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Diamond Skills Baseball

2020 Summer Junior High Prospect Camp






Due to field closings both Diamond Skills Prospect Camps — at St. John’s High School from July 13th to 17th, and Georgetown Prep high School from July 27-31 — are both cancelled.

This is a maximum intensity clinic designed for serious players entering 7th, 8th and 9th grade who want to push their skills to the next level. Diamond Skills Baseball hires college baseball coaches to serve as guest instructors during this camp. Having college coaches on our staff gives Prospect Camp players a unique opportunity to learn the game of baseball from high-level coaches.

With metrics becoming increasingly popular Diamond Skills has decided to increase the amount of testing players will undergo at camp. Players will be measured and tested using state of the art equipment in the following ways: Foot speed, agility, quickness, bat speed, infield arm strength, outfield arm strength as well as graduation year, position, and size will all be recorded for each player.

During the past FOURTEEN (14) years a number of top-flight college programs have sent coaches to work at the Prospect Camp including Three (3) time NCAA Division 1 National Champion Cal-State Fullerton, 2015 National Champion the University of Virginia, Southeastern Conference powerhouse the University of Florida and ACC power Florida State. Other schools that have been represented at the Prospect Camp include West Virginia University, North Florida, Old Dominion University, William and Mary, George Mason University, Marist College, University of Richmond, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University, VMI, Liberty University, Catholic University, Mt. St. Mary’s College, High Point, UNC-Charlotte and LaSalle University.

2020 Registration Information

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Prospect Camp – July

Location
Georgetown Prep High School
10900 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Dates
July 27 – July 31

Ages
Players entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grade

Cost
$425.00
*Players that register before May 1, 2020 will receive a $25 discount off advertised pricing!!!

Register For Camp Here

2018 SJC Prospect Camp Metrics

2018 PREP Prospect Camp Metrics

For videos and additional pictures of the Prospect Camp, click here.


Offensive Fundamentals

 Accelerated program that teaches advanced fundamentals for hitters.

  Daily hitting stations include: live batting practice, side toss, front toss, batting tee, rope and eye hand coordination drills.


Defensive Fundamentals
Infielders will learn:
  Proper fielding footwork, glove work, throwing mechanics, double play technique and cut off/relay positioning.
•  Infielders will take live ground balls daily with throws to first base and double play turns on the field.

Outfielders will learn:
  Proper footwork on ground balls, fly balls, drop steps and angles of pursuit.
  Proper throwing mechanics, cutoffs/relays, fly ball communication.
  Will take live fly balls daily.

Catchers will learn:
  Proper techniques for blocking, framing, receiving and throwing


Pitching Fundamentals

Pitching Fundamentals are offered to all players who are interested in working on this skill.  Pitchers will focus on:

  Delivery mechanics including, balance points, arm action weight transfer.
  Windup and stretch mechanics.


Strength Training and conditioning for baseball

Players will spend time learning how to properly train for baseball with some of the area’s best strength and speed coaches.

For a Steal Break Fundamentals Info Sheet, click here.


Baserunning

Players will learn:

•  Primary and secondary leads at all bases.
•  Correct turns at first, second and third base.
•  Steal breaks, reading pitchers pick off tendencies.
•  Live reads on ground balls and fly balls from second and third bases. 


Coaches Talk

Structured talks that give players information on a variety of baseball-related subjects from top-level college and high school coaches.


Games

Games are played Tuesday thru Friday:

•  Players drafted onto a team.
•  Players receive team shirt and team hat.
•  Championship Games played on Friday.

Skills Champions
We have camp skills competitions Friday morning in the following areas:

•  Silver Slugger (hitting)
•  Gold Glove (fielding)
•  Rocket Arm (throwing)
•  Fleet Feet (running)

Instructors
Diamond Skills Baseball prides itself on hiring great instructors for our Prospect Camps. Colleges that have been represented include: Cal-State Fullerton • Catholic University • College of William and Mary • Florida Gulf Coast • Florida State • George Mason University • George Washington • Glendale CC (Az) • Hamden Sydney • Haverford • High Point • LaSalle University • Liberty University • Marist College • Montgomery College-Rockville • Mt. St. Mary’s University • Old Dominion University • South Carolina-Aiken • St. Mary’s College • Tallahassee CC (Fla) • UNC Charlotte • University of Florida • University of New Orleans • University of Richmond • Virginia Commonwealth University • Virginia Tech University • Virginia Military Institute • West Virginia University.

