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ValleyCats Academy Camps

3-Day Cats Academy Baseball Camp (6-9 Year Olds)

Each season the ValleyCats host Academy Baseball Camps, with each camp taking place on the playing field at "The Joe," with professional instructors that include ValleyCats players and staff.

Each camp includes:

  • Tour of Joseph L. Bruno Stadium
  • Photos with ValleyCats players
  • Lunch each day
  • (4) tickets to a 2018 ValleyCats game
  • ValleyCats Academy t-shirt
  • ValleyCats cap

Minors Camp: Ages 6-9 - $140

July 24-26, 2018: 9:00am - Noon

Participants will learn the basic fundamentals of the game during this three day camp filled with instruction from ValleyCats players and coaching staff. Campers will have a chance to hit, throw, run, and field while having FUN with other campers of their own age. 

The third day of camp features an 11:00 AM ValleyCats game against the Auburn Doubledays. Sign-in will still be at the Main Gate, but campers will move to the HVCC softball field for instruction. Campers will return to The Joe at 11:00 AM to watch the game and eat lunch. More details and instructions will be provided in an email as camp approaches.

Fielding & Hitting Camp: Ages 10-13 - $125

July 18-19, 2018: 9:00am - Noon

This two-day program is designed to teach players ages 10-13 how to build their individual skills fielding and hitting. With a limited number of participants, ValleyCats players and staff will be able to adjust drills and exercises according to each group of campers.

Campers will have the opportunity to work with and meet ValleyCats players and staff while practicing on the field at The Joe. Each day will include a stretch-run-throw, offense and defense fundamentals, and hitting. Campers will take live Batting Practice on Day Two.

Pitching & Catching Camp: Ages 10-13 - $125

August 9-10, 2018: 9:00am - Noon

This two-day program is designed to teach players ages 10-13 how to build their individual skills as a pitcher or catcher. With a limited number of participants, ValleyCats players and staff will be able to adjust drills and exercise according to each group of campers.

Pitchers will learn proper throwing mechanics, along with information on proper grips for fastball and off-speed pitches. This is a drill focused camp that will give players a multitude of ways to practice at home.

Catcher will learn responsibilities of being a catcher (receiving, blocking, throwing, tag plays, bunts, and pop-ups) while learning the most specialized position on the field.


(Click on the image below to scroll through photos of past Academy Camps)

ValleyCats Academy Camps!

Camper's Check List

  • Don't forget your baseball glove, bat, and helmet!* (Labeled with your name!)
  • Sunscreen (Also labeled with your name!)
  • Wear cool, comfortable clothing
  • Water is provided, but you may bring a sports drink and/or snack.

 *If your child does not have a bat, helmet, or glove please let us know in advance. We have a limited supply here that they may be able to borrow.

Parent's Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What happens if it rains?
A: We do have contingency plans in place in the event of light rain. Plan to attend rain or shine. If it is a complete washout, we will make that call as soon as possible and let everyone know.

Q: What time does my child need to be dropped off each day?
A: Please have your child at The Joe at least 15-minutes prior to the start time. We will check everyone in at the Front Gates and then campers will meet in the stands behind the Home Dugout (3rd Base).

Q: May parents/guardians stay and watch?
A: Yes. Parents are welcome to sit and watch the camps.

Q: Where do I have to pick up my camper(s)?
A: Whoever is picking up campers must come inside the ballpark to the Picnic Pavilion to pick up the camper(s). We will then check with each camper as they leave to make sure they are with the person who is responsible for picking them up. If the person picking the child up is different than the person who dropped them off, please let us know in advance.

Q: My child is coming to camp with a friend - can they be in the same group together?
A: Yes. When you receive a confirmation email, please respond with the names of who you would like grouped together.

Q: What should I do if my child has an allergy?

A: Please let us know in advance if your child has an allergy (bee sting, food, etc). If your camper has any medications they may need if he/she has an allergy, asthma, etc, please label the container with your child's name and instructions for administering the medications. Give that information to the camp staff at check-in.