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i hope you and your family are staying safe in these strange and uncertain times.  We are planning on holding camps this summer in compliance with all social distancing guidelines and in accordance with the american camp association's recommendations...dates may be adjusted and, possibly even added.  ALL JUNE and JULY CAMPS WILL NOT occur as scheduled.  In an effort to get creative and offer some baseball instruction to many of you who are clamoring for some (and I am desperately missing coaching the game we all love), I am going to host some virtual clinics and lessons via Zoom throughout the month of July, and am considering some small group sessions in my back yard.  Details coming this week!
we are hopeful that we will be able to hold camps in august still.  please check back for updates and subscribe if you'd like any updates emailed to you.
i know we all want to be back on the field as soon as possible!  in the meantime, stay safe.  we'll all get through this together!  -coach padgett

We're set for our 8th year of Summer Baseball Camps!

2020 SUMMER CAMP DATES ARE HERE!

4 Youth Camp Sessions (ages 6-14, 9AM-2PM):

JUNE 22-26 - CANCELLED

JULY 13-17 - CANCELLED

JULY 27-31 - CANCELLED

AUGUST 3-8 *still on for now

**We are closely monitoring the situation with Covid-19 and we're hopeful that we'll be able to hold camps in July and August, but please check back for updates.  Additionally we're exploring other options including Zoom Hitting Camps, and more information will be coming soon!

 

 

 

SUMMER SEASON - A Time for Player Improvement, Learning the Game, but                  MOST IMPORTANTLY: Having Fun Playing the Game!

The summer is a great time to work at getting better.  I've always believed the best steps for doing that are to really look at the feedback the spring season gave you, seek out some professional help (camps or lessons), and then go to the ballfield with a parent or friends and get to work!  The key is making that work fun.  The game is, by it's nature, a grind.  The work is, in reality, a grind as well, but it's vital to long term player development to find the enjoyment in the time you're putting in that work.  So, take advantage of the long, school-free days and get to work to get better this summer! 

Learn the game, love the game

 

2020 Bishop O'Connell Baseball 

I don't usually like to brag or get overly excited about hype surrounding a baseball player or team, but this is different.  This is something that has been 8 years in the making.  Since I took over the baseball program here at Bishop O'Connell, we've been working hard, building, growing, and establishing a culture that our players have embraced, and we're poised for an incredible 2020 season and beyond.  This year's team will feature 8 players committed to play college baseball (so far), including 5 seniors.  Additionally we'll have 2 cancer survivors on the team, 2 legitimate prospects for June's MLB Draft, and a group of some of the finest young men I've had the pleaseure of coaching.  I'd like to invite you to come see the Knights in action this Spring!