Southern Illinois University Salukis Baseball Youth Camp
Join the Southern Illinois University Salukis Baseball Youth Camp. It is a four-day event that will run from the 11th of July until the 14th of July. It is open to all boys 7 to 13 years of age at any skill level. This baseball summer camp is going to take place at the state of the art Richard “Itchy” Jones Stadium which is on the Southern Illinois University campus. Furthermore, this baseball camp will cover hitting, pitching, bunting, baserunning, and infield and outfield skills development sessions. All the instructions are in accordance with the player’s age and skill level. In addition, the camp registration fee is $195 per player. The baseball camp is set to start at 7:30 AM on Day 1 and end at 3:00 PM on Day 4.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, formerly Southern Illinois Normal University, is a public, coeducational, research university in Carbondale, Illinois. It is the flagship university of the Southern Illinois University system. As a whole, the university has an accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. Presently, Southern Illinois University Carbondale is serving more or less 12,200 undergraduate students. 55 percent of this undergraduate student population are male students and 45 percent are female students. This undergraduate student population is also through a selective enrollment acceptance rate of 77 percent. Correspondingly, Southern Illinois University ’s student to faculty ratio is 15:1. Southern Illinois University Carbondale is also a top performing university. In fact, it is 216th in National Universities of the 2018 US News and World Reports Best Colleges rankings. It is also 122nd in the Top Public Schools rankings and 183rd in the Business Programs rankings. In athletics, Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a member of the Missouri Valley Conference of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. They are the Salukis and maroon and white are their identity colors. Additionally, the Southern Illinois Salukis baseball team has already eight conference regular-season championships and four conference tournament championships. The team also have 14 NCAA Tournament appearances.
Ken Henderson, a native of Vinita, Oklahoma, is the head coach of Southern Illinois University Salukis baseball team. He is now entering his ninth year at the reins of the Salukis baseball program. Overall, it will be his 35th year with the Southern Illinois Salukis coaching staff. He is the team’s former assistant coach and associate head coach. Coach Hendeson also had coaching stints in Missouri Southern State, Kansas State, and Oral Roberts. Additionally, Coach Ken Henderson is an alumnus of Missouri Southern State University. The Salukis associate head coach is P.J. Finigan, a native of Springfield, Illinois. He is now entering his ninth season with the coaching staff. Coach P.J. Finigan is at the same time the team’s recruiting coordinator and pitching coach. He is an alumnus of Southern Illinois University. He holds the record for the fifth most number of games played by a Saluki. Then, the Southern Illinois Salukis assistant baseball coach is Seth Larue. Coach Seth Larue is at the same time the team’s hitting coach. He is a Campbell University graduate and was instrumental in the Camels’ first-ever NCAA Tournament berth. And finally, the Salukis student assistant coach is Cody Forsythe.