|12U Wood Bat Baseball League presented by Under Armour - July 14th-August 10th, 2013
IMG Baseball Academy hosts a Summer Youth Baseball League for 2013. The12U Wood Bat Baseball Summer League presented by Under Armour is scheduled for July 14th-August 10th, 2012. Dedicated youth players will converge from across the nation and different countries to play baseball in a summer developmental wood bat baseball league in Florida, designed to suit the 12U youth player while simultaneously developing their personal character and life skills.
2013 IMG Academy baseball program the Summer 12U Wood Bat League presented by Under Armour
The 2013 IMG Academy baseball program Summer 12U Wood Bat League is a 4-week program that mirrors the successful high school IMG Wood Bat League with a combination of individual training, competition and a reputation for developing talent. The training regimen and games are almost identical -- including the use wood or wood composite bats -- only with a customized and shorter program that better suits a younger baseball player.
The 2013 IMG Academy baseball program, the Summer 12U Wood Bat League provides an experience that is unmatched for the combination of competition, baseball training, college exposure and overall development.
Extensive workouts enable every player the maximum opportunity to develop their full potential, both on and off the field. If you are a student/athlete with the desire to build a solid baseball foundation and to take your game the next level, do not miss this opportunity to be part of The Premier Summer Training Program in High School Baseball…..The 2013 IMG Wood Bat Leagues presented by Under Armour.
12U Wood Bat Dates
July 14-August 10, 2013
Preseason Training Week: July 7-July 13, 2013
Over the past three summers, almost 400 high school and middle school baseball players from 40 states and 16 countries have converged on the IMG Academy baseball program campus in Bradenton, Florida to participate in the IMG Wood Bat Leagues.
Highlights for the 2013 IMG 12U Wood Bat League
- Spefically designed for players aged 10-12
- Team coaches will be both College Coaches and IMG Academy baseball Staff. All Coaches will have Professional and/or Collegiate Experience
- Competition and Training – Six days a week
- Training at the IMG Academy 400 acre campus – the Largest Multi-Sport Training Facility in the World.
- Speed, Strength, and Agility Training at the Athletic & Personal Development program (IPI)
- 6,000 square foot state-of-the-art covered hitting complex with 4 tunnels. The lighting and equipment is to MLB specifications, with a ProBatter Professional PX2 Video Pitching Machine
- 2 Youth Baseball fields – 70’ Bases, 225’ outfield fences, plus batting cages and bullpens
- Play with and against some of the nation’s most dedicated baseball players
- Leave with comprehensive plan for future development
- Players live in comfort, safety and security
Sample 12U Wood Bat Schedule
8:00am Players Report
8:00-9:00am Pregame BP
9:00-10:00am Infield and Outfield Pregame
10:00am-12:00pm 9 inning game
2:00-5:30pm One on One Time with Ken Bolek in the Cages and Indoor Cage Time on ProBatter System or On Field BP and Defensive Station Rotations (3 Teams)
6:00-8:00pm 2 Separate IMG Academy Athletic & Personal Development lifting sessions (Player will be in “1” of the “2”)
The Wood Bat Leagues SOLD OUT in 2012 and space will go FAST for the 2013 Leagues…….make your reservation now! We track registrations in all three leagues by primary position so that we do not end up with too many 1st basemen, for example. Even though there may be openings left, your position may fill earlier so do not delay in signing on! THIS PROGRAM WILL SELL OUT!!
Here are answers to common questions on the IMG 12U Wood Bat League presented by Under Armour
Is there any acceptance criteria? Yes, we are looking for quality players with a desire to train hard in all aspects of their game. The 12UWB is open to players who do not turn 13 prior to August 1st, 2013.
If my son is 12 which league should he go into? If in the fall of 2013 your son will still be playing on the youth fields, then he should be in the 12UWB. On the other hand, if 2013 is the year the player is moving up to the “big fields”, he should be in the 14UWB.
Why Wood Bats? The simple answer is that the “sweet spot” is smaller on a wood bat versus the high tech bats; therefore you must have better hand-eye coordination to hit with wood. If you train with wood, you can hit even better with the high tech metal bats.
What type of Wood Bat is allowed? The barrel of the bat must be wood. Wood composite bats with reinforced handles are OK as long as the barrel is wood.
Is there free time on weekends or time away from the facility? Yes, players will have one weekend day off. However, off days are subject to make-up dates, etc.
When do we have to make a decision? Sounds like a sales pitch, but the sooner the better. The bottom line is do not delay if you want to secure a spot. For the fourth year in a row, the 2013 leagues will sell out.
How much is due? And by what date? Payments plans are flexible. We need a deposit of $2,000.00 with the full balance due in May. Payments can be made along the way to spread it out.