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  • Bronco Baseball Academy
    Ben Campopiano didn't start his career by just appearing out of a cornfield like Shoeless Joe Jackson does in every sports movie. Ben coached baseball at Northgate High School, where they led teams into the post-season and helped youth athletes hone their skills. Today, Ben works as the Director of Baseball Operations at Santa Clara University. At Bronco Baseball Academy, he distills his years of expertise into weeklong camps for players aged 5?12 years. Along with his fellow baseball instructors, Campopiano lead drills and games that focus on all aspects of the game: throwing, catching, hitting, base running, and everything in between. He also work alongside a certified athletic trainer, who ensures players stay safe and healthy throughout each day of training.
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    425 Castle Rock Rd
    Walnut Creek, CA US
  • East Bay Youth Sports
    Bay Area Youth Sports' year-round youth football programs strive to build kids' character as well as their passing skills. Kids as young as 4 get their start in the non-competitive, co-ed NFL flag football league, whose high-scoring but contact-free games teach values like teamwork, self-confidence, and sportsmanship. The contact flag-football league takes the game's physicality up a notch, while the tackle football league pits kids in full pads and helmets against others of similar weight, age, and experience. Relaxed, family-friendly schedules help keep practices fun and casual at all levels. In the summer months, Bay Area Youth Sports hosts Bay Area Adventure Camp, where kids aged 5 through 14 enjoy a wide range of activities under the supervision of experienced staff. The younger ones are matched with those leaders in a ratio of four to one, so they're never far from helpful supervision, whether they're playing soccer or learning to skateboard or ride a horse. The camp is partnered with a variety of other companies, which lets them arrange amusement park trips, archery, indoor skydiving, and other activities that require a lot of equipment or any number of roller coasters.
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    101 Wilder Road
    Orinda, CA US
  • San Ramon Sports
    The two soccer fields and batting cages housed inside the San Ramon Sports complex grant athletes of all ages ample space to take kicks and whacks at their sphere of choice. The state-of-the-art turf fields host year-round soccer and lacrosse leagues for adults and juniors. The Lil' Kickers soccer program for kids 18 months to 9 years old introduces tykes to the sport, while 5- to 12-year-olds sharpen skills in Skills Institute classes. The batting cages hurl both softball lobs and baseballs at 35?80 miles per hour, allowing batters ample space to practice firing off line drives or psychically altering pitch trajectory. Camps and birthday parties are available.
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    2411 Old Crow Canyon Rd, Ste G
    San Ramon, CA US
  • Triple Play USA
    The crack of the bat is an exhilarating sound, whether or not the batter is about to run the bases. At Triple Play U.S.A., players can hone their skills in cages that hurl baseballs or softballs at 25–80 miles per hour with more precision than a propped-up leaf-blower. Pitchers can also keep their arms conditioned in the center's pitching tunnel, but they’ll probably have to change up their throwing pattern on the center’s half-basketball court. While resting their arms, patrons can find snacks at the concession stand or catch up on the latest scores on one of two HDTVs.
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    2055 Adams Ave.
    San Leandro, CA US
  • U.S. Baseball Academy
    Though they operate more than 200 locations in upwards of 30 states, the team behind U.S. Baseball Academy aims to make each young athlete's experience a personal one. Their four- or six-week camps are taught by local instructors who are current or former coaches at the high school or college level, and typically offer a 6:1 or better player-to-teacher ratio for intense, professional-style training. The Academy's proven itinerary of hitting, pitching, fielding, and baserunning drills was developed by an advisory board of college coaches and Major League players, including Cy Young Award?winner and ace pitcher Brandon Webb.
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    2600 Mission Bell Dr.
    San Pablo, CA US
  • AT&T Park
    Five Things to Know About AT&T Park A beautiful green pitch might be at the center of AT&T Park, but the stadium has more than just baseball at its heart. Read on for more facts about the Giants’ home base: Fans call it all sorts of names. Some call it “The Phone Booth” because of its history of being bought by different telephone companies, while others call it “Mays Field” for Giants legend Willie Mays. The stadium walls heard the crack of a history-making home run. It was here that Barry Bonds hit his 756th home run, which broke the record for all-time career home runs formerly held by Hank Aaron. AT&T Park hosts much more than just baseball. It’s also hosted Roger Waters’s haunting performance of The Wall and Kanye West’s proposal to Kim Kardashian. The park is festooned with statues and art. Marvel at a 9-foot statue of Willie Mays, 14-foot statue of Willie McCovey, and colorful WPA-era murals commissioned as part of the New Deal. The most popular food item isn’t a hot dog. It’s the signature sandwich from Crazy Crab’z—buttery Dungeness crab and tomato on grilled sourdough. It might seem a little decadent (and pricey) for ballpark grub, but it’s a fan favorite. NPR’s take: “People here really love this sandwich. Usually when there's a line this long at a stadium, there's a urinal at the end of it.”
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    24 Willie Mays Plaza
    San Francisco, CA US

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