CONNECTICUT BASEBALL ACADEMY'S
ANNUAL COLLEGE PROSPECT CAMP
The first weekend of December is TCB’s annual College Prospect Camp. Over the years college coaches
from Notre Dame, LSU, Maryland and Boston College have been instructors in this College Prospect
event. The TCB program is appreciative of all the coaches who have traveled from throughout the
country to be part of this special day. This year college coaches from the Northeast arrived early
Saturday morning for the pitching and hitting sessions. TCB’s philosophy for off season training
and college guidance begins with the College Prospect Camp. This is just one of many benefits being
a TCB player.
TCB players participated in the morning pitching instruction with Coach Justin Blood (University of
Hartford). Other key note instructors for the morning pitching session included Greg Zackrison from
Stone Hill College. Some of the topics included were mound composure, TEMPO, and pitching from the
The afternoon hitting session included former TCB Alumni Coach Mike Leonard (Middlebury College) who
shared Middlebury Baseballs’ hitting approach. Another TCB Alumni Coach Sean O’Brien (University of
Rhode Island) introduced hitting drills that will help the TCB players with their practice during
the Winter. The University of Connecticut Coach Jeff Hourigan shared hitting philosophies of the
Husky’s including the understanding contact points in the hitting zone. The TCB players will
benefit from the coaches and their various baseball hitting programs.
I am really excited to watch our younger players that are freshman and sophomores have the
opportunity to interact with these top college coaches from the Northeast. The high level learning
environment will help our young players continue in their development.” Says Bob Hetu 13u to 14u
“Seeing our players work hand in hand with some of the top college coaches in the Northeast,
re‐assures what we are teaching at TCB as well as creates excitement for their college recruiting
and exposure opportunities” says Dan Kennedy, 15u‐18u director.
"If playing baseball at a high level is your passion, TCB can provide the competitive schedule and coaching that the serious baseball player needs to advance."
JIM BRETZ - NORTHEAST AREA SCOUT, DETROIT TIGERS