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Dear Coach Hillson,
Mansfield University (PA) Camps Frequently Asked Questions:
During each camp, players are divided into two separate camps. The Little League Division (ages 8-12) Emphasizes player development with two age groupings to assure the best possible instruction. Whether you are an All-Star or a beginner, This camp is a one of a kind experience. A recreation program is provided with swimming each day. The only camp geared exclusively for the youth player.
A Special Transition Division is offered for players ages 12-13, emphasizing the skills necessary for the step up to a regulation field.
For ages 13 and above, get set for Intensified Instruction on beautiful Shaute Field with the best camp staff in the Tri-State area. If you are the type of player that can't get enough of the game, this is the camp for you. Our goal is to provide the atmosphere and advanced level instruction to help you succeed.
Baseball theory and all fundamentals (hitting, bunting, base running, sliding, fielding by position, team defense, and pitching) will be taught with lectures, demonstrations, and practice drills daily. There will be a heavy emphasis on hitting with hitting instruction provided on 10 high-tech drill areas. Campers will participate in a minimum of eight games during the week. Batting cages and pitching machines are available. Each player will receive a detailed written evaluation along with a chance to be videotaped.
Each child will participate in fielding, throwing drills, and game strategy such as cut-off plays, relay throws, and actual game situations. The Radar Gun will be used to measure arm strength.
Shaute Field is one of the premier college baseball facilities in the country. Included are press box, consession stand, renovated bathrooms, infield tarp, practice field, eight practice mounds, and eight fully equipped batting cages with pitching machines. State of the Art video analysis equipment is available to film pitchers and hitters. Seven additional fields are used for games and drills. On campus the campers will enjoy the game and recreation rooms, 6 lane swimming pool, complete weight room, snack bar, and souvenir stand. Van transportation is provided to fields.
General Info-Overnight Dorms
Two to a room, in Mansfield University Dormitories. We accept roommate requests. Those with All-Star or league commitments may leave camp for games. Coaches will be living on the floors providing constant supervision.
Three nutritious meals daily for campers. Choice of at least two hot entrees with every supper and most lunches, as well as a salad bar. Our diversified menu is all you can eat and will satisfy the most picky eater.