Youth baseball camps offer players an opportunity to improve their skills under the supervision and tutelage of professional instructors. Marin County in California has several baseball camps, some offered by local schools and colleges, while others are sponsored by private organizations.
Future Prospects Baseball
Future Prospects Baseball (futureprospectsbaseball.com) offers a three-day baseball camp in mid-July. The camp is located in Novato and takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Players need to bring their glove, bat and cleats and parents are encouraged to stay and watch their child play. Opportunities are available for players to improve their skills through a number of related drills and an awards ceremony takes place on the last day of camp.
Nike Baseball Camp--Novato
Nike operates a baseball camp at the Indian Valley campus of the College of Marin (ussportscamps.com) in Novato. Instructors at the camp are former professional baseball players and help players improve their hitting, fielding and pitching abilities. Day camps are generally held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a week during the summer. All campers receive a Nike T-shirt, certificate and an opportunity to win prizes. The camp is open to players of all skill levels and features a low player-to-staff ratio.
Marin Catholic High School
Marin Catholic High School (marincatholic.org) is located in Kentfield and offers a baseball camp that is operated by the head baseball coach at the school. The camp takes place in July and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Players entering the third through ninth grades are able to attend the summer baseball camp in order to improve their overall baseball skills.
College of Marin
The College of Marin (marin.edu) holds the Mariner Prospect Camp in Kentfield that focuses on teaching players aged 14 to 19 the fundamentals necessary to play college baseball while educating them on the mental aspects of the game. The camp is run by the Mariner coaching staff and current and former college players. Players are able to learn about the proper mechanics of pitching, hitting, fielding, base-running, conditioning and weight training. The camp takes place from early June to mid-July and occurs two days a week from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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