YSU Baseball Staff to Host Practice with the Penguins Event in February, Two Camps Jan. 20

Head Coach Dan Bertolini
Head Coach Dan Bertolini

The Youngstown State baseball coaching staff will be hosting a special Practice with the Penguins event on Feb. 10 in addition to a pair of camps on Jan. 20 at the Watson and Tressel Training Site (WATTS) on the YSU camps.

Practice with the Penguins provides a unique opportunity for campers in grades seven and under to spend the day with YSU baseball players and coaches while practicing their skills. The event will cover basic skills and techniques, and will give campers the chance to do the same drills done by YSU baseball players during team practices. Age-specific drills will also be incorporated.

Practice with the Penguins will take place Feb. 10 from 1-3 p.m. with check-in at 12:15, and the cost is $10. All attendees will receive a 2019 YSU baseball schedule poster.

The staff will also be holding a Pitchers and Catchers Boot Camp and Developmental Hitting Camp this Sunday, Jan. 20. Limited spots remain available for each event.

The Pitchers and Catchers Boot Camp will provide players the opportunity to receive elite pitching and catching instruction from the YSU coaching staff. The Developmental Hitting Camp will feature small groups for instructions, multiple drills to understand proper body movement, machine work to challenge campers and video analysis. Campers will work on developing an offensive routine and a two-strike hitting plan.

The Developmental Hitting Camp will take place from 9 a.m. to noon with check-in at 8:15. The event is open to those in grades 5-12 and junior college players. The Pitchers and Catchers Boot Camp is open to players ages 12-21 and will take place from 1-4 p.m. with check-in at 12:15. The cost for each camp is $120. For YSU employee and sibling discounts, please email ysupenguinsbaseball@gmail.com.

Online registration and more details for each of the camps is available at penguinsbaseballcamps.com. For information on the Developmental Hitting Camp, contact Assistant Coach Eric Smith at emsmith08@ysu.edu. For Practice with the Penguins and the Pitchers and Catchers Boot Camp, contact Assistant Coach Eric Bunnell at ysupenguinsbaseball@gmail.com.

YSU camps are open to any and all participants, limited only by number, age, grade level, and/or gender as required by NCAA rules.