Ross Natoli Advanced High School Winter Prospect Camp

2015-2017 High School Graduates

Location: DuFour Athletic Center-Washington, DC

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Starts: 8:00am / Ends: 12:00pm

Camp Cost: $100.00

Camp Description


The Ross Natoli Catholc University Baseball Advanced High School Winter Prospect Camp is designed for the advanced high school student-athlete in the 2015-2017 graduating classes who is striving to reach their full potential and eventually compete at the college level. All players will have an opportunity to meet, learn and be evaluated by current Catholic University baseball coaches.

Our Camp coaching staff and instructors will include the Catholic University Baseball Coaching Staff, led by Head Coach Ross Natoli in his 29th year, associate head coach Bobby Picardo, pitching coach Tyler McCarthy, and assistant coaches Bernie Dennis and Tim Mierzwa. Varsity players from the 2014 Catholic University Baseball Team will also be on staff to participate as assistant camp instructors and interact with prospects.

Our camp goals are to provide a forum for prospective student-athletes to display their athletic and baseball talents to the Catholic University Baseball coaching staff. We will also provide instruction to improve each player's fundamental skills, increase their understanding and confidence in all facets of the game of baseball, and prepare players to the fullest for their upcoming seasons and future college baseball careers. The camp format will emphasize pitching instruction, individual defensive position play, hitting fundamentals, base running, and strength and agility training.

Participants will be tested and evaluated in key skills areas including: arm strength, running speed, hitting, pitching, catching, throwing, fielding and base running during position-specific instructional skill development sessions. We will also include a session covering the unique features of Catholic University and the Cardinal Baseball program, academic requirements and expectations, the college recruiting and admissions process, and balancing college academics and baseball in the college environment.

To enhance personal attention and maximize skill development, additional experienced college and high school coaches may participate to ensure our camper/staff ratio will not exceed 6-to-1.

General Information


Information & Welcome Packet

Players Receive:
Quality professional instruction
Opportunity to meet, learn from & be evaluated by current Catholic University Coaches
Catholic University Skill-Drill and Baseball Workout Program Handbook
Catholic University Baseball Camp Shirt

All camps are held at the Catholic University DuFour Athletic Center which includes state-of- the-art drop down batting cages with additional hitting skills areas, indoor defensive areas, portable pitching mounds, pitching machines, indoor running track, video instructional equipment, fully equipped weight room with strength, injury prevention and plyometric conditioning equipment and a multi-purpose Field Turf outdoor practice field.

Evaluation / Feedback
We will give feedback during camp, but we do not provide a written evaluation of every camper.

Medical Staff
The camp employs a Catholic University certified athletic trainer. The trainer will be on site during all sessions to provide prompt and professional care to all campers.

All players should wear basketball or tennis shoes only when inside the DuFour Athletic Center. Black soled shoes, cleats and turf shoes will not be permitted during indoor activity! All players should bring a gym bag for their equipment and provide their own baseball glove, shoes, batting gloves, hat and wear a protective cup. Bats and helmets will be provided, but campers are encouraged to bring their own. Catchers must wear a protective cup and should bring their own equipment, as well. Most importantly, all players should CLEARLY MARK THEIR PERSONAL EQUIPMENT in advance of attending the camp. The Ross Natoli Baseball Camps, LLC, is not responsible for participant's personal equipment or personal items lost, stolen or misplaced during participation in this camp.

In addition, we may conduct some of our defensive and base running stations outside on our newly installed Field Turf multipurpose field, weather permitting. Therefore, please come prepared each day to dress appropriately to work-out outdoors for 45 minutes. Players should bring a long sleeve shirt, sweatshirt, jacket (windbreaker), sweatpants or baseball pants, and turf shoes or cleats.

Camp Check-in


Check-in and registration will begin 30 minutes prior to each camp in the1st floor lobby of the DuFour Athletic Center. Parents are encouraged to attend a short orientation meeting on the first day of each camp session and are welcome to observe all camp activities each day if they desire.

Each camp day, players can be dropped off and picked up at the entrance to the DuFour Athletic Center but parents should park in the DuFour Athletic Center parking lot at all other times. Players will be available for pick-up in the DuFour Center lobby at the end of each camp session. Prompt parent pick-up is appreciated.

Camp Waiver Information


In order to participate in Ross Natoli Baseball Camps at Catholic University, each participant must complete the CAMP WAIVER INFORMATION FORM. This completed form must be submitted in advance of participation in any camp. Participants should also bring a completed version of this form to your selected camp for submittal at camp registration and check-in. This form can be faxed or scanned in advance and e-mailed to the attention of:

Ross Natoli, Head Baseball Coach, Catholic University: 202-319-6199 (fax) or e-mail to

Download Waiver Form



Camp will be conducted at:
Catholic University DuFour Athletic Center
3606 John McCormack Drive NE
Washington, DC 20064

Directions link

Parking Information


Parents and other drivers should park in the Dufour Athletic Center parking lot at all times.



Meals are not provided. Beverages and concessions will be available for purchase at the DuFour Athletic Center.



This is not an "overnight" camp. Players traveling from out of town will be responsible for securing their own hotel accommodations.

For hotel accommodations near Catholic University go to: Click here
or contact Head Coach Ross Natoli directly at or 202-319-6092 for recommendations.



Catholic University Baseball merchandise will be available for purchase while at camp.

Miscellaneous Information


Ross Natoli Baseball Camps, LLC, reserves the right to postpone any camp due to inclement weather or unforeseen scheduling conflicts. In the event of inclement weather, campers are urged to call the camp hotline at (202) 319-6092 before leaving home. All changes in schedules will be announced at least one hour prior to camp start time. If camp is postponed, every attempt will be made to reschedule it at the earliest convenient day and time. If a make-up date is unavailable, credit in the amount equal to one day of the cost of the camp will be issued. This credit may be used for any future camp. Ross Natoli Baseball Camps, LLC, will not be responsible for sessions missed for personal reasons, and will not guarantee any make-up.

Refunds will be issued for cancellations up to one week before the start date of the enrolled camp session. Camp credit, which is valid for one calendar year, will be issued to the camper for cancellations less than one week before the start date of the enrolled session, or during the session, and will have a value equal to unattended camp days. Cash refunds will not be offered for cancellations less than one week before the start date of the enrolled session or during the session.

Contact Information


Questions regarding Ross Natoli Baseball Camps at Catholic University? Contact Ross Natoli 202.319.6092 or

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.

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