This two day program is designed to teach players ages 10-13 how to build their individual skills as a pitcher or catcher. Pitchers will learn proper throwing mechanics, along with information on proper grips for fastball and off-speed pitches. Catchers will learn in responsibilities of being a catcher (receiving, blocking, throwing, tag plays, bunts, and pop-ups). Participants will also have a chance to hit. The cost of camp is $130 per camper.
Each season the ValleyCats host Academy Baseball Camps 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 2020 ValleyCats game
- ValleyCats Academy t-shirt
- ValleyCats cap
This two day program is designed to teach players ages 10-13 how to build their individual skills fielding and hitting. Campers will have the opportunity to work with and meet ValleyCats players and coaches 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 batting practice on one of the days. The cost of camp is $130 per camper.
During this three day camp, participants ages 6-9 will learn the basic fundamentals of the game with instruction from the 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 cost of camp is $145 per camper.
*Save $40 by registering for both fielding/hitting & pitching/catching camps!
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.