PRESEASON HIGH SCHOOL SKILLS CAMP
The Cal Baseball Program will be hosting a preseason camp for high school baseball players.
This evaluative camp is designed for players to perform and learn offensive drills, defensive drills, and game skills with the Cal coaching staff.
Camp curriculum will include a hitting circuit in the batting cages and on the field, on field defensive skills, a short scrimmage, and an informational recruiting discussion with Q and A. The camp is designed for advanced high school level baseball players.
PRESEASON ADVANCE INFIELDING CLINIC
The Cal baseball program is excited to offer our Pre-season Advanced Infield Clinic.
The Advanced Infielding Camp will focus on skill development for the middle and corner infielder. We will structure the camp with a progression of drills that will work on throwing angles and techniques, footwork, glove work, timing, feeds, and situational defense.
PRESEASON ADVANCED CATCHING CLINIC
This catching clinic is designed to instruct advanced skills in catching. Curriculum will include blocking, receiving, throwing, how to call and control the game, and a bullpen session.
The clinic will be instructed by the Cal coaches and players.
PRESEASON ADVANCED PITCHING CLINIC
This pitching clinic is designed to instruct advanced skills in pitching.
Curriculum will include a bullpen session, video analysis, velocity improvement drills, mental skills strategies, advanced pitching strategies, and arm maintenance plans.
This camp will be instructed by Cal Pitching Coach, Mike Neu, as well as other current Cal pitchers. All campers will receive instructional handouts and an evaluation.
FEBRUARY HITTING CAMP (FOUR TUESDAYS)
Each Session is made up of four Tuesday nights of hitting drills.
We will teach the proper mechanics of the swing using a progression of drills to work on a variety of skills needed to be a great hitter at any level. We will base instruction around both, the physical and mental approach to hitting, and provide a positive and fun environment to succeed.
All Sessions will take place in the Evans Diamond Batting Cages located in right field.
Dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24
Camper must bring their own baseball equipment appropriate for their given camp or clinic. Glove, bat, cleats, running or turf shoes, cap, helmet, and any other equipment necessary.
Metered parking is available near Hellman Stadium on Oxford Street. Please note that many of these meters have a one-hour limit. However, other meters on the surrounding streets such as Dana, Ellsworth, Fulton, Durant, Bancroft and Channing may allow up to two-hour parking. After 5 pm on weekdays, you can purchase a campus parking ticket for $5 at the Schlessinger Way ticket dispenser that enables you to park on campus. On weekends, you can also buy a parking ticket for $5 at the Schlessinger Way ticket dispenser that allows you to park on campus for the day.
The NIKE Cal Baseball School is an all skills camp which covers both individual position instruction as well as hitting, baserunning, situation drills, and game play. All aspects of the game are covered. Games will be played throughout the week of instruction.
BASEBALL GAMES CAMP
The always popular games camp will include game play both in the morning and in the afternoon. Campers will be divided up by age and ability each day and placed on teams to compete.
This camp is for players looking to excel at the High School squad or for those looking to play College baseball. "College Style" workouts, drills and instruction takes place during this program including discussions on playing in college and what it takes to be a college student athlete. Advanced Camp runs 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Campers are required to bring their own lunch to camp.
Full Day Program
Each week of camp offers a Full Day Camp which runs from 9:00 a.m.-4 p.m. (Advanced camp runs until 3:30 p.m.)
Half Day Programs
Each week of camp (Advanced Camp Excluded) offers two types of Half Day Programs. Half Day Programs run from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Extended Care is available after the "Full Day Program" from 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. The cost for this optional service is $50 for the week.
Speed and Agility Program
The optional Agility and Speed Program is offered for the Advance Camp Only and runs from 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m each day. The cost for this program is $75 for the week.
Cal Players in the Majors
1. Erik Johnson - Chicago White Sox
2. Jeff Kobernus - Washington Nationals
3. Marcus Semien - Chicago White Sox
4. Josh Satin - New York Mets
5. Brennan Boesch - New York yankees
6. Allen Craig - St Louis Cardinals
7. Tyson Ross - San Diego padres
8. John Baker - San Diego padres
9. Brandon Morrow - Toronto Blue jays
10. Bob Melvin - Oakland A’s (Manager)
11. Bryan Price - Cincinnati Reds (New Manager)
Cal Players in Minor Leagues
12. Xavier Nady
13. Brett Jackson
14. David Cooper
15. Andrew Knapp
16. Tony Renda
17. Chadd Krist
18. Mitch Delfino
19. Matt Flemer
20. Danny Oh
21. Joey Donofrio
22. Dixon Anderson
23. Mark Canha
24. B.J. Guinn
25. Blake Smith
26. Michael Brady
27. Charlie Cutler
28. Matt Gorgen
Evans Diamond, the home of Golden Bear Baseball, will play host to all camps. Campers will learn and train in the new, state of the art batting cage facilities. The latest equipment is used to provide campers with a safe and fun camp experience.
One of the most picturesque and unique college baseball facilities in the nation is Evans Diamond, which has served as home of the Golden Bear baseball team since 1933.
Fans enjoyed changes in Evans Diamond in 2006, as construction was completed on the Carl J. Van Heuit Training Facility, a new patio area and grass bank was situated along the left field line, plus artwork, sponsored by Truitt and White, now graces the back of Edwards Track Stadium and the Recreational Sports Facility. The Carl J. Van Heuit Training Facility, named after the former Cal football Hall of Famer who was a staunch supporter of the Bears' baseball program, provides the team with indoor batting cages (Jeff Kent Batting Cages), indoor and outdoor bullpens (Stuart Gordon Bullpens), as well as weight training and conditioning equipment. The graphics on the RSF wall are of former Cal standouts Chuck Hensley, Rod Booker, Lance Blankenship, Jon Zuber, Matt Luke, Bobby Kahlon, Xavier Nady and Conor Jackson.
Evans Diamond's received a field facelift in the fall of 1992 at a cost of $275,000, which was completely paid for by Cal alums. RNT Landscaping of San Leandro, Calif. completed the renovation of the Evans Diamond playing surface, which included leveling the field, installing a new drainage system, replacing both the infield and outfield grass and placing a warning track around the entire field.
Originally part of Edwards Field, named in the memory of Colonel George C. Edwards, Evans Diamond was named after legendary Cal baseball coach Clint Evans, who served as the Bears' head coach from 1930-54, leading the Bears to first-ever College World Series title in 1947.
The playing surface at Evans Diamond features natural grass, along with a mixture of clay and crushed cinder infield surface. The outfield measurements at Evans are 320 feet down the lines, 365 to the power alleys and 395 to center field. The seating capacity is 2,500.
Evans Diamond is located on the southwest corner of campus, between Edwards/Goldman Field Track Stadium, Haas Pavilion and the Recreational Sports Facility. The easiest access to the field is off Cross Campus Road (Frank Schlessinger Way), which intersects Oxford Avenue near the north end of the track stadium.