THBA Skills Camps are designed to meet the needs of players ages 5-13 who love baseball and want to develop skill. An award winning, FUNdamental program that has been the pillar of our business since 2000. Over 15,000 players have taken part in a THBA Skills Camp! Week long camps are offered throughout the summer and during school holidays. Hours are 9am-3pm and the camp takes place at the Lake Catherine sports complex in Palm Beach Gardens.
Upcomoing 2023 Dates: March 20th-24th, Every Monday - Friday from May 29th - August 4th
Throughout the school year. we host action-packed day camps on individual days when schools are not in session but many parents have to go to work! These camps will feature a theme based on he time of year as well as tons of baseball instruction and fun drills. Day camps are open to boys and girls ages 5-13 and run 9am-3pm.
2023; November 1st
If you're a level-headed family looking for quality instruction in a positive setting, the THBA is a perfect fit! Our approach to one on one instruction is unique as we want to preserve the enjoyment of playing and learning the game while still developing skills. We achieve this by loading each session with drills and repetitions and most importantly- encouragement!
Perhaps the most frequently asked question we receive. If your child is age 5-13, is well behaved, enjoys being active, likes learning, excels in a structured learning environment, and wants to spend a portion of his/her summer vacation developing character traits and baseball FUNdamentals, the answer is YES! We have had excellent results with talented travel ball players as well as complete beginners! We have a grouping to meet everyone's needs that ensures safety and maximizes learning & productivity for all!
The key to our ongoing success has always been the people leading the program. THBA Director Brian Justine, MS ED, and his staff clear the PBSO's background screening in advance of annual THBA summer camps. In addition, Justine is certified in First Aid/CPR by the American Red Cross. The majority of the THBA staff are individuals are well known local players and coaches who are former THBA students themselves. Therefore, Justine has been able to vet his staff and narrow the pool of candidates to individuals who best align with the THBA mission of building relationships through baseball. New for 2019, all THBA instructors will be certified in First Aid and CPR.
Every participant is required to bring their own lunch, bat, hat and glove. It is recommended that each participant brings $3-5 per day for a refreshment/snack at the concession stand. Sunscreen and a water bottles are strongly recommended. Baseball pants and cleats are optional and many of our students do dress in this attire. Shorts, lightweight t-shirt and athletic shoes are recommended.
A popular and important question. Since 2000, we've run hundreds of summer baseball camps here in sunny south Florida. Through those experiences, we've learned simple best practices to keep our students refreshed and safe in the summer warmth. We start by meeting in the shade each morning and stressing the importance of staying hydrated. Next, we take a 10 minute water and shade break every hour from 9am-11:30am. From 12-12:45, we eat lunch and rehydrate in the shaded picnic area at Lake Catherine. Following our cool down period and lunch, we resume the afternoon program from 1-3, again, taking water and shade breaks every hour. Our balanced and sensible approach has helped us keep thousands of young players fresh and energized playing the game they love on beautiful, sunny summer days in south Florida!
We realize not everyone is able to afford to send their child to programs like ours. Since 2001, we have quietly worked behind the scenes with local families in need to grant their child an opportunity to attend a week of camp. If you or someone you know is in need of financial assistance, please complete the short form below to start the application process. Applicants will be asked to provide two years of personal income tax returns, their child's most recent report card and behavior report, full disclosure of any medical/learning needs, and a short essay expressing their need for assistance. Aid is available on a first come, first serve basis and is completely at the discretion of the THBA administration and BOD.
After you've completed the online form above, you will need to send us supporting documents. To complete your application, please email Brian Justine, firstname.lastname@example.org a copy of the previous two years income tax returns, your child's most recent report card, and any documentation regarding medical/learning needs. Incomplete applications cannot be reviewed. Documents will only be accepted via email.
Lake Catherine Sports Complex, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33403, United States