2023 Youth Winter Training
The London Mets are delighted to be running another year of youth winter training with six sessions on Saturdays in central London, beginning on January 7th 2023 at a new venue in Camden. The sessions are now completed and with great success. We look forward to returning to our normal venue at Haverstock school in 2024.
Ages: 6-14 (for all experience levels)
Ages: 6-14 (for all experience levels)
Price: £150 for all six sessions (fee will pro rate as sessions progress). The price has not changed from last year but we are unfortunately not able to offer single sessions. We do offer concessions for special cases and pro rate fees over the course of the season. Cost should never be a deterrent to playing baseball. Please contact us at email@example.com
Venue: The Bridge Secondary School, 28 Carleton Rd, London N7 0EQ (what3words: feeds.walks.races). NB The March 11 session will be held on an exceptional basis from 1-4pm at the Haggerston School, Weymouth Terrace, London E2 8LS with car park space available.
Bridge School Access: free street parking available on Saturdays
Closest tube stop for Bridge School: Tufnell Park on the Northern line, High Barnett branch (11 min walk). Other tube stops: Holloway Road (Piccadilly line, 20 min walk) or Camden Town (9 min bus on 253, 29 bus, 9 min walk).
2023 Session dates:
Saturdays, January 7th and January 21st, 10am to 1pm
Saturdays, February 4th and February 18th, 10am to 1pm
Saturdays, March 11th (Haggerston School) from 1pm-4pm and March 18th (Bridge), 10am to 1pm
Mets Youth baseball focuses on training with good amounts of fun and competition. Our sessions are managed by experienced adult coaches and players from our top UK adult programs, thus offering high-quality training for young players and beginners.
Groupings: Players will be divided into younger or older age groups with concurrent sessions with half alternating outdoors on artificial turf and indoors in the gym in the regular format of past years. Batting will be indoors in cricket tunnels, and outside we’ll focus on fielding. At check-in, each player will be directed into their group and where they will warm up. As always, please plan to arrive early, especially the first time, as it is a new venue, so we can start on time.
Housekeeping: Snacks and water breaks: coaches will provide short water intervals, and at the mid-point switchover time, there will be an opportunity to have a quick snack. This will not be a lunch break due to the relatively short training session and the desire to benefit fully from the time. Toilets will be available.
Equipment reminder: players should dress in baseball gear, including cap if they have it otherwise comfortable sports clothes for indoor/outdoor activities should be worn. Boys are expected to bring personal protective gear. Players should bring their gloves, catching equipment, bats, and helmets if they have them. Otherwise, the club will provide equipment too, including gloves. For outdoors, rubber cleats can be worn, and light jackets or jumpers are recommended depending on the specific day. Trainers must be worn inside. Some days, club merchandise will be offered for sale.
Volunteering: we welcome and need help from parents in all aspects of the youth program, including but not limited to administrative checking-in, coaching or assistant coaching, and equipment set-up and breakdown. Looking further, we’d like to train willing parents on scoring and umpiring, to help with the field upkeep. The registration forms will provide a list of volunteer activities that could support the club.
FAQ & Disclaimer
What if cannot attend a session?
We regrettably cannot offer refunds for missed sessions. If you sign-up and cannot attend Winter Training at all, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss potential arrangements on a case-by-case basis.