October 6, 2014, Memphis, TN -- Some people see Tennessee as a football state, and others see Memphis as a basketball city with the Grizzlies. However, baseball is still prominent in Memphis. The Memphis Redbirds hold the title for the professional baseball team in the city. The Redbirds are the triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, and have had recent success. Memphis made the playoffs in the 2014 season and looks to be strong again in 2015. But what about baseball outside of the professional ranks, is it prominent in the Memphis area?
Moving down one level, the Memphis Tigers are a strong baseball program. The Tigers finished with a 30-29 record in 2014, and just like the Redbirds appear to have potential for another strong season. Furthermore, the Memphis program aids in developing youth talent. The university allows travel tournaments to be hosted at their baseball facility each summer, which brings some of the best talent from around the country to the area.
Again, there is even more to baseball in the Memphis area. There are numerous little leagues in the area that help to build a strong baseball foundation at the youth level. However, Germantown High School is helping to develop youth talent in another way.
Germantown High School is hosting a six week instructional baseball camp this winter. This camp, run in conjunction with the U.S. Baseball Academy, will offer sessions in: hitting, pitching, catching, fielding, and baserunning.
However, Germantown High School is not hosting the only camp that will be taking place this winter. U.S. Baseball Academy currently has 235 camps nationwide. The camp in Germantown is just one of the many new sites. Check the list below to see if there is a new location opening near you:
California: Antioch, Bakersfield, Chula Vista, Rio Linda, Woodland Hills
Colorado: Fountain, Westminster
Georgia: Covington, Kennesaw, Savannah
Kentucky: Mt. Washington
Michigan: Detroit-Oak Park, Warren
New Jersey: Bayonne, Mahwah
North Carolina: Canton
Ohio: Washington Court House, Akron
Oregon: Baker City
Pennsylvania: Lock Haven
South Carolina: Columbia
Texas: Henderson, Houston
Wisconsin: Ashland, Bruce, New Holstein
Remember, these are just the new locations for 2015. There are hundreds of returning camps that can be seen at http://www.usbaseballacademy.com/. Just check for the location nearest you!