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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
  • Professional instruction from college coaches and college-aged instructors
  • Low camper to instructor ratio
  • Discussion topics: preparing for college baseball and personal goal setting
  • 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 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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    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

This camp is for baseball players of all abilities ages 8-15. 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

  • August 13-16 (Monday-Thursday)
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Please note: The following information may be subject to change.

2018 SESSION SCHEDULE

CAMP DATES: Aug 13-16 (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: 8:45-3:30 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 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.

TRAVEL

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. 

Team/League Discount

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.

REGISTRATION PACKET

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

  • 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.

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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 4.90 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    One of the best sports camps ever!

    August 17, 2018: My son had a blast at the Nike baseball camp. He loved the drills, the encouragement from the instructors, and the location. He has already asked if he can return next year! Awesome job! We’ve done a lot of sports camps over the years and this was one of the best!

    — Beth R.

    • 5/5.
    Impressive staff and environment - overall great!

    August 17, 2018: My kid was excited to go EVERY day!!! Not ONE complaint!!! He loved it all. I was so impressed by the entire staff. What a great camp to learn and so much fun!!! Wish it was 5days or twice a year!!!! Other than 5 days because you can go inside for rain and offered more than once a year! This was the best camp my kid ever went to!!! We cannot wait for next year!!

    — Stacy B.

    • 5/5.
    Best camp of the summer

    August 17, 2018: He truly loved all parts of this camp experience... from the skill building to the games. He thought his particular coaches were great - gave him some good tips while practicing both fielding and hitting. He lived the slip and slide at the end of the week. And even though it rained for parts of 2 of the days, you guys kept them entertained. Owen loved the hand ball tournament! Owen loved it all week and told me st the end that it was his favorite camp he did the whole summer, and he did several week-long camps. Great job... he’ll be back next summer!

    — Jen L.

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    • 5/5.
    Coach Blood is fantastic

    August 17, 2018: My son especially enjoyed scrimmaging. As a parent, I was pleased and impressed that the behavior policies were adhered to! Coach Blood did a magnificent job handling a difficult situation appropriately and professionally.

    — Barbara K.

    • 5/5.
    An fun learning experience for my son

    My son loves baseball but doesn’t have a lot of baseball experience. I was worried at camp he may be intimidated or discouraged and lose his interest, but he wasn’t thanks to the awesome coaches. He left with self confidence and even more love for the game. Great job! Only downside for him was he is obsessed with pitching and felt there wasn’t enough of it, but as a parent I felt that was probably a good thing. He can’t wait for next year.

    — Dawn C.

    • 5/5.
    Offer more camps for more of the fun

    August 17, 2018: Strong coaching in a fun environment. Make it 5 days and offer more than one camp per summer.

    — Ken

    • 5/5.
    Great staff, don't change a thing!

    August 17, 2018: I can’t put into words how great the staff was from the first day of camp to the last . They did a great job and we will be returning next year. Keep running this camp the same way. My son was excited to go back after each day. The staff was phenomenal!!

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    Newly gained confidence

    August 17, 2018: My son was so excited to hit his first home run , giving him confidence to know he is capable of doing it which he didn’t have prior.

    — Michelle D.

    • 5/5.
    Great camp that teaches a lot

    August 17, 2018: Highlights included knockout in the outfield, sliding practice and the great staff

    — Amy R.

    • 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

    • 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

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

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