Baseball boosters to hold tune-up for tryouts

December 19, 2012 

Hoping to prepare young players for baseball tryouts, the Warner Robins High School Demon Diamond Booster Club will be hosting their first ever Demon Tune-Up.

The event, which will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 26, is for baseball players ages 5-14.

“It is a fundraiser opportunity,“ said Rick Vaughan, president of the Demon Diamond Booster Club. “But more importantly, it is a way for coaches to interact with young players, players that may be playing baseball for them in the future.”

Demon baseball coaches will man stations on hitting, pitching, fielding and base running that players will rotate through.

“We want to concentrate of the basic fundamentals, like fielding the ball correctly and hitting,” Vaughan said.

The timing of the event, to be held right before recreation department baseball sign up and Little League tryouts, was intentional.

“It is not a coincidence,” Vaughan said. “When we looked at doing a mini-camp of sorts, we decided the best thing was to give the players, most of which have not been playing baseball for a couple of months, the chance to get back into the swing of things. It is a chance to learn skills and a chance to just work on that confidence level as well before heading into tryouts.”

Players will receive instruction, along with lunch, a snack and a T-shirt. The cost of the event for a player that pre-registers is $40; cost on the day of the Demon Tune-Up is $50. The Demon Tune-Up will be held at the Warner Robins High School baseball field, Demon Diamond.

Parents are invited to stay throughout the event and watch from the stands and a concession stand will be open as well.

Registration forms are available in the office at the Warner Robins Recreation Department and both the American and National Little Leagues will have forms available at their registrations. To receive a copy of the form by e-mail, contact the booster club at demondiamondboosterclub@yahoo.com.

Contact Alline Kent at 396-2467 or allinekent@cox.net.

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