Penn State DuBois to host youth baseball clinics

DUBOIS, Pa. — The Penn State DuBois Baseball coaching staff and players will host the spring 2018 baseball clinics on Feb. 10 and 11, at The Baseball Bank, 309 Aspen Way in DuBois. They'll also be joined at the Pitching/Catching Clinic by special guest T.J. Gornati, who has played for the San Francisco Giants and the Toronto blue Jays.

In these clinics, participants will work with the baseball team and coaching staff to learn the basic mechanics of hitting, fielding and pitching, and take part in drills and activities to help them develop these skills. The hope is not only to develop better players but also to instill the discipline, respect, hard work and self-worth values which are threaded throughout the baseball philosophy. Each participant will receive an evaluation form and the chance to win a team hat and shirt. 

The sessions are:

Session 1, Pitching/Catching Clinic — ages 10-15

5-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at The Baseball Bank

Session 2, Hitting/Infield Clinic — ages 12-16

Noon-3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, at The Baseball Bank

Session 3, Hitting/Infield Clinic — ages 8-12

3:30-6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11 at The Baseball Bank

The participants should bring baseball equipment such as a glove, bat, batting helmet (if they have one), and something to drink.

In two years, the Penn State DuBois Baseball team has won back-to-back regular season conference championships, two 5th-place finishes at the United State Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) World Series. The team also saw 15 players named to the All-Conference Academic Team, 10 USCAA All Americans, and eight Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) All Conference Players. Player Brandon Gettig was named 2017 USCAA Athlete of the Year and Head Coach Tom Calliari was twice named PSUAC Coach of the Year. Topping of these accomplishments, DuBois will host the 2018-19 Small College World Series.

To register for these clinics, go to www.dubois.psu.edu/outreach and click on the "Baseball Clinics" link. A 15 percent discount is available off each registration for two or more in same family. To receive this unique code, or if you have questions, please call 814-375-4715.

Last Updated January 04, 2018