Camps

The primary goal of the Nebraska Baseball Academy is to help each athlete develop a positive mental attitude about themselves and the game of baseball.  Our focused instruction provides campers with sound fundamentals, disciplined work habits, drill work for personal work, and a passion for the game.  Our personalized approach helps build confidence.  We want our athletes to confidently approach their next challenge and help them contribute to their personal goals and those set by their coaches and team.

It is the policy of the Nebraska Baseball Academy to admit any and all qualified applicants without regard to disability, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin or sexual orientation.

The Nebraska Baseball Academy does not provide local transportation from the airport, bus station or train depots for any participants to the camp facilities.  If you require this type of transportation, please contact us at 402-413-8881 or baseball@bigredacademy.com for information on other forms of local transportation provided.

Following are brief descriptions of all camps offered by the Nebraska Baseball Academy.  Click "Printable Registration Form" for a camp registration form.  Hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Youth Hitting & Infield Camp

2nd Grade - 8th Grade

This 4-hour camp will instruct ball players on hitting & infield drills and techniques used at the University of Nebraska.  The Academy staff will lecture on swing mechanics, use numerous hitting drills to teach and break down each individual's swing on video.  Players will be divided into groups with those of similar age during the "hitting drill" portion of the day.

Location:    Alex Gordon Training Complex at Haymarket Park

Date/Time:  Monday, December 22, 2014 (noon - 4pm)

Registration Fee:  $80.00

Printable Registration Form

Online Registration Coming Soon!

Youth Hitting & Pitching/Catching Camp

2nd Grade - 8th Grade

This 4-hour camp will instuct ball players on hitting and pitching/catching drills and techniques used at the University of Nebraska.  The Academy staff will lecture on swing mechanics, use numerous hitting drills to teach and break down each individual's swing on video.  Players will be divided into groups with those of similar age during the "hitting drill" portion of the day.

Location:  Alex Gordon Training Complex at Haymarket Park

Date/Time:  Tuesday, December 23, 2014 (noon - 4pm)

Registration Fee:  $80.00

Printable Registration Form

Online Registration Coming Soon!

4-on-1 Hitting Instruction

2nd Grade - 2015 High School Seniors
 
This is a 4-week session, meeting once per week for 60 minutes (4 total hours of instruction).
 
4-on-1 Hitting Instruction is a hands-on class for those who want to improve their offensive game.  Classes are limited to 4-5 players and sessions are designed to teach drills and philosophy that we hope will create a consistent level of success for all ages and abilities.  Players will be grouped with those of similar age and remain with that group for the entire session.
 
Location:  Alex Gordon Training Complex at Haymarket Park
 
Dates/Times:  September/2014
 
Registration Fee:  $110.00
 
 
 
 

Academy Hitting School

2nd Grade - 2015 High School Seniors
 
This is a 4-week session, meeting once a week for 2 hours (8 hours of total instruction).
 

Techniques and drills used during this session are the same taught and practiced daily by Nebraska Baseball.  The Academy Hitting School will focus on a comprehensive training program with special emphasis on routine and repetition.  Each week will begin with a block of "classroom time" to help players stay focused on what is being taught on that particular day.

Location:    Alex Gordon Training Complex at Haymarket Park

Dates/Times:  Sundays:  January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 2015  (1 - 3pm)

Registration Fee:  $160.00

Printable Registration Form

Online Registration Coming Soon!
 

Individual Hitting Instruction

Because of NCAA bylaws, these private lessons are open only to 10-year olds through individuals currently in the eighth grade. NCAA bylaws state that "prospective student-athletes" shall include any individual who has started classes for the ninth grade and are prohibited from participating in private lessons.
 
Lessons will be 4-week sessions meeting once a week for 45 minutes.
 
All dates/times listed below are firm....adjustments will not be allowed.
 
You will have the opportunity to select your instructor when registering.
 
Curtis Ledbetter
See bio on staff page
NOTE:  Curtis will allow you to choose between hitting, infield, pitching, or catching instruction or any combination.
 
