After Miami Hurricanes' football coach Al Golden and basketball coach Jim Larranaga both got their nice new camping gear out recently and decided to put it to good use on Greentree Field and at the BankUnited Center, they apparently then decided to loan it to UM baseball coach Jim Morris in July to set up camp at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field in Coral Gables.
Actually to be fair, all Hurricane fans know that it is Morris who by far has the longest tenure at Miami and also the longest camping history at The U. And since the heart of summer is almost here that must mean that the 2012 Jim Morris Baseball Camp is now open for registration.
Three different camps, including day camps for players ages 6-13 and hitting and defensive/pitching camps for players ages 10-20, will offer instruction to youngsters from one of the most successful and experienced coaching staffs in college baseball.
Morris, along with assistant coaches Gino DiMare, J.D. Arteaga and Lou Palmisano, will be hosting the camps in Coral Gables for hundreds of hopeful young baseball players of all ages and skill levels.
Day camps: Will begin in early July, are expected to sell out quickly. These camps stress important fundamentals of throwing, catching, running and team concepts. Campers are divided by age and ability for games, with group instructions and individual attention. There are three different day camps open for registration (July 2-6, July 9-13, July 16-20), and each is priced at only $235.00.
Hitting camp: This camp is intended for players ranging in ages from 10-20, is scheduled for July 23-24 and is priced at only $175.00. The special two-day camp will feature fundamentals, drills and techniques of hitting that are taught to current Miami Hurricane players.
Defensive/pitching camp: This camp will feature techniques, instructional drills, and a defense-only pro-style workout. This two-day camp is also priced for only $175.00 and is set for July 25-26.
All camps run daily from 9 AM to 4 PM with lunch provided.
To sign up for the premier baseball camps for players of all ages and abilities, make checks payable to: Jim Morris Baseball Camp and mail to: UM Baseball Office, 6201 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, FL, 33156. For more information, contact (305) 284-4171