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Camps

What Campers Take With Them

Each camper, parent, and their coaches will leave with a working knowledge of how to drill the skills needed to be a successful catcher.  We encourage parents and coaches to attend and learn with their campers.  You may video drills if you wish.  It’s not just what campers do while they are at camp that will make them better, but what campers do on a routine basis on their own.  Each camper receives a camp t-shirt and tons of confidence to go play the position with pride and passion.

Age Groups

Camps are broken into two age groups to teach age appropriate mechanics and drills.

Youth campers age 8 - 12 receive 6 hours of instruction over two days.  We start with stance and build from there.  We will cover stances, receiving, blocking, throwing mechanics, throwing to all bases, plays at the plate, bunt plays, pop flies, and how to lead the team.

High school campers age 13 - HS will receive 8 hours of instruction and evaluation over the two days. In addition to the fundamental instructional review, this camp includes a showcase environment.  College coaches will be present at camps on college campuses, working and evaluating campers as the camp progresses.  We will cover stances, receiving, blocking, proper throwing mechanics, throwing to all bases,plays at the plate, bunt plays, pop flies, and wild pitch recovery.  The high school campers will be evaluated on their receiving and throwing skills.  We will get a pop time on each camper and radar their throws. This information is available to each camper for use, at their discretion during the recruiting process.

We Now Have Camps at Three Locations!

Colorado School of Mines

Saturday and Sunday, December 18th and 19th,

Wichita State

Saturday & Sunday, January 15th & January 16th

*Discounted price for registrations before December 1st

Michigan State

Saturday & Sunday, February 5th & February 6th

*Discounted price for registrations before December 20th

Tentative Training Game Plan

Tentative Game Plan

Each day is broken down into different groups of instruction.  Camp check-in is 30 minutes prior to the first day of camp.

  • Day 1

    • Stances, Receiving, Blocking & Pop Ups

  • Day 2

    • Throwing, Bunt Plays, Plays at the Plate & Review

 
Drills and skills presented in camp if practiced routinely will improve your catcher’s game.

Any necessary communication regarding camp will be by email please make sure you’ve received your registration confirmation. 

What to Bring to Camp

  • Appropriate clothing including:

    • Ball Pants

    • Sleeves available as it can be cool even chilly in some of the indoor facilities

    • Jacket as we like to go outside weather permitting for some pop-ups.

  • Complete set of Catcher's gear including protective cup & glove

  • Molded cleats or tennis shoes

  • Water & snacks 

    • Chairs - many of the facilities have plenty of space for parents to watch camp but do not provide seating​​

    • Drinks and snacks

    • Jackets

    • Parents & Coaches are encouraged to be involved in camp to observe, record, photo and learn the fundamentals and drills being taught to be able to take the lessons learned home to help practice throughout your catcher's career.

 

Breaks and Hydration

Many breaks will be given throughout the camp.

  • Cold water and snack are provided at each camp
  • Campers are encouraged to bring their own drinks and snacks as well

  • ​Camps held in 2 sessions on the same day will include a one hour lunch break.  Campers will be responsible for their own sack lunch