A Case for Camps

Camps are an excellent setting for instruction and learning the basics and intricacies of the game. The competition is slowed down and the learning and improvement is geared up. Of course, the reason you go out for baseball is for the competition and games because that's where the fun is, but many times the instruction takes a back seat during the hectic schedule of the season. Camps slow the pace down where instead of preparing for the big game, skill improvement is emphasized. So, our goal is for every camper to leave the camp improved, with an increased appreciation for the game of baseball, and to enjoy stepping on the diamond.

Camp Philosophy

Twenty-three years ago, longtime Ft.Bend area Coach Ted "Crowhop" Harris wanted to bring a premier baseball camp to the Ft. Bend area dedicated to teaching the game in a competitive, enjoyable atmosphere. CCBC now enjoys the reputation that nowhere in the Houston area can you receive better baseball camp instruction. Talk to previous campers and you will learn how their game improved and that they continue to use the coaching points and phrases learned in CCBC. Our desire is to teach an appreciation of the game and instill a desire to improve and work on their skills even "on a rainy day by themselves."

Why pay more and travel further when the best is right here in Ft. Bend?

The philosophy is simple:
  1. Teach good, sound baseball emphasizing individual and team skills
  2. Keep the player-coach teaching ratios low and manageable
  3. Have fun doing it (most important)

Details About Coach Crowhop's Baseball Camps

The first day of summer camp will be an evaluation day to divide players by age & skill level as much as possible. Competitive drills, video evaluation, and awards will supplement the instruction underlying the philosophy of "make it fun." The remaining time will be spent on "World Series" games. Coach Crowhop's Baseball Camps is designed to offer fundamental instruction to younger players, while offering advanced training to older more advanced players covering the physical and mental aspects of hitting, pitching, and catching as well as pitch selection and strength development. Pitchers' arms will not be hampered for League play. Campers will recieve a T-shirt, certificate, and written evaluation.

What to bring:
Baseball glove, bat (if possible), baseball shoes/cleats, money for concessions (water provided), soft sole shoes in case of rain

In case of rain:
An update will be provided at 7:00AM on this website under "Rain". Updates will be given every 30 minutes after to inform you of the modifications, if any.

Group Levels:

Next Level Camp (Campers 9-12 Yrs)                                                                                                                                                          New this year to Crowhop Camp is an advanced instructional level for campers competing at the Select Level and for experienced players wanting to take their game to the next level. Instruction will focus on hitting strategies, defensive positions and mechanics, base running, pitching, catching, team situations, and mental approaches to the game.                

Major League Camp (Campers 10-12 Yrs)
Campers receive in depth instruction in hitting, baserunning, and defense/position skills as well as training in pitching &/or catching & team strategies.

AAA Camp (Campers 8-9 Yrs)
Campers receive training in offensive (hitting/base running) & defensive skills and mechanics along with pitching &/or catching, and position training.

AA Camp (Campers 6-7 Yrs)
Campers receive fundamental instruction in hitting, throwing, fielding, and base running as well as instruction in terminology, positions and rules.

NEXT LEVEL COACHING AT CROWHOP CAMP
 
An overview of the Next Level camp is as follows but many more skills and fundamentals besides these could be included:
1) Offensive team strategies as they apply to the younger leagues.
2) Defensive team strategies again as they apply to the younger leagues.
3) Team situations and position alignments including backup/cutoff responsibilities.
4) Advanced base running.
5) Run downs.
6) Double plays.
7) Situational hitting & ball-strike count awareness.
8) Individual defensive position fundamentals, base covering responsibilities.
9) Pitching- grips, velocity change, men on base, covering 1st, and many other techniques.
10) Catching- blocking, framing, throwing to bases.
11) Hitting- 2 strike adjustment; hitting to opposite field
 

Coaches

Coach Harris has assembled a dedicated staff consisting of AREA HIGH SCHOOL COACHES who enjoy working with younger players. Not only do these gentlemen know how to teach the game, but they also take pride instilling discipline within the team concept, while providing a positive mental approach towards the game of baseball. Coach Crowhop looks forward to you joining his enthusiastic staff. SO COME ON OUT AND HAVE A "BALL"!!

Coach Ted Harris - Owner & Retired Coach from Fort Bend ISD

Coach Larry Cernoch - Assistant Coach at Travis HS; former asst. coach at Dulles HS

Coach Tony Mardirosian - Assistant Coach from Katy Taylor HS

Coach Richard Grimm - Head Coach at Cy Springs HS

Coach Chad Bradshaw - former Assistant Coach from Dulles HS

Coach Tyler Porter - Head Coach at Elkins HS

Coach Will Moore - Assistant Coach at Willowridge HS

Coach Matt Hernandez- Assistant Coach at Travis HS

Coach Carter Welch - Assistant Coach at Kempner HS