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HVP March 2016

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10 Hudson Valley Parent n March 2016 experience. Cracking the bat Evan Longoria, Josh Hamilton, and Wade Davis are just some of the major league baseball players who have helped run the Hudson Valley Renegades' baseball camps, which will be celebrating 24 years of teaching fun and fundamentals at Dutchess Stadium this year. The classic camp, run by the Renegades' manager, coaching staff and players, is designed for kids age 6-12. Scheduled for 9am to 12pm from Aug. 17-19, a hands-on approach allows campers to famil- iarize themselves with the basics of baseball while having lots of fun with potential big-league talent. On the final day of camp, kids get to By TIMOTHY MALCOLM R unning a two-on-three fast break, boxing out a taller opponent and having an awesome time improving skills while meeting new friends just are some of the important things about playing a game - all of which can be learned at a sports camp. Every summer, a range of camp options abound for children of all ages and backgrounds - and for kids interested in learning or improving athletic skills, there is no shortage of exciting options. Whether your child hopes to be the next pro quarter- back, or simply wants to learn how to run a two-on-three fast break, you can find the perfect sports camp play in a game where their name is announced on the PA system and their picture is shown on the video scoreboard. The cost is $125. The Renegades also run a pitch- er's camp for ages 8-14. Former ma- jor league pitcher Joe Ausanio and the Renegades pitching coach run the camp with Renegades pitchers, giving young hurlers the chance to improve their mechanics and overall pitching skill. It runs 9am to 12pm from July 11-13 and costs $135. For players hoping to improve all facets of their game, the Renegades offer a full-week camp for kids age 8-14, which runs 9am to 4pm from Aug. 9-12. Mount St. Mary College head baseball coach Steve Sosler, his staff and players set up drills designed to work on specific skills. Fun on the f ield: Sports camps for kids

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