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Player Development (Camps/Clinics)

Baseball Pitching Camp

Coach Collin Bender is the Waconia High School varsity pitching coach. Under the guidance of Coach Bender, the 2017 Waconia High School Baseball pitching staff posted a perfect 26-0 record and the team won the Class 3A MN State Championship. In this clinic, Coach Bender will draw on decades of experience as a high school baseball coach and youth baseball clinician to teach participants proper pitching mechanics, as well as a sound mental approach to pitching. Participants should bring their baseball fielder’s glove and wear athletic clothing, including gym shoes. All participants need to have their own capable catcher with them each Sunday.
Sundays: January 20, 27, February 3 & 10.
W-189: Ages 9 & 10 12:00pm-1:00pm
W-190: Ages 10-12 1:00pm-2:00pm
Bayview Gym
Minimum 8 / Maximum 12
Fee: $70
Register by: January 4

December Baseball Clinic

Coach Collin Bender and other Waconia baseball coaches will teach players the proper fundamentals of hitting, fielding, and throwing. Coach Bender has over 30 years of baseball coaching experience. As the assistant varsity baseball coach at Waconia High School, Bender helped the 2017 Wildcats achieve a perfect 26-0 record and the Class 3A MN State Championship. Participants should wear athletic clothing (including gym shoes) AND bring their glove, bat, and batting helmet.
December 26, 27, and 28
W-187: Ages 9 & 10 9:00am-10:15am
W-188: Ages 10-12 10:30am-11:45am
Waconia HS Field House Gyms/Batting Cages
Collin Bender and other Waconia Baseball Coaches
Minimum: 12/Maximum: 24
Register By: December 14
Fee: $70

Baseball Hitting Camp

This camp will help you improve your swing mechanics and mental approach to hitting in preparation for the baseball season. Join Waconia High School baseball coaches Mark Grundhofer, Collin Bender, and Josh Sell for three lessons of quality baseball hitting instruction. Participants should bring their own baseball bat and batting helmet. Gym/tennis shoes are required and athletic clothing is recommended.
Tuesday, February 26
W-191: Grades 4 & 5 5:15pm-6:00pm
W-192: Grades 4 & 5 6:00pm-6:45pm
W-193: Grades 6 & 7 6:45pm-7:30pm
*Waconia High School Field House Gyms/Batting Cages
Fee: $15
Register By: February 15
Minimum: 9 / Maximum: 18

Intro to Baseball Pitching Clinic

Join the Waconia High School Varsity coaching staff Mark Grundhofer and Collin Bender for this intro to baseball pitching clinic at the WHS Fields #1 & #2 (purple dugouts) to prepare for the Pee Wee Baseball Season 2! Rain site is the WMS Gym.
Participants should wear athletic clothing, cleats, bring a glove and provide their own adult/older sibling catcher.
S-188: Monday, July 16 & Wednesday, July 18
3rd & 4th Grade (2018-2019)
Fee: $20
Min: 10 / Max: 25
Register By: July 6