CHHS baseball summer camp concludes

Published 9:50 pm Thursday, July 1, 2010

For the past four days, Charles Henderson baseball head coach Derek Irons, and his coaching staff, were hard at work teaching about the game they love.

While the age group present on the field is not quite the same the coaches are use to, the second annual Charles Henderson Baseball Camp was a time for kids to learn about the game and more importantly, have fun.

The 35 kids at the camp, who were between Kindergarten and the sixth grade, were taught the basic fundamentals of the game by some of CHHS baseball’s finest.

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“We worked on swinging techniques, throwing and fielding mechanics – things that we may take for granted.

“All of these things are aspects of the game that are good for kids of this age group to learn and do,” Irons added.

While the threat of weather was a worry that loomed over the coach’s heads all week, the rain held off, allowing all the participants have a good time on the diamond.

“This is always one of my favorite times of the year,” Irons said.

“The coaching staff enjoys this as well as some of the players that come by and help out. The high school season is long and can become a grind, so to be out here with these young guys who really love the game is a lot of fun.

With any camp, another fun aspect of it is watching the kids get better and the CHHS baseball camp was no different, according to Irons.

“We definitely saw the kids start to catch on to what we were telling them by the end of the week,” the coach said.

“And that is always a lot of fun to watch.”

“Hopefully, the things the kids learned at the camp will be things they remember for as long as they play baseball.”