More and more, when it comes to holiday gifts, Americans are asking for experiences, rather than things. Even kids are catching on to the fact that a new toy or video game can easily be replaced by the next cool gadget or toy trend. But an amazing experience (like, say, a week of Ripken Baseball Camp) is something that they’ll be sure to treasure for a long, long time. It’s the perfect summer plan for the young baseball fan in your life.
Ripken Baseball Camps are ideal for any kid who loves the game and is passionate about improving their skills. Organized by Cal and Bill Ripken, the style of coaching at Ripken Baseball is known as “the Ripken Way.” And with 21 Major League seasons under his belt and a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame, we think it’s safe to assume that the Ripken Way is probably a pretty good one. As Bill Ripken (himself a veteran of the major leagues) puts it: “We stress fundamentals. Growing up in a household with Dad, he was always a teacher. Whether it was wearing a baseball uniform, or raking the garden to get all the rocks out so we could put some spring onions in and some of his world famous tomatoes, he was always teaching. The idea behind what Dad taught us, whether it was in baseball or life, is very basic things: Repetition and basics can go an awful long way in baseball.”
And this isn’t just a celebrity lending their name to a camp, either. Both Ripkens are personally invested in making every camper’s experience special– which means being on the field as coaches at every camp. Their dedication and expertise make these camps the absolute best place for a kid to develop their game and gain confidence while they do it. “Ripken Baseball provides an unparalleled camp experience. After a week training and playing on youth baseball’s best complex, campers head home with an elevated potential on the field and a ton of new memories and friends,” says Adam McGillen of Ripken Baseball.
That means you know your little slugger will be getting the best camp experience around– and that’s saying a lot. “Nowadays we live in a world where there are opportunities galore for parents looking for sports camps,” says Bill Ripken. “I think we do a pretty good job with that.” So do we.
For more information on Ripken Baseball Camps and how to register, visit www.ripkenbaseball.com.