Western Massachusetts’ baseball players are invited to take part in free summer baseball clinics at The Swamp in Longmeadow. Some of the sessions will feature Chris Corkum of Corkum’s Baseball and Tom Walbridge of Luckbridge Sports. Corkum is a semi- pro baseball player and has been providing youth baseball training for 28 years. Walbridge is a Longmeadow resident and owner of Luckbridge Sports, which provides coaching to local athletes.


Athletes will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of baseball and will play games during the clinics. Little leaguers can sign up for one session or all twelve. The clinics are offered by the Longmeadow Little League and are made possible by two main sponsors, Welch & Vallera Family Dentistry and Yanni Orthodontics of West Springfield.

Dr.Vallera and Dr.Yanni both live in Longmeadow and are excited to be able to give this opportunity to local athletes. “For a lot of young athletes they only have the chance to play during their regular baseball season, and we know how important it is to practice and learn new skills beyond that time frame, says Joann Vallera. “ By teaming up with Chris Corkum and Tom Walbridge, we wanted to offer a top notch training clinic for our young athletes so they can take these skills and bring them to the field next season.”


In addition to the program, canned goods will be collected at each session and donated to the Open Pantry.


Session dates at The Swamp are:

June 26th at 6pm with Chris Corkum

June 30th at 10am with Luckbridge Sports

July 10th at 6pm with Chris Corkum

July 12th at 6pm with Chris Corkum

July 17th at 6pm with Luckbridge Sports

July 21st at 10am with Chris Corkum

July 24th at 6pm with Chris Corkum

July 28th at 10am with Luckbridge Sports

July 31st at 6pm with Luckbridge Sports

August 4th at 10am with Luckbridge Sports

August 11th at 10am

August 18th at 10am


All of the clinics last two hours and participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes early for warm ups. Raffle tickets will also be given to each child for each session attended. Prizes include batting helmets, balls etc.


For more information please contact Joann Vallera by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 413.567.4021.