WINTER HAVEN — Fresh off a history-making season that included a state championship title and NJCAA JUCO World Series run, Polk State College Baseball's coaching staff will host a summer camp for area children.
Head Coach Al Corbeil says participating kids will sharpen their game — without missing a moment of summer fun.
"The camp is interactive. Kids will have a chance to better their knowledge and skills, and they will have a good time while doing it. The kids enjoy the camp year after year," he said.
Joining Corbeil for the camp are assistant coaches Collin Martin and Brad Cook.
The camp is open to any child 13 or younger interested in improving his or her baseball or softball skills.
Two sessions of the camp are planned. The first session will be June 18-21; the second will be June 25-28. Both will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., except for the final day of both sessions, which will end at noon.
Both sessions will take place at the Polk State Baseball field on the Winter Haven campus, 999 Ave. H N.E. The cost is $150.
Campers will receive instruction from the coaches on individual fundamentals, including pitching, mechanics, hitting, throwing, fielding, bunting and base running. Coaches will also emphasize the team aspect of the game, including sportsmanship, teamwork and team defense.
Campers will play two games every day, practice their sliding using a Slip 'n Slide, and take part in daily trivia questions.
Awards will be given in both sessions of the camp.
For more information, contact the Polk State Baseball Office at 863.297.1008.
For the camp brochure, click here.