ST. PAULS – Could it finally be spring?
As the snow slowly melts away, area baseball and softball players are eagerly awaiting their opportunity to get on the fields. That opportunity will come first with the MSPAR Build and Maintain Throwing camp.
With the goal of being first on the field, MSPAR owner Dan McIntosh has optimistically planned the camp to open on Monday, April 21 this year.
“Many players have taken advantage of the great indoor facilities we have such as iCASE, but all ball players are chomping at the bit to get on the field to stretch things out,” McIntosh says.
The camp will run for four weeks with two sessions a week. The players will be taught a proper warm-up, will progressively increase their throwing intensity and will perform exercises to strengthen their rotator cuff, core and lower body to prepare their body for the season.
“Long toss is a vital skill that if performed properly will greatly improve throwing efficiency and often increase throwing velocity. This camp is not just about throwing; it’s about teaching the skills that will keep young throwers’ arms healthy for this season and throughout their career.”
Cost of the camp is $90 and will be hosted at the back diamond at the Downie Recreation Complex in St. Pauls.
Each athlete will receive a warm-up band that will be used for rotator cuff exercises throughout the season.
Instructor Dan McIntosh has worked for seven years as an Athletic Therapist with Toronto Blue Jays, and now has opened his own business in Stratford with the vision of sharing his expertise with local athletes.
For more information, contact Dan at 226-921-1645 or info@Mspar.ca.