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Camp Details

Lafayette College will be holding a hitting camp in November and December. We spoke with assistant coach John Lyons-Harrison about the goals and objectives of the camp:

Additional Camp Details

Lafayette College Leopard Fall Hitting Camp
Date: November 9, 16, 23 and December 7, 14, 2019
Location: Morel Field House on Lafayette College’s Metzgar Athletic Complex (map)
Ages: Grades 7-12
Cost: $75 for one session, $185 for three sessions, $300 for five sessions
Registration: (Click here to register)
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Purpose of the Camp

“The purpose of the camp is pretty simple — we have a great indoor facility here on our athletic campus here at Lafayette. It’s called a Morel Field House. We’ve got four full batting cages, a warm-up area with all the bells and whistles — foam rollers, J-bands, trainer’s table, the whole nine yards. What we want to do is open it up to everyone in the area who wants to come in and get some swings in during the offseason. We’re lucky enough to have Rapsodo and Blast Technology available to us, so we have that set up and we’re going to try and get guys some measureables, get things they can work and develop during the offseason, and basically keep their skills sharp. When the weather gets cold and there’s snow on the ground, we like to have a facility that lets us develop, even when we’re not able to be outdoors.”

Coaching Staff

“The hitting camp will be primarily led by myself and our hitting coach, Coach Ben Flannery. This is going to be his second year on the staff here at Lafayette. He was the volunteer assistant last year and then was elevated to a full-time assistant this year as our hitting coach. So we will be handling the hitting camp and our recruiting coordinator and pitching coach, Tim Riley, will be leading the pitching camp.”

Facilities – Metzler Athletic Campus

“The Metzler Athletic Campus is off of Lafayette’s main campus, it’s about a seven or eight minute drive up the road from the main campus. Softball and baseball both use the same facilities, so it’s set up for both. We have four full batting cages, there’s actually a dirt mound at the end of one of the cages so we’re able to go live in there over the winter, which is really cool.”

Technology – Rapsodo and Blast

“The hitters will be using Rapsodo and Blast. We will be doing some competitions, we will be giving some instruction, based off those numbers and the cameras, to really get a sense of what it’s like to go through a practice, if they were part of the Lafayette baseball team.”