The Boston College Baseball Holiday Clinic offers a very unique opportunity for players to continue to improve their skills during the winter months using our state of the art facility known as “The Bubble.” Covering the entire football playing surface at Alumni Stadium, “The Bubble” allows players to take advantage of over 120 yards of open space, including four full-length batting cages as well as space to set up two regulation size baseball diamonds. While the bubble is suitable to allow teams to scrimmage, this is an instruction-based clinic, so no games will take place.
This clinic will give players the chance to work with not only the Boston College baseball staff, but many of the top college coaches from the northeast. Each station is led by a college baseball coach with the assistance of a current or former Boston College Baseball player.
December 27th- 30th, 2017 - 3:30PM-9:15PM
Pitchers' Session: 3:30-6:00PM
Each session, pitchers will take part in a progression of pitching drills including, but not limited to pitcher fielding practice, arm care, pre-game and post-game pitching routines and flat ground work. It is paramount to us that we focus on the health of the pitchers' arms. Each player will have an opportunity to throw a light bullpen with a college coach instructing. Pitchers will not throw to hitters.
**Two way Players**: Two way players have the option to take part in both the Pitching Clinic as well the Infield and Outfield Clinic at an addition cost. There is no additional charge if a player wishes to work at a 2nd defensive position that is not pitching. If a player wishes to workout at a different position we encourage that they attend multiple sessions. This will insure that each player works through the entire position progress for that session.
Catchers' Session: 3:30PM-7:30PM
Catchers will work with a college coach to cover all the important skills needed to catch at a higher level. Each night catchers will do drill work, throw to bases and receive instruction while catching in the bullpen sessions. Each night the catchers will also take part in the offensive rotations.
Infielders' and Outfielders' Session: 5:30PM-9:15PM
Position players will work out through a series of both offensive and defensives stations focusing on different skills at each.
Infielders will work on fundamental skills each night and move to a full ninety foot diamond workout. As the clinic progresses each player will have a chance to move around the infield and work with different college coaches. The coaches will work though a progression of drills touching on all the fundamentals of infield play. If a player wishes to work out a more than one position that option is available.
Outfielders will run through a series of drills each night. The outfield station will instruct each player on the proper throwing mechanic from the outfield as well as the fundamentals of fielding groundballs and fly balls.
It is a four night clinic but we understand that schedules do not always allow that to work. We encourage kids to attend at least two nights if possible. Players that attend all four nights will work though a four night progression at their desired position(s) as well as having the chance to work with and be seen by over 35 college coaches from the north east.
**Please note by NCAA rule the only Division 1 school that can attend an on-campus camp is the host school (Boston College). All the coaches in attendance will be from Division 2 & 3 schools.
The following schools have committed for the December Clinic: More to Come.
Southern New Hampshire University- Division II
Merrimack College- Division II
Brandeis University- Division III
MIT- Division III
Gettysburg College- Divistion III
Roger Williams University- Division III
Nichols College- Division III
Tufts Univeristy- Division III
Wheaton College (MA) - Division III
Worcester State University- Division III
UMASS– Boston- Division III
Acceptance into a session will be on a first-come, first-served basis and a confirmation e-mail will be sent once the application and payment are received. All four nights of the clinic sold out last year!
Since 2007, Boston College has been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), one of the top baseball conferences in the nation. Boston College Baseball Clinics provide a chance to work on skills and learn techniques from the entire Boston College Baseball coaching staff as well as other top college coaches from the New England and east coast region. The coaching staff will be stressing the importance of fundamentals while playing in a fast paced environment. Our clinic is centered on teaching and instructing each and every one of our campers to help them reach their full potential as a baseball player.
Hotel: Group Room Block:
Courtyard Marriott Waltham/Boston: 25 Mintues from campus(11.4 miles):
387 Winter Street
Waltham, Ma 02451
$90.00 plus tax per night:
** For your guests that do not want to book online, or its is after December 19th, please inform them to contact the reservations office at (866) 296-2285 to make their reservation. They must state the name of your group, Boston College Baseball to receive the discounted rate