Umpqua’s baseball coach Jeremiah Robbins will be hosting four separate RBI baseball camps at the end of December, two for hitting camps, one for catching camp and one for pitching camp, with fees for each camp costing $100.
RBI Camps will be held at legion field batting cages, and parking for the camp is in front of the stadium.
According to the Umpqua Athletics page, these camps are designed to give attendees a chance to show their skills on the baseball diamond.
“The UCC Baseball Prospect Camp gives attendees the opportunity to showcase their baseball skills in front of the UCC coaching staff as well as other coaches from the Northwest. The camp includes position skill instruction, hitting instruction, live game situations, plus a coach evaluation.”
According to the Umpqua Athletics website, the camp’s purposes are as follows:
“The UCC Baseball Program appreciates your interest in our Prospect Camp. We take a great deal of pride in our camps because they are crucial to our recruiting efforts. Our success has been built on bringing quality people and talented players into our program. It is an exciting time to become a Riverhawk as the program continues to move forward.”
Umpqua’s baseball coach Jeremiah Robbins, who will be leading these camps, offers an impressive coaching resume. Umpqua’s website shows his credentials. “Coach Robbins has an overall record of 256-63 at Lewis and Clark State. He has led the Warriors to the NAIA championship game in each of his previous five seasons, winning the national title the in 2015, ’16 and ’17.
“Prior to LCSC, Robbins coached at Western Oregon from 2006-12. While at Western Oregon, he compiled a 252-109 record, including a 170-34 record in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (NCAA D-II).
“Robbins has been named ABCA National Coach of the Year in 2015, 2016 and 2017, along with NAIA National Coach of the Year in 2015 and 2016. In all, Robbins has received 25 different Coach of the Year Awards from various recognizing bodies” according to UCC’s website.
The first camp focusing on hitting techniques will be held on Dec. 27 and is for players ages 7 to 13 and will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The next hitting camp will be held the following day, Dec. 28 also from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the second day designed for those between the ages of 14 to 18 years old.
Fielding will be the next area of focus with the Catching Camp. There will be only one camp designed for catching for ages 7 to 18 years old. Catching Camp will be held on Dec. 29 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The RBI camp will wrap up on Dec 30 with the Pitching Camp from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. for ages 7 to 18 years old. This camp will focus on new pitching methods and improving mechanics.
The camp registration form recommends that everyone participating bring a hat, glove, bat, turf cleats, baseball pants and catcher’s gear if needed. All camps will be limited to the first 25 participants. Applications are at on UCC’s website.