This camp is designed for the serious player as well as the beginner. Instruction concentrates on the basic fundamentals of baseball, including hitting, fielding, pitching, throwing, and base running. In addition, this athletic academy includes intense work on learning and improving skills, effective drills, and developing proper work habits. Athletes are placed into an appropriate group based on age and ability. Athletes have the opportunity to learn about more than one position during the specialty groups. The goal is to make sure athletes leave with a greater knowledge of baseball and love of the game. The coach-to-athlete ratio is 1:12. DRESS AND GEAR: Please bring a glove, bat, long athletic pants and athletic footwear (rubber spikes AND sneakers). Catchers should bring a chest protector, helmet, shin guards, and facemask, if they have them. And don't forget topical insect repellent and topical sun block (spray form not permitted). Instructor: Rich Spriggs, Head Softball Coach, was Head Coach for the Ulster Fillies travel organization where he complied over thirty travel tournament championships. He was previously the Head Coach of the Rondout High School Varsity team. He currently coaches the 16U team for the Ulster Fillies, serves on the board of directors for the Ulster Fillies and is a Regional USSSA Tournament Director.