2013 Gaucho Baseball Academy Summer Youth Camp 2

Grades K - 8

Location: Caesar Uyesaka Stadium on the UCSB Campus-Santa Barbara, CA

Monday, July 22, 2013 to Friday, July 26, 2013

Starts: 9:00am / Ends: 3:00pm

Camp Cost: $295.00

Camp Description


Come have fun and enjoy baseball with the Gauchos! The 2013 UCSB Gaucho Youth Summer Camp offers players the opportunity to receive instruction from members of the UCSB coaching staff and team.

Players will be separated according to age/skill level. Campers will go through a series of instructional drills and participate in games each day. The goal of camp is to increase youth interest in the game of baseball.

If early drop off or late pickup are needed, you must sign up when you register for the camp. If you are not using these services you are expected to drop the camper off between 8:30am and 9:00am and pick up at 3:00pm. There will be a sign in/out sheet for parents each day.

Early Drop Off: 7:30am - 9:00am ($15.00 per day)
Daycare: 3:00pm - 5:00pm ($20.00 per day)

General Information


UCSB Youth Camps offer an opportunity for players to receive valuable instruction on the fundamental skills of baseball. Our camp staff will focus on teaching efficient mechanics for throwing, hitting, fielding, base running and the mental aspects of the game.

Campers will be made aware of the characteristics that define successful baseball players. Organized games between campers will provide a competitive outlet after specific drills have been practiced. Contests built into drills capture the learner's attention, which results in attentive practice.

Drill progressions will be aimed towards recognizing and developing good habits in all aspects of the game. General courtesy, respect for teammates and opponents, and the importance of hard work will be taught to the campers through example by the Gaucho coaching staff. Drills, skill contests, and games make this a camp kids will remember.

Players Receive:
5 days of elite, professional instruction
Teaching guide for parents - Detailed teaching points of the skills and drills from camp
Camp T-shirt
Lunch will be provided by Tropicana (Tropicana Dining) or Subway (typically 6" with chips and cookie) - Please let us know if you will bring your own

Daily Plan: Each day will have a similar itinerary to the following:
Play Catch
Offensive Rotations - both drills and games
Team Game
Defensive Rotations - both drills and games
Team Game

Family discount (15% off for each additional family member)
Repeat discount (15% off for each additional camp an individual signs up for)
Please contact baseball@athletics.ucsb.edu or 805-893-2376 for your Promo Code to use when registering.

Video Sales:
Video sales is the newest component of the Gaucho Baseball Academy. We take video of you performing during our camp and host it online (on a password protected site not viewable by anyone but you and those you send it to) for you to access with one click of a button. You have the ability to view and share the video with one click as many times as you want to with no additional cost.

There are two video packages available for purchase: skills and coach analysis. Your skills video is footage from camp of you performing a skill, either pitching or hitting, that you can view or send to other college coaches. Coach analysis video includes selected clips of your swing or pitching footage put together with a coach analyzing it as if you were having a one-on-one session with a college coach. The coach will use slow motion, telestrations, and audio comments to break down your skill/mechanics while screen recording it all. Note: the coach analysis package includes the coach's audio; it is not a separate purchase.

Skills Video $50
Coach Analysis $75
Skills Video and Coach Analysis $105

You will receive whichever video package you purchase within 10 days of the completion of camp. Video must be purchased at time of camp registration.

Skills Video Example .....

Coach Analysis Example .....

Each camper must bring his own baseball equipment. Players should be properly equipped; a glove, hat, bat, cleats, running shoes, baseball pants, belt, and socks. Helmets and water will be provided.

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.

Parents are welcome to stay and watch the camp from the stands.

Camp Check-in


Check in begins at 8:30 on Monday behind home plate

Camp Waiver Information


All students must provide proof of insurance coverage for any injury or sickness while attending this session. A waiver form is available on line at the camp web site.

Download Waiver Form



Camp will be conducted at:
UCSB Baseball Stadium
On the campus of UCSB

If you are coming South on 101:
Take exit 104 - Patterson Ave
Turn left onto N Paterson
Turn left to take CA 217 toward campus
Turn right at roundabout onto Mesa Rd
Turn left onto Stadium Rd

Coming North on 101:
Take exit 104B/CA 217 toward UCSB
Turn right at roundabout onto Mesa Rd
Turn left onto Stadium Rd

Parking Information


Parking is not free. If you are staying make sure you purchase a ticket thru one of the automated machines.



Lunch will be provided.



See FAQ page for detailed hotel information.

Airport Pick-up / Drop-off Information


All campers are responsible for their own transportation to/from Santa Barbara, CA.

Miscellaneous Information


What if I have to cancel a camp?
We do not offer refunds on cancelled campers, just a future camp credit if you decide to cancel, but 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 more than 14 days prior to the start of an overnight camp, and 7 days prior to the start of a day camp. If you cancel within 14 or 7 days of the start of your session, we will give you a camp credit for all money paid. The credit is valid for three years from camp date. Credit with insurance is transferable to family members or friends, and good toward a future camp.

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