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NIKE Baseball Camps is thrilled to be returning to University of Hartford. Camp is scheduled to run for four days in 2018 giving baseball players of all abilities the opportunity to continue playing baseball throughout the summer!

The University of Hartford Nike Baseball Camp will be directed by head coach Justin Blood . Coach Blood enters his sixth season as the head coach of the Hartford Hawks. He is excited to help campers improve their baseball skills! 

Highlights Include
  • 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 Coaches

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    Camp Director Justin Blood

    Head baseball Coach Justin Blood has helped re-establish the University of Hartford baseball program as a regional power. Entering his seventh season at the helm in 2018, Blood owns 144 career victories, the most by any Hartford coach since the Hawks moved to Division I in 1985, and just two wins shy of tying Roger Wickman’s all-time record of 146 wins. Overall, Blood holds a 144-178 record (.447), including 68 victories in America East play. Blood's conference winning percentage (.450) ranks No. 1 in program history

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    Co-Director Steve Malinowski

    Steve Malinowski returns for his seventh season as an assistant coach at the University of Hartford in 2017-18. He serves as the Hawks' recruiting coordinator and primary hitting coach, while also working with the team's catchers.

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    Assistant Coach Elliot Glynn

    Elliot Glynn begins his fourth season as an assistant coach with the Hawks in 2017-18. Glynn, who also assists with recruiting, oversees Hartford's pitching staff and has helped the

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  • Nike Baseball Ethan Newton Bio

    Assistant Coach Ethan Newton

    Ethan Newton joined the University of Hartford baseball team in September 2017. Newton came to Hartford from Allegany College of Maryland, where he served as the Associate Head Coach for two seasons.

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Camp Details

All aspects of the game are covered from hitting, fielding, baserunning, along with team offense and defense. Games are played daily. Individual and small group instruction by position. 

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Check-in takes place between 8:45-9:00am Monday to Thursday at Fiondella Field 


Check-out takes place at 3:30pm Monday to Thursday at Fiondella Field 


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 for the state of Connecticut does require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.

AGES: 8-15

  • Lunch

  • Sneakers

  • Glove

  • Water Bottle/Snack

Camp Code: BAXDUH

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 8:45 a.m. Day Campers Arrive
  • 9:00 a.m. Stretching, Warm Up, Throw
  • 9:30 a.m. Defensive Skills
  • 10:15 a.m. Snack Break
  • 10:30 a.m. Offensive Skills
  • 11:15 a.m. Games
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch - (please bring your own each day)
  • 12:30 p.m. Stretching, Warm Up, Throw
  • 1:00 p.m. Defensive Skills
  • 1:45 p.m. Snack Break
  • 2:00 p.m. Offensive Skills
  • 2:45 p.m. Games
  • 3:30 p.m. Campers Depart

Hartford Baseball Facility

University of Hartford's Fiondella Field

facilities_baseballgameday.jpgThe University of Hartford baseball program plays on the brand new on campus Fiondella Field. The Nike Baseball Campers will also get to train on this state of the art field.  The field is located adjacent to Al-Marzook field (soccer and lacrosse) in the new outdoor athletic complex. The field is the first on campus since the 1985 season. The newly re-constructed field opened on March 29, 2006. The facility includes in-ground dugouts, batting cages, two bullpens and a state-of-the-art scoreboard. The outdoor athletics complex also features an all-purpose building, which houses restrooms and a concession stand.


Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.92 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    He enjoyed scrimmaging the most

    "My son had a great time and he/we have recommended this camp to other Colchester, CT residents. He enjoyed scrimmaging the most."

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Coach Blood is great!

    "I really loved Coach Blood's techniques in coaching baseball."

    — Camper

    • 5/5.
    The Staff/Camper Ratio was Perfect

    "My son had a great time at camp. It was well organized and the staff was friendly. The Slip-n-Slide drill was very creative. The staff/camper ratio was perfect. My son will be back next year.

    — Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Can't Wait for Next Year

    "The NIKE Baseball Camp was so much fun! I got to work with college coaches and meet new friends. I can't wait to for next year."

    — Day Camper

    • 5/5.
    Money well Spent!

    "The week at NIKE Baseball Camp was money well spent. My son learned new skills and the coach's were so encouraging his confidence improved too!"

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    The Camp was Wonderful!

    "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!"

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Wonderful experience

    My son had a wonderful experience at this camp! All the coaches were excellent, and he enjoyed learning from college players, as well as college coaches. His hitting improved, he was given some great pitching tips, and a lot of positive feedback throughout the four days. And every day, when he came home exhausted but happy and confident, we knew it was well worth the drive to West Hartford!

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Enjoyed the instruction

    He had a great time and we would do it again next year. He enjoyed the instruction on catching and enjoyed the games a lot.S.lip and Slide was a hit to.

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Instructors were great

    I thought the camp was well run. The instructors were great and had a lot of patience dealing with the younger players. I was very happy with what my son got out of it!

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    "These guys are the real deal"

    A very good baseball camp! My 12 year old son said "these guys are the real deal! This camp is legit!" Highly recommended. We will be back next year for sure.

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Cant wait for next year

    My kids want full day next year! Great camp

    — Parent

    • 5/5.
    Positive experience

    My son has had very positive experiences the last three years at this camp. He opted for this one camp over 4 weeks at a town camp this year. He wouldn't miss this one.

    — Parent


Nike Baseball Camp University of Hartford

Justin Blood, Camp Director
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, Connecticut 06117


Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: General Skills
Age Group: 8 - 15
Gender: Boys
Day (9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) $295.00
Availability: Limited

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-645-3226 we would be happy to help you.
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