The Indians are hosting summer camps for 6-14 year olds at locations across Northeast Ohio in 2014.
The goal of Indians Youth Baseball camps, presented by Cleveland Clinic Children's, is to provide youth baseball and softball players in Northeast Ohio with major league quality instruction on the fundamentals of the game, develop leadership skills and positive character traits, and form a lifelong bond with baseball and the Cleveland Indians. The Indians Youth Baseball camp instructors bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and, most importantly, all share a passion for teaching the game of baseball.
New for 2014, the Summer Camps will consist of FIVE-DAY sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day, at six locations throughout Northeast Ohio. The camps will take a comprehensive approach to teaching the game of baseball, with camp instructors focused on teaching proper throwing, catching, fielding, hitting and base-running skills.
All campers will also receive a free Indians Replica Jersey, an adjustable Indians hat and two tickets to see the Indians play during the 2014 season as part of Cleveland Indians Youth Baseball Day. Indians Summer Camps will also be equipped to handle inclement weather, and there will be no delays or postponements due to rain.
Registration for the camp costs $199 per camper for a week-long session. Space is limited at camps and participants are encouraged to register soon to secure their place. If your preferred location is sold out, please see other locations or email FanServices@Indians.com to join the waitlist."
Former Major Leaguer Matt Kata will lead the Summer Camps programs in 2014.
Cleveland native and former big leaguer Matt Kata is in his first year as the Indians Manager of Youth Baseball Development, and he will lead the instruction at the 2014 Indians Youth Baseball Camps.
Kata, who had his best season in 2003 with the Diamondbacks, credits his experience and instruction at an early age with playing a large role in him completing his goal of reaching the majors. CLICK HERE to read a profile of Matt in which he talks about the importance of youth instruction and his approach to this year's camps.
ACE Baseball Ltd. also is back to assist in camp instruction; ACE's male and female instructors have extensive backgrounds in coaching and player development to teach your child the game's fundamentals.
Each child that takes part in Summer Camps will receive a ticket voucher for two tickets to see the Indians play on Saturday, August 23 against the Houston Astros. Prior to the game, each child is invited to participate in a Pre-Game Parade around the warning track of Progressive Field, where they may have a chance to interact with Cleveland Indians players and staff.
Each camper will receive a voucher for 2 Upper Reserved tickets to the Indians game on Saturday, August 23.
The voucher will include a passcode to access this special ticket offer.