JUNIOR DAY BASEBALL | Westfield, MA
DESIGNED FOR HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PLAYERS
WHO WANT TO WORK DIRECTLY WITH COLLEGE COACHES
WESTFIELD, MA → HOSTED BY
Westfield Starfires - Bullpens Field | Westfield, Massachusetts
MONDAY, AUGUST 17TH, 2020
$185 For 1 Session | $285 For 2 Sessions | $335 For 3 Sessions
Event Update - Please be aware that messaging was sent to all participants at the email used for the registration process on July 15th regarding the latest adjustments. If you did not receive this we suggest looking in your spam box or junk folder.
The above update was for the originally scheduled event on June 23rd at Tufts University.
EACH CAMP HAS LIMITED ENROLLMENT | ONLINE REGISTRATION IS IMMEDIATE
WHEN CAMP IS FULL, REGISTRATION CLOSES AUTOMATICALLY
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Penn State Harrisburg
Worcester State University
Junior Day is designed for high school baseball players that want to work directly with college coaches in an on-field environment. The event is for those players who are focused on becoming college baseball student-athletes or want to learn more about that process. The camp will feature quality instruction from active college coaches, evaluations provided by the coaching staff through the instructional process, and a Discussion on College Athletics for both players and parents. The Junior Day Prospect Camp and Showcase will feature measurements and instruction on the latest metrics in baseball such as exit bat velocity, throwing velocity, running times and others. The college coaches on site will not only provide these metrics but will also instruct the campers on how to improve them. The camp is open to all high school baseball players and is restricted in enrollment. The player-to-coach ratio will not exceed 8:1. These camps are in compliance with all NCAA rules.
The Pitching / Catching Session will run from 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM.
The Infield / Outfield Session will run from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM.
The Hitting Session will run from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM.
All campers and their parents from every session will have the opportunity to participate in the Discussion on College Athletics. This discussion will be part of each session throughout the day. Multi session registrants will only need to attend one of these discussions.
Each Session will consist of instruction in the following areas; skill work, strength work, mental training, metric based testing and instruction as well as education about the recruitment process. All skill work will be in direct small groups, one-on-one or at times a large group instructional setting. All information and instruction will be age specific. The cost of the camp will be $185 for one session, $285 for two sessions or $335 for three sessions. Space is limited. These sessions are expected to fill quickly.
Our goal for a player-to-coach ratio is 6:1 but will not exceed 8:1.
ALL PLAYERS WILL RECEIVE
A post camp profile with all metric based information that was taken from the camp. This will be emailed after the camp is completed directly to the email that was used during registration
Instruction from all college coaches attending the event.
Opportunities to ask questions about their skills and get to know the college coaches.
One-on-one and small group instruction.
An open discussion about the NCAA recruiting process, rules, and regulations (parents are encouraged to either stay or come back for this segment. Questions are encouraged as to help answer questions and bust myths about the recruiting process).
All campers will be numbered so the coaches can identify each player.
TYPICAL EVENT CONSISTS OF 40 PITCHERS | 20 CATCHERS | 40 INFIELDERS / OUTFIELDERS | 60 HITTERS
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS IMMEDIATE WHEN CAMP IS FULL, REGISTRATION CLOSES AUTOMATICALLY
ENROLLMENT MAY ALSO BE FURTHER LIMITED OR EXPANDED BASED ON EACH INDIVIDUAL FACILITY. ADDITIONAL COACHES WILL ALWAYS BE ADDED TO ENSURE THE RATIOS REMAIN 8:1
Each player will receive a personalized profile from the event listing all metrics and stats that were registered by the staff. In addition, players will receive verbal feedback from the different levels of college baseball represented at the camp. Coaches will evaluate each player based on their experiences at their level of college baseball and give feedback when appropriate. This will allow each participating baseball player the opportunity to get a much clearer idea of where their skills may fit at the college level.
