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Sun Devil Baseball March Hitting ID Camps (High School)

Sun Devil Baseball Camps Arizona
5999 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phoenix Municipal Stadium
March 13 - March 27
Registration closes Mar 27th.
Grades 8-12
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm | Check in 6:15 pm
We do not offer refunds on canceled campers, just a future camp credit if you decide to cancel. But we do have what is called “Cancellation Protection.” We offer basic Cancellation Protection to allow participants some peace of mind in case plans change. This allows us to keep our prices low and provide the best service possible. Due at the time of registration, Cancellation Protection entitles you to a full refund of camp fees should you cancel your registration more than 7 days prior to the start of a camp. If you cancel within 7 days of the start of your session, we will give you a camp credit for all money paid. The credit is valid for one year from camp date. Under extenuating circumstances, if a refund is issued, the processing fees are non-refundable.

Welcome to the Sun Devil March Hitting ID Camps, a thrilling weekly hitting program designed to elevate young baseball enthusiasts’ skills in the company of the renowned Arizona State Coaching Staff and Players. Taking place every week throughout March, this comprehensive program offers kids a unique chance to refine their hitting techniques and immerse themselves in the world of collegiate baseball.

Participants will benefit from personalized instruction provided by the Arizona State Coaching Staff, drawing on their wealth of knowledge and experience to help young hitters hone their abilities. The program encompasses a diverse range of hitting drills, including sessions focused on hitting off the tee, guided batting practice by experienced coaches, and the exciting opportunity to step onto the field where their favorite players play.

One of the program’s highlights is the on-field experience, allowing kids to absorb the atmosphere and gain firsthand experience in the same environment as their baseball idols. The Sun Devil March Hitting ID Camps also offers flexible registration options, allowing parents to choose between individual sessions or sign up for all three weeks, tailoring their child’s participation based on their schedule and level of interest.

Mark your calendars for each weekly session, with Week 1 (March 13), Week 2 (March 18), and Week 3 (March 27) offering progressive and engaging experiences. The registration details include individual session fees and package fees for all three sessions. This program is not merely a hitting clinic; it’s an immersive journey that brings young players closer to the essence of the game they love. Don’t miss this opportunity for your child to receive top-notch instruction, engage in dynamic drills, and step onto the field where dreams come alive. Register now and let the Arizona State Coaching Staff and Players guide your young hitter towards new heights at the plate!

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Week One Hitting ID Camp Registration (March 13th)
$ 100.00
Week Two Hitting ID Camp Registration (March 18th)
$ 100.00
Week Three Hitting ID Camp Registration (March 27th)
$ 100.00
3 Week Hitting ID Camps Registration (March 13th, 18th, 27th)
$ 250.00
Cancellation Protection
We do not offer refunds on canceled campers, just a future camp credit if you decide to cancel. But we do have what is called “Cancellation Protection.” We offer basic Cancellation Protection to allow participants some peace of mind in case plans change. This allows us to keep our prices low and provide the best service possible. Due at the time of registration, Cancellation Protection entitles you to a full refund of camp fees should you cancel your registration more than 7 days prior to the start of a camp. If you cancel within 7 days of the start of your session, we will give you a camp credit for all money paid. The credit is valid for one year from camp date. Under extenuating circumstances, if a refund is issued, the processing fees are non-refundable.
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Willie Bloomquist
Head Coach Read more Read less

Willie Bloomquist – among the legendary players in Sun Devil school history and a staple in the baseball world both locally and nationally – was named the head coach for the Arizona State University baseball program, on June 11, 2021, as announced by Vice President for University Athletics and Athletics Director Ray Anderson.

Why Willie Bloomquist left relaxed life to become ASU’s baseball coach (by Scott Bordow, ASU News/April 27, 2023)

A 14-year Major League Baseball veteran and with over 20 years of experience in professional baseball, Bloomquist returns to the Sun Devils as one of the most accomplished alumni in program history and has remained deeply entrenched in all levels of baseball.

Bloomquist spent five years as a Special Assistant to Arizona Diamondbacks President & CEO Derrick Hall after joining the front office in May 2016. In this role, Bloomquist assisted Hall and other departments throughout the baseball and business side of the organization, including working on-field with players at all levels of the organization, attending community events, meeting with corporate partners, interacting with season ticket holders and visiting D-backs Minor League affiliates.

