About John DiLaura Baseball Camps
John DiLaura Baseball Camps are designed and dedicated to the growth and development of each individual camper both as a player and person.
The Skills Camp is orchestrated in a way to help instruct and teach all the fundamentals of baseball. Through drill work and countless repetitions, players will have a chance to gain knowledge in every facet of the game!
The Pitching and Catching Camp is a 2-day crash course camp specific to those two positions. This is an awesome opportunity for those trying to learn more, in greater detail, about what it takes to be a pitcher or catcher at the next level.
The Advanced Hitting Camp is a 2-day camp dedicated to all things hitting! Campers will be taught a variety of drills and philosophies in order to develop proper swing mechanics and training methods. This camp aims to elevate the offense foundation of each player.
The Elite Development Camp is conducted throughout a 4-week period designed in such a way to improve overall player development through training and competition. Once per week, this “league-type” format will have campers participate in a 2.5 hour segment consisting of offensive and defensive development followed by games. Campers will be separated by ages: 7-8u / 9-10u / 11-12u.
Private Lessons are also available per request.
These camps and lessons are solely operated by John DiLaura and have no affiliation with any institution.
Come join current & Former TCU Baseball Players!
John DiLaura Baseball Camps are a locally operated baseball service in the Fort Worth, Texas community. John DiLaura will be the lead instructor during these camps. DiLaura has most recently served as the volunteer baseball coach at Texas Christian University during the 2019 and 2020 seasons. DiLaura also has had coaching experience at Xavier, Michigan, Chipola College, and Wayne State University.
In his 7 seasons of collegiately coaching, DiLaura has spent time coaching all positions – pitching, catching, infield, outfield, and baserunning. He has also been involved with programs that have had over 25 players drafted to professional baseball.
In November of 2018, TCU baseball head coach Jim Schlossnagle announced the addition of DiLaura to the coaching staff where he served as the volunteer assistant coach. His primary responsibilities included assisting with practice, coaching the catchers and serving as the first base coach in games.
“We are excited to add John to the TCU baseball family,” said Schlossnagle. “As I canvassed the country in the coaching community and told my peers exactly what we were looking for, one name continued to surface – John Dilaura. His energy, selflessness, and attention to detail is a perfect fit for the culture of our program. I know our players will benefit greatly from this addition.”
In his first season on campus in 2019, DiLaura’s impact was felt on the diamond. TCU allowed just the second-fewest stolen bases in the Big 12, surrendering just 35 in 54 attempts. Both catchers were drafted at the conclusion of the season with Zach Humphreys getting selected in the 26th round and Alex Isola in 29th round.
Prior to his role with the Horned Frogs, DiLaura spent the fall as the recruiting coordinator and infield coach at Xavier University.
DiLaura, a 2013 alum of the University of Michigan, spent the 2018 season as the volunteer assistant at his alma mater. While at Michigan, he worked with the Wolverine’s catchers and assisted with the hitters. Michigan posted a 33-21 record in 2018.
Before returning to Michigan, DiLaura spent two years with the Chipola College baseball program in Marianna, Florida, where he worked with the outfielders and pitchers and assisted with the hitters. DiLaura also assisted with the daily organization and management of the program, and helped lead the Indians’ recruiting efforts during his two-year tenure.
In his final season with Chipola (2017), the Indians captured the NJCAA World Series title and compiled an overall record of 51-9. Following the 2017 season, the Indians had 10 players selected in the MLB Draft, which ranked second in the country. In 2016, DiLaura helped guide the Indians to a Region VIII runner-up finish and a 43-16 record as well as a Panhandle Conference title.
DiLaura spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where he was responsible for working with the baserunners, infielders, and outfielders as well as assisting with the recruiting efforts for the Warriors and helping with the day-to-day operations of the program.
He helped coach the Warriors to GLIAC Tournament berths in 2014 and 2015, and the program’s 34 regular-season victories in 2014 set a program record. The Warriors also finished the 2014 season with the most wins in a season in program history (36), the second-best winning percentage in program history, and its fourth NCAA Tournament appearance in five years.
