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Wrapping Up the Inaugural Year of Brewers Baseball Academy

If you’ll recall, this summer, we launched the new Brewers Baseball Academy presented by Kwik Trip, eight separate week-long baseball/softball camps open to youth (ages 6-14) which were held in various cities across Wisconsin this summer.

All summer long, in addition to putting on the camps, executive director Tim Rappe provided some baseball tips here on John and Cait…Plus 9 as well. Read on for his summer wrap-up.

Enjoy!
-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

WRAPPING UP THE INAUGURAL YEAR OF BREWERS BASEBALL ACADEMY

Well, it’s over. We just wrapped up the first season of the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Academy and what an exciting summer it was! The only downside is that it kept me from writing. It’s difficult to explain just how time consuming and exhausting it can be bouncing from town to town and hotel to hotel…especially at my advanced age. :) Sounds like I’m whining, but the fact is that I love it and can’t wait to start next season.

Normally, my objective in these posts is to explore baseball and softball from an instructional perspective. But, there are a couple observations from the summer that deserve to be shared.

By a large margin, the winning observation is that the people of Wisconsin LOVE their Brewers. Whether we were at the Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay or  Sun Prairie High School or Carthage College, the passion for this team was amazing to see. Let’s face it; we’ve had a headline-grabbing summer and much of the news was not good. But Brewers fans continue to support the team and believe that the future is bright. Our staff witnessed that time and again and it sure made our jobs a bunch more fun working with kids who came ready to learn and ready to learn the “Brewers” way.

My second big observation is that there are some crazy good instructors in Wisconsin who also love the Brewers and poured their hearts and considerable talent into making the Brewers Baseball Academy a critical success. While we have a ways to go in terms of reaching our enrollment potential, from the perspective of a 20+ year camp veteran, what these guys did throughout the state was remarkable. We set out to create the best baseball and softball camp in America and I’ll be darned if that didn’t happen.

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A special thanks to Field Director and “Chief Entertainment Officer,” Scott Staude. And a big thanks to Station Leaders Dean Haase, Brian Gillogly, Dan O’Brien, Jason Jacome and Ronnie Nedset. Just outstanding.

I also want to thank Scooter Gennett, Jim Henderson, Caleb Gindl, Martin Maldonado, Khris Davis, Sean Halton, Logan Schafer and of course, Coach John “T-Bone” Shelby for making our trips to Miller park unforgettable.

We will be putting an exclamation point on our first season on 9/29 as 80 campers compete in the first Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Academy Skills Championship at Miller Park. If you want to check out the finalists, click here.

Until next time, “If you’re gonna swing, might as well swing hard.”

-Tim Rappé

Tim.Rappe@Brewers.com

Brewers Baseball Academy to Debut this Summer with 8 Week-long Youth Camps

Today we are proud to announce the inaugural season of the Brewers Baseball Academy presented by Kwik Trip!

The Academy is open to youth (ages 6-14) and includes eight separate week-long baseball/softball camps that will be held in various cities across Wisconsin this summer. A complete schedule of camp locations and dates is listed below. The camps will be conducted under the supervision of Tim Rappé, executive director of the Brewers Baseball Academy.

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“Our promise is to create a world class Milwaukee Brewers baseball experience for every camper,” said Rappé. “Regardless of skill level, the camp will profoundly improve each player’s ability to play the game of baseball.”

Each camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with instruction provided by experienced youth coaches. During one of the five camp days, campers are transported by bus to Miller Park for a one-of-a-kind experience as they will be treated to a guest appearance from a current Brewers player and have their photo taken. Campers will also receive instruction from Brewers coach John Shelby.

A unique component of the Brewers Baseball Academy is that a video motion analysis of each participant will be performed.  Every camper’s swing will be recorded, analyzed and shared with the player and his/her parents. In addition, all participants will take part in a baseball or softball skills competition. Each week, scores will be posted at Brewers.com/camps and upon completion of the last camp (August 12-16), the top scorers will be invited to the Champions’ Day Finals at Miller Park. Boys and girls will compete separately in appropriate grade groups.

