This past week Brant headed out to Elon University for baseball camp. Run by the coaching staff and the players, it's fun and a great learning experience for the boys. Besides the fact, it's Daddy's alma mater!
It was hot. H-O-T! Brant toughed it out in full baseball gear the first 3 days, but the last ones he wanted to wear shorts. We complied, as they weren't doing any sliding.
Getting information out of Brant is like trying to pry open a clam. But, I gathered he had fun, learned some "stuff" and made some friends. Not to mention, getting to play on the college players' field!
The final day we were able to come early for some skills competitions and mock games. We got to see some of what they learned and love to watch our gangly boy in action.
|he he he, fielding on the pitcher's mound|
|Chatting with the player that was their coach. And their team name...Phillies. Yep, Brant, another player and the coach were all Phillies phans!|
|This was at the end of one of the days|
|Skills competition...mock a swing, sprint to first. Fastest one got a pack of baseball cards. It wasn't Brant, but he wasn't last either. And he got some one on one running coaching from Coach Posey.|
|Dang loose tooth was distracting|
|Brant's buddy MJ was on his team, as well as a baseball buddy, James and another classmate M.|
|Running...through the base!|
|Coach Posey telling him how to get more power out of his run|
|Catching skills drill|
|WHAT?! I AM smiling Mom!|
|Squatting like brother catching|
Then the simulated game...
All in all, camp was "good." According to Brant, "My favorite thing was the baseball game at the end of each day!"