The Vermont Baseball School will offer its 45th annual baseball camp.
Fundamentals of hitting, fielding, pitching, base running, sliding, catching, throwing, as well as game experience will be emphasized. All campers will be shown any aspects of the game of baseball, such as scoring, strategies, training, and the rules of the sport.
Each participant will receive a Vermont Baseball School shirt, with other prizes awarded for special recognition in many different areas. Each day will be spent with the best coaching staff in Vermont, in a controlled game situation, giving hands on instruction.
Insurance coverage for accidents and sickness must be assumed by the camper’s family policy.
The baseball school will provide all equipment except for shoes and gloves.
Ages: 8 - 12
- July 19th-23rd Centennial Field (UVM)
Time: 9am - Noon
Campers’ safety is a priority at all times!
1. Campers must always wear batting helmets when at bat and on bases, or as otherwise directed by coaches.
2. Campers can only swing bats in areas designated by coaching staff (and only while being supervised by coaches).
3. Warming up (throwing baseballs) will be done only under the supervision of coaches in an organized manner.
4. No metal cleats to be worn at any time--only rubber cleats or sneakers allowed.
5. No foul language is acceptable at any time.
6. Campers must remain in designated camp area, under coaches’ supervision, at all times. Disregard for others’ safety and unruly or disruptive behavior will result in permanent dismissal from camp (no refunds issued).
In case of emergency during camp hours ONLY, parents may contact Coach Currier at 802-373-9514.
9:00-9:10 AM- Stretch: Campers arrive at 9:00 and stretch with the coaching staff for about 10 minutes every day. The campers start with lower body stretches and move to upper body stretches before ever throwing a baseball.
9:10-9:30 AM- Throwing drills: Every day campers are instructed how to throw with the proper form. Mechanics are taught in order to throw with maximum velocity and accuracy while minimizing injury. The four-seam grip, proper elbow position, proper footwork, and follow through are all stressed in this drill. Proper catching tips are given during this time as well. Coach Currier states : “Catching and throwing is the most important part of the game and should be taught and practiced each day.”
9:30-10:30 AM- Stations or infield/outfield practice: The stations are skill sessions that last about 10-15 minutes each. Kids are divided up into smaller groups for closer attention and detailed learning with the camp instructors. The campers rotate through stations such as: pitching, base running, catching, outfield, infield, hitting, and bunting. Usually on Thursdays we add in sliding on the “slippery slide”, cut offs and rundowns.
10:30-10:45 AM- Popsicle Break: During this time campers enjoy a Popsicle, learn rules, as well as take part in “baseball lingo” questioning about the game of baseball.
10:45-11:55 AM- Games: The staff makes teams for their games according to ability / age. Some campers may play against older campers if their ability is comparable. Beginners may play with younger campers if they do not have the skills as most of the campers in their age range. Camper’s safety comes first before we determine where campers will play for their games. Coaches pitch to the campers for safety reasons and to keep the games moving. Campers may be in the middle of their summer seasons and we do not want them throwing excessively at camp.
11:55 – 12:00PM - Review day, give trivia questions for those who would like to take part in the week long contest.
Friday is contest day and each contest is designed to test skills taught during the week. These contests are built for fun and good sportsmanship is emphasized at each.
**Additional scrimmage time is saved for Fridays also.