Crestview Bulldogs Baseball Camp starts June 10

Published: Friday, May 31, 2013 at 06:14 PM.

"I see them up at Little League Park and they will keep asking me when the camp is. They have a good time with it and we enjoy it. And that's what it's all about: enjoying the game."

The camp serves as a platform for young players to learn and an avenue that allows Gillis to identify leaders on his team as the Bulldog players work with the youngsters, he said.

"It kind of shows me the leadership out there and who can kind of problem solve with a group,” Gillis said. “And maybe they can take the bull by the horns a little bit and lead a group."

The main camp will focus on the basics of fielding, throwing and hitting, along with some base running and pitching.

"You have got to set up a solid foundation to throw so you can be injury free,” Gillis said. “Obviously, if you can get it at an early age, you will save a lot of problems later on."

Gillis said ideally the hitting camp will only have about 20 participants so the players can get more individual time with coaches.

The hitting camp will allow players to work on their swing, ensuring the mechanics line up with a good base to their stance, proper hand position in the swing and developing consistency in putting the bat’s barrel on the ball.

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