At Nationals Baseball & Softball Summer Camps, we share one ultimate goal, which is that every drill, swing, throw and eye-popping young fan experience is designed to unlock your child's love of the game. The Nationals Baseball & Softball Summer Camps curriculum is designed to accommodate all levels of youth baseball and softball players. Over the course of the week, our curriculum builds upon itself to expose young players to new skills, while simultaneously reinforcing the fundamentals.
- Baseball and Softball teach skills that build character on and off the field
- Summer is a unique time for your ballplayer to expand their comfort zone and build new skills
- We can use age appropriate content to teach six developmental areas - emotional mastery, optimism, resiliency, self-efficacy, goal setting and determination - all aimed at inspiring each ballplayer's personal best and love of the game.
Young athletes perform best when they feel confident and comfortable. For that reason, we divide our camp into five age appropriate levels. Each level teaches a unique set of skills and encourages its own level of competition. This also ensures that ballplayers get a new Nationals Baseball & Softball Summer Camps experience each year!
Our youngest ballplayers work on the fundamentals of the game within their current skills set. We use age appropriate competitions to keep players engaged and excited while building their baseball or softball abilities.
As ballplayers progress beyond the beginner level, our coaches strive to use baseball and softball to teach lifelong lessons that will translate to any sport or hobby your child decides to pursue in life.
As our ballplayers transition to "player-pitch", our curriculum focuses on proper pitching mechanics, early pitch recognition and good mechanics in the batter box to see the pitch out.
For our mature ballplayers, we look to speed up the game. We increase the pace of play with unique, modified versions of the game - making it more exciting to keep ballplayers engaged from the first pitch to last pitch.
As our older ballplayers progress through the game, our coaching staff works to connect your child's passions with their desire to improve specific areas of their game or aspirations to master the intricacies of a new position on the field.
NEW FOR 2019
Washington Nationals Bag Policy
Please note: Beginning in 2019, backpacks may not be brought into Nationals Park except as otherwise provided in the Nationals Bag Policy. For a complete list of permitted bags and details about the Binbox storage option please click the Read More button below.