Schuylkill Haven Recreation Department

Program Information

Schuylkill Haven Recreation Department is working on a several clinics and camps to offer to the local youth baseball and softball teams.

Individual, group, and team clinics are being discussed. More details will be coming as they are finalized. 

We are working with a former College Baseball coach to provide multiple opportunities for players and coaches to get better.


If you are a team or player, interested in coaches or player clinics, please contact the Recreation Office.

Program Instructor

Chad Derck spent 13 seasons as an assistant baseball coach for the Kutztown University Golden Bears.   Just recently, Chad has joined the Schuylkill Haven High School Baseball staff as an assistant coach. 
In recent years, he mostly oversaw the KU hitters, as well as assisting with game day administration, recruiting, and the strength and conditioning program.
Chad's prior experience includes: served as an assistant with the KU program from 2003-09.  During that time, the team achieved many milestones including: seven PSAC appearances (PSAC Champions: 2005, 2006, 2008), six NCAA North Atlantic Regionals (Champions: 2004, 2007), two NCAA National Championship appearances, and a 2007 No. 1 national ranking by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
Prior to Kutztown, Derck served as the head baseball coach at Shikellamy High School from 1999 to 2002. 
A graduate of Susquehanna University in 1996 with a degree in psychology, Derck was a four-year letter recipient for the Crusader baseball team. Derck is a native of Shamokin and resides in Schuylkill Haven with his wife, Mara and their daughter.