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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2010 > September - December > Little League Baseball Camp, Baseball Factory Team Up to Expand Education, Training Benefits

Little League Baseball Camp, Baseball Factory Team Up to Expand Education, Training Benefits

Little League Baseball Camp, Baseball Factory Team Up to Expand Education, Training Benefits

Partnership to Include Assessment, Evaluation Components for All Campers

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When the school year comes to an end, baseball season has already been in full swing for most Little Leaguers throughout the United States. To cap the regular season and get their summer off to a running start, Little League International is enhancing its Little League Baseball Camp program through its partnership with The Baseball Factory.

More information on 2011 Little League Baseball Camp is available at: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/about/camps.htm

“The Baseball Factory is proud to work with Little League Baseball to enhance their summer camp experience in 2011,” Jeff Brazier, Baseball Factory’s Senior Director of Youth Baseball and Softball, said. “Our staff of former professional players, former college coaches and college players will provide an opportunity for all of the attendees at the Little League Summer Camp to receive a detailed assessment of their baseball skills.”

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New for the 2011 Little League Baseball Camp season will be an opportunity for camp attendees to have their skills assessed and evaluated by Baseball Factory staff. All Little League Baseball Campers will be able to begin building their personal profile biography, which they can add to throughout their playing careers.

At Little League International in South Williamsport, Pa., and Green Acres in Hillsgrove, Pa., the 2011 Little League Baseball Camp will again provide superb instruction and plenty of fun for campers, but along with the opportunity to improve their baseball skills and play on the World Series fields, campers will now receive an assessment and evaluation of their skills by Baseball Factory instructors.

“We are very pleased to have The Baseball Factory as part of Little League Baseball Camp,” Jamie Joy, Little League International’s Manager of Operations and Little League Baseball Camp Coordinator, said. “The camp was already a great value, now with the assessment and evaluation of the Baseball Factory, it is even better.”

Players will take part in an on-field workout where they will perform in front of Baseball Factory scouts, who will evaluate the campers on speed, pitching, hitting, defensive skill and arm strength. All players will receive a written evaluation, and this scouting report will reveal areas of strength and suggest areas for improvement. The evaluation also will let a player know where he or she rate compared to players across the entire country.

“Starting in 2011, The Baseball Factory will incorporate a one-day baseball player evaluation day as part of the Baseball Camp experience,” Mr. Brazier said. “Our baseball experts see thousands of players nationwide every year and will be able to give campers an idea of where they stand nationally. Having a detailed baseball evaluation will help players better understand their strengths and weakness on the field.”

The Baseball Factory will produce a professionally-filmed and -edited online video, showing each player’s performance. Also online, each camper will receive a personal player web page that displays his/her academic information, video footage and Pro Scout evaluation. This profile will act as a template for players to revise in coming years. As a player reaches high school-age, this same up-to-date profile can be e-mailed to collegiate coaches, professional scouts, family and friends.

In the summer of 2011, baseball camp at Williamsport, home of Little League International, and the annual Little League Baseball World Series, will be celebrating its 49th year. Teaching baseball skills and molding character during five one-week sessions, the program is open to campers, league-ages 10-14, whether or not they are members of a Little League team. The 66-acre complex provides the perfect setting for children to learn baseball fundamentals, sharpen skills, and enjoy a wide range of other recreational activities.

Located in North Central Pennsylvania, the Williamsport and Hillsgrove Little League Baseball Camps offers children a unique opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors in a healthy, positive environment. Campers also are encouraged to develop leadership skills and self-confidence amid new-found friends.

The Baseball Factory is the official and exclusive player development partner of Little League Baseball and Softball.

Check out information on the Baseball Factory by logging on to: www.baseballfactory.com, Baseball Factory's Blog; or become a Baseball Factory fan on Facebook and Follow the Baseball Factory on Twitter and YouTube.

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The 2011 Little League Baseball Camp season begins at the end of June. Five week-long camp will be conducted at Little League International in South Williamsport, Pa. Camp counselors will work with campers to improve their on-field abilities, while each child enjoys the opportunity to play on the World Series fields, make new friends and share plenty of fun memories.