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The Baseball Zone | Jun 2, 2017 11:12:00 AM

4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Baseball Camp in Toronto

Choosing a baseball camp in Toronto that is right for your son or daughter can be a difficult decision. Asking the right questions before enrolling in a program can help make this process easier and ensure a quality experience. Don’t be afraid to find out the following:

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Topics: baseball camp, summer camp

Mike McCarthy | Mar 2, 2013 8:57:00 AM

7 Characteristics of Top Notch Baseball Clinics

When searching for top notch baseball clinics, you are likely to find a series of offerings in your immediate area. While the information printed regarding the different clinics sounds rather impressive, it is important to know the difference between the options and find what is actually best for your child or yourself. It is necessary to pinpoint the areas that stand out in order to make decisions on which baseball clinics to particpate in. This knowledge should be readily available via a telephone call, an email, a visit to the provider's website and video samples, etc, and if it's not, you need to be skeptical of the clinic. There are many individuals who are just out to grab your money and not provide the very best knowledge and experience for you or your child.

  1. Experienced Professionals - Possibly the most important method for locating the best baseball clinics is through the instructors themselves. Knowing the individual's credentials is very important, as no matter how professional looking the clinic appears, if it doesn't have experienced staff members who are not only skilled but capable of effectively working with those enrolled, it isn't worth the money. For starters, it should indicate, either on the brochure or company website, what experience the instructors have. This ranges from playing experience to years of training young players to ongoing coaching development. Ideally, you want a mix of all three. At The Baseball Zone our coaches all have various playing backgrounds, from local to collegiate to professional; they all have previous coaching experience as well as a 40+ hour interning process they must complete with us before even starting on the floor; and they all must participate in ongoing development. We believe that a coach with 25 years of experience doing the same thing is really just a coach with one year of experience 25 times, thus the ongoing requirement for each coach's growth and development.

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Topics: baseball instruction, baseball parents, baseball coaching, baseball camp, baseball camp mississauga, baseball clinics

Rick Johnston | Feb 16, 2013 10:20:00 AM

Are You Working on Your PFP's?

A much underappreciated and often undercoached aspect of pitching is the development of pitchers away from the mound. Most pitchers spend countless hours working on their delivery, adding or deleting a pitch within their repertoire and conditioning their body and mind in the personal development of becoming a successful pitcher.  What many pitchers fail to excel at is learning how to field their position once the ball has been put in play. In baseball terms, this type of development can be referenced by three letters...PFP.  

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Topics: defence, pitching instruction, baseball camp, baseball camp mississauga, fielding instruction, baseball clinics, PFP's

Kevin Horton | Jun 26, 2012 7:33:00 PM

How a Baseball Summer Camp Can Improve Your Season - Part 3

In the Part 1 of this series we talked about how working on throwing accuracy in a baseball summer camp can improve your season, and then in Part 2 we talked about the value of sportsmanship and team play and how a summer camp can help with these skills.

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Topics: hitting instruction, video, hitting, hitting drills, baseball camp, summer camp

Kevin Horton | Jun 18, 2012 6:15:00 PM

How a Baseball Summer Camp Can Improve Your Season - Part 2

In Part 2 of this series on how a baseball summer camp can improve your season (Part 1 was on throwing accuracy), we talk about the value of sportsmanship and team play and how a summer camp can help with these skills. (And YES, they are skills)

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Topics: baseball philosophy, baseball camp, summer camp

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