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2 months ago @ 10:20PM

2019 Woodson Baseball Summer Camps

Woodson & West Springfield

High School Prep and Little League Camp

Sponsored by W.T. Woodson Athletic Boosters


Week 1:      June 17-21                     Week 2:      June 24-28


Hours:        8:00am – 1:00pm


Location:   Woodson High School Varsity Baseball Field

                   9525 Main Street

                   Fairfax, VA  22031


Participants:   Ages 8-14 including Rising 7th – 9th Grade Prospective High School Baseball Players


Lead Instructors:     Brett McColley – WT Woodson HS Head Baseball Coach

                                   Jason Olms – West Springfield HS Head Baseball Coach


Cost:   Week 1 session (Monday-Friday): $275/per player for one week,

  Week 2 session: (Monday-Friday): $275/per player for one week

  $525 two siblings for one week or per player for both weeks

  $1,000 two siblings for both weeks


Registration:   Register at (click on the baseball tab)


Wear:     Baseball Pants, Spikes, Belt, Hat, Baseball Socks


Bring:     Glove, Bat, Batting Gloves, Athletic Cup, Sunscreen, Water


Lunch:    Bring your own lunch OR pizza, drinks, and snacks will be available for

                 purchase each day

Purpose:   The purpose of the Woodson & West Springfield High School Prep

     Camp is to prepare middle school baseball players for competitive high school

     baseball programs.  The biggest difference between the middle school and high

     school level is the speed of the game.  This camp will emphasize fast paced

     drills which simulate high school game speed to help middle school ballplayers

     with this transition.  Camp instructors will provide detailed instruction in all

     aspects of the game, including individualized feedback for player improvement.


Baseball Philosophy:  The Woodson and West Springfield Baseball Programs

      believe in playing baseball the way it was meant to be played.  Camp

      participants will hustle everywhere on and off the baseball field.  Camp

      participants will also compete  at all times, including games, drills, and

      competitions.  Participants will come to camp each morning with a positive

      attitude, be willing to make adjustments, and be committed to listening to and

      learning from the coaching staff.  Baseball is one of the toughest mental sports

      to play in the world, and this camp will provide a discussion about the mental

      side of the game on a daily basis.


Hitting Philosophy:  The Woodson and West Springfield Baseball Programs

      stress the importance of bat speed.  A short, compact path to the baseball

      increases bat speed.  Since the beginning of the 2012 season, all high school

      players are required to swing BBCOR bats and home runs across the region

      decreased drastically the last 3 seasons.  BBCOR bats make a shorter, quicker

      path to the ball even more essential.  This camp will focus on getting into a

      good hitting position and remaining balanced throughout the swing. 

      Instructors will also introduce techniques for tracking and timing the baseball,

      two of the most undervalued physical aspects of hitting. There is no shortcut to

      becoming a good hitter at the high school level.  A good hitter must work hard

      on his craft, be strong mentally, and compete at the plate every at-bat.  


Pitching Philosophy:  The Woodson and West Springfield Baseball Programs

       prioritize command as the most important ability in a pitcher’s skill set.

       Movement and velocity are helpful, but ineffective without command. 

       Pitchers must be capable of consistently repeating their delivery in order to

       possess a solid command of their arsenal.  Repetition of a pitcher’s delivery is

       reliant upon balance throughout the motion, which results in a consistent

       release point.  A very small percentage of high school pitchers ever touch

       90mph on the radar gun.  There is no trick for a pitcher to increase velocity. 

       Velocity can only be increased with time, hard work, and a lot of running, core

        strengthening, and long toss.

Defensive Philosophy:  Even though defense has been devalued in Major League

        Baseball, defense is invaluable at the high school level.  The old adage, “if

        you can hit, they will find you a position” does not apply anymore, especially

        considering the new BBCOR bat restrictions which produces lower scoring

        games.  There is only one DH per lineup, so limited defensive ability

        translates into limited playing opportunities at the high school level.


Baserunning Philosophy:  Baserunning is the most underrated aspect of the high

         school game.  The BBCOR lower scoring games have also placed even more

         importance on baserunning at the high school level.  Competitive high school

         baseball programs value speed and quickness and use it to their advantage on

         the basepaths.  However, speed and quickness are not requirements to being a

         great baserunner.  Players who study the game, practice baserunning with a

         purpose, and learn from experience will become good baserunners.  With the

         high school re-entry and courtesy runner rules, strong baserunners will

         earn more opportunities for playing time.


