The 15th Annual Dallas Area Baseball Camp is designed to provide players intense instruction in all aspects of the game.
Our camps are known nationally for a "non-standing around" approach meaning players get the maximum amount of work in daily while receiving verbal assessment of their skills throughout the week.
Our daily formats are written by directors with years of Professional baseball backgrounds and mirror a Spring Training type day. Huge reps and teaching all day long with live games mixed in.
Our baseball camps in Texas are staffed with former and current professional players, college coaches and scouts who are extremely experienced and share one common goal - to provide you with the tools you need to take your game to the next level and beyond. Eat, live and breathe the game with us while we train daily at John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas.
Campers will be broken into groups by age and ability levels.
General age divisions are:
8-11, 12-13, 14-16 and 16+
For your convenience, America's Baseball Camps has three options to meet your camp needs.
Package #1: Day Camp Option (no accommodations)
Package #2: Overnight Staying w/ Parents Option (Parents pay for hotel room) Hotel room fees not included, see Accommodations below for more info on reserving a room.
Package #3: Overnight Staying w/ other Players Option (hotel room included in camp fees)
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 26th from 2:00pm-6:00pm. This camp will cover every aspect of hitting and is a great way to "kick off" the week.
Airport Pick-up / Drop-off
For our out-of-town campers, we provide airport pick-up and drop-off at the Dallas International Airport.
All options are available on the Registration Page.
Detailed Camp Description
Location, Dates and Times
Camp will be conducted at:
John Paul II High School
900 Coit Rd.
Plano, TX 75075
July 24th: Optional Hitting Camp 2:00pm - 6:00pm
July 25th 9:00am - 2:30pm
July 26th 9:00am - 2:30pm
July 27th 9:00am - 2:30pm
July 28th 9:00am - 2:00pm
2016 Staff members included the following instructors:
Jerod Aker: Current Head Coach Apollo High School / USA Baseball
Sean Brinkley: Former Head Coach Georgia Perimeter College
Mike Brumley: Former MLB Player & Manager (Seattle Mariners)
Mark Flatten: Former Pro Scout Toronto Blue Jays
Royce Holder: Current Manager Professional League (USA & Netherlands)
Joe McDonald: Former Asst. Coach Western Oregon University
Bill Mosiello: Current Asst. Coach Texas Christian University
Jeff Osterode: Former Professional Player Seattle Mariners Organization
Brandon Wilkerson: Former Professional Player Houston Astros Organization
Curtis Wilkerson: Former Professional Player Texas Rangers Organization
All Campers should check in at the main baseball diamond at John Paul II High School by 8:30am on the morning of the 24th (hitting campers check in at John Paul II High School by 1:30pm on the 25th).
Attention Fly-In Players without parents (ones we are picking up from the airport): Players need to do their best to arrive before 4:00pm on June 25th. If you are attending the hitting camp please do your best to arrive before 11:00am so we can get you to camp on time. If you arrive later than 12:00pm for hitting camp this is ok, it will just be a little tighter for us. On the last day of camp, the camp will end at 2:00pm, so schedule your departure out of Dallas sometime between 4:00pm and 6:00pm if possible, can be earlier if necessary. We would however prefer you to do your best in scheduling your return flight as close to the 4:00pm to 6:00pm time slot as possible.
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)
12:30pm: Station work... (Infield, Outfield, Hitting, Pitching, Catching, Baserunning)
*Discussion and demonstration precedes all station work*
02:40pm: Overnight Campers proceed back to accommodations
06:30pm: Group Activity
08:30pm: Free Time
10:30pm: Lights out
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 Pants (at least 2 pair)
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)
Meals / Snacks
We will provide three meals a day for overnight campers and lunch will be provided at the fields each day for both the day and overnight campers.
Homewood Suites by Hilton
4705 Old Shepard Place
Plano, TX 75093
Let the Homewood staff know that you are with ABC Baseball Camp at John Paul HS and state the dates you would like to stay.
Local Areas of Interest
Dallas is the ninth-largest city and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation. The ultra modern and sophisticated city attracts worldwide travelers, making the area the premier visitor and leisure destination in Texas. Blend in moderate weather, year-round sports and true Southern hospitality for a true "taste" of the Dallas difference.
Things to do and see:
· Six Flags Over Texas
· Dallas World Aquarium
· Dallas Arboretum
· Sixth Floor Museum
· Dallas Heritage Village
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 18 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!