The Northern Colorado Owlz invite young baseball players to join their summer camps, starting in June.
The organization announced three different camps at Future Legends Complex, which feature instruction from professional players and coaches.
New Owlz manager Frank Gonzales emphasized the importance of connecting with the community, something Future Legends included in its overall mission. Gonzales previously spent eight seasons with the Colorado Rockies, Albuquerque Isotopes and several other Pioneer League teams.
“No. 1, I want people to use these facilities. These are second-to-none in, not only the Colorado region but in all of the United States. We want these kids to experience it,” Gonzales said. “No. 2, we want to get them around professional baseball players. It’s hard to get around baseball players. This is their club and we want them to have access.”
Older athletes can participate in the high school camp on June 3. Campers will focus on honing skills at their specific positions. Those who play multiple positions will have an opportunity to receive instruction in all of them.
The camp includes a meeting about the mental aspect of the sport and advice from players.
This half-day camp is $100 and includes a T-shirt, lunch and ticket benefits for Owlz games.
Younger players, ages 7-12, can participate in the youth clinic on July 8. It focuses on baseball fundamentals.
It is also a half day. The camp fee is $50 and includes a T-shirt, lunch and Owlz ticket benefits.
Finally, the franchise scheduled an exclusive Owlz Kidz Club camp on Sept. 2. The camp is for ages 7-12 and free to members of the club.
The Owlz Kidz Club is $30 and for children 12 years old and younger. It not only includes access to the camp but a welcome kit, free admission to Sunday games, discounts on Owlz merchandise, exclusive engagement with players and more.
All camps have a limit of 60 players.
Registration for Owlz baseball camps is now open!
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“For us, as an organization, when you give back to the community that supports you, that’s what it’s all about. We want the kids to be involved,” Gonzales said. “This camp is to help take care of our kids and help take care of our coaching staff and put people in the stands. At the end of the day, there’s going to be a little guy, a little gal, a high school kid, that comes through here and goes, ‘I want to be like those guys.’ That’s the memory, the pace and the atmosphere we want to create.”
Parents and guardians can register children for Owlz Kidz Club and the camps at tickets.ticketsmarterstadium.com . Contact Gonzales (firstname.lastname@example.org ) with any questions.
The Owlz open their season on May 23 at 7:05 p.m. against the Rocky Mountain Vibes.
This article was originally published in Greeley Tribune