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Get ready for a great summer Nike Baseball Camp at the University of Hartford. Camp is scheduled to run for four days, and focus on all aspects of baseball. This will be an excellent opportunity for your camper to make new friends and receive elite-level training from college coaches.

The University of Hartford Nike Baseball Camp will be directed by Head Coach Steve Malinowski. Coach Malinowski enters his first season as the head coach of the Hartford Hawks. He is excited to help campers improve their baseball skills and leave each day with a new found confidence!

Highlights Include
  • Nike Baseball Camp T-Shirt, Cinch Sack, Wristband, Sticker, and potentially other prizes!
  • Professional Instruction from University of Hartford Staff
  • Daily Emphasis on Fundamental Development and Team Play
  • Players Grouped by Age and Ability
  • Low Camper to Coach Ratios
  • Excellent Training Facilities
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Camp Coaches

  • Mug Staff Malinowski Steve

    Co-Director Steve Malinowski

    Steve Malinowski was named head coach of the Hartford baseball team in the summer of 2021. He enters his 11th season on the Hawks’ coaching staff, as he was previously an assistant coach for the past 10 years. He serves as the Hawks' primary hitting coach, while also working with the team's catchers.

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Camp Details

Instruction will focus primarily on hitting, fielding, base-running, and game situations. You can expect high demand for these first come first serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.

Please note: The following information may be subject to change.


  • Date: August 5-8, 2024
  • Age Group: 8-13
  • Camp Type: Day Camp
  • Schedule: Monday-Thursday | 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Check-In: Begins 30 minutes prior to the camp start time.
  • Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a snack/lunch to camp each day.


  • Daily Baseball Instruction
  • Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours
  • Nike Baseball Camp T-Shirt, Cinch Sack, Wristband, Sticker, and potentially other prizes!


  • 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

Instruction will focus on the following -

  • Hitting: Proper Mechanics (Positional Hitting- Foundations), Tee drills - Daily Work, Offensive approach, Bunting- Situational Awareness, BP objectives (Hard Middle Approach), Training methods (different bats, balls, front toss drills / Timing dills)
  • Fielding: Ground Ball Mechanics (1 Shuffle / 2 Shuffle Approach), Proper glove angles (Forehand vs Backhand), Fly Ball Mechanics, Team Defense: Pop up priority/communication, Cutoffs/relays, Rundowns, Situational defense
  • Pitching: Pitching fundamentals (Positional Pitching Review), Stretch vs windup (Balance & Rhythm), Active catch play- Pitching to spots, Arm Care Routine (Band Routine), Situational Pitching Reminders: Holding runners, mental approach/setting up hitters
  • Baserunning: Fundamentals- 1st, 2nd, 3rd Situational Cues & Responsibilities, Reads on baseballs in play (Secondary Review), Home to first, Rounding Bases & Turns, Technique Development: Sprint Starts


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!


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)

  • Warm-up jacket

  • Hat

  • Cleats & sneakers

  • Baseball glove

  • Baseball bat

  • Helmet

  • Catchers gear (if applicable)

  • Sunscreen

  • Water bottle

  • 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.


For general questions about our baseball camps please see our FAQ page.

Director's Note to Campers

"This camp is a great opportunity for young players to learn from high-level college coaches and DI student-athletes. We focus on developing skills in a competitive but fun environment. I love seeing the progress that our campers make in just one week. Our facilities combined with our staff will ensure that all of our campers maximize their experience. #ExpectMore!"

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Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.

Sample Daily Schedule

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

Fiondella Facility

University of Hartford's Fiondella Field

The 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

Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.

    August 11, 2022: My son had an amazing time at camp. He came home with new skills to focus on each day and was so excited to tell us about the things he did well. The feedback from the coaches made my sons experience.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.

    August 11, 2022: The team spirit and requirement that the kids be respectful to all we felt was just awesome.

    — Anonymous

    • 5/5.
    Tremendous job!

    — Anonymous

Nike Baseball Camp University of Hartford

Steve Malinowski, Co-Director
Fiondella Field- 200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, Connecticut 06117
Questions? Call 1-800-645-3226
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm PST


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.

Camp Dates & Prices

West Hartford
Nike Baseball Camp University of Hartford
Nike Baseball Camp University of Hartford
Aug 5-Aug 8, 2024
Programs: General Skills
Age Group: 8 - 13
Gender: Boys
Day (9:00am - 2:00pm) $365.00 USD
Availability: Yes

* Pricing is subject to change based on availability. Enroll today to secure current rates.
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