USA Baseball National Team Camp Scheduled for June 30 and July 1

May 7, 2008

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USA Baseball will host its inaugural National Team Camp on June 30 and July 1, at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. The camp, geared toward youth ages 8-17, will run each day from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Camp instructors will include former Los Angeles Dodger and 2008 United States Olympic Baseball Team hitting coach Reggie Smith. Smith was also the hitting coach on the gold medal winning 2000 United States Olympic Baseball Team. Joining Smith on the list of instructors are seven current Division 1 college baseball head coaches from across the country, including 2008 USA Baseball National Team head coach Rob Walton (Oral Roberts University).

Staff Scheduled to Appear

Reggie Smith — Former Los Angeles Dodger; Hitting Coach 2000 and 2008 U.S. Olympic Baseball Teams
Dick Cooke — Head Coach, Davidson College; Auxiliary Coach 2000 and 2008 U.S. Olympic Baseball Teams
Gregg Olsen — 14 Year Major League Baseball Veteran
Rob Walton — Head Coach, Oral Roberts
Rich Price — Head Coach, Kansas
Jerry Meyers — Head Coach, Old Dominion University
Nino Giarratano — Head Coach, University of San Francisco
Mark Scalf — Head Coach, UNC-Wilmington
Dan McDonnell — Head Coach, University of Louisville
Chris Roberts — Assistant Coach, UNC-Greensboro; 1992 U.S. Olympic Baseball Team
2008 USA Baseball National Team Players

Campers will receive instruction in all areas of the game with an emphasis on a understanding what it takes to play at the National Team level. 2008 USA Baseball National Team members (collegiate players) will serve as guest instructors each day and campers will shadow the players as they prepare for the games the nights of June 30 and July 1.

“We are pleased to have such a distinguished list of instructors with such a diverse baseball background for this inaugural National Team Camp in Cary,” said Eric Campbell, USA Baseball’s General Manager National Team. “We feel having the campers shadow the National Team players as they prepare for their games will provide a unique an unmatched camp experience.”

The camp will be held at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary. The complex opened in June 2007 and serves as the home for the USA Baseball National Teams. It most recently has hosted the entire 2008 University of North Carolina baseball schedule while the team’s stadium has been under renovation.

Campers will receive a USA Baseball t-shirt and cap, and tickets to the USA Baseball National Team games each night. For more information please e-mail Matt Titus or call him at 919-474-8721 x219.

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