Summer Youth Camp | Session 1
Summer Youth Camp
Summer Youth Camps offer players the chance to learn from Triton coaches and players through specific training and drills, as well as compete against their friends and teammates in games. We will split into age/skill specific groups in order to gear the instruction properly. Here is what the typical day will look like:
Functional Catch - this will be the basics of catch play integrating the fundamentals of each position group - double play turns and throws, relay catches and throws, ground ball footwork and throws on backhands and forehands, getting behind a fly ball and throwing to a base, tags, fielding bunts, etc.
Infield Stations - we will cover ground ball fundamentals and build into advanced plays - double plays, diving, forehands and backhands.
Beat the Infielders - a game designed to challenge the infielders and put pressure on them to not only catch the ball but make a quality throw. Players and coaches will be hitting ground balls in an attempt to "beat" the infielders.
Pitching and Catching - pitchers will get to throw live bullpens to catchers - both groups will receive instruction during this time.
Hitting Stations - we will use tees, front toss, machines and live batting practice to cover the mechanics of a great swing as well as the approach for handling tough pitching. We will discuss and train hitting hard line drives.
Games - we will play games including over-the-line (focus on quality defense and hitting the ball up the middle), two-base (requires defensive positioning and communication as well as offensive strategy and directional hitting), and coach/player pitch scrimmages.
There will be a sign in/out sheet for parents each day.
Bullying will not be tolerated at any Triton Baseball events including Youth Camps. Any instance of bullying will be taken seriously and handled by the camp director. UC San Diego Baseball has the right to remove any camper involved in bullying from the remainder of camp for the day or week with no refund.
- Campers receive a Triton Camp T-shirt.
- Lunch can be purchased each day for $10. If you do not want to purchase lunch, please send with your camper each day. As camp approaches we will send out an email with the meal plan for the week.
- We will have snacks and drinks for sale at camp each day – Snack punch cards available for purchase on day 1 of camp.
- We will have a first aid staff member and water will be provided.
Check in begins at 8:15am on Monday behind home plate. The remainder of the week drop off will begin at 8:30am, but campers do not need to arrive until 9:00am.
Each camper must bring his own baseball equipment. Players should be properly equipped; a glove, hat, bat, cleats, running shoes, baseball pants, belt, socks, helmet, sunscreen and snacks. If you are a catcher, please bring your catching gear each day if you have it.
Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way we communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey as the camp draws closer will be passed on to you via the e-mail address that you supplied when you signed up for camp. Please make it a habit to check your e-mail daily, this will eliminate any confusion and or miscommunication.
Parents are welcome to stay and watch the camp from the stands.
Camp will be conducted at:
Triton Ballpark on the campus of UC San Diego – Map and directions provided on our camp website.
Parking is not free. If you are staying, make sure you purchase a ticket through one of the automated machines.