventually drafted by a Major League Baseball team. Prior to coming back to Pace, Manning enjoyed a nine-year professional career in baseball as both a player and coach. As a player, Manning was a catcher in the Chicago White Sox organization from 1991-1995, reaching the AAA level in 1994. He spent half of the 1995 season playing for the Winnipeg Goldeyes in the independent Northern League where he earned All-Star honors. He finished his playing career in 1996 after a brief stint with the Boston Red Sox organization.
Train with the Pace University coaching staff and Head Coach. Camp will focus on the fundamentals of throwing, fielding, baserunning and hitting along with game situations, tactics and mentality. Drills along with competitions will help your child learn the game and be able to compete at their next level. Coach Manning makes camp fun, exciting all while learning a ton about the game of baseball.Show Less See More Camp Details
Check-in time will be 3 p.m. Sunday and place TBD.
Check-out time will be 2 p.m. on Wednesday and place TBD.
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 prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
Includes all baseball and night activities, all meals from dinner on Sunday to lunch on Wednesday.
Includes all baseball and night activities, dinner on Sunday, lunch Monday - Wednesday. Day campers will be picked up and signed out each day by his/her parent or guardian. Sunday pick up is 9 p.m. and includes dinner with pick up at 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 2 p.m. on Wednesday when camp concludes.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 a.m. Wake Up
- 7:30 a.m. Breakfast
- 8:30 a.m. Extended Day/Day Campers Arrive
- 9:00 a.m. Stretching Exercises
- 9:15 a.m. Instructional Session
- 11:30 a.m. Lunch
- 1:00 p.m. Drills/Games
- 3:30 p.m. Recreational Time/Free Time
- 4:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart
- 5:00 p.m. Dinner
- 6:00 p.m. Drills/Contests/Games
- 8:45 p.m. Recreational Time/Movie/Contests
- 10:00 p.m. Bed Check/Lights Out
Nike Baseball Campers will train on the Setter's home field. Peter X. Finnerty field is located on the Pleasantville Campus of Pace University and serves as the playing ground for Pace's baseball and field hockey teams. The field features 2 batting tunnels and a turf soft toss station behind the first base dugout. The field also includes seating behind home plate and directly in front of the field's brand new press box. There are also bleachers located down the left-field line, and temporary bleachers beyond the center-field wall for field hockey.
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Camp was so much fun!
July 22, 2018: My son immediately met some fun friends and felt very comfortable there. He liked the coaches, and loved playing on a college field. He definitely wants to go back next year!
— Heather S.
Games and Drills!
July 13, 2018: My son and his friends had a great time. They enjoyed the skills and scrimmages.
— Andrea J.
July 12, 2018: Great spirit and very well organized.
— Joel W.
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