To encourage interaction between the coaches and players, we highly recommend players to ask questions of the staff and obtain any and all information they would like to know. The evaluation is designed to be informative but not restrictive. Each Junior Day Regional can differ slightly when it comes to the feedback given but generally speaking players will be evaluated in areas of the game such as: arm speed (velocity), ball exit speed off of bat, 60-yard dash, home to first base, and throwing accuracy. Players will also be instructed in improving the skills areas that they are having evaluated. Through dialogue with the coach’s players will be provided with information that they can use to compare and contrast where they stand with current college baseball players.
WHY IS IT A CAMP AND A SHOWCASE?
Well, because it's the best of both worlds. Players want to showcase their skills to coaches, but they should also want to learn from the coaches. Coaches want to evaluate players and their skills so they can teach them appropriately, just like they do with their own players. Coaches also want to see how players react to new instruction, new techniques and how they socialize with peers and other coaches.
THE COLLEGE COACHES AT JUNIOR DAY ARE ON THE FIELD ALL DAY
JUST LIKE THEY ARE FOR THEIR OWN PRACTICES & GAMES
DISCUSSION ON COLLEGE ATHLETICS
The College Athletics Education Seminar will be held during camp and is for all members of the family. The seminar will last approximately 45-60 minutes. The discussion will cover topics like: The NCAA Recruiting Rules, How to Promote Yourself, What Coaches Look For, The Best Way to Make a Video, What to Expect Playing College Athletics and How to Talk to College Coaches. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and will come out of the event having a much better idea of what college athletics is all about. Parents and players are encouraged to ask questions during the discussion.
JUNIOR DAY IS RUN BY CURRENT COLLEGE COACHES
PITCHING / CATCHING SESSION → 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
This session will include advanced instruction and problem solving on all aspects of pitching including mechanics, velocity development, pitch variation, delivery tempo, and adjustments to improve command. In addition, each pitcher will have their pitches evaluated for velocity variance as well as peak velocities. We will work via lecture and drills throughout the course of the sessions. The catching segment will cover various drills for receiving, blocking and throwing footwork. During the skill sessions, pitchers and catchers will be divided into small groups, with all bullpen work being done one-on-one with the various coaches. Catchers will work in small groups with one-on-one instruction on drill work and live bullpen work. All players will be placed in small groups with other participants of similar age.
INFIELD / OUTFIELD SESSION → 11:00 PM - 1:30 PM
This session will focus on sound fundamental techniques of infield / outfield play via footwork drills, throwing drills, arm strength evaluation, hands / glove development and proper positioning. Each player will work individually in the "field" with the members of our coaching staff. Players will be divided into groups by age and will receive many repetitions. All players registered for this session will also be measured for various metrics relative to running and athleticism.
HITTING SESSION → 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
This session will focus on sound fundamental techniques of hitting via lecture, tee work, dry swing breakdown, side/front toss, and live hitting in the cage. Also, special attention will be given to exit velocity off the bat and techniques to improve this very important metric. Each hitter will work individually in the cages with the members of our coaching staff. Hitters will be divided into groups by age and will receive many swings. In addition, all players registered for this session will also be measured for various metrics relative to running and athleticism.
TENTATIVE CAMP SCHEDULE
PITCHING / CATCHING SESSION → 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
8:00 AM → Pitchers Arm Care & Flat Ground Throwing / Catchers Pop Time Evaluations
9:00 AM → Bullpens & Velocity Evaluation / Catchers Live Work Pitchers in Bullpen
10:00 AM → Small Group Pitching Rotations / Catching Drill Session
INFIELD / OUTFIELD SESSION → 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
11:00 AM → Infield Drills / Outfield Drills - Footwork, Skill Development
12:00 PM → Infield Drills / Outfield Drills - Throwing Efficiency, Direction & Evaluation
1:00 PM → Speed Training Metrics & Training**
HITTING SESSION → 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
1:30 PM → Hitting Lecture & Hitting Drills
2:30 PM → Hitting Skill Session & Exit Velocity Evaluation
4:30 PM → Speed Training Metrics & Training**
5:00 PM → Final Comments, Dismissal
DIRECTIONS TO BULLPENS FIELD