Nike Baseball Camp Vanguard University
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Join us at beautiful Vanguard University this summer for a Nike Baseball Camp! Receive high-level instruction from the Lions coaching staff, led by Head Coach Rob Pegg. Campers will train in all areas of the game - hitting, fielding, base running, and team play. Come play at Dean Harvey Field and take your game to the next level!
- Nike Sports Camp T-Shirt, Wristband, Sticker, and Potentially Other Prizes!
- Professional Instruction from Coach Rob Pegg and 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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Head Coach Rob Pegg
Rob Pegg has been a head collegiate skipper since 2005. In the last three seasons, four players of Pegg's have been selected in the MLB Draft all taken by the Los Angeles Angels (Jose Rojas- 16, Sean Isaac- 16, Brandon Sandoval- 17, Alex Camacho - 18). Two other players – Travis Tomsen and Kamakani Usui have gone on to play professional ball after their careers with the Lions.View Rob's Bio ⟩
In 2016, the team narrowly missed out on back to back appearances in the NAIA Avista World Series as they placed second in the Faulkner Bracket, losing by only two runs in the decisive fifth game, after forcing the crucial game on a sacrifice squeeze play in the bottom of the ninth. The 2015 squad made history as only the second team in program history to reach the NAIA World Series as they finished the year eighth in the country. They won the Santa Clara Regional Bracket in thrilling fashion as the fourth place team going undefeated in bracket play.
As a head and/or assistant coach at Vanguard, Pegg has coached an NAIA All American and 17 All-GSAC honorees. Eight of Pegg's players are currently serving as collegiate assistant coaches.
Prior to Vanguard:
He has developed and coached three NCCAA First Team All Americans, two NCCAA All-Region players and 12 All-Conference players. As the three-time NCCAA Regional Coach of the Year (2008, 2009, 2010), Pegg also guided his then-squad to a third place NCCAA World Series finish in 2009.
As a student-athlete at VU, Pegg experienced considerable success, serving as the Lions' starting catcher for two seasons and being named Vanguard's male athlete of the year and baseball's most valuable player during his senior campaign (1996-97). The same year, he was a member of the All-GSAC first team and an NAIA All-America honorable mention selection. Off of the field, Pegg maintained a 3.97 GPA, which earned him Academic All-GSAC and NAIA Scholar Athlete honors.
After graduation, Pegg broadened his baseball resume, accepting an offer to play professional baseball in the Frontier League for the Canton Crocodiles (Ohio), where his squad won the league championship in its inaugural season. Additionally, in 1998, Pegg was selected as a reserve member for the Canadian National Team.
Pegg, a native of Ontario, Canada, graduated summa cum laude from Vanguard, then Southern California College, in 1997, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Mathematics. Rob is married to Angela, an alumna of the VU women's basketball program who played for current head coach, Russ Davis. The couple has four children, Daniel, Mia, Trent and Landon.
He returned to SCC and received his California teaching credential in secondary school mathematics. He also began his seven-year stint as the lead baseball assistant under former head coach Kevin Kasper. Under the guidance Coach Kasper and Coach Pegg, the program made great strides competitively, and in 2002, the team became Region II Champions and was one game from qualifying for the NAIA World Series.
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.
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- Age Group: 6-14
- Camp Type: Half Day Camp (Ages 6-8) & Day Camp (Ages 8-14)
- Schedule: Monday-Thursday | Half Day 9:00am-12:00pm & Day Camp 9:00am-3:00pm
- 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.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Daily Baseball Instruction
- Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours
- Nike Sports Camp T-Shirt, Wristband, Sticker, and Potentially Other Prizes!
INSTRUCTION & FACILITY
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. Indoor facilities are available during inclement weather conditions.
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
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!
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING:
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)
Cleats & sneakers
Catchers gear (if applicable)
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.
NIKE BASEBALL CAMP FAQ
For general questions about our baseball camps please see our FAQ page.
Directors Note to Campers
"Ballplayers, I am always excited to see young passionate players who love to improve and have fun at camp. Our camp will involve a tremendous amount of teaching, training and evaluating by our talented coaching staff. Bring your energy and passion and be ready to have a great experience." - Rob Pegg
Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:45am Arrival at the Field, Stretching
- 9:00am Individual Instruction and Drill Work
- 10:30am Hitting Circuit
- 11:30am Lunch
- 12:30pm Stretch and Warm Up
- 1:00pm Position Play and Simulated Games
- 3:00pm Campers Depart
Dean Harvey Field
Vanguard University's Baseball team and spectators alike can enjoy the beautiful Southern California weather while watching The Pride. Choose between shady trees and shining sun along the field that measures 315' to right field, 316' down the left field line and 380' in center with a maximum distance of 385' in left center field.
After a $850,000 renovation, the field was named after Dean Harvey, an influential member of the 1985 SCC World Series team who passed away in 2011 after a battle with a rare brain disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob. In a special opening ceremony on November 11th, family and friends gathered including his wife Kathy, son, and daughter. The renovated field features new dugouts, state of the art tension netting system for the backstop, improved spectator experience including branding through the facility, new field surface, pro style grass infield and outfield, as well as a new irrigation system. The project was spearheaded by Jeff Motske, Steve Castle, Mark Deushane, Tim Fortugno, Donovan McReynolds, Ron Nelson, Cindy Overeem, and Mike Peterson.
June 17, 2023: My son has gone to the same baseball camp multiple times each summer for years and he said this was the best camp he has ever been to. He has super emotional about it ending and said he wished it would last all summer.
July 2, 2022: Watching my son get game time with his new friends and put into practice some of the new skills that he learned since it was his first time at baseball camp.
June 15, 2023: The high staff to child ratio! They give recognition to kids for doing a good job. The team atmosphere and getting to play on a huge field!
June 18, 2023: It was great incorporating a wide age range of boys at the camp. Felt it contributed greatly to maturing younger players.
Effective and encouraging
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
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.