2016 FirstSwing Baseball & Softball Camps



The FirstSwing Foundation, a local 501c3 non-profit, is offering summer baseball and softball camps for youngsters 4-14 years of age in Everett and Bellevue - June through August. Each summer FirstSwing teaches the mechanics and fundamentals of the game, while focusing on the inherent 'life lessons' within the game. Young ballplayers will learn the basic skill sets of hitting, throwing, fielding and the 'mental game' as well as financial literacy, conditioning, manners, decision-making, goal setting, nutrition, problem solving, and more!! Camp teaches the youngsters to be accountable and responsible for their actions, and empowers them to be good productive citizens. EVERY camper will play games and be part of an interactive team.
Questions, please call 425-257-8293 or email Coach Phil at phrog38@hotmail.com or write to Coach Phil at PO Box 497 Medina, WA 98039

Kevin Mailloux from the Everett Aqua Sox visits FirstSwing Camp

Camp Descriptions

Complete Camp = Regular and Skills (Ages 6-14)
Experience complete baseball from the first swing to the last catch while having fun learning every skill required in the game: hitting, throwing, fielding, base running, and infield and outfield play. Be part of the excitement - participate in a home run derby or bunt-athon and earn cool prizes. Campers receive constructive coaching while playing an hourly game on a team.

Skills Camp (Ages 8-14)
Develop your game with more specialized coaching. Each player chooses a defensive position for individual instruction and evaluation: pitcher, catcher, infield or outfield.


Additional Programs

Parent-Coach Clinics: FirstSwing offers professional training clinics for youth coaches at all levels.  These 3-4 hour "hands-on" interactive learning sessions provide a basic overview of the game and how to teach it.  The curriculum includes fundamental educational and teaching principles, as well as the mechanics of throwing, pitching, hitting, and fielding.  These are excellent for the parent(s) that wish to teach their young ball player(s) the proper way to play the game and to maximize FUN!!  FirstSwing has conducted Coaches Training Clinics for: Redmond West LL, Pacific LL, Marysville LL, Bellevue West LL, Federal Way leagues, Kirkland American and National LL, Evergreen LL, Alderwood  LL, South Mukilteo LL, and others.  FirstSwing will "custom build" a clinic to fulfill YOUR needs!


DARE YA!!:  A parent-child baseball experience that teaches the game and is FUN!  DARE YA! is the ultimate family bonding activity in baseball.  Youngsters compete against their parent(s) as well as other family teams in challenging baseball skill tests.  The skills are taught, practiced, and then each participant "tests" his/her learning in competitive exercises/events.  ANY age or ability level youngsters are eligible to attend this very FUN experience.  Included are hitting, bunting, fielding, throwing, base running, trivia, and "surprise" competitions.  Winners receive special medals and EVERYONE leaves with gifts and GREAT MEMORIES!! 


THE KLOUTERS:  The Klouter Baseball Program(9-12U) is a unique baseball team experience with the primary mission of empowering youngsters to become solid productive citizens and well-rounded in their development.  This "citizens in training" team is chosen by the FirstSwing Foundation on the basis of family and player attitude and demeanor.  Some of the goals are: to develop teamwork, cooperation, decision-making skills, leadership skills, problem-solving abilities, "life skills", and to empower all Klouters with the ability to live and direct their lives in a positive and successful fashion.  Baseball is the arena BUT, "winning in life" is the challenge!  www.klouterbaseball.org.


THE BASEBALL CHALLENGE, Over-the-Line, "Pitch-Hit-Run":   FirstSwing provides unique and interesting baseball/softball experiences for ALL youngsters throughout the year.  Interested?  Contact Coach Phil at phrog38@hotmail.com or (425)451-8276.


EXTRA INNINGS: One-day camps offered periodically during the summer for advanced players. Generally, 1-4 PM at Phil Johnson with the intent on teaching the mentality and fluency of the game. Email Coach Phil at phrog38@hotmail.com for information and dates.