The 2016 Skills Camp will be held on Sunday January 17th, 2016 at Metro Sports Center's indoor facility 5820 Metro Sports Drive Evansville, IN from 8:00am to 2:00pm (Central time). If you would like to attend this instructional camp, please feel out the registration at the bottom of the page. For a complete list of Skills Camp alumni, click on the button below.
Position Players: (Including two-way players and catchers)
All position players will have the opportunity to take a round of bp and 1-2 rounds of groundballs for all the instructors/coaches in attendance. The position players will then be split into smaller groups of 5-8 players. Each group will then rotate through the following stations listed below. These stations will be instructed by Division I, Division II coaches, and/or former/current professional players. This will allow all position players a chance to hit multiple times in front of the college instructors/recruiters.
- BP 1
- BP 2
- Home to first times
All pitchers will throw a 15-20 pitch bullpen in front of all the instructors/coaches in attendance. All pitchers will be given time to warm up indvidually as well as time to warm up on a practice mound right before they throw in front of the college coaches. After all pitchers have thrown, the pitchers will go with the individual pitching instructor to discuss; overall pitching mechanics, mental approach, arm care, and expectations of being a college pitcher. The pitchers will also spend time discussing the overall recruiting process with a college instructor/camp instructor.
All catchers will have the opportunity to have three "pop" times recorded in front of all the instructors/coaches in attendance. The catchers will then go with the individual catching instructor to discuss; overall catching/throwing mechanics, pitch calling, leadership, and expectations of being a college catcher.
College Recruiter Information:
This event is well attended each year. The camp has had as many as 29 college/universities attend the camp. All college/universities who have verbally committed to coming will be listed on the list of schools found by clicking on the schools tab below. When possible, individual recruiters for each school will be listed with an e-mail for you to contact them directly, if needed. Due to weather, scheduling conflicts, etc, the Ballpark cannot guarantee that every school listed will be at the showcase camp. This list will be updated/changed up to the week of the camp. If the camp is cancelled due to weather, $100.00 of the player fee will be NON-REFUNDABLE to cover facility rental and fees.