Daily Schedule
9:00- 9:30         Camp Talk/Baserunning

9:35- 9:50          Hitting Circle
9:50-11:05         Hitting Fundamentals
11:05-12:05       Defensive Fundamentals
12:05-12:45       Lunch
12:35-1:00         Coaches Talk
1:00-2:15           Games or Film/Team Defense/Hitting Competition
2:15-3:30           Games or Film/Team Defense/Hitting Competition

What to bring to camp
•  Glove
•  Bat
•  Cleats and tennis shoes
•  Baseball pants for games (We strongly suggest players wear shorts when not playing games)
•  Bag lunch
•  Water

 

General Information

Cancellation: If your ballplayer is unable to attend a scheduled camp, you must notify Diamond Skills Baseball in writing by sending an email to Diamondskillsinfo@gmail.com. Our Future Credit Policy (detailed below) will explain the amount of credit a player is eligible for if he is unable to attend camp.

COVID-19 Refund Policy
Diamond Skills Baseball has  updated its policies for events impacted by coronavirus and related NCAA, government and public health decisions.

Refunds for Cancelled Events:
If circumstances require any Diamond Skills Baseball camps to be cancelled in 2020, we will provide families with the option for a full refund for impacted sessions. 
Families will also be offered the option to transfer to any of our other showcase camps that still have availability at your position, or to any rescheduled event.

Future Credit Policy:
If your camp runs as scheduled but you wish to cancel your registration, families will receive a full credit that can be used on a future camp through the summer of 2022.
This credit does not need to be used on the same ballplayer as the original registration. This credit can be transferred to a sibling, friend, or teammate who is age-eligible and wishes to attend a Diamond Skills Baseball Camp.

Future CreditAny requests for a future credit will be governed by the following policies in all circumstances:

  • Requests for a credit to a future Diamond Skills Camp must be submitted in writing to diamondskillsinfo@gmail.com
  • Requests received at least forty five (45) days before the start of the purchased event will receive full credit of the purchasing price, excluding a processing fee of $37.50. This credit can be used towards a future Diamond Skills event in accordance with the guidelines below.
  • Requests received at least fourteen (14) days but less than thirty (30) days before the start of the purchased event will receive a credit in the amount of 50% of the purchasing price, excluding a $37.50 processing fee. This credit can be used towards a future Diamond Skills event in accordance with the guidelines below.
  • Requests received less than fourteen (14) days before the start of the purchased event will not be eligible for credit towards a future camp. Diamond Skills Baseball offers a customized experience, tailored to each camper’s unique background, enrolled position(s), academic profile, and college interests – withdrawals within two weeks of camp significantly impact substantial portions of programming and college coach communications that cannot be reconciled within that time frame.All future credits granted under the guidelines above will be valid for one year from the end date of the originally-purchased event. When registering for another event, this credit may not be used to register for an event that is already at capacity (either as a whole or at your intended Primary Position) by the time the request is submitted. In the event that the cost of a future event is more than the amount credited, the purchaser is responsible for any remaining balance.

Inclement WeatherIn the event of inclement weather, Diamond Skills Baseball, at its sole discretion may adjust programming, including but not limited to the game and showcase schedule, to get in as many camp activities as possible. Any changes to programming will be directed to ensure the maximum amount and quality of programming in all cases. Please check the Diamond Skills Twitter account and Facebook account 2 hours before the start of an event for weather-related changes.

Regardless of any programming adjustments made by Diamond Skills Baseball, all events remain fully non-refundable in the event of inclement weather.

For updates, please check the Diamond Skills Facebook page (Diamond Skills Baseball Camps) and the Diamond Skills Twitter Account (dmndskillz). Information will be posted two (2) hours before the start of a camp. 

Confirmation Policy: A player is confirmed when the deposited check is returned or if he receives an online confirmation receipt.

Food/Drinks:
 Water is provided at all camps. A snack stand sells food, drinks and snacks at each camp.