Baseball

Pitching Camps

Rip City is excited to have Ryan Ricci present on How to Develop into an Elite High School Pitcher.

Ricci was the pitching coach at Lafayette College before taking over pitching for George Mason University last year. He was signed in 2018 by the Arizona Diamondbacks after graduating from Mason with a degree in Kinesiology in 2018 and a Master’s in Sports Management.

As a collegiate player, Ricci finished his D1 career at Mason with a combined 2.55 ERA and was a member of the 2018 club that played in the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship. He ranks first in Mason program history for fewest walks per nine innings in a single season & tied for second in single season strikeout-to-walk ratio.

This instruction will benefit players 12u & older, HS Coaches, and parents of any age pitcher 12u-18u.

Your registration fee permits any parent and/or Also allows parent + their athlete.

Sunday & January 22nd 4:00-5:30
https://tms.ezfacility.com/OnlineRegistrations/Register.aspx?CompanyID=3789&GroupID=3352693


Little League Pitching Camp

Rip City pitching camp is a multi week camp which provides technical instruction, but also focuses time on age appropriate strength, flexibility & conditioning. Our pitching camps are part of our technical instructional series and led by former college coaches and/or former professional pitchers.

Our Senior Pitching coach will lead exercises and show techniques to train the scapular stabilizers as well as the rotator cuff along with conditioning, arm care, and throwing. The camp will also be hyper-focused on throwing mechanics. The ultimate goal is arm health, with a focus on throwing high velocity strikes before opening day!

The campers will also benefit from the use of Trackman, Rapsodo and video analysis. This camp molds smart & seasoned pitching coaches with new school technology. The college and MLB caliber technology measures the impact of spin on every ball; it shows the actual flight of a pitched baseball and calculates the corresponding trajectory of the same pitch without any spin.

Saturday, Feb 25, March 4, & March 1
9:00-10:00 (11u/12u)
10:00-11:00 (9u/10u)

https://tms.ezfacility.com/OnlineRegistrations/Register.aspx?CompanyID=3789&GroupID=3352672


Catching Camps

Rip City is excited to offer opportunities to train with former pro player, Jason Bour! A high school standout, Bour played collegiately for Hampden-Sydney and then George Mason University before being drafted by the Cincinnati Reds and finishing his career with the Chicago White Sox.

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

Age 11u-12u
Tuesdays @ 7:00-8:00 pm
January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7 & 14
$250

https://tms.ezfacility.com/OnlineRegistrations/Register.aspx?CompanyID=3789&GroupID=3305327


Rip City is excited to offer a 1-day catcher clinic which will be challenging for intermediate to advanced players. The camp will strategically transition through receiving, blocking, and throwing. Several advanced skills and drills will be used to replicate a HS training environment.

Camp will be led by Coach Glen Caroline who regularly assists Jason Bour. Caroline is also the Varsity Assistant @ Freedom HS, catching coordinator for the entire program, and coaches and trains travel and showcase catchers in the offseason.

Age 9u-14u
Saturday, January 21, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
(Broken into two ability groups)

https://tms.ezfacility.com/OnlineRegistrations/Register.aspx?CompanyID=3789&GroupID=3352687


Hitting/Defense Camp

Rip City Little League Camp – Let us get your 8U-12U athlete into playing shape so they can have a productive season! Each athlete will be able to brush up and knock the rust off moving into the new 2023 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 defense.

Sundays, February 19, 26 & March 5
11:00 – 12:30 pm (Age 11u-13u)
12:30 – 2:00 pm (Age 8u-10u)

https://tms.ezfacility.com/OnlineRegistrations/Register.aspx?CompanyID=3789&GroupID=3352668


Metric Day Camp/Clinic

Rip City is excited to run another series of Technology Testing days throughout the year!

TrackMan is the undisputed global leader used by all professional teams in the United States and Japan, plus nearly all pro teams in Latin America. TrackMan provides the most influential digital baseball scouting platform in the world! The optically enhanced radar provides a superior, digital report card which aides in player development even if you are not training for pro baseball!

TrackMan is the undisputed global leader used by all professional teams in the United States and Japan, plus nearly all pro teams in Latin America. TrackMan provides the most influential digital baseball scouting platform in the world! The optically enhanced radar provides a superior, digital report card which aides in player development even if you are not training for pro baseball!

The patented technology measures full ball trajectory and spin, including Velocity, Spin Rate, Spin Axis, Release Height, Release Angle, and Vertical + Horizontal Movement for throwers! Moreover, for hitters it tracks Exit Speed, Spin Rate, 3D Contact Point, Launch Angle, Direction & how far the athlete can hit it!

Complimenting TrackMan, Rhapsodo + Blast Motion will also be used to capture other key metrics including but not limited to Attack Angle, Bat Speed & More! Each Player will leave with a Report Card reflecting their age group’s key metrics, along with a recommendation for how to improve their key metrics.

Saturday, January 14, 2023
4:00 (10u – 11u)
4:30 (12u – 17u)

https://tms.ezfacility.com/OnlineRegistrations/Register.aspx?CompanyID=3789&GroupID=3349861