The Archbishop Spalding Baseball Camp is an opportunity for players to improve their current skills and develop new skills in a positive, fun environment without the pressure of competitive team play. Campers receive daily instruction in all phases of the game from coaches with the single goal of helping them improve and enjoy the game of baseball.
A typical day of camp at the full camps (youth and middle school) includes instruction in hitting, fielding, throwing, base running, and pitching. Campers will participate in a daily baseball game and an activity designed to promote fun with a purpose. These activities include “slip and slide” to learn proper sliding technique, team handball to encourage teamwork, and an obstacle course to promote conditioning.
Joe Palumbo is in his 10th season as Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Archbishop Spalding High School and has amassed over 175 wins during that time, including seven 20-win seasons. The former University of Maryland baseball player led the Spalding program to three consecutive MIAA “A” Championships and #1 rankings in The Baltimore Sun in 2014, 2015, and 2016, as well as a Top 50 national ranking in USA Today in 2015, 2016, and 2019. He was named the 2014 Coach of the Year in The Baltimore Sun, The Anne Arundel County Capital-Gazette, and the Co-Coach of the Year by the Varsity Sports Network and the Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches Association. He was awarded the 2016 and 2021 Anne Arundel County Capital-Gazette Coach of the Year award. He now has coached over 25 Spalding alums that have played collegiately in the past 5 years.