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Instruction offered at Summer Slam Camp

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

A Virginia Commonwealth University baseball coach and a George Mason softball player will offer instruction to young players during the week-long Summer Slam Youth Baseball/Softball Camp at Dreamfields near Kilmarnock July 29-August 2.

Sponsored by the Youth Club of Lancaster County, the camp will be led by VCU’s assistant baseball coach Kurt Elbin and members of the VCU baseball team and George Mason pitcher Sarah Kleinfelter.

Instruction will include hitting, fielding and base running. There will also be scrimmages and individual position training. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-12.

Lunch will be provided but campers are asked to bring their own drinks or water bottles.

The camp will be divided into morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session will include instruction time at the ball fields and the afternoon will include field trips to the Northern Neck Family YMCA building in Kilmarnock or the YMCA’s aquatic center in Lively.

Campers can be picked up at the YMCA at 5 p.m.

Campers may choose a half-day camp from 8 a.m. to noon for $100 for the week or may choose a day session from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $150 for the week.

The baseball camp will include daily instruction on throwing and defense with a question-and-answer period with coaches. There also will be hitting rotations for an hour before scrimmages begin at 11 a.m. 

VCU coaches and Kleinfelter also will offer a camp from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, and Wednesday, July 31, for baseball and softball players in grades 8-12. The cost is $30 for the two-night camp, which will include instruction in hitting and pitching.

The softball camp will include hitting drills along with instruction on the fundamentals of hitting and base running. There also will be daily pitching sessions and scrimmages along with fielding, hitting and base running competitions.

For more information on registration, call Crissey at 814-327-6609, or contact him by email at . Registration forms also may be picked up at the Sports Centre in Kilmarnock, the YMCA or at Dreamfields.

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posted 07.10.2013

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