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Summer Camps

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

The annual Wayne State University Summer Baseball Camp has been scheduled for June 25-29. The event will be held on the campus of Wayne State University, utilizing the WSU Baseball Facilities, athletic campus and Multipurpose Indoor Facility.  Campers will receive fundamental instruction in all aspects of the game, have the chance to meet select Detroit Tigers and visit the new Harwell Museum.

The camp is hosted in partnership with the Detroit Tigers Foundation, which is an affiliate of Ilitch Charities, and this year moves to a week-long format featuring an exciting schedule both on and off the field for camp participants.  Opportunities include a Major League Baseball batting practice evaluation, WSU/Comerica Park tours and attending the Tigers vs. Athletics game on June 28.  Each day also includes a lunch on campus.

This year's guests from the Detroit Tigers will be announced soon. Past Tigers guests include Alex Avila, Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, Doug Fister, Michael Fulmer, Curtis Granderson, Shane Greene, Carlos Guillén, Torii Hunter, Brandon Inge, Austin Jackson, Ian Kinsler, Victor Martinez, James McCann, Magglio Ordóñez, Rick Porcello, David Price, Iván Rodríguez, Max Scherzer, Gary Sheffield, José Valverde and Justin Verlander.

Clinicians for the camp include former Detroit Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones, WSU head coach Ryan Kelley, current Tigers coaches, select high school coaches, premier guest instructors and Wayne State baseball student-athletes and coaches. Camp participants will learn from an open camp environment where questions are encouraged.  Jones has over 30 years of experience in professional baseball, including over 20 as a pitching coach in the Detroit Tigers organization.  Jones has played a key role in bringing Cy Young and MVP awards to Detroit.  He was named the Tigers' bullpen coach in 2006, marking his fifth stint in that capacity, before being promoted to pitching coach in 2011. Most recently, he served on the staff that lead Team USA to a World Baseball Classic Title in 2017.

This camp has sold out quickly in previous summers, and we encourage everyone that is interested to register early in order to secure your spot.  The deadline to register online is June 18 or until camp is sold out.
 

June 25th-29th
Who: Ages 7 - 18

Day One | Monday, June 25th
- Comprehensive Fundamentals Camp
- Lunch in WSU Campus Cafeteria
- Infield/Outfield Camp Curriculum

Day Two | Tuesday, June 26th
- Hitting Camp - Lunch in WSU Campus Cafeteria
- MLB Batting Practice at Comerica Park (For Camp Participants ONLY)
- Q&A and Autograph Session with a Detroit Tiger

Day Three | Wednesday, June 27th
- Comprehensive Fundamentals Camp
- Lunch in WSU Campus Cafeteria
- Pitching & Catching Camp Curriculum
- Q&A and Autograph Session with a Detroit Tiger

Day Four | Monday, June 28th
- WSU Campus Tour / NCAA Student-Athlete for a Day
- Lunch in WSU Campus Cafeteria - Attend Detroit Tigers & Oakland Athletics Game

Day Five | Tuesday, June 29th
- Comerica Park Tour (Ticket Included for Camper), Guest Tickets $10.00/each- Lunch in WSU Campus Cafeteria
- Comprehensive Fundamentals Camp

Choose Any One Session for $125 or All Five for $500

Registration Deadline: June 18th
Additional Tour & Lunch Options For Family Members
Additional Comerica Park Tour for Guest | Day 5 | $10
Additional Tigers vs. Athletics Game Tickets

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Location
The event will be held on the campus of Wayne State and will utilize the WSU Baseball Field and Multipurpose Indoor Facility. Campers will receive fundamental instruction in all aspects of the game and will have the chance to meet select Detroit Tigers. You will also be able to visit the new Harwell Field building.

What To Bring
Campers should be dressed prepared for baseball practice and are advised to bring their own equipment, if possible.

Camp Medical Coverage
All participants must complete the WSU Sports Camp Health Form and Concussion Form prior to participation.