A three-year baseball letter-winner at the University of Michigan, DiLaura graduated in the spring of 2013 with a General Studies degree with an emphasis in business and history. He completed his Master’s Degree in Sports Administration from Wayne State University in the summer of 2016.
WHERE WE PLAY
Kelly Park (Westside) in Fort Worth Texas will host John DiLaura Baseball Camps.
417 Rockwood Park Drive | Fort Worth TX | 76107
COVID-19 Camp Guidelines
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COVID-19 Camp Guidelines
In conjunction with the opening of the state of Texas, John DiLaura Baseball Camps will be abiding by the COVID-19 protocols put in place by Governor Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services. Please refer to the following documents to familiarize yourself with such guidelines and procedures.
With the recent pandemic impacting our everyday lives, John DiLaura Baseball Camps are dedicated to the safety and well-being of its campers and staff members. It is imperative that all those associated with John DiLaura Baseball Camps follow CDC, State, and Local guidelines during this reopening. We will be following guidelines outlined by the CDC, state and/or local health and medical professionals that are setting the standards for recovery efforts and to safely hold our events in the community. As we all go through this together, we will make every effort to share CDC, State, and Local information in advance. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding during this time. Your cooperation during the planning, hosting, and post-event phases of our John DiLaura Baseball Camps will help us ensure a safe environment for our players and staff.
The information below is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content, including text, links, and information, are provided for general informational purposes only. The knowledge and circumstances around COVID-19 are changing constantly and, as such, John DiLaura Baseball Camps make no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of this information. Further, you should seek advice from medical professionals and/or public health officials if you have specific questions about your return to training and competition.
Preparing to Attend John DiLaura Baseball Camps
- All campers, guardians, and staff members must adhere to the guidelines from the CDC, state, and/or local authorities.
- John DiLaura Baseball Camps have provided web links so campers and families can familiarize themselves prior to attending an event.
- Adults 65 years and older and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions are strongly encouraged not to attend an event at this time.
- Campers should proactively and regularly check their health status (taking temperature and monitoring for any symptoms) as recommended by the CDC, state, and/or local authorities prior to attending John DiLaura Baseball Camps.
- Do not come to event if you or any household member is not feeling well.
- Do not come to event if you or any household member has been exposed to a person with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
- Do not attend event if you are not comfortable with measures being taken at the facility.
- John DiLaura Baseball Camps recommend players bring personal hand sanitizer, masks, and antibacterial wipes to camps for personal use.
- John DiLaura Baseball Camps may limit the number of total campers and adjust accordingly to accommodate CDC, state, and/or local guidelines.
- Spectators for John DiLaura Baseball Camps are encouraged to be excluded during camps. In the event there are spectators, please adhere to social distancing measures. John DiLaura Baseball Camps hold the right to adjust, or revoke, spectating privileges accordingly.
- Players must have individual drinks / water bottles clearly labeled with their name. Water coolers will be available to be used as a re-fill as needed; a staff member will assist with this process.
- Sunflower seeds, and chewing gum are prohibited.
- Items players may not share include helmets, bats, gloves, bags, catcher’s gear, towels, uniforms/clothing, or food/drinks.
- Campers may wear masks, as long as they feel safe to do so, but are not required.
- Everyone must follow 6 feet social distancing guidelines when applicable.
- All John DiLaura Baseball Camp employees may be subject to additional screening elements prior to working (i.e. temperature check, individual equipment, health questions, etc.). This includes wearing protective nose and face coverings and following strict health and safety guidelines.
- Wash hands with soap and water. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water not available.
- Cover mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching mouth/nose
- Avoid shaking hands or touching
- Staff will ensure availability of handwashing, alcohol-based hand gel, and/or hygiene facilities are available.
- Only 1 person is allowed in the restroom at a time.
- Staff will be cleaning all restrooms multiple times per day.
- Players are discouraged from touching their face. No contact allowed between players, including handshakes, high fives, hugs, chest bumps.
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