Varsity Development League 2018
Summer baseball is crucial for high school player development as it allows athletes who are still in shape from the season to work on new mechanics and test new techniques without worrying about the starting lineup. Impact's Varsity Development League provides the summer ball experience close to home! We infuse live game action with personalized instruction to maximize each athlete's development, and everyone comes out with an evaluation and plan for future improvement. With this mix of collegiate-level instruction, in-game learning opportunities, weekly practices, competitive gameplay, and the convenience of a stress-free summer ball experience, every athlete can reach their goals!
- Featuring Impact coaches Dave Miele and Greg Ross (Washington Nationals)
- Wednesday skill and mechanical development practices
- Saturday full game play with in-game skill coaching
- Full pre-game, skill oriented warm up (including defense and batting practice)
- Professional instructors
- In-game situational breakdowns and pulling athletes for personal lessons when on bench
- Professional umpires
- Sessions at Hopkins Stadium (on the Johns Hopkins Campus!)
- No long travel or hotel stays, like traditional summer teams
- No missed summer vacation - play when you're in town without upsetting your team
- Dry-Fit Under Armour Shirts
Dates & Times
Game Days Saturdays 10am–1:30pm (Game @ 11:00am)
Practices Wednesdays 6:30pm–8:30pm
Medfield Heights Park baseball field
What to bring
- All baseball gear, including pants and cleats
- Water Bottle (cooler of water provided)
- A nutritious snack
- All baseball gear
- Athletic shorts and sneakers optional
Is this league affiliated with a travel ball league? Or do you play in tournaments with other summer teams?
No, this is an in-house development league run and coached by Impact Sports. All workouts and games are held at Medfield Heights baseball field. We are not affiliated with any other leagues or teams.
Does my athlete have to attend every game/workout?
There is no requirement for how many games/workouts your athlete must attend to participate. This flexibility is one thing that makes this experience different from other summer baseball programs. We do, however, recommend athletes attend as many sessions as possible to get the most out of this program!
Are there tryouts?
There are no tryouts for this program. Any athlete going into their Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior year of high school may participate.
Can I participate in this program if I already play on another summer baseball team?
Yes! Any athlete who would like to participate may sign up regardless of other summer baseball commitments. This programs is a great way for such athletes to get extra reps in a less competitive environment.
What if a game is canceled due to rain?
Games will be made up in the event of a cancelation due to weather. Make up games may be scheduled in place of Wednesday workouts.
What if I can't make a game?
Please indicate on your registration form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if there are games that you know you will miss. This helps us ensure that we have enough players to play each weekend. We do not pro-rate the program price as we hope every athlete will try their best to make all the games.
My son is barely over/under the age range for this program. Can he/she still participate?
We may allow older or younger athletes to participate depending on how comfortable they are playing at a high school level. This is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please email us at email@example.com with inquiries regarding your athlete.
What should my athlete wear/bring with them to camp?
Athletes should wear baseball pants and a comfortable tee shirt to games, and bring cleats as well as all their baseball equipment. Athletes can wear shorts to Wednesday practices. Sunscreen, water and food are crucial on those hot summer days!
Have another question? Send us a quick email and we'll get back to you!