Nike Baseball Camp Westmont College
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Come join the fun at the Westmont College Nike Baseball Camp. Gorgeous weather, superb instruction and great competition makes this a wonderful baseball camp experience.
Directing the camp is Tom Myers who serves as the Area Professional Scouting covering from San Luis Obispo to Long Beach CA. Our goal is for every camper to take their game to the next level, create lasting friendships, and have a good time.
- Professional instruction from college coaches
- 10:1 camper/staff ratio
- College Level Workouts for High School Players
- Discussion topics: preparing for college baseball and personal goal setting
- Nike Camp T-shirt, Lanyard and Nike Prizes
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Camp Director Tom Myers
Tom Myers returns for his sixth summer as Director of the Nike Baseball Camps. Myers is a veteran of clinics and camps throughout the country and has previously spent 5 years playing professionally in the MLB and 13 years as a Division I assistant coach and pitching coach.View Tom Myers's Bio ⟩
From 1998-2001 Myers served as the lead assistant for UCSB of the Big West conference. From 2002-2004 served in the same capacity at the Santa Clara University. He later returned to UCSB from 2005-2011 as associate head coach for the Gauchos. During the summer of 2007 Myers served as pitching coach for the Santa Barbara Foresters of the California Collegiate league. Summer of 2008 Myers was the head coach for the Kenai Peninsula Oilers of the Alaskan League. From 2009-2011 Myers was the head coach for the Brewster Whitecaps of the prestigious Cape Cod League. During his time as a Division I assistant coach, Myers instructed 105 players that eventually played professional baseball with 35 reaching the Major Leagues. Myers was drafted in 1991 by the Oakland Athletics and eventually played 5 seasons with the Athletics, Orioles and Cardinals. In 1997 Myers served as player-coach for the Dutch Professional League in Haarlam, Holland. Myers currently enters his 6th year as an area scout for the World Champion Chicago Cubs. His territory covers Central Southern California, Las Vegas and Hawaii. Myers graduated from UCSB with a degree in History and received his Masters in Education from Azusa Pacific University.
Coach Nate Trosky
Coach Nate Trosky is employed by the Milwaukee Brewers and is a consultant for the German National team, Team USA (NTIS), and for numerous West-coast College and universities (i.e., Stanford, USC,View Nate Trosky's Bio ⟩Coach Nate Trosky is employed by the Milwaukee Brewers and is a consultant for the German National team, Team USA (NTIS), and for numerous West-coast College and universities (i.e., Stanford, USC, USF, Cal Poly, San Diego State, Santa Clara, Sonoma State, and others). His coaching endeavors have taken him across the world, to South Africa, the Dominican Republic, China, Mexico, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Croatia, and to the Czech Republic. Coach Trosky has coached professionally in Europe and has coached with both the Croatian and German National teams. He has been an assistant coach in three North American minor leagues (the Northern, Western and North East Leagues). At Hawaii Pacific University, he received All American and Scholar Athlete awards. He holds a Masters Degree in Christian Leadership and Youth / Family Development. The owner of Trosky Baseball, Coach Trosky has over 10 years of experience running major showcase camps, events for college coaches and professional baseball scouts. Trosky camps have developed into the most productive prospects events in the country. Over the past 5 years, Trosky Baseball has contributed to over 300 players signing college baseball scholarships and professional contracts, with numerous players in the top 10 rounds.
Coach Steven Hardesty
Steven Hardesty will enter his 7th season as the top Assistant Coach for the Ventura College baseball team and 9th total. He started with the Pirate staff in 2008 and spent two years serving as aView Steven Hardesty's Bio ⟩
Steven Hardesty will enter his 7th season as the top Assistant Coach for the Ventura College baseball team and 9th total. He started with the Pirate staff in 2008 and spent two years serving as a volunteer coach. Prior to joining the Ventura College coaching staff Hardesty spent two years as the top assistant coach at Westmont College under head coach Scott Deck including serving as the programs interim head coach for the fall of 2006.