The Port Orchard, Wash., native joined USA Baseball’s Board of Directors in 2016, a post he has retained since then. Bloomquist is a two-time alum of Team USA, having played for the Collegiate National Team in 1998 and for the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

Bloomquist became the first Arizona State Sun Devil to play for the Diamondbacks and spent three seasons with the franchise from 2011-13, serving a key role on the 2011 National League West Championship team. In 225 games for the D-backs, he hit .289 with 36 doubles, 8 triples, 4 homers, 63 RBI, 43 walks and 27 stolen bases. In the 2011 NL Division Series vs. Brewers, he hit .318 (7-for-22) with an RBI and three stolen bases in five games. In 2012, he set career highs with a .302 average and 21 doubles.

During his 14-year Major League career, which included time with the Mariners (2002-08, ’14-15), Royals (2009-10) and Reds (2010), Bloomquist hit .269 with 778 hits, 110 doubles, 23 triples, 18 home runs, 225 RBI and 133 stolen bases in 1,055 career games. He compiled a .977 fielding percentage playing outfield (339 games), shortstop (305 games), third base (142), second base (141) and first base (47). Of the 111 Sun Devils to play in MLB, only seven earned more service time than Bloomquist.

Bloomquist played three seasons at ASU (1997-99) and earned 1999 Pac-10 Player of the Year honors as a junior. In 1998, he tied a College World Series single-game record with 5 hits in a game while leading a team that competed for the National Championship. Bloomquist was an All-American in both the 1998 and 1999 campaigns. He finished his college career with a .394 average before being drafted by the Mariners in the third round of the 1999 draft.

To this day, Bloomquist still holds the fourth-highest career batting average in school history (.394) while he remains fifth in ASU history in runs (216), fourth in triples (22) and fourth in stolen bases (72) and was named to the All-Packard Team in 2014.

The definitive student-athlete, he graduated from ASU in December 2001 with a degree in management from the W.P. Carey School of Business and in 2013, he was inducted into the ASU Sports Hall of Fame. In 2019, he was inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame. He was a CoSIDA Academic All-American in 1999 and a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic First Team selection.

Bloomquist has long been involved in the communities in which he played and was the D-backs’ 2012 Roberto Clemente nominee for his efforts with Phoenix Children’s Hospital where he and his wife, Lisa, founded the Abe and Mac Fund to supply electronics and entertainment for patients that have extended stays at the hospital.

In 2018, the D-backs dedicated Willie Bloomquist Field in Tempe as part of the Diamonds Back Field Building program.

He and his wife have four daughters, Natalie, Ava, Layla and Sydney.

What They Are Saying About Willie:

“ASU made an exceptional decision in naming Willie Bloomquist to lead its baseball program. Coach Bloomquist is a brilliant baseball mind, and he possesses the excellent communication skills needed to coach and develop young men, both on and off the field.

Coach Bloomquist’s teams will never be outworked, and I know he’ll pass along the tremendous determination that I witnessed first-hand as his Manager.

The young men at Sun Devil Baseball should be excited to have him leading their program!”

-Kirk Gibson (2-time World Series Champion, 1988 NL MVP, 2011 NL Manager of the Year) 

“Willie is going to have a great impact on the young men he will coach. He’s uncommonly competitive. If anyone can walk straight from the field to the coaching ranks, it’s Willie.  I believe he will do an incredible job leading the program at ASU.”

-Pat Murphy (1998 Baseball America Coach of the Year, ASU Head Coach 1995-2009, Milwaukee Brewers Current Bench Coach) 

“Willie is one of my all-time favorite teammates. As a young player, he mentored me and helped me adjust to life as a Major League Baseball player. Our conversations were invaluable to my success as a baseball player. He taught me many lessons on and off the baseball field that I try to live out daily, and I’ve shared his wisdom with many teammates throughout my career. He set the example of the ultimate professional, leader, and friend that I am trying to emulate in my life today.”

