DESIGNED FOR HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PLAYERS
WHO WANT TO WORK DIRECTLY WITH COLLEGE COACHES
**PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR UPDATED SCHEDULE
EACH CAMP HAS LIMITED ENROLLMENT | ONLINE REGISTRATION IS IMMEDIATE
WHEN CAMP IS FULL, REGISTRATION CLOSES AUTOMATICALLY
Junior Day is designed for high school baseball players that want to work directly with college coaches in a on field environment. The event is for those players who are focused on becoming college baseball student-athletes or want to learn more about that process. The camp will feature quality instruction from active college coaches in uniform, evaluations provided by the coaching staff through the instructional process, and a Discussion on College Athletics for both players and parents. The Junior Day Prospect Camp and Showcase will feature measurements and instruction on the latest metrics in baseball such as exit bat velocity, throwing velocity, running times and others. The college coaches on site will not only provide these metrics but will also instruct the campers on how to improve them. The camp is open to all high school baseball players and is restricted in enrollment. The player-to-coach ratio will not exceed 8:1. These camps are in compliance with all NCAA rules.
The Discussion on College Athletics will be held during the hitting session rotations. Those who have only registered for pitching and catching will be taken at 11:00AM to have the discussion. Anyone who is only registered for infield/outfield session, may go directly to the rotation that includes the discussion at 1:00PM
Each Session will consist of instruction in the following areas; skill work, strength work, mental training, and education about the recruitment process. All skill work is in small groups and one-on-one and will be age specific. The cost of the camp will be $179 for one session, $279 for two sessions or $329 for three sessions. Space is limited. These sessions are expected to fill quickly.
Our goal for a player-to-coach ratio is 6:1 but will not exceed 8:1.
ALL PLAYERS WILL RECEIVE
TYPICAL EVENT CONSISTS OF 30 PITCHERS | 20 CATCHERS | 40 INFIELDERS / OUTFIELDERS | 60 HITTERS
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS IMMEDIATE WHEN CAMP IS FULL, REGISTRATION CLOSES AUTOMATICALLY
ENROLLMENT MAY ALSO BE FURTHER LIMITED OR EXPANDED BASED ON EACH INDIVIDUAL FACILITY
Each player will receive verbal feedback from the different levels of college baseball represented at the camp. Coaches will evaluate each player based on their experiences at their level of college baseball and give feedback when appropriate. This will allow each participating baseball player the opportunity to get a much clearer idea of where their skills may fit at the college level. Because we want full interaction between coaches and players we do not provide written evaluations. We ask our staff to be fully engaged in the teaching and evaluating process and not be lost in a form. For this reason, we highly encourage players to ask questions of the staff and obtain any and all information they would like to know. The evaluation is designed to be informative but not restrictive. Each Junior Day Regional can differ slightly when it comes to the feedback given but generally speaking players will be evaluated in areas of the game such as: arm speed (velocity), ball exit speed off of bat, 60 yard dash, home to first base, and throwing accuracy. Players will also be instructed in improving the skills areas that they are having evaluated. Through dialogue with the coach’s players will be provided with information that they can use to compare and contrast where they stand with current college baseball players.
WHY IS IT A CAMP AND A SHOWCASE?
Well, because it's the best of both worlds. Players want to showcase their skills to coaches but they should also want to learn from the coaches. Coaches want to evaluate players and their skills so they can teach them appropriately, just like they do with their own players. Coaches also want to see how players react to new instruction, new techniques and how they socialize with peers and other coaches.
THE COLLEGE COACHES AT JUNIOR DAY ARE ON THE FIELD ALL DAY
JUST LIKE THEY ARE FOR THEIR OWN PRACTICES & GAMES
DISCUSSION ON COLLEGE ATHLETICS
The College Athletics Education Seminar will be held during camp and is for all members of the family. The seminar will last approximately a 45-60 minutes. The discussion will cover topics like: The NCAA Recruiting Rules, How to Promote Yourself, What Coaches Look For, The Best Way to Make a Video, What to Expect Playing College Athletics and How to Talk to College Coaches. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and will come out of the event having a much better idea of What College Athletics is All About. Parents and players are encouraged to ask questions during the discussion.
JUNIOR DAY IS RUN BY CURRENT COLLEGE COACHES
PITCHING / CATCHING SESSION → 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This session will include advanced instruction and problem solving on all aspects of pitching including mechanics, velocity development, pitch variation, delivery tempo, and adjustments to improve command. In addition, each pitcher will have their pitches evaluated for velocity variance as well as peak velocities. We will work via lecture and drills throughout the course of the sessions. The catching segment will cover various drills for receiving, blocking and throwing footwork. During the skill sessions, pitchers will be divided into small groups, with all bullpen work being done one-on-one with the various coaches. Catchers will work in small groups with one-on-one instruction on drill work and live bullpen work. All players will be placed in small groups with other participants of similar age.
INFIELD / OUTFIELD SESSION → 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
This session will focus on sound fundamental techniques of infield / outfield play via lecture, footwork drills, throwing drills, arm strength evaluation, hands / glove development and proper positioning. Each player will work individually in the "field" with the members of our coaching staff. Players will be divided into groups by age and will receive many repetitions. The last hour of speed training metrics and training will be ran with the Hitting Session. If a player is registered for both Infield / Outfield and Hitting they will only go through this segment once.
HITTING SESSION → 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This session will focus on sound fundamental techniques of hitting via lecture, tee work, dry swing breakdown, side toss, and live hitting in the cage. Also, special attention will be given to exit velocity off the bat and techniques to improve this very important metric. Each hitter will work individually in the cages with the members of our coaching staff. Hitters will be divided into groups by age and will receive many swings. The first hour of the speed training metrics and training will be run with the Infield / Outfield Session. If a player is registered for both Infield and Hitting, they will only go through this segment once.