Get your bat, ball and glove and get ready to learn from some of the best coaches around. On Thursday, Aug. 29, Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation plays host to the free All-Star Baseball Clinic, featuring instruction and sessions from local high school and college coaches.
The free event is for parents, coaches and kids of all ages. It runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at Riverview Park behind the levee.
Participants get to take part in multiple groups working on instruction in the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, throwing, running and more. There will also be sessions talking about the player parent experience.
Coaches attending and teaching sessions at the clinic include Charles Culberson of Charlie Culberson Baseball, Rome High coach Brent Tucker, Darlington coach Matt Larry, Pepperell coach Chad Brown, Model coach Josh Mitchell, Armuchee assistant coach Levi Austin and Shorter University coach Wes Timmons.
Players are encouraged to bring their equipment and be ready to listen and learn from a wealth of baseball experience.
“We are blessed to have a great group of coaches in Floyd County and they want to give back and help the community,” Rome Parks and Recreation Director Todd Wofford says. “This is going to be an event where kids and adults of all ages can learn from a host of fantastic coaches. It will be a lot of information, but I feel like everyone will learn something new. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend so they can work with their children outside of the team environment. Very rarely can you get this many great baseball minds together in one place. It is going to be special.”