BlueClaws Baseball Academy Launched

Great instruction and opportunities for area youth players to get ready for baseball season

Youth players can receive top notch instruction this winter through BlueClaws Baseball Academy.

November 13, 2012 7:45 AM ET

LAKEWOOD, NJ - The BlueClaws have launched the BlueClaws Baseball Academy, a series of clinics and camps that take place during the winter months designed to help local players between 8 and 18 get ready for the upcoming season.

These programs will be kept to a small number of players to allow personalization of each session and each player will receive as much attention as possible. The goal is to develop talent that will lead to better on-field performance. Teaching is at the forefront of every program we run.

The Academy's Executive Director is Joe Agnello, who spent part of the last year working for Major League Baseball player development in Asia. He spent four months in Southeast China working at an MLB Development Center helping to develop talent at the national level. Prior to his work with MLB, he spent eight years coaching college baseball, most recently at Temple University.

Weekly Clinics
BlueClaws Baseball Academy will host weekly clinics beginning in December. There will be different clinics for Infield, Catching, Pitching and Hitting, plus a College Camp Series, which will cover a wide variety of play and be run by college coaching staffs.

The College Camp Series runs on weekends beginning December 15th while the other camps will begin in late January.

Each clinic will be broken down by age group and the number of participants will be limited to maximize individual instruction.

For a full clinic schedule, please visit

Registration for any clinic can be made by calling Joe Agnello at 732-901-7000 ext 209 or online by clicking here. Each clinic is $45 per individual session or just $149 for those that book spots in all five weeks.

Agnello can be reached on the phone or by email ( with any questions.

All events will take place in the batting cages at FirstEnergy Park. These batting cages are available for rent or for private lessons. Please contact Agnello or visit for more information.

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This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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