CINCINNATI REDS BASEBALL & SOFTBALL CAMP

April 20th, 2016 by Amanda with 1 comment

Are you thinking about Summer yet?  What are you going to do with the kids this summer?  What camps do you want to sign them up for?  What did they enjoy last year?

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Austin’s buddy’s mom works for the Cincinnati Reds!  She asked if we would be interested in sending Austin the Cincinnati Red’s Baseball Camp this year with her son.  Since Austin is trying Baseball for the first time this spring and doing really well for a first timer and LOVING IT!  I jumped at the chance to send him to this camp.

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I did some research on the camp and I was very impressed with what I read! hey pride themselves on the mix of one part competition, two parts fun, one part friend building and five parts instruction. They also smother them with positive reinforcement and encouragement.  Kids love friendly competition. Every day,they will have fun competitions and award special Reds merchandise.

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The is the most important thing to understand about the Reds Baseball and Softball Camps. It doesn’t matter if your athlete is six and picking up a bat for the first time or 14 and is a stud shortstop for the Tri-State’s top travel team. This camp will profoundly improve each player’s ability to play the game. The camper would have to sleepwalk through the week to not be a better ballplayer on Friday than he or she was on Monday.

SAFETY:

How can they have a camp with six year-olds and 14 year-olds? At a Reds Camp, they will not be in same “class” together.

That being said, not all players of the same age have equal ability. For safety reasons and because it facilitates the best learning environment, players will be grouped by age and ability. These “teams” will then stay together throughout the week with the same coach (Team Votto, Team Bruce, Team Bailey, etc.). There will be cross-pollination of instructors but we have found that the bonds created between teammates and their primary coach is one of the truly special dynamics at camp.

Tennis balls, Wiffle balls and safety balls will be used liberally at camp. They will use regulation baseballs when appropriate but fear-free confidence is a critical foundation for fun and learning success.

Camp highlights include:

  • Meet a top current Reds player
  • 30 hours of professional instruction
  • Full Reds uniform
  • VIP trip to Great American Ball Park
  • Four tickets to a 2015 Reds “Camper Reunion” game

Choose from these locations:

• Cincinnati, Oh. (P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy) June 1-5
• Northern Ky. (Beechwood H.S.) June 1-5
• Lexington, Ky. June 8-12
• Louisville, Ky. June 8-12
• Harrison, Oh June 15-19
• Indianapolis, Ind. June 15-19
• Cincinnati, Oh. (Mason H.S.) June 29-July 3
• Columbus, Oh. July 13-17
• Northern Ky. (Verona Sports Complex) July 13-17
• Cincinnati, Oh. (Summit Country Day) July 20-24
• Dayton, Oh. July 20-24
• Hurricane, W.V. July 27-31
• Cincinnati, Oh. (P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy) Aug. 3-7

COST

For the fifth year, the camp price will remain at $395 for the week. This fee gets 30 hours of terrific instruction, four Reds game tickets, a V.I.P. day at the ballpark, meeting a top Reds player, getting instruction from a Reds coach, a full Reds uniform and the unforgettable friendships and memories all for about what some of us pay a babysitter on an hourly basis ($13.17).

PARTICIPANT AGES

Camps are open to boys and girls ages 6 to 14

FAMILY AND FRIENDS DISCOUNT

If two or more children sign up together, each will receive a $25 discount. In order to receive this Family/Friends Discount the registrations must be submitted together.

CAMP TIME

Monday through Friday 9am to 3pm

EXTRA INNINGS (EARLY ARRIVALS AND LATE PICKUPS)

Camps begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. However, to accommodate parents’ schedules, you may drop off your camper as early as 8 a.m. and/or pick him/her up as late as 5 p.m. An additional $5 will be charged for each early or late “Extra Inning.” Just check in with the camp Field Director on Monday morning.

LUNCH

Campers should bring their own lunch and drinks.

CAR POOLING

We will assist you in making car pool arrangements. If interested, check the “Car Pool” box on the registration form. Prior to camp, parents who check the “Car Pool” box will be connected with others who are interested in this convenience.

The summer of 2016 will be the 5th year…and it’s going to be a great one!

Sign up here!

Have questions about the camps? Send them to trappe@reds.com or call toll free at (855) 8GoReds (846-7337).

Disclosure: I received a week of camp for my son to attend & review. No additional compensation. The opinions of this review are my own.