Haney Baseball Camp *Photo Gallery*


Photo by Maxwell Misner

The annual Haney Baseball Camp was again in full swing in both Carbon and Emery counties for ages seven through 14. The camp was held on June 11-12 and 18-19, beginning in Price at the USUE Baseball field from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. After a short break, the camp was at it again from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., held in Castle Dale at the Emery High School Armory.

Kirk Haney is USUE Head Baseball Coach and was formerly the Pitching Coach, before taking the head coaching position in 2020. He also played for the Eagles as a pitcher from 2015-17. Haney’s father, Scott Haney, has been coaching High School for over 35 years. He is the head coach at Salem Hills High School.

During the camp, the young athletes learned skills in every aspect of the game. Players were taught basic techniques and mechanics of baseball, including throwing, catching, hitting and fielding. They also learned proper form, grip and stance for each skill. The athletes learned game rules and regulations, including games strategies and how to execute plays, make tactical decisions and teamwork to achieve success on the field.

Physical fitness was also taught through various drills, exercises and conditioning routines. Hand-eye coordination was also developed from the athletes by batting practice, catching fly balls and fielding grounders. One very important part was learning sportsmanship, respect and teamwork. Learning how to effectively communicate with teammates, support each other and demonstrate good sportsmanship towards opponents was emphasized.

These are all values essential for not only baseball, but everyday life.

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