Rice Baseball Field

December 2019

Rice Winter Pitching/Defense Camp ... Ages 7-12

12/20/2019 - 12/28/2019 ~ Friday - Saturday Registration Ends: 12/27/2019$150.00 - $300.00 | Reckling Park - Rice University 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005


The focus of this camp is to provide instruction in an organized and enjoyable atmosphere through two periods.   


Pitching: Emphasis of this camp is on pitching form and defense. Pitchers will learn proper grip, arm action and overall mechanics as well as defensive instruction in areas such as fielding bunts and holding runners on base.


Defense: The focus of this camp is to provide instruction in an organized and enjoyable atmosphere while teaching defensive skills.   


For Pitching and Catching campers: when choosing positions on the registration page please put EITHER pitcher OR catcher for primary position, secondary position does not matter as you will only be working on Pitching OR Catching. 


Cost: $150.00 per camper per session - includes camp admission and a camp t-shirt.


Camp Philosophy: The continued success of the Rice Baseball Camps may be largely attributed to the staff's commitment to the individual player. Through limited enrollment, low player/teacher ratios are maintained ensuring each camper the quality instruction to maximize development. Every effort will be made to instill in each participant the muscle memory necessary to habituate correct form with drill work and close supervision. The camps are under the direction of Matt Bragga and the Rice baseball staff. Instructors may include current and former Owl players and area high school coaches.  Parents/guardians are welcome to stay and watch.


What to Bring: Baseball cap, bat, cleats, tennis shoes for possible indoor work and catching gear if you are registered as a catcher for the pitching/catching camp.


Optional: Spending money for concessions (light snacks and drinks) and Rice Baseball merchandise. 


Lunch: Lunch and/or lunch items are not available at concessions. You can pack a lunch or bring a snack to eat in between camps if you are attending more than one session.


Weather: In case of inclement weather, all camp activities will remain at Reckling Park in the indoor pitching and hitting facilities.

Please review your choice of camp(s) for accuracy before submitting final payment. Once payment has been submitted and the enrollment process is complete a $25.00 non-refundable service charge will be enacted against any refund requests through Friday, December 13, 2019. NO REFUNDS AFTER DECEMBER 13, 2019.



Please check in 30 mins prior to the start time.



Reckling Park: The Rice Owls Baseball Camps will be conducted at Reckling Park, home of the 2003 NCAA World Series Champions. Since opening day in February of 2000, this state of the art facility has ranked as one of the top venues in college baseball. Amenities include spacious chairback seating with cupholders, locker rooms for umpires, home and visiting clubs, private luxury suites, a fully equipped weight room and indoor and outdoor batting cages.


Reckling Park located on the Rice University Campus at 6100 Main. Primary entrances are #8 off University Boulevard or #18 off Rice Boulevard. Click here for map / directions


Parking Information

The best way to get to Reckling Park is to enter the Rice University campus via Entrance 8 at the intersection of University and Stockton Boulevards. Once on campus, there will be a road about 30 years from the entrance to your right next to the new Moody Center. Turn right down that road and it will take you in front of Reckling. Please follow that road until you reach an old tennis court located down the left-field line that has been converted into a parking lot. Camper pick-up and drop-off will take place in this parking lot, now called West Lot 6. Parking beyond drop-off and pick-up in this lot will not be allowed. You will be subject to ticketing/towing if you remain in this lot for the duration of camp. 


If you wish to stay to watch camp and need to park, you have several options. You may park in West Lot 1 and/or the Moody Lot for $1 per 15 minutes or $12 max per day. Please note with this option that you will have to pay each time you exit and re-enter this lot. There is additional parking for a flat rate of $1.00 in the Greenbriar Lot on the West Side of the football stadium.



Please make sure you mention you would like the Rice Rate in order to receive our discounted hotel prices.


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