W. GA Tech Baseball Gives Back To Community Youth

W. GA Tech Baseball Gives Back To Community Youth


West Georgia Tech baseball coach Todd Pratt held his third annual training camp for youth baseball this spring at Bill Arp Park in Douglasville with the assistance of the 2013 WGTC Golden Knights baseball team.

The camp has become a tradition of sorts for Pratt and his team. Youths from the ages of 4-14 were invited.

The camp is set up to instruct the young children the fundamentals of baseball while also serving as a learning tool for their parents.

Pratt teaches parents how to be a better parent at the ballpark and teaches them how to coach their children in the fundamentals of the game.

“Todd does a great job with the kids and the parents,” said Chris Little, Bill Arp Park’s baseball president. “This is the third year that his team has done this for us. We can’t say enough about the experience. Bill Arp Park is proud to have him help out the local community here and the parents just love it.”

“This is our second year attending the Todd Pratt Baseball Camp and it is wonderful,” said John Derner, a parent at Bill Arp Park. “For him to donate his time to help the community is great. Having the WGTC Golden Knights baseball team here is tremendous. All of the kids love working with them.”

The camp was held over two hours, with the teaching of basic fundamentals of the game. Each child was personally instructed by coach Pratt or one of the WGTC players.

Each participant was given lunch and a t-shirt at the end of the camp.

“I love doing this, and one of the biggest reasons is the expressions I see on these kids’ faces,” Pratt said. “I hope to continue doing this for years. As a former major leaguer, it feels good to give back to the community that supported me when I was on the big diamond.”

For more information on how you can have coach Pratt and the West Georgia Tech baseball team come to your park, contact Pratt atTodd.Pratt@westgatech.edu.