CJ Baseball Winter Camp

The 2015 GCL North-winning CJ varsity baseball players spent the first two days of their winter break mentoring and coaching younger baseball players eager to learn more about the sport.

The CJ baseball winter camp was split into two sessions this year; one for students in Grades 3-5 and the other for students in Grades 6-8.

"We thought it would be better to split the campers up that way they can focus on what they are able to do ability-wise," said CJ assistant varsity baseball coach Mike Hoendorf '03.

The camp was held in the Student Conditioning Center for a second year. While at camp, players were taught the fundamentals of the sport, how to be a good teammate and how to learn from experiences in life.

Shawn Steffan '16, who has played varsity baseball for two years, said he enjoyed spending time with the younger baseball players.

"I liked teaching the kids more about baseball because you can tell they love the sport," Steffan shared.  "It also helped us further our leadership skills so we can help lead each other and lead these younger players."

Hoendorf added, "I think it's a two-way street. For the younger kids, a varsity baseball player is seen as someone they can look up to. For the high school players, it reinforced their fundamental skills by teaching the younger players."

Steffan noted that the camp also helped bring the CJ team closer together.

"The camp helped us learn more about basics, so we don't forget anything," Steffan said. "It helped build team unity as well."

Click on the pictures below to view photos from this year's camp.