Players and Parents:
Below you will find all of the information you need regarding this year’s U.S. Baseball Academy program. If you have additional questions, you can contact us via email at email@example.com, or call us at 866-622-4487 option 1. We’re available Monday through Friday, 9 am – 4 pm by phone.
CAMP DATES AND SESSION TIMES
Please log in prior to your start date to verify your dates and session times. You can view your registration HERE. Use your player’s last name and the email address submitted during registration to view your account.
Because we have reserved the facilities for the specific days of the camp, and scheduling additional days will be difficult, we will avoid postponing sessions due to weather at all costs.
In the event that we cannot host camp on one of the scheduled dates, we will always post the notification to our website.
We will always send an email with additional information. When possible, we will send a text or robo-call notification. While we ask coaches for advance notice, in some instances, postponements may be posted inside of one hour prior to camp. If you are traveling long distance, please keep this in mind.
Please note: If there is no information listed on our website, then we have not yet received information from the Site Director regarding any changes. Please make sure that you check the website and email before coming to camp if the weather is questionable.
**All weather notifications will be posted HERE **
Any sessions postponed due to weather will be made up. If weather turns bad during the day, parents or emergency contacts should be available to pick players up if necessary.
Sessions will last 55 minutes for six week camps and 85 minutes for four week camps. Each session will begin promptly, so please arrive a few minutes before your sessions begin. Players may stretch in an out-of-the-way place while the previous session ends, but must stay clear of interfering with other sessions.
What to wear: Players should wear something comfortable for working out and weather appropriate. Please bring your cleats and gym shoes each week. In some instances, the camp may be moved indoors or outdoors, weather permitting.
Hitting: Every player in the hitting camp must bring a bat. Because some players may be taking more swings in a shorter period of time than they are accustomed to, it would be wise to wear batting gloves if you have them.
Pitching: Participants in the pitching camp should bring a glove. It is not necessary to bring a baseball. Remember, participants in the pitching camp must supply their own catchers. Because our coaches are working with the pitchers in a hands-on manner and all pitchers are participating in throwing drills simultaneously, each player needs to have someone catching for him. The catcher can be a parent, older sibling or friend. If the catcher is a friend or teammate, a mask is required. We do not want two players in the same session catching for each other, because each will only receive half as much instruction.
Catchers: Participants in the catcher’s session should bring their own gear: shin guards, chest protector, mask and a protective cup. If you do not own your own catcher’s gear, you should be able to borrow it from your coach or league.
Fielding/Baserunning: Participants in the fielding/baserunning should bring their own glove
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If you miss a session because of illness, vacation, or a schedule conflict, there can be no make-ups. Additionally, there are no partial refunds for missed days. We pride ourselves on maintaining the player-coach ratio and limiting enrollment in each session. If we allowed extra players in a hitting session because they missed the week before, it would be unfair to others and would compromise the instruction for everyone.
It is important that players not swing the bat unless they are at a station being instructed by a coach. If a player would step out of a station and swing the bat, or if players walking onto the floor to start the day swing their bats, there is a good chance someone could get hit. DO NOT SWING BATS unless you are in a station being instructed, and it is your turn to hit.
Parents are welcome to watch from the sidelines during the hitting, fielding and catching program. The site director will designate a viewing area that will allow you to observe the camp and take notes. We ask that the parents respect this space to allow the coaches to give their full attention to the player. Please wait until the end of the session if you have any questions about a particular drill.
For additional information about the camp including equipment, t-shirts, player groups, and info regarding the progressive nature of our program, please click here.
Glendale Sports Complex
2200 Fern Lane
Los Angeles-Glendale, California 91208
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NOTES FROM THE SITE DIRECTOR
Report to baseball field
I hope you’re looking forward to camp with as much enthusiasm as we are. Call us or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.