Barry Bonds is branching out. The homers king, who tutored Giants hitters for a week in spring training last year, will host his own baseball camp for kids next month.
Partnering with Future Prospects Instructional Baseball in Marin, Bonds will run a three-day camp June 22-24 with Future Prospects founder Charles Scott, his friend and former teammate/roommate at Arizona State.
It’s for kids 10 to 14 at the College of Marin in Kentfield and costs $600. Bonds will be instructing at the camp the entire time.
In a news release, Scott said, “Barry’s knowledge of the game is unmatched, and we are so excited to partner with him and be able to share his expertise with youth baseball. . . . I can’t imagine a better way for Barry to get involved with youth baseball than by providing local kids with personalized instruction. I know I speak for both of us when I say that we are beyond excited to be able to offer this opportunity.”
Scott played in the minors for nine seasons and scouted for the Rays, Diamondbacks and Nationals. At the Future Prospects facility in San Rafael, Bonds worked with major-leaguers over the winter, including Alex Rodriguez.
According to release, the camp is “an innovative and personalized baseball camp focusing on the development and growth of fundamental hitting, fielding, throwing, position play and running skills. This is the first time Bonds has ever shared his baseball expertise in a setting like this.”
John Shea | SFGATE | May 7, 2015