Bethel University Royals Baseball Summer Skills Day Camp
The Bethel University Royals Baseball Summer Skills Day Camp is a four-day event that will run from the 10th of June until the 14th of June. It is open to all boys 10 to 12 years of age who are serious about improving their baseball skills. This baseball summer camp emphasizes development on hitting, fielding, pitching, and base running skills. Furthermore, this baseball camp is set to run daily from 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM. It is going to take place at the state of the art Hargis Park which is in the Bethel University campus. The registration fee which includes a camp t-shirt is $197 per player. This program is under the direction of the Bethel University Royals baseball coaching staff.
Bethel University is a private, coeducational, evangelical Christian, liberal arts university in Arden Hills, Minnesota. It is a proud member of the Christian College Consortium (CCC), the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and Converge, an evangelical Baptist body. Bethel University is also a member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). Currently, its undergraduate enrollment is around 3,000 with a 38 percent male and 62 percent female students gender distribution. This student population is through a selective acceptance rate of 82 percent. Correspondingly, Bethel University’s student to faculty ratio is 11:1. Bethel University is one of the region’s top universities. As a matter of fact, it is 11th in Regional Universities Midwest, 2018 edition of the US News and World Reports Best Colleges rankings. It is also 9th in the Best Colleges for Veterans category and 27th in the Best Value Schools category. Moreover, Bethel University fields 18 intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports teams in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. They are the Royals and their identity colors are navy blue and vegas gold. James H. Barnes III, Ed.D. is the university president.
Brian Raabe, a native of New Ulm, Minnesota is the head coach of the Bethel University Royals baseball team. He is now in his seventh year at the reins of the Royals baseball program. Coach Brian Raabe is a bachelor’s degree in communications graduate from the University of Minnesota. At the same time, he is a hitting instructor at the Minnesota Twins Youth Training Academy. In 2018, Coach Raabe led the Royals to their first-ever MIAC Tournament Championship and NCAA Regional Tournament appearance. He also led the Royals to their 2015 and 2017 MIAC regular-season championship. Ultimately, Coach Brian Raabe is the 2015 MIAC Coach of the Year awardee. Coach Raabe is also a former standout baseball player himself. In fact, he is a six-time minor league All-Star. The Bethel University Royals assistant baseball coaches are Tim Beasley, Jay Slick, Pete Fuller, Robb Gamm, Bill Hargis, and Nik Anderson. Coach Tim Beasley is at the same time the university’s Assistant Sports Information Director. The Glenwood, Minnesota native, is a bachelor’s degree in sport management graduate from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Coach Tim Beasley is primarily working with pitchers. He is now in his sixth year with the Royals baseball coaching staff.