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    The University of Minnesota Crookston baseball program will host three camps over a two-day period from Sun., Feb. 18 to Mon., Feb. 19. The camps are designed for a wide array of ages and are available to those in grades K-12.   

    The first camp will take place Sun., Feb. 18 and will be a pitching/catching specific skill camp held at the Minnesota Crookston Sports Center from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost of the camp is $75. The campers will be taught by the Minnesota Crookston baseball coaching staff and players about the entire realm of pitching. The skills taught will include basic mechanics, grips, pelvic loading, pickoffs, Pitcher Fielding Practice (PFP's), and the mental side of pitching. Catching drills will focus on receiving, blocking, throwing, footwork and other basic fundamentals of catching. The camp is for student's grades 7-12.   

    That same day, Sun., Feb. 18, the Golden Eagles will host a hitting/defensive camp at the Minnesota Crookston Sports Center from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. The cost of the camp is $75. The camp will focus on the fundamentals of hitting and defense but will cover almost every facet of the game. Hitters will learn proper mechanics including stance, grip, proper bat path, hip rotation and strike zone recognition. The defense portion will teach proper fundamentals. The camp is also for student's grades 7-12. It will also be instructed by the baseball coaching staff and players.   

    This will be the second year that the Minnesota Crookston baseball program will run a Kid's Camp. The camp will take place Mon. Feb. 19 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Minnesota Crookston Sports Center. The camp will focus on skill development and honing of a wide array of baseball-specific skills. The campers will be instructed by the Minnesota Crookston baseball coaching staff and players. The cost of the camp is $25. It is for student's grades K-6. Crookston Public Schools are off Mon., Feb. 19 for Presidents' Day.   

    If you are interested in taking part in the camp contact Head Coach Steve Gust at sjgust@umn.edu or Assistant Coach Taylor Steen at tsteen@umn.edu. Registration forms are attached to the article and may be downloaded.