Chicago White Sox help train Cayman’s Little League

| 14/01/2010

(CNS): It’s not too late for kids to sign up for the fifth Chicago White Sox camp at the Little League’s Field of Dreams on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 15 to 17 January, with start times of 4pm, 8:30am and 3pm respectively. Following a tradition that started after Hurricane Ivan, the Chicago White Sox Training Academy is again sending a mixture of coaches, trainers and marketing executives for the pre-season camp for local Little Leaguers that has proven to be inspirational instructional fun for a multitude of kids, as well as a free Coaches Clinic, offered to all, experienced or interested first-timers on Thursday, 14 January from 6 to 8pm.

Coming from Chicago are: Michael Huff, former MLB player (White Sox, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Indians) and current Vice President of Sports at the Bulls/Sox Academy overseeing all sports for company who run over 450 camps annually for boys and girls in basketball, fastpitch, and baseball; Dan Schaffer, Coordinator of Player Development; Travis Kerber, White Sox Academy Director – Tinley Park; Phil Fox, White Sox Academy Director – LaGrange, Marty Kobernus, Lead Elite Pitching Instructor; Kyle Kobernus, Academy Instructor, Strength and Conditioning; Marco Fajardo, – Academy Elite Hitting Instructor; James Nash, – Academy Instructor; and ‘Southpaw’ the popular Chicago White Sox Mascot

Little League have reduced the cost of the camp this year. For 5+6 year olds, there is a ‘Little Sluggers’ camp to introduce the basics of the game. The 7-18 year olds will be grouped by age and ability with an 8-1 student to coach ratio.

Advertised on the White Sox web page, with a link to Cayman’s Department of Tourism, this year for the first time there are five 8-10 year old ballplayers travelling from the Chicago area to participate. A supporting crew of wives and girlfriends joined the entourage and will be enjoying a few activities (Stingray City) compliments of Cayman Little League.

Still free for kids, Cayman Little League’s 20th season is starting this month, with a full complement of seven divisions: T-ball, Pony, A, AA, AAA, Jr + Sr Girls. The ‘season’ ends in all divisions May 29 with the traditional All-Star Games and Awards.

For more information on the camp or season, contact Daryn Lansdell 916-5643, or email


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