Hardesty played at Ventura High School under Coach Dan Smith; leading his team to a CIF-SS Playoff berth, named team captain, selected to 2nd team all-channel league 2001, Started Jim Parker County All-Star game and was awarded the Bobby Fowler Memorial Scholarship. Played Collegiately for Ventura College 2002 started at 2nd base and designated hitter for Coach Don Adams. Received a scholarship to Trinity International University in Chicago, IL after freshmen season playing 2003 for Coach Greg Lepper as a starter at 2nd base and designated hitter, led team to NCCAA Regional Playoff Berth. Completed collegiate career at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Ca as a 2 year starter at 2nd base, 3rd base and Shortstop. Awarded Ron Smith Memorial Award in 2005 from Westmont College Baseball, selected as team captain in 2006, named team leader in 2006.
Hardesty has held a variety of roles on the Ventura College baseball staff over his 9 seasons with program. Joining the staff in April of 2008 he served as the assistant infield coach and assistant hitting coach, roles he held until 2011. During those two seasons, Hardesty was a part of two So Cal Regional playoff berths while helping several players reach All-Conference, All-So Cal and All-American status. In 2011, Hardesty took over as the Pirates outfield coach while remaining as the assistant hitting coach and became the Pirates recruiting coordinator. In 2012 Hardesty was elevated to hitting coach and directed the Pirates offensive attack for the 2012-13-14 seasons. During this time the Pirates finished twice amongst the top 25 offenses in the State while picking up a State Batting Champion in 2013, Conference Offensive Player of the year in 2014, four All-American hitters, three All-Southern California hitters, and two players named to one of the All-Pacific Association teams. Hardesty will return to running the Pirates offense for the 2016 season. Working with the Pirates outfielders he has coached four Gold Glove outfielders and had two outfielders named top defensive outfielder in the WSC North and added one State Gold Glove winner in 2011. In 2012-15 Hardesty oversaw the Pirates defensive positioning in addition to his offensive duties for 2012-14, including having the No. 2 overall fielding percentage in the State during the 2014 season. Hardesty has served as the primary handler of the Pirates transfer program since 2011 coordinating the efforts to send Pirate baseball players to four-year colleges. Since 2011 the Pirates baseball program has sent 50+ athletes to four year schools to continue their baseball careers, including three straight years (2013-14-15) with 10+ players transferring to play at four year colleges. As well, one former Pirate baseball player since 2011 has been drafted to play professional baseball. Off the field Hardesty has assisted in running the day to day operations of the Pirate baseball program for the previous five seasons, including assitance in academic progress, in 2014 the Ventura College baseball team was a finalist for the CCCAA State Scholar team of the year award with a 3.19 team GPA while carrying 41 student athletes. The Pirates again were nominated for the award in 2015 with a 3.16 team GPA with 39 student athletes. Additionally, Hardesty oversees the Pirates strength and conditioning program, fundraising program and several other aspects of the Pirates program away from the field.
Prior to joining the Ventura College staff Hardesty served as the top assistant for head coach Scott Deck at Westmont College. For the fall of 2006 Hardesty served as the interim head coach for the Warriors program while the school conducted a national coaching search for the replacement to the previous head coach. During this time Hardesty directed all the Warriors on-field practices, intersquads and strength and conditioning programs while assisting in the coaching search. Upon the hire of Scott Deck, Hardesty was retained as the top assistant. He served as the Warriors infield coach and assistant hitting coach for the 2007-08 seasons. He oversaw the Pirates academic monitoring program and assisted in several other off-the-field duties. Hardesty served as the primary junior college recruiter for the Warrior program and was instrumental in signing eight junior college players during his two seasons as an assistant.
