Trammell, Parrish to host camp at Wayne State

Trammell, Parrish to host camp at Wayne State

DETROIT -- Former Tigers greats Alan Trammell and Lance Parrish are teaming up once again for Wayne State University, hosting their seventh annual baseball camp series Nov. 19-20 at the midtown Detroit school's Matthaei and Multipurpose Indoor Facility.

The series opens on Saturday, Nov. 19, with a fundamentals camp from 9 a.m.-noon ET for kids in grades 2-12. The camp focuses on teaching baseball concepts in all phases of the game, including infield, outfield, hitting, baserunning, pitching and catching, through college and professional level drills.

The rest of the series focuses on kids in grades 8-12, teaching more specifics with a goal of preparing players for the next level. The advanced development camp, scheduled for Nov. 19 from 1:30-4:30 p.m., will feature higher-level tools to focus on skill development at infield, outfield, pitching and catching, along with detailed offensive work for hitting, baserunning, speed and agility. Campers will also be educated on strength and conditioning, injury prevention and the college recruiting process.

The second day of the camp on Nov. 20 is new, with a focus on shortstops and catchers. Trammell, a six-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove Award winner, will lead the shortstop camp from 9 a.m.-noon through detailed instruction, drill sets and training, with a philosophy geared toward advanced shortstop development. Campers will learn about reading the hop on grounders, throwing mechanics, leadership at the position and how to play fast.

Parrish, who won three Gold Glove Awards and earned eight All-Star selections, will run the catching camp from 1-4 p.m. through an advanced series of drills, position education and training. Catchers will learn about becoming a field general from behind the plate, receiving the ball, blocking pitches, developing a primary and secondary catching stance, quickening the release and improving footwork.

The fundamentals and advanced development camps cost $100 each or $180 for both. The shortstop and catching camps cost $125 apiece. Registration deadline for all camps is Saturday, Nov. 12. For more information or to register, log onto

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