Mansfield University Baseball Camps
During each college baseball camp, players are divided into two separate camps. The Little League Division (ages 8-12) Emphasizes player development with two age groupings to assure the best possible instruction. Whether you are an All-Star or a beginner, This camp is a one of a kind experience. A recreation program is provided with swimming each day. The only camp geared exclusively for the youth player.A Special Transition Division is offered for players ages 12-13, emphasizing the skills necessary for the step up to a regulation field.For ages 13 and above, get set for Intensified Instruction on beautiful Shaute Field with the best camp staff in the Tri-State area. If you are the type of player that can't get enough of the game, this is the camp for you. Our goal is to provide the atmosphere and advanced level instruction to help you succeed.
Baseball theory and all fundamentals (hitting, bunting, base running, sliding, fielding by position, team defense, and pitching) will be taught with lectures, demonstrations, and practice drills daily. There will be a heavy emphasis on hitting with hitting instruction provided on 10 high-tech drill areas.Campers will participate in a minimum of eight games during the week. Batting cages and pitching machines are available. Each player will receive a detailed written evaluation along with a chance to be videotaped.
Shaute Field is one of the premier college baseball facilities in Pennsylvania and in the country. Included are press box, consession stand, renovated bathrooms, infield tarp, practice field, eight practice mounds, and eight fully equipped batting cages with pitching machines. State of the Art video analysis equipment is available to film pitchers and hitters. Seven additional fields are used for games and drills. On campus the campers will enjoy the game and recreation rooms, 6 lane swimming pool, complete weight room, snack bar, and souvenir stand. Van transportation is provided to fields.
In the 134 years that baseball has been played at Mansfield University, no head coach has won as many games in as short amount of time as Harry Hillson. Since 1992, Hillson has directed his Mountaineers to seven Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East titles, five PSAC Championships, three North Atlantic Regional Championships and three trips to the NCAA Division II World Series. . Now in his 16th season at the Mounties' helm, Hillson recorded his 200th, 300th, 350th and 400th victories faster than any other Division II coach in Pennsylvania history. A nationally recognized authority on hitting, only one of Hillson's teams have finished with less than a .324 batting average with six of his teams being ranked among the top five hitting teams in Division II season-ending statistics. In addition, 13 of Hillson's players have been drafted. Hillson has also coached scores of All-Americans, All-Regional, and All-PSAC Players.
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