CARROLLTON, Georgia – West Georgia Tech baseball head coach Todd Pratt and the Golden Knights baseball team held the third-annual “Todd Pratt Baseball Camp” at Bill Arp Park on March 1.
The camp benefitted Bill Arp Baseball and was open to ages 4-14. WGTC baseball players were on hand to emphasize the basics of running, throwing and hitting. Coach Pratt spent time with each child individually and also talked to the attending parents on how important getting an education is to the overall development of their child.
“It was a great time for everyone. The players and I get to help out the community and instruct these young players. I believe the parents enjoy it as well. I think perhaps the most important part of the day is spending time with the parents and explaining how important it is to have their child focus on education outside of baseball,” Pratt said.
Mike Siaca, one of the parents in attendance at the camp, said that he was thrilled to have an ex-Major League player on hand as well as the WGTC players to go over all of the aspects of the game.
“To have coach Pratt and his team volunteer their time and come out to help our kids is awesome,” Siaca said. “He really knows how to work with kids and his players were great with our children. It’s just great for the community.”
Bill Arp Baseball president Chris Little was impressed said he was grateful for the support of WGTC baseball.
“Todd just knows how to do it,” Little said. “He makes everyone feel very comfortable and he is hands-on with both the kids and the parents. I think the parents learn as much as our kids.”
Pratt and the WGTC baseball team will bring the camp to other youth leagues in the area. If interested, league directors should contact Pratt at Todd.Pratt@westgatech.edu.
Pratt will be inviting all of the youth leagues in Douglasville to attend a special evening of baseball on April 18when West Georgia Tech hosts Gordon State College at the Douglas County Sports Complex in Douglasville at6:05 p.m. Every child and coach in uniform will be admitted to the game for free. Pratt said that he has some special things lined up for the evening.
“We will make it a nice night for everyone in attendance, but especially for those kids from the Douglasville youth leagues. We are really looking forward to the event on April 18.”