NXTGEN BASEBALL CAMPS World Baseball Classic special edition camps! Join Major Leaguers Trent Oeltjen & Ryan Rowland-Smith as they host their one of a kind NxtGen Baseball Camp up and down the East Coast-From Melbourne to Brisbane! Camps are ideal for 6yrs-13yrs (T-Ballers to Teenagers). Skills and Drills are specific to your age group and catered to your level. Info: (623) 444-0080

Learn from Major League Coaches, be inspired by their journey, leave with an exclusive Team Australia camp T-Shirt and a huge smile. You’ll have the chance for autographs and amazing prizes including Autographed Baseballs sign by MLB All Stars!

Don’t miss your chance to work with guys who have lived and breathed the Major Leagues!

Introducing The NxtGen Baseball Combine.
It's time to see where you stack up against the best High School players from around the world. Be evaluated by two Major League players, collect your results and put you on the right pathway to be the best you can be. We will educate you on what it means to 'Showcase' for scouts and College programs and give you the tools on how to stand out. Based off of your testing results we will also give you a breakdown of what we see and how you can improve.

Advanced Physiological Testing will be performed by Sydney University Professor Jonathon Freeston, who will give you the best and average rankings for your age group throughout the world. You will be tested on--

- Timed gate 60 yard Sprints
- Velocity from the Outfield Infield & Off the mound.
- Rotational Power - Lateral Power
- Exit Velocity off the Bat
- Zepp Bat speed Test
- Bio mechanic efficiency
- and many more Baseball Specific testing
Info: https://nxtgenbaseball.com/combine/

Camp Coaches
Camp Director
Ryan Rowland-Smith & Trent Oeltjen

Ryan Rowland-Smith is one of the most successful baseball talents to come out of Australia. He played five seasons of Major League Baseball and represented his country numerous times, including 2004 Athens Olympic Silver medals team. The

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Ryan Rowland-Smith is one of the most successful baseball talents to come out of Australia. He played five seasons of Major League Baseball and represented his country numerous times, including 2004 Athens Olympic Silver medals team. The Aussie left-hander has carved out 15 years of professional baseball with a wealth of knowledge and experience that can’t be matched many places in the world.

Growing up in Newcastle, New South Wales far from the bright lights of Major League baseball, Ryan came across video tapes of the 1993 World Series (Toronto vs Philly) and was instantly hooked. "I used to put in the video tapes and mimic everything the guys on TV were doing. I was obsessed. I could tell you every play, every line up of that entire World Series”

The silver lining was being at NSWIS working one-on-one with pitching coach Barry Holland. Holland was also a scout with the Seattle Mariners. He saw potential and after all the work Ryan put in, ultimately made an offer to sign with the Mariners. Ryan did not hesitate and said yes the next day. "I didn't have an agent negotiating, I didn't have a clue what I was in for, I knew that this will probably be the only offer I have, I'm jumping all over it.” Being cut from those teams fueled the fire for an amazing work ethic. "When I signed with the Mariners, I was told, the coach who cut me from the state school boys team said I was too fat and lazy to make it, that just made me work even harder to make it to the big leagues, no better feeling than proving people wrong”

As he entered pro ball, the competition blew him away. The best players from all over the world were at Spring Training in Peoria, Arizona in a country obsessed with baseball. He had to grow up quick! "I was overwhelmed and intimidated, I had no one back in Australia prep me for this, my only option was to outwork everyone and learn from the best coaches as fast as I can” As he got acclimated he slowly worked his way up the minor league levels. Going from small town to small town he battled through the roller coaster that is minor league baseball. It wasn’t until six and half crazy years later he got the call! He was going to the big leagues. "I didn't sleep that night, my mind raced from when I was 12 fantasizing over playing Major League baseball, to what will I tell my family and friends on the phone. How do i word it, guess what, I'm going to the Big Leagues, It was a special moment and one I will never forget.”

"I went from being a guy with a plane ticket to go play rookie ball to stepping out in front of 45,000 fans at Safeco field. To make the call up even more special, Ryan's first hitter was none other than future Hall of Famer and future teammate Ken Griffey Jr. "I asked who was my first hitter, they said Griffey, the first thought was, I watched him on The Simpsons!" He went on to strike him out and was an unforgettable moment to launch his Major League career.

There has been many ups and downs in Ryan's 15 year career, from playing along side some of the greats in the game including Ken Griffey Jr, Ichiro Suzuki and Felix Hernandez, to spending years proving himself all over again to make the Arizona Diamondbacks opening day roster, that included the opening series in Sydney which was an amazing moment. “Walking out onto the SCG, my career had come full circle. The game is a spectacle in one country but takes a back seat in the country I grew up in, so to see a packed house in my backyard go crazy for baseball, was a special moment."

As his career continues, Ryan has a new passion for mentoring, inspiring, and coaching the next generation from his homeland. "The baseball community in Australia is a special one. Aussie players have their own identity and culture, but it's time for the kids of the next generation to have the coaching and knowledge from guys who came before them" "I want Nxtgen baseball to be the new standard in Australian baseball"

Additional Coaches
Trent Oeltjen

Co-Founded and run by recently retired Major Leaguer and World professional baseball player Trent Oeltjen with the goal of making a positive difference in the lives of aspiring young ball players and their families along their journey to ac

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Co-Founded and run by recently retired Major Leaguer and World professional baseball player Trent Oeltjen with the goal of making a positive difference in the lives of aspiring young ball players and their families along their journey to achieving their baseball dreams. From the World Baseball Classic to winning a silver medal in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games to succeeding in the Major Leagues you name it, Trent has achieved it! Trent is one of Australia’s most celebrated baseball players with a professional career spanning 14 years. Trent played Major League Baseball for the LA Dodgers 2010-2012 & Arizona Diamondbacks in 2009 as well as represented Team Australia at numerous international events, including winning a Silver Medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics and The World Baseball Classics, which he hit .500 and led his team to wins over top teams likeTeam Mexico. Trent has first hand knowledge and experience of what it's like to be in your shoes and what it takes to not only reach the pinnacle of the game but remain there over a sustained period of time. Trent believes one of his biggest assets along his journey to reaching and expanding his full potential was the team he surrounded himself with. Trent's unparalleled passion and aptitude to help other athletes fulfill their dreams and reach their true potential is what lead to the creation of NxtGen Baseball.
NxtGen Baseball Camps & Combines
1354 N Harper Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
trent@nxtgenbaseball.com
(623) 444-0080
Camp Dates
Camps dates are currently available on the organizations website.