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Hitting Session: A perfect mix of “new school” sabermetrics/hitting-analytics paired with old school fundamentals, our hitting program has been proven to help ballplayers of all ages get better and hit with more confidence. We teach campers what to think, how to have a plan, and how to succeed as a hitter in any level. We also take the time to build the right habits as we fix and critique problem areas. We highly recommend you select the video swing analysis as an add on because it gives us the ability to spend extra time looking at each kid’s swing and emailing you our long-term recommendations with video examples of what we’re talking about.
Fielding Session: Our fielding session is all about getting good, quality reps. Combining the best new coaching tactics from Division 1 Collegiate & Professional ranks, our coaches have compiled just the right drills and fundamental teaching points to help each fielder take his defense to the next level.
Baserunning Session: Baserunning is more important than ever for those hoping to gain a college scholarship in baseball. Our staff has compiled just the right thoughts that should be going through your head at each base in each situation. We are excited to teach the cutting edge tactics that are helping ballplayers steal more bases, advance on more passed balls, and score on more singles from second base. Baserunners will also learn leads, when/how to tag, secondaries, dirtball reads, and stealing tactics taught by the pros.
Pitching Session: We teach you how to win the chess match with the hitter, and how to locate the right kind of pitches at the right time. Our lokator technology motivates any pitcher to start seeing the strike zone as a grid with spots to strike any hitter out. We integrate techniques to help pitchers throw more strikes, and throw harder. We are very proud of our pitching program, its the culmination of a lot of years of baseball know-how paired with the best of baseball’s newest technology and advice.
Catching Session: We refine the skills of each catcher, working on pop times, receiving, blocking, communicating, calling pitches, and more. Catcher is the fastest route to the big leagues, so we encourage every catcher to prioritize their defense with an ironed out ABC routine with many borrowed from MLB & Division 1 Catchers.
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October 11, 2019, Wichita, Kansas– American Baseball Camps (American Baseball Camps) is back in the Wichita, Kansas area. American Baseball Camps most celebrated camp director Rob Rotola is accompanied by expert coaches in each major position: catching, infield, outfield, pitching and hitting.
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 some of Wichita’s best baseball minds. Lead instructor Rob Rotola has coached two of the MLB players that have come out of Wichita. There are only a handful of MLB guys that have made it out of Wichita and he’s happened to coach two of them. Assisting him is one of the best baseball players the Wichita Wingnuts have ever had. Abel Nieves hit three-hole for every minor league club he was with including hitting over .300 at almost every level. Peaking in Triple-A for many years, and Double-A for many years, Abel has learned the game from many managers at many levels. Along with Rob and Abel, we will have former Divison 1 player at ORU and current Minor Leaguer, Nick Rotola on the coaching staff to help each camper.
ABC Winter 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. Early registration discounts are available now! 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 Wichita, Maize, Goddard, Valley Center and Andover 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 Winter months. Space is limited by a low player-coach ratio. Sign up now!
What if the weather is bad?
Our winter camps are located indoors, in order to run in all sorts of weather.
What should my camper wear?
We are asking campers to wear baseball pants for this camp. If they don’t have them, they can wear shorts. Turf shoes work best, if you don’t have them sneakers will work just fine. Molded cleats also work very well on turf, we ask that you don’t wear spikes.
What baseball equipment should we bring?
Anything that you might use in a typical game. Catchers make sure to bring your gear.
Who does the coaching?
This camp will be led by Camp Director and current Minor Leaguer Nick Rotola. Nick will be accompanied by longtime baseball coach Rob Rotola, 13 Year Professional Career Abel Nieves, Former Wichita Wingnut Leo Vargas, Newman University Assistant Coach Taylor Sanagorski, Life Prep Varsity Baseball Coach Jeff Oldenberg, accompanied by other local HS Coaches and College Players.
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?
Yes, every coach that represents American Baseball Camps undergoes a background & security check.
Can we pick up early or drop off late?
Not at our winter camp.
How does lunchtime work?
We will not be offering lunch, but will be offering snacks. Our snacks for this camp are Kodiak Cakes Bear Bites.
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. Our ABC Wichita Winter Camp is a place where a good ballplayer can get 6-18 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.
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