-Paul Goldschmidt (St. Louis Cardinals First Baseman, 6-time MLB All-Star) 

“I had the privilege of playing with Willie Bloomquist for two seasons. Willie was not only one of the hardest workers I have ever witnessed, but he was also one of the most natural leaders I have ever been around. His dedication to his family and baseball was truly inspirational to me. I learned a ton from him and am very appreciative to have learned from his veteran leadership.”

-Kyle Seager (Seattle Mariners Third Baseman, MLB All-Star)

Sam Peraza
Pitching Coach/Recruiting Coordinator Read more Read less

Sam Peraza, formerly the associate head coach and pitching coach at San Diego State, has been announced as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for Sun Devil Baseball, as announced by head coach Willie Bloomquist.

Peraza spent the past six seasons with the Aztecs as the program’s pitching coach and was promoted to associate head coach in the summer of 2019.

During his illustrious coaching career, Peraza’s pitchers have earned nine All-America honors, five conference Pitcher of the Year awards and 20 all-conference accolades. Peraza has coached 17 players that would go on the become MLB Draft selections.

With Peraza on the Aztec coaching staff, SDSU captured back-to-back Mountain West tournament titles in 2017 and 2018 and has finished first or second in team earned run average in the league in four of the last six seasons. Peraza was part of a group that won 86 straight games when leading after seven innings – an SDSU school record.

Peraza has been a notable standout on the recruiting trail in his stops at San Diego State and Florida International with highlights including the No. 14 national class in 2017 at SDSU and the No. 8 recruiting class in the country at FIU in 2014. He also produced Top-35 classes in 2019 and 2020 at SDSU, which was consistently at the head of the Mountain West in recruiting under Peraza.

The 2021 Aztec squad was the only team in the MW to reach 30 wins on the season and finished second in a league that came down to the final weekend of action to determine a conference champion.  SDSU was second in the league with two pitchers selected to the All-Conference Team in Tre Brown and Michael Paredes. Brown led the MW with seven victories on the season while also adding four saves. Troy Melton and Paredes were second and third in the league, respectively, in strikeouts with Ricky Tibbett in sixth.

During the shortened 2020 campaign, the Aztecs led the conference with a collective 3.73 ERA, allowing three earned runs or less in eight of their 10 victories. Against a challenging schedule, SDSU rose to the occasion, posting wins over Virginia Tech, Coastal Carolina, Cal State Fullerton, Iowa, Nebraska, Long Beach State, Oregon State (twice), UC Irvine and Oklahoma.

Individually, Peraza coached two all-MW pitchers in Casey Schmitt and Troy Melton. Schmitt tied for the national lead with six saves in just eight relief appearances after earning consensus preseason All-America recognition and earning a spot on the preseason all-conference team.

Meanwhile, Melton went 3-1 as the Aztecs’ Saturday starter, sharing the league lead in victories, which was tied for 23rd nationally. In addition, the right-hander ranked second in the MW with 26 strikeouts and found himself among the conference leaders in several categories, including opposing batting average (3rd – .192), fewest hits allowed (3rd – 15), runs allowed (T4th – 9) and ERA (7th – 3.22).

After leading the Mountain West in ERA during the 2017 and 2018 seasons, Peraza directed an injury-plagued 2019 pitching staff – the only staff in the nation to have all three opening weekend starters miss more than half of the season – to the second-best ERA in the league (4.28).

Under Peraza’s guidance, right-handers Adrian Mardueno and Justin Goossen-Brown both earned all-conference honors in 2019, propelling SDSU to its sixth season with 30 or more wins victories in a seven-year span. Earlier that season, the Aztecs had an 86-game winning streak snapped when leading after eight innings, which stood as one of the five longest in the nation at the time.

In January 2019, Peraza was invited to attend the SureFire Baseball Forum, which features the top 32 assistant baseball coaches and 32 athletic directors from all over the country. The forum is designed to promote college baseball to athletic directors and give possible future head coaches an opportunity to network themselves, as well as learn the process from actual athletic directors.

Peraza’s pitching staff played a crucial role in helping San Diego State secure its fifth Mountain West tournament championship over a six-year span in 2018. Peraza oversaw the emergence of junior right-hander Garrett Hill, who became the second straight Aztec to collect MW Pitcher of the Year honors and was selected in the MLB First-Year Player Draft for the first time in career by the Detroit Tigers. In addition, the SDSU bullpen was nearly perfect for the duration of the Mountain West Championships when opposing batters hit a combined .045 (2-for-44) against Aztec relievers.

