Mutcheson coming home for ball camp 0
Sports news from the Morden Times.
By Lorne Stelmach
With his lineage, there likely was no question that Michael Mutcheson would be involved in baseball.
Being part of the family that was recently inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame, he benefitted from having a lot of knowledge and experience to guide him in the sport from an early age.
Now, as he continues his career at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, Mutcheson is looking to return the favour to other youth learning the game in his hometown.
For a fourth year in a row, he comes back to Morden this July to again host his baseball camp.
The two week camp will offer the opportunity to learn the game through solid fundamental drills and exciting games to make the camp a fun learning experience for those involved.
Mutcheson agreed he has been fortunate enough to have had some great experiences with baseball and would like to have others enjoy similar opportunities as he has had.
"Baseball runs in the family ... it's been passed down from my dad and his dad. So I would like to give something back," he said.
The camp will run from July 1 to 13 with sessions from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m., and it is open to all youth aged 7 to 15 male and female. One or two week spots are available.
And Mutcheson said they will work with any skill level from beginners to more advanced.
"We work on the basics ... the fundamentals of baseball," he said.
"We have a structured throwing program that we start out with ... and a warm-up program that we do every day."
They then move into hitting and base running and other facets of the game.
"The camp covers all aspects and all the fundamentals and then just some tips that I've picked up here and there through my experiences."
Mutcheson said he hopes the kids who take part will "come for the experience of team building because that's one of the things I like to teach in my camps - team chemistry.
"From my experiences, we haven't always had the best team, but our team chemistry has led us to two conference championships here. So I think that's an important aspect of the game.
"And then just to improve their baseball skills and the fundamentals."
If interested, call 822-5866 to register or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.