First Swing Summer Camps
The Klouter U11 team is headed to Vietnam in April where they plan to teach baseball clinics in some of the public schools in Hanoi. They will be donating baseball equipment and books. Last year’s group rebuilt a school for Autistic children that was riddled with dry rot and mold. This year we are visiting a rural village to asses their needs and plan to help as much as we can!
To do so, we are running a virtual race: you pick a distance to complete over the course of a week- all at once, or a bit each day- you get to choose. The idea is that you challenge yourself to go just a little farther than you’d normally go in the course of a week. Post your distance as you go, and you’re eligible to win daily prize drawings.
Race entry is $35, or you can gather a team of any 4 racers (all can choose their own distance) for $120.
We’d love your support! Our Facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/SpringItHome/
And our race website with more info and a registration button can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/springithome
FirstSwing Pre-Season Workout: 2016
“Back by popular demand!!!!”
February 28th, Sunday AM
We have had quite a few FirstSwing members and players contact us in the past two weeks regarding a pre-season workout or preparation session for the coming baseball/softball season. As a result FirstSwing will be offering another special session, Sunday, February 28th, at Kellogg Middle School from 9am-noon. The cost for the session is $70.00 and is limited to 40 players. ( Klouters see the newsletter for your cost).
The workout will include building skill sets with defensive fundamentals, throwing,hitting, and conditioning. We will provide a positive “wake-up” call for those seriously preparing for the 2016 season. Each session is basically for players 6-14 and those who want to work hard to “Get Good”!! Age/ability is not a consideration as all athletes must learn to work together!! There will be a Hitting Clinic at a later date.
Each participant will receive new handouts as well a gift and “surprises”!!!!
Further details and a registration form can be found here.
“Back by popular demand!!!!”
We have had quite a few FirstSwing members and players contact us in the past two weeks regarding a pre-season workout or preparation session for the coming baseball/softball season. As a result FirstSwing will be offering a Basic Fundamentals session, Saturday, January 24th , at Kellogg Middle School from 9am-11:30am. The cost for the session is $60.00 and is limited to 40 players.
( Klouters see the newsletter for your cost).
The workout will include building skill sets with defensive fundamentals, throwing/pitching, and conditioning; also, will have a special catcher’s station!!! We will provide a positive “wake-up” call for those seriously preparing for the 2016 season. The session is basically for players 6-14 and those who want to work hard to “Get Good”!! Age/ability are not considerations as all athletes must learn to work together!! There will be a Hitting Clinic at a later date.
Each participant will receive handouts as well a gift and “surprises”!!!!
Each player should bring: Glove, baseball gear, workout shoes(we are indoors), water, JACKET, and snack.
This session is set up for players who wish to tone up for tryouts, renew the “fundies” of the game, and learn the drills that will improve all facets of their game.
In order to register: E-mail Coach Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org with name, age, phone number, preferred email address. Fill out the attached form and please send it with a check for $60 to: FirstSwing, PO Box 497, Medina, WA 98039.
You may email me at email@example.com with any questions or if you wish to recommend a “newcomer” or rookie that you believe will WORK HARD to “Get Good!” TY and GAGPTH! Coach Phil Phone: 425-451-82
The FirstSwing Foundation
The 2015 FirstSwing Baseball Holiday Camps/Clinics
The FirstSwing Foundation is offering its annual Holiday baseball camps/clinics, indoors, at the Kellogg Middle School (Shoreline) Monday December 28th and Tuesday the 29th. These interactive camps/clinics are designed to teach the FUNdamentals of the game in order to empower youngsters to GET GOOD!, and learn “life’s little lessons” in a FUN environment!! Recommended ages: 5-14 and any ability level! There will be two different sessions and each will be limited in number (40) and, specialize on a certain aspect of the game. The camps may be taken as a set or individually and will be held INSIDE the gym!!!
Monday, December 28th: This session will be held from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, and will focus on three basics of the game: conditioning, throwing, and fielding. It will include a syllabus and gift. Perfect for baseball and/or softball players.
Tuesday, December 29th: This session will be held from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, and focus on hitting. It will cover the fundamental mechanics, swing work, bunting, and drills to improve overall hitting. There will be a syllabus, drill sheets, and a gift. Bats and helmets provided if necessary.
COST: One session (your choice) $ 70.00
Two sessions (both) $120.00
Instructors: Phil Rognier, Executive Director of FirstSwing and a baseball coach with over 50 years of coaching and clinic/camp experience. The staff will include guest coaches and Klouter team coaches and interns.
Please fill out the attached registration form and send to:
PO Box 497
Medina, WA 98039
Please check appropriate session(s) and include check. Scholarships and family discounts available. Call Coach Phil (425) 451-8276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. GAGPTH!
THESE WILL BE LIMITED and registered on a “first come” basis. Please do pass this information on to anyone else who you feel wishes to get a head start on the 2016 season and wants to GET GOOD! Bring the HOMEWORK.