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 ability at each fielding and batting, below the curriculum of the Cincinnati Reds.
All through the week the campers competed in a wide range of expertise competitions, to exhibit what they’d discovered from the camp.
On the finish of yesterday’s instruction, the campers acquired awards based mostly 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 ability competitors will probably be submitted, and the highest ten in every age class throughout every Cincinnati Reds Camp location will probably be invited to compete in a “champions day” competitors at Nice American Ballpark.
“This week has actually went effectively, with the climate being somewhat bit moist and every part, we was lucky sufficient that the fields right here at Wald Park had been in actually fine condition, Jimmy Brown does a very good job of protecting them up and protecting them going so in case you do have somewhat rain you will have an opportunity to play. It’s actually went effectively. 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 yr, however I feel total it’s been actually good for us this yr.” mentioned station chief, Tom Posey.
The Reds assured that every child taking part, regardless of the ability stage, would stroll away from the camp an improved participant on the sphere, in a technique or one other. And the Reds delivered.
In accordance with Posey, every child taking part in camp totally loved it, and had enjoyable studying with their coaches and assembly new buddies. As soon as being break up into teams, every of which named after a well-liked Pink’s star, the youngsters labored on expertise and fundamentals that may swimsuit 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 now we have, the station leaders now we have 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 together with the Reds curriculum, which is precisely what you need from a Main League staff, however the guys and the women with the positions they’re in with the stations, these younger school guys actually do a superb job of educating what the Reds need but additionally throwing in somewhat 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 plenty of them, they’re gonna be coaches sooner or later.” mentioned Posey.
The camp will conclude immediately after a visit for all campers to Nice American Ballpark. The campers will tour the ability and apply some on the sphere. They can even get to fulfill a present participant, based mostly on availability. The journey is open to members of the family of campers, however bus seating is proscribed.
“It’s been actually good. That is my sixth yr 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 excellent pure facility right here and and it’s actually been good for the world to have this. There’s probably not plenty 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 sooner or later at Nice American and it’s only a actually nice baseball environment.” mentioned Posey.
Coach Posey and the Wald Park board of administrators hope to have the Cincinnati Pink’s camp again at Wald Park subsequent summer time. This yr makes the second the Reds have come to Maysville, and Wald Park hopes it’s removed from the final. Subsequent yr’s camps will quickly be introduced, and registration varieties will open quickly after.