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2005 Andy Lopez Baseball Academy
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 30, 2005
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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            Campers that attend Coach Lopez’s Academy will receive nationally renowned coaching and intensive instruction with an emphasis on hard work, hustle and FUN. For more information, please call (520) 626-8859.


High School All-Star Camps (High School Ages Only)

            The Andy Lopez Baseball Academy will host three High School All-Star Camps in 2005: July 10-14, July 17-21 and July 24-28. The top prep players in the nation will be in attendance and will have an opportunity to come and compete with the best and improve their skills.

            Coach Lopez, the Arizona coaching staff and a select group of instructors will help develop the All-Star campers’ talents and provide a stage for them to demonstrate their skills. Over the past eight years, 35 All-Star campers have been offered Division I scholarships to play for Coach Lopez. In 2004 alone, six all-star campers were given scholarships to play at Arizona.


High School All-Star Academy Housing

Overnight all-star campers will be housed on campus in dorms located just minutes away from Sancet Stadium.


High School All-Star Academy Meals

Resident all-star campers will be provided with three square meals a day at the Student Union. Commuter all-star campers will be served lunch only.


High School All-Star Academy Dates

High School All-Star Camp I           July 10-14, 2005

High School All-Star Camp II          July 17-21, 2005

High School All-Star Camp III        July 24-28, 2005


High School All-Star Academy Fees

HS All-Star Camps $400 Commuter/$500 Resident


All-Star Camp Check-in

Check-in begins at 12 p.m., next to the McKale Center ticket office, with the first session beginning at 3 p.m. on the first day.


Open Camp (Ages 7-13)

Players of all abilities are invited to attend the Open Camp session put on by the staff from July 24-28. The instructors and counselors will provide hands on instruction to help campers learn the fundamentals and techniques of baseball.


Open Camp Meals

A nutritious lunch will be served to open session campers at the Student Union on campus.


Open Camp Academy Dates

Open Camp I            July 24-28


Open Camp Academy Fees

Open Session            $295 ?- Commuter Only


Open Camp Check-in

Check-in is at 2 p.m. on July 24 next to the McKale Center Ticket Office with the camp instruction to begin shortly thereafter. Camp pick up will be at 5 p.m. after each day. Pickup on the last day (7/28) is at 12 p.m.



A deposit of half the total fee for all camp sessions must accompany the registration form. The remaining payment will be due at camp check-in. Campers may pay the full fee when sending in the deposit. Checks should be made payable to the Andy Lopez Baseball Academy. Please DO NOT send cash. Returned/bounced checks will be charged an additional $20.


Academy Facilities

The Andy Lopez Baseball Academy will be held at Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium on the campus of the University of Arizona. Home of the three-time national champion Arizona Wildcats, the beautiful facility provides an excellent environment for skill development, competition and fun. Additional instruction and games will be played at the Spring Training complex of the Chicago White Sox, minutes away from campus.



The Andy Lopez Baseball Academy takes great pride in the safety and well being of all the campers who choose to attend. Academy counselors and staff will be available 24 hours a day during the course of the camp.


The Andy Lopez Baseball Academy has zero tolerance policy towards any disruptive or unprofessional behavior both on and off the playing field. In the event any of unruly behavior were to occur, parents will be called immediately and asked to come and get their son. There will be absolutely no refunds or credits in such instances.


Academy Essentials

Campers are encouraged to bring the following equipment to enhance their baseball experience:

?*           Glove

?*           Cleated Shoes

?*           Tennis Shoes

?*            Favorite Bat

?*           Batting gloves

?*           Swim Suit

?*            Sunscreen

?*            Catchers Gear (for catchers only)

?*            Comfortable shorts/T-shirts for instruction and free time

?*            Practice or game uniform/baseball pants for games

?*           Towels

?*            Sleeping bag/Pillow/Single bed sheets


Basic Academy Daily Schedule

7:30 a.m            Wake up and Breakfast

8:30 a.m.            Commuter Camper Dropoff

9 a.m                   Morning Instruction and Drills

12 noon               Lunch

3 p.m.                  Afternoon Instruction and/or Games

5:30 p.m.             Commuter Camper Pickup

5:45 p.m.             Dinner

6:30 p.m.             Evening Instruction and/or Games

8 p.m.                  Return to Dorm and Free Time

10:30 p.m.            Lights out


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