Leading SDSU bullpen that season was closer Casey Schmitt, who was named a first-team Freshman All-American by Baseball America, marking the first Aztec to receive such distinction since Stephen Strasburg in 2007. Schmitt finished his freshman campaign with a 0.28 ERA, the lowest single-season mark in SDSU history (minimum 30 IP).

Peraza’s staff was also instrumental in the Aztecs’ MW tournament title run in 2017, leading the league in victories (42), saves (16), earned run average (4.12), walks allowed (188), runs allowed (298) and opponent batting average (.269). In conference play, SDSU also yielded the fewest hits (281) and extra-base hits (82).

Individually, left-hander Brett Seeburger garnered MW Pitcher of the Year accolades under Peraza’s watch and was later selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2017 MLB First-Year Player Draft. The Aztecs had two additional hurlers drafted that year in left-hander Marcus Reyes (Toronto) and righty CJ Saylor (St. Louis), tying for the program’s most pitching draft picks since 2007.

Peraza returned to the West Coast in July 2015 following a two-year stint as pitching coach at Florida International in Miami, Fla.

During his second season at FIU in 2015, Peraza mentored a pitching staff that produced a 3.89 team ERA, helping the Panthers win the Conference USA tournament championship and post its first regional victory since 2001 (Coral Cables Regional).

Peraza also made his mark on the recruiting trail. In 2014, he helped assemble a class that was ranked eighth-best in the country by Perfect Game, featuring seven incoming recruits who were selected in the MLB draft that June.

In Peraza’s first season as FIU’s pitching coach in 2014, the Panthers established Conference USA single-season records for most shutouts (14) and lowest team ERA (2.29). Along with earned run average, FIU set two other school records that season with the fewest walks (175) and fewest triples allowed (3). In all, Peraza’s staff cracked the top five in 11 different school-record statistical categories, while individuals were among the top 10 in eight different statistical categories.

The Panthers’ pitching staff was dominant from a national perspective as well, ranking third in the country with a record-setting 14 shutouts and fifth in team ERA. For his efforts, Peraza became a finalist for the inaugural C-USA Assistant Coach of the Year award.

Before relocating to the Sunshine State, Peraza spent the 2013 campaign as pitching coach at Cal State Northridge, where Matador hurlers compiled one of their best seasons in program history, recording the best team earned run average (3.96) over a stretch of 21 years. Additionally, CSUN finished with its lowest walk-to-strikeout ratio since 2002 and led the conference in batters struck out looking with 117. As a result, CSUN registered the team’s highest victory totals overall (31) and in the Big West Conference play (15) since 2002.

Prior to joining the Matadors, Peraza spent the summer of 2012 as the pitching coach for the Santa Barbara Foresters, a summer collegiate team that defeated the Seattle Studs to capture the National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series title. Under Peraza’s tutelage, the Santa Barbara pitching staff posted a collective 2.41 ERA with 570 strikeouts against only 173 walks.

Previously, Peraza spent five seasons at Cal State Los Angeles from 2008-11 as head assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, as the Golden Eagles produced two conference Pitcher of the Year winners during his tenure. In addition to coaching the CSULA pitching staff, Peraza assisted with all game planning, scouting, film, administration and travel.

In 2008, Peraza also served as the head coach of the So Cal Fire, a summer collegiate baseball team that recorded an impressive sixth-place finish out of 64 teams in the NBC World Series. Peraza skippered a squad that consisted of 20 Division I athletes and seven players who were selected in the top 20 rounds of MLB Draft.

Before his move to Los Angeles, Peraza spent the 2007 season as head assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Eastern Oklahoma State College, overseeing all aspects of recruiting and scholarships awarded. In addition, he coached the Mountaineers pitching staff, which produced the 2007 conference Pitcher of the Year, and directed the team’s strength and conditioning programs.

Peraza’s collegiate pitching career began at El Camino Community College from 1998-2000, where he tops the program’s record book for career saves. He then attended San Francisco State for one year in 2000-01, earning second-team all-conference honors. As the team’s Saturday starter, Peraza led the Gators in wins, earned run average, strikeouts and complete games. He then transferred to San Diego State in 2002, pitching out of the bullpen for head coach Jim Dietz and Mountain West champion Aztecs.

