Holiday Elite Pro Catching Camp (Dec 27 – 28, 2023)
The Holiday Elite Pro Catching Camp is designed to help you improve all skills needed to become an outstanding catcher. Major Emphasis will be on Set Up, Receiving, Blocking, Foot Work, and Throwing through advanced methods of teaching and drill work. Our staff will consist of Former College and Professional Catchers eager to teach you the finer points of the toughest position to play on the diamond. Video Analysis and a low camper to staff ratio allows for greater individual instruction.
Our Catching Camps are position specific camps that are highly instructional and are designed to enhance and accelerate the catcher’s knowledge and overall skill level for ages 8-18. Learn all the proper mechanics and techniques of Receiving, Blocking, Footwork and Throwing to make yourself an elite catcher. Video analysis will help each catcher see what their strengths and weaknesses are at arguably the most important position on the field of play. Daily advanced drill work and quality reps will take your skills to the next level. The camp staff is headlined by NC Baseball Academy Assistant Director Jeff Guerrie and a supporting cast of college level players. The Holiday Elite Catching Camp is structured to allow each camper time with a multitude of coaches as they rotate around our camp work stations working on the finer points of catching.
Ages: 8-12 & 13-18
Time: 1pm – 4pm
This is a two day camp designed to advance their catching skills and knowledge. The tuition fee includes camp, video analysis and a NCBA T-shirt.
All skill levels welcome!
Camp tuition is Non-Refundable
Event Type: Youth Camps
Event Skills: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Rules & Policies
Camper Safety and Rules
- NO HAZING of other campers
- NO HORSE PLAY or Fighting Allowed
- Respect other campers equipment and gear
- NO TEASING of others
- Be on Time
- Wear Batting Helmets when hitting at all times.
- Put YOUR Equipment in your BAG
- When Throwing- eye contact is a must!
- Only throw balls and swing bats when instructed
- Have FUN, Listen and Work Hard! Most important Rule
What to Bring to Camp
- Comfortable Dress. Shorts or Baseball Pants
- Tennis Shoes and Baseball Cleats
- Baseball Hat/sunscreen for outdoor camps
- Bat, Glove, and other equipment
- Drink is optional. Water will be provided.
- Any Snack you may need
- Any medicine you may need. See Camp Director if special directions are needed.
Watching the Camp
NCBA welcomes parents, grandparents and friends to all our camps to watch your child participate. Our baseball fields have bleachers and plenty room to set up a chair. Warning: Sometimes batted balls or thrown balls make their way over these fences so extreme caution should be taken to stay safe at all times. Stay fully behind a fence and enjoy the excitement of watching your ballplayer perform!
Coaches & Organizers you might meet...
North Carolina Baseball Academy was founded in 1998 by 10 year Major League Pitcher Scott Bankhead. Scott has been the Director and Operator of NC Baseball since its inception on December 2, 1998. Scott has made helping young baseball players, on and off the field, his second career after he excelled in the sport for over 26 years. From little league to the major leagues Scott experienced every level of the game and after retirement decided to make paying his experience and knowledge of the game forward his lifelong work. Scott has helped develop 3 Major League players and hundreds of college baseball players in his 23 years in the Academy business. Scott is also very proud of the positive influence the NC Baseball Academy has had on young men who have used the game of baseball to get an education and to then transition into very productive citizens and community leaders.
Scott Bankhead is originally from Reidsville NC. Scott was an All-State Baseball player at Reidsville Senior High School in 1981 and was signed to play college baseball by the University of North Carolina as a RHP that same year. During Scott’s Collegiate career at UNC he set numerous records and helped lead the UNC baseball team to 3 straight ACC Championships. During Scotts 3 years at UNC he compiled an overall record of 24-3 and won a then ACC record 20 straight decisions over his final two years. Scott was named ALL- ACC First Team Twice and ALL AMERICAN Twice for his and the team’s success on the field. In 1984 Scott was a First Round Draft Choice of the KC Royals and a member of the 1984 Olympic Baseball Team that competed in the Olympic games in Los Angeles, winning a Silver Medal.
Scott began his professional baseball career in 1985 at the Double A level of the game and made 31 starts as a pitcher before being called to the Major Leagues in 1986. Scott played for 5 MLB teams ( KC Royals, Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox and the NY Yankees ) during his 10 year MLB career. Scott’s best record as a MLB pitcher was 14-6 in 1989 for the Seattle Mariners. Scott was fortunate during his MLB career to play with a future Hall of Fame player on each team he played for.
As an amateur coach, Scott has coached 4 years with the USA Baseball 18U National Team program. Scott started with Team USA as a pitching coach for the 2016 18U National Trials in Houston, TX and continued in each of the next three years serving as a pitching coach for the Tournament of Stars, 18U National Trials and the 17U National Team Player Development Programs. Scott concluded his USA Baseball 18U National Team coaching by serving as the HEAD PITCHING COACH for the 2018 Pan Games in Panama and the 2019 World Cup in Busan, S Korea. During Scott’s coaching career with USA Baseball he coached over 20 First Round Draft Choices and won a Gold and Silver Medal.
Scott is also a member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and the North Carolina American Legion Hall of Fame.
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1137 Pleasant Ridge Rd, Greensboro, NC
North Carolina Baseball Academy