HATTIESBURG, Miss. - - The Southern Miss baseball program will hold three camps over the next few months, including a Fall Instructional League camp, a Hitting Under the Lights camp and a Fall Showcase camp at Pete Taylor Park.
The Fall Instructional League camp will be a three-week, six-session camp for high school players, grades ninth through 12th grade and the space is limited to the first 60 campers. The last day to register is Thursday, Aug., 28, and the camp runs from Sept. 2-18.
The camp will take place on Tuesday and Thursday nights with the Tuesday night sessions consisting of an instructional practice with games taking place on Thursdays. The 60 participants will be divided into four teams, with Current Southern Miss players, staff, and coaches will instruct each. On occasion, a guest speak will address a camp session. Cost of the camp is $225.
The Hitting Under the Lights camp will consist of specific hitting mechanics, approach, contact points, and other instruction related to the Southern Miss hitting philosophy. This camp is designed for high school hitters (grades 7-12) to learn from current Golden Eagle coaches and players about the proper steps to being a successful hitter. The four-week camp will take place on Monday nights (Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 20). The camp will include insurance and a USM baseball t-shirt.
The cost of the camp is $135. However, if the applicant participated in the 2014 Fall Instructional Camp, the cost is $115. Deadline for applications is Sept. 26. The first 30 applicants to have a completed registration will be assured a spot. The Fall Showcase camp, scheduled for Sat., Nov. 22, is designed to allow current high school freshmen through junior college sophomore (junior college 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 at Pete Taylor Park, with registration beginning at 11 a.m.
The camp will begin at 12 noon and will end when all camp participants have completed the workout. The price per camper is $155. This cost includes instruction, insurance, and a camp t-shirt. The itinerary will include instruction specific to each participant's defensive position, improving 60 times, and hitting at Pete Taylor Park. Any pitcher will be allowed to participate at both positions.
All applicants for all three camps should visit www.southernmissbaseballcamps.com to fill out the Online Registration Form and Camp Waiver. Directions for these forms are on the website.
For more information, contact Southern Miss assistant baseball coach Clint Brown at either 601-266-6542 or via email at Clinton.Brown@eagles.usm.edu.
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