Potomac State to hold Summer Baseball Camp July 14-17
The Potomac State College Baseball program will sponsor their annual baseball camp on July 14-17 for ages 6 through 13.
Head Coach Doug Little will be leading the summer camp for the fifteenth straight summer on the campus of Potomac State. He knows the value of teaching the game the right way.
“I have a son that is right in the middle of his youth career,” said Little. “We have been traveling all over the area and I know how important baseball can be to these kids and we look forward to sharing what we do with all of them.”
Coach Little is in his 17th year of coaching baseball at Potomac State. He has been named the American Baseball Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year thirteen times. In 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2011, Little was also named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) East District Coach of the year in leading the Catamounts to four trips to the Division I JUCO World Series. Potomac State has won the NJCAA Region XX Baseball Championship thirteen out of seventeen years that Little has been at the helm.
“When I was young there were no camps like this,” said Little. “We have been doing this one for a long time and it must be a good one because I get so many parents come up to me and ask me if we are having any more.”
This camp will stress the fundamentals of the game of baseball including all aspects of infield and outfield defense, hitting, pitching, catching, and base running. Campers will be divided by age and skill level with each camper receiving individual instruction in all facets of the game.
“Along with our summer camp, we have very successful winter hitting camps each year in January. We may even look into doing more camps in the future if the interest in there.”
The camp will be led by Little, along with Assistant Coaches Don Schafer, Brock Stevens and Kike Kesecker. Current Potomac State players will be in attendance to serve as instructors as well.
The camp is being held at Golden Park from July 14-17 and will run daily from 9:30 a.m. to noon with registration beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday.
Each camper should bring baseball gloves, bats, batting gloves, baseball shoes, tennis shoes (for indoor use in case of inclement weather), caps, catcher’s equipment and uniform pants or clothing suitable for play. A water bottle and sunscreen are highly recommended.
The cost of each camp is $70 and all campers will receive a free Potomac State Baseball Camp shirt sponsored by the Final Touch.