Monday, June 25
8:15 AM - 8:50 AM Check-In at WSU Athletics
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Introduction
9:15 AM - 12:15 PM Comprehensive Fundamentals Camp
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Camp Lunch *University Dining
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Infield/Outfield Camp Curriculum
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Check-Out *Watch Tigers Game on Fox Sports Detroit with Camp staff until pick-up
Tuesday, June 26
8:15 AM - 8:50 AM Check-In at WSU Athletics
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Introduction
9:15 AM - 12:45 PM Hitting Camp
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Camp Lunch *University Dining
1:45 PM - 3:45 PM Hitting Camp
4:00 PM Bus to Comerica Park
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM Evaluate MLB Batting Practice *Sit in groups with camp staff
5:15 PM Bus to Wayne State Athletics *Watch Tigers Game on Fox Sports Detroit with Camp staff until pick-up
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Check-Out
Wednesday, June 27
8:15 AM - 8:50 AM Check-In at WSU Athletics
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Introduction
9:15 AM - 12:45 PM Comprehensive Fundamentals Camp
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Camp Lunch *University Dining
1:45 PM - 4:30 PM Pitching/Catching Camp Curriculum
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Check-Out
Thursday, June 28
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Check-In at WSU Athletics
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Introduction
9:00 AM - 11:45 AM WSU Academic Campus Tour *Be a NCAA Student-Athlete for the day
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Camp Lunch *University Dining
12:30 PM Bus To Comerica Park
1:10 PM Attend Tigers vs A's Game
3:30 PM Bus to WSU Athletics
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Check-Out
Friday, June 29
8:15 AM - 8:50 AM Check-In at WSU Athletics
9:00 AM - 9:15 PM Introduction
9:15 AM Bus to Comerica Park
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM Tour Comerica Park
11:30 AM Bus to Wayne State University
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Camp Lunch * University Dining
12:45 PM - 4:00 PM Comprehensive Fundamentals Camp
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Check-Out

Day one will feature a comprehensive fundamentals camps, plus an infield and outfield specific curriculum.

Day two will be a hitting camp, which will allow campers to watch an MLB batting practice at Comerica Park in groups and evaluate alongside camp clinicians.  The pitching & catching camp will take place on day three.

The pitching camp will be led by former Detroit Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones and WSU Head Coach Ryan Kelley.  This camp will focus on the fundamentals of these two crucial positions as well as the mental side of the game. Included in camp instruction will be mechanical drill work, defending the position, throwing drills along with recovery and shoulder stability exercises.  The catching camp will focus on receiving, blocking, footwork, stances, throwing, pitcher and catcher relationship strategies and physical development concepts.

The fourth day will be the "NCAA Student-Athlete for a Day" portion of the schedule, featuring an in-depth and unique campus tour.  Campers will experience why WSU is one of the three primary research universities in the state of Michigan, learn how students from over 50 countries attend the institutions and start learning aspects of becoming a college student-athlete.  We'll also present experiences during the tour that look into the day-to-day lifestyle of our NCAA student-athletes including academics, training, time management and methods utilized for success at our level.  Campers and their families will also be provided with tickets to the Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics game that afternoon.

The fifth and final day will feature a tour of Comerica Park guided by a member of the Detroit Tigers organization, prior to a comprehensive fundamentals camp.

Days two and three will feature Detroit Tigers players, which will give participants an opportunity to listen and learn from the current Major League Baseball players.  There will be a detailed Q&A segment followed by an autograph session.

Each camp day will conclude in the early evening.  Pricing can be found on the attached flyer or in the table above.  Campers should be dressed prepared for baseball practice and are advised to bring their own equipment, if possible.  It is important that the camper bring good shoes to walk in on days three, four and five.  The camp is open to ages 7-18.  Questions can be directed to the head baseball coach at (313) 577-2749 or ryankelley@wayne.edu.  This is a non-refundable camp. Registration cancellations will be credited towards a future Wayne State University Baseball Camp.

Refund Policy
This is a non-refundable camp. Registration cancelations will be credited towards a future Wayne State University Baseball Camp.

Questions Contact the WSU Baseball Office
313-577-2749  |  ryankelley@wayne.edu