A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Highlander Baseball/Softball Clinics

Dates

January 17, January 30 and February 13

Location and Directions

All clinics will be held in the Kerr-Pegula Field House on the beautiful campus of Houghton College in the historic Genesee River valley of western New York. The campus is just off Route 19, 65 miles southeast of Buffalo and 70 miles south of Rochester. The Southern Tier Expressway is just 15 miles to the south.

Houghton College
Houghton, NY 14744
Directions to campus

Registration Information

Complete the online form to register today!

Contact

Email Brian Reitnour or call 585-567-9623

Baseball Clinics

Saturday, January 17: Advanced Clinics (Modified, JV and Varsity Level) 

 Defense and Pitching, 9:00-10:30am

 Hitting, 10:30am-12:00pm

 Players will receive instruction from Houghton College coaches and upper-class players on physical, mental and psychological approaches to hitting and defense, pitching or catching. Instruction will include numerous forms of drill work, training aids, techniques and video analysis to emphasize proper mechanics, techniques, and mental preparation. Catchers should bring their own equipment. 


 Friday, January 30

Ages 4-6 and 6-8, 6:00-7:00pm

Children will receive instruction from Houghton College coaches and players on the basic fundamentals of throwing, catching, hitting and baseball basics.

 Ages 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14 6:00-8:00pm                                                             

Players will receive instruction from Houghton College coaches and players on the basic fundamentals of hitting, pitching, catching, infield and outfield play. Instruction will include age-appropriate drills, training aids and techniques.


 Friday, February 13

Ages 4-6 and 6-8, 6:00-7:00pm

Children will receive instruction from Houghton College coaches and players on the basic fundamentals of throwing, catching, hitting and baseball basics.

 Ages 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14 6:00-8:00pm                                                             

Players will receive instruction from Houghton College coaches and players on the basic fundamentals of hitting, pitching, catching, infield and outfield play. Instruction will include age-appropriate drills, training aids and techniques.


What to Bring

  • Hat
  • Glove
  • Sneakers (no cleats or spikes)
  • You may bring your own bat and/or helmet if you would prefer, although it should not be necessary.
  • Catching equipment for the Catchers’ Clinic
  • T-Shirts will be available for sale ($10 for youth sizes/$15 for adult sizes)

Clinic Rates and Discounts:



Clinic Rates and Discounts:

  • Ages 4-8 (1 hour clinics): $10 per clinic/$18 for two
  • Ages 9-14 (2 hour clinics): $25 per clinic/$45 for two
  • Ages 13-18 (3 hour clinic): $35 per clinic
  • Sibling Discount: 15% off per player OR
  • Team Discount: 15% off per player, per clinic if 4 players from same team register
  • Houghton College Employee Discount: 15% off

               

Clinic Director

Brian Reitnour, head baseball coach at Houghton College

Houghton College hired Brian Reitnour in the fall of 2010 to re-establish the Highlander baseball program after the sport’s 25-year absence from campus.

A native of nearby Fillmore, N.Y., Reitnour played collegiate baseball at Messiah College, before heading to North Carolina where he taught middle school history and reinstated another dormant baseball program at First Assembly Christian School. In three short seasons, the program improved from a sub-.500 club to a 2A State Runner-up.

After leaving North Carolina, Reitnour spent the next seven years as an assistant coach in the collegiate ranks at Messiah College (2003-04), Geneva College (2005-06) and Allegheny College (2007-09). During his tenure at these institutions he helped guide his alma mater to two regular season conference championships and their first NCAA Regional berth, two NCCAA national tournament appearances at Geneva, and a conference playoff appearance at Allegheny. He has coached seven players who have signed professional contracts, including one current major leaguer. His 2004 pitching staff at Messiah also established numerous school records and finished #10 in the NCAA DIII in ERA.