March 05, 2007

Baseball camp set for June 11-14 at SIUC

by Chase Goble

CARBONDALE, Ill. — The 2007 Saluki Baseball Camp at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is geared for young people who love the sport of baseball and want to improve their skills.

The SIUC coaching staff works on individual skills to improve players' ability to hit, field or pitch. Attending the camp will improve confidence, and campers will enjoy the game more as skills improve.

The Saluki Baseball Camp includes one of the finest coaching staffs assembled in the Midwest. Every effort will be made to keep the player-to-coach ratio at approximately 10 to 1, with campers separated by ability and/or age groups for more individual instruction. The instruction is led by the Saluki baseball coaching staff of Dan Callahan and Ken Henderson. Instruction will include hitting, bunting, base running, infield play, outfield play, pitching, specific position work, and supervised game activity. In addition, the staff will feature Saluki players along with high school and college coaches.

The commuter camp is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 11-14, at Abe Martin Field on the SIUC campus. It is open to players between the ages of 7 and 13. Individual registration before May 31 is $170 and team registration is $150. After May 31, individual registration is $185 and team registration is $165. Registration includes lunches, a camp T-shirt and a cap.

For more information or to register, contact the SIUC Division of Continuing Education at 618/536-7751 or visit