PRESENTING: THE #ONEFLOCK SUMMER BASEBALL EXPERIENCE
The Long Island Ducks partnered with the Junior Ducks Baseball Organization to present the #OneFlock Summer Baseball Experience in 2020. Two four-day youth baseball camps were held at Fairfield Properties Ballpark, the home of the Ducks, for children between the ages of six and 13 of all skill levels.
The #OneFlock Summer Baseball Experience took place on the professional playing surface of Fairfield Properties Ballpark and was led by several Long Island Ducks players, coaches and alumni. The Junior Ducks operated the camp in coordination with the Long Island Ducks. Registration was conducted using CDC guidelines for check in and check out of all campers, and staff followed all social distancing and equipment guidelines to maintain a safe learning environment for everyone.
All campers taking part received a special edition #OneFlock Summer Baseball Experience t-shirt and a voucher good for two (2) tickets to any 2021 Long Island Ducks home game, subject to availability.
*Information regarding Ducks Kids Clinics in 2021 will be announced at a later date*
The following are testimonials from parents of Kids Clinics Participants:
“My daughter, Grace, enjoyed the Ducks Clinic! The team put her in a group that was perfect for her skill level. [Ducks outfielder] Angelo Songco really made the ‘learning of the game’ experience so much fun.”
- Joseph Rossi
"Let me take this opportunity to thank the entire Ducks organization for a great camp and an awesome experience for my son, Angelo. He was able to take away some very good tips for pitching and infield defense. He also enjoyed working in the indoor cage and has become a big Matt Padgett fan since then. Angelo is already talking about coming up next year for camp so you will see us again. Thanks again for providing my son with a great experience!!"
- Angelo Cacopardo
"My children love the player interaction, the instruction they receive from the actual players they watch at games and the whole 'down to earth attitude' of those involved with the clinics. My younger son, Christian is a true sports lover, so to have one of your team members teach him a batting stance or the correct way to throw pitches is an exciting thing for an eight-year-old boy. Our older son, Michael, has improved his skills as well and enjoys the player interaction too. All in all, I'd like to thank you for having such affordable, convenient family oriented things at your ballpark for the people to enjoy."
- Barbara De Risi
"I just want to say thank you to you and all the Ducks for putting on such a wonderful and informative baseball clinic. My son Spencer has done this camp twice already and has loved it more and more each time he did it. The Ducks players and QuackerJack are AWESOME with the kids. They really take time to teach them all the fundamentals of the game, and for that, we are truly grateful. My son Spencer had a wonderful time, and he will see you next year."
- Lori Ann & Spencer Milito
"Thanks for the great weekend for my grandson, Joey Giasi. I had heard about the clinic from a friend at work and thought it would be the perfect birthday present. He just loved working with the players who were so great with the kids and just being on the field in such a beautiful ballpark impressed him. He just couldn't stop talking about all the training tips he learned. He wants the same gift next year. Thanks to you all. Great job!!!"
- Barbara Marchica
“My son had a thrilling time at the camp, being on the field with the players and learning some techniques. I think the experience was great and we will return next year.”
- Charles Keeling
“My son is at day 2 of his baseball clinic with the Long Island Ducks. He had a great day yesterday. Supposed to be more players there today. He was so excited.”
- Maria De Vita Ohlsen (via Facebook)
“Wanted to thank the Long Island Ducks for a great camp you had this past Friday and Saturday, July 8th and 9th. My son loved it and got so much out of it! Great job!”
- Connie (BelloBambino via Twitter)