The Enterprise High School baseball team hosted its annual youth camp June 17-18 at Warren Field in Enterprise.
This camp was the first one under first-year head coach Lee Hyde – who took over the EHS job last year just after the annual youth camp – and 20 Enterprise youth players came out to take part.
Hyde said that youth camps are one of the most important things he can do as a coach.
“We got a good group with us out here,” Hyde said. “This is one of the most important things we can do, which is to let the younger group in Enterprise know that we care about them and that we want to pass on that love for the game onto them.”
Campers got a chance to learn from the EHS coaching staff and varsity and JV players at the camp but Hyde emphasized that it was just as much about the campers having fun as it was learning fundamentals of the game.
“We want to teach them fundamentals and coach them up but we also want to make sure that they want the game and they want to come back for more,” Hyde said. “That’s really the most important thing.”
Along with doing drills on defense, pitching, hitting, bunting and base running, campers also got a chance to compete with one another in certain drills throughout the camp.
“We’re doing some competition stuff that the kids really enjoy,” Hyde said. “I don’t know that we have the right age group for a full scrimmage, so this is something that is fun for them and a little bit better than doing a scrimmage.”
EHS softball originally planned to host a camp on June 17 but it was postponed. A new date is planned to be announced for later in the summer.