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We host youth camps and youth tournaments in Myrtle Beach, SC and Aberdeen, MD. We have three coaching clinics this year: January 23 in Richmond, January 30 in Chicago and February 20 in Boston. All three will be hosted by Cal Ripken Jr., Bill Ripken and John Habyan.

Spectators gather during the tournament skills competition - this includes: Home Run Derby, Turn Two Competition and Got Wheels? Competition.

The training island will have 3 practice infields, bullpen mounds, batting cages, and bunting stations which will be used for pre-game practices.

Discussion Forum

H.S. Tryouts...

Started by Jose M Hernandez Feb 9, 2016. 0 Replies

H.S. tryouts are getting set to begin in our area... Any ideas on how to help a Freshman on getting ready? Thanks.Continue

Tags: school, high, team, baseball, Tyrouts

Cal Ripken Baseball

Started by Don Ervin Jan 20, 2010. 0 Replies

It is great to see you guy's bring out what you know about the Ripken way of teaching good proper baseball fundamentals the simple way which is just good old down to earth individual and team skill…Continue

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Comment by Bill Stanton on June 7, 2010 at 5:11pm
Comment by Dave Keine on April 5, 2010 at 2:42pm
I am graduating in May and I'm looking at a career in baseball. If there are any openings with Ripken baseball, please let me know. I sent in online resumes at the website.
Comment by Kyle Grucci on February 23, 2010 at 12:02pm
Check out my blog post from the recent Milton Ripken clinic...
Comment by Peter Schiller on February 15, 2010 at 11:04am
Do you guys allow independent media (aka bloggers) to cover the clinics?
Comment by Anthony Medrano AKA BIG E on February 12, 2010 at 5:34pm
Hi Sean, I have question? would you guy be having any time in the future- clinics down in Los Angeles? Is it a possibility for you guys to have one down here? If so, would you keep me updated. I would love to attend to one of the coaches clinic with you guys.
Comment by Sean Grode on February 12, 2010 at 5:22pm
If anyone is interested in the Ripken Baseball Coaching Clinic with Cal Ripken Jr. and Bill Ripken, please call me today at (443) 327-8061. Space is limited and we are coming down to the wire for registrations.

Comment by Naked Bats Baseball Co. on January 26, 2010 at 11:04am
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Comment by Don Ervin on January 20, 2010 at 3:34pm
Hey, Ted, How is it going?
I signed in the Philly org. in 1952, they sent me from spring training to play for Miami, Oklahoma in the KOM league which was in existance from 1946 until the season ending 1952, I had an excellent season, broke a home run record that by passed by for some reason or other ex- kom players such as Bill Virdon, Mantle and several others who went on to the majors, I went to the service shortly after, got out in 1954, they sent me to Grand forks N.D. in the then Northern league and from there I proceeded to blow what appeared to be an excellent career that every young player dreams of. The only positive baseball I acquired from it all is listening to Johnny Hopp who I played for, Charley Fox, and several other people of their baseball caliber who told me what I needed to do to be an excellent "TEACHER" and "COACH." I have been and still do my home work on this one.
What teams did you play for and when. Throw those good fundamentals out here.
Good to hear from you.
Don Ervin
Comment by Tim Sommer on January 9, 2010 at 6:03pm
Here's a drill the Orioles used when I was in their organization. Have a runner take the biggest lead they can take off first without their fear of getting picked off. Also tell him to take off for second but not until the ball hits the catcher's mitt. Have the catcher make the throw to second. The runner will be out every time but at least 30 feet. Then keep making the lead off first bigger and bigger. You will find the lead will work out to be half way to second before the play is close. The Orioles used this drill to demonstrate how important it was for the pitcher not to delay in getting the ball to the catcher with some exaggerated motion. Then the pitchers were instructed in varying the timing so as to not be predictable to the runner. What this pointed out was, more times than not, the runner stole second on the pitcher and not the catcher.

Don what Philly's farm team did you play on and what year?
Comment by Pat Meagher on January 9, 2010 at 3:21pm
Hey Don,
I don't know Sonny, but he must be a good coach to start that program at JOCO, I actually played at Neosho for Steve Murry another JUCO legend then at Louisana Lafayette where I played with BJ Ryan who was playing with the Orioles at hooked me up with Cal and Billy when I was done playing. And really got into instructing kids 6 to 21. Learned quite a bit from several coaches along the way but the Ripken way really made the most sense for kids. Keeping it simple learning to crawl before you walk, then run. A quick basic tip that kids seemed ot enjoy was the hitting the inside of the base technique where Bill, Cal or whatever coach would stand on all three bases and make the (younger) kids hit the inside corner of the base. There is no possible way you wouldn't hit a coach if you did it wrong. The only way you could hit the inside corner of the base rounding the base would be to do it right. Very simple drill but still works up into the highschool level for running the bases, and pretty cool for a kid to round 2nd with CAL RIPKEN standing on it...
As you coaches know...its so frustrating to see a player have a chance for an extra base hit and hit 1st or 2nd wrong and get thrown out trying for the extra base...

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