Raider baseball to host free youth clinicThe Hudson High School baseball program will be holding its third annual free youth baseball clinic for all boys in 4th – 8th grade on Saturday, May 2, at Grandview Park.
The Hudson High School baseball program will be holding its third annual free youth baseball clinic for all boys in 4th – 8th grade on Saturday, May 2, at Grandview Park.
Registration for 4th and 5th graders will be at 8:30 a.m. with their clinic running from 9 – 11 a.m. Registration for 6th, 7th and 8th graders will be at 11 a.m. with their clinic running from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Instructors will be the Hudson High School coaching staff and baseball players. This year’s clinic will focus on hitting and base running.
This free youth clinic is part of a pledge drive the HHS baseball program has committed to this baseball season to help raise funds for the program. Each HHS baseball player and coach will be committing five hours of community service as part of the pledge drive. To fulfill their community service hours the HHS baseball program will be conducting the free youth clinic to help develop Hudson’s younger ball players.
“We feel that pledging 5 hours of service to the Hudson community is far more meaningful than traditional fundraisers such as selling discount cards, candy, and other products,” high school baseball coach Ryan Huppert said. “We feel that it is very important for the young men in our baseball program to experience and contribute to their community.”
Huppert said over 130 kids have attended the annual free youth clinic each year the past two seasons.
“We are hoping for the same turn out this year,” he said.
No pre-registration is required. All youths should come prepared in baseball attire with hat, glove, tennis shoes and baseball cleats. Players can bring their own bat if they choose, but a bat is not required.
If parents would like to contribute to the fundraiser, they will have the opportunity May 2 at registration. Additional information can be found at www.hudsonhsbaseball.com/clinics.html.
Recycling for Baseball
The Hudson High School baseball program has a trailer set up at Grandview Field for the community to recycle their aluminum. The HHS baseball program will be recycling the aluminum to fundraise money for the program. Anybody can stop by and drop off the aluminum cans they have to recycle. Money raised by this fundraiser will go towards needed equipment and upgrades to the Grandview baseball fields and facilities.