EDINBURG – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley baseball team announced on Thursday the dates for the Derek Matlock Baseball Academy that will take place at UTRGV Baseball Stadium.

There will be four camps that will give campers a taste of baseball with a Division I coaching staff while harnessing their skills to compete at the next level.

The first of the four camps will be on August 19 with the UTRGV Summer Showcase Camp with registration starting at 10 a.m. at UTRGV Baseball Stadium. The showcase camp is for campers in grades ninth-12th and will cost $90. Each camper must bring their own equipment, including glove, cleats, hat, helmet and anything else they feel necessary.

The showcase camp will give campers an opportunity to showcase their skills in front of a collegiate coaching staff. Campers will be taken through a pro-style workout before putting their skills to the test in showcase games in the afternoon.

They will also be hosting a Fall Hitting Academy that will run on September 10, 17, 24 and October 1. It will cost $150 for all four dates with check-in starting at 5:30 p.m. and sessions running from 6-8 p.m.

The hitting academy is limited to 32 campers with each one being grouped by age. The hitting academy will take players in depth in the area of hitting. Each player will receive a video analysis of their swing, on-field hitting practice and extensive work with hitting drills.

UTRGV baseball will also host two other showcase camps on November 4 andJanuary 14 with each camp costing $100.

For more information and registration, please visit collegbaseballcamps.com/utrgvor contact Ryan Tuntland at 847-942-8274 or by email at rtut5@comcast.net.