Looking for something to do over February Vacation? Below is information from local baseball organizations that are having "camps/clinics" during February vacation. MNLL passes this information along for informational purposes only, as MNLL does not formally endorse and is not affiliated with any specific organization.
Milton National - UMass Boston Baseball Skills Clinic
Once again MNLL has partnered with UMass Boston Head Baseball Coach Brendan Eygabroat, his players and staff to offer five weeks of baseball skills. We know it doesn’t feel like baseball weather yet but this would be a great opportunity to shake off the cobwebs and try out that new bat or glove your little leaguer received for the holidays.
For those of you who did attend the clinic MNLL offered with Coach Eygabroat and his staff last May, it was hugely successful, well attended by MNLL Nation and a great opportunity to get training and tips from successful collegiate coaches.
The cost is $50 to participate in the clinics whether you attend one session or all five (i.e. no prorated fees will be accepted for attending less than five). You must register and pay on MNLL website. Cash will not be accepted at the door. NO EXCEPTIONS
Coach Eygabroat and his staff will break up the kids into groups of no more than 6:1 player to coach ratio to focus on the following:
Hitting (this will take place every session)
The sessions will run for the following five Sunday mornings on the campus at the UMass Boston Clark Athletic center. The parking is free on Sunday’s, and very available due to the relative closure of the University campus.
Sunday, February 5th
Sunday, February 12th
Sunday, February 26th
Sunday, March 5th
Sunday, March 19th
Each segment will be 1 ½ hours long and the players will be split into two groups.
8:00 AM - Single A & Double AA
9:30 AM - Minors & Majors
You can register and pay by logging into the MNLL website http://miltonnationalll.com/
Coach Eygabroat prefers quality over quantity and that is why each session will be limited to 50 players per group. Once the max number is reached there will be a waiting list but no guarantee you’ll be able to participate in the clinic.
On the registration form we ask that you print out and sign the waiver form and bring it with you to the first session.
MNLL will provide helmets, bats, catching gear and soft baseballs but if you have your own equipment certainly do bring it.
To be transparent, we have provided a list of common questions you may ask.
Q) What if I cannot attend all the sessions, do you offer a pro-rated rate?
A) Unfortunately, the rate cannot be pro-rated. MNLL has worked with UMass to make this as affordable as possible.
Q) What if I cannot make the time slot for my ball player?
A) If you have a conflict for a week you can attend the other time slot
Q) Do I need to stay at UMB while the clinic is taking place or can I drop off my ball player?
A) No, you can drop off your ball player but if you want to watch and learn a few tips please do. We would like all coaches to seriously consider attending as many sessions as possible to learn from the UMB coaching staff.
Q) Can I ask questions during the sessions?
A) If a ball player has a question about a drill or anything relevant to the activity they are preforming please have them speak up. If a parent has a question Coach Eygabroat kindly ask to wait until the session is over then feel free to fire away. He doesn’t want to take time away from the kids.
Q) Can I sign up the day of the clinic?
A) Unfortunately, you cannot. You must be registered on the MNLL website
Q) What if there is inclement weather, will the clinic still go on?
A) In the event of inclement weather MNLL and Coach Eygabroat will be in contact to make the call. Safety is the priority and an email would be sent out if the clinic were to be canceled. Coach Eygabroat will work with MNLL to arrange a make up date.