At Nationals Baseball 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 personal best. Whether it's a drill to work on their throwing technique or the excitement of a stadium visit, we pack every day with experiences to bring kids closer to who they will someday become - and to the team they love. By equipping young ballplayers with the tools to help them find and be their personal best right now, our mission is to prepare their future self to take on the world, both on and off the diamond. Inherent to this purpose is a recognition of the unique gifts and skills in each of our campers and athletes, as well as an awareness that to best coach them we have to engage with them, understand them, and meet them where they are on their developmental journey.
We like to call these tools the "Super Six". These aren't just any tools, they're character-building social skills that are highly correlated to success and leadership. By developing these skills, and in partnership with families, we are playing a small, but valuable role in helping our campers achieve success so they can be the absolute best version of their future selves.
EMOTIONAL MASTERY "EXPRESS YOURSELF"
Kids who can identify and talk about their emotions build healthy relationships and avoid the frustrations of feeling misunderstood.
OPTIMISM "YOU CHOOSE THE FRAME"
Viewing life through an optimistic lens helps young people achieve at higher levels and avoid the struggles brought on by negative thinking.
RESILIENCY "BOUNCE, DON'T BREAK"
Learning how to rebound from setbacks is an important component of building confidence and an integral part of personal development - as well as a fundamental skill to growing in baseball.
SELF-EFFICACY "MAKE YOUR DIFFERENCE"
Kids with the awareness that they have the power within themselves to create change and new outcomes in their life are more confident and develop a greater sense of responsibility for their future.
HOPE & GOAL-SETTING "SEE IT TO BE IT"
Goal-setting teaches kids important skills such as focus, decision-making and communication. Studies have strongly linked goal setting to both high levels of achievement and long-term happiness.
GRIT & DETERMINATION "PRACTICE IS PERFECT"
With the right exposure to apprenticeship and preparation, kids can learn the important relationship between practice and self-mastery. This teaches tenacity and how to achieve their personal best.