Nov. 18, 2008
RUSTON -- Louisiana Tech head coach Wade Simoneaux will be holding his 2008 Top Dawg Baseball Holiday Camp for youth athletes from December 22-23 and high school athletes from December 27-29 at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
"The camps are a great opportunity for us to see talented ball players that could possibly play at Louisiana Tech one day," Simoneaux said.
The youth camp is open to all first through seventh graders. Campers will learn the fundamentals of pitching, catching, infield, outfield and hitting. The first session of camp will begin on Monday, Dec. 22 at 9:00 a.m. and end at noon. The second session will follow at 1:00 p.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided on Monday. Tuesday's session will run from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The cost to participate in the youth camp is $150 per camper.
The high school camp is open to all eighth through 12th graders. Campers will experience the same drills the Bulldogs perform, learn defensive position work, play intrasquad scrimmages, execute hitting drills and work on their strength and conditioning. The camp will begin on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 2:00 p.m. and end at 7:00 p.m. The first session on Sunday will start at 11:00 a.m. and conclude at 1:00 p.m. The second session will follow from 2:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m. Monday's session will run from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
For local players, the cost of the high school camp is $275 per camper and includes two meals. For overnight campers, the cost is $350 per camper and includes two nights in a hotel and five meals.
South Louisiana high school campers can reserve their spot on a free bus that departs from North Park in Denham Springs at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27.
All participants are encouraged to bring their own baseball gear, including a bat, glove, cleats, practice pants, shorts and a sweatshirt. Catchers are encouraged to bring their own equipment.