SAN JOSE, CA- The San Jose Giants announced today that they will host their seventh annual Summer Camps July 10-13 (Session 1), August 5-8 (Session 2) and August 17-18 (Session 3) at Municipal Stadium. All three camps will focus on developing baseball skills for boys and girls ages 8 through 14.
Camp participants will receive the most personal interaction and focused attention possible as all camps will maintain a 10:1 camper to coach ratio. The San Jose Giants recognize the importance of individual instruction and are committed to having numerous instructors on-hand.
The coaching staff will be led by former San Jose Giants player and current Account Executive and Camp Coordinator, Taylor Wilding. Wilding spent six seasons playing professional baseball, including two years with the San Jose Giants as a relief pitcher in 2007 and 2008. In 2007, he was named to the All-Star team and helped the club win the California League Championship with current and former San Francisco Giants Pablo Sandoval, Sergio Romo, Travis Ishikawa, Emmanuel Burriss, Joe Martinez, Brian Bocock and Travis Denker. Wilding was also the 2008 Nettie Rappé Good Guy Award recipient.
"I am thrilled to once again have the opportunity to help develop young athletes and assist them in not only improving their baseball skills but also teaching them to apply those lessons to their lives off the field," said Wilding. "With three separate camp sessions at Municipal Stadium, there are plenty of opportunities for kids to improve and have fun on the field where I once played."
During each session, campers will work on all fundamentals of the game with a focus on base-running, hitting, throwing mechanics, catching, and fielding. Session 1 and Session 2 will run from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM each day and cost $295 per camp. Included in the registration price, each camp participant will receive tickets for the entire family to a designated San Jose Giants game, Summer Camp T-Shirt, lunch provided each day, and over 20 hours of baseball instruction! The two-day Session 3 camp will take place from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and costs $130. This camp includes tickets for the entire family to a designated San Jose Giants game and Summer Camp T-Shirt for each participant. To learn more about the San Jose Giants Summer Camps visit sjgiants.com, call (408) 297-1435 ext. 4502, or email TaylorWilding@sjgiants.com.
The San Jose Giants begin their 2013 season on Thursday, April 4 at Visalia with the home opener scheduled for Thursday, April 11 against the Rawhide. The Opening Night Extravaganza will include a postgame fireworks show, 2013 magnet schedule giveaway and more. The Giants will also feature home games on Mother's Day (May 12), Memorial Day (May 27), Independence Day (July 4) and Labor Day (September 2). On June 18, for the first time ever, Municipal Stadium will host the 2013 California-Carolina League All-Star Game. Season tickets are available for purchase online at sjgiants.com, over the phone at (408) 297-1435 and in person at the Municipal Stadium Box Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.