The camp’s purpose is to assist participants in improving their baseball skills and developing proper playing habits. The friendship and learning of sportsmanship and related athletic values are additional benefits.
Emphasis is on teaching basic fundamentals and essential skills in all phases of the game. Instruction is divided equally between hitting, base running and defensive fundamentals. Individual attention is given to each camper at his chosen position. Each instructional session includes drills to help them correct faults and to perfect the skills they are developing.
Teaching aids include instructional film sessions, videotape analysis and pitching machines. Batting tunnels and mounds scaled to each age group are used in the instructional work.
Intra-squad games are played daily. Participants are closely observed and mistakes are corrected.
Every effort is made to assist them in using their knowledge in game situations in order to develop necessary physical and mental skills.
Hard work and fun are coordinated to provide a pleasant atmosphere and a proper learning environment. We make every effort for the camp to be an experience each participant will always remember.
FACILITIES: One of the finest college baseball parks in the southern area: batting cages, pitching machines, batting tees, pitching mounds scaled for each age group and other instructional aids are available; excellent dressing and training rooms in Chadwick-Dickson Intercollegiate Athletic Building.
City parks available for games in each age group. Also available for campers’ use is the Bryce Griffis Baseball Practice Center. The facility is 10,400 square feet and includes a full-size infield area when the nets of two batting cages are raised. Portable pitching mounds and pitching machines are available.
WHAT TO BRING: Practice clothes will be needed in addition to a glove or mitt, batting helmet and baseball shoes. Games cannot be played in shorts but they can be worn in practice sessions.
SANCTIONED: The Delta State Baseball Camps are sanctioned by the Mississippi High School Activities Association, Mississippi Private School Activities Association and the Activities Associations of adjoining states. Our university health center is on call and staffed with qualified medical attendants. Every effort is made to protect your camper’s health.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call (662) 846-4291 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Statesmen Baseball Camps are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).