Roadrunner Baseball Coaches To Conduct Youth Camp

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Angelina College Roadrunner baseball coaches will conduct a four-day youth camp in June, focusing on fundamentals and individual skills necessary for every young player to experience success in the game.

The camp will run from June 6-9 at Roadrunner Field on the Angelina College campus. AC assistant coach Adam Massiatte said the camp “is designed to teach ambitious youth the fundamentals, drills, and skills to bring out the best in each individual.”

The camp is open to all players ages 7-14.

There will be two sessions available: The morning session from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; or the all-day session from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Cost for the morning session is $100, while the cost for the all-day session is $200.

Scheduled events include the following:

Day One (Defensive Day) – General fielding and throwing; specific instructions for each position; breakdown of individual positions; and pitching, along with learning the idea of a bullpen routine.

Day Two (Offensive Day) – Fundamentals of hitting; a cage routine; bunting; and the fundamentals of base running.

Day Three (Competition Day) – Hitting/Fielding/Throwing/Base running; introduction to Rag Ball.

Day Four (Water Day) – Rag Ball tournament and sliding practice (participants are encouraged to bring a swim suit with a BSB bag.

 

All campers must provide proof of insurance coverage for any injury or sickness incurred while attending the Angelina College Summer Baseball Camp.

Campers are instructed to bring a glove, spikes, shoes (for cages and locker room), pants, bat, helmet, shorts, and whatever the player would bring to a regular baseball game.

Coach Massiatte just completed his first season with Angelina College after spending nine years as a head coach in the high school ranks. As the head coach at St. Pius X High School, Massiatte helped mold a powerhouse: His teams won two state champion-ships (2009 and 2012) and finished as state finalists in 2013. In addition, St. Pius won district championships in 2011 and 2012, earning Massiatte the 2012 Private School Coach of the Year award. Massiatte’s teams were nationally ranked for two straight years with the highest ranking of 12th in the country.

Before his stint at St. Pius, Massiatte served as the head coach for Lutheran High North. Massiatte’s playing career included two years at Blinn College and two years at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. He earned his associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Blinn College and his bachelor’s degree in General Studies from UL-L. Massiatte received his teacher certification (K-12) in physical education and health from Houston Community College.

For further information, contact Adam Massiatte at amassiatte@angelina.edu.

Gary Stallard
Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games. Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.

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