2014 Summer Pitching/Catching Camp
Open to All Entrants Ages 12-18
Location: Packard Stadium-Tempe, AZ
Friday, August 1, 2014 to Sunday, August 3, 2014
Camp Cost: $299.00
This specialized camp is for pitchers and catchers who are serious about their future in baseball.
Campers will go through three days of intense training. A routine is established for the camper that focuses on specific areas needed for success in college and professional baseball. Each camper will be working with top collegiate coaches from Arizona State, current Sun Devil players, and others.
You will learn to become a complete pitcher at the Sun Devil Baseball Camps. If it is your goal to excel from the youth level through collegiate baseball and eventually onto professional baseball, it is necessary to be equipped with the right skills. At our camps, you will be exposed to proper pitching mechanics, top-of-the-line arm strength & conditioning programs, fielding your position and, most importantly, tools to develop mental strength.
Developing the correct mechanics is crucial in maximizing your pitch location, velocity, and stamina. With the simple mechanical properties you can maximize your potential. The proper mechanics are crucial in order to take the stress and pressure off the arm and keep it healthy. This allows your body to throw the ball effortlessly to maximize velocity and locate your pitches.
Everyone knows that there is more to pitching than just throwing a baseball. In order to become a successful pitcher, you must be in good health and in great condition. Being in great shape and having a healthy arm will help maximize your performance. Many players are plagued with arm injuries that could have been prevented. Here at Arizona State, we take arm strength and conditioning very serious. We set a specific time aside at our camps to explain and demonstrate the proper techniques of these exercises.
Working with campers in small groups, instructors will be able to focus on each individual camper's development. Campers will go through the same defensive drills and exercises as the Arizona State catchers. Campers will learn how to give signals properly and how to receive pitches in a manner that makes the pitcher more confident - both of which contribute to a positive pitcher/catcher relationship.
Catchers will be taught proper blocking and throwing techniques and will also learn the right way to play around home plate, such as fielding bunts, catching a popup, and blocking the plate on a play at home. Campers are encouraged to ask any questions they have so that they can leave the camp a better ballplayer, both mentally and physically.
A Final Word:
The most important aspect of our program at ASU is our mental approach to baseball. We rely heavily on a strong baseball mentality in order to succeed. It is this element of your game that will allow you to move up the ladder of organized baseball. You will have an opportunity to hear from our coaches and players on how they apply it to their own lifestyle and why it makes a difference.
Open to All Entrants within the age range.
05:00pm-07:00pm Fri (Both age groups)
09:00am-12:00pm Sat/Sun (2014-2016 HS Grads)
01:00pm-04:00pm Sat/Sun (2017 & younger)
Conditioning Techniques & Strategies
Bullpen & Long Toss Routines
Blocking the Plate
Calling the Game
Group Discount Available!
Bring your group or team of 5 or more and receive a 20% discount for all group members! Please call (480) 965-4297 for details.
Items to bring:
Baseball pants or shorts & hat
Non-cleated tennis shoes or baseball turf shoes
Catchers should bring their own gear
Please label all personal items
An ASU athletic trainer will be present during all activity.
Water will be provided continually throughout camp day.
Parents are welcome to stay, watch camp, and sit-in on camp meetings.
Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way we communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey as the camp draws closer will be passed on to you via the e-mail address that you supplied when you signed up for camp. Please make it a habit to check your e-mail daily, this will eliminate any confusion and or miscommunication.
Camper check-in will begin approximately 30 minutes before camp begins on the first day at Packard Stadium. Camp will begin promptly at 5pm Friday night. Camp payment needs to be received prior to camp participation.
The camp will be headquartered at Packard Stadium, one of the top collegiate baseball facilities in the nation. Campers will use the ASU main and practice fields, bullpens, covered hitting facility, team meeting rooms and sports medicine facility. Packard is located at the SW corner of Rio Salado Pkwy and Rural Rd in Tempe.
Parking on Sat and Sun is available free in the Packard Stadium parking lot on the ASU campus. For Friday night's session campers are asked to park in the hourly metered Packard Drive Structure for a nominal fee. All campers are responsible for their own transportation to/from camp each day.
Airport Pick-up / Drop-off Information
All campers are responsible for their own transportation to/from camp each day for this commuter camp.
A camp store with ASU baseball merchandise will be available at Packard Stadium each camp day
What if I have to cancel a Clinic?
We do have what is called "Cancellation Protection". We offer basic Cancellation Protection to allow participants some peace of mind in case plans change. This allows us to keep our prices low and provide the best service possible. Due at the time of registration, Cancellation Protection entitles you to a full refund of camp fees should you cancel your registration. If you choose not to purchase Cancellation Protection, we offer you a camp credit for the full payment to be used at a future camp. The credit is valid for three years from camp date at any of our camps. Credit is also transferable to family members or friends, and good toward a future camp. If campers choose to not use the full payment as credit toward a future camp, they will be subject to a 15% cancellation fee.