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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Red Wolves announce 'Tommy Raffo Winter Camp' Dates

  • Arkansas State head baseball coach Tommy Raffo has announced the dates for the Tommy Raffo Winter baseball camp series for youth, junior high school and high school players.
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  • Instructors for the camp will include coach Raffo, Arkansas State assistant coaches Tighe Dickinson, Anthony Everman and Noah Sanders along with current Red Wolves baseball players. The first camp held will be the Youth Hitting Camp on Saturday, January 12th where campers will be instructed on the proper form and techniques of hitting the ball. This camp is intended for player’s ages 7-11 and will begin at 8:15 a.m. continuing to noon. Cost for this camp is $50 and includes a t-shirt. Later that day, the Red Wolves will host the Youth Pitching/Defensive Specialty Camp from 1:15-5 p.m.. This camp will teach proper technique in pitching and defensive play and is intended for player’s ages 7-11. Cost for this camp is also $50, but if players choose to take both the Youth Hitting and Youth Pitching/Defensive Specialty Camp the cost for both is $90. On Sunday January 13th the Red Wolves staff will host similar camps for their Junior High School aged players. The Junior High School Hitting Camp and Junior High School Pitching/Defensive Specialty Camp will teach players similar technique to the Youth camps and pricing and timing for the Junior High camps is identical to that of the Youth Camp. For High School age players, the Red Wolves will host a High School Prospect Camp on Saturday January 19th. The prospect camp will run from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and will allow players in 9-12th grades to be evaluated and educated on the collegiate recruiting process. These players will be tested and will be instructed on how to improve their skill set. Cost for this camp is $100 and includes a t-shirt and lunch. Campers must bring their own hat, glove, helmet, bat, and suitable baseball attire (baseball pants). Catchers should bring their own catching gear. Tennis shoes will be worn indoors if there is bad weather. Campers should have their name clearly printed on all of their own equipment. “We are excited about starting 2013 with our Winter Camps,” said Raffo. “We have split the youth ages into two groups, 7-11 and 12-13, in our camps to ensure quality instruction and attention. Our high school prospect camp provides a great way for those wanting to improve their skill set and be evaluated for the next level. It will be a great way to get the New Year started with Red Wolf baseball.” For more information or to register visit www.arkansasstatebaseballcamps.com or call the Red Wolves baseball office at 870-680-4336.

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