Peraza graduated from San Diego State in 2002. He is married to Nevada, and they have two sons, Cy Marshall and Ace Samuel.

Mike Goff
Assistant Coach Read more Read less

With nearly three decades of professional coaching experience under his belt and 35 years of baseball coaching experience overall, Mike Goff brings a wealth of knowledge to the Sun Devil dugout as the team’s assistant coach.

Goff spent 16 years with the Seattle Mariners organization (1992-2007), seeing time as the bench coach in 2007 and the team’s first base coach from 2005-07 as well. Goff would also see more time as a coach in the MLB ranks as the bench coach for the Miami Marlins in 2015. Goff is making his return to the collegiate coaching ranks after having served as an assistant coach at South Alabama for three years from 1989-91.

Goff has worked extensively in player development through his career and during his time with the Mariners, he spent nine seasons as coordinator of instruction for the Mariners farm system and spent four seasons managing.

As the Minor League coordinator, Goff was responsible for the management, coordination and day-to-day operations of the Mariners’ farm system. He hired, supervised and mentored a staff of over 40 employees and 160 players in the United States, Venezuela, and Dominican Republic. It was during this time and this role for Goff that the Seattle Mariners were named the 2001 MLB Organization of the Year.

Goff managed low-A Wisconsin to the Midwest League Championship series in 1996 and was manager of the West team in the MWL All-Star Game. He spent 1993-94 as manager at short-A Bellingham and took the 1993 team to its second consecutive division title in first season at the helm.

Following his time with the Mariners, Goff managed in both the Cincinnati Reds (2008) and San Francisco Giants (2009-14) organizations before being tabbed the bench coach for the Marlins in 2015.

With the Giants organization, Goff spent four seasons managing in the Arizona Rookie League, where he took the Giants’ squad to the championship series in 2009. From there he would lead the Low-A Augusta Green Jackets to the best overall record and playoffs in the South Atlantic League.

Goff’s time with the Giants and his efforts in developing several prospects came at a time that coincided with a key part in the organization’s run to three World Series titles in five years from 2010-15.

Among the many players that played under Goff throughout his time as a minor league baseball manager are David Ortiz, Justin Turner, Travis Wood, Raul Ibanez, Ryan Franklin, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Matt Duffy, Andres Torres and others. Numerous key players in the Mariners organization came through the ranks while Goff was the Minor League coordinator, including Felix Hernandez and – of course – Sun Devil head coach Willie Bloomquist. Goff spent time with the organization during a tenure where the Mariners produced the likes of Ken Griffey, Jr., Alex Rodriguez, Ichiro Suzuki and Randy Johnson.

Prior to his time as a coach in professional baseball, Goff spent five seasons in the Boston Red Sox organization as a player after a solid collegiate career at UAB. He entered the coaching ranks after that as an assistant coach at South Alabama.

What They Are Saying About Mike Goff:

“Mike Goff is a coach that wants to work! He tries to get the best out of his players, and that’s what he did with me. He created a hard but smart work culture that stuck with me my entire career. He cares about his players’ development and about growing young men to enter society. He’s a huge reason why I became the player I’ve become. But I’m not the only one. Ask your head coach Bloomy!”

Adam Jones (5-time MLB All-Star, 4-time Gold Glove Winner) 

“Mike Goff’s passion, determination, intensity, and commitment to excellence are traits that he modeled daily for his young players. He is both confident and humble and instilled belief and confidence in all of his players. As a young player, I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to learn from him what it meant to be a leader and professional. The young men at ASU will be better players and men for having Goffy and Bloomy as their leaders.”

Raul Ibanez (19-year MLB Veteran, 2009 All-Star)

Anthony Gilich
Assistant Coach Read more Read less

Sun Devil Baseball wasted no time in taking advantage of new NCAA legislation allowing for a third paid assistant coach beginning with the 2023-24 season, with head coach Willie Bloomquist naming Central Arizona College head coach Anthony Gilich as the team’s third assistant coach.

