Friday November 16th 2018

British baseball players and coaches to work with former Miami Marlins pitcher this August

Herts Baseball Club is preparing to welcome Chris Squires, a pitcher who eight years ago was drafted by the Miami Marlins. He will be visiting the United Kingdom in the first week of August and Herts will be making the most of the opportunity by running a number of events and clinics which will give players from Herts and from other British baseball clubs a chance to work with him to polish their mechanics and generally to improve their game.

The 30-year-old spent three seasons in the Marlins organisation playing for the club’s various Minor League affiliates. In the last 3 seasons he has been with the Dornbirn Indians in the Austrian League, where in 2016 he played alongside Herts Falcons player-manager, Cris Hiche. Despite being only 30 years of age he is already heavily involved in a coaching capacity working with both adult and youth teams.

Chris Squires interview on the day he was drafted by the Miami Marlins in June 2010

The first event will be from 6pm to 8pm on Friday, 3 August, at the club’s venue in North West London. On the following day, Saturday, 4 August, the action moves to Grovehill Ballpark in Hemel Hempstead. Apart from clinics with coach Chris Squires, the day will include a Home Run Derby, games, food, drinks and a lot more. In addition, at 5pm on Saturday coaches will be able to join Chris Squires for an informal evening to chat about throwing and pitching mechanics, pitcher development, mental aspects of pitching, and his experience playing in professional baseball. This will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Watford. On Sunday 5 August, coach Squires will run private lessons, one-to-one (£15 per hour for one player) or in small groups (£20 per hour for groups up to 4 players). Contact us if you are interested to book a private lesson with coach Chris Squires.

These events are for adult and youth players. See event timetable below for more details. With exception of the private lessons on Sunday, all other sessions on Friday and Saturday are free entry.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, 3 August (venue Hampstead Heath Extension, NW London)

6:00pm-8:00pm: Training session with Chris Squires – for Adult (ages 14 to 55+) and Youth players (ages 8 to 17)

 

Saturday, 4 August (venue Grovehill Ballpark)

09:45 – 12:00: Training session with Chris Squires and Herts Falcons Manager Cris Hiche – for U13 and U11 youth players (ages 8 to 12)

12:15 – 12:45: Home Run Derby, food and drinks

13:00 – 16:00: Training session with Chris Squires – for Adult (ages 14 to 55+) , U17 and u15 players (ages 13 to 17) Note: U17 and U15 players report at 12:00pm

16:00 – 16:15: Wrap-up.

17:00: Evening Coaches Meeting:  (venue Hilton Hotel, Watford) An informal evening to chat about throwing and pitching mechanics, pitcher development, mental aspects of pitching, his experience in pro-ball, and more.

 

Sunday, 5 August (venue Grovehill Ballpark)

09:00-14:00: One-to-One or small groups private lessons with Chris Squires (Contact us for more details and to book a place for these private lessons)

Our recruitment campaign ahead of the new season continues and in fact new youth (4 to 16) and adult players (14 and over) can join at any point during the year. The club welcomes boys and girls, men and women, from complete beginners to elite players. Click here for more details or contact us.