Monday, April 25, 2011

Dates for Diamond Dog Baseball Camp and Team Camp

The dates for Diamond Dog Baseball Camp for Summer, 2011 have been announced. The format will be different this summer as camps will take place on the Gardner-Webb campus at the new facility, John Henry Moss Stadium/Bill Masters Field. Camp will be a series of one-day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. sessions for kids who have completed 1st grade up through those who have completed 8th grade. Each of these sessions will cover basic fundamentals including throwing, hitting, fielding, and baserunning. There will also be time set aside for individual defensive position instruction (including pitching) and games.

The dates for camp:

June 14 (Tuesday)
June 16 (Thursday)
June 21 (Tuesday)
June 23 (Thursday)

*Additional dates may be added in July and August.

Cost for each of the sessions is $40 per participant. There will be a one hour lunch break at noon for campers to go to local fast food restaurants or for parents to take them elsewhere. Or parents may send a bag lunch with campers if desired.
Hats and T-shirts will be available for purchase at each of the sessions but are not included in the price.
Campers are welcomed to attend as many or as few of these sessions as they wish. Though the format will be the same for each one, the format will allow for learning and development at each session.

A typical day will be as follows:

9 a.m. Flexibility and Proper Running Form Drills
9:30 Hitting Fundamentals and Stations
11:00 Defensive position instruction (includes pitching)
11:30 Defensive instruction at alternate position (also includes pitching)
Noon Break for lunch
1 p.m. Rotations by groups divided by age
1. Games on main field
2. Hitting drills in indoor cages
3. Baseball Basic Skills session- positioning, baseball knowledge, agilities
3:45 Wrap Up

There is no pre-registration form or pre-payment necessary for camp this year. However, you must notify us by email ( or by phone (704-406-4421) in advance in order to participate. Please indicate which of the dates you are planning to attend.


For any youth league coaches who may be interested, Coach Stroupe, along with staff and players, will host full day and half day team camps for travel teams, youth league teams, etc. who want instruction as a team. Price based on number of players. Coaches attend free. Must have at least eight players to have a team camp. For more information, contact Coach Stroupe at

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