|February 28th, March 2nd, 7th, 9th|
Grades: K - 5th
Location: East Gym on SMS Campus
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $75 (Includes"Future Warrior" T-Shirt)
The Scottsburg Warriors Baseball Staff has announced their 2017 Spring Training Camp. On Feb. 28th, as well as March 2nd, 7th, and 9th, future Warriors will get a chance to work directly with the varsity coaches to develop their baseball skills and fundamentals. Coach Tormoehlen will be using most of the drills and techniques he used with his college players at the D1 level. Each camp day will consist of four sessions: pitching/catching; infield/outfield; hitting and baserunning; and “game-camp”. Each session is detailed in more depth below. The camp is open to students grades K-5.
Pitching / Catching Session
Pitchers will learn the steps of both the delivery from the wind-up and the stretch. They will get a chance to work on multiple types of pitches…including the 4 and 2 seam fastballs, and change-up. Proper warm-up skills and drills will be taught as well. Campers will have an opportunity to develop their pick-off skills as well as the technique of holding on runners.
Catchers will learn the 2 different catching stances used at the higher levels. They will get an opportunity to work on receiving, blocking, and throwing drills. Proper receiving skills, blocking techniques, and throwing fundamentals will be taught throughout this session.
Infield / Outfield Session
Infielders will learn the proper ready position, fielding stance, path to the ball, hand placement and how they work. Footwork and throwing skills will be taught and developed throughout this session. Outfielders will learn how to correctly catch fly balls and field ground balls. Proper ball routes will be taught as well as the “crow-hop.” Campers will be put through multiple drills to practice and develop the correct fielding skills and fundamentals.
Hitting / Baserunning Session
Campers will be taught proper set-up; including feet width, knee bend, hand placement, etc. The process of the baseball swing will be taught and practiced…from load and stride to swing and finish. Multiple drills will be used to develop each part of the swing. Campers will have an opportunity to work on their baserunning skills. Beating out an infield hit, running a double, rounding first, leading off, and stealing a bag will all be covered in the baserunning session.
Campers will be divided into teams to get to practice their new learned skills and fundamentals in real game-like situations. Good sportsmanship and being a good teammate will be taught and emphasized.