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DK STARS Advanced Camp



July 17-20, 2017 @ Southington West

Looking to learn the ways college and professional players train, execute skills, and play?

Then please join us as we invite all youth players to attend  our 4th year of DK Stars Advanced Skills Training Camp held July 17-20, 2017 at Southington West.

Diamond Kings Stars Camp is fully licensed and accredited through the State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, license number YCYC.01259

Since 2002 Diamond Kings has conducted hundreds of summer baseball camps for players around Connecticut. Over the last few years there has been a noticeable void left for top notch youth players looking to:

  • extend their season after all stars
  • compete at a high level against similarly skilled players
  • take on the challenge of learning and enhancing high level baseball skills and game situations

This will challenge every parent and player’s expectations of what a baseball camp experience should be. The event will be run like a college and pro workout week of no-nonsense skill building and learning--with fun and competition built in to the week.
2016 DK STARS Camp Details

  • 18 players per group for full team games
  • Name and Numbered DK STARS Training Shirts
  • Arm strength testing with radar guns and Zepp batting analysis
  • Games 1 to 3pm daily and DK GAME OF STARS on Thursday
  • Lunch and Awards Ceremony Thursday afternoon
  • Certified Athletic Trainer on Site for duration of Camp and Tournament
  • College and High School coaches in attendance and instructing each day
  • College/High School Style Workout on Thursday Morning
  • Skills Analysis and recommendations for every player in attendance
  • Players will be training on multiple fields and batting cages at all times with Batting Practice , Offensive Skills, Defensive skills
  • Each day campers must wear baseball spikes, pants, socks, and belt
  • Camp Fee: $349

WHY SHOULD MY CHILD ATTEND DK STARS CAMP?

The DK Stars Camp is player development focused to increase awareness and application of advanced skills to young, hungry, and dedicated ballplayers.

Players have a chance to learn college/pro level skills early in their baseball development

We’ll be able to push each player’s boundaries, limits and abilities. Not all will be able to master the drills initially, but the challenges will serve them as they advance and they will be able to make situational adjustments faster than their peers.

Players will learn from high school, college, and DK coaches to see what it takes and how to advance level to level.  They'll learn what to expect when they get older and prepare for HS and hopefully college sports.

Sample DK STARS CAMP DAY

8am        Early Drop Off
9am       Jog, Stretch, Throw
9:15       Ground Ball Mechanics
9:25       Ground Ball Drills
9:40       Skill Building Fielding Game
10am    Drink Break
10:05    Running Mechanics Overview
10:15    Base running Drills
10:25    Fielding Challenge
10:45    BREAK
11am    Hitting Mechanics Overview
11:10    Rotating Hitting Stations
11:45    Lunch
12:30   Games
3pm      Daily Wrap
3:30     Regular Pick up
4:30     Late Pick up

OFFENSIVE SKILLS

  • Batting Fundamentals and Consistency
  • Visual and mental approach to hitting
  • Situational and Count hitting
  • Hitting behind runners
  • Batted Ball Exit velocity readings
  • Executing sac bunts and bunting for a base hit

DK STARS Awards Ceremony and Luncheon

  • All parents are invited to attend Thursday 2:30 to 3:30pm
  • Camp MVP, Most Improved Camper
  • Best Attitude
  • Highest Batted Ball Exit Velocity
  • Fastest Camper--Electronic 20yd Dash

Elective Position Stations (EPS)

  • Pitchers controlling the running game (50/70)
  • Leading and stealing (50/70)
  • Catching and Blocking
  • First baseman’s footwork around the bag

INFIELD/OUTFIELD PLAY

  • Starting and Turning double plays
  • Back hand footwork and arm action
  • Mastering the footwork of slow rollers
  • Defending the bunt
  • Cuts and relays
  • Run Downs
  • Proper OF Positioning
  • Outfield angles and routes
  • Defending 1st and 3rd situations
  • Sliding and Diving