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“The Pack” Baseball Academy at Sam Houston State

“For the strength of The Pack is the wolf, but the strength of the wolf is The Pack.” – Rudyard Kipling

For the past eight years there has not been a more dynamic force in college baseball than “The Pack”. Developing players while piling up huge numbers and playing the game hard, fast, and free has become a trademark of The Pack.

Standing on its Four Pillars: Attitude, Approach, Intensity, and Toughness (AAIT), The Pack approaches the game from an unconventional mindset. While many out there search out improvement on their physical skills from individual lessons, specialized camps, video analysis, and even the latest and greatest equipment and swing trainers; “The Pack Mentality” seeks out to condition the mind, body, and spirit while always striving to tap into the inner Aggressor and Competitor within each of us. The Pack also teaches the essential physical keys that can unlock and develop each and every ballplayer to become the absolute best they can be with their individual skill set.

Remember: “Personal Results are fleeting and very temporary, but…your commitment to Team is forever.”

Head Coach Matt Deggs, in stops at UL-Lafayette, Texas A&M, and Arkansas is the creator of an unconventional and very widely respected style of play known simply as “The Pack”. Coach Deggs’ Teams, offenses, and players have experienced some big time success utilizing “The Pack Mentality”. Coach Deggs’ most recent successes occurred over the last two years with the Ragin’ Cajuns of UL-Lafayette. “The Pack” helped produce an overall record of 101-30, which was best in the nation. The Cajuns offense led the nation in homeruns, runs scored, slugging percentage, and total bases. The Pack produced five All-Americans and ten players that were signed or drafted by professional baseball. The Cajuns ended the 2014 regular season as the unanimous #1 ranked Team in the country in all five major polls.

Questions regarding “The Pack” Baseball Academy at Sam Houston State contact

Sam Houston State University is not the operator or sponsor of this (these) camp (s). This (These) camp (s) is (are) owned and operated by Matt Deggs and “The Pack” Baseball Academy at Sam Houston State: 620 Bowers Blvd., Box 2268, Huntsville, TX 77341-2268.

January 2019

January High School/JUCO Showcase Camp

01/13/2019 ~ Sunday Registration Ends: 01/13/2019$150.00 | Don Sanders Stadium - SHSU 620 Bowers Blvd, Huntsville, TX 77340

Grades: 9-12 & Freshmen/Sophomores in JC | Starts: 10:00am



All high school and junior college players are invited to the January Showcase Camp at Sam Houston State.  This camp is an opportunity for high school and juco players to participate in an evaluation setting in front of the SHSU coaching staff.  Each position player will be evaluated in a 60 yard sprint, a defensive skill session, and batting practice on the field.  Each pitcher will throw a bullpen to a catcher and be evaluated for velocity, command, and quality of pitches.  Every player will receive a written evaluation from the camp staff.  All camp activities will be conducted at the top-flight baseball facilities of Sam Houston State, including beautiful Don Sanders Stadium and our indoor hitting facility. Our new artificial playing surface will allow us to run events in almost any weather conditions.  Our showcases are the best way for the elite players to show their skills to our coaching staff.


Position Limits

Players may register for one position (C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF) and as a pitcher (select RHP or LHP when you register).  Position players will workout at their primary position during the defensive evaluations.  Players will have an opportunity to workout at a secondary position fielding live baseballs during batting practice.  Players who would like to register as Pitcher-Only, need to only select RHP or LHP when you register.  Pitcher-Only players will have a later check-in option.  You will be notified of the check-in time via email the week of the camp.


Date: January 13th, 2019

Make-up date will be January 19th OR 20th in case of inclement weather


Equipment: Each player must bring his own baseball equipment. Players should bring a glove, bat, cleats/spikes, running shoes or turf shoes, hat, and any other equipment they feel necessary to compete. Catchers must bring their own gear.



Check-in begins at 9:30am, Camp begins at 10:00am (the camp will go anywhere from 2.5 to 4 hours depending on the number of players registered).


Waiver Information

Please fill out Waiver and Release of Liability form and deliver to camp registration check in.  Waiver will be attached to your email receipt.



Meals will not be provided.



This is day camp only. No overnight option available.  For any camper interested in lodging in Huntsville contact: University Hotel .... reference: SHSU Baseball .... Phone # 936-291-2151


Miscellaneous Information

What if I have to cancel a camp? We do not offer refunds on cancelled 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 14 days prior to the start of an overnight camp, and 7 days prior to the start of a day camp. If you cancel within 14 or 7 days of the start of your session, we will give you a camp credit for all money paid. The credit is valid for three years from camp date.


Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way we communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey as the camp draws closer will be passed on to you via the e-mail address that you supplied when you signed up for camp. Please make it a habit to check your e-mail daily, this will eliminate any confusion and or miscommunication.