Camps

Baseball

Full-time Academy Programs
The monthly academy fee permits professional training on two days per week. In addition to the 2x per week of instructional training and development, academy members are also afforded unlimited access as space permits to train your arm, on your own, inside the facility using the prescribed training modalities from the Academy. Benefits of the Academy include:

  • Use of technology to track several key metrics, including spin rate and spin efficiency
  • Professional (age appropriate) strength training is built into your montly fee and part of your pitcher sessions at the academy
  • Physical Therapist assessments are part of the academy curriculum
  • An eclectic group of pitching professionals who consult with each other on your body, arm angle, and mechanics to develop you to your max potential
  • Video Analysis of pitching mechanics

The total cost per player to join the academy is $1,160 which can be broken into four monthly payments of $290. The academy will improve your throwing strength, durability, and overall quality as a pitcher.

Pro Pitcher Mondays & Wednesdays
4:30PM – 6:00PM
Nov 12, 2018 – Feb 20, 2019
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Pro Pitcher Mondays & Wednesdays
6:00PM – 7:30PM
Nov 12, 2018 – Feb 20, 2019
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Pro Pitcher Tuesdays & Thursdays
4:30PM – 6:00PM
Nov 13, 2018 – Feb 21, 2019
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Pro Pitcher Tuesdays & Thursdays
6:00PM – 7:30PM
Nov 13, 2018 – Feb 21, 2019
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Mechanics Pitching Camps
Your one time fee of $290 permits professional training on Tuesday or Thursdays (day of your choosing) @ 6:00 – 7:15PM

Benefits of the Mechanics Camp Academy include:

  • Weekly training with professional staff
  • Video Analysis of pitching mechanics
  • One day per week will be your declared instructional day; the second day is your designated day to train in accordance with your prescriptive Academy program
  • Improve command, but also increase movement and depth of off-speed pitches

The Pro Academy mechanics camp is more robust than other regional options, but is paired down from the full academy program which includes recurring use of technology, strength & conditioning trainers working with our pitching staff, and also includes bio-mechanical testing from physical therapists.

Mechanics Camp Mon/Wed
4:30PM – 5:45PM
Dec 10, 2018 – Feb 06, 2019
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Mechanics Camp Mon/Wed
6:00PM – 7:15PM
Dec 10, 2018 – Feb 06, 2019
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Mechanics Camp Mon/Wed
4:30PM – 5:45PM
Dec 11, 2018 – Feb 07, 2019
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Mechanics Camp Mon/Wed
6:00PM – 7:15PM
Dec 11, 2018 – Feb 07, 2019
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All Purpose Camps 6U-9U (Offense & Defense)
Rip City’s Lil’ Ripper Camp is designed for ages 6U-9U to build the solid baseball foundation which is critical to progressing through little league, let alone high school baseball and beyond.

Bad habits are hard to break, so let our staff promote great habits & your athlete can be productive this season and in years to come. Our curriculum is highly organized and filled with positive energy and coaching. The program includes hitting instruction as well as defensive instruction led by HS Coaches and/or former college players.

Saturdays @ 10:00AM – 11:00AM
January 5, 12, 19, February 2, & 9, & 16

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Sundays @ 9:00AM – 10:00AM
January 6, 13, 20, 27 & February 3

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Saturdays @ 10:00AM – 11:00AM
February 23 and March 2, 9, & 16

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Sundays @ 11:00AM – 12:00PM
February 17, 24, and March 3, 10, & 17

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All Purpose Camps 9U-12U (Offense & Defense)
Rip City Youth Camp Let us get your 9U-12U athlete into playing shape so they can have a productive tryout and great season! Each athlete will be able to brush up and knock the rust off moving into the new 2019 baseball season working on core fundamentals with a positive progression each week led by HS Coaches!

Campers will learn critical fundamentals as well as technical aspects of baseball through intensive and involved instruction from the Rip City staff and some of the regions most talented instructors. The camp involves instruction on hitting as well as positional play.

