The Guam Baseball Academy is gearing up for its annual summer academies, with experienced coaches taking aspiring young players through a series of on-field skill routines and drills designed to both improve young players' fundamentals and sharpen specific game skills. There will be two age group academies scheduled during summer break in July. “The academies will give youngsters from 8-12 and 13-15 years of age a chance to work on a variety of game-like challenges. The summer academy will also be joined by kids from Japan and Korea" says Bill Bennett, Academy Lead Instructor.
Skills & Games Academy Description
The 2017 Summer Youth Skills & Games Baseball Academy will be all about living a healthy life style, baseball fundamentals and skills development. The Academy is designed to educate and drill players on the skills needed to play the game of baseball. Coaches will demonstrate on specific body movements needed to play various positions on the field. Players will be challenged on the field during the activity, through their efforts on how to use their feet and hands to best field and throw the baseball. Every session day will end with a competitive fun baseball game.
Training on hitting is included. The Academy sessions will include a specialized hitting curriculum with hitting stations working on all aspects of the baseball hitting swing. The hitting sessions include methods of bunting a baseball.
Each academy will be tailored to specific age groups. Roster size for each academy is limited so that each player receives a maximum amount of individual attention.
Promoting Healthy Life Styles for our Young Adults
This year Guam Baseball Academy has made a commitment to participate in common goal and objectives with other Guam non-profit groups to promote healthy lifestyle and reduction of risk factors: tobacco and drug addition, alcohol abuse, obesity prevention education and other threats. During each academy day there will be a 20 minute educational presentation on the prevention of these risk factors. Our youth need to be aware of the positive advantages to a healthy life style and taking care of their bodies.
Academy Players Receive
Choose your Skills Academy:
Academy #1 – Ages 8-12 year old
Monday - Friday, July 17-21 – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Academy #2 – Ages 13-15 year old
Monday - Friday, July 24 - 28, – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Academy Location and Fee: The two academies will be conducted at the Academy Training Fields, Guam Okkodo High School Campus. The fee for the academy is $50.00 per player for Academy #1 and $50.00 per player for Academy #2.
If you are interested in enrolling your child in one of our summer baseball academies, please come to Strike Zone Batting Cages and fill out the academy registration and parent consent forms. Once you enroll your child you will be given a player information packet. Full payment is required at time of registration.
Guam Baseball Academy 671-649-9662 or firstname.lastname@example.org