2011 Bruin Baseball Hitting Skills Camp Moved to Dec. 20-22 to Avoid Gym Conflict
NEWBERG, Ore. - Due to a potential conflict with cleanup efforts in the Wheeler Sports Center following commencement on Dec. 17, the annual winter George Fox University Bruin Baseball Hitting Skills Camp for youth from grades 3-12 has been moved back to Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 20-22, according to GFU head coach Marty Hunter.
Registration is now under way for the camp, which is for all players who want to improve their offensive skills. Instructors will break down the mechanics of the swing and improve each aspect through progressive, organized drills. Daily video analysis is used, along with information on the mental side of hitting.
The camp will be led by Hunter and his George Fox coaching staff, along with college coaches such as Pat Bailey, former George Fox head coach and current assistant at Oregon State University, and Rob Vance, head coach at Concordia University-Portland. Several high school coaches from the area will also assist.
Hunter, the camp director, is in his fifth season as the head coach and 10th season overall at George Fox. During that time, the Bruins have won five Northwest Conference championships, played in six regional tournaments, won the NCAA Division III World Series in 2004, and have led the nation in fielding average three times, including the 2011 season. The Bruins are 113-54 in his four seasons as head coach. He has over 25 years of coaching experience at all levels, from youth leagues to professional baseball.
The cost of the camp, which is limited to 100 players, is $135 for 10 1/2 hours of instruction, and includes a T-shirt, hitting packet, and camp insurance. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 14, and should be returned along with a check made out to “GFU Bruin Baseball” and the registration form to Marty Hunter, 1894 N. Teakwood St., Canby, OR 97013.