A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Highlander Baseball Clinics

Dates

December 14, January 18 and February 1

Location and Directions

Our camp is located 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.

Nielsen Physical Education Center
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

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Session #1: Ages 4-6 and 6-8, 8:30-9:30am

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

Session #2: Ages 9-10 and 11-12, 10:00am-12:00pm

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.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Session #1: Ages 4-6 and 6-8, 8:30-9:30am

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

Session #2: Ages 9-10 and 11-12, 10:00am-12:00pm

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.

Session #3: Hitting Clinic for Ages 13-18, 1:00-4:00pm

Saturday, February 1, 2014: Advanced Clinics (Varsity Level)

Session #1: Defense and Pitching Clinic, 9:00am-12:00pm

Session #2: Hitting Clinic, 1:00-4:00pm

Hitting Clinics: 

Players will receive instruction from Houghton College coaches and upper-class players on physical, mental and psychological approaches to hitting. Instruction will include numerous forms of drill work, training aids, techniques and video analysis to emphasize upper and lower body mechanics, eye training, and visualization. Coaches will also address various forms of strength and conditioning techniques specific to hitting. While both clinics will offer some similarities, there will be different drills and techniques offered at both.

Defensive Clinics: 

Players will receive position-specific instruction from Houghton College coaches and upper-class players on physical, mental and psychological approaches to defense. Instruction will include numerous forms of drill work, training aids and techniques to emphasize proper footwork, handwork and throwing. Coaches will also address various forms of strength and conditioning techniques specific to defensive players. Catchers should bring their own equipment.

Pitching Clinics: 

Players will receive instructions from Houghton College coaches and upper-class players on physical, mental and psychological approaches to pitching. Instruction will include numerous forms of drill work, training aids and techniques and video analysis to emphasize proper mechanics from both the windup and stretch, holding runners, fielding and pitch selection. Coaches will also address various forms of strength and conditioning techniques specific to pitchers.


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
  • A bagged lunch (Advanced Clinic only)

Clinic Rates and Discounts:


Saturday, December 14, 2013


8:30-9:30am Micros (Ages 4-6)  $10.00

Minors (Ages 6-8) $10.00
10:00am-12:00pm Majors (Ages 9-12) $25.00



Saturday, January 18, 2014


8:30-9:30am Micros (Ages 4-6)  $10.00

Minors (Ages 6-8) $10.00
10:00am-12:00pm Majors (Ages 9-12) $25.00
1:00-4:00pm Hitting Clinic: Grades 7-9 $35.00

Hitting Clinic: Grades 9-12              $35.00



Saturday, February 1, 2014: Advanced Clinics (Varsity Level)

9:00am-12:00pm  Defense & Pitching Clinic $35.00
1:00-4:00pm Hitting Clinic $35.00

Both Clinics  $60.00

Discounts:
·         Houghton Employee Discount: 15% off
·         Sibling Discount: 15% off for two; 25% off for three; 50% off for four or more
·         Team Discount: 15% off per participant for five or more from same team.
               

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.