Wednesday Pitchers & Catchers Camp at USA begins June 29! This is a 6-week camp designed specifically for pitchers and catchers. Pitchers will receive individual instruction with an emphasis on arm health, throwing mechanics, body control, core strength, the mental game. Catchers will work on blocking, receiving, throwing and game management. "Pop times" will be recorded and players will be challenged to improve each week ... Players will be placed in age appropriate groups. Camper-to-instructor ratio will be 5-to-1. Cost is $150.
Camp dates are June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 2. Camp time is 6-8 p.m. Feel free to arrive early and use the batting cages to hit. Register on-line or pay at the door. Coaching staff includes:
Camp Director Kevin Gray -- Bobcats founder and director and general manager of Ultimate Sports Academy in Manchester ... has coached Bow High School and Bow Middle School, Manchester Palomino and Colt League All-Stars ... Program has played in six New England EBL championship games ... former MLB beat writer for NH Union Leader ... currently an associate scout with the Seattle Mariners ... Granite State Baseball League 38+ champion ... captain for the Plymouth High Bobcats in 1989 and graduated from UNH in 1993 ... CPR/First Aid certified.
Pitching Coordinator Lenny Pappas -- Former MVP at Manchester Central High and University of Connecticut scholarship player. Held the NHIAA record for 19 strikeouts in a game. Boston Globe All-State selection in 1988 ... won two Sunset League championships ... Former head coach at Goffstown Post 16 ... Coached Manchester Babe Ruth to five state titles and two New England Regionals ...Coaching the 11u Bobcats and 18u Prospects in 2016. Guided 18u Prospects to tourney championship at Connecticut SportsPlex
Pitching coach Don Perigny -- Bobcats pitching coach and 13u assistant coach. Has guided Division 1A pitching staff to 2.15 ERA, two no-hitters and a 25-game winning streak this season ... Former UMass-Lowell standout and six-year minor league pitcher with White Sox and Marlins. Former teammates with Carlton Fisk, Gary Sheffield ... Career 23-20 record with 2.63 ERA. Led the 1994 Portland Sea Dogs with 49 appearances and ranked third with 84 strikeouts ... Refused to cross the picket line during 1994-95 MLB strike. Has made a tremendous impact with Bobcats since joining the program in 2015.