through Marblehead Park and Rec

July 24th through the 28th
Monday through Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
At Gatchell's Baseball and Softball Fields
at the corner of West Shore Drive and Lafayette Street, Marblehead MA, 01945

This Program is run through Marblehead Park and Recreation Department!
All registrations are done through Marblehead Park and Rec!

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For the eleventh straight year in baseball and eighth year in softball, The Hit Zone has partnered with the Marblehead Recreation Dept. as well as players from the Marblehead Magicians High School Baseball & Softball Teams for two clinics. These programs are designed to give young players the opportunity to fine tune their skills under the guidance of collegiate and high school players and coaches. Attendees will learn how to improve their game through drill work that the staff has used throughout their playing and coaching careers. The clinic will feature different teaching tools including: Tee Work, Soft Toss Drills, Bunting Drills, Batting Cage Work, and Sliding Drills on our Sliding Matt. There will also be base-running work (players will be timed) and individual defensive work by position, including pitching work with the Radar gun. All of these drills are designed to help improve your player's game while having fun.Space is very limited so don't wait to sign up - do it now. Sign up NOW

Gatchell's fields are perfectly suited for outdoor baseball and softball training. There are four full fields as well as a turf practice area that has two fully enclosed batting cages.

Only $125.00 for participants for 5 days of full instruction from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

All care and precaution will be given to each player by our on-staff trainer. The Hit Zone’s trainers are all certified and are qualified in CPR and First Aid. In the past our trainers have been Courtney Oak, Lisa Dupuis, and Jen Wasylak.

What to Bring
Sneakers /Turf Shoes/Plastic Cleats
Gym Clothing
Fielding Glove
If you wish to bring your own equipment, such as a helmet or bat, you may do so, but please mark all of your equipment. Equipment tends to look alike and The Hit Zone cannot be responsible for lost equipment. The Hit Zone will provide bats, balls, batting helmets, and catching equipment for the players.

It is also recommended, although not required, that ball players bring batting gloves to protect their hands from blisters that may develop from the number of swings taken.

Academy Director
Mike Giardi
Head Coach – Marblehead High School
Head Coach - 14U Vikings AAU Program
Former Director – Hornets AAU Program
4 years of Professional Baseball
Organizations include the Yankees, Giants, and Expos
1994 Graduate of Harvard University
4 Year Starter in Baseball
1994 Ivy League Player of the Year
Two Time All New England Team
1990 Graduate of Salem High School
Captain of Baseball, Basketball and Football
Member of 3 NEC Championship Baseball Teams
1990 Mass. Div. II Player of the Year
Member of 1989 Div. II State Championship Team


Interested in having your whole team here? Looking for a place for your next birthday party?

More information is available here