D-backs Baseball Academy, presented by Phoenix Children's Hospital with participating partners United Healthcare, SUBWAY® and Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt, is made up of five distinct subcategories that offer unique opportunities to be connected with Arizona Diamondbacks, they are: Youth Camps, Fantasy Camp, Chase Field Experiences, Coach Training and Player, Coach & Volunteer of the Month. You will find additional details under each tab on the left, here are a few highlighted bullet points regarding each of the categories:
Elite Player Development:
Player, Coach & Volunteer of the Month:
D-backs Baseball Academy Youth Camps are for boys and girls age 6-14 and include baseball/softball fundamentals training, a D-backs T-shirt and hat, and free ticket to a 2016 home game with the opportunity to purchase additional tickets at a discount. Check back soon for the 2016 schedule.
Spring Two-Day Camps • $100 per player • 8 AM - Noon
|March 9-10||Scottsdale @ Pima Elementary School|
|March 16-17||Phoenix @ Madison Simis|
|March 23-24||North Phoenix @ Webb Field/Reach 11|
Summer Camps • $175 per player • 8 AM - 11 AM (except where noted)
|Tempe @ Tempe Sports Complex|
|Gilbert @ Crossroads Park|
|Glendale @ Foothills Park|
|Scottsdale @ Salt River Fields|
|Goodyear @ Community Park|
|Ahwatukee @ Mountain Vista Park|
|Chandler @ Snedigar Sportsplex|
|North Phoenix @ Webb Field/Reach 11|
|Yuma @ Joe Henry Complex (6 PM - 9 PM)|
|Tucson @ Hi Corbett|
|Queen Creek @ Desert Mountain Park|
|Phoenix @ St. Francis Xavier Fields|
|Mesa @ to Countryside Park|
|Peoria @ Rio Vista|
|Goodyear @ Estrella Foothills Park|
|Gilbert @ McQueen Park|
|Flagstaff @ Continental Park|
|Prescott @ Brad Ziegler Field|
|Sierra Vista @ Veterans Memorial Park|
|Chandler @ Espee Park|
|Scottsdale @ Salt River Fields (6 PM - 9 PM)|
Salt River Fields Full-Day Camp • $350 per player • June 15-19 • 9 AM - 3 PM
Register to experience all that Salt River Fields has to offer! Pack your lunch and spend five full days at the Spring Training home of the D-backs. Registration includes fundamentals training, batting practice in the covered Major League cages, and eating in the Major League dining room. Campers will also take part in special breakout sessions that includes a comprehensive walking tour of the complex and added classroom teaching sessions to take your game to the next level.
The post-Thanksgiving Black Friday Camp is November 27 and takes place on the field at Chase Field. Black Friday camp registration includes a boxed lunch from SUBWAY® restaurants, in addition to baseball/softball fundamentals training, a D-backs T-shirt, hat, and free ticket to 2015 home game.
|December 21-22||Scottsdale @ Salt River Fields|
|December 28-29||Scottsdale @ Salt River Fields|
The D-backs Baseball Academy, presented by Phoenix Children's Hospital with participating partners United Healthcare, SUBWAY® and Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt, is the official year-round baseball and fast-pitch softball instruction division of the Arizona Diamondbacks. A variety of camps and clinics are offered throughout the calendar year, hosted at facilities such as Chase Field, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Phoenix Children's Hospital as well as local parks throughout the Greater Phoenix area.
The D-backs Baseball Academy, now in its 15th season, has taught thousands of kids to "Learn to Play the D-backs Way!"
To ensure quality instruction, enrollment is limited to a 1:10 ratio of instructor-to-student. In fact, you will often see smaller group sizes to provide the best possible learning environment.
Each camp day and session is highly choreographed to maximize participation and activity time. Our instructors are handpicked by the organization from a group of former professional players, as well as the best local collegiate and high school coaches. Fast-pitch softball camps are instructed by collegiate fast-pitch standouts.
Ever dream of making it to the Big Leagues? Imagine getting drafted, signing a contract, and reporting to Spring Training as the newest member of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Imagine walking into the locker room and seeing your name on your uniform hanging in your locker. Imagine spending a week among such stars as Steve Finley, Luis Gonzalez, Mark Grace and many more. Imagine the stories you'll hear and memories you'll make.
Please check back for information about the 2017 D-backs Fantasy Camp.
Elite Player Development programs are taught by D-backs Player Development staff or D-backs Baseball Academy coaches. All programs are hosted at the official Arizona Diamondbacks Player Development home of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Tryouts for the Arizona Diamondbacks Elite Player Development summer team(s) program will take place on Saturday, January 31. Players 13-17 years of age are encouraged to attend. There are four different levels based on HS graduating year: 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. The tryout and training will be held at the D-backs Spring Training Complex, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale. Advanced registration is required in the tryout by emailing email@example.com. Please include the following information: Name, DOB, Grade, School, Level, Position(s), B/T, Ht/Wt.
The goals of our team programs are to develop players on and off the field, educate them as to the process of being recruited/scouted and encourage them to be leaders in their school community. Our focus will be on the access to our organizational resources, education and development in a competitive environment. We play baseball the "D-backs Way," with an aggressive style on the field, and with a professional approach to the game. Our offseason training programs allow for personalized development under the watchful eyes of our Player Development staff.
The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation and D-backs Baseball Academy recognized outstanding youth players, coaches, and dedicated team volunteers in the community on a monthly basis during the 2015 season. One youth player (ages 6-18), one youth coach (up to high school level), and one sports team volunteer was selected from submitted nominations. Selections were not based solely on athletic achievements, but reinforced the D-backs philosophy that it is "More important to be a Major League Person, than Major League Player."
Monthly winners were invited to a D-backs game to watch batting practice from the field and recognized during a pregame ceremony, received a personalized D-backs jersey and four D-backs lower-level tickets to the game on their day of recognition.
Nominations are no longer being accepted. Please check back in February 2016 for more information about this program.
D-backs Baseball Academy is offering youth coaches and parents the opportunity to learn techniques to teach youth the fundamentals of baseball. The free youth coaching seminar will take place Tuesday, March 10 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Double Tree Hilton (445 S. Alvernon Way) in Tucson.
Content covered will include team administration, D-backs coaching philosophy, practice organization/management, game management/strategy and an overview of the basic fundamentals.
The seminar is FREE and include a FREE ticket to a 2015 D-backs home game for each seminar you attend.
D-backs Baseball Academy Coach Training gives coaches and parents the opportunity to learn techniques to teach youth the fundamentals of baseball. Content covered includes team administration, D-backs coaching philosophy, practice, organization/management, game management/strategy and an overview of the basic fundamentals. Please check back soon to learn more about the next Coach Training seminar.
D-backs Baseball Academy, presented by Phoenix Children's Hospital with participating partners United Healthcare, SUBWAY® and Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt, is the official year-round baseball and fast-pitch softball instruction division of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Now in its 15th season, D-backs Baseball Academy offers a variety of camps and clinics throughout the calendar year, hosted at facilities such as Chase Field, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Phoenix Children's Hospital as well as local parks throughout the Greater Phoenix area.