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Player Development (Camps/Clinics)

December Baseball Clinic

Coach Bender and former Waconia High School Baseball players will teach participants the proper fundamentals of hitting, fielding, and throwing. Participants should wear athletic clothing (including gym shoes) AND bring their glove, bat, and helmet.
Monday, December 30 & Tuesday, December 31st
PLEASE ENTER THROUGH SAFARI ISLAND, WHS School entrance will be closed for winter break.
F-156: Ages 9 and 10: 9:00am-10:15am
F-157: Ages 11 and 12: 10:30am-11:45am
Waconia HS Field House Gym/Batting Cages
Collin Bender and Waconia HS Baseball Alumni.
Minimum: 12 / Maximum: 24
Register By: December 13
Fee: $45

2-Day 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 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-180: July 15 & 17
WHS Fields #1 & #2 (purple dugouts)
3rd & 4th Grade (2019-2020)
Varsity Baseball Coaches
Fee: $20
Register By: July 1
Minimum: 10 / Maximum: 20

4-Day Intro to Baseball Pitching Clinics

Join Waconia High School Varsity pitching coach, Collin Bender, for four pitching lessons. This clinic is open to baseball players of all levels of ability/experience. Participants should bring their fielder’s glove and wear athletic clothing. All participants need to have their own capable catcher with them for each lesson.
S-181: June 17, 19, 24 & 26 6:30pm-7:30pm $60
S-182: July 8, 10, 15 & 17 6:00pm-7:00pm $60
Waconia Brook Peterson Field #6
Ages 9-12
Minimum: 6 / Maximum: 12
Register By: June 3 / June 24
Varsity Baseball Coaches

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

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