Gilich reached unprecedented heights as the head coach of the Vaqueros after being elevated to the role in 2015, winning two NJCAA National Championships (2019, 2022) and appearing in a third (2021) after serving as associate head coach with the program from 2008-14.

“Anthony brings two decades of immense baseball knowledge to our program and has experienced nothing but success in the process,” Bloomquist said. “He is someone that will immediately elevate our coaching staff and bring a wealth of baseball IQ with him, both on the field and as a recruiter and we are excited to welcome him to our program. I always want to thank Ray Anderson and the Sun Devil Athletics administration for recognizing the importance of this position and making the resources available to make it a reality.”

Gilich was the ABCA National Coach of the Year in 2019 and 2022, collecting a 395-132 all-time head coaching record at CAC – a .749 winning percentage that is the best all-time with the program.

“I can’t thank Coach Bloomquist, Ray Anderson, Graham Rossini and everyone involved with giving me the opportunity to be a part of this storied program,” Gilich said. ” I am excited to get to work and be a Sun Devil.”

Gilich has seen 47 players drafted in his tenure with 223 players going on to commit to four-year colleges. In his tenure as head coach, over 20 over those that went to four-year colleges would go on to be drafted as well. Four of his players have gone on to play in the MLB. Central Arizona has had at least three players in each draft from 2016-2023 minus the 2017 (two) and COVID-19 shortened 2020 Draft.

The four-time ACCAC Coach of the Year (2016, 2021, 2022, 2023) has seen eight players named the conference National Player of the Year in his time at CAC and two National Player/Pitchers of the Year. Six players have earned NJCAARawlings National Gold Glove Award Winners. While Gilich was the infield coach during his assistant year, Central Arizona set a then NJCAA all-time record with a .977 season fielding percentage in 2008.

Gilich has built extensive recruiting relationships throughout Texas, California, Arizona, and Washington during his coaching tenure and experience working with USA Baseball as a scout from 2015-17. He was responsible for leading the charge in several capital fundraising projects, including the construction of a brand new baseball stadium and state-of- the-art batting cages and bullpens.

Prior to his time with Central Arizona, Gilich was the associate head coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Puget Sound. He was a graduate of Central Washington University where he majored in Communication Studies.

Dan Jaffe
Director of Baseball Operations & Analytics Read more Read less

After on season as a Volunteer Assistant Coach, Dan Jaffe enters the 2024 campaign as the Sun Devil Baseball Director of Baseball Operations and Analytics.

In his new role, Jaffe will oversee day-to-day operations of the baseball program and take a leading role in the utilization of the Whiteman Family Performance Center, the Sun Devil’s Pitching Lab located behind right field at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

Prior to arriving in Phoenix, Jaffe spent the previous two seasons as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of the Pacific. At Pacific, he produced Top-100 recruiting classes for the 2022 and 2023 signing classes for the first time in program history. Jaffe oversaw the pitching staff and development with the Tigers, produced scouting reports, led all recruiting efforts and scholarship budgeting and also assisted with the day-to-day operations of the program.

Jaffe mentored 2022 MLB draftees Hunter Hayes (Cardinals, 16th Round) and Elijah Birdsong (Pirates, 18th Round).

Hayes heads to the Cardinals after being one of the featured starters in the Tigers rotation as a junior. The right-handed pitcher led the Tigers in starts (14), innings pitched (64.2) and strikeouts (55). He had five games with five or more strikeouts and touched the upper 90s with his fastball.

After working his way back from Tommy John surgery, Birdsong became the Tiger’s opening day starter. He joins the Pirates after appearing in 11 games with nine starts and finished the season third in strikeouts (37) and third in innings pitched (44.1). Birdsong was also named to the Perfect Game All-WCC team before the season.

It marked just the second time in Pacific program history that the team had two pitchers drafted in the first 20 rounds of the MLB Draft and the first time since 2001.

Prior to his time with Pacific, Jaffe spent a season as the volunteer assistant coach at Georgia Tech, where he worked the pitchers, catchers and first basemen. Georgia Tech was the No. 3 national seed in the NCAA Tournament in 2019 during Jaffe’s first season, where the team was the ACC Coastal Division Champions. Catcher Kyle McCann was named a 2019 Buster Posey Award finalist for the top catcher in the nation under Jaffe’s tutelage.

