Elk baseball camp a big hit
Burleson baseball coach Daniel Bruce decided to divide his Elk baseball camp into a pair of two-hour sessions.
It was a good move on his part.
With 120 campers in attendance, the move allowed Bruce and his coaching staff more individual time with the future Elks.
“Thank goodness we did that,” Bruce said. “If we had held the camp altogether, the kids wouldn’t have gotten much out of it. This way, the kids were able to get more attention this year and that’s really what I wanted to happen.”
The morning session was for incoming first- through fifth-graders. Bruce said he saw some talented young players. There were 70 younger campers.
“You can pick the younger kids out really quick that have some natural ability,” Bruce said. “You can tell they have been playing catch with their dad in the back yard, or have been hitting the ball off the tee since they were four or five years old. The competition among the young kids these days is so much better.”
The second session was for sixth-graders to incoming freshman. This group numbered around 50.
“I saw a lot of talent in that group,” Bruce said. “I’m excited about them joining up with the freshman class I had last year. Having two back-to-back classes with some visible baseball talent is exciting.”