Oct. 5, 2007
Notre Dame head baseball coach Dave Schrage has announced the dates for the 2007-2008 Notre Dame Winter Baseball Camps, which will feature three separate sessions for aspiring baseball players (Dec. 8, Jan. 12-13, and Jan. 26).
The Fighting Irish Youth Camp will take place on Sat., Dec 8, 2007, and is open to all players in grades 1-8. Ths session for ages 6-11 will be held from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. while a session for ages 12-14 will be held from noon to 3:00.
The High School Skills Camp will take place on Jan. 12-13 (Sat.-Sun.), 2008. This camp is open to all players who are freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors in high school. The two-day camp will cover multiple aspects of the game, including: pitching, hitting, catching, fielding and baserunning. This camp serves as an opportunity for aspiring collegiate players to be recruited and evaluated by the Notre Dame staff and other collegiate coaches.
The Irish coaching staff also is introducing a new Father/Son Camp, to be held on Sat., Jan. 26, 2008. This interactive camp is open to all youth players grades 1-8 and will focus on development through drills and fundamentals. Campers and their parents will be able to participate in the drills and instruction while working with the Irish players and staff during a Notre Dame baseball practice. The current Irish players also will be available for pictures and autographs.
Coach Schrage and the members of his coaching staff - Scott Lawler, Sherard Clinkscales and Graham Sikes - will join a variety of other high school and college coaches who will be on hand to provide quality baseball instruction for each of the three winter camps.
All campers will receive a Notre Dame baseball t-shirt to wear during camp.
Additionally, coach Graham Sikes will be running Notre Dame's Hitting Academy. This hitting academy will take place on six Sundays (Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28, plus Nov. 11 and 18). Hitters will receive an hour of instruction in groups of four. The Academy will run each week from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. For more information and to sign up, contact coach Sikes at (574) 631-6366 or email at email@example.com
Interested campers and parents are invited to download a camp brochure (via the PDF link included below) or contact coach Sikes for additional information (574-631-6366; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org).