Athletics Advantage

Take your game to the next level with a week of focused training and skill development. Taught by Choate's coaches and team members, this day program helps athletes refine their own skills as well as learning what it takes to play on a team.



June 25 - June 29, 2018

ages 10 to 13 years old


about the programs

Athletics Advantage Baseball is ideal for middle school players who would like to spend a week building upon their strong foundation in both baseball and softball. The program will replicate a varsity high school training environment.

The aim of our summer athletic program is to have our players leave the week with the ability to “train themselves” at home and in their own teams. Our coaches will ensure the players understand the reason for the technique work and provide written and visual material for the players to replicate their successes after camp.


About the head coach

Edrik Lopez, a veteran teacher of 17 years, is the head coach of Choate Rosemary Hall’s varsity softball team, and an assistant coach of the wrestling team. He previously taught and coached at Deerfield Academy. Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Florida, Coach Lopez has played baseball all his life, including in adult leagues in San Francisco and New York City.

Coaches will teach:

  • position-specific drills for young players to improve their footwork
  • throwing mechanics
  • defensive positioning
  • modern base-running techniques
  • recognize dirt-balls before they hit the ground
  • improved hitting by analyzing players planes of balance at ball strike
  • learn one-handed bat drills
  • heavy ball strikes
  • cage work



Daily Schedule/Tuition

The day starts at 8:00 a.m. at the Worthington Johnson Athletic Center and ends at 2:15 p.m. Lunch is included included in the program along with a daily free swim period opportunity at the Larry Hart Pool.

2018 Tuition for Athletics Advantage is $325 per week.

8–8:15 Athletes dropped off
8:30–10:15 Practice - athletic facilities
10:30–11 Free swim, coaches’ meeting or video analysis
11:15–12 Lunch in the Hill House Dining Hall
12:15–2 Practice - athletic facilities
2:15 Dismissal and pick up

Ready for the Choate Athletics Advantage?

  • Individual instruction by Choate Varsity coaches
  • A wealth of knowledge and passion for each sport
  • Expert talent development to achieve at high levels
  • Limited number of participants — athletes grouped by experience

Please contact the Summer Programs office at (203) 697-2365.

Each child must have had a physical exam by a licensed physician within the past two years. No child may attend the program without submitting our completed medical form, including an up-to-date immunization record and a copy of both sides of an insurance card serving as proof of coverage.