Boys and girls in grades one through eight learned the basics of baseball at the camp.
TRINITY, Florida. One of the Tampa Bay Rays’ brightest stars took her baseball skills from Tropicana Field to teach young players how to develop their game Monday at a high school in Pasco County.
Randy Arozarena hosted his first ever youth baseball camp at JW Mitchell High School in Trinity, where boys and girls in grades one through eight learned the basics of baseball, received tips on how to improve their skills, and received hands-on instruction from the MLB All-Star.
The young athletes were seen to work directly with the 28-year-old coach and other local baseball coaches, learning new techniques and improving their overall performance at baseball camp.
Arozarena said he was happy to create a youth baseball camp to give young athletes opportunities that he never had as a child.
“[Growing up]I had no shoes, no gloves, no people to play with,” Arozarena said in Spanish. – support them [the children’s] parents are important so they can continue to grow in their careers.
“They have a lot of talent, probably the same as we have in Cuba, but with more resources.”
In addition to participation in brawls and training, the participants also received a limited edition camp t-shirt, a souvenir autograph of Arozaren and a team photo.
The young baseball players also had time to meet, ask questions and get feedback on their game from the Cuban-Mexican outfielder.
The coach, who was part of the baseball camp, said Arozarena plans to host more such events in the future.