Hardesty has additionally coached in a variety of different summer and fall leagues. Starting in summer 2006 he served as the top assistant coach for the Bolivar A's of the New York Collegiate Baseball League. Then in 2007 he was the Co-Head Coach of the Ventura County Royals an independent summer team in Southern California. Following a few years focusing on his duties at Ventura College, Hardesty returned to serve as the head coach of the So Cal Halos in the Premier Collegiate Baseball League in Southern California for 2013. Then in Fall 2013 and Fall 2014 he served as the head coach of the So Cal Halos 16-U Travel team. In 2015 he served as the infield coach/hitting coach for the Santa Paula Halos of the California Collegiate League helping 3 players be selected as league all-stars and two hitters be named to the All-League team at seasons end. Hardesty serves as the head coach of the Central Coast Cubs 17-U Scout team for summers under the direction of Chicago Cubs area scout supervisor.
Away from coaching Hardesty has engaged in various different activities in the game of baseball. He worked the Ventura College Baseball Camps from summer 2002-05 and then 2007-2009. Joining the staff of Magdaleno Baseball Camps from 2010-12. Beginning in summer 2013 he began working as Field Scout for Perfect Game Baseball helping to evaluate players during the Western Tournaments in Arizona and California. Since 2013 he has served as an associate scout/assistant to area scout supervisor for the Chicago Cubs providing evaluations on potential MLB draft picks in Southern/Central Californian and participating in the Cubs pre-draft workouts. Hardesty has additionally worked numerous baseball camps and provided private hitting/fielding/conditioning lessons and programs for the Ventura baseball community since 2007.
Hardesty earned his B.A. from Westmont College in Political Science in 2006. After graduation, Steven preceded to earn his M.S.S. degree in Sports Studies emphasis in Strength and Conditioning from the United States Sports Academy in 2009. In 2012 he completed his M.S. in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University. As well, Hardesty earned NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification in 2010 and remains current and directs the Pirates baseball strength and conditioning program.
Coach Alex Hoover
Alex Hoover will begin his second season as an assistant coach at CSU Bakersfield in the Spring of 2016. Hoover joined the ‘Runner program from Cal Poly where he served as the volunteerView Alex Hoover's Bio ⟩
Alex Hoover will begin his second season as an assistant coach at CSU Bakersfield in the Spring of 2016.
Hoover joined the ‘Runner program from Cal Poly where he served as the volunteer assistant coach for the Mustangs from 2010-14. Cal Poly appeared in back-to-back NCAA Tournaments in 2013 and 2014. Hoover worked with the outfielders and the Mustang hitters.
Hoover moved to the Mustangs’ program after serving as an assistant coach at Santa Barbara City College from 2007-10. Hoover helped SBCC to four consecutive winning seasons and a 102-65 overall mark. The Vaqueros won the Western State Conference’s North Division title in 2001 and qualified for the California Community College state playoffs in both 2007 and 2008. He was the team’s infield coach, worked with the hitters and was the third-base coach.
Prior to his coaching stint at SBCC, Hoover was Director of Baseball Operations at Pacific during the 2006 season. In his lone season with the Tigers, Pacific registered 30 wins. Hoover was an assistant coach for the Santa Barbara Foresters from 2010-13 which won two national championships during his time with the program.
Hoover was a second baseman for the St. Joseph High School team which went 29-0 and captured a CIF-Southern Section division title in 2007. Hoover twice led the Knights to Los Padres League championships and earned All-Los Padres League honors as a second baseman.
Hoover also was a guard on the Knights’ 1998 Los Padres League and CIF-Southern Section division title-winning basketball team. He also was a quarterback and safety on the St. Joseph football team and earned all-league honors on defense. The Knights reached the CIF-Southern Section playoffs in both Hoover’s junior and senior seasons.
Hoover went on to play one season (2001) of baseball at Santa Barbara CC and then transferred to San Francisco State and was a utility infielder for the Gators. He served as the Gators’ volunteer assistant in 2004 and 2005 while completing his bachelor’s degree in recreation and leisure studies.
