The Colorado Rockies, in conjunction with Colorado Mesa University, will have an early baseball camp offering for baseball enthusiasts in January.
The Western Slope Baseball Camp is scheduled to begin on Jan. 4 and runs through Jan. 6 in Grand Junction.
The three-day camp will feature Jordan Pacheco of the Colorado Rockies at the camp.
Top-notch instruction will be provided for all participants in the camp. Instructors for the camp include Rick Mathews who is the camp director and is a scout with the Colorado Rockies. Grand Junction Rockies coach Tony Diaz is also on the list of coaches.
Other instructors include Colorado Rockies catching instructor Marv Foley, Ron Gibson (outfield instructor for the Colorado Rockies), Mark Strittmatter (catching instructor for the Pittsburgh Pirates), Dave Hajek (infield instructor for the Colorado Rockies), and Chris Hanks (head baseball coach at Colorado Mesa University).
Joining the coaching corps will be Jonathan Mathews who has college and minor league coaching experience and the remaining baseball coaching staff at CMU.
Camp instruction gets underway on Jan. 4 beginning at 9:00 a.m. with infield, outfield and catching instruction for participants in the 9-12 age division.
Instruction shifts to pitching, catching and extra infield and outfield work from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Beginning at 1 p.m., participants from ages 13 through college will receive instruction in infield and outfield play along with catching. From 2:30-4 p.m. the 13-college level participants will receive instruction on pitching, catching and extra infield and outfield techniques.
Saturday's (Jan. 5) session begins with the 9-12 age division receiving instruction on hitting and offensive skills beginning at 9 a.m.
The 13-college level participants receive the same instruction from 1-4 p.m.
On Sunday (Jan. 6), the 9-12 year olds will receive hitting instruction with the older group taking the field from 1-4 p.m.
Infield instruction will have emphasis on proper mechanics and techniques, proper fielding positions and various arm angles.
Outfield instruction will include proper mechanics and techniques along with brakes and angles and proper throwing angles.
Pitchers will work on proper mechanics and techniques plus the psychology of pitching, arm maintenance and fielding the position.
Catchers will receive instruction on proper throwing mechanics along with proper blocking techniques, throwing to bases and working with pitchers.
Camp hitters will work on proper techniques, hitting for power versus contact hitting, and the psychology of hitting.
There is a dinner and auction event set for Jan. 5 at Bananas Fun Park. Campers will be admitted free while adults and non-campers may enter for a $10 fee.
The camp cost for this three-day baseball camp is $150 per camper. There is a late fee of $25 dollars if participants sign up the opening day of the camp.
To get an entry form, go to https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1, or call 562-335-6419 or 970-250-2057 for more information.
Make checks payable to R&R Baseball LLC.
Each camper will receive major league caliber instruction, personalized attention, written evaluation by instructors for the 13 and up division, a camp T-shirt, and a supervised environment that includes an athletic trainer on site.
Each participant must have a completed and signed participation agreement before any camper will be allowed to participate in camp activities.
The agreement may be submitted with an application on the first day of camp.
Supplies will not be provided for campers. Each participant will need to provide tennis or gym shoes, a glove, a bat, an athletic support/cup, their own catchers equipment, and their own refreshments.blog comments powered by Disqus