Baseball Camps

Dates Set for 2014
TRAIN WITH THE NATIONALLY RANKED BELLEVUE COLLEGE TEAM AND COACHING STAFF!

New in 2014

*Two – Week Specialized Sessions for Select Team/High School/College Prep Camp for 13-15 year-olds

*Savings of up to $100!

Registration for summer baseball camps are ongoing. Camps are offered all summer , running Mon-Thu from 9 AM to 3PM. All camps are usually full by July. Applicants are encouraged to register before the school year ends.

MAILING LIST

To get on the mail list, e-mail Mark Yoshino at mark.yoshino@bellevuecollege.edu

Why Bellevue College Baseball Camps when there are so many out there?

Several reasons: our coaches, our reputation and tradition, our facilities, and our location. We are also not a private baseball business. Instead, we are state-funded educational institution working closely with joint partnerships helping our local youth baseball communities and surrounding school districts. Bellevue College Baseball not only provides volunteers for the local Little Leagues but also gives significant donations back to several local elementary schools within our communities of the Bellevue and Issaquah School Districts. Our coaching staff that directs one of the most successful college programs in the nation (the squad was ranked #8 in the nation in 2011) directs youth instruction with the same attentive detail as they do with the collegiate players…the same coaches who have led a program to a winning season for the past 30 years…the same coaches who led Bellevue to the conference championship title in ’07, ’09, ’11. Coaches Mark Yoshino and Kevin Miller have been organizing the youth instruction for 20 years. We encourage you to speak with ANYONE who has attended our camps in the past to verify this commitment. It is our attempt to offer the best combination of instruction and fun in a quality environment. Our facilities and location are ideal for the entire eastside community. A large indoor fieldhouse (spring camps) and one of the top outdoor fields in the state (summer camps) are luxuries that are second to none. Our offerings have benefited thousands of young ball players for the past twenty five years, as BC’s baseball camps have served the eastside community longer than any other organization. And finally, the cost. Bellevue College baseball camps are one of the most cost-efficient camps when compared to all other camps in the entire region – you are encouraged to compare. Bellevue College Baseball Camps give an ideal combination of coaching quality and economic savings. Please take time to look through our offerings below and feel free to call if you have any questions.

SUMMER SESSIONS

Two sessions will be offered for 7-9 year-olds and 10-12 year-olds. 7-year olds may be separated from the 8-9 year-olds during the summer camp due to developmental differences. Hitting, fielding, baserunning, team defense concepts, and pitching will be covered. Our summer camps emphasize four things: fun, lots of instruction, lots of prizes, and a great facility. Players receive numerous baseball memorabilia goods and have opportunities to win items such as bats, gloves, and pro baseball prizes.

 

NEW: TWO – WEEK SELECT TEAM/HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE PREP CAMP

This inaugural offering in 2013 was well-received for it’s level of instruction. Players involved in Koufax, Pony, or various travel team programs benefitted greatly from the high level of instruction received. Based off feedback from the group who attended in 2013, this upcoming summer will feature one week devoted to team concepts, baserunning, and defense while a separate week will be devoted to high level hitting and pitching instruction. For this age level, one week was not enough to cover all aspects with the level of detail it deserves; therefore two weeks will be offered. Players have the option of signing up for both (with large discount) or just one of the two weeks, depending on schedule conflict and/or area of interest. These camps are for 13-15 year-olds who are aspiring to play on (or already do) a select travel team and have the desire to play high school and college baseball in the future. The purpose of this is to both give high level instruction from a college staff and also to act as an informative session for parents as they plan the futures (or have questions of what is the best route) of their athletes. Several seminars for parents will also be a part of this offering. This is an informative and instructive session for select team players who are seeking direction in the future. All instruction will take place at full distances (regulation size field). The timing of the camp will also allow players to use the camp as a platform to find a team to play on for the following season (if they are choosing to do so). The Bellevue College coaches will assess skill level and provide advanced instruction to help steer players in the proper direction in regards to the vital question parents always ask: “what next is best for my son?”.

 

Session “Prep 1″: Aug. 4-7
Intensive Hitting/Pitching Instruction Daily -Including filming
Additional defense and base running
Live Competition on field

Session “Prep 2″: Aug. 11-14
Integration of hitting into more team concepts
Extensive situational stategy – offense and defense
Extensive Live competition / games on main field
Minimal Pitching Instruction

 (session 1 and 2 are designed as a continuation from week one to week two, although it is not required to register for both)

Contact Head Coach Mark Yoshino at 425-564-2356 or mark.yoshino@bellevuecollege.edu for more information on curriculum/appropriate camp selection.

