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- Four-Day Skills & Confidence Camp
- Age-Based Divisions
- American Baseball Camps T-Shirt
- Award for Best Teammate of the Day
- Extremely Knowledgeable Coaches Dedicated to Building Confidence in Players
- Detailed Video Analysis on Each Hitter & Pitcher ($100 Value!) Offered
- Offensive Drill Series | Defensive Drill Series | Pitching Drill Series | Catching Drill Series
- 16+ Hours of Quality & Focused Reps
- Confidence Builders – HR Derby, Dunk Tank*, Obstacle Course*, Slip n Slide Baseball – Massive plastic sheeting, pools for bases!
Mission of this Camp:
Developing character traits in young ballplayers with a confidence-building, teammate oriented, self-esteem building baseball program over 4 days. We want to challenge ballplayers in all facets of being a baseball player including being coachable, being a good teammate, talking to coaches and umpires correctly, appreciating the sacrifice of parents and understanding the benefits of working hard.
“I’ve trained in some of the best programs and seen baseball at almost every level on my route to the big leagues, and I am certain that this camp is exactly what your kid needs at his point in his young baseball career.”
– Logan Watkins Former Chicago Cubs Second Basemen & American Baseball Camps Instructor/Camp Designer
DRILLS & AGE GROUPS
- Drills & Competitions Used by the Pros.
- Intermediate fundamental training in Hitting, Infield, Outfield, Pitching, & Catching. (Those that don’t pitch or catch will get extra work in the first three areas)
- Detailed Hitting Video Evaluations in Week 1 (Add On), which are improved upon weeks 2, 3, & 4.
- Hitting Emphasis – Balance, staying through the baseball, and proper swing efficiency & mechanics.
- Infield Emphasis – Soft hands, efficient & quick feet, and proper routes to the baseball.
- Outfield Emphasis – Read steps, efficient & quick routes, difficult catches.
- Pitching Emphasis – Proper ways to throw a baseball, proper mechanics, accuracy.
- Catching Emphasis – Receiving baseball, blocking, and pop-times.
AGES 10-12 & 13
- Drills & Competitions Used by the Pros.
- Intermediate-Advanced fundamental training in Hitting, Infield, Outfield, Pitching, & Catching. (Those that don’t pitch or catch will get extra work in the first three areas)
- Detailed Hitting Video Evaluations in Week 1 (Add On), which are improved upon weeks 2, 3, & 4.
- Hitting Emphasis – Balance, generating power with legs, finding the slot, and proper swing efficiency & mechanics.
- Infield Emphasis – Quick/Soft hands, proper routes to the baseball, and lots of repetition.
- Outfield Emphasis – Read steps, efficient & quick routes, Speed training & difficult catches.
- Pitching Emphasis – Learning the chess match with the hitter, finishing pitches & velocity training, repeatable mechanics.
- Catching Emphasis – Receiving the baseball, blocking, and pop-times.
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Early Care [Add On]
9:00 AM: Check-In
9:10 AM: Pre-camp talk
Emphasizes being a good teammate, time to tell campers about the prize for best teammate. They all
introduce themselves and say their favorite food. (It’s usually Pizza).
9:20 AM: Dynamic Warm Up
Light jog twice, backwards jog twice, 5 long breaths, lunges, side lunges, spiderman, high knees, butt
kicks, 5 long breaths, shuffles, karaoke, a-skip, skip for height, 5 long breaths, walking quad stretch, leg
swings, broad jumps, 5 long breaths, 50% sprint, 75% sprint, 100% sprint.
9:35 AM: Throwing Program
3-minutes at 20-30 feet, 3 minutes at 60 feet, 3 minutes at 90
feet, small kids stay at 90 for 3 more minutes, big kids 3 minutes at 120. Work their way in. (Beginners stay closer, Experts work further).
9:47 AM: Cut & Relay Races
2 or 3 teams lined up in one big line spaced out and see who can get the ball all the way down and
back first. If a throw is missed they have to go back and do that same throw again before proceeding.
WE MAKE IT HYPE & FUN.
