Gaucho Baseball Academy Announces Summer Prospect Camps

Photo by Vince Agapito
Photo by Vince Agapito

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Gaucho Baseball Academy is proud to announce their 2013 summer prospect camps.  After the Gauchos complete the 2013 season, they will host three prospect camps, all with an overnight option.  The dates are June 28-30, July 19-21, and August 2-4.  Camps will be held at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium on the UCSB campus.

Prospect camps are not designed to be just a showcase, they are designed to be a practice.  Campers are expected to come with a desire to learn as coaches will teach and run drills just like a UCSB team practice. The camp staff is hired to coach the campers, not just evaluate.  The Gaucho Baseball Academy promotes the idea of the campers taking information and skills they learn with them back to their high schools to integrate into their daily routines.

New to the summer camps are camp videos – videos breaking down a skill such as hitting or pitching with the option to include a coaching breakdown that analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of each player.

Each camp follows a similar schedule.

Day one features a pro-style workout, including the 60-yard dash and defensive and offensive evaluations.

Day two features position specific training, which includes time spent with a camp coach working on the fundamentals of each position including catch-play routines and daily skill work, followed by scrimmage rotations.  Rotations include live defense, live hitting, cage work, chalk talks, and other learning opportunities.

Finally, day three has offensive rotations including on-field hitting, bunting, baserunning, mental game, and other learning opportunities, followed by scrimmage rotations in the afternoon.

Campers choosing the overnight option will be hosted in Tropicana Housing.  "The Trop" is located one block away from the baseball field and includes linens, all meals, swimming pool, billiards, and a weight room.  Overnighters will have opportunities to watch the Santa Barbara Foresters, a California Collegiate Summer League Team, play games in the evening.

Typical summer camp staff includes coaches from UCSB, Westmont College, Santa Barbara City College, Occidental College, and other area colleges.


For more information or to sign up visit our camp website at