2009 Baseball Camps and Clinics

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More than 80 percent of CMU's high school signees have attended CMU baseball camps.  Theses camps offer you opportunities to develop your baseball skills with the coaching staff of a proven collegiate program, which has the most Mid-American Conference (MAC) titles in the league since CMU began MAC play in 1973.  In addition to learning from expert coaching staff, your camp experience will include working out in top quality facilities.  Camps take place at Theunissen Stadium- a $5 million stadium offering amenities similar to minor league baseball parks- and the Indoor Athletic Complex- a facility with a 100-yard turf bay featuring eight batting cages and a 7,500 square foot strength and conditioning center.  

Grand Slam Camp
June 21-23, 2009
Ages 13-19
Cost:  $250 Boarding (meals and housing) or $180 Commuting (lunches only)
Registration:  5:00-6:00 p.m.
Camp Ends:  4:00 p.m.

With detailed drills and instruction, players leave this camp with knowledge of advanced techniques in pitching, catching, hitting, bunting, fielding, base running and overall game skills.  Players compete in competitive scrimmages featuring some of the most talented players in the state.

Little League Day Camp
June 22-24, 2009
Ages: 8-12
Cost:  $125 (lunch provided)
Registration:  8:00-9:00 a.m.
Camp Runs:  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Young baseball players learn the fundamentals of offense and defense and have the opportunity to play in actual games.  This camp has become a favorite of Little Leaguers and focuses on every area of Little League fundamentals.

Potential Prospect Day Camp (P2)
July 20, 2009
Grades:  9-12
Cost:  $55 for one session or $100 for both
Registration:  Pitching/Catching 8:00-9:00 a.m.   Positional Skills Noon-1:00 p.m.
Camp Runs:  Pitching/Catching 9:00 a.m. - Noon  Positional Skills 1:00-4:00 p.m.

This camp is split into two three-hour sessions that offer professional skill instruction in hitting, pitching and position work.  The first session is for pitchers and catchers and the second session is for position players.  Many campers participate in both sessions, which enables them to showcase their versatility and potential to play multiple positions and to enhance their skills for playing at a Division I university.

 

CAMP PERSONNEL

Steve Jaksa Head Coach

Mike Villano Assitant Coach, Pitching Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

Jeff Opalewski- Assistant Coach

JT Jones - Volunteer Assistant Coach

FACILITIES

Central Michigan’s indoor athletic facilities cover more than 500,000 square feet, including the multimillion-dollar Indoor Athletic Complex, completed in 1999.  The facility features a 100-yard turf bay with eight batting cages, a 200-meter track bay and a 7,500 square-foot strength and conditioning center.  The nearby Student Activity Center features a 6, 800 square-foot weight fitness center, aquatic center and more.

TO ENROLL

1.  Request a brochure by clicking here

2.  Print off Baseball Registration PDF Form at the bottom of the page and mail with payment to CMU Sports Camps, IAC 115, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 or fax with credit card to (989) 774-2540.  Checks should be made out to Central Michigan University (CMU)

3.  Enroll On-line by clicking here

GROUP DISCOUNTS/REFUND POLICY

Group Discounts:  are available in groups of 10 or more.  Please contact the camp office for details at 800-CMU-4-FUN.

REFUND POLICY:  Cancellations 72 hours (three days) or more before the start of camp will be refunded in full, minus a nonrefundable $50 deposit.  Cancellations after the 72-hour period before the start of camp will be refunded up to 50 percent of the amount paid, minus the nonrefundable deposit.  After camps begin, prorated refunds are given only in instances of illness or injury.  Please submit refund requests in writing by e-mail cmucamps@cmich.edu, fax 989-774-2540, or mail (postmark date applies).  June camp refund request will be considered if received by July 3, 2009.  July camp refund requests will be considered if received by August 4, 2009.

MEDICAL CARE AND CAMP CONDUCT

Each camp participant must have received a physical examination within the year before attending camp and must be certified by his or her physician as physically able to participate in the sports camp.  CMU will provide a fully qualified trainer during instruction times.

Medical bills are the responsibility of the participant’s parent or guardian.  CMU carries excess medical insurance with limits up to $2,000 per accident per participant, subject to a $500 deductible.  This means the coverage is in excess of the participant’s own insurance, or in excess of a $500 deductible, whichever amount is greater.  The deductible and any other medical expenses not covered by insurance are the responsibility of the participant’s parent or guardian.

Campers must attend all sessions unless excused for medical reasons.  Campers who do not follow conduct rules for camp will be dismissed without a fee refund.  Use of drugs or alcohol is prohibited.  CMU reserves the right to cancel any of its sports camps up to one month before the starting date of the camp.

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity within its community (see www.cmich.edu/aaeo).

CMU (an AA/EO institution) provides individuals with disabilities reasonable accommodations to participate in university activities, programs and services.  Individuals with disabilities requiring an accommodation to participate in a CMU sports camp should contact Sarah Whitman, 989-774-2151, upon enrollment.

 

 

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