At Georgia Tech, Jaffe was heavily involved in the programs scouting reports and game planning and assisted in all facets of the game. He also assisted heavily in recruiting on an NCAA Waiver from the Summer and Fall of 2019.

Jaffe was an associate scout for the San Diego Padres in the Fall of 2018 before joining the Yellow Jackets and was the catching coach for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in the Cape Cod League that summer.

Jaffe spent two years with the College of Southern Nevada, which he also attending during his undergrad years. There, he was the catching coach, camp director and recruiting coordinator and helped guide the team to a 2017 Junior College World Series appearance.

He has also previous served as the head catching instructor for the Las Vegas Baseball Academy and worked with league’s Cardinals/Dodgers Elite Scout Team for four seasons.

Jaffe concluded his collegiate career as the team captain Pacific University in Oregon and also spent time at the College of Southern Nevada and Villanova.

Sean McSheffery
Director of Player Development Read more Read less

In a newly created role, Sean McSheffery was Sun Devil Baseball’s Director of Player Development in 2023 and will perform recruiting organization and research and be heavily involved in scouting reports and game-planning. He will also oversee the Sun Devil Baseball camp program.

“McSheffery adds a dynamic element to our baseball staff; he’s a tremendous role guy with a lot of background and understanding of what makes a good player at this level,” said Bloomquist. ” He’s going to be a very important guy in the recruiting world for us and he’s extremely valuable with what we’re doing here in Tempe.”

Prior to joining Bloomquist’s staff, McSheffery spent time with the Kenosha Kingfish as a manager in 2022 and served in a baseball operations role for the Phenom Wisconsin baseball program. After spending two seasons at Hendrix University, McSheffery was elevated as a manager in 2019 compiling a 48-46 record where he spent three seasons but guided the Warriors to its first-ever SAA Regular Season Championship with a 30-14 record in his first year.

Before taking over the head coach position at Hendrix, he assisted as hitting coach, infield coach and handled recruiting duties for the Warriors. Throughout his coaching career, he has worked with 20 players who’ve been drafted professionally.

Before working at Hendrix in 2017, McSheffery spent two seasons at Florida International University and spent three seasons with the San Diego Padres single-A team, the Eugene Emeralds and the Triple-AAA affiliate Tucson Padres from 2012-2014 being responsible for day-to-day operations of the club and managing scouting reports.

The Dallas graduate was named an assistant coach at Phoenix College in 2012 and was a volunteer assistant in 2011 at Dallas University after graduating.

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Sun Devil Baseball Camps are open to any and all individuals. All camps are open to the public and all players are welcome to attend that are within ages of the advertised camp.

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Our camps are open to all baseball players, regardless of skill level, age, grade level, or gender. We welcome beginners looking to learn the game as well as advanced players seeking to enhance their skills.

We offer camps that cater to a wide range of age groups, typically spanning from elementary school to high school. We ensure that each camp is tailored to meet the specific needs and skill levels of the participants.

The camp schedule may vary depending on the specific camp, but typically, each day is structured with a combination of development broken up by age, skill-building drills, game simulations, and friendly competitions. Rest assured, we create a balanced and engaging schedule to maximize the campers’ learning and enjoyment.

Our camps boast a highly qualified and experienced coaching staff. Instructors include Arizona State baseball coaches, current Arizona State players. This ensures that participants receive top-notch instruction from experts who are dedicated to fostering the growth and development of young athletes.

We take great pride in maintaining an exceptional instructor-to-camper ratio, ensuring that each participant receives personalized attention and guidance. This ratio allows for effective communication, individualized instruction, and ample opportunities for skill development.

Participants should bring their own baseball equipment, including gloves, bats, helmets, and appropriate footwear. It is also recommended to bring sunscreen, a water bottle, and any necessary medications or allergy information.

The safety of our campers is of utmost importance to us. We maintain a safe and secure environment by adhering to all necessary health and safety guidelines. Our staff is trained to provide proper supervision and ensure that all equipment is in good condition.

Registration for our camps can be completed online through Play’n Sports software. The registration process will require basic information about your child, such as name, age/grade, emergency contact details, and any medical considerations. Specific instructions and registration deadlines will be available on the camp website.

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