Remember baseball players team up with the Lincoln Blackhawks for a basic camp this Saturday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Every young athlete who grows up in Nebraska dreams of being a swimmer.
On Saturday, youth baseball players with the Lincoln Blackhawks will have the opportunity to learn from their heroes.
Remembering pot Shay Schanaman says the plan is to stick to the basics.
“We’re just going to keep it simple, really, we’re going to have fun,” Schanaman said. “It’s not going to be crazy, we’ll just stick to the basics, because that’s what makes a good ball player.
Lincoln Blackhawks president Ken Boatman says he is eager to look at the faces of some of the younger players.
“They’re more likely to be horrified than the older kids,” Boatman said. “I think it’s going to be a real, real opportunity and experience for them.”
Due to changes in names, image and similarity laws, the Huskers are able to host this camp and make money on it.
“It’s fun to be recognized when people will pay you to show off your skills or look or put your name on something because you worked hard to get that recognition,” Schanaman said.
Four Husker players, Schanaman, Griffin Everitt, Tyler Martin and Brice Matthews will join the Blackhawks this weekend.
While other Husker athletes have made headlines with splashy approval agreements, Everitt explains that this is not the case for every athlete on campus.
“This camp, this is my first NIL deal where I’m actually going to make money, and it’s amazing,” Everitt said.
Everitt says that in recent years he and his teammates have had to empty camp sessions with NCAA compliance, even though they could not make money on the camps.
This year, NIL agreements are managed through a Lincoln-based marketing company Opendorse.
“If you get a NIL deal, it will show up [the Opendorse app] and it will be a small form you have to fill out to acknowledge what you are doing, and after you have filled out the form, you run it through compliance, and then they give you good to go, ”Everitt said.
Schanaman, who is from Grand Island and Everitt, who grew up in Lincoln, shared what they plan to tell the youth baseball players this weekend.
“Just work hard, stick to the basics and find out what works for you,” Schanaman said. “Everyone is different, just find your game and do what it takes to move on, if that’s what you want. If not, it’s always fun to play baseball. ”
“My message to them is going to be that it’s a process,” Everitt said. “There are probably a lot of people who did not think I would play for Huskers one day, so just keep working. It’s a long process, and baseball is a rewarding game. The more you work, the better you become. ”
The camp is divided into age groups: 6 to 10, 11 and 12 and 13 to 15.
You can learn more about the Blackhawks and Husker camp on Saturday here.