SETH BENDIAN’S BASEBALL CAMP 2015
I started this camp in 1989 with the goal of giving kids great instruction in a fun, structured and caring atmosphere. Twenty-six years later I know we are still providing those essentials, plus years of experience have helped me come up with exciting, productive drills and competitions to teach, then test the camper’s skills. I like to say that we make kids better players without them even noticing they’re working at it.
1-Our Philosophy…While we spend each morning working to improve the skills of the campers, we play games and have competitions within those sessions to keep things interesting and fun. No one is ever idle for long as we keep to a tight schedule, and always have the kids moving and engaged in some activity. Afternoon games give campers a chance to test their newly learned techniques in a competitive setting.
2-Our Facility…Teaneck Southern League is an outstanding complex, with 3 well maintained 60ft diamonds, one 90 ft field and 2 batting cages. All this space allows us to spread out and divide into as many as 5 subgroups, working efficiently on all aspects of the game. During our morning sessions we rotate through 5 different stations - batting in the cages, base-running, fielding, games of skill and live batting practice on a field. In the afternoon 3 fields means we can play 3 games at once, involving 6 teams, so that no child has to sit and wait to play.
3- Our Staff...Other camp programs like to tell you what great players their coaches were, I prefer to tell you what accomplished teachers mine are. For my Senior Staff, I employ professional educators. My adult instructors are accredited school teachers and coaches, have passed background checks by their school systems and have a great deal of experience as coaches. They are young, smart, enthusiastic professionals who use positive reinforcement to get the most out of kids. Our Junior Staff consists of teenagers who are themselves former campers. I believe they are bridge to our campers...big brother types. They all go through an orientation process and are mentored by more experienced junior counselors while they get their feet wet. Those that show themselves to be strong leaders come back summer after summer and some even make the jump to Senior Counselor, like Danny Limone and Schrieber twins, Aharon and Zack….
When/Where: Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm
Weeks of…..July 27, August 3, August 10, August 17, and August 24...... Teaneck Southern League on Glenwood Avenue, near the Glenpoint Hotel & Complex.
Cost: $295 for a single week, discounts for multiple weeks (see application form).
Families enrolling siblings may take 10% off of the total cost.
Enrollment: All weeks open to 7-13 years old boys & girls.
Daily Schedule: Mornings feature five instructional stations where campers will work on skills. Afternoon sessions consist of games used to test proper techniques during competition, and to foster teamwork.
Camper/Instructor Ratio: There will be no more than 8 campers to 1 experienced, adult instructor. Two teenaged junior counselors, former campers themselves, assist each instructor.
Lunch: Campers bring their own lunches, which will be kept in coolers. Ice water and powdered drinks (which are Kosher) will be provided.
Rain Days: They are very rare as my staff and I will do everything in our power to get in a full day outdoors. However, if there is no hope of getting outdoors, I will call an indoor session, 9am to 12 noon, at Bergen Batting Center in River Edge where we will have the facility to ourselves for that period. There are no refunds for the lost hours