CAMP CURRICULUM

Diamond Club Summer Camps are focused on the ultimate goal of making the game of baseball a fun and rewarding experience for each camper we work with.  Our curriculum centers on teaching the correct fundamentals, drill processes, and mental approach, regardless of age or ability level.  Because of our low camper to coach ratio (6:1), coaches are able to effectively teach each player the proper progressions based on his skill set, day-to-day and week-to-week.  Players are separated into groups based on their age and take part in drills and competitions within their division in order to ensure the best possible competitive balance for a fun and developmental experience while at camp.  Whether you are just beginning to play or are an accomplished travel ball player, every camper will learn what they can improve upon to reach their potential.

In order to make the game as engaging as possible, our curriculum helps define what success looks like for baseball players.  In a sport full of statistics and failure, players need to understand that success is more than just a box score.  Are you learning the proper fundamentals to hit the baseball hard?  (As a side note, that is the number one thing we hear from kids as to what makes the game fun!)  Do you know what it means to make a productive out, to move a runner, to sacrifice bunt or hit a sacrifice fly?  Do you understand that as a pitcher, it is about throwing strikes and working efficiently?  Do you know how to properly strengthen and maintain a healthy arm?  We strive to make players aware of not only 'how we change patterns and habits', but 'why' it is important to change and what positive impact that change will have on results.

Players will leave camp with various drills they can use to correct and enhance their skills, as well as an understanding of how to practice and prepare for game time.  We stress the importance of hard work, quality repetitions, focused intensity, positive attitude and the responsibility each player has to his teammates, coaches, parents and himself!

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE:  MONDAY - WEDNESDAY

 

8:30AM STAFF INTRO’S, SAFETY RULES/ EXPECTATIONS, GROUPS

 

8:35AM ACTIVE DYNAMIC WARM-UP

 

8:45AM LEADS/STRIDES

 

9:00AM CAMPERS THROW (ALL)

 

9:15AM WATER / GROUP SET-UP (ALL)

 

9:20AM DEFENSIVE POSITION WORK: 20 MIN. ROTATIONS (CHOOSE 2 STATIONS):

STATION #1 – CATCHING  *HOMEPLATE

STATION #2 – INFIELD *INFIELD

STATION #3 – OUTFIELD 

STATION #4 – PITCHING 

 

10:05AM WATER BREAK

 

10:10AM TEAM DEFENSE (15 MIN. ROTATIONS - FLIP GROUPS)

GROUPS 1-4 - POP FLY PRIORITIES

GROUPS 5-8 - PICKS/RUN DOWNS

 

10:40AM DRY HACKS/EXPLAIN STATIONS 

 

10:50AM OFFENSIVE DRILL STATIONS IN CAGES (11 MIN. STATIONS)

HITTING GROUPS 1-4 FIRST, HITTING GROUPS 5-8 SECOND

 

(ROTATE IN ORDER)

STATION 1 – FRONT-TOSS IN CAGE - STRESS RHYTHM AND TIMING

STATION 2 – TEES - HANDS ABOVE BALL

STATION 3 – LIVE

STATION 4 – HEAVY BALLS - WORKING THROUGH CONTACT

 

10:50AM CONTROLLED SCRIMMAGE 1 - GROUPS 5-8

 

11:35AM CONTROLLED SCRIMMAGE 2 - GROUPS 1-4

 

12:20PM REVIEW/PICK UP

 

12:30PM DISMISS

COMPETITION THURSDAY SCHEDULE

 

8:30AM REVIEW YESTERDAY AND PREVIEW TODAY

 

8:35AM ACTIVE DYNAMIC WARM-UP (STAFF)

 

8:40AM LEADS/STRIDES

 

8:50AM CAMPERS THROW (ALL)

 

9:00AM WATER / GROUP SET-UP (ALL)

 

9:10AM COMPETITION STATIONS: 12 MIN. ROTATIONS:

STATION #1 – FLY BALL CONTEST

STATION #2 – HITTING CONTEST

STATION #3 – FIELDING CONTEST

STATION #4 – THROWING ACCURACY CONTEST

 

10:05AM WATER BREAK

 

10:10AM TEAM DEFENSE (15 MIN. ROTATIONS - FLIP GROUPS)

GROUPS 1-4 - PFP

GROUPS 5-8 - WHIFFLES

 

10:40AM DRY HACKS/EXPLAIN STATIONS 

 

10:50AM OFFENSIVE DRILL STATIONS IN CAGES (11 MIN. STATIONS)

HITTING GROUPS 1-4 FIRST, HITTING GROUPS 5-8 SECOND

 

(ROTATE IN ORDER)

STATION 1 – FRONT-TOSS IN CAGE - POSITIVE COUNTS

STATION 2 – TEES - LEAD HAND/TOP HAND

STATION 3 – LIVE

STATION 4 – WHIFFLES - OPPO DRILL

 

10:50AM CONTROLLED SCRIMMAGE 1 - GROUPS 5-8

 

11:35AM CONTROLLED SCRIMMAGE 2 - GROUPS 1-4

 

12:20PM REVIEW/PICK UP

 

12:30PM DISMISS

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