The Baseball Camp is designed for the camper who wants to enjoy the outdoors, acquire some baseball knowledge, and make new friends. The emphasis of this camp is both on the fundamentals of baseball and on having fun.
A typical morning begins with small-group instruction to develop skills in hitting, fielding, throwing, bunting, and positional play. A series of controlled scrimmages provides the coaching staff with the opportunity to evaluate campers’ play. Games and skill contests are conducted during the afternoon, and everyone participates. The afternoon continues with a focus on fundamentals to reinforce each camper’s skill development.
- Improve basic skills: hitting, pitching, catching, infield and outfield play, and base running
- Improve offensive and defensive positional play through controlled scrimmages and live-game action
- Learn basic strategies and rules of baseball
- Make new friends
The Baseball Camp is run on a combination of two fields on the lower athletic fields. Campers rotate from the Govoni Varsity Baseball field and the Harrington field during the camp day. All campers play at least two innings on the Govoni Varsity Baseball field during the all-star game on Friday.
Due to the distance of the fields and daily schedule of Baseball Camp, free swim will not be offered.
Matt Noone, Camp Director
Baseball Coach, Babson College
A graduate of Princeton University, Matt Noone begins his 17th season as director of the Baseball Camp and head baseball coach at Babson College. Since his arrival, Babson has become a perennial power in New England collegiate baseball. In the 2019 season, Noone helped the Beavers capture their second consecutive NEWMAC regular season and tournament titles, won a school-record 35 games, and came within one victory of reaching the Division III College World Series as the runner-up at the York (Pa.) Regional. Noone also is nationally recognized as a top instructor and clinician, having presented at the World Baseball Coaches Clinic, Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Convention, and for the New Hampshire High School Baseball Coaches Association. During Noone’s 29-year coaching career, he has directed summer baseball camps at Northeastern University and St. Sebastian’s School, and served on the baseball camp staff at Princeton University, Harvard University, Boston College, and Belmont Hill School.
In addition to his collegiate coaching duties, Noone has spent the last 13 summers as a major league staff assistant for the Boston Red Sox and is the proud owner of three World Series rings.