- 22, 2012
Sun Devil Baseball Summer Pitching/Catching Camp
Packard Stadium-Tempe,, Arizona
This specialized camp is for pitchers and catchers who are serious about their future in baseball. Campers will go through three days of intense training. A routine is established for the camper that focuses on specific areas needed for success in college and professional baseball. Each camper will be working with top collegiate coaches from Arizona State, current Sun Devil players, and others.
You will learn to become a complete pitcher at the Sun Devil Baseball Camps. If it is your goal to excel from the youth level through collegiate baseball and eventually onto professional baseball, it is necessary to be equipped with the right skills. At our camps, you will be exposed to proper pitching mechanics, top-of-the-line arm strength & conditioning programs, fielding your position and, most importantly, tools to develop mental strength.
Developing the correct mechanics is crucial in maximizing your pitch location, velocity, and stamina. With the simple mechanical properties you can maximize your potential. The proper mechanics are crucial in order to take the stress and pressure off the arm and keep it healthy. This allows your body to throw the ball effortlessly to maximize velocity and locate your pitches.
Everyone knows that there is more to pitching than just throwing a baseball. In order to become a successful pitcher, you must be in good health and in great condition. Being in great shape and having a healthy arm will help maximize your performance. Many players are plagued with arm injuries that could have been prevented. Here at Arizona State, we take arm strength and conditioning very serious. We set a specific time aside at our camps to explain and demonstrate the proper techniques of these exercises.
Working with campers in small groups, instructors will be able to focus on each individual camper's development. Campers will go through the same defensive drills and exercises as the Arizona State catchers. Campers will learn how to give signals properly and how to receive pitches in a manner that makes the pitcher more confident - both of which contribute to a positive pitcher/catcher relationship.
Catchers will be taught proper blocking and throwing techniques and will also learn the right way to play around home plate, such as fielding bunts, catching a popup, and blocking the plate on a play at home. Campers are encouraged to ask any questions they have so that they can leave the camp a better ballplayer, both mentally and physically.
A Final Word:
The most important aspect of our program at ASU is our mental approach to baseball. We rely heavily on a strong baseball mentality in order to succeed. It is this element of your game that will allow you to move up the ladder of organized baseball. You will have an opportunity to hear from our coaches and players on how they apply it to their own lifestyle and why it makes a difference.
Open to All Entrants within the age range.
Detailed Camp Description
Conditioning Techniques & Strategies
Bullpen & Long Toss Routines
Blocking the Plate
Calling the Game
Group Discount Available!
Bring your group or team of 5 or more and receive a 20% discount for all group members! Please call (480) 965-4297 for details.
Age Groups & Sessions:
Camp will be broken down into two age groups. All campers will be expected to attend the first day of camp (Friday, July 20) from 5pm-7pm. Campers who will graduate high school in 2012 - 2014 will attend sessions from 9am-12pm on both Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd. 2015 and later graduates will attend sessions from 1pm-4pm on Saturday & Sunday.
Items to bring:
Baseball pants or shorts & hat
Non-cleated tennis shoes or baseball turf shoes
Catchers should bring their own gear
Please label all personal items
An ASU athletic trainer will be present during all activity.
Water will be provided continually throughout camp day.
Parents are welcome to stay, watch camp, and sit-in on camp meetings.
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.
Camp Check-in Information
Camper check-in will begin approximately 30 minutes before camp begins on the first day at Packard Stadium. Camp will begin promptly at 5pm Friday night. Camp payment needs to be received prior to camp check-in.
Directions to Camp
The camp will be headquartered at Packard Stadium, one of the top collegiate baseball facilities in the nation. Campers will use the ASU main and practice fields, bullpens, covered hitting facility, team meeting rooms and sports medicine facility. Packard is located at the SW corner of Rio Salado Pkwy and Rural Rd in Tempe.
Camp Parking Information
Parking is available free in the Packard Stadium parking lot on the ASU campus.
What if I have to cancel a Clinic?
We do not offer refunds on canceled campers, just a future camp credit if you decide to cancel, but we do have what is called "Cancellation Protection". 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 camps. Credit with insurance is transferable to family members or friends, and good toward a future camp.
A camp store with ASU baseball merchandise will be available at Packard Stadium each camp day
Camp Hotel / Dorm Information
The Hyatt Place Phoenix/Mesa is the proud official hotel for the Sun Devil Baseball Camps!
Special Group Rates Available
$85.00 Room rate includes~
*Breakfast each morning
*Brand new rooms with free WI-FI and a sofa sleeper in each room
*Large outdoor pool with a 9 hole putting green next to it!
*Only 4 miles from ASU
*In the Mesa Riverview shopping Center with several restaurants, entertainment and much more nearby!
To make your reservation please call 480-969-8200 and ask for the "Sun Devil Baseball Camp" rate, or visit the reservation link
Please be sure to secure your reservation at least 2 weeks prior to the camp start date.
If you have any questions about the hotel, please contact Kelly Hane at 480-754-8651 or Khane@hyattmesa.com
Airport Pickup / Dropoff Information
All campers are responsible for their own transportation to/from camp each day for this commuter camp.