Duke Baseball Bonanza on May 5th

May 5, 2018 - 8:45am to 12:00pm
Jack Coombs Field (location may change)

We are thrilled to announce that the Duke Center for Autism is partnering with the Duke Baseball team to host a baseball clinic this spring.  Youth on the autism spectrum between ages 6 and 18 years are invited to participate. The event is free and previous experience with baseball is not required. If you are interested in participating, please read below. PRIOR REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT.

Families interested in attending should email Charlotte Stoute (autismresearch@duke.edu). Due to limited space, interested families will be registered on a first come, first served basis.  More information on the event and registration is included below.

The Duke Baseball  team has invited the Duke Center for Autism to meet them at the Jack Coombs Field on Duke University’s West Campus on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 for a 2 hour clinic —an exciting opportunity to meet and practice baseball with Duke baseball players! The clinic will offer healthy refreshments and water for participants and caregivers.  Each participant will be able to collect autographs from players and will have the opportunity to take photos as a group and with the team members.

Clinic Details

Date:     Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time:     9:00- 12 PM (Note: Sign in starts at 9 AM and closes at 9:45 AM. The basketball clinic starts at 10 AM. We suggest arriving by 8:45 AM to allow for parking.)
Location: Jack Coombs Field on Duke University’s West Campus, in Durham, North Carolina. We will send parking information and directions separately.

The clinic is free and can host up to 70 children and youths on the autism spectrum. The event will include baseball demonstrations by the team (including a home run derby!), basic baseball skills instruction and practice, snacks, beverages, time to interact with and receive autographs from Duke Baseball players, and a gift for each participant.

Parking will be provided at no cost. Participants will need to coordinate their own transportation to and from the event. Transportation costs are not covered for this event.

Dress Code: Athletic shorts and shirt. Athletic shoes must be worn. All participants will receive a t-shirt at registration which they can wear during the event.

Notes:  Registrants will be coordinated by the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development. Participants under age of 18 must be attended by an adult. A registration form, signed media waiver and signed liability waiver is required for all participants. (Note: there are limited spots, which are being filled on a first come, first served basis.) Additional details will be sent to each participant who registers so that students can be aware of baseball terminology and clinic procedures in advance.



If you would like to register your child for this event, we will ask you to complete the following:

1. Read all of the information about the event found here.

2. Complete the online registration form (survey link can be accessed here.) We will ask you for information about your child to accommodate his/her preferences. Our friendly staff members who are experienced in working with persons on the autism spectrum will be there to provide your child with guidance and support as needed. Let us know in advance if there’s anything we can do to help your child have a great time.

3. After registration, you will receive two waiver documents from Charlotte Stoute (autismresearch@duke.edu) for your date and signature. You may read the media waiver and liability waiver when you download copies from the registration form, but please do not sign or send in that copy. If you have more than one child who will be a participant in the event, you will be asked to fill out a registration form, media waiver, and liability waiver for each child.

If you have any questions please contact Charlotte Stoute at autismresearch@duke.edu.