In an effort to help out with the development of youth baseball locally, Todd Isaacs Jr., along with several other Bahamian professional players, will host the first ever Don’t Blink 242 Baseball Clinic this week.
The two-day clinic will be split between two locations. The first session takes place on Wednesday at the Freedom Farm Baseball Park, while the second session is set for Thursday at the Junior Baseball League of Nassau (JBLN) Baseball Park. Both sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinic is open to athletes aged 9-14. Admission is free for both days.
“This event will be great for the younger kids for the fact that they will get to work in a one-on-one atmosphere with professional players,” said Isaacs. “We want to get a lot of work done over the course of the two days. What we are going to do is have a variety of fundamental stations set up for the younger players to get a chance to experience everything we are offering during these sessions. Everything will be timed to ensure that the atmosphere remains intense throughout the entire time we are working. The stations that we have set up will vary from agility tests, to hitting and cutting stations, to relay stations and also some outfield work as well. This will be a great opportunity for everyone to come out and get better. It’s open to boys and girls and I think it will be a fun experience that they can learn from.”
Isaacs praised his fellow Bahamian professional players for lending their support by working as instructors at the clinic.
“It really goes to show our character,” Isaacs said of the players. “All of them quickly jumped on board and are excited to get out and work with some of the local kids. It’s all about seeing the bigger picture. The kids are the future, and it’s important for us to do what we can to have a positive impact on them. A camp like this is certainly something I wish that we had when I was younger – a chance to interact and workout with professional athletes.”
Some of the players expected to be at the camp are Lucius Fox, Jasrado Chisholm, Dominic Collie and Trent Deveaux. Those seeking more information on the clinic are asked to contact Isaacs via Instagram at Dontblink242.