The 2023 Cincinnati Reds camp at Wald Park has concluded with a grand slam.
The camp started Monday morning with youngsters flocking to Wald Park to get their new uniform and meet their coaches. The previous 4 days from 8:00 a.m. to three:00 p.m. the campers have been working with their coaches to enhance their talent at each fielding and batting, beneath the curriculum of the Cincinnati Reds.
All through the week the campers competed in quite a lot of abilities competitions, to show what they’d discovered from the camp.
On the finish of yesterday’s instruction, the campers acquired awards primarily based on their efficiency in these competitions, with every age group receiving a regional third place winner, a runner up, and a regional champion. These winners’ scores in every talent competitors shall be submitted, and the highest ten in every age class throughout every Cincinnati Reds Camp location shall be invited to compete in a “champions day” competitors at Nice American Ballpark.
“This week has actually went properly, with the climate being a bit bit moist and every part, we was lucky sufficient that the fields right here at Wald Park have been in actually fine condition, Jimmy Brown does a extremely good job of maintaining them up and maintaining them going so in case you do have a bit rain you might have an opportunity to play. It’s actually went properly. we’ve had 4 good days out right here for the climate, and it’s simply been actually good and the youngsters have discovered, and we simply hope we are able to get some extra numbers subsequent 12 months, however I feel total it’s been actually good for us this 12 months.” stated station chief, Tom Posey.
The Reds assured that every child collaborating, regardless of the talent degree, would stroll away from the camp an improved participant on the sector, in a method or one other. And the Reds delivered.
In response to Posey, every child collaborating in camp totally loved it, and had enjoyable studying with their coaches and assembly new associates. As soon as being cut up into teams, every of which named after a well-liked Purple’s star, the youngsters labored on abilities and fundamentals that will go well with their wants. Every coach was educated to show by way of the Cincinnati Reds coaching curriculum, and tailored it to raised assist the youngsters perceive learn how to enhance.
“The coaches we’ve got, the station leaders we’ve got are both present or former school gamers. It’s actually good for them to be on the stations and the youngsters are studying from them. Now we have to go along with the Reds curriculum, which is precisely what you need from a Main League workforce, however the guys and the women with the positions they’re in with the stations, these younger school guys actually do a very good job of instructing what the Reds need but in addition throwing in a bit little bit of what they’ve discovered in school or highschool. It’s actually good for them to get an opportunity to start out teaching as a result of a whole lot of them, they’re gonna be coaches someday.” stated Posey.
The camp will conclude as we speak after a visit for all campers to Nice American Ballpark. The campers will tour the power and follow some on the sector. They may also get to fulfill a present participant, primarily based on availability. The journey is open to relations of campers, however bus seating is proscribed.
“It’s been actually good. That is my sixth 12 months working Reds camp, and after I had began working to see the way it works, after which with Wald Park coming in prefer it has, with physician Owens and the board members, Mr. Pawsat has been right here each years, Sheriff Boggs has been a giant supporter and all of the board members have been a giant supporter of this. Now we have an amazing pure facility right here and and it’s actually been good for the realm to have this. There’s probably not a whole lot of camps within the space, however this camp is native, and subsequent years hopefully the mother and father will see and put aside the cash to ship their youngsters. It’s 4 days right here at Wald Park, and someday at Nice American and it’s only a actually nice baseball environment.” stated Posey.
Coach Posey and the Wald Park board of administrators hope to have the Cincinnati Purple’s camp again at Wald Park subsequent summer season. This 12 months makes the second the Reds have come to Maysville, and Wald Park hopes it’s removed from the final. Subsequent 12 months’s camps will quickly be introduced, and registration kinds will open quickly after.