Carew will be instructor at Red Wing baseball campNational Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Rod Carew will serve as an instructor on the first day of the Minnesota Twins Youth Training Camp in Red Wing. The camp will take place July 12 and 13 at the Athletic Field and costs $200.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Rod Carew will serve as an instructor on the first day of the Minnesota Twins Youth Training Camp in Red Wing. The camp will take place July 12 and 13 at the Athletic Field and costs $200.
The camp is for youths age 8 to 18 and will be staffed by college and high school coaches. The camp will cover hitting, defense, throwing, pitching, mental skills and strength and conditioning. However, the camp will teach more than just baseball skills.
"They have a way of tying in baseball with life lessons, which I think is a real good learning experience for the kids," said Mary Foley, who helped bring the camp to Red Wing.
She added: "With the game of baseball, as in life, you're gonna have failure and you're gonna have successes. In baseball, you fail 60 to 70 percent of the time no matter what level you're at. But, that doesn't mean that you're not successful or can't be successful."
Foley is knowledgeable about the camps because her son Erin has participated in multiple Twins camps and also has served as a volunteer youth coach.
Red Wing is one of five sites in the Upper Midwest that will host a two-day camp.
Carew will focus on hitting instruction. He played 19 seasons in the Major Leagues and finished with 3,053 hits. He was a career .328 hitter.
To register, visit http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/min/community/youth_camps.jsp. Applications for camp scholarships can be submitted at the same site. For questions or more information, call 612-659-3506.
The camp will be part of Red Wing's Baseball Blast. The Red Wing Aces have a home game on July 12. The Red Wing VFW and Legion teams play back-to-back home games on July 13.