GMC Prep’s advanced hitting camp will also incorporate a sense of team unity in order to promote softball and baseball among all of the high schools in the community.
“There’s no reason why we can’t work together,” Brooker said. “You don’t typically see camps for high schoolers, but that’s kind of what we’re doing.”
Advanced hitting campers will work on different aspects of hitting, with individual video swing analysis to pin-point areas for improvement in every player.
“It’s going to be an intense two hours,” Brooker said. “I think everyone will improve, and that’s why we do it.”
Varsity players from both the GMC Prep baseball and softball teams will assist at the camps to help young players work on their craft.
“We both have a great group of varsity players that are going to help,” Simmons said. “They’re more than willing to be there.”
While both camps offer local players the chance to play baseball and softball over the summer, Simmons and Brooker also see an opportunity talk to young players about the FCA mission trip in July.
“I think its going to be great,” Simmons said. “It’s going to be a great opportunity to talk to the younger kids, and talk with them about how special it’s going to be.”
The GMC Prep coaches are pleased with the direction of the softball and baseball programs after their first seasons at the helm.
“The proceeds will benefit the mission trip. So I just feel like it’s an all-around good cause,” Brooker said. “We get to go out and play the game we love, but we’ll also be putting on softball and baseball clinics on in the Dominican Republic. I’m just really excited about the direction GMC softball is headed.”
The cost of the fundamentals camp is $100 per camper and $75 for GMC students, while the advanced hitting camp is $75 per camper and $50 for GMC students. Players can register on the first day of camp from 7:30-8 a.m.