2020 Extra Bases Summer Clinics and the  Fall League were a huge success!  Thank you all for participating

During Dec-March, we will be offering group and individual lessons.  Coach O’Connell and Coach Costello will conduct the lessons.  Please contact us for more information-508-851-0807

WORKPLACE SAFETY and REOPENING STANDARDS FOR
BUSINESSES and OTHER ENTITIES PROVIDING OUTDOOR ADULT SPORTS,
SUPERVISED YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES, SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS – Phase II

https://www.mass.gov/doc/outdoor-adult-sports-supervised-youth-sports-leagues-summer-sports-camps/download

Please see the link regarding Meningococcal Disease and Camp Attendees https://www.mass.gov/lists/meningitis-vaccination-requirements

This camp is in compliance with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the Walpole Board of Health and Braintree Board of Health

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Bill O’Connell Baseball INC.

Extra Bases Baseball Clinic is a youth baseball clinic specifically designed for the development of Braintree and Walpole Little League players between the ages of 8-12.  The Extra Bases Summer Baseball Clinic  prides itself on offering a quality instructional practice.

Director

Bill O’Connell, a Walpole resident, Head Baseball Coach at Braintree High School, and his staff will be conducting their annual (20th year in Walpole and 13th year in Braintree) Little League clinics this coming summer. O’Connell was a 3 sport athlete at Walpole High and then continued his education at the New Hampton School and Springfield College where he was also a 3 sport athlete. He also played for the Chatham A’s in the Cape Cod Baseball League.

Billy O’Connell Head Baseball Coach Braintree High School 2006-Present

2010-2020 Boston Herald Coach of the Decade

2018- Northeast Regional Coach of the Year National Federation High School Sports

2017-18 MIAA Coach of the Year

2016- Boston Globe Coach of the Year

2015- Boston Globe Coach of the Year

2015- ESPN Boston Coach of the Year

2014 Massachusetts Super 8 Finalist

2015 Massachusetts Super 8 State Champions

2016 Massachusetts Super 8 State Champions

Massachusetts Super 8 appearances 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019

6- Bay State League Championships

NFHS Accredited Interscholastic Coach Level 1

USA Baseball “C” certification

Member of the Massachusetts Coaches Association

Chris Costello Head Baseball Coach Walpole High School 2016-Present

Massachusetts Super 8 appearances 2018 and 2019

Bay State League Champions 2017, 2018 and 2019

2003-2015-Head Walpole American Legion Coach

5- State Finals Appearances

6- Zone 6 Championships

237 Career American Legions Wins

1995 Signed with the Boston Red Sox

1991 Drafted by the Los Angelos Dodgers out of Walpole High School

2019 Head Coach of Walpole Little League Williamsport Team- State Champions

Member of the Massachusetts Coaches Association

Clinic Staff

Adult supervision and coaching will be the trademark of this program.  Our coaching staff is selected to ensure the highest quality of instruction.  Our staff is made up of former professional and college baseball players as well has current high school coaches from Braintree and Walpole high school.

Clinic Information

(see daily schedule in tab above)

Daily, individual skills instruction include: throwing and catching, ground ball techniques, batting lectures and drills, pitching, outfield, catching and middle infield stations, rundown execution, proper base running and slide drills.

Each day will provide a lunch break and a special event period competing for daily baseball-related prizes. The snack shack will be open for food purchase during the lunch break.  The last hour of each day will conclude with an organized game.

Junior Weeks 2020

Our new junior program is geared toward players ages 6-7.  Players will learn the fundamentals of the game from our experienced staff who combine both instruction and fun to help players understand the game better as well as grow a passion for the game in a “camp” environment.

Each day players will participate in drills to develop the individual baseball skills as well as play a live coach pitch game.  Each day runs from 9am-11:30am and is perfect for future enthusiast!!

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