Development of physical and mental game fundamentals from professional instructors - teaching the game inside and out. Groups will be designated as High School (High Potential) or General Skills (ages 9-12) and is intended to give the player all the skills necessary to improve and take their game to the next level. High School players will experience College Level workouts and received an entire college level training experience.Show Less See More Camp Details
Sunday at 3 p.m. all Campers. Day Campers received Dinner on Sunday and stay until 9 p.m.
Camp concludes on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. There will be a brief awards ceremony prior to checkout.
A full baseball and living experience. Immerse yourself in baseball and new friends off and on the field. Live, eat, breathe and sleep baseball!
Sunday: 3 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Monday -Tuesday 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Wednesday. 9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Includes all baseball and night activities, dinner on Sunday and lunch on Monday-Tuesday. Day campers will be picked up at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, 3:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday 12:30 p.m. when camp ends.
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.
Camp Code: BAXRSB
Sample Daily Schedule
- 7:00 a.m. Wake-up, breakfast (Overnight Campers)
- 8:45 a.m. Arrival (Extended Day Campers), stretching
- 9:00 a.m. Individual instruction and drill work
- 11:30 a.m. Lunch/Free Time
- 1:00 p.m. Instruction and drills, position play
- 3:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart
- 4:30 p.m. Free time, relax, visit with friends
- 5:00 p.m. Dinner
- 6:15 p.m. Chalk Talks
- 8:30 p.m. Evening Activities
- 10:00 p.m. Lights Out
RUSSELL CARR FIELD
Nike Baseball Campers will train at the home to Westmont Baseball, Russell Carr Field. The award-winning, natural grass field sits atop a state-of-the-art drainage system. The new facility includes two large dugouts, two batting cages, two bull pens, a 35-foot batter’s eye, a scoreboard and foul poles. Russ Carr Field commands majestic views of the Santa Ynez Mountains and offers a peek at the Pacific Ocean.
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July 26, 2017: The best Camp my son has ever been to
— John K. Parent
Learned a lot
July 23, 2017: The scrimmages were great, as well as the drills my child learned a lot and had a great time doing so
— Erica N. Parent
July 22, 2017: My son thoroughly enjoyed the live scrimmage portion of the camp.
— Rick H. Parent
July 20, 2017: Playing the game and stopping to go over strategies
— Cal W. Parent
I learned alot
July 20, 2017: He enjoyed being critiqued on my skills and abilities. He learned what it means to be a 6th Tool Player, with values and beliefs and the 5 mental makeup tools. Oh and the food was "BOMB!"
— Garrett M. Parent
July 20, 2017: The drills where always fun and really helped you improve.
— George S. Parent
July 20, 2017: very knowledgeable coaching staff
— Dan C. Parent
My kid had a fantastic time
"My kid had a fantastic time. He learned a lot of baseball, citizenship, and being a solid person. One thing that really stands out to us all was the emphasis on the 6th tool of baseball."
Second year in a row
"Great camp. Second year in a row and looking forward to next year."
— Overnight Camper
My son is much more aware of mechanical issues
"My son had a terrific time. He is much more aware of mechanical issues and how to to fix them in the moment."
Coach Nate was awesome about the mental side of the game
"My son loved the camp. Coach Nate was awesome about the mental side of the game and my son has been fired up; working out every day... Thank you!"
Gave Me Some Perspective Of My Playing Level
"The camp was very fun and informative and really gave me some perspective of my playing level. I will definitely try to come back next year and try to bring some friends."
— Overnight Camper
Genuine, Knowledgeable Coaches
"My coach surpassed my expectations as a coach and as a person. He is very genuine and knowledgeable about the sport of baseball."
— Overnight Camper
Quality Individual Instruction
"I was impressed that the coaches worked with us individually. At other camps it was almost always as a group. They covered everything about baseball and even introduced me to some new strength training exercises."
— Overnight Camper