Papago Baseball Complex in Phoenix is the host to the ABC Presidents Day Winter Camp. Our staff is dedicated to making your stay the single most important three days in your baseball career.
In attendance this year ...
Mike Brumley ... Former Major League Player -
Former Chicago Cubs Major League Hitting Coach
The purpose of America's Baseball Camps is to teach the fundamentals as well as the advanced skills of baseball to various age levels, helping each participant to better understand the game both mentally and physically. Joining us will also allow players to further develop individual skills through instruction, individual and multi-player drills and game experience as well as interaction with players off the field in a comfortable camp setting. Players will work hard but have fun at the same time.
Our Presidents Day Winter Camp is open to all individuals, groups, partial to full teams and organizations regardless of experience. Teams and groups have the option to train together as well as play in games together. We boast attendees from all over the U.S and especially welcome our international players and teams from Mexico, Japan, Netherlands, Holland and other locations around the world. Bringing players together for this great game of baseball is what it's all about!
Professional Pitching Mechanics or Swing Video Analysis
Players will be evaluated personally with Video Analysis software and have the chance to have their swing and/or their pitching mechanics broken down by a Professional Instructor. Professional Instructors will provide an evaluation of feedback, changes and recommend drills to help fix or improve your swing and/or your pitching mechanics.
Check out our One Day Hitting Camp!
We will be conducting an extensive Hitting Camp on February 16th from 5:00pm-8:00pm. This camp will cover every aspect of hitting and is a great way to "kick off" the three day camp.
All options above are available on the Registration Page.
Detailed Camp Description
Location, Dates and Times
Camp will be conducted at: Papago Baseball Complex
1802 N 64th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
16th 5:00pm to 8:00pm Optional Hitting Camp
17th 9:00am to 3:00pm
18th 8:00am to 1:00pm
19th 9:00am to 2:00pm
All Campers should check in at the Papago Baseball Complex at 8:30am on the morning of the 18th (hitting campers check in at the Papago Baseball Complex at 4:30pm on the 17th).
What Will I Learn?
As a player you will be evaluated by a professional eye and receive hands on, intense baseball training. Our goal as a staff is to provide you with the tools to better your game, increase your knowledge, skill and confidence and assist in getting you to the next level of play and beyond.
This is what you can expect to work on while at camp:
Stance, Balance, Mechanics, Situational Hitting & Swing Path for hitting
Mental preparation and Hitting Philosophy
Hand-eye coordination drills for all aspects of the game
Opposite field hitting (staying inside the baseball)
Hitting with two strikes - Hitting Off-speed pitches
Situational hitting including Bunting
Base Running with Leads, Steals, etc.
Infield play-corner play & middle infield play
Infield mechanics, huge reps, tweaks, turns, feeds
Outfield play - including throwing from the outfield
Outfield play- routes, positions, jumps, footwork
Pitchers throw during daily scrimmages
Pitching - balance, delivery, pitches, grips & more
Pitching mechanics with fixes all weeklong
Catcher Skills - receiving, blocking, throwing & more
Daily scrimmage games to put all together!
Note: All players will also have the option to train in multiple positions and specific areas of their choice.
Past Two Years Staff members included the following Instructors:
Mike Brumley ... Former Major League Player - Former Chicago Cubs Major League Hitting Coach
ASU Coaching Staff Various appearances, lectures and help will vary Brett Caradonna ... Former Professional Player Chicago White Sox Organization Todd Coburn ... Former Professional Player Philadelphia Phillies Organization Adrian Gomez ... Former Player Arizona State University Taylor Smart Current Assistant Coach University of Arizona, Former Pro Player Cordell Hipolito ... Former College Coach University of California San Diego Jerod Aker ... Current Head Coach Apollo High School Eric Owens ... Current Big League Hitting Coach Toronto Blue Jays Organization JJ Sferra ... Former ASU and Professional Player Washington Nationals Organization Ben Boulware ... Former Professional Player Chicago White Sox Organization Randy Chambers Current Leader 3 Dimensional Coaching
+ More Local College Coaches and High School Coaches
What to bring
Remember to label all equipment, equipment bags and belongings with your name and contact info.
Baseball T-shirts or jerseys
Baseball socks and sliding (compression) shorts
Cleats or spikes
Baseball bat and batting gloves
Helmet (if you have one)
Baseball glove (mitt for catchers)
Catchers gear (catchers only)
Long sleeve shirts or pullover jacket
Additional items to bring
- Cell Phone
- Tennis Shoes or Turfs (In case we cannot wear cleats in batting cages)
- Sun Block & SPF Lip Balm (Chapstick)
Meals / Snacks
Lunch will be provided at the fields each day.
We offer basic Cancellation Protection to allow participants some peace of mind in case plans change. This allows us to keep our prices low and provide the best service possible.
Due at the time of registration, Cancellation Protection entitles you to a full refund of camp fees should you cancel your registration more than 14 days prior to the start of an overnight camp, and 7 days prior to the start of a day camp.
If you cancel within 14 or 7 days of the start of your session, we will give you a camp credit for all money paid. The credit is valid for three years from camp date at any of our national locations.
Local Areas of Interest
A vibrant urban oasis in Metropolitan Phoenix, Tempe exudes its own personality. Refreshingly offbeat, Tempe's a fun town that hosts family-friendly festivals, welcomes outdoor activities and is the proud home of Arizona State University. Tempe cares about community, stresses an active lifestyle and emphasizes a laid-back atmosphere. Here, you'll find the sports you love, the shopping you crave, the culture you enjoy, the food you'll want to share, and hospitality you'd expect...it's all there!
Things to do and see:
· Arizona State University (Tempe)
· Big SurfFun Waterpark (Tempe)
· Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix)
· Golfland Sunsplash (Mesa)
· Arizona Railway Museum (Chandler)
· The Phoenix Zoo
For all emergencies dial 800-222-8152 and an America's Baseball Camps staff member will give you any assistance needed.
America's Baseball Camps is a premier instructional experience. In 1997 Ben Boulware, a former professional player in the Chicago White Sox Organization, dedicated himself to bringing quality baseball instruction to players across the country. Starting with summer baseball camps in 10-locations, ABC has grown into one of the largest baseball instruction companies in the world. After 19 years and with over 400 locations in 29 states and 4 countries, ABC remains dedicated to taking players to the next level. With destinations coast to coast offering baseball showcases, day, weeklong, or overnight camps, we've got the baseball camp for you. See you on the field!