Dawg Ball is an offseason baseball circuit camp focused on player development in the midwest. Offering professional instruction from coaches and players with collegiate and professional experience. Dawg Ball camps are an educational based operation, utilizing an easy to follow format focused on giving hitters simple yet specific tools for their growth as individual hitters. Each camp is designed to create the interpersonal environment that we value. Dawg Ball strives to have a lasting impact on each camper, leaving them with the physical, but more importantly, the mental tools necessary for consistent success in their baseball careers.
Dawg Ball camps are instructed by professional and collegiate coaches and players. All hitters will be introduced to the Dawgs acronyms below in terms of hitting philosophy as well as character and mentality. Utilizing video examples as part of our learning process. Journals will be handed out at every camp to emphasize a growth & learning environment, encouraging kids to note what they learn, as well as what does and does not work for them as a hitter. Each journal will contain learning points and visuals upon the kids receiving them. We strive to make a lasting difference impacting players far beyond their time with us. Schools and organizations willing to host our camps will receive a generous credit towards equipment & program necessities.
“When you look at the DAWGS character & mentality acronyms, they all define Nick Gile. Nick and I have spent many hours in a cage together. Being in the trenches with driven players like Nick has paved the way to the learning and adapting of the DAWGS hitting philosophy today. There isn’t a better person to commit to the Dawg Ball vision of impacting Wisconsin baseball players in a truly new, impactful, and educational way.” - Trevor Burmeister
Our other instructors for camps will be trusted coaches and players who share our vision for Dawg Ball, along with the understanding of the important principles we want our campers to apply to life and baseball.
Trevor Burmeister just finished his 3rd season as a hitting coach in the Colorado Rockies Organization. In 2021 the ACL Rockies won the ACL championship, and this past 2022 season were runner’s up losing in extra innings in game three of the championship series. In Burmeister’s two seasons coaching hitters for the ACL Rockies, they have r
Trevor Burmeister just finished his 3rd season as a hitting coach in the Colorado Rockies Organization. In 2021 the ACL Rockies won the ACL championship, and this past 2022 season were runner’s up losing in extra innings in game three of the championship series. In Burmeister’s two seasons coaching hitters for the ACL Rockies, they have ranked top in many league offensive categories. Additionally, the ACL’s 2022 overall league batting champion came from the ACL Rockies.
A Wisconsin native (Verona, WI), Burmeister started his coaching career immediately after his college playing career ended, at UW-La Crosse, where he stayed for 2 seasons. His next stop was one year at Minnesota Duluth. Offensively they ranked third in all NCAA DII in batting average (.352), and second in home runs (102). He then returned to his alma mater Madison College (NJCAA) under the direction of Head Coach Mike Davenport for 3 years, where he was named 2019 NJCAA Assistant Coach of the Year by ABCA/Baseball America. The Colorado Rockies came calling in 2020, and hired him as a hitting coach under the direction of hitting coordinator Darin Everson.
Nick Gile was signed to the Colorado Rockies Organization in December of 2022. He graduated and finished his collegiate baseball career at Illinois State University in spring of 2022. After a tough junior year he made some key adjustments which led to an All Conference season in the Missouri Valley, hitting .284/9 HR/14 2B... After fallin
Nick Gile was signed to the Colorado Rockies Organization in December of 2022. He graduated and finished his collegiate baseball career at Illinois State University in spring of 2022. After a tough junior year he made some key adjustments which led to an All Conference season in the Missouri Valley, hitting .284/9 HR/14 2B... After falling short of getting picked in the 2022 MLB Draft he went on to play in the MLB Draft League for the summer. He is entering his first professional season with the Rockies beginning in March.
Nick is from Menomonee Falls, WI, where he played high school baseball. Menomonee Falls won back to back State Championships in 2015 & 2016. He then went on to play at Madison College where he had a successful two years, highlighted by his sophomore season hitting .442/8 HR/ 55 RBI/21 2B earning First Team All-American Honors. Nick holds the Madison College record for RBI's and Doubles in a career. Followed by a short time at Creighton University in 2020, which was cut short due to covid, Nick transferred and finished his career at Illinois State.
D- Direction (Landing efficiently, and staying through a LINE to the middle of the field)
A- Adjustability (Always anticipating fastball, but physically able to hammer hanging/mistake off-speed pitches)
W- Work on time (Timing is everything. Tempo, tempo, tempo. “You can adjust your swing when early, you can’t when you are late”)
G- Get your pitch (Swing decisions are the most important aspect to being a good hitter. We teach a specific strategy that can be used at any time, with any drill)
S- Setup (The most overlooked physical aspect to a hitter is their stance or “setup”. A good setup leads to a good landing position, which leads to a good swing. The simplicity and efficiency of how you move is key to consistent success)
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