Clinics and Programs an Overview
Clinics - Players will be taken through the training program step by
step. All players will be taught specific drills and stretching
exercises that focus on arm strengthening an arm care. Overall program
develops arm speed and velocity, through balanced strength. Mechanics
will be addressed as needed, then put together to work as a whole entire
motion. Individually videotaped and reviewed by our staff.
Catchers Clinics - Each
player will have a better understanding of receiving, calling the game,
blocking pitches, fielding bunts, pop ups and throwing to bases. Drills
will emphasize proper footwork, agility and arm strength development.
Individually videotaped and reviewed by our staff.
Infielders Clinics –
Middle infield and corner infield positions will focus on developing
lateral speed and agility, soft hands, arm strength and proper footwork
for all types of plays. Individually videotaped and reviewed by our
Hitting Clinics - This
program will break down hitting from head to toe through the principles
of the training process. Drills will concentrate on each part of the
swing, with the primary goal of getting the mechanics to work as a
whole. Hitters will receive a mental plan of attack for each at-bat and
a better understanding of the types of pitches they can drive.
Individually videotaped and reviewed by our staff
Team Clinics -
Fundamentals, strategy and mental game plans for hitting, pitching,
defense and base running will all be a part of this 2 hour program.
Players will see demonstrations of proper technique then actively
participate in various drills that introduce them to the concepts of the
traing process. Coaches will gain a better understanding of each
player’s true ability and how to maximize his potential. Teamwork and
communication between players/coaches will also be addressed.
Youth League Coaches Program - This program provides coaches
with the opportunity to learn how to demonstrate technique and
communicate to their players more effectively. All fundamentals of the
game will be addressed and each coach will receive an understanding of
the training process and how it simplifies the mechanics, allowing
players to focus on the immediate tasks at hand. Coaches will hit,
throw, pitch and field, while gaining strategic tips to help them manage
a winning team and conduct a fun and productive practice.
Agility and Strength Training
The Pro Advantage
Strength and Agility Program is designed based on how the parts function as
The resulting training programs are based on the