"Back-to-Basics" Baseball at the Shore: Welcome

"Back-to-Basics" Baseball Camps at the Shore - Summer of 2017

     "Back-to-Basics" Baseball Camps at the Shore provides baseball instruction in hitting, fielding, catching, pitching, base running, and game situation and strategy. Our focus is on providing high quality Baseball Camps and Clinics for youths, Grades 2 - 9. Our emphasis is on teaching the fundamental mechanics of all aspects of baseball so that all participants of our camps and clinics can improve upon the skills they already possess.

     "Back-to-Basics" is run by Director Tom Gihorski. There will be no other camp like ours for your child's baseball development and enjoyment. We have:


                                          Experienced Instructors
                                          Great Location with Easy Access for Player Drop-off and Pick-up
                                          Championship Baseball Fields
                                           Covered Picnic Area for Eating
                                            Indoor Facilities in Case of Rain
                                            Certified Athletic Trainers

     Our Camp for the Summer of 2017, will be held at the Davies Complex, Middle Township Recreation Center, located on Goshen Road, Cape May Court House. We have 4 Youth League sized fields and 1 College/Major League Baseball sized field that we will be utilizing. To accomodate as much individual instruction as possible, players are grouped according to age/grade and skill ability. We do this to maximize each player's learning experience.

 Our second location is at the Carl Mitnick School Fields, located on 905 Seashore Road, Cape May. 

We have 4 fields that can accomodate all age groups.  

In the event of rain we have indoor facilities (gymnasium and classrooms for instruction, video tapes, lectures, and guest speakers).

     On the last day of camp, we have an awards ceremony. We present achievement award certificates to all campers and all campers receive a game ball witin each age group. We also present a special award to the "camper of the week" in addition to "camper of the day" every day.


                                                                   REGISTRATION FORMS:

To help ensure that you reserve the week(s) that you want, mail in your payment today with the Baseball Form and Medical Release Form located in the HANDOUTS Section of this Web Site. Mailing instructions are included on the forms.

For a brochure or if you have any questions call us at (973) 927-3989 or email us at: gihorski@yahoo.com or check out our website backtobasicsbaseballcampsattheshore


                                 CAMP DATES/TIMES AND COST:

   July 10-14 (Mon-Fri) 9am-1pm  Cost:$185.00
Davies Complex/Baker Center (Goshen Rd.) Cape May Court House 


July 17-21  (Mon-Fri) 9am -1pm  Cost:$185.00

Carl Mitnick School Fields 905 Seashore Rd. Cape May 

  Both Weeks:  $325.00



                                                SCHEDULED CAMP PERSONNEL 

Tom Gihorski, Camp Director, former coach County College of Morris, former head coach Parsippany High School.

Junior Carmona, Assistant Coach, New Brunswick High School, member of 45 and Over Olympic Baseball Team, member of 45 and Over National Championship Team, former asst. coach CCM.

                                                       Brian Palumbo,   York College


                                                       Doug Schwartz,  Montclair State University 

                                                       Jonas McGinnis,  Cumberland Community College 

                                                       Justin Lent,  Middle Township H.S.

                                                       Steven Wormull, Phillipsburg High School 

                                                       Chris Lawson, P.A. High School

                                                       Brendan Bean, Wildwood High School 

**Plus other Collegiate Coaches/Players and High School Coaches

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Centerfield (Let's Go!)

Baseball Camp Program Instruction (9:00AM - 1:00PM)

***** Daily Schedule *****
8:45AM Drop Off
9:00AM Attendance
9:05AM Go To Fields
9:15AM Stretch & Throw
9:30AM Preview "Skills Of The Day"
10:00AM Teach 1st Skill Of The Day
10:30AM Teach 2nd Skill Of The Day
11:00AM Group I - Drill Station Work
Group II - Batting Practice
11:15AM Group I - Batting Practice
Group II - Drill Station Work
11:30PM Play Game
12:45PM Review Skills Of The Day
Group "Camper Of The Day"
1:00PM Camper Pick-Up

Players Should Bring: Drink, Spikes, Sneakers, Bat, Glove, and Protective Cup.

Tom Gihorski, Camp Director

     Tom Gihorski has been a coach at the collegiate level and high school level as well. He has been involved in all facets of education and coaching in his 25 years in the profession. He is a graduate of Montclair State College where he played both baseball and football. He also has a graduate degree form Columbia University.

     Coach Gihorski is presently a teacher at Parsippany High School. As the Head Baseball Coach at Parsippany High School, he guided his baseball program into 4 straight semi-final appearances in the state tournament and has won a Conference Championship. During his tenure at County College of Morris, Coach Gihorski helped build a team that qualified for the Region 19 Final Four. He has coached numerous players that were awarded All-Region and All Conference recognition and was fortunate enough to have some players selected in the major league draft. Coach Gihorski's respect for the game is a direct reflection on how he instructs and approaches the game of baseball."NEVER LOSING SIGHT OF THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HAVING FUN" A resident of Randolph, New Jersey, Tom and wife, Jill, have 2 children, Alexis and Kate. Coach Gihorski did, however, grow up in Cape May Court House and is eager to return to the area and bring back all that he has learned!

Parent and Player Testimonials

* "This was the best baseball camp my son has ever participated in. We will be coming back again next year".

* "Coach Gihorski showed me how to run faster and hit with more power".

* "Your coaches are great with the kids. You can see it in their interaction. I highly recommend Back-to-Basics".

* "Outstanding instruction. My son learned a lot at Camp and because of the individual attention provided, he will be a better player".

* "The coaches have made me a better player. I hit a Home Run in my All-Star game after trying a new hitting technique that gave me more power".

*"Thank you for working with my daughter on her catching skills, she has developed into an awesome catcher".

*"The counselors helped build my sons confidence".

*"I would like to thank you for holding these camps. We look forward to attending next year".

email: gihorski@yahoo.com, backtobasicsbaseballcampsattheshore or backtobasicsbaseballcamps