Future Spartans learn about the art of hitting
For Centennial baseball coach Brad Hart it seems his third baseball camp was the charm.
The 2016 version of the Spartans baseball camp was the first since Hart arrived at Centennial to not have a day affected by rain.
“That was definitely a bonus for it not to rain,” Hart said. “This is the first year that we have been able to be on the field everyday.”
The numbers for the camp were good with 107 future Spartans out learning how to play the Spartan way. The numbers were down among the incoming freshman because some were participating in Centennial’s summer strength and conditioning workouts.
“It went well,” Hart said. “We had lot’s of good talent out there.”
The older campers included 11 incoming freshmen and 15 incoming eighth-graders. Hart and his staff gave these campers more attention than past groups received.
Hart said he wanted to give those campers a glimpse into how practices are run in the baseball program and to let them know what to expect.
“We worked a lot on the hitting drills we do during practice,” Hart said. “We’ve done that some over the last couple of years but we really tried to step it up and show these guys more of what we are looking for and more of the way we do things once they get to high school. I thought that was a really big deal. We just wanted to put an emphasis on our hitting drills. We wanted to show them more and see if they could handle that. They responded well to that.”