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   Dec. 6
Head Coach:         David Kinberg
JV Coach:                 Jeff Smith

Freshman Coach:       Jeff Appell

Oak Park High School

Baseball Summer Training Camp


Dates: July 6-17; Monday-Friday (2 weeks, 10 days)

Times: 4:45 – 7:45 p.m.

Location:  OPHS Varsity Field


I understand that there have been a lot of questions concerning the length and cost of the Baseball Summer Training Camp.  Let me try to explain my philosophy.


In the past, we participated in the 6-week ABDG Summer League (which has folded for this summer) in which we played up to twice a week and had a total of 10 games.  As coaches, we were faced with 1 of 2 scenarios.  Either we had to struggle to find 9 guys to fill out the varsity roster (due to vacation, scout ball, baseball camps, participation in another sport, or guys with summer jobs) where we had guys playing out of position or at a level for which they were not ready; or, we had JV games with over 20 guys showing up and most only got an inning or 2 of play.  In both cases, for at least the past 5 years, we were frustrated and believed what we really needed was not 10 more games but rather a comprehensive training camp where we could instruct, drill, and implement our system.


In addition, we were looking at having the least amount of impact on our baseball families.  In the past, we have heard complaints that families felt their summers were governed by baseball.  With coaches’ input, I have decided to compress our 10 days into 2 weeks in order to allow for our 3-week mandatory dead period AND to allow players to have free time over the shortened summer.  When school ends, we will take the 3-week dead period, followed by practice for 2 weeks, Monday through Friday, and then have 3 weeks off before school starts. Now that we have the year-round class we will be starting up for 10-12 graders on August 11. 


As for the requested donation, it is in alignment with past years and other sports. The donation requested is set by Oak Park Summer School (not Baseball) and is voluntary.  Proceeds do go to the Baseball Program and help pay for things like field maintenance, uniform replacement, balls and equipment, the athletic trainer, stipends, and day-to-day costs of running the program.  


The Baseball Summer Training Camp is a two-week training session intended to build skills, knowledge, team chemistry, and to promote the Oak Park Eagle culture of teamwork, sportsmanship, and work ethic.  Emphasis will be placed on developing individual skills as well as team play.


This camp is encouraged for, and open to, all Oak Park High School students who intend to play baseball at OPHS during the 2015-16 season.

Players should sign up for the Summer Baseball Training Camp at the Student Store.

The registration form is available at:

Current 9th - 11th graders will register May 26 - June 11 at the OPHS Student Store. 

Current 8th graders will register June 3 (last name A-L) and June 4 (last name M-Z) 3-4pm at the OPHS Student Store.

Make-up dates to register: June 15 and 17 from 8-10am at OPHS Student Store.

Please make sure to bring your registration form, OPHS or MCMS School ID and your donation check made payable to OPHS ASB.

Note:  No student will be denied access due to inability or unwillingness to pay.


David Kinberg

Head Baseball Coach

Oak Park High School


If you have any questions, contact the head coach, David Kinberg. dkinberg@oakparkusd.org

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