Baseball In Cooperstown
Cooperstown Baseball Camps
Work on your stance, perfect your swing and get in some pitching practice during your stay in Cooperstown. In a town synonymous with baseball, the tradition continues at several baseball camps designed to get players – the young and the young-at-heart – back in the game. At the Cooperstown All-Star Village in Oneonta, teams from all over the country can come together in weekly tournaments. Baseball enthusiasts ages 8-17 will benefit from individualized instruction at Cooperstown Baseball Camp, while the Cooperstown All-Star Village offers weekly tournaments for 10U and 12U sanctioned teams. The fun continues at Cooperstown Baseball World, the only youth tournament owned and operated by a Major League Baseball owner – Eddie Einhorn of the Chicago White Sox. Experience the thrill of international competition. Or pretend to be your favorite player as you perfect your swing at the Doubleday Batting Range.
Discover the 150-year-old history of baseball; its past triumphs and crushing defeats in the birthplace of baseball - Cooperstown. From the National Baseball Hall of Fame and museum, to the Heroes of Baseball Wax Museum – learn about the fascinating history of America’s favorite pastime. Be sure to visit the “Where It All Began” Bat Company in Main Street in Cooperstown to get your gear, and then head over to the Cooperstown Bat company for summer “bat turnings” to watch these special bats being made.
Ballparks and Legendary Fields
What would Cooperstown be without Doubleday Field? Many of the region’s parks offer special camps and can be rented for league or individual team play. What better place to start living your baseball dreams than Cooperstown – the birthplace of baseball? Rent Doubleday Field and play on this legendary turf, or visit the Cooperstown Dreams Park, a camp facility geared toward youth league players which feature a baseball motel, three state-of-the-art lighted stadium fields with covered grandstands and so much more. At the Cooperstown Fun Park, use the batting cage, miniature golf, go-cart racing and bumper boats provide fun for the whole family. Catch an Oneonta Tigers game at Damaschke Field to see baseball’s next superstars.