Spring Training in Arizona is not just for pros anymore!
Join us in our 11th year for our Arizona Spring Break Baseball Camp at McQueen Park in Gilbert, Arizona. Warm up in the sun and train like the pros with the pros to get you prepared for the upcoming season.
America's Baseball Camps will teach the fundamentals and allow players to further develop their individual skills through instruction, drills and game experience. Our 'no standing around' approach means continuous reps and individual positive feedback. From the advanced player on down, its individualized for your level and ability, by our professional Arizona baseball instructors. We strive to help each participant better understand the game both mentally and physically. Our professional staff of coaches will provide the tools each player will need to succeed.
Come as a team and take advantage of group discounts. Can't make all the dates? No problem, ask about our abbreviated version. Thousands of players have come through our camps and left prepared for the season with new friends, lifelong experiences and a higher skill set. If you want to succeed, we want to help!
Detailed Camp Description
Camp will be conducted at:
500 N. McQueen Rd.
Gilbert, Az 85233
26th 12:00pm to 4:00pm Optional Hitting Camp
27th 9:00am to 2:30pm
28th 9:00am to 2:30pm
29th 9:00am to 2:30pm
30th 9:00am to 2:00pm
Please check in at McQueen Park by 11:30am on the 26th if you are participating in the Hitting Camp. For all others please check in at McQueen Park at 8:30am on the 27th.
What Will I Learn?
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.
2011 Staff members included the following Instructors:
Ed Campaniello: Former Minor League Hitting Coach Oakland Athletics Joe Pomierski: Former Professional Player Tampa Bay Devil Rays Org. Mitchell Gregg: Former Professional Player Oakland Athletics Org. Ben Boulware: Owner, Former Pro Player Chicago White Sox Org. Todd Coburn: Former Professional player Philadelphia Phillies Org. Therron Brockish: Former Scout Philadelphia Phillies Org.< Ed Trujillo: Current Assistant Coach Gilbert Communiy College
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 March 19th 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 Phoenix International Airport.
All options above are available on the Registration Page.
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
IMPORTANT! Photo copy of the front and back of your health insurance card
Signed Health & Release forms
Spending money (we recommend $100.00)
Sun Block & SPF Lip Balm (Chapstick)
Meals / Snacks
Lunch will be provided at the fields the 20th-23rd.
This is not an "overnight" camp. Players traveling from out of town will be responsible for securing their own accommodations. This is a host hotel only. Rates and availability not guaranteed.
Windmill Suites of Chandler
3535 W. Chandler Boulevard
Chandler, AZ 85226
Local Areas of Interest
The small town of Gilbert is just 25 minutes southeast of downtown Phoenix. Closer neighboring cities include Chandler, Mesa and Tempe. In 2010, Gilbert was recognized as the "36th Best Place to Live in the nation". Its growth has exploded in recent years and Gilbert has evolved into a highly educated and affluent community. Enjoy the many parks, wildlife reserves, historical and cultural offerings throughout the city and if that's not enough, a quick drive into the surrounding areas will find you a variety of activities from historical museums to modern water parks, it's all there!
Things to do and see:
· Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training (Scottsdale)
· Chicago Cubs Spring Training (Mesa)
· Colorado Rockies Spring Training (Scottsdale)
· Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Spring Training (Tempe)
· Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training (Phoenix)
· Oakland Athletics Spring Training (Phoenix)
· San Francisco Giants Spring Training (Scottsdale)
· Arizona State University (Tempe)
· Big SurfFun Waterpark (Tempe)
· Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix)
· Golfland Sunsplash (Mesa)
· Arizona Railway Museum (Chandler)
· The Phoenix Zoo
For all emergencies dial 800-222-8152 and an America's Baseball Camps staff member will give you any assistance needed.
This is an America's Baseball Camps (ABC) Experience. ABC was started by Ben Boulware, a former professional player in the Chicago White Sox Organization, in 1997. In its 14 years of existence, ABC has grown from a 10-location day camp company to one of the largest baseball instruction companies in the world. ABC now has over 400 locations in 29 states and 4 countries and is continuing to grow each year. We offer coaches clinics and a variety of camps from day camps, overnight camps to weeklong camps in destinations coast to coast. We are dedicated to taking your game to the next level so no matter what your need is or where you are, we've got the camp for you!
America's Baseball Camps is proud to be powered by SKZL. The most complete baseball training aid company in the world, for over 10 years SKLZ continues to lead in the development of baseball practice equipment for youth, college and professional athletes. The training lineup has expanded from the Hit-A-Way, to multiple swing trainers, batting tees, training bats, practice nets and now a pitching machine. Today more than ever our mantra remains the same: it's what you do off the field that makes all the difference.