DATES    TIMES   
Wednesdays:  November 12, 19; December 3, 10       5:00 - 5:45pm       OPEN
Wednesdays:  November 12, 19; December 3, 106:00 - 6:45pmOPEN
Wednesdays:  November 12, 19; December 3, 107:00 - 7:45pmOPEN
Wednesdays:  November 12, 19; December 3, 108:00 - 8:45pmOPEN
Fridays:  November 14, 21; December 5, 125:00 - 5:45pmOPEN
Fridays:  November 14, 21; December 5, 126:00 - 6:45pm  OPEN
Fridays:  November 14, 21; December 5, 127:00 - 7:45pmOPEN
Fridays:  November 14, 21; December 5, 128:00 - 8:45pmOPEN
Fridays:  January 16, 23, 30; February 66:30 - 7:15pmOPEN
Fridays:  January 16, 23, 30; February 67:30 - 8:15pmOPEN
Fridays:  January 16, 23, 30; February 68:30 - 9:15pmOPEN
 
Wednesdays:  February 11, 25; March 4, 116:30 - 7:15pmOPEN
Wednesdays:  February 11, 25; March 4, 117:30 - 8:15pmOPEN
Wednesdays:  February 11, 25; March 4, 118:30 - 9:15pmOPEN
Jeff Christy
See bio on staff page
NOTE:  Jeff will allow you to choose between hitting, infield, or catching instruction or any combination.
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DATESTIMES 
Tuesday/Thursday:  July 29, 31; August 5, 710:00 - 10:45amOPEN
Tuesday/Thursday:  July 29, 31; August 5, 711:00 - 11:45amOPEN
Tuesday/Thursday:  July 29, 31; August 5, 7noon - 12:45pmOPEN
Tuesday/Thursday:  July 29, 31; August 5, 71:00 - 1:45pmFULL
Tuesday/Thursday:  July 29, 31; August 5, 72:00 - 2:45pmFULL
Tuesday/Thursday:  July 29, 31; August 5, 73:00 - 3:45pmFULL
 
Wednesdays:  November 12, 19; December 3, 10        5:00 - 5:45pm        OPEN
Wednesdays:  November 12, 19; December 3, 106:00 - 6:45pmOPEN
Wednesdays:  November 12, 19; December 3, 107:00 - 7:45pmOPEN
Wednesdays:  November 12, 19; December 3, 108:00 - 8:45pmOPEN
Fridays:  November 14, 21; December 5, 125:00 - 5:45pmOPEN
Fridays:  November 14, 21; December 5, 126:00 - 6:45pm  OPEN
Fridays:  November 14, 21; December 5, 127:00 - 7:45pmOPEN
Fridays:  November 14, 21; December 5, 128:00 - 8:45pmOPEN
Fridays:  January 16, 23, 30; February 66:30 - 7:15pmOPEN
Fridays:  January 16, 23, 30; February 67:30 - 8:15pmOPEN
Fridays:  January 16, 23, 30; February 68:30 - 9:15pmOPEN
 
Wednesdays:  February 11, 25; March 4, 116:30 - 7:15pmOPEN
Wednesdays:  February 11, 25; March 4, 117:30 - 8:15pmOPEN
Wednesdays:  February 11, 25; March 4, 118:30 - 9:15pmOPEN
 
Chad Christensen
Chad played for the Huskers (shortstop/outfield) in 2010-2013 and earned first team Big Ten honors his junior and senior seasons before being drafted by the Minnesota Twins.  Chad just recently finished his first season with the Twins in the Gulf Coast League.
 
**Currently not available for private lessons.
 
 
Brandt Vlieger
Brandt played for the Huskers (shortstop) in 1999-2000 and was on the Nebraska coaching staff in 2001: 2003-2004.  He has also coached at Barton County Community College (2004-05) and Lincoln Southwest Legion (2007-12).  Brandt has been employed with the Nebraska Baseball Academy for several years and just recently agreed to help us with private lessons. 
NOTE:  Brandt will allow you to choose between hitting or infield instruction or a combination of the two.
 
