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Blackford baseball coach Tony Uggen, his staff, and several Bruins will be conducting their 4th Annual Future Bruin Baseball Clinic over five weeks beginning on Monday, February 10. 

It will then run the following four Mondays through March 9 at Blackford High School. 

“This clinic has been a successful introduction for our future baseball Bruins as to what we teach fundamentally. I hope it continues to grow,” Uggen stated. 

Uggen continued, “We are starting to see more success at our level and we want that to continue that for years to come. This exposure to what we do will certainly help that cause.”  Uggen continued, “I invite parents and coaches to attend so they can see what we do and hopefully they can implement these drills at home with their kids all spring and summer.”

The cost for the clinic is $5 per night up to a maximum of $20. Uggen added, “We are providing each of our Future Bruins several hours of instruction and we hope they enjoy the experience. The goal is to improve their skill set and prepare them for their spring season. I am hoping a lot of kids take part in this great opportunity. If you get them excited in baseball now, they will more likely play in the future. The clinic is also a fundraiser for the Bruin Baseball program and several Baseball Bruins take part in helping out.” 

Checks should be made payable to “Blackford Jr-Sr High School.” Please note “Future Bruin Clinic” on the memo line. Clinic forms may be picked up in the main offices at BJSHS, Montpelier School, Northside, Southside and the Athletic Office at BJSHS. The forms were dropped off on Monday, February 3. Forms should completed in advance and turned in the first night a camper attends.

Those ages 6-10 will attend the 5:45-7:05pm clinics. Those 11-14 will attend the later clinic from 7:15-8:40pm. All sessions will take place in the Sutton Center at BJSHS. Uggen concluded, “If a Future Bruin is advanced in ability we can move them to the second clinic. If they aren’t as advanced at the older age, he or she may move up to the first clinic. We want kids grouped by ability, but, in general, kids should stay with their age groups. We also ask everyone to try to arrive a few minutes early so we can get everyone signed in and start on time each night.    Again, we want them to have fun, but our ultimate goal is for the kids to walk away feeling like they have learned something and improved their game.” 

Parents and coaches are reminded that they may attend and observe the clinics for free.