May 13, 2014
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss baseball program will hold four different types of camps this summer at Pete Taylor Park, including two- one-week sessions for kids, a summer showcase, and a pair of specialized sessions including one for pitching/catching and one for hitting/defense. The following is information on each of these camps of which all will take place at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field:
Summer Kid's Camps
There are two week-long sessions this summer for kids in grades 1-7. Campers will be divided into groups by age to ensure quality and safety. These camps will cover fundamentals such as hitting, base running, defensive techniques, primary and secondary positions. The camp will be limited to the first 100 applicants. Each camper will receive a USM Camp T-shirt and insurance. Cost for each four-day camp is $165. Times for each day will begin with sign-in taking place from 8:15-9 a.m., with the conclusion of each day at 12 noon. The camp dates are June 9-12 and July 14-17.
Summer Showcase Camp
The Summer Showcase Camp is designed to allow current high school freshman through junior college sophomore (JUCO freshmen must be an academic qualifier) baseball players the chance to showcase their abilities and receive instruction from current Southern Miss coaches, various junior college coaches and other four-year institutions. The camp is set to take place July 19 and registration begins at 11 a.m. The camp starts at 12:00 noon and end when all camp participants have completed the session. The itinerary will include instruction specific to their defensive position, improving 60-yard dash times, and hitting. Pitchers will be allowed to participate at both positions. Cost is $155 and includes insurance, instruction and a camp T-shirt.
The one-day Pitching and Catching Camp is scheduled for June 28. The camp is designed to instruct and improve attendee's overall pitching or catching abilities. The cost is $100. All campers will receive Lunch and a camp T-shirt. The camp begins at 9 a.m., and ends at 3 p.m. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., at Pete Taylor Park. Pitchers will be instructed on velocity training, arm care, front side direction, acceleration, tempo control, command philosophy, mental approach, and other aspects of the USM pitching approach. Catchers will receive instruction on receiving, blocking, throwing mechanics, plays at the plate, bunts, pop-ups, game management, arm care and catching drills practiced by Southern Miss players.
The one-day Hitting and Defense Camp is scheduled for June 29. The camp is designed to instruct proper techniques used by Southern Miss hitters, infielders and outfielders. The day will be divided up with defense in the morning and hitting in the afternoon. The cost is $100. All Campers will receive lunch and a camp T-shirt. The camp will begin at 9 a.m., and end at 3 p.m. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.,, at Pete Taylor Park. Hitters will receive instruction and provided drills on pre-pitch mentality, proper load and timing mechanics, tee work, soft toss, front toss, extension with finish, body and physical training care, and other aspects used by USM players and coaches. The defense portion of the camp will include infield and outfield techniques and drills. Infielders and outfielders will learn all aspects from pre-pitch routines to finishing throwing motions on all plays. This includes ground balls and fly balls, as well as throwing mechanics to proper bases and arm care. Campers are allowed to participate in both days. Each individual session is $100. However, if you register for both sessions, June 28 and June 29, the cost for both combined is $175.
Camp Registration for all Southern Miss Baseball Camps can take place at www.southernmissbaseballcamps.com. For any questions or advanced information, please contact Southern Miss assistant coach Clint Brown at 601-266-6542 or email Clinton.Brown@eagles.usm.edu.