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Catcher Class Specifics - Catchers learn & improve the basic mental and physical skills of catching.
Who will be trained- Catchers & coaches desiring to be trained in the position of catcher. Catchers (any age) will be placed in groups to train & preform all standard positional tasks expected of travel and college level catchers. Note- Obviously, a 10U and an 18U will execute these tasks at different speeds and levels of proficiency however, the instruction remains the same. Coaches will be placed in a position to observe (and or be hands on if they desire).
What will be trained- Physical tasks include- Receiving, framing, signals, stances, blocking, pass balls/wild pitches, fielding bunts, snap throws 1st and 3rd, throws to 2nd, basic pitch calling, organizing communication and signals, evaluating hitters and strength/conditioning regiments to prepare them for war
When: Wednesdays October 19th - November 30th from 7-9pm
Monday Night Fall Hitting League: Oct. 24th – Nov.28th, 2010
(Excluding Mon. Oct. 31)
Where: Inside Pitch Training Facility – Bellingham, WA
Times: 6 to 8PM
League Description: 3-man teams will compete once a week for 5-weeks with a playoff/tournament scheduled for the last week (The week after Thanksgiving.) The games will be played on a field approx. 30ft. wide and 70ft. long (2 of our hitting tunnels combined). Points are awarded based on the outcome of each ball put in play. The “field”, or tunnels, are separated into FIVE SCORING ZONES. There is no defense played (no fielding), and no running involved on offense. Coaches will to each team. ALL AGES & SKILL LEVELS WELCOME!
Sign up as a Team of 3 or as a free agent; You will be place on a team for the league!
The Silver Medal Hitting Clinic is an intermediate to advanced level hitting class aimed at improving on all aspects of the swing - both physical and mental, through establishing an effective approach at the plate. Emphasis is placed on the physical mechanics of the swing during the first 3 to 4 weeks of the class, with a goal of eliminating any "mechanical inefficiencies" in order to create a more compact, powerful and repeatable swing. Emphasis for the second half of the 8-week session will shift from a physical standpoint to a mental point of view as the "timing" element of the swing becomes the focal point. The significance of a solid mental approach at the plate becomes very evident during this second half of the class as specific attention is placed on pitch recognition and pitch selection; all important factors that directly impact the timing of the swing.
Over the 8 weeks, players will progress through several types of hitting drills and exercises including tee work, soft toss/front toss, and live pitching during each session. Strength, balance and agility training is also incorporated to increase overall athleticism and produce "baseball specific" muscle memory, helping to escalate performance on the field. Progress is monitored, measured and reviewed through the use of high speed motion analysis video equipment and written assessments.
This class is a comprehensive approach to hitting that allows players to form a consistent, repeatable swing, resulting in better contact at the plate, more power, and a higher batting average. Every Gold Hitting session will have a different point of emphasis for the hitters to focus on. Emphasis gradually shifts throughout the course of the 12-weeks from a predominantly physical process at the beginning of the training sessions to an increased mental protocol at the end of our 12 week period.
Sessions focus not only on improving swing mechanics, but also on improving each hitter’s mental “approach” at the plate. In order to have success at the plate, hitters need to have a plan or an “approach” every time they step into the batter’s box. Mental aspects such as pitch identification and selection are highlighted, and advanced techniques are emphasized to promote better timing and a proper mental and physical approach at the plate.
Instructors work with hitters in small groups of 3 to 4 players on drills emphasizing that day’s particular point of emphasis. A mix of Tee Work, Soft Toss, and Live Hitting is incorporated into every session. Bat speed and swing path consistency will be measured and monitored through high speed video analysis. The session will culminate into a “live” pitchers vs hitters – controlled, game-like environment during the last 2 weeks of our training program.
An in-depth program focused on increasing each player’s arm strength, velocity, deception and command of all pitches. Players will undergo intense strength training including J-Band (rubber tubing) routines, weighted ball circuits and progressive “long-toss” regiments that will prepare each pitcher to compete at a high level of varsity play. Development of lower half power through specific drills and functional strength exercises that focus on explosive torque while maintaining postural efficiency throughout the delivery. Increased core strength and agility through full body conditioning and resistance training for pitching specific muscles will allow players to pitch more innings and recover faster. Each player will be tested and measured with progress recorded weekly and evaluated using high speed video analysis. This high-intensity training regimen helps to provide each pitcher with the ability to maintain focus and remain in control of any situation on the mound!
For 42 years, Coach Gary Hatch has guided the Sehome Baseball program toward state championships. And USA Baseball toward world championships. And the Bellingham Bells toward league championships. It marked the end of an era when Coach Hatch announced his retirement a few weeks ago.