Hall of Fame Baseball Advanced Summer Academy

The Hall of Fame Baseball Academy, celebrating 33 years, will be hosted in person at Sacred Heart Cathedral this summer!

SHC’s Hall of Fame Baseball Academy gives aspiring baseball players a chance to learn the game from a top-notch adult coaching staff. Members of the Academy coaching staff will lecture and demonstrate the instructional phase of the camp. Personalized coaching will include hitting, pitching, infield and outfield, throwing, base-running, sliding, bunting, run-downs and cut-offs. The program is designed to give each athlete individual instruction and attention, and to sharpen and improve skills.

Dates: July 6-24, 2020 (M-F)
Times: 9 am-noon
Grades: Rising 7-9th Grade Students
Cost: $500
Registration: Begins on June 22, 2020 at noon
Availability: Limited to the first 24 enrolled campers

REGISTRATION IS FULL

If the Hall of Fame Baseball Academy is full, please fill out the wait list form linked below.

Hall of Fame Baseball Wait List Form

Sacred Heart Cathedral will meet or exceed every directive issued by the State, City, and County for a safe delivery of this year’s baseball academy. We will strictly adhere to the guidelines set forth by the San Francisco Department of Public Health for Summer Day Camps. While the Academy is open to all rising 7-9th graders, because of our new format, we ask you to carefully read and consider details of this year’s special format prior to enrolling:

  • Dates: As noted above, the dates of the Academy will be July 6-24, Monday through Friday, from 9 am-noon each day. No lunch or food will be served. Campers must commit to participation in all three weeks of the program in order to enroll.
  • Space Availability: Due to staffing and space restrictions, enrollment will be limited to the first 24 registered campers.
  • Academy Format: Instruction and activities will be delivered in a clinic-style format for campers to work on individual skill development while maintaining optimal social distancing. Games and competitions will be incorporated on a limited basis.
  • Equipment: To optimize health and safety, campers are required to bring all of their own equipment including a bag, glove, hat, helmet, bat, batting gloves, and catcher’s gear (if appropriate). Other items such as water bottles and sunscreen will not be shared between campers. SHC will provide balls and sanitize them regularly, however, campers will not be allowed to share other equipment.
  • Playing Experience: For safety reasons, ideal campers would be motivated, engaged, and experienced baseball players. Travel ball players, past Hall of Fame Baseball Academy campers, and past Fightin’ Irish Winter Clinic participants are highly encouraged to enroll. The Academy will not operate in a traditional day camp format with a variety of classroom and recreational activities, so the ability to focus on baseball skill building for a three-week period is required.
  • Other Health & Safety Information: Parents and guardians will be required to sign an Assumption of Risk Waiver at the time of registration. Daily health checks of campers and coaches will additionally take place. SHC’s full health and safety plan will be shared prior to the beginning of the first day of the Academy.

Academy Director: Mr. Brian Morgan
Coach Brian Morgan is in his 19th year as leader of the SHC baseball program. His teams have competed in seven CCS playoffs and he has also led two JV teams to WCAL titles. Fifteen of his former players now play at the college level. Coach Morgan played at San Francisco City College and earned a bachelor’s degree in history at San Francisco State University. Coach Morgan was also named the 2010 CCS Honor Coach.

Academy Director: Mr. Steve Franceschi
Coach Steve Franceschi is currently the assistant varsity baseball coach at SHC. He has 11 years of coaching experience at the college level. He was the head varsity baseball coach at SHC for 16 years and is a former Balboa High School, University of the Pacific and San Francisco Giants pitcher. Coach Fran was named NorCal Coach of the Year in 1991.

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