The College Coaches Youth Skills Camp will be held on December 28th, 2017 at Evolution Sportsplex in Auburn Hills, Michigan. This first session of camp is from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM and is open to players currently in grades 1st-4th. The second session of camp is from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM and is open to players currently in grades 4th-8th. 4th graders may choose whichever session they please. The camp will allow for our staff of college coaches and current and former college players to interact with campers in an instructional environment while also giving feedback on the various skill metrics that will be measured through-out the sessions. Campers will be broken down into groups based on their grade. The camp tuition will be $85 and will run from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM or from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM.
As part of the event we will be offering all youth coaches and parents the opportunity to participate in a free coaching clinic that will also be put on by our staff during the event. This will provide the coaches and parents the platform to be a part of and see the drills being done with the campers.
The camp will consist of instruction and training in all three phases of the game including hitting, pitching and fielding. Our camp staff will train campers in a series of drills and techniques that are currently be used at their respective universities. All work will be done in small groups or one on one and will be age specific.
A typical camp will be limited in numbers to ensure proper instruction and attention Our goal for a player-to-coach ratio is 6:1 but will not exceed 8:1.
WHAT TO BRING
All campers need to bring athletic tennis shoes, softball cleats and all other equipment they would need to compete in a game (bat, glove, helmet, pants, etc).
TYPICAL CAMP SCHEDULE
8:30 AM → Check In
9:00 AM → Defensive Rotations
10:00 AM → Hitting Rotations
11:30 AM → Specialty Breakdown - Pitching, Catching, Outfield, Infield
12:30 PM → Conclude Camp
12:30 PM → Defensive Rotations
1:30 PM → Hitting Rotations
3:00 PM → Specialty Breakdown - Pitching, Catching, Outfield, Infield
4:00 PM → Conclude Camp
This session will feature instruction on various defensive techniques including proper throwing and catching mechanics, footwork on ground balls and fly balls, and drill to improve defensive athleticism. Players will be allowed to work in all defensive areas on the field and will test various metrics such as throwing accuracy and velocity.
This session will include instruction on various aspects of hitting including swing mechanics, proper set up and finish, as well as drills to increase overall bat speed. Players will work in individual, small group and large group settings while also testing various metrics such as exit velocity with the use of radar technology.
This session will include specific instruction on pitching, catching and individual positional work. Players will be trained and tested on such metrics such as pitching mechanics, throwing velocity, pop times and transfer and exchange for infielders.
GAMES, CONTESTS & COACHES FEEDBACK
There will be a focus on fun based activities allowing campers to engage in spirited competitions around hitting, fielding, throwing and running. As part of this we will also be able to measure home to first times, as well as other types of games based on space and numbers. Campers will also be allowed with parents and coaches to ask questions and gain feedback.