HALF HOLLOW HILLS, New York, June 11
BY: Andrew Wroblewski
Few things go better together than summertime and baseball.
That’s the mindset behind the annual Colts Baseball Summer Clinic, which is set to kick off the 2015 edition of the nine-year running program come the end of June.
Good weather needs good baseball as Half Hollow Hills High School West’s varsity baseball coach Tom Migliozzi said.
“Even if you’re not an experience player you’ll still have a great time,” Migliozzi, director of the clinic, said. “No one gets left out… it’s a lot of fun and a lot of baseball.”
The clinic is staged in two sessions and is open to any child, from any school district, ages 7-14 that are entering grades 2-9 as of September 2015. The first session runs June 29-July 3 while the second will be held July 6-July 10; both are made up of days that last from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Hugh School West.
“Kids get the chance to open up their eyes as to what’s expected of them at the high school level,” Migliozzi, a New York State championship-winning coach, said.
Proceeds from the clinics are used to pay for equipment, apparel for the Colts baseball program along with equipment used to maintain the program’s fields. There is a cost of $135 per child for one week and a discounted price of $240 per child for two weeks. Since the clinic is not a Half Hollow Hills School District activity, checks can be made out to the Colts Baseball Booster Club at P.O. Box 1133 Melville, N.Y. 11747. The Colts Booster Club is a non-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
As for the clinics, those attending need only a hat, glove, drink, cleats, baseball pants or shorts and sunblock in order to enjoy the summertime baseball. A cash concession will also be available for those who would prefer not to bring their own lunch.
Residents of the High School West district can check Virtual Backpack for more information. A flyer is also available at http://bit.ly/1IytAFb. Any questions regarding the clinic can be answered by contacting Migliozzi at (631) 834-2599.
Originally published: Long Islander News: Half Hollow Hills
(Thursday, June 11, 2015; A23)