Cardinal Baseball Camp in Greenwich has been teaching young baseball players proper form and mechanics for over fifteen years.
Camp Director, Coach Mike Mora, brings his talent and love of baseball to this dynamic program that focuses on basic skills and fundamentals. His vast knowledge of the game and coaching style enables players of all ages to strengthen and refine their technique.
“Our coaching staff consists of Connecticut High School State Certified Coaches,” Mora said. “We have worked together for over 10 years which keeps the quality of this camp so consistent.”
Mora has been named FCIAC Baseball Coach of the Year three times by the other coaches in the league.
Campers arrive and stretch with the coaching staff for about ten minutes every morning. Starting with lower body stretches and moving to upper body stretches before ever throwing a baseball.
9:10-9:30 Throwing Drills
Campers receive instruction in how to throw with the proper form. Mechanics are taught in order for them to throw with maximum velocity, and accuracy, while minimizing injury. The four-seam grip, proper elbow position, proper footwork and follow through are all stressed during this drill. Proper catching tips are given at this time as well. “Throwing and catching are the most important parts of the game at any level of baseball,” Coach Mora said. “If players can throw the ball where they want to, without hurting themselves, they have given themselves the chance to be very successful.”
9:30-10:30 Stations or Infield/Outfield Practice
The stations are skill sessions that last about 10-15 minutes each. Campers are taught the finer points of the game by Cardinal Baseball Camp’s head coaches during this time.
The campers rotate through stations such as: pitching, base running, catching, infield, outfield, hitting, and bunting. Some days this hour is spent on infield/outfield practice where the campers learn where to throw the ball during certain key situations.
Cut offs, back ups, and positioning are also taught according the level of the group.
10:30-10:45 Popsicle Break
During this time campers enjoy a popsicle, learn rules, and get ready for their game.
10:45-12:00 Game Time
The staff makes teams for their games according to ability. Some campers may play against older campers if their ability is comparable. Beginners may play with younger campers if they are still building their skills. Camper’s safety comes first! Coaches pitch to the campers for safety reasons.
Campers are picked up and get ready for the new day of baseball!
Cardinal Baseball Camp is held at Greenwich High School, 10 Hillside Rd.
For more information about the Cardinal Baseball camp 2019 summer season with dates and rates visit: www.cardinalbaseballcamp.com
Contact: [email protected] or Tel (203) 869-3736.