Lycoming Baseball Camps

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With more than a decade as a Division I coach, Rick Oliveri has been selected to restart the Lycoming College baseball program, as he was announced as the first full-time baseball coach in the college’s history after a national search, Director of Athletics Mike Clark said on Wednesday, June 2.

Officially announced on Dec. 17, 2020 by President Kent Trachte, Lycoming is planning on reestablishing the baseball program as a varsity sport and a member of the MAC Freedom in fall 2022. Oliveri will lead the program through an exploratory year in 2021-22, where he will convene practices for those on campus that are interested in joining the team as well as recruit and gather supplies, uniforms and other essentials for a successful debut in 2023.

“We are incredibly excited about beginning to play baseball at Lycoming College again,” Lycoming Director of Athletics Mike Clark said. “We attracted an incredibly qualified candidate pool, which tells us a lot about how much people equate baseball with Williamsport. To bring college baseball back to Lycoming College, which used to house Little League World Series competitors in its dorms, is something that will certainly add value to Williamsport’s long history as one of the preeminent baseball towns in the world and it will also further the College’s educational mission as one of the leading Liberal Arts institutions in the nation.

“Rick stood out to the hiring committee for many reasons,” Clark continued. “He has been a part of many admirable baseball programs throughout his career, working as both a pitching coach and a hitting coach. At every step of the way, his bosses have recommended him for his recruiting ability and more importantly, they spoke to the kind of person he is – his organizational skills, his work ethic, his knowledge of the game are all things that will give Lycoming baseball a leg up as it hits the ground running.”

Oliveri has spent the last 12 years as a coach at the Division I level, working the past five years at George Washington University, five before that at Monmouth University and two years at Radford University. In 13 years as an assistant coach, he has helped his teams to 10 winning seasons and 360 wins.

“I want to thank President Trachte, AD Mike Clark and Associate AD Joe Guistina for entrusting me to bring baseball back to Lycoming,” Oliveri said. “Getting to know the Lycoming community through the interview process made this opportunity even more exciting for my wife and me. Each conversation and interaction taught me how committed Lycoming’s leadership is to growth and excellence. I am thrilled for this unique challenge to build a competitive, values-driven program that will compete at the top of the Middle Atlantic Conference and represent the iconic baseball region of Williamsport in a first-class manner.”

Oliveri worked as the pitching coach at George Washington, also serving as the team’s academic coordinator and recruiting coordinator for his last three seasons, helping the team to a .500 or better record in all five seasons in the capitol.

Oliveri made an instant impact as the team’s academic coordinator after taking over in the spring of 2019, raising the team’s GPA from 2.81 to 3.06 in a year’s time. His influence was also shown in the team’s recruiting, signing a top-100 class in 2019 according to Perfect Game.

On the field, Oliveri presided over the team’s pitching staff, culminating in a 3.26 team ERA in 2020 that ranked second in the A-10. He turned around a pitching staff that ranked 11th in the A-10 in ERA the year before he arrived to finish in the top half of the league in four of his five seasons.

Welcome to Oliveri Baseball Camps at Lycoming College, where we take your game to new heights! We offer an array of camps catering to every baseball enthusiast – from aspiring young rookies to high school prospects dreaming of playing at the collegiate level.

Prospect Camps: Are you a high school prospect eager to showcase your skills in front of college coaches? Look no further! Our Prospect Camps provide a unique platform for talented athletes like you to demonstrate your abilities and catch the attention of college recruiters. With top-notch coaching and professional guidance, you’ll fine-tune your techniques, gain invaluable insights, and leave a lasting impression on the college scouts in attendance.

Youth Camps: Calling all young sluggers and future All-Stars! Our Youth Camps are all about learning the game while having a blast on the field. Led by our experienced coaches, we create a fun and engaging atmosphere that nurtures a love for baseball from an early age. Whether your child is a beginner or looking to refine their existing skills, our Youth Camps offer a comprehensive program designed to foster growth, sportsmanship, and lasting memories.

Team Camps: For high school prospects seeking the ultimate team experience, our Team Camps deliver a winning formula. Join forces with your high school squad and compete alongside like-minded athletes, as you receive top-level coaching to elevate your performance as a team. These camps are the perfect opportunity to build chemistry, sharpen teamwork, and impress college coaches with your collective talents.

At Oliveri Baseball Camps, safety is our priority. Rest assured that your child’s well-being is in capable hands, allowing you to enjoy the experience worry-free.

So, lace up your cleats and get ready to step up to the plate here in Williamsport. Unleash your potential, create lasting friendships, and embrace the joy of the game. Whether you’re a prospect, a young ballplayer, or part of a high school team, we have the perfect camp experience waiting for you. Secure your spot today and prepare for a home run of a summer!

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4 Day Youth Developmental Camp with Lycoming Baseball Coaches & Players
Jun 17 - Jun 20 Williamsport, PA
$260 Ages 6-12 8:30 am Baseball

4 Day Youth Developmental Camp with Lycoming Baseball Coaches & Players

926 Elizabeth St, Williamsport, PA 17701, USA

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Prospect Showcase with Live Game
Aug 21 Williamsport, PA
$175 - $200 Grades 9-12 9:30 am Baseball

Prospect Showcase with Live Game

1006 Elizabeth St, Williamsport, PA 17701, USA

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Rick Oliveri
Head Baseball Coach Read more Read less

With more than a decade as a Division I coach, Rick Oliveri has been selected to restart the Lycoming College baseball program, as he was announced as the first full-time baseball coach in the college’s history after a national search, Director of Athletics Mike Clark said on Wednesday, June 2.

