Instructor - Led by King of Baseballtown Greg Edge
Registration Price - $40 ($25 walk-in price per date)
- Monday November 16th (6-7 PM)
- Monday November 23rd (6-7 PM)
Ages: 8 and up
Covid 19 Guidelines
- In following with CDC guidelines for social distancing, Rip It will place a limit on one parent per child that may enter the facility.
- Masks are required unless you are in the cage hitting.
- Vending machines will be temporarily off limits (Please bring your own drinks).
- Each participant must use their own bat and helmet. Family members residing in the same home may use the same equipment.
- We ask participants to not pick up their baseballs/ softballs when returning them, instead please use your foot to return those balls to the hitting area tarp.
- Seating for parents and guardians will remain available but all tables will be removed.
- Bathrooms will be available and cleaned throughout the day.
- While participating with your group, please remember to practice proper social distancing.
- Only the next hitter should be immediately near the cage or tunnel. Other participants must maintain 6’ of social distancing.
- All proceeds to Rip It Baseballtown Charities will now help more kids play baseball within our community.
Story with Greg Edge
Greg Edge has found a way to pass his love of the game onto the youth in our local community. Edger, as he’s known, has long been a staple of the R-Phils, both as a player and as a staff member. He is also a part of the Berks County Bulls coaching staff. Edger has extensive baseball knowledge and incredible teaching skills.
The King of Baseballtown, Greg Edge has been giving lessons for 10 years. His coaching style centers around teaching the basics and fundamentals of baseball. This is important to focus on with young athletes so that you do not have to reteach bad habits later in life. The important ‘little’ skills, such as footwork, patience, baseball awareness, and the perception of good pitches. This gives a player the chance to be successful by fully understanding the game. No matter what level someone is at they must continue to practice the fundamentals to further build their skillset.
Edger details the importance of bringing a lot of fire to every practice and game. Playing with energy allows the team to be better invested in the ballgame and ultimately have more fun and see more success. An athlete can’t sit back and wait for the game to come to them. When it is time to do something, an athlete has to be ready to do it.
Greg is a big advocate of Rip It Baseballtown Charities. He believes the facility gives the kids a great opportunity and a supportive place to go. It gives athletes another channel to learn how to play the game and is really a blessing in the community.