WENATCHEE– The Wenatchee AppleSox have expanded and updated their 2017 Youth Camps, the organization announced, Wednesday. AppleSox players and coaches will conduct three-day camps, three times in 2017, and the team is excited to announce two one-day mini camps for separate age groups.
“Youth Camps have always been a staple of our organization, and head coach Kyle Krustangel, along with the next great group of AppleSox players are excited to share the game they love with our local community,” co-owner Jim Corcoran said. “Our players and coaches have a great time bonding with local youth on many different occasions throughout the season, and we are particularly excited to have 11 opportunities to facilitate these connections on the diamond this summer.”
This year, the AppleSox will run three-day camps with emphases on pitching/catching (June 27-29), hitting (July 11 -13), and a combination of all skills (Aug. 1-3).
Two one-day mini camps will focus on all skills, with local youth ages 6-11 (June 12) and ages 12-18 (July 24).
Camp days last three hours, from 9 a.m. to noon and are conducted at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium on the campus of Wenatchee Valley College. The cost to register for any three-day camp is $89, and each of the one-day mini camps are priced at $39.
Local youth and their friends/families can sign up to attend the camps at www.applesoxcamps.com or on the first day of each camp at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium, starting at 8:30 a.m. A $10 late fee will be applied for day-of registrations. Wenatchee AppleSox youth camps are for kids who want to enhance their baseball skills. Participants will learn techniques to improve hitting, fielding, pitching and catching from AppleSox players and coaches.
AppleSox players come from a wide range of nationally renowned college baseball programs and are among the best players in their class. They are still developing their skills and techniques, which creates a tremendous learning atmosphere. The team is proud of the quality instruction in all the fundamentals of the game that the AppleSox camps provide, and encourages self-improvement within each player. The coaches will be dedicated to helping young players come closer to reaching their baseball dreams, and the goal is for each player to walk away with a positive experience, better baseball fundamentals, and a smile on their face.