Join the close to 90 players, that attended last year, for our 10th Annual Seattle Summer Baseball Camp. This camp is designed to provide the players with pro instruction in all aspects of the game. Players will spend up to 20 hours practicing drills and playing in games while receiving verbal assessment of their skills throughout the week.
Our daily formats are written by directors with years of Professional baseball backgrounds and mirror a Spring Training type day. Huge reps and teaching all day long with live games mixed in.
Campers will have the opportunity to receive instruction from some of the top coaches from the region.
America's Baseball Camps are known nationally for a "non-standing around" approach meaning players get the maximum amount of work in daily and have a blast doing it. Eat, live and breathe the game with us while we train daily at the Marymoor Park turf fields in Redmond, just several miles east of Seattle.
Campers will be broken into groups by age and ability levels.
General age divisions are:
8-11, 12-13, 14-16 and 16+ *players will be moved up, by ability
Professional Pitching Mechanics or Swing Video Analysis
Players will be evaluated personally with Video Analysis software and have the chance to have their swing and/or their pitching mechanics broken down by a Professional Instructor. Professional Instructors will provide an evaluation of feedback, changes and recommend drills to help fix or improve your swing and/or your pitching mechanics.
Check out our One Day Hitting Camp!
We will be conducting an extensive Hitting Camp on August 4th from 11:00am-3:00pm. This camp will cover every aspect of hitting and is a great way to "kick off" the week.
All options are available on the Registration Page.
Camp will be conducted at:
6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Ball Fields #1 and #2 - turf fields (no metal cleats allowed)
2013 Staff members included the following Instructors:
Ben Boulware: Former Pro Player Chicago White Sox Organization Mike Gange: Current Coach Easton Baseball Select Team Ryan Smart: Hitting & Infield Instructor Rock Creek Training Center Shaun Guinn: Assistant Coach Edmonds Community College Jared Fisher: Current Player University of Washington Taylor Johnson: Director of Operations University of Washington Scott Kelly: Head Coach Edmonds Community College
Levi Lacey: Head Coach Everett Community College
Tanner Swanson: Assistant Coach University of Washington Scot McDonald: Head Coach Dallas High School
Brady McGuire: Student Assistant Coach University of Washington Nate Sadler: Current Coach Kirkland Merchants
Alex Schmidt: Current Player University of Washington Ryan Starwalt: Head Coach Crescent Valley High School Rick Teegarden: Assistant Coach Shoreline Community
August 4th: Optional Hitting Camp 11:00am - 3:00pm
August 5th: 9:00am - 2:30pm
August 6th: 9:00am - 2:30pm
August 7st: 9:00am - 2:30pm
August 8th: 9:00am - 2:00pm
All Campers should check in at the main baseball diamond at Marymoor Park by 8:30am on the morning of the 5th (hitting campers check in at Marymoor Park by 10:30am on the 4th).
Daily Schedule Breakdown
Typical Day at Camp
09:00am: Roll call
09:10am: Break into groups/teams
09:20am: Warm up/Stretch
10:00am: Station work... (Infield, Outfield, Hitting, Pitching, Catching, Baserunning)
As a player you will be evaluated by a professional eye and receive hands on, intense baseball training. Our goal as a staff is to provide you with the tools to better your game, increase your knowledge, skill and confidence and assist in getting you to the next level of play and beyond.
This is what you can expect to work on while at camp:
Stance, Balance, Mechanics, Situational Hitting & Swing Path for hitting
Mental preparation and Hitting Philosophy
Hand-eye coordination drills for all aspects of the game
Opposite field hitting (staying inside the baseball)
Hitting with two strikes - Hitting Off-speed pitches
Situational hitting including Bunting
Base Running with Leads, Steals, etc.
Infield play-corner play & middle infield play
Infield mechanics, huge reps, tweaks, turns, feeds
Outfield play - including throwing from the outfield
Outfield play- routes, positions, jumps, footwork
Pitchers throw during daily scrimmages
Pitching - balance, delivery, pitches, grips & more
Pitching mechanics with fixes all weeklong
Catcher Skills - receiving, blocking, throwing & more
Daily scrimmage games to put all together!
Note: All players will also have the option to train in multiple positions and specific areas of their choice.
What to bring
Remember to label all equipment, equipment bags and belongings with your name and contact info
Baseball T-shirts or jerseys
Baseball socks and sliding (compression) shorts
Baseball bat and batting gloves
Helmet (if you have one)
Baseball glove (mitt for catchers)
Catchers gear (catchers only)
Long sleeve shirts or pullover jacket
Additional items to bring
IMPORTANT! Photo copy of the front and back of your health insurance card
Signed Health & Release forms
Calling Card or Cell Phone
Sun Block & SPF Lip Balm (Chapstick)
Meals / Snacks
We will provide lunch at the fields each day for all campers.
Local Areas of Interest
Seattle summers are among the best in the country and attract visitors from far and wide who come to see the famous Space Needle and Pike Place Market. You'll find fantastic dining, art and northwest culture at every turn. If you are a fan of spectator sports, you can always find an event within the city. Catch the Seattle Mariners this season at Safeco Field -- rain or shine! or Seattle's newest professional team, the Seattle Sounders FC, at Qwest Field -- the official home turf for the Seattle Seahawks.
Things to do and see:
· Pike Place Market
· Seattle Center (home of the Space Needle)
· Olympic Sculpture Park
· Seattle Art Museum
· Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
· Woodland Park Zoo
For all emergencies dial 800-222-8152 and an America's Baseball Camps staff member will give you any assistance needed.
This is an America's Baseball Camps (ABC) Experience. ABC was started by Ben Boulware, a former professional player in the Chicago White Sox Organization, in 1997. In its 14 years of existence, ABC has grown from a 10-location day camp company to one of the largest baseball instruction companies in the world. ABC now has over 400 locations in 29 states and 4 countries and is continuing to grow each year. We offer coaches clinics and a variety of camps from day camps, overnight camps to weeklong camps in destinations coast to coast. We are dedicated to taking your game to the next level so no matter what your need is or where you are, we've got the camp for you!