Story and Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)
July 12, 2015, Victoria, BC (ISN) – Over 70 young ballplayers were thrilled to be at Royal Athletic Park on Sunday as the Toronto Blue Jays hosted their 2015 Honda Super Camp with former Blue Jay greats Roberto Alomar, Lloyd Moseby and Devon White forming the corps of the instructional staff.
Infielders practice their skills under the watchful eye of Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar
The 2015 Development Camp was hosted by the Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club along with the Greater Victoria Baseball Association. Also on hand to teach the youngsters were former Blue Jays Duane Ward, Tanyon Sturtze, Brian McRae and Homer Bush.
Players appear to be doing a strange dance as they run through a few warm-up drills on Sunday.
All players received a Blue Jays t-shirt and a Maple Leaf Blue Jays hat and were then put through some warm-up exercises before breaking into small groups to work on different skills including hitting, baserunning, infield, outfield and pitching.
A little bit of side-to-side shuffling and running to get the legs warmed up.
The camp is a two-day affair that ran to 1PM today and will continue on Monday from 9AM to 1PM. Registration for the camp is closed but fans hoping to catch a glimpse of the former Jays in action can come down to the park to watch if they wish.
Players do some stretching exercises before splitting into skill stations on Sunday.
Players go through a few callisthenics before practice Sunday
Noah Charlton practices a near perfect belly slide at the Blue Jays development camp.
Former Blue Jay great and Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar gives some tips to some aspiring young ballplayers.
Former Blue Jay centre fielder Lloyd Moseby works with young batters on their swings.
Former Blue Jay pitcher (2003) Tanyon Sturtze works with pitchers on their form.
Blue Jay instructors in camp this year at RAP included (L to R), Roberto Alomar, Devon White, Homer Bush, Tanyon Sturtze, Brian McRae and Lloyd Moseby.