Published: July 9, 2015
In the heat of the summer, baseball camps are a catch.
Elite Baseball and Cincinnati Baseball Schools are two organizations that are encouraging kids to improve their baseball skills and stay active. They are doing so through summer camps hosted at Elite Baseball/Explosion Fitness Solutions in Maineville, OH.
The camps draw students from Mason and its neighboring communities, and according to Marty Crow, a professional baseball instructor, Elite Baseball aims to provide an all-around improvement in a child’s baseball discipline.
“Monday, we started hitting,” Crow said. “Tuesday, we do fielding; (Wednesday), we do pitching; (Thursday), we do outfield and base-running. Then Friday we put it all together and do all kinds of games. We show the guys physically what we’re supposed to do with every kind of the baseball experience, then we practice and practice to make them better.”
Crow said that by teaching the kids from their own perspective, they will understand with better results.
“Just by explaining to the guys how to do it, and what they’re supposed to do with their body makes them better right away,” Crow said. “They get immediate results.”
Along with teaching kids basic skills, James Singleton of Cincinnati Baseball School said that by putting terms in a simpler way, it is easier for kids to remember, and by having team competitions, they can increase both baseball and group-work skills.
“We do a lot of team things and a lot of competition,” Singleton said. “That way, they are not only competing against themselves but against other people.”
According to Crow, baseball camps are great for kids as well as for parents who want their children to receive a plentiful amount of baseball instruction.
“It’s a great baseball camp, and the kids have a blast,” Crow said. “Usually when they go home they’re sweating, and they’re tired, and they don’t even know they worked that hard– they’re having too much fun.”