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 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 & 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!


Academy Pitching/Catching 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).

This progressive throwing program focuses on pitching mechanics and maximizing each pitcher's delivery.  The throwing progression is the same program taught and practiced daily by the Nebraska pitching staff.  Coach Silva and Academy staff will take participants through everything from grips to picks and the mental side on the mound as well.  The camp will focus less on individual instruction, but more on a comprehensive training program with special emphasis on routine and repetition.

Location:  Alex Gordon Training Complex at Haymarket Park

Dates/Times:  Sundays:  January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 2015  (3:30 - 5:30pm)

Registration Fee:  $160.00

Printable Registration Form

Online Registration Coming Soon!


4-on-1 Pitching Instruction

2nd Grade - 2014 High School Seniors
This is a 4-week session, meeting once a week for 60 minutes (4 total hours of instruction).
4-on-1 Pitching Instruction is a hands-on class for thsoe who want to improve their consistency on the mound.  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:  Haymarket Park Indoor Facility
Registration Fee:  $110.00
Dates/Times:  TBA

Individual Pitching 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.

Thad Weber is originally from Friend, NE.  He attended Hutchinson CC out of high school where he eventually became both Conference Player of the Year and a Junior College All-American.  He transferred to the University of Nebraska where he earned 2nd Team All Big 12 Honors as a Senior in 2008.  He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 2007 in the 35th round, but returned for his senior year and was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 16th round.   He has Major League experience with the Detroit Tigers, San Diego Padres, and Toronto Blue Jays in each of the last 2 years.

**Currently not available for private lessons.

Location:   Alex Gordon Training Complex at Haymarket Park
Dates/Time:    November, 2014
Registration Fee:   $200.00
Please call or e-mail Renee Brinkmann to confirm dates/times and to request a registration form.  She can be reached at 402-413-8881 or

High School Pitching Camp

High School Players Only    

This one-day camp is designed to provide instruction on the Nebraska pitching philosophy, daily training regimens, delivery drills, pitches, and bullpen routines used by the Husker pitching staff.  Coach Silva will take participants through everything from grips to picks and the mental side of the mound as well.  It will provide each participant with an understanding of his delivery, pitches, and areas needing improvement to enhance consistency.

Location:  Alex Gordon Training Complex and Hawks Field at Haymarket Park

Date/Time:  TBA

Registration Fee:  $80.00




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.

Youth Winter Hitting & Infield Camp

Youth Winter Hitting & P/C Camp

Hitting School

Pitching/Catching School

4-1 Hitting

4-1 Catching

4-1 Infield

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!