Baseball Set to Host Indoor Youth Camps in Mollenkopf

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Purdue pitching coach Tristan McIntyre
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Purdue pitching coach Tristan McIntyre
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Dec. 6, 2012


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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue baseball is set to host a pair of indoor youth camps in the Mollenkopf Athletic Center during winter break on campus, with dates set for Dec. 28-30.

The Winter Prospect Camp, open to students set to graduate high school between 2013 and 2016, is slated for Friday, Dec. 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The number of attendees is being capped at 50 but spots remain available. The cost to attend is $225, which includes a Purdue baseball T-shirt and lunch.

The Fourth Annual Youth Baseball Camp and Indoor Games are scheduled for Dec. 29-30 and are open to children between six and 12 years old. The youth camp is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Attendees have the option of attending one day or both. The cost is $125 for one day or $200 for both. The price includes a Purdue T-shirt and lunch, but does not include overnight accommodations for those attending both days.

The winter prospect camp provides an opportunity for high school baseball players to learn and develop new skills under the personal attention of the Purdue coaching staff. There will be sessions of professional instruction and competitive games. In addition, coaches from other colleges will be in attendance to work with players. In past camps all levels of college baseball have been represented. A full list of coaches scheduled to attend will be made available later this month.

The youth camp features games played with live pitching and a full infield and outfield. Consistent instruction, umpires and base coaches will provide an opportunity to youth baseball players not normally available throughout Indiana and the surrounding region. Campers will be grouped by age and ability level to ensure maximum instruction and safety throughout the camp. Players will also participate in drills and teaching sessions that help them understand the fundamental skills that are used at each position.

All players are encouraged to bring their own bats, glove, catcher's equipment, etc. Baseball pants are mandatory. Molded spikes are the only spikes allowed in the Mollenkopf Athletic Center. Lunch will be provided for all registered baseball players. Both BBCOR and BESR bats will be allowed at this camp along with any wood or composite bat. As a college baseball program, the Purdue coaching staff is more interested in seeing how prospects hit with current college bats but ultimately the choice resides with the baseball player.

For more information about Purdue's winter camps visit BlackandGoldBaseball.com.