Elite Youth Development Camp

Ages: 6-13 (Must be 8th Grade and Below)

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

Wednesday, July 5, 2023


Choose Your Session *


Session 1: The morning session will include drills/stations/events that revolve around becoming a better fielder. Participants will be evaluated and given coaching to become a all around better defender. This will include games that revolve around the ability to catch and throw the baseball.


Session 2: The afternoon session will include drills/stations/events that revolve around hitting. This will include simulated games to increase competitiveness and overall enjoyment while learning from our staff!


Discount Offered

Discount available for Rice Employees. Please email rh65@rice.edu to receive your Promo Code.



Session 1: 9:00am – 11:00am

Session 2: 2:00pm – 4:00pm


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

Glove, bat, helmet, batting gloves, cleats (molded), water bottle, small change for concessions.


We will have a small inventory of Shirts/Hats available for purchase at registration.



We will be offering a concessions station during the camp. Please allow your camper to bring small change if they would like to purchase anything from the concession stand.



  • Check In for Session 1 will begin at 8:20am
  • Check in for Session 2 will begin at 1:20pm

Check in will occur at the gate down the left field line.



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

Parking for the event will be limited to West Lot 4 and will cost $5.00.


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

Cancellation may occur up to 48 hours prior to camp for a full refund. Within 48 hours will be a future camp credit issued.


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