Are your kids ready for baseball?
Kasey Olenberger will be hosting a baseball camp this month to help kids improve their skills. As part of the Fastball Strike 1 team, Olenberger will be part of a Game Development Camp held at Benicia Park in Rohnert Park on August 17-19.
The camp, which will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, is for kids ages 8 to 12.
Olenberger is a local product having played at Piner High School and Santa Rosa Junior College. He later played in the Western Baseball League and in Taiwan before landing with the Italian National team and playing in the 2003 Baseball World Cup and 2004 Olympics.
After playing in the minor leagues for Angels, Marlins and Diamondbacks he started coaching in 2010. Now after founding FBK1 with his father, he looks to provide professional baseball instruction and training to kids in the North Bay.
The camp is $150 for one day, $225 for two days and $300 for all three days with siblings paying $200 for all three days. The camp is broken down into two sessions with the first two hours covering skills. Then the second half of the day is spent playing games with players rotating positions with a goal of putting kids into as many game situations as possible.
For this camp Tony Arnerich, who was the hitting coach at Cal Berkeley, will be a guest coach along with the rest of the FBK1 staff.
Information about FBK1 along with sign-up forms for the camp is available online at Fastballstrike1.com.