Many youngsters are preparing for the upcoming baseball season. There is no better way to learn the game the proper way then to attend a Ripken baseball camp. The instruction given is priceless and every attendee is provided the latest in Under Armour gear. There are four different camps one can attend including the Spring Break Camp, Week-Long Camp, Rookie Camp, and Ripken Skills Camp. Spring Break Camp gets the attendee ready for the upcoming season by carrying out the basic fundamentals of baseball. The Week-Long Camp permit one to select a primary and secondary position to place their focus on which includes base running, hitting, and running the bases. Rookie Camp is for seven to eight year old players who will work on the basics of baseball. The Ripken Skills Camp entitles players to focus on a specific position which will include drills, game scenarios, and most importantly, learning how to play baseball the “Ripken Way”.
Ripken camps have instructors that have played major league baseball including Cal Ripken Jr, Bill Ripken, and John Habyan. Current and prior collegiate ball players, as well as current college and high school teachers are on site to instruct the camp attendees. Cal Ripken Jr. played 21 MLB seasons, selected to the All-Star game on 19 occasions, and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007. Bill Ripken played 12 MLB seasons and had a career fielding percentage of .981. John Habyan played 11 MLB seasons, and is presently the Head Coach at St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School.
The Ripken baseball complex in Aberdeen, Maryland is professionally designed for the best possible experience where one is a player and spectator. There are seven ballfields and a number of training areas and amenities. The complex includes 15 batting cages, an infield training island, and a picnic pavilion. Campers will have the opportunity to play three fields that replicate those played on in Chicago, Baltimore, and Boston. Cal Sr.’s Yard mirrors the present day Oriole Park at Camden Yards and offers up concessions, stadium seating, and the Warehouse. The Warehouse is a custom-built Marriott hotel for campers and their families to utilize. The Boston field mirrors Fenway Park including the famous Green Monster left field wall while the Chicago field was built using the notable brick backstop with the outfield walls covered by ivy. Every dugout is constructed just like those used in the major leagues.