DATESTIMES 
Fridays:  November 14, 21; December 5, 12      5:00 - 5:45pm      OPEN
Fridays:  November 14, 21; December 5, 126:00 - 6:45pmOPEN
Fridays:  November 14, 21; December 5, 127:00 - 7:45pmOPEN
Fridays:  November 14, 21; December 5, 128:00 - 8:45pmOPEN
Fridays:  January 16, 23, 30; February 66:30 - 7:15pmOPEN
Fridays:  January 16, 23, 30; February 67:30 - 8:15pmOPEN
Fridays:  January 16, 23, 30; February 68:30 - 9:15pmOPEN
 

Ken Harvey

Ken played for the Huskers in 1996-1999 and is back at Nebraska working on his degree!  Ken was an All American 1st team in 1999 and Big 12 1st team.  He was a golden spikes finalist and led the nation in hitting with a .478 average.  Ken played professional baseballl with the Kansas City Royals from 1999-2005 and was an American League All Star in 2004.  We welcome Kenny to the Nebraska Baseball Academy staff.

DATESTIMES 
Sundays:  July 20, 27; August 3, 101:00 - 1:45pmOPEN
Sundays:  July 20, 27; August 3, 102:00 - 2:45pmOPEN
Sundays:  July 20, 27; August 3, 103:00 - 3:45pmFULL
Sundays:  July 20, 27; August 3, 104:00 - 4:45pmFULL
 
Wednesdays:  November 12, 19; December 3, 105:00 - 5:45pmOPEN
Wednesdays:  November 12, 19; December 3, 106:00 - 6:45pmOPEN
Wednesdays:  November 12, 19; December 3, 107:00 - 7:45pmOPEN
Wednesdays:  November 12, 19; December 3, 108:00 - 8:45pmOPEN
Fridays:  November 14, 21; December 5, 125:00 - 5:45pmOPEN
Fridays:  November 14, 21; December 5, 126:00 - 6:45pmOPEN
Fridays:  November 14, 21; December 5, 127:00 - 7:45pmOPEN
Fridays:  November 14, 21; December 5, 128:00 - 8:45pmOPEN
Fridays:  January 16, 23, 30; February 66:30 - 7:15pmOPEN
Fridays:  January 16, 23, 30; February 67:30 - 8:15pmOPEN
Fridays:  January 16, 23, 30; February 68:30 - 9:15pmOPEN
Wednesdays:  February 11, 18, 25; March 56:30 - 7:15pmOPEN
Wednesdays:  February 11, 18, 25; March 57:30 - 8:15pmOPEN
Wednesdays:  February 11, 18, 25; March 58:30 - 9:15pmOPEN
 
Location:    Alex Gordon Training Complex at Haymarket Park
 
Registration Fee: $200.00
 
Please call or e-mail Renee Brinkmann to confirm dates/times are available and to request a registration form. She can be reached at 402-413-8881 or baseball@bigredacademy.com
 

High School Hitting Camp

High School Players Only
 
This 4-hour camp will instruct ball players on hitting drills and techniques used at the University of Nebraska.  The Academy staff will lecture on swing mechanics, use numerous hitting drills to teach and break down each individual's swing on video.  Players will be divided into groups with those of similar age during the "hitting drill" portion of the day.
 
Location:  Alex Gordon Training Complex and Hawks Field at Haymarket Park
 
Date/Time:  TBA
 
Registration Fee:  $80.00
 
 

NEBRASKA BASEBALL ACADEMY REFUND POLICY

If it is necessary for you to cancel your camp registration, we ask that you do so at least 3 days prior to the camp date. If you cancel within this time frame, we will provide you with one of the following refund options:

Option 1: A 50% refund

Option 2:  A FULL credit voucher to use on a Nebraska Baseball Academy camp (expires after 1 year)

Currently Active Camps

The links below are for EXPRESS checkout only for those who want to go directly to our online registration system.

If you want more detailed information on any of the camps we offer through the Academy or if you would like a hard copy of the registration form, click CAMPS at the top of this page.

PLEASE NOTE: We have updated our registration system for camps and baseball leagues. If you have registered prior to April 2014, you will need to create a new account for any future registrations.

Stars Camp - CLOSED

Fall League

Fall League Roster (Coaches Only)

Youth Winter Hitting & Infield Camp

Youth Winter Hitting & P/C Camp

Hitting School

Pitching/Catching School

Experienced Coaching Staff

Message From Coach Erstad

The NEBRASKA BASEBALL ACADEMY has a passion for this great game of baseball.  Our purpose is to influence the lives of the youth in a positive way.  The Academy will  help do this by teaching all participants how to play the game the right way, developing the unique tools each child has and creating a work ethic that is unbreakable on and off the field.  We will give you the tools to build your foundation as a baseball player and have a blast doing it!