The fee for the week-long camp is $395 per child, which includes 30 hours of exceptional instruction, a complete Brewers uniform, four Brewers game tickets to one of three select games – compliments of Kwik Trip – and a V.I.P. day at Miller Park.

Registration is currently available at Brewers.com/camps. Registrations received prior to March 31 will receive a $25 discount. This discount may not be combined with any other discount. If registering two or more children, each child will receive a $25 discount if booked together.  A limited number of spots are available for each camp location.

As the presenting sponsor of the Brewers Baseball Academy, Kwik Trip will award 120 random participants with $50 gift cards to their store. One lucky camper from each host city will also receive a personalized camp jersey, along with a special presentation during the camp graduation ceremony.

In addition, two registrations per host city will be given away through a promotion at Pick ‘n Save stores throughout the season. For details, visit participating Pick ‘n Save locations.

2013 BREWERS BASEBALL ACADEMY CAMPS

City

Site

Dates

Sun Prairie, WI

Sun Prairie High School

June 17-21

Green Bay, WI

Notre Dame Academy

June 24-28

Delafield, WI

St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy

July 1-5

Appleton, WI

Fox Valley Lutheran High School

July 8-12

Milwaukee, WI

University School of Milwaukee

July 15-19

Oshkosh, WI

Oshkosh West High School

July 22-26

Mukwonago, WI

Mukwonago High School

July 29-August 2

Kenosha, WI

Carthage College

August 12-16

Additional information can be found online at Brewers.com/camps. For questions, please contact Executive Director Tim Rappé at Tim.Rappe@brewers.com or call (414) 939-8808.

-Cait

JohnandCait@brewers.com

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The Milwaukee Brewers are proud to announce the inaugural season of the “Brewers Baseball Academy presented by Kwik Trip.” The Academy is open to youth (ages 6-14) and includes eight separate week-long baseball/softball camps that will be held in various cities across Wisconsin this summer. A complete schedule of camp locations and dates is listed below. The camps will be conducted under the supervision of Tim Rappé, executive director of the Brewers Baseball Academy.

“Our promise is to create a world class Milwaukee Brewers baseball experience for every camper,” said Rappé. “Regardless of skill level, the camp will profoundly improve each player’s ability to play the game of baseball.”

Each camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with instruction provided by experienced youth coaches. During one of the five camp days, campers are transported by bus to Miller Park for a one-of-a-kind experience as they will be treated to a guest appearance from a current Brewers player and have their photo taken. Campers will also receive instruction from Brewers coach John Shelby.

A unique component of the Brewers Baseball Academy is that a video motion analysis of each participant will be performed.  Every camper’s swing will be recorded, analyzed and shared with the player and his/her parents. In addition, all participants will take part in a baseball or softball skills competition. Each week, scores will be posted at Brewers.com/campsand upon completion of the last camp (August 12-16), the top scorers will be invited to the Champions’ Day Finals at Miller Park. Boys and girls will compete separately in appropriate grade groups.

 

The fee for the week-long camp is $395 per child, which includes 30 hours of exceptional instruction, a complete Brewers uniform, four Brewers game tickets to one of three select games – compliments of Kwik Trip – and a V.I.P. day at Miller Park. 

 

Registration is currently available at Brewers.com/camps. Registrations received prior to March 31 will receive a $25 discount. This discount may not be combined with any other discount. If registering two or more children, each child will receive a $25 discount if booked together.  A limited number of spots are available for each camp location.

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BREWERS BASEBALL ACADEMY continued

 

As the presenting sponsor of the Brewers Baseball Academy, Kwik Trip will award 120 random participants with $50 gift cards to their store. One lucky camper from each host city will also receive a personalized camp jersey, along with a special presentation during the camp graduation ceremony.

 

In addition, two registrations per host city will be given away through a promotion at Pick ‘n Save stores throughout the season. For details, visit participating Pick ‘n Save locations.

 

Additional information can be found online at Brewers.com/camps. For questions, please contact Executive Director Tim Rappé at Tim.Rappe@brewers.com or call (414) 939-8808.

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