Training Resources

Hillsborough Little League is committed to giving our players and coaches what they need to ensure a successful and rewarding Little League experience. Training and skill-building play an important role in HLL, starting with basic fundamentals and expanding from there.

For players that are interested in additional training opportunities, HLL recommends the following individuals and organizations.

Starting Line Up Baseball

Jeff Hipps
(650) 201-3480
www.startinglineupbaseball.com

Since 1994, Starting Line Up has offered baseball camps and lessons, including year-round instruction in the fundamentals of baseball. This includes pitching, hitting, fielding mechanics, outfield play and baserunning. Camps are held throughout the summer, as well as during winter and spring breaks, in Burlingame and Half Moon Bay. The Starting Line Up staff also operates coaches' clinics and helps teams of all levels achieve their goals. The summer camps are for 6-12 year-olds in June and July. T-Ball camps are also offered.

The Cage

Jeff Hipps & Matt Brown
(650) 394-4012
www.cagebaseball.com

The Cage is the premier indoor baseball and softball facility in the San Francisco Bay area. Consisting of 5,000 square feet of training space, The Cage offers five professional grade batting cages and two clay pitching mounds. The facility also includes two indoor waiting areas with flat screen TVs, free internet access and ample parking. The owners of The Cage have over 20 years of combined experience in Major League Baseball and are dedicated to providing individual instruction and team training to players of all ages. The Cage is a private facility that is available by appointment only.

Pitch in the Zone

Thomas "Hawk" Jacquez
(415) 816-4050
www.pitchinthezone.com

Thomas "Hawk" Jacquez teaches pitchers how to thrive on the mound by instructing proper biomechanics, functional fitness, nutrition, game strategy, leadership skills, and a champion's mindset. Pitchers gain invaluable insight how to protect the arm and shoulder from injuries, eliminate shoulder and elbow pain, and increase throwing velocity and improve accuracy.

Preparing Legends

P.O. Box 813
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 592-3866
www.preparinglegends.com

Five-day baseball sessions are held Monday through Friday in June and July for 8-12 year-olds. Days begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Camps are held at the state-of-the-art baseball facility at the College of San Mateo. The camp welcomes all skill levels and is led by college coaches and players. Instruction includes pitching, fielding, hitting, baserunning, motivation, nutrition and goal-setting.

Four-day softball sessions are held Monday through Thursday in June for 7-12 year-olds. Days begin at 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. Camps are held at the new softball facility at Carlmont High School in Belmont. The camp welcomes all skill levels. Instruction includes fielding, hitting, baserunning and softball games. Year-round training sessions are also available.

Stanford Baseball Camps

(650) 723-4528
www.stanfordbaseballcamp.com

Led by former Stanford Baseball coach Dean Stotz, Stanford Baseball Camps offer a variety of camp options and dates for baseball instruction for players age 7 - 12+. All camps are held at Stanford's beautiful Sunken Diamond field. These camps have received high marks from HLL families in the past. Alumni receive free admission to Stanford baseball games for the entire following season!

FuturePro Baseball

1704 Rollins Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 270-4545
www.futureprobb.com

Former San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees star outfielder Terry Whitfield and former Major League pitcher Ed Ricks provide personalized hitting and pitching instruction in state-of-the-art batting cages. Terry and Ed offer 30-minute lessons. Players can also rent batting cages for sets of 20 balls on a walk-in basis, or participate in seasonal camps / clinics.

Pitching Academy / Mike Roza's Summer Baseball Camps

San Carlos, Belmont/Redwood Shores & Foster City LL Baseball Fields
(650) 324-9805
www.pitchingacademy.com/camps-clinics.html

Five-day summer camp sessions are held from June until mid-August. Camps are offered to boys and girls ages 6-13 and run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition, pitching instruction is offered on a year-round basis to groups and individuals. Mike was a legendary pitcher at Serra High School and coached the Serra pitchers for years at one of the best baseball programs in Bay Area. Mike has given pitching instruction clinics to HLL managers in the past.

Next Level Baseball Summer Day Camps

(650) 444-1992
www.coachwalsh.com

Five-day baseball instructional camps at Serra High School. Camps run Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., in June, July and August. The June camps are for players in grades 4-6 and the July and August camps are for players in grades 7-9.

Triple H Baseball Camp

(650) 573-9223
www.triplehbaseballcamp.com

Former Minor League baseball player Tony Sylvestri (currently the baseball coach at Aptos Middle School) offers summer camps for players ages 7-12. Sessions are held from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in July and July at Trinta Field.

Each day, three fundamentals are taught in various stations. Examples include hitting, fielding and baserunning. Players are grouped by age and experience. Each day concludes with a game.

Little League International Summer Baseball Camps

www.littleleague.org/learn/about/camps.htm

Held in Pennsylvania each June, July and August.

Local Baseball Teams

The San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's are hardly the only games in town. For those of you with baseball-hungry boys and girls, we are blessed with three of the finest baseball programs of their kind in the country and they are only minutes away. Serra High School, the College of San Mateo and Stanford University have fantastic baseball programs and promote strong fundamentals. These three top-tier teams offer fun, affordable and instructive family outings. We encourage you to take your young baseball fan(s) to some of these games!

Serra High School

College of San Mateo

Stanford University

Additional Resources:

Official Little League Store

Official Little League Parents' Website