Monday July 23rd 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 main event will be on Saturday, 4 August, when adult and youth age groups will be working with Chris Squires. The day will also include a Home Run Derby, games, food and drinks and a lot more (see event timetable below). On Friday, 3 August, 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. Finally, on Sunday 5 August, coach Squires will run private lessons, one-on-one or in small groups.

These events are open to all who may be interested to attend. Current members of Herts Baseball Club can take part in these events free of charge.  There is a £5 entry fee for players and coaches who are not members of Herts Baseball Club. For more details and to register for this event please contact us.


Friday, 3 August (venue Hilton Hotel, Watford)

7:30pm, Evening Coaches Meeting:  An informal evening to chat about throwing and pitching mechanics, pitcher development, mental aspects of pitching, his experience in pro-ball, and more.


Saturday, 4 August (venue Grovehill Ballpark)

9:30 – 11:00: U19/U17/U15 session: throwing mechanics

11:00 – 12:00: U13/U11 session: throwing mechanics

12:15 – 13:15: Home Run Derby, food and drinks

13:45 – 14:45: Adults session: throwing mechanics

13:45 – 15:00: ‘Baseball 5’ games with parents and youth players

15:00 – 16:00: All youth players session: Conditioning and throwing mechanics Part 2.

16:00 – 16:15: Wrap-up.


Sunday, 5 August (venue Grovehill Ballpark)

Morning: 1-on-1 or small groups private lessons with Chris Squires (Contact us for more details of 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.