The 10th Annual Seattle Summer Baseball Camp by SKLZ is designed to provide the youth player with instruction in all aspects of the game. Players will spend up to 25 hours practicing drills and playing in games 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.
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Campers will have the opportunity to receive instruction from some of the top coaches from the region. Much of the Pac 12, University of Washington Baseball Coaches will be teaching all week + some former Professional players and few top High School coaches from state.
America's Baseball Camps by SKLZ are known nationally for a "non-standing around" approach meaning players get the maximum amount of work in daily and have a blast doing it. Eat, live and breathe the game with us while we train daily at the Marymoor Park turf fields in Redmond, just several miles east of Seattle.
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 July 30th 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 Seattle International Airport.
All options are available on the Registration Page.
Detailed Camp Description
Location, Dates and Times
Camp will be conducted at:
6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE
Redmond, WA 98052
2012 Staff to include.....
Jordon Twohig: Assistant Coach University of Washington Tanner Swanson: Assistant Coach University of Washington Jim Fitzgerald: Director of Operations University of Washington Ben Boulware: Former Pro Player Chicago White Sox Organization Dave Smart: Infield Director National Infield Camps Chris Tamminen: Current Head Baseball Coach Skyline High School Ryan Smart: Hitting & Infield Instructor Rock Creek Training Center Justin Gabriel: Pitching/Hitting - Current UW undergraduate Assistant Coach Brian Wolfe: OF/Hitting/Pitching if necessary. Current UW player. Kainoa Correa: Infield Coach & Rec Coordinator for Univ of Puget Sound Brady McGuire: Catching/Hitting - Former Husky player and current student at Bellevue College Nate Santiago: Infield/Hitting/Base running - Current Assistant Coach at Pierce College Taylor Smart: Current player for Univ of Tennessee
July 30th: Optional Hitting Camp 2:00pm - 6:00pm
July 31st: 9:00am - 2:30pm
Aug 1st: 9:00am - 2:30pm
Aug 2nd: 9:00am - 2:30pm
Aug 3rd: 9:00am - 2:00pm
All Campers should check in at the main baseball diamond at Marymoor Park by 8:30am on the morning of the 31st (hitting campers check in at Marymoor Park by 1:30pm on the 30th).
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 July 30th. 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 11:00am 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 Seattle 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)
*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
IMPORTANT! Photo copy of the front and back of your health insurance card
Signed Health & Release forms
Toiletries (including powder or spray for sweat rashes)
Pants, shorts & shirts for night activities
Tennis shoes (or other comfortable shoes for after camp)
Spending money (we recommend $100.00)
Calling Card or Cell Phone
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.
Reminder, in choosing option two you must reserve your own hotel room. To make reservations please call Jennifer Willis at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Seattle Bellevue/Kirkland 425-828-6585. Please tell Jennifer that you are a part of America's Baseball Camps and you would like to book a room out of the reserved parent block. Lastly, any fees incurred due to any cancellations are the customer's responsibility and not that of America's Baseball Camps (ABC).
La Quinta Inn & Suites Seattle Bellevue/Kirkland.
10530 NE Northup Way
Kirkland, WA 98033
Local Areas of Interest
Seattle summers are among the best in the country and attract visitors from far and wide who come to see the famous Space Needle and Pike Place Market. You'll find fantastic dining, art and northwest culture at every turn. If you are a fan of spectator sports, you can always find an event within the city. Catch the Seattle Mariners this season at Safeco Field -- rain or shine! or Seattle's newest professional team, the Seattle Sounders FC, at Qwest Field -- the official home turf for the Seattle Seahawks.
Things to do and see:
· Pike Place Market
· Seattle Center (home of the Space Needle)
· Olympic Sculpture Park
· Seattle Art Museum
· Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour
· Woodland Park 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.