Gardner-Webb set for Diamond Dog Camp

May. 29, 2013 @ 08:01 AM

Gardner-Webb baseball head coach Rusty Stroupe has announced the dates for Diamond Dog Baseball Camp for the summer of 2013.

Camp will be Tuesday, June 18 and Thursday, June 20. Camp will be $40 per day and campers are welcomed to attend both days.

The June 18 session will emphasize hitting and will mainly include hitting drills, stations and situations throughout the day but will also include proper warm-up and throwing skills.

The June 20 session will emphasize throwing and fielding mechanics as well as specific defensive positions (pitchers, catchers, infielders and outfielders).

Participants will be able to rotate to different defensive positions to learn more than one. In the afternoon, there will be game situations and hitting stations as well.

The Diamond Dog camp will take place on the Gardner-Webb campus at John Henry Moss Stadium/Bill Masters Field.

There is no pre-registration form or pre-payment necessary for camp this year. However, you must notify by email (rstroupe@gardner-webb.edu) or by phone (704-406-4421) in advance in order to participate. Please indicate name and grade completed and the dates you are planning to attend.

For those in middle school, you will mainly be with other players your age. Campers should bring baseball shoes as well as flat turf shoes or tennis shoes, for use in the indoor batting cages.

Camp directors ask that participants bring a glove and a hat and to wear what they would normally wear for a baseball game.

If a player brings a bat, please have it clearly marked with your name on it to prevent confusion.

Water will be available but campers are welcomed to bring water bottles and Gatorade, etc. if they wish.