America's Baseball Camps and the University of California San Diego have teamed up to bring you our 16th annual San Diego Pro Baseball Camp. In 2010, the UCSD baseball team won a second consecutive NCAA West Regional Championship. We are excited to welcome 2012 CCAA Coach of the Year, Eric Newman, and his Assistant Coach, Rob Avila, along with other professional instructors for this amazing week of baseball.
Players will train daily at the beautiful Triton Ballpark, home of the UC San Diego Tritons. Don't expect to stand around! Just as in college baseball, we spend our training time on drills, skills and games. Players will spend up to 20 hours with our professional staff while receiving verbal assessment of their skills throughout the week. The goal for our staff is to provide the tools you need to take your game to the next level… and beyond!
Detailed Camp Description
Campers will be broken into groups by age and ability levels.
General age divisions are:
8-11, 12-13, 14-16 and 16+
Professional Pitching Mechanics or Swing Video Analysis
Players will be evaluated personally with Video Analysis software and have the chance to have their swing and/or their pitching mechanics broken down by a Professional Instructor. Professional Instructors will provide an evaluation of feedback, changes and recommend drills to help fix or improve your swing and/or your pitching mechanics.
Check out our One Day Hitting Camp!
We will be conducting an extensive Hitting Camp on June 19th from 2:00pm-6:00pm. This camp will cover every aspect of hitting and is a great way to "kick off" the week.
All options are available on the Registration Page.
Location, Dates and Times
Camp will be conducted at:
Triton Ballpark at the University of California San Diego
3432 Voigt Drive
San Diego, CA 92037
Directions to Triton Ballpark:
From Interstate 5, Exit Genesee Ave.
Head east on Genesee
Turn right (west) on Campus Point Drive
Turn right on Voigt Drive
Park in lot 701. Baseball field is directly east of lot 701. Additional parking is available in the East parking lot.
June 19th: Optional Hitting Camp 2:00pm - 6:00pm
June 20th: 9:00am - 2:30pm
June 21st 9:00am - 2:30pm
June 22nd 9:00am - 2:30pm
June 23rd 9:00am - 2:00pm
2016 Staff members included the following instructors:
Rob Aguirre: Assistant Coach San Diego Christian College
Rob Avila: Assistant Coach University of California San Diego
Mike Bando: Assistant Coach San Diego Christian College
JT Bloodworth: Assistant Coach University of California San Diego
Corey Burleson: Assistant Coach University of California San Diego
Nick La Face: Assistant Coach University of California San Diego
Joe McDonald: Head Coach Boulder Creek H.S. Former Coach W.O.U.
Eric Newman: Head Coach University of California San Diego
Noah St. Urbain: Current Scout Chicago White Sox Organization
3 Current Players: University of California San Diego
All Campers should check in at Triton Ballpark by 8:30am on the morning of the 20th. Hitting campers will check in at Triton Ballpark by 1:30pm on the 19th.
Daily Schedule Breakdown
Typical Day at Camp
09:00am: Roll call
09:10am: Break into groups/teams
09:20am: Warm up/Stretch
10:00am: Station work... (Infield, Outfield, Hitting, Pitching, Catching, Baserunning)
*Discussion and demonstration precedes all station work*
As a player you will be evaluated by a professional eye and receive hands on, intense baseball training. Our goal as a staff is to provide you with the tools to better your game, increase your knowledge, skill and confidence and assist in getting you to the next level of play and beyond.
This is what you can expect to work on while at camp:
Stance, Balance, Mechanics, Situational Hitting & Swing Path for hitting
Mental preparation and Hitting Philosophy
Hand-eye coordination drills for all aspects of the game
Opposite field hitting (staying inside the baseball)
Hitting with two strikes - Hitting Off-speed pitches
Situational hitting including Bunting
Base Running with Leads, Steals, etc.
Infield play-corner play & middle infield play
Infield mechanics, huge reps, tweaks, turns, feeds
Outfield play - including throwing from the outfield
Outfield play- routes, positions, jumps, footwork
Pitchers throw during daily scrimmages
Pitching - balance, delivery, pitches, grips & more
Pitching mechanics with fixes all weeklong
Catcher Skills - receiving, blocking, throwing & more
Daily scrimmage games to put all together!
Note: All players will also have the option to train in multiple positions and specific areas of their choice.
What to bring
Remember to label all equipment, equipment bags and belongings with your name and contact info.
Baseball T-shirts or jerseys
Baseball socks and sliding (compression) shorts
Cleats or spikes
Baseball bat and batting gloves
Helmet (if you have one)
Baseball glove (mitt for catchers)
Catchers gear (catchers only)
Long sleeve shirts or pullover jacket
Additional items to bring
- Cell Phone
- Tennis Shoes or Turfs (In case we cannot wear cleats in batting cages)
- Sun Block & SPF Lip Balm (Chapstick)
Lunch will be provided at the fields each day for all campers.
Local Areas of Interest
The City of San Diego, home to the Chargers and the Padres, is the 6th most populous city in the US. From its world-famous zoo and aquarium to its bountiful beaches, San Diego's vibrant and exciting lifestyle has plenty to offer locals, visitors and their whole families.
Things to do and see:
· Balboa Park
· Historic Gas Lamp District
· San Diego Air & Space Museum
· USS Midway, Aircraft Carrier
· Sea World
· San Diego Zoo
For all emergencies dial 800-222-8152 and an America's Baseball Camps staff member will give you any assistance needed.
America's Baseball Camps is a premier instructional experience. In 1997 Ben Boulware, a former professional player in the Chicago White Sox Organization, dedicated himself to bringing quality baseball instruction to players across the country. Starting with summer baseball camps in 10-locations, ABC has grown into one of the largest baseball instruction companies in the world. After 17 years and with over 400 locations in 29 states and 4 countries, ABC remains dedicated to taking players to the next level. With destinations coast to coast offering baseball showcases, day, weeklong, or overnight camps, we've got the baseball camp for you. See you on the field!