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.


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 45-minutes and you will be required to sign up for a minimum of two (2) classes:
You will have the opportunity to select your instructor when registering.
Location:    Alex Gordon Training Complex at Haymarket Park
Registration Fee: $50.00/class
(Online registration is not available for private lessons)
Please call or e-mail Renee Brinkmann to confirm dates/times are available. She can be reached at 402-413-8881 or


Ken Harvey

Ken played for the Cornhuskers from 1996-1999 and earned first-team All American honors in 1999, leading the Huskers to a Big 12 Tournament title and an NCAA appearance.  He led the nation with a .478 average, while hitting 23 homers and driving in 86 runs.  He was selected in the 5th round of the 1999 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals and was an All-Star in 2004.  Ken was on staff as a graduate manager with Nebraska from 2013-15; we are glad to have him on staff with the Nebraska Baseball Academy. 

NOTE:  Ken is available for private hitting or defense lessons.  Coach Harvey's schedule is flexible.  If you would like to add a lesson that is not currently listed, please contact Renee at; she would be happy to check the facility calendar for availability.

Saturday, October 2110:00 - 10:45amFULL
Saturday, October 2111:00 - 11:45amOPEN
Saturday, October 2112:00 - 12:45pmOPEN
Saturday, October 211:00 - 1:45pmOPEN
Sunday, October 222:00 - 2:45pmOPEN
Sunday, October 223:00 - 3:45pmOPEN
Sunday, October 224:00 - 4:45pmOPEN
Sunday, October 225:00 - 5:45pmOPEN
Thursday, October 266:00 - 6:45pmOPEN
Thursday, October 267:00 - 7:45pmOPEN
Thursday, October 268:00 - 8:45pmOPEN
Saturday, October 2810:00 - 10:45amFULL
Saturday, October 2811:00 - 11:45amOPEN
Saturday, October 2812:00 - 12:45pmOPEN
Saturday, October 281:00 - 1:45pmOPEN
Sunday, October 292:00 - 2:45pmOPEN
Sunday, October 293:00 - 3:45pmOPEN
Sunday, October 294:00 - 4:45pmOPEN
Sunday, October 295:00 - 5:45pmOPEN


Thad Weber

Thad is a native of Friend, NE and played for the Huskers as a two-year letter winner (2007-2008) after transferring from Hutchinson CC (KS).  He earned 2nd Team Big 12 honors his senior year while earning his degree in Biological Sciences.  He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 16th round of the 2008 draft and eventually made his MLB debut with Detroit on April 22, 2012.  He went on to pitch for both the San Diego Padres and Toronto Blue Jays in 2013 before heading to play in Korea in 2014.  Thad is a veteran of 10 professional seasons, most recently in 2017 with Triple-A Albuquerque of the Colorado Rockies organization.
NOTE:  Thad is available for private pitching lessons only.
Wednesday, October 185:30 - 6:15pmFULL
Wednesday, October 186:30 - 7:15pmOPEN
Wednesday, October 187:30 - 8:15pmOPEN
Monday, October 235:30 - 6:15pmOPEN
Monday, October 236:30 - 7:15pmOPEN
Monday, October 237:30 - 8:15pmOPEN
Wednesday, October 255:30 - 6:15pmFULL
Wednesday, October 256:30 - 7:15pmOPEN
Wednesday, October 257:30 - 8:15pmOPEN
Thursday, November 25:30 - 6:15pmOPEN
Thursday, November 26:30 - 7:15pmOPEN
Thursday, November 27:30 - 8:15pmOPEN
Sunday, November 55:30 - 6:15pmOPEN
Sunday, November 56:30 - 7:15pmOPEN
Sunday, November 57:30 - 8:15pmOPEN
Monday, November 65:30 - 6:15pmOPEN
Monday, November 66:30 - 7:15pmOPEN
Monday, November 67:30 - 8:15pmOPEN
Tuesday, November 75:30 - 6:15pmOPEN
Tuesday, November 76:30 - 7:15pmOPEN
Tuesday, November 77:30 - 8:15pmOPEN
Thursday, November 95:30 - 6:15pmOPEN
Thursday, November 96:30 - 7:15pmOPEN
Thursday, November 97:30 - 8:15pmOPEN
Sunday, November 125:30 - 6:15pmOPEN
Sunday, November 126:30 - 7:15pmOPEN
Sunday, November 127:30 - 8:15pmOPEN


Jeff Tezak

See bio on staff page

NOTE:   Jeff will allow you to choose between hitting, infield, pitching or catching lessons or any combination.

Jeff is currently not available for private lessons.


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 a 50% refund or a FULL credit voucher to use on a Nebraska Baseball Academy camp (expires after 1 year).  No partial refunds/credits will be offered once camp begins.

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 one of the nine camp links (red boxes) on the home page for more information.

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

The operator of this camp (Nebraska Baseball Academy, LLC) is a separate legal entity from the University of Nebraska, and it is not sponsored by or affiliated with the University of Nebraska.

Private Lessons

4-1 Hitting Camp/MON Oct/Nov 6:30pm YOUTH ONLY

4-1 Hitting Camp/MON Oct/Nov 7:30pm YOUTH ONLY

4-1 Hitting Camp/MON Oct/Nov 8:30pm YOUTH ONLY

4-1 Pitching Camp/MON Oct/Nov 6pm

4-1 Pitching Camp/MON Oct/Nov 7pm

4-1 Pitching Camp/MON Oct/Nov 8pm

Youth Pitching Camp (11/16/17)

HS Pitching Camp (11/30/17)

4-1 Hitting Camp/SAT Nov/Dec 2:00pm

4-1 Hitting Camp/SAT Nov/Dec 3:00pm

4-1 Hitting Camp/MON Nov/Dec 6:00pm

4-1 Hitting Camp/MON Nov/Dec 7:00pm

Youth Hitting School (Nov/Dec)

Catching School (Nov/Dec)

Infield School (Nov/Dec)

HS Hitting School (Nov/Dec)

Youth All Skills Camp

High School All Skills Camp

Hitting School (Jan/Feb)

Pitching School (Jan/Feb)

Catching School (Jan/Feb)

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!