Arizona Baseball Camps – Winter Pro Camp by America’s Baseball Camps
Location: Papago Baseball Complex – Phoenix, Arizona
Saturday, February 17, 2018 to Monday, February 19, 2018
Join us for baseball camp in Arizona this winter near you. Get ready for your season or summer program. ABC is the premier instructional baseball camp company in the country. We are excited to return to Papago Baseball Complex! The Papago Park Baseball Facility is used year-round for Oakland Athletics player development. From Extended Spring Training, to the Arizona Rookie League, to the Fall Instructional League, the A’s minor league players train at Papago to prepare for the Majors. It is also home for the Kansas City Royals during their Winter training.
Our staff in partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) is dedicated to making your stay the single most important week in your baseball career. 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.
Last year our Holiday Camp had 140 players from 23 different states represented. This 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, Swing Video Analysis or Fielding Analysis
Players will be evaluated personally with Video Analysis software and have the chance to have their swing and/or their pitching mechanics and/or fielding techniques 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, pitching mechanics or fielding techniques.
Check out our One Day Hitting Camp!
We will be conducting an extensive Hitting Camp on February 16, 2018 from 5:00pm-8:00pm. This camp will cover every aspect of hitting and is a great way to “kick off” the week.
All options above are available on the Registration Page.
Check this out!
We will be conducting daily coaches clinics for all coaches and parents who are interested. Topics such as Hitting, Pitching Mechanics, catching , middle infield play etc. will be covered daily in 20-30 minute mini sessions by our professional staff. A terrific opportunity not to be missed.
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 2:30pm
18th 9:00am to 2:30pm
19th 9:00am to 2:00pm
All Campers should check in at the Papago Baseball Complex by 4:30pm on the afternoon of the 16th.
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.
Past Two Years Staff members included the following Instructors:
Mike Brumley … Former Major League Player – Former Chicago Cubs Major League Hitting Coach
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
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.
What to bring
Remember to label all equipment, equipment bags and belongings with your name and contact info.
Baseball Pants (at least 2 pair)
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)
We will provide a snack during a short break
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 national locations.
Local Areas of Interest
Things to do and see:
• Arizona State University
• Big Surf Fun
• Desert Botanical Garden
• Golfland – Sunsplash
• Musical Instrument Museum
• 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 17 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!