Under the friendly, watchful eyes of BoulderBird, boys and girls aged 7 through 14 get baseball training from current and former Boulders players. It all goes down in the Boulders' home stadium, Provident Bank Park, so little leaguers get a taste of real-life professional baseball. After an afternoon of practicing their pitches, working on their swing, and crafting their signature home-run shuffle, kids settle in for lunch before being picked up by their parents or guardians.
Like fingerprints, all golf swings and pitching styles are unique. But unlike fingerprints, some golf swings and pitching mechanics are undeniably better than others. At PAR 5 Fitness, certified Titleist Performance golf instructor and baseball physical therapist Dr. Alexander Rosado and a team of experts analyze, break down, and improve golfing and throwing mechanics. They rely on a three-part diagnostic process to reveal faults, whether they stem from an athlete's motion or part of something bigger, such as a poor fitness regimen or a caddy that insists on beat boxing at the start of every hole. Technology plays a major role in the team’s examination, too—using 3-D motion analysis, they can monitor what a golfer’s body does throughout an entire swing. After completion of the diagnostic process, Dr. Rosado sets clients up with personalized treatment programs complete with exercises, drills, and equipment education.
Perhaps it’s their diverse backgrounds—a former D1 college assistant baseball coach with a master's in physical education, a sports-psychology counselor and fitness trainer, and an amateur baseball leaguer—that make the coaches at Pitch by Pitch All Sports Camps open to such a wide variety of athletics. Their weeklong camps embody everything from baseball, soccer, and tennis to less regimented sports such as floor hockey and Capture the Flag. Through drills, games, and relays, coaches teach young campers how to command the field with confidence, while still displaying good sportsmanship. And since it all happens at Congers Lake Memorial Park, full-day campers can spend their lunch breaks swimming in the community pool, playing in the game room, or fishing for their lunch in the lake itself.