OTTAWA (Jul 19, 2017) –
The first week of the Carleton Ravens baseball Summer camp ended last Friday and, by all accounts, the camp was a tremendous success with both parents and young campers alike.
“I have been amazed by my son’s development and enthusiasm for baseball” remarked Marc Dostaler. “He pitches with authority. They taught him a proper delivery.”
After a long hiatus, the camp was reinstated by Carleton Professor and team President George Rigakos through a partnership with South Ottawa Little League, but it was Ravens players Manny Restrepo and Ryan Burnside who did all of the work with baseball players aged 7 through 13. The players also received help from Ottawa Knights catcher James Casey.
Campers were split into groups by skill level and went home with progress reports from the Ravens players including instructions for continued development.
“The parents really appreciated the feedback” said Rigakos.
Ravens head coach Andre Robidoux also stopped by. He worked with campers on the batting tee and emphasizing the importance of mechanics and the need for repetition.
Based out of Arch Street Public School and adjoining ball diamonds, the camp allowed for both indoor and outdoor training as well as providing refuge on one particularly rainy day. In the gym the players worked off of batting tees, hitting into nets or simply relaxed with a game of soccer baseball.
The camp starts up again on July 24th with another cohort of young baseball players.