Elite Hitting Camp


Ages: 8-13

Location: Reckling Park at Rice University Campus – Houston, TX

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Starts: 9:00am / Ends: 11:30am




This hitting camp will offer the opportunity for players to receive specialized instruction from current Rice baseball coaching staff members and players. The camp will consist of individualized instruction, group work, and competition to help players further understand their swing and exemplify the traits of successful hitters. The camp will focus on swing mechanics, approach, competitiveness, and situational hitting. Each hitter will receive their own player profile in our Hittrax system, allowing our staff to capture and record data to help track results. This two-day event will be a great way for players of all ages to develop their individual skills to become an elite hitter. There will only be 80 players maximum for this camp so spots will run out quickly!





Discount Offered

Discount available for Rice Employees. Please email tp41@rice.edu to receive your Promo Code.



9:00am – 11:30am


Camp Philosophy

The growth and success of Rice Baseball Camps are primarily due to the baseball team’s long history of success on the diamond. This history includes 197 players drafted by the MLB, 7 College World Series Appearances, and 1 National Championship. Head coach Jose Cruz Jr., a graduate of Rice University and 12-Year Major-Leaguer, will be in attendance for all of our camps. Our ultimate goal is to provide our knowledge and expertise to help grow each individual’s love for the game of baseball.


What to Bring

Helmet, Bat, Batting Gloves, Glove, Proper Athletic Attire (tennis shoes and/or cleats). You will not need to wear baseball pants for these hitting sessions.



In case of inclement weather, all camp activities will remain at Reckling Park in the indoor pitching and hitting facilities.



Check-in will start at 8:30 am. Campers can be dropped off near the backside of Tudor Fieldhouse over near the left-field line of Reckling Park. After check-in, please locate your assigned group coach in the stadium seating directly behind home plate.



Reckling Park located on the Rice University Campus at 6100 Main. Primary entrances are #8 off University Boulevard or #18 off Rice Boulevard. Rice University Campus Map


Reckling Park at Rice University

6100 Main St

Houston, TX 77005


Parking Information

The best way to get to Reckling Park is to enter the Rice University campus via Entrance 8 at the intersection of University and Stockton Boulevards. Once on campus, turn right at the first stop sign next to the Moody Center for the Arts. Once you are in front of Reckling, the road will fork and you will go to the left to the old tennis court parking lot. Camper pick-up and drop-off will take place in this parking lot, now called West Lot 6.


Concussion Information for Parents

Please click on the link and read through the Concussion Fact Sheet for Parents put together by the CDC’s Heads Up program.  Concussion Fact Sheet


Refund Policy

Only camp credit for future events is granted for cancellations.  Refunds are granted on a case-by-case basis only. Cancellations received within 72 hours of the start of the event will not be granted refunds regardless of circumstance.


Contact Information

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.


Questions?  Please contact Robert Hardy at rh65@rice.edu or Bryan Kirby at bryankirby@rice.edu