Green Wave hosts youth baseball camp

  • Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Photos by Roger Lee/Journal Scene Campers work on their release and throwing skills.


Registration is still open for the second session of the Fundamentals and Fun Baseball Camp.

Approximately 60 kids showed up at Parks Field Monday for the first session of the camp, hosted by new Summerville High School baseball coach Banks Faulkner and his staff. The session will run through Thursday with an emphasis placed on a different area each day.

“Today they are working on catching and throwing,” Faulkner said. “Tomorrow they will work on hitting. Wednesday they will work on bunting and base running. On Thursday, I’m going to talk to them about things off the field, being a good student and a good citizen, that type of stuff.”

A second session for the camp, for youth age 6-14, will be held June 16-19 at the Parks Field complex. Each day campers will participate in drills and game-type activities from 8:30 a.m. until noon. They will also receive tips on teamwork, sportsmanship and character.

The registration fee is $75 per camper and includes a camp T-shirt. A discount is available for families registering more than one camper. A registration form can be downloaded at www.parksbaseball.com and further information can be obtained by contacting Alan Bridges (rbridges@dorchester2.k12.sc.us).

“I hope it’s a camp that continues to grow,” Faulkner said. “I would love to have three sessions.”

The primary purpose of the camp is to provide a fun environment where kids can work on their baseball fundamentals. The camp is also a great way for the Green Wave staff to familiarize young athletes with the SHS program, its coaches and its players, who help provided instruction for the camp.

“Growing up it was my dream to wear a Lexington High School hat and play on that field,” Faulkner said. “When I made that team it was a big accomplishment for me and I want kids here to have that type of pride and to grow up wanting to play in our program.”

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