D-Bat in Temecula will offer catchers’ camps during the month of July, every Thursday, from 4-5 p.m. Valley News/Courtesy photo

With youth sports on the verge of hopefully starting back up in the wake of Phase 3 of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s reopening strategy, it’s a good time to start thinking about shaking the rust off for many of those youth baseball and softball players out there. D-Bat in Temecula reopened their doors about two weeks and have restructured their operating procedures as a means to help slow the spread of COVID-19, while still giving families’ children the chance to swing a bat and throw a ball.

“It’s exciting to be able to give the community something extracurricular to do, especially for the young softball and baseball players,” Matt Hinds, general manager of D-Bat in Temecula, said. “We are taking every step necessary to ensure the safety of our customers while they are in our facility.”

The D-Bat staff has been finding unique ways to hold camps, minimizing the number of players in groups, utilizing masks and allowing for social distancing, while still getting work in. During the month of July, every Thursday, from 4-5 p.m., the facility will be hosting catcher’s camps at $35 per player. For those who sign up for all four sessions – July 2, 9, 16 and 23 – the price is only $100 per player.

“The camps will cover all aspects of catching,” Hinds added.

For more information on the Temecula D-Bat location, 26201 Ynez Road, Suite 103, or to sign up for camps, visit www.dbattemecula.com. Customers can also call (951) 386-3228 or email Matt Hinds at matthinds@dbattemecula.com.

JP Raineri can be reached by email at sports@reedermedia.com.