The goal of the Columbia University Lions High School Summer Baseball Camp is to mold future college baseball stars. It is a two-day intensive training program that will run from June 17 until June 18 at the leading-edge Hal Robertson Field at Phil Satow Stadium on the Columbia University campus. This program is inviting all high school boys who are seeking to improve their baseballs skills and knowledge. Additionally, this two-day baseball summer camp will cover fundamental baseball instructions like pitching, hitting, base running, and catching. There will also be competitive games that will allow high caliber baseball athletes to showcase their abilities. Furthermore, this event is only offering 65 available spots. Thus, registration is on a first come first serve basis. This is a day camp so registrants are responsible for their accommodations. The program is set to start at 9:45 AM on Day 1 and end at 3:45 PM on Day 2. It will be under the supervision of the Columbia University Lions baseball coaching staff. However, coaches from other top colleges and universities are also going to attend and help facilitate the program.
Columbia University, originally King’s College, is a private, coeducational, Ivy League, research university in New York City, New York. It features New York’s oldest college which is also one of the nine colonial colleges. Moreover, Columbia University is an affiliation of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. It is also part of the Association of American Universities and the Universities Research Association and the 568 Group. Columbia University is consistently one of the nation’s top performing universities. As a matter of fact, it is 5th in National Universities, 2018 edition of the US News and World Reports Best Colleges rankings. It is also 6th in the Best Value Schools rankings. Currently, the university is serving around 8,400 undergraduate students and around 19,500 postgraduate students. In athletics, Columbia University has 29 intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports teams competing in the Ivy League of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I as the Lions. Its colors are Columbia blue and white. Their mascot is Roaree the Lion.
Columbia University Lions High School Summer Baseball Camp Organizers
Brett Boretti, a native of Beverly, Massachusetts, is the head coach of the Columbia University Lions baseball program since July of 2005. The Davidson College alumnus is a one-time Eastern College Athletic Conference Co-Coach of the Year awardee and a one-time Ivy League Coach of Year awardee. Ultimately, under his leadership, the Columbia Lions baseball team has already five Gehrig Division titles and four Ivy League championships. Coach Brett Boretti is also an inductee in the Davidson Athletics Hall of Fame as he is one of the college’s top baseball players. Then, the Lions assistant baseball coaches are Erik Supplee, Dan Tischler, and Jim Walsh. Coach Suplee, a bachelor’s degree in history graduate from Marist College is with the coaching staff as the pitching coach since August of 2015. Coach Tischler, a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Franklin and Marshall College is with the Lions coaching staff since June of 2012. He is also a Master’s degree in education graduate from Columbia’s Teachers College. Finally, Coach Jim Walsh, a special education teacher, is now in his 11th season with the coaching staff.