Two-Way Player/UTL Outfielder with Catching Ability and Coaching Experience available April 2023 *Willing to Pay Flights*
Name: Nick Dawson
DOB: September 27, 1996
Date Available: April 1, 2023Will Pay Flight
Positions: Coach, Youth Coach
Positions (alt): Youth Coach, OF, C, RP, RF, LF
Nick is a lead-off type hitter who has a good eye for the strike zone, good plate coverage, and makes consistent contact. He is a line-drive hitter with good power to the gaps and doesn’t strike out a lot.
He can either play the outfield, slot in as a catcher or pitch. He played mostly at catcher in 2021 and 2022, and he is a good pitch-caller and blocker. In the outfield, he has a strong arm and good instincts for the ball. As a pitcher, he is a strike-thrower who pitches to contact and keeps hitters off balance by changing speeds. He features a fast ball that ranges in the low 80s (mph), change-up, curve and slider.
As a teammate, Nick likes to stay loose and help keep his teammates that way, but he takes the game very seriously and consistently puts in extra work. He communicates well with others on the team and is a vocal leader when necessary. He is very amenable to helping teammates put in extra work, as well.
He has a lot of coaching experience, and he would be excited about helping a club’s coaching staff. He has been a youth instructor, an assistant coach (running practices and working with individual players) at the high-school level, and manager of an adult men’s league team.
Nick continues to work hard during the off-season to stay in top condition. He says, “I have been committed to lifting weights to increase my velocity and power production and have recorded personal bests in various exercises.”
2011 – Provincial Champion, Bronze at Nationals
2012 – Provincial Champion, Team MVP, CG win in provincial quarter-final
2014 – Team MVP, Player-of-the-Game in provincial elimination game (CG win)
2015 – Coaches award for best teammate
2015 – scholarship to Salt Lake Community College, no earned runs allowed in fall exhibition games
2017 – Undefeated record in Mavericks men’s league
2018 – Mavericks league all star, CG win in provincial quarter finals
2019 – Mavericks league all star
2021/2022 – Mavericks league all star, manager in the league
2022 – Mavericks league: 367/.551/.408, 3 Stolen Bases, 15 walks, only 2 strikeouts
Nick wants to extend his playing career as long as possible “and impart my knowledge of the game to others. I also love coaching and managing” and enjoys helping players further develop their skills and play at higher levels.
|2012-15||Camp Instructor||Various||Youth||Helped run camps for local little league teams across the city of Victoria.|
|2015||Assistant Coach||Victoria Eagles AAA||High School||Ran practices, helped develop players in every aspect of the game; pitchers with gaining velocity, command and teaching new pitches. Worked alot with catchers on defensive work like blocking, catching and throwing. Helped optimize hitters mechanics and taught how to have a good approach and situational hitting.|
|2019-22||Team Manager/Head Coach||Mavericks Giants||Adult|
I grew up playing with Nick and went to the same college as him for a year as well. His baseball IQ is what stands out the most for him as a player. He always worked hard and along with his high IQ he turned into a great pitcher at the college level. He was one of my best teammates and I’m sure he’s still the same way. He would be an asset as a player or a coach to any team.
Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Australia Semi-pro (State Leagues), New Zealand Semi-pro, South Africa Semi-pro, Latin America pro (Guatemala, Colombia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, DR, etc)
Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Shared living arrangement, shared bedroom, Give me a floor, pillow and a mat to sleep on, Host Family
Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season
Traveling with a companion: Perhaps for a short term visit
Educational background: Lambrick Park Secondary Grad 2014