It has been confirmed that this summer Great Britain Senior Team Manager, Sam Dempster, will be involved in several sessions with the Herts youth and adult baseball programmes.
Over the years Sam Dempster has always taken time to visit Herts and work with the players and coaches. The club has benefited enormously from this. With support from BaseballSoftballUK and the Great Britain National Team programme this effort will continue this year.
Sam Dempster is expected to make his first visit to Grovehill Ballpark this Saturday, 11 May, when the Herts U17, U14 and U11 teams have training sessions and games. In previous years he has worked closely with the players running practice sessions and clinics. This summer the focus is expected to turn more on work with coaches and their development. This is likely to bring much longer-lasting benefits as coaches are able to pass on that added value to the players for many months and years to come.
Herts Club President, Aspi Dimitrov, said: “Everyone at our club knows coach Dempster. The young kids who he has worked with since 2008 have grown into big and strong athletes and he has played a big role in their development and the success of our club”.
Apart from his role as GB team manager, Sam Dempster, acts as an envoy for Major League Baseball around the world, and is also a member of the coaching staff at the Milwaukee Brewers.
It is not too late for boys and girls aged 6 to 16 to join and take part in these sessions and enjoy the summer of baseball coming up. New payers are joining the club every week throughout the year. For more details about joining the Herts teams contact us.
“With the football season ending we are receiving increasing number of enquiries from football players of all ages interested to play baseball during the summer. The chance to train with GB Team Manager, Sam Dempster, is the baseball equivalent of training with England football manager, Roy Hodgson, and our members realize that they are very fortunate to have this opportunity” said Dimitrov.