Activities

Mouse over the images to see what a typical Circuit Baseball day looks like!

1) Drop off & Pick up

Milwaukee Lutheran HS – Players are dropped off on the field-side of 99th and Congress Streets so they never have to cross the street.
Brookfield Lutheran Church – Enter the west circular drive at the ACTIVITY CENTER building. Park your car and escort your child between the field and the parking area.

*Players are invited to arrive early to enjoy games of “catch” and talk with new friends prior to the start of their camp session.

2) Thought for the Day

After a period of stretching, Coach Heinkel will lead the campers in a “thought for the day.”  This is usually a baseball story reinforcing a Christian principle.  We aim to help campers grow as good teammates, friends, and Christian young people.

3) Technique Drills

Players will then be guided through step-by-step technique drills where they mirror common baseball motions from Coach Heinkel, assisted by camp staff.  It’s here where campers begin to build the correct muscle memory and self-awareness for pitching, hitting, catching, and fielding that they will take to the CIRCUIT training stations to practice and train those skills.

4) Circuit Training Stations

The effectiveness of the CIRCUIT training stations is why this camp is called CIRCUIT BASEBALL.  Campers will experience a series of 15-20 different skill stations, where they will practice infield skills, outfield skills, bunting, batting, throwing, pitching, catching, and running the bases.  Intrinsic motivation is fostered by the station dynamics as campers seek to improve their skills each day.  This is where the ‘meat and potatoes’ of improvement takes place via high rates of success.  To keep the action lively and fun, players switch stations about every 4 minutes.  They get a ton of repetitions and a ton of variety in a very little time.  Players LOVE the CIRCUIT!

5) Game Time!

Following the CIRCUIT, players can enjoy using their skills in a training game.  In our teaching scrimmage game there are no counterproductive strikeouts or beanballs.  Pitching machines or coach-pitching methods are used.  Players play a variety of positions and the action is fast-paced!  Players are excited to see their overall improvement as a result of CIRCUIT BASEBALL!  Their smiles show it!