Cleveland Indians launch youth baseball program

CLEVELAND, OH -- The Cleveland Indians and Ace Program, Inc. have launched the Indians Youth Baseball Program. Designed for kids of all ages, Indians Youth Baseball offers kids the opportunity to learn the game of baseball, improve their skills and continue their development in a fun, positive environment. Indians Youth Baseball includes Summer Camps, Fall Baseball Leagues and Baseball Buddies programs. For pricing information and registration please visit www.indians.com/youthbaseball

Summer Camps:
Summer camps are designed to help kids (ages 7-14) learn and improve their baseball skills. Each camp will focus on throwing, catching, fielding, hitting and baserunning. We also want kids to develop a passion for the game. Camps run throughout the summer in multiple locations throughout Northeast Ohio.

Camp locations and dates:

  • Fairview Park (Bohlken Park): July 24 & 25
  • Chardon (NDCL): July 26 & 27
  • Strongsville (Volunteer Park): July 31 & August 1
  • Mayfield Hts (Mayfield HS): August 1 & 2
  • Sandusky (Perkins HS): August 7 & 8
  • Streetsboro (Streetsboro Park):  August 14 & 15

High School Fall Baseball League:

Fall League offers serious high school players an opportunity to continue their development, create position flexibility, secondary pitches, and solidify their overall game. Individuals, groups, and whole teams are welcome (OHSAA rules apply.) The league will consist of a West/South Division and an East Side Division (both have JV and Varsity leagues) to allow for convenience and minimal travel. Cross-over games and an all-star game will be included to increase the competition and exposure level.

Baseball Buddies:

Baseball Buddies is an enrichment program designed to help 3-5 year olds improve motor skills as well as fair play and rule following. During the nine-week program, kids learn overhand and underhand throwing, catching, running, form and balance. In addition, Baseball Buddies teaches specific rules and vocabulary of the game of baseball, creating an interest and passion for the game.