9:55 AM: Water Break
10:05 AM: Split Into Groups
(3 groups: 6-7,8-9,10-12) We work to make them even in size by bumping kids into different groups, once
they are in groups we have them name their “team” and make it fun for them! This will be their group for
the remainder of camp and their team will compete with the other teams. (Every once in a while we’ll have them compete with the “Chinese” or “Russian” team of the same age group).
10:15 AM: Drill Circuit 1
(We send each group to one circuit and have them rotate up after 15 minutes)
Station 1: OF Drills – Over the shoulder “quarterbacks” (see how many they can get in a minute)!
Station 2: Infield Drills – Errors Game, line them up and roll them ground balls if someone makes an
error they’re out. Once they’ve all gone move up to “level 2.” Keep moving up levels until they’re all out.
The kids love the idea of “beating level 10” and so forth! That’s how we make it fun!
Station 3: Hitting Drills – “Big Man” Hitting Competition or General Hitting Station
“Big Man” Hitting Game is for cage only. 5 balls, if you hit the back net you’re still in, if not you’re out,
move the second round to 3 balls, then 2, then 1, until one man stands and he is the “big man.”
11:00 AM: Water Break
11:10 AM: Pitching Accuracy Dunk Tank or Drill Circuit 2
Various drill circuit depending on the day and choice of the camp director. *Dunk Tank depends on quantity of campers*
11:45 AM: Lunch (Must Pack Your Own Lunch)
12:05 AM: Home Run Derby
12:30 PM: Water Break
12:40 PM: Hitting Competition
(On the first day this is also when we will get the swings on video for those that purchased the video
1:00 PM: Snack (Snack & Water Break)
1:10 PM: Slip n’ Slide Baseball (The Highlight of Your Child’s Summer)
1:50 PM: Best Teammate Prize Award Ceremony
(Good Teammates Play Longer, Make More Friends, & Have More Confidence)
2:00 PM: End of 1st Day
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Extra Baseball Hours – More Focused Training for Baseball LOVERS [Add-On]
3:00 – 4:30 PM: Late Care [Add-On]
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February 22nd, 2021, Phoenix, Arizona American Baseball Camps (American Baseball Camps) is back in the Phoenix, Arizona area. American Baseball Camps founder Nick Rotola is spearheading this camp and we are anticipating over 100 ballplayers for this camp!
The emphasis of this camp:
Developing character traits in young ballplayers with a confidence-building, teammate oriented, self-esteem building baseball program over 4 days. We want to challenge ballplayers in all facets of being a baseball player including being coachable, being a good teammate, talking to coaches and umpires correctly, appreciating the sacrifice of parents and understanding the benefits of working hard
Coaching is highlighted by American Baseball Camps best: Fred Speck is the Chief Operating Officer of American Baseball Camps. Fred set numerous collegiate hitting records with a career filled with .300 or greater season in college and professional baseball. Fred will be accompanied by a plethora of local college players and coaches. Fred has run academies, coached youth, coached camps, coached college, coached everybody. We are very lucky to have Fred running this camp this summer!
ABC Summer Camps will be offering pro-grade video evaluations (add-on) with recommendations & pro-grade drills & competitions (included) designed to take strides in a young player’s baseball career.
Sessions are available now for players of all skill levels. Camps are tailored for serious little league, high school, and travel team players throughout the Wichita area.
A one-time registration fee grants every player premium instruction in every facet of their game, whether it be: infield, outfield, pitching, catching, or hitting. If your player plays any of these positions, he will get premium instruction in each area! If you would like us to focus on one area in particular, please check that box when you customize your camp!
This year’s program is an opportunity for players from Phoenix, North Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Glendale areas to get better and learn the game from great coaches.
The four-day instruction program is led by local and non-local professional and high-end Coaches through American Baseball Camps. Get better & gain confidence in baseball, whether you are on a travel team or high school team already or aspire to be on one.
Our expert coaches will help you gain an edge on the competition as you train to a higher level through the summer months. Space is limited by a low player-coach ratio. Sign up now!
How can I make this work with my busy work schedule?
We’ve structured our camp add ons to cater to busy working parents! Simply add on the extra baseball hours and the early and late care and drop off as early as 7:30AM and pickup as late as 4:30PM.
