MORRISTOWN, Tenn. - Brian Jordan's goal is simple. Get young athletes on the path to becoming 5-tool players. "What I'm doing is teaching them the fundamentals. Even from speed, agility, how to get your arm stronger," Jordan said during Sunday's lunch break.
Jordan wasn't the only former MLB player in attendance. Former Vol and Atlanta Brave Greg McMichael was also on hand to work with the pitchers. "I had Greg McMichael former Atlanta Brave out here teaching them how to pitch. That way they can walk away from today, continuing to work hard on the right things to be a better baseball player. So it's turned out great," Jordan commented.
About 25 players showed up, allowing the instructors to work closely with the camp participants. "The kids are getting good 1-on-1 with Major Legue baseball players, Minor League players. And it's been a fantastic time for us," said Jordan.
Overall, fun was had by all, even the parents according to Jordan, "Watching these kids pay attention, kind of learn our stories of what it took to get to the big leagues. Everybody's having fun. I talked to the parents, they're having a great time."