Video Analysis:  Each player’s swing and pitching delivery will be recorded

         and analyzed on video by either Coach McColley, Coach Olms, Coach




Daily Camp Schedule:      8:00 – 8:05   Opening Remarks

                                            8:05 – 8:20   Running/Dynamic Stretching/Plyometrics

                                            8:20 – 8:35   Daily Baserunning Exercise

                                            8:35 – 8:40   Water Break

                                            8:40 – 8:55   Throwing Progressions

                                            8:55 – 9:25   Position Specific Defensive Work

                                           9:25 – 9:30    Water Break

                                           9:30 – 10:00   Team Defense

                                          10:00 – 10:05  Water Break

                                          10:05 – 11:00   Hitting Stations

                                          11:00 – 11:30   Lunch

                                          11:30 – 11:40   Mental Game of Baseball Discussion

                                          11:40 – 12:55   Games

                                          12:55 – 1:00   Closing Remarks                                

Team News

1 year ago @ 5:49PM

2019 Tryout Schedule

JV Schedule:   

Feb. 18: 9:45am -11am in the main gym (pitchers and catchers only); 11:00-1:00 on field (all JV players)

Feb. 19-22  4:30 - 7:30 on field

Varsity Schedule:   

Feb. 18: 8:45am-10am in the main gym (pitchers and catchers only); 10am-12pm on field

Feb. 19-22   3:30 - 6:30 on field


Team News

1 year ago @ 4:51PM

Attention Baseball players: Baseball Interest Meeting on Wed. Sept. 6th

There will be a baseball interest meeting on Wed. Sept. 6th in room C 123 at 3:45.  All players interested in playing baseball this season must attend this meeting.  Please see Coach McColley with questions.  

Team News

1 year ago @ 8:50AM




Sorry for the confusion.

Team News

1 year ago @ 9:08PM

Baseball Green Day (Tuesday 7/11/17)

There will be a Green Day for anyone interested in Woodson Baseball for the 2017/2018 school year on Tuesday (7/11/17).

The Green Day will run from 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM.

Anyone planning to attend needs to bring spikes, flats, baseball pants, and shorts to be prepared. Also make sure to bring water, as it will be very hot on Tuesday.

If possible, DM Coach Polak (@CoachPolakWTW) on Twitter if you're planning on being in attendance.

Team News

2 years ago @ 8:55AM

WT Woodson Summer Baseball Camp

Registration for the WT Woodson - West Springfield Summer Prep Baseball Camp is now open. Go to (click on Baseball) to register.

The camp will run the weeks of July 10 - 14 and July 17 - 21. 

Hours: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Woodson High School Varsity Baseball Field

Participants: Ages 8 - 14 including rising 7th - 9th grade prospective high school baseball players

Lead Instructors: Brett McColley - Woodson HS Head Baseball Coach

                         Jason Olms - West Springfield HS Head Baseball Coach

Click here to view more information about the camp.

Team News

1 year ago @ 1:41PM

Baseball Green Day July 6

Baseball Green Day: Thursday July 6, 9:30am-12:00N

Team News

1 year ago @ 11:38AM

All-Conference Selections

1st Team

Position Player School
Catcher Mitchell Clarke WT Woodson
First Base Natty Ray TC Williams
Second Base Isaak Lyons West Springfield
Third Base Calvin Pastel West Springfield
Shortstop Luke Belanger West Potomac
Outfield Patrick Aitken West Potomac
  Chris Ginn Lake Braddock
  Danny Ryan Mount Vernon
  Nick Karlinchak West Springfield
Pitcher Lyle Miller-Green Lake Braddock
  Randy Prosperi WT Woodson
  Jacob Williams West Springfield
Designated Hitter Matt Thomas Lake Braddock
  Andrew Edwards West Potomac
Utility Player Rojo Prarie Lake Braddock
Player of the Year Isaak Lyons West Springfield
Pitcher of the Year Lyle Miller-Green Lake Braddock
Coach of the Year Jim Sullivan West Potomac

2nd Team

Position Player School
First Base Josh Kisner West Springfield
Second Base Jack Cone South County
Third Base Alex Brennan Annandale
  Stephen Gerarde TC Williams
Shortstop Austin Gauthier South County
  Garrett Laraia WT Woodson
Outfield Colin Kirk South County
  Ben Wilson TC Williams
  Brian Hennessey WT Woodson
  Robbie Cable West Springfield
Pitcher Jack Cone South County
  Ryan Klioze South County
  Hunter Hoopes WT Woodson
  Carter Strain Lake Braddock
Designated Hitter Joe Molnar WT Woodson
Utility Player Jack Darcy Lake Braddock


Team News

2 years ago @ 1:27PM

Scrimmage Moved to Monday, March 6

Centerville scrimmage moved to Monday, March 6, 5:30pm.    Team pictures will be held at 3:45 in the main gym.
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