Enrolling our son in Bo Porter’s Future All-Stars/Hawkeyes baseball development camp was one of the best decisions my husband and I have made as we prepared for his future. The camp was so much more than we expected and has proven to be a worthwhile investment.
We had the privilege to be introduced to Mr. Porter’s camp by way of another parent in 2006 when our son was a sophomore in High School. Our expectations were that Gabriel would learn additional baseball techniques and strategy that might be useful. Bo stressed fundamentals and how to play the game of baseball the “right way” but we immediately realized that Bo’s philosophy was a comprehensive approach to arm his students with “life skills.” Everyone could see Bo’s commitment, dedication and discipline which served as a model for success.
The team practiced during the week, however Mr. Porter required one evening of class time as well. The classes distinguished the Future All Stars from other camps. Emphasis was placed on discipline, overcoming adversity, achieving goals, balance, and punctuality. Bo encouraged his team to allow baseball to be a catalyst to further their education by way of scholarships for college. While baseball was the reason we enrolled Gabriel in camp, many of the values and “life skills” we promoted at home were reinforced by Bo’s plan to develop character as well as sound baseball practices.
Today, Gabriel is a college graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and a Minor in Business Marketing. In addition, our son is in the “Fast Track Management Program” for a fortune 500 company with plans to go back to school for his MBA.
We are grateful to Mr. Porter and would highly recommend the program to any parent who wants to expose their student to a positive role model interested in preparing students to transition into the world with tools necessary to be a productive citizen in society.