 

LEAD INSTRUCTORS -The actual college program coaches with current experience as both professional baseball instructors and parents!…not hired help
Campers are in the hands of two coaches who not only have over 30 years of coaching experience at both the college and youth camp levels, but who are also parents as well. We see campers in the same perspective as you; because we are currently parents of young ones too! Kevin Miller, a former top ten round professional draft pick and all-American at the University of Washington, and Mark Yoshino, a staple figure at Bellevue College for the past twenty years run the summer programs. You are strongly encouraged to see the coaches page of this website for more background information. Compare the experience and educational background with others…

GENERAL INFORMATION

LOCATION: Spring camps located in the Bellevue College Fieldhouse/Gym. Summer camps located on Courter Field. Both facilities are on north end of the campus.

DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: 3000 Landerholm Circle SE (head west off intersection of 148th Ave. SE and SE 30th). Facilities located via north entrance to campus.

AGE DIVISIONS: 7-9 / 10-12 / 13-15. The ages listed means the league age your player will be for the upcoming spring/summer. See the master schedule for breakdown of eligible ages for each offering. Call Head Coach Mark Yoshino if you have questions or specific requests.

COST: $250 for summer camps -or $200 for two- most cost-efficient camp in the entire Puget Sound region. See below for details.

DISCOUNTS: $100 off a second camp for the same person later in the summer when registering for two camps.

DOOR PRIZES: Bellevue College Baseball shirts for all participants. Additional awards and prizes on the final day of camp including: wood bats, gloves, official Bellevue College game hats, Nike apparel and more!

ENROLLMENT: 55. All participants must pre-register via the website or phone. You will receive a confirmation of your enrollment via e-mail .

WHEN TO ARRIVE: 15-30 minutes early. Parent should accompany camper on first day if registered by phone in case waiver needs to be signed/payment needed.

WHAT TO BRING: baseball pants/sweats (for sliding), hat, glove, bat, helmet (if available), catcher’s gear (if the player has gear and plays the position of catcher), lunch and beverage in enclosed hard cooler, A limited selection of helmets, bats and catcher’s gear is available for those who do not own them. Please label all personal equipment. Lost and found is held for one week only following camp. Items are then turned over to Campus Security. Call (425) 564-2356 for lost items.

PERSONAL FILMING: Allowed and encouraged at all camps.

LUNCH/FOOD/REFRESHMENTS:Summer Camps: Bring lunch in a hard cooler. If you are a parent bringing a lunch or are taking a camper out, ask the coach the day of camp when lunch break will be.

SUPERVISION/STAFF: Members of the college team will serve as assistant instructors to ensure a proper participant:instructor ratio of approximately 5:1. For the spring camps, this is one of best ratios found among all camps in the Pacific Northwest! All camp staff have experience and/or received training in working with young athletes. Parents and coaches are encouraged to watch, ask questions, and provide reflective commentary on instructor quality. We value this input and have used this to improve our quality of instruction. Observers must stay clear of the activity area in order to maintain a safe camp environment. Once camp terminates, there will be NO direct supervision of campers (although staff will be present in the facility).

INSURANCE: All participants must have medical clearance and insurance to participate. Medical expenses for accidents and / or illnesses are not the responsibility of Bellevue College.

 

HOW TO REGISTER:
via the website : REGISTER HERE

or via the phone (avaiable now!): 425-564-2356 for those who choose to not use credit card over the internet (secured site).
*if you register on the day of camp, be prepared to sign a waiver!

CANCELLATIONS-REFUNDS: Refunds granted less $30 administration fee for summer camps regardless of time of cancellation. No refunds for weather (unless campus is officially closed by college officials). Please plan ahead before signing up. No refunds for partial attendance. For refunds, see contacts below.

WAITING LIST: For each camp that is full, a waiting list will be established. Generally, anywhere from 1-5 get into each camp in which a wait list is established.

CONTACTS: e-mail Coach Mark Yoshino for any questions relating to registration or camp information. mark.yoshino@bellevuecollege.edu

 

2014 Instruction Schedule

(all sessions located outdoors on Courter Field)

June 23 – 26 Junior   Ages: 7-9  Session: JC1 9AM – 3PM

July 21 – 24 Senior  Ages: 10-12 Session: SC1 9AM – 3PM

July 28 – 31 Junior   Ages: 7-9    Session: JC2 9AM – 3PM

Aug. 4 – 7    Prep-Hitting / Pitching Intensive Camp  Ages 13-15 Session: PREP1 9AM – 3PM

Aug. 11 – 14 Prep-Team Strategy Camp Ages: 13-15 Session: PREP2  9AM – 3PM

Aug. 18 – 21 Senior   Ages: 10-12  Session: SC2 9AM – 3PM