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Baseball/Softball Summer Camp Philosophy

TYAA is proud to welcome James Lowe (aka Coach Ballgame) to the Stumpy Creek Park June 24-25, 2019.

Coach Ballgame is known for his playful and unique approach to making kids fall in love with the game of baseball. In addition to teaching the fundamentals of baseball, a strong focus is placed on building positive character and learning to work as a team.

Under the motto “What a Ballplayer Does,” Coach Ballgame creates a world full of positivity and fun. Watch the Coach Ballgame Summer Camp Video.

Our goal is for all campers to have a fun and safe experience while focusing on team play and individual skill development. The camp will concentrate on throwing & catching drills and techniques, specialty position practice (pitching, catching, infield, and outfield), base-running, live hitting, hitting drills, and daily live games. It is our belief that young ballplayers can have loads of fun in a positive environment while also learning to play the game from professionals. Attitude, effort, teamwork, leadership, and sportsmanship will be stressed throughout the week, while campers learn correct baseball fundamentals.

Attitude & Effort: Your camper will learn to respect and honor the game in an environment where success is measured by effort and teamwork, and not by winning and losing.
Leadership: Campers will be challenged to act like leaders by supporting and respecting everyone in camp: teammates, coaches, and umpires alike.
Skill Development: All participants will leave camp with a high level of understanding of proper technique in all areas of the game. By incorporating drills and competitions developed over a lifetime of playing and teaching the game, campers will gain a firm grounding in the fundamentals to build their baseball careers.
Become a “Student of the Game”: Every camper will be challenged to maximize his or her athletic potential while being encouraged to go above and beyond individual “comfort” levels. By learning new drills, techniques, and philosophies, we hope that all players will become “students of the game.” It is for this reason that campers are encouraged to play many different positions during camp.


8:45-9:00 Drop-off / Welcome / Trivia
9:00-9:15 Introduction / Attendance
9:15-9:50 Run, Stretch, & Throw
9:50-10:05 Throwing Competitions
10:05-10:10 Water / Shade Break
10:10-10:25 “Skill of the Day” Lesson
10:25-10:50 Drills / Competitions
10:50-11:00 Water / Shade Break
11:00-12:00 Live Instructional Game
12:00 Half-Day Camp Dismissal
12:00-12:45 Full-Day Camp Lunch
12:45-1:00 Light Stretch/Throw
1:00-1:30 Specific Position Stations
1:30-1:45 Daily Batting Lesson
1:45-2:15 Batting Practice
2:15-3:00 Live Instructional / Game / Awards / Pick- Up


* Hustler of the Day Award
* Teammate of the Day Award
* Hardest Worker of the Day Award
* Best Listener/Eye-Contact Award
* Dirtiest Uniform: “Tide” Award
* Other special awards

Baseball/Softball Summer Camp

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About Coach Ballgame

A North Carolina native, James Lowe (aka Coach Ballgame) is a Youth Baseball Coach providing services in Southern California. Each year Coach Ballgame returns to North Carolina to provide the Coach Ballgame experience to ballplayers ages 4-12. Lowe has dedicated the last 15 years to youth baseball instruction where he has coached over 12,000 ballplayers through baseball camps, clinics, and personal Instruction.

James was a four year starter at Brown University from 2001 to 2005. He was appointed Captain for his junior and senior year, and an All-Ivy Selection his final season. He was also awarded the Cliff Stevenson Award his senior year from the Brown University Athletic Program for enthusiasm and leadership on and off the field.

Coach Ballgame was recently featured on the Fox Sports Pregame show for the NLCS. Watch here.

Visit his YouTube Page coachballgame for Instructional and Fun Videos!
Coach Ballgame is a Southern California Baseball coach bringing a little humor and a lot of joy to the game of baseball. Atta Boy!

Visit his Website for testimonials, and information on Coach.

Follow @coachballgame on Instagram and Facebook to stay connected



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