Why can’t parents stay and watch camp?
In research for his recent book, our Founder Nick Rotola studied the Sociology between parent and player in the best and worst athletes in the world. Consistently, the parents of elite athletes took a back seat in their players career. Furthermore, the more a parent imposed his/her own passion, the less passion a player had.
We believe that the best way to help players get better and gain confidence is to remove any kind of distraction or hindrance during their time at camp. When before players were looking over their shoulder at a parent now they are looking at the ball. When before they were running to their parents when things went wrong, now they are learning to self-overcome.
What if the weather is bad?
In the case of inclement weather, Friday would be a makeup day, and in rare cases of multiple rain out days Saturday and Sunday afternoon would be used as well. For kids in weekend tournaments that weekend, we would issue comparable admission into another camp. For additional inclement weather questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What should my camper wear?
Baseball pants work, but they’ll be most comfortable in athletic shorts. We provide the camp t-shirt. BRING TENNIS SHOES AND CLEATS. If you don’t have cleats, just bring tennis shoes, there will be no cleats allowed inside the training facility, but will be used outside on the diamonds by the facility.
What baseball equipment should we bring?
All baseball equipment. Catchers make sure to bring your gear.
Who does the coaching?
American Baseball Camps hires and trains high school and/or college coaches from your local area. That’s the biggest advantage of the program. While most local youth and travel team coaches have some knowledge of baseball, this is a chance for young players to get actionable instruction and tips from our approved and trained American Baseball Camps Coaches. We ensure quality by issuing post-camp surveys to parents, providing each location with our weekly program, additional equipment, and extensive staff training.
Can girls come?
Of course, anybody interested in baseball will get a lot better and have a ton of fun at this camp! Remember, we separate players based on age and general skill level for the best camp experience.
Do your coaches undergo background checks?
Our Camp Directors are contractually obligated to conduct background checks on their support staff and we conduct background checks on our Camp Directors.
How does lunchtime work?
Please pack your child’s lunch and snacks we will not be providing them at camp. However, we will be providing ample time in the shade to eat lunch and have a snack. Your kid will also receive many water breaks and we encourage you to pack plenty of water. We always provide water at camps, but just in case on a hot summer day, we prefer you to pack water as well.
What if my kid is new to baseball? Will he/she enjoy the camp?
Absolutely! American Baseball Camps are all about positive energy and being a good teammate. When ballplayers are good teammates they encourage each other and pick each other up, which makes new ballplayers much more comfortable. On top of that, our hand-picked coaching staff is trained to train each kid at their ability level – not their age level – leaving many kids feeling encouraged and confidence in their own improvement throughout the camp.
What if my kid is an expert baseball player? Will he/she enjoy the camp?
Our premium camp formula and volume-based reps give each and every ballplayer a bump in their game. American Baseball Camps is a place where a good ballplayer can get 5-6 hours of focused reps in a dream baseball environment.
What is your refund policy?
Cancellations outside of a month of camp will receive a refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations inside a month of the camp will receive a credit toward our next winter/summer camp near you – we do this because our camps are popular and fill up quickly, so if your spot is reserved we more than likely turned another kid away. If a pre-camp injury prevents a player from attending, we will refund your money upon receipt of a doctor’s explanation.
What is your coach-to-player ratio?
American Baseball Camps maintains an 8 to 1 player-to-coach ratio at our camps. Last second signups may slightly skew the ratio, but this will not compromise the integrity of the camp or the quality of instruction. We go out of our way to get you the best possible instruction in your area.
What precautions are taken for allergies?
At sign up we prompt parents to list their child’s allergies so that we can tailor a plan for each camp. Kids are not allowed to share foods and instructors aid to the allergies listed at sign up.
What are you doing about COVID-19
We here at American Baseball Camps are dedicated to ensuring each and every camper at our camp is safe and healthy. In order to this, we are taking precautions in accordance with the CDC and Local guidelines. The safety measurements will be dependent on the situation happening in the locality.
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*Dunk Tanks & Obstacle Courses are for eligible camps*