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Discussion: 2012 CLASSIC SPRING TRAINING

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Nov. 1, 2011
rfsoftball
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54 posts
2012 CLASSIC SPRING TRAINING
Signup has start for the 2012 Classic Spring Training in Jacksonville, FL check out www.classicspringtraining.com.
Nov. 1, 2011
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
have already done my sign up.this is a great camp to attend.
Nov. 2, 2011
GaCMan
86 posts
Several of our guys went this camp and had a BLAST last yr. This was a great place to open the season with a lot of ball practice. Just like tournaments also a great place to meet and make new friends. Curt put on a great event for a very reasonable price. I plan to go again next yr as several of my guys do also. Looking forward to FEB see yall there.
Nov. 2, 2011
jah#4
Men's 55
551 posts
hey a great place to start the season off the right way. Curt a great guy that alway has a lot of door prizes to give away a Homerun derby and hitting and pitching clinics too. you also can hit till your hands bleed if you would like.
Nov. 2, 2011
rfsoftball
Men's 50
54 posts
I have been going the last three years. The talk you hear is the truth it's a BLAST. I will be looking for you guys.
Nov. 25, 2011
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
just bumping for a good thing,great to go to guys,try it........
Nov. 25, 2011
4x4
Men's 65
595 posts
No matter how much fun you have playing ball - this will be the (your) best softball weekend of the year.

If you have 1/2 a chance take advantage of what Curt puts together for this one weekend.

They usually have a team go play at a local prison that is volunteer and always a worthwhile experience.

I've traveled from CA and come back without dissappointment.

If you want to be around some fabulous hitters and people this is a must do.........

These guys know how to have fun - and if you like BBQ - J'ville is the place to be. Seems like about every other place to eat is a BBQ place.
Feb. 15, 2012
gucci904
Men's 50
21 posts
Hey Mad Dog.....Look me up when you get there ! Larry Veahman
Feb. 15, 2012
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2665 posts
I'll be there tomorrow evening. Everyone have a safe trip.
Feb. 15, 2012
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
i'll see ya's tomorrow,ya gonna bat thurs nite bruce..........will do gucci.....
Feb. 16, 2012
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2665 posts
Yes, Thurs pm is on our agenda.
Feb. 16, 2012
surf88
Men's 60
876 posts
The Classic is a great camp, especially if you want to knock off the rust from a few months of cold weather. You can do it at your own pace as well. What are the dates this year?
Feb. 17, 2012
goforit
97 posts
The camp sounds like a great place to work out the cold weather kinks and have some fun. I live in Utah, it would be nice if they put one of these on out west -- maybe in Nevada or Arizona. Have fun everyone and good luck in the upcoming season.
John
Feb. 17, 2012
CallaVett
Men's 50
41 posts
There was a Western Spring Training in Vegas, last weekend. This was the first year there was a western event.
Feb. 17, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
CallaVett,
Why wasn't it mentioned before, or at least this is the 1st post I have seen it mentioned...
I think it could be a big one. Or maybe that is why, too big.
Feb. 17, 2012
CallaVett
Men's 50
41 posts
I saw it on another message board (SBF). The event primarily targets the younger guys.
Feb. 17, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4387 posts
That would explain it.
Feb. 17, 2012
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
john just org one,this one is run by curt hollis,and it is real informal.all ya need is a couple fields(depending on the number ya want,ours is at 120 +/- 20)....we hit last nite 6-10 pm,today 9am-5pm (food nite for the whole thing,it is included).have approx 75 swings and a lot of fielding during the bp,and have only been at the park 2/3 of the time....well hope weather holds up,and wish ya ll were here....getting ready for the banquet.....
Feb. 18, 2012
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
another update,beeeaaauuutiful weather today,foggy/slight overcast,mids 70's for the first part of the day,then the sun broke threw and the temps up around 80.......great day again.....

got to meet gucci,great guy and hits the ball pretty good....
Feb. 19, 2012
Big D from Tennessee
Men's 50
79 posts
I just returned from Jacksonville Classic Spring training hosted by Curt Hollis and his staff!

I met some good people (120+) including but not limited to "Mad Dog" , all of the guys all gals had a good time - There was plenty of BP. , A great banquet, lots of tall tales, several late nights, several early mornings - Then the best of all - NO RAIN!!!

Sat 75 Degrees
Sun 80 Degrees

Several prizes were given out at the banquet - the least of all 15-20 Free Bats!!!!!!!!!. Homeruns were plentious - I even witnessed Mad Dog hitting a couple of Taters!! WOW

Yes there was a lot of base hitting going on also - Many more games are won by base hitting - Than homeruns!!

