Israel Association of Baseball Announces Youth Summer Training Camps

'We had over 100 at each camp last summer, and a lot started playing baseball as a result, so they were ready for the season,' Margo Sugarman of the IAB says.

Michael Grumer

The Israel Association of Baseball announced this week that it would once again offer four weeks of summer training camps in July and August.

“We had over 100 at each camp last summer, and a lot started playing baseball as a result, so they were ready for the season,” Margo Sugarman of the IAB told Haaretz Thursday. “It is one of the highlights of our baseball year, because it’s such a fun thing for them.”

The staff will include Leon Klarfeld, the IAB’s chief umpire; Nate Fish, the national director; and Richard Kania, the senior national team coach, who comes from the Czech Republic especially for the camp each year.

"He is an outstanding, world-class coach,” said Sugarman, who added that Kania is also a scout in Europe.

The camp is open to players aged 8-14, regardless of whether or not they are currently registered members of the IAB.