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Youth ball players have chance to practice indoors

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Posted at 9:12 PM, Feb 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-14 11:50:51-05

Even with the cold weather, it's time for some to train for the upcoming baseball season.

The Upper Deck Baseball Academy held a hitting camp on Saturday.

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Coaches at Upper Deck brought kids into its indoor facility at 2804 Minnesota Avenue, in the former Granny's Attic.

The session was limited to 20 with no parents watching in order keep the gathering safe.

Some are preparing for Little League and some for Upper Deck's teams.

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Coaches say they're excited to teach the game to children.

"Growing, learning the instruction, putting it to use, putting them in live situations and then just watching them kind of grow from what you've taught them," Upper Deck baseball director Shane Vigus said about his enjoyment of coaching. "It's awesome. We try to teach them to be good ballplayers, but also respectful of everyone, whether it's manners or anything."

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Upper Deck helps kids work toward their goals in baseball, including for some, a chance to play in college.

The academy will hold a pitching camp in two weeks.

More information is on the Upper Deck Facebook page.