But it feels good to hit them!!

See ya - Bruce, Mike, leroy, Tiny, Ed Reed, Joe and all of the many many more! Have a great 2012 Season

Big D - Monster Softball - Memphis, TN 50 Major
Feb. 20, 2012
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2665 posts
It was nice seeing you again Big D! I had a great time also. We'll do it again next Feb.
Feb. 20, 2012
tg69
309 posts
Big D , 2 days of Spring training didnt get near all the rust off you BRO. lol.
Feb. 20, 2012
Gunny2
36 posts
It was really good turn out & like Curt said its our CST you could hit as much as you want or just coast along. Its great for those who don't play a whole lot of league ball, & what is good about this you meat a whole lot of people young & old, slow & fast, and most of all funny. Everyone enjoy the up coming season & be safe. Semper Fi Gunny
Feb. 20, 2012
Gunny2
36 posts
Opps I mean meet instead of meat ha ha ha
Feb. 20, 2012
Gunny2
36 posts
Opps I mean meet instead of meat ha ha ha
Feb. 20, 2012
Gunny2
36 posts
It was really good turn out & like Curt said its our CST you could hit as much as you want or just coast along. Its great for those who don't play a whole lot of league ball, & what is good about this you meat a whole lot of people young & old, slow & fast, and most of all funny. Everyone enjoy the up coming season & be safe. Semper Fi Gunny
Feb. 20, 2012
hombre
Men's 60
220 posts
I enjoy this event more each year. Of all the things I enjoy, meeting new friends like Gucci, Gunny, and Big D, and visiting with old friends like Curt, Mad Dog, Ray Ray and Bruce, is the best.

I don't believe that this event could be duplicated, because it would be almost impossible to find a group that would put in the time and effort that Curt and associates put in for no financial gain. I'm sure anyone who has been to one of the banquets and sees the respect given to the military appreciates what a good group of men and women they are. Thanks again, Curt
Hombre
Huffman Electric 65's
Feb. 20, 2012
gucci904
Men's 50
21 posts
Had a GREAT time too ! I laughed so hard at maddogs antics my cheeks hurt ! It was a pleasure meeting with and talking to you Hombre. I look forward to meeting everyone again next year. Good luck and smooth sailing to everyone this year !!!

Feb. 20, 2012
etxdave
13 posts
You guys need to keep me in your prayers...I play on the same league team with (Bob) Mad Dog. LOL
Feb. 20, 2012
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2665 posts
you have my sympathy
Feb. 20, 2012
gucci904
Men's 50
21 posts
wont hold that against ya Bruce !!!
Feb. 20, 2012
gucci904
Men's 50
21 posts
By the way, if anyone who attended would like to see some of the pics my wife took...they can be downloaded as a movie at

ftp://99.32.157.27

user name: Classic

Password: Springtraining

If you cant get in email me at gucci904@att.net
Feb. 20, 2012
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2665 posts
Awesome!! Thanks
Feb. 21, 2012
gucci904
Men's 50
21 posts
See yourself in any ??
Feb. 21, 2012
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2665 posts
Yes, one swinging in the sr hr derby, one about at the 2:00 mark, giving high fives and several in the background of the hr derby's. I wore navy pants with white and Carolina blue side panels, with a navy Woodlawn hitting tee shirt.
Tiny must have paid you wife to take multiple pics of him!!
Tell your I really appreciate her doing that, it brings back pleasant memories of last weekend.
Feb. 21, 2012
Mario
Men's 50
381 posts
Who won the senior derby this year?
Feb. 21, 2012
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
well i had a great time also guys,D with a little more practice,we can have ya over the fence.....LOL......thanks for being there....
gucci,me?? don't understand,i hardly said anything all weekend......???????..LOL....

dave i deal with you mmmm ,ya hitting sunday....


as for curt and the group,great group and pulled off another great time,thanks all of ya's.......
Feb. 21, 2012
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2665 posts
Mario, Mike Langford won it with 4 out of 8 swings. I was third with 2 I believe. That's what I get for talking him into attending this year!
I was surprised that several excellent hitters were unable to get even one.
Feb. 21, 2012
salio2k
Men's 60
548 posts
Guess you guys weren't using G19 "special bats"
Feb. 21, 2012
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2665 posts
:)
Feb. 22, 2012
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
sal that wasn't the problem,we didn't have the einstein balls to hit......
Feb. 22, 2012
salio2k
Men's 60
548 posts
So sorry that I missed all the fun. For a number of years now, I've heard what 4X4 said, that no matter how much fun you have playing ball, Kurt's Spring Training will be your best softball weekend of the year. Have a great year, guys!
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