Saturdays @ 11:00AM – 12:30PM
January 5, 12, 19, February 2, & 9, & 16

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Sundays @ 1:00PM – 2:30PM
January 6, 13, 20, 27 & February 3

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Saturdays @ 11:00AM – 12:30PM
February 23 and March 2, 9, & 16

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Sundays @ 1:00PM – 2:30PM
February 17, 24, and March 3, 10, & 17

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Hitting Camps
The instruction is led by current high school coaches and/or former college players. This offensive camp series will focus on barrel control, bat path, and lower half power. Hitting absolutes will be ingrained, while making technical corrections specific to each player. There will also be discussion on approach, while introducing dozens of intermediate to advanced drill series for the benefit of each camper. Video analysis will be conducted on the first day of camp as well as the 3rd session of camp. Each session is limited to four (4) total players to maximize the coach-to-player instructional ratio.

Saturdays: December 1, 8, & 15th
9:00AM – 10:00AM (ages 9U-12U)
10:00AM – 11:00AM (ages 13U-18U)

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Sundays: December 2, 9, & 16th
10:00AM – 11:00AM (ages 9U-12U)
11:00AM – 12:00AM (ages 13U-18U)

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Mondays: December 3, 10, & 17th
6:00PM – 7:00PM (ages 9U-12U)
7:00PM – 8:00PM (ages 13U-18U)

Tuesdays: December 4, 11, & 18th
6:00PM – 7:00PM (ages 9U-12U)
7:00PM – 8:00PM (ages 13U-18U)

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Catcher Camps

Rip City is excited to announce its first of three catcher camps! The December series is open to players aged 9U-14U & will be led by a NCAA college baseball coach!

In 2017, as an active college player, Coach Nelin played in more games for George Mason University than any other GMU player while batting .296 with 10 HR & 15 doubles, all the while leading his college team in hits (64). Nelin, serving in his inaugural NCAA coaching job joins the GMU Coaching staff on its quest to win the Atlantic 10 Conference in 2019. However, as fall baseball season closes, we are pleased to have Coach Nelin kicking off our catcher camp series!

Coach Nelin will lead a pro style catcher camp that will be challenging for intermediate to advanced players. The first night will focus on receiving, blocking, footwork, bunt defense, and passed ball recovery with no throwing until the December 11th session. Several advanced skills and drills will be introduced and mastered by each camper over the course of the December workouts. He will also teach the mental aspects of the game from pitch calling to working with pitchers and managing games.

Tuesdays: December 4, 11, & 18
6:00PM – 7:00PM Session I (9U-12U)
7:00PM – 8:00PM Session II (13U-14U)

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Infielder Camps

Rip City Elite Infielder Camp is designed for players who are looking to get an edge on their peer group before the season starts! The finer points of infield play, including reading hops, throwing off each foot, and improving lateral movement will be discussed and drilled in great detail.

Each session will be led by Coach Andy Kiriakedes (Coach-K) who went directly into coaching following his D1 collegiate playing career. He coached at three separate colleges where he was responsible for overseeing the development of infielders both offensively and defensively. He also has experience coaching overseas in both Prague and Puerto Rico. He finished his coaching career at William & Mary with a Regular Season Colonial Athletic Conference (CAA) Championship, a CAA Conference Tournament Championship, and Charlottesville Regional Finals appearance. (Coach Mark Wrighte from Freedom HS will assist Coach K during multiple camp sessions. Wrighte has traveled the region and country working a litany of instructional infield camps, all the while helping six of his own HS players commit to college as infielders in the last six years alone.)

Special Guest Andrew Bechtold will join one of the infielder camp sessions and complement Coach K’s instruction. A former 37th-round pick out of high school, Bechtold led Chipola in hitting at .419 with 12 home runs, 65 RBIs & 24 stolen bases. His team had 10 players drafted after they won the 2017 NJCAA national championship. Bechtold committed to play at LSU after Chipola but instead left to join MLB Baseball as the Twins 2017 fifth-round draft pick where he currently plays!

The camp will challenge players with a series of skills and drills to help each player elevate their game!

Sundays: December (Dec 2, 9, 16)
9:00AM – 10:00AM (10U-12U)
10:00AM – 11:00AM (13U-18U)

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Sundays: January (Jan 6, 13, 20, 27)
1:00PM – 2:00PM (10U-12U)
2:00PM – 3:00PM (13U-18U)

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