- 22, 2017
2017 Rhode Island Baseball Skills Clinic
Hitting Barn @ Bill Beck Field- Kingston, Phode Island
Ages: 7-14 | Camp Times: 9:00am
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The Rhody February Vacation All Skills Clinic will focus on the fundamentals of hitting, pitching, fielding, and catching.
Over the course of the skills clinic, players will learn the proper techniques of each aspect of the game:
Hitting: Stance, stride, balance, bat path, and power
Pitching: Balance, stride, lower half mechanics, proper arm path and arm care
Catching: Stance, receiving, blocking, and throwing
Fielding: Stance, footwork, positioning, arm action, and transfer
Players will run through the same drills as a URI Baseball practice, geared towards teaching the younger athlete proper hitting and pitching mechanics. All aspects of baseball will be covered during the course of the week including simulated games!
We suggest that all participants sign up early in order to ensure a place in camp!
Detailed Camp Description
Players are expected to bring a glove, baseball pants, sneakers, and a bat, batting gloves and helmet if they have one.
Built in memory of former Rhode Island baseball and football coach, Bill Beck Field originally opened in 1966 and has since served as the home of the Rams.
In November of 2007, an anonymous donor pledged $1-million to the Rhody baseball program, initiating facility renovations designed to equip the Rams with one of the finest ballparks in all of New England. Seventeen months and $1.4-million dollars later, the 2009 Rhode Island baseball team has a completely resurfaced field consisting of the same artificial FieldTurf used by the Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays. Also included in the renovation project were a new backstop, scoreboard, fencing and bullpens.
Aside from providing URI with an outstanding competitive advantage, the improved facility also requires significantly less maintenance which, in turn, allows the team to spend more time on the field throughout the year. After additional fundraising goals are met, the Rams plan to install lighting and construct stadium style seating.
Camp Check-in Information
Registration begins at 8:45am, located at the Hitting Barn on right field side of field.
Directions to Camp
Bill Beck Field (URI Kingston Campus)
Meals / Snacks
Lunch will not be provided.
Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way we communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey as the camp draws closer will be passed on to you via the e-mail address that you supplied when you signed up for camp. Please make it a habit to check your e-mail daily, this will eliminate any confusion and or miscommunication.
What if I have to cancel a camp?
We do not offer refunds on canceled campers, just a future camp credit if you decide to cancel, but we do have what is called "Cancellation Protection". We offer basic Cancellation Protection to allow participants some peace of mind in case plans change. This allows us to keep our prices low and provide the best service possible. Due at the time of registration, Cancellation Protection entitles you to a full refund of camp fees should you cancel your registration more than 14 days prior to the start of an overnight camp, and 7 days prior to the start of a day camp. If you cancel within 14 or 7 days of the start of your session, we will give you a camp credit for all money paid. The credit is valid for three years from camp date . Credit with insurance is transferable to family members or friends, and good toward a future camp.
Medical forms will be attached to your e-mailed receipt and are available on-line. Please print fill out and bring to camp.
We will be selling Rhode Island Baseball Merchandise at this event.
Camp Hotel / Dorm Information
This is not an "overnight" camp. Players traveling from out of town will be responsible for securing their own hotel accommodations.
Click here for info regarding the Hampton Inn - South Kingstown, RI
Click here for info regarding the Courtyard Marriott - Newport, RI/ Middletown, RI
Click here for info regarding the Newport Harbor Hotel Marina - Newport, RI
Airport Pickup / Dropoff Information
Rhody Baseball Camp does not provide airport transportation.