• Program Director
    John Bucci
  • Category
    Sports
  • Ages
    Grades 2 - 6
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SummerBall

​Looking to improve your baseball skills during the summer? Play ball at SummerBall! This program, which is perfect for kids who can't get enough of America's favorite pastime, will play at Warren Field in Brookline and right here at Summer at Park. Younger players and beginners will practice the fundamentals and develop confidence. More experienced players will get advanced training to sharpen their skills. And everyone will enjoy learning the game through a combination of small-group instruction, team-based skills competitions, and afternoon scrimmages.

At SummerBall, we build players from the ground up, with a focus on proper footwork and body mechanics in throwing, fielding, hitting, pitching, and catching. As a participant, you get the best of everything — experienced instructors who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic, drills that are structured and engaging, and an atmosphere that’s both developmental and fun. Our goal is to help you learn baseball the right way and love the game more than ever.

Pick-up and drop-off will be at Summer at Park with bus transportation to and from Warren Field.

Daily Schedule

  • dynamic stretching that emphasizes continuous movement
  • structured warm-up throwing that reinforces proper mechanics
  • infield instruction and drills
  • snack
  • outfield instruction and drills
  • pitching/catching instruction and drills
  • lunch
  • batting instruction and drills
  • scrimmage
  • swimming

What to Bring:

  • baseball glove
  • rubber baseball cleats or sneakers 
  • baseball bat (optional)
  • catcher’s gear (optional)
  • protective cup (catchers only)
  • water bottle
  • lunch
  • bathing suit
  • towel

 

Program Director

  • John Bucci (3rd summer at Park)

    John has been coaching youth baseball since 1995. He spent 10 years as a head coach in Brookline Youth Baseball’s spring program before joining the coaching staff at Brookline High School in 2005. He has been the head coach of BYB’s 16U summer travel team since 2004, and he’s entering his fourth year as the head coach of the Brookline Knights spring travel AAU program for ages 13-14. He has also directed baseball camps and clinics every year since 2001, including BYB fall clinics, the annual Brookline WinterBall clinic at BHS, and the Summer Knights Baseball Clinic. John received his bachelors degree from Syracuse University and masters degree from Boston University.