Officially announced on Dec. 17, 2020 by President Kent Trachte, Lycoming is planning on reestablishing the baseball program as a varsity sport and a member of the MAC Freedom in fall 2022. Oliveri will lead the program through an exploratory year in 2021-22, where he will convene practices for those on campus that are interested in joining the team as well as recruit and gather supplies, uniforms and other essentials for a successful debut in 2023.

“We are incredibly excited about beginning to play baseball at Lycoming College again,” Lycoming Director of Athletics Mike Clark said. “We attracted an incredibly qualified candidate pool, which tells us a lot about how much people equate baseball with Williamsport. To bring college baseball back to Lycoming College, which used to house Little League World Series competitors in its dorms, is something that will certainly add value to Williamsport’s long history as one of the preeminent baseball towns in the world and it will also further the College’s educational mission as one of the leading Liberal Arts institutions in the nation.

“Rick stood out to the hiring committee for many reasons,” Clark continued. “He has been a part of many admirable baseball programs throughout his career, working as both a pitching coach and a hitting coach. At every step of the way, his bosses have recommended him for his recruiting ability and more importantly, they spoke to the kind of person he is – his organizational skills, his work ethic, his knowledge of the game are all things that will give Lycoming baseball a leg up as it hits the ground running.”

Oliveri has spent the last 12 years as a coach at the Division I level, working the past five years at George Washington University, five before that at Monmouth University and two years at Radford University. In 13 years as an assistant coach, he has helped his teams to 10 winning seasons and 360 wins.

“I want to thank President Trachte, AD Mike Clark and Associate AD Joe Guistina for entrusting me to bring baseball back to Lycoming,” Oliveri said. “Getting to know the Lycoming community through the interview process made this opportunity even more exciting for my wife and me. Each conversation and interaction taught me how committed Lycoming’s leadership is to growth and excellence. I am thrilled for this unique challenge to build a competitive, values-driven program that will compete at the top of the Middle Atlantic Conference and represent the iconic baseball region of Williamsport in a first-class manner.”

Oliveri worked as the pitching coach at George Washington, also serving as the team’s academic coordinator and recruiting coordinator for his last three seasons, helping the team to a .500 or better record in all five seasons in the capitol.

Oliveri made an instant impact as the team’s academic coordinator after taking over in the spring of 2019, raising the team’s GPA from 2.81 to 3.06 in a year’s time. His influence was also shown in the team’s recruiting, signing a top-100 class in 2019 according to Perfect Game.

On the field, Oliveri presided over the team’s pitching staff, culminating in a 3.26 team ERA in 2020 that ranked second in the A-10. He turned around a pitching staff that ranked 11th in the A-10 in ERA the year before he arrived to finish in the top half of the league in four of his five seasons.

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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Lycoming College is located right next to downtown Williamsport. The college was founded in 1812 and blends historic and picturesque feel with state-of-the-art academic and athletic facilities. Camps will be held offsite until the new home of Warrior baseball is complete. The college has begun construction on a $5.5 million turf stadium in Brandon Park, which is one block north of campus. The first phase of this project will be complete for spring of 2024 (turf field and dugouts), while the second phase of the project should be done for the 2025 season (stadium, press box and lights).
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According to NCAA rules and regulations, all camps and clinics are open to any and all entrants regardless of skill/level (limited only by number, age, grade level, and/or gender.)

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Absolutely! Our camps cater to a wide range of skill levels, from beginners to advanced players. Our experienced coaching staff ensures that each camper receives personalized instruction tailored to their individual needs.

Campers should bring their baseball gear, including gloves, bats, cleats, and comfortable athletic attire. Additionally, we recommend bringing sunscreen, a water bottle, and any necessary medications.

The safety and well-being of our campers are our top priorities. We have qualified staff on-site to supervise all activities, and our facilities are well-maintained and regularly inspected for safety. In case of emergencies, we have first aid kits readily available.

Absolutely! Our Prospect Camps are specifically designed for high school and Juco prospects seeking to showcase their talent in front of college coaches. We invite college recruiters to attend these camps, providing valuable exposure for aspiring collegiate athletes.

Yes, parents are more than welcome to observe the camp sessions. We have designated areas for spectators to watch their children as they develop their skills and enjoy the camp experience.

We understand that plans can change. Our cancellation and refund policy may vary depending on the camp type and timeframe. Please refer to our website or contact our camp administration for detailed information.

We maintain open communication with parents throughout the camp duration. You can contact the camp staff through the contact information provided on our website or the emergency contact number provided upon registration.

In the event of inclement weather, the safety of our campers is our top priority. If the weather prevents us from conducting outdoor activities, we have contingency plans in place to move the camp indoors. We have secured indoor facilities at Lycoming College to ensure that the camp continues smoothly despite adverse weather conditions. Specific details about the alternate indoor location will be communicated to parents in advance. Our communication system is swift and efficient. In case of any weather-related changes, we will notify parents and campers promptly through the contact information provided during registration. Please ensure that your contact information is up-to-date to receive timely notifications. If, for any reason, the camp needs to be canceled due to severe weather conditions, we will promptly inform all registered participants. Depending on the circumstances, we may offer rescheduling options or provide refunds as per our camp’s policies.

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