Spanky McFarland's Pitching & Catching Prospect Camp

Grades: Rising 8th-12th

Location: Veterans Memorial Park - JMU Campus

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Starts: 9:00am / Ends: 5:00pm

Camp Cost: $125.00

Camp Description


Take your game to a higher level as you refine your pitching or catching skills at this camp designed for pitchers and catchers in grades 8-12.

Pitchers will learn the mechanics and grips of pitching as well as have live throwing and defense sessions. Catchers will learn the art of the catching position including receiving, blocking, and throwing.

There is no down time in baseball and what better time than now to register to attend a Spanky McFarland Baseball Camp at James Madison University!

General Information



1. Improve command of pitches
2. Improve velocity
3. Fine tune delivery
4. Improve pitch selection
5. Develop personal pitching plan for success
6. Create winning mental approach

1. Improve pop time to second base
2. Fine tune mechanics of blocking, throwing, and receiving
3. Leadership skills
4. Winning mental approach

Each camper must bring his own baseball equipment. Players should bring a glove, bat, cleats/spikes, running shoes or turf shoes, hat, and any other equipment they feel necessary to compete. Catchers gear (Catchers only).

Players Receive
1 days of elite professional instruction
Opportunity to meet, learn and be evaluated by the current JMU coaches
JMU baseball camp t-shirt

Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way we communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey as the camp draws closer will be passed on to you via the e-mail address that you supplied when you signed up for camp. Please make it a habit to check your e-mail daily, this will eliminate any confusion and or miscommunication.

Camp Features:


  • Pitching
  • Mechanics, pitch options, strategy, fielding practice, and pick-offs
  • Weight training program as well as a personal winning philosophy.
  • Catching
  • Throwing and blocking
  • Weight training program, pop ups and bunt defense
  • Developing pitchers.

Camp Check-in


Camp check-in takes place 30 minutes prior to the start of camp.

Camp Waiver Information


Medical Information
Certified athletic trainers will be on-site for all camps.

Each participant must fill out the medical history/insurance form prior to starting camp

Please turn in form at registration check in.

Download Waiver Form



Camp will be conducted at:
Memorial Stadium

From South: I-81 to Exit 245, turn left (West) onto Port Republic Road. Cross Main St. (US-11) and turn right onto High St. (Rt. 42). Entrance to Memorial Stadium will be on the left at intersection of Cantrell Avenue.

From North: I-81 to Exit 247B onto US-33 West. Move to left lane and turn left at first light onto Cantrell Ave. Follow Cantrell past much of JMU campus, Rockingham Memorial Hospital, and crossing Main Street (US-11) until Cantrell dead ends at High St. (Rt. 42). Entrance to Memorial will be straight ahead



Lunch will be provided.

Miscellaneous Information


What if I have to cancel a camp?
We do not offer refunds on cancelled campers, just a future camp credit if you decide to cancel, but we do have what is called "Cancellation Protection". We offer basic Cancellation Protection to allow participants some peace of mind in case plans change. This allows us to keep our prices low and provide the best service possible. Due at the time of registration, Cancellation Protection entitles you to a full refund of camp fees should you cancel your registration more than 14 days prior to the start of an overnight camp, and 7 days prior to the start of a day camp. If you cancel within 14 or 7 days of the start of your session, we will give you a camp credit for all money paid. The credit is valid for three years from camp date. Credit with insurance is transferable to family members or friends, and good toward a future camp.

Contact Information


Questions regarding Spanky McFarland Baseball Camps at James Madison University? Please e-mail or call 800 222-8152

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