MARICOPA — Parents looking for something for their sons or daughters to do over the holiday break need look no further, according to Maricopa Dusters team officials.
Dusters head coach Marty McDonald and his staff are putting on a two-day winter baseball camp for any type of ball player, regardless of experience, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 28-29 at Copper Sky.
“We are looking for boys and girls who love baseball,” McDonald said. “If you’re a club kid, great. If you’re just starting baseball, great. We are putting together a camp focusing on the fundamentals that every baseball player needs regardless of level.”
The camp’s instructors will focus on hitting, fielding, base running, pitching, catching, mental approaches and much more, the Little League coach added.
“If your son or daughter is willing to learn, keep an open mind and try new skills, then this is the perfect camp for them,” said McDonald.
The camp is $30 per player and each participant receives a camp T-shirt and expert baseball instruction while utilizing the fields at Copper Sky Regional Park. The camp is open to boys and girls from 8-14 years old.
Guest instructors include Maricopa High School varsity head baseball coach Andrew Pollak, nine-year Arizona coaching veteran at the club and high school level Justin Hesse, and former AAU All Star, college standout and professional player Jason Love. Additional names may be announced as the camp dates approach.
Camp registration is completely online and player check-in will be in person from 8:30-9:45 a.m. Dec. 28 at Copper Sky. Camp starts promptly at 10 a.m. on both days, McDonald explained.
All campers need to bring their own glove, bat, cleats, warm attire, water bottle and gear bag.
More information is available by contacting McDonald at (480) 236-6394 or by visiting the Maricopa Dusters’ winter camp website at www.maricopadusters.com/2016-dusters-holiday-baseball-camp.
To sign up, book online using Event Brite via the registration site www.eventbrite.com/e/maricopa-dusters-2016-holiday-baseball-camp-tickets-29891771092.
The Maricopa Dusters are a local club baseball team that plays 11U baseball. The Dusters are currently ranked No. 1 in the 11U AA division in Arizona and No. 13 in the United States. The Dusters placed fifth in the USSSA World Series last summer and have won numerous local, state and national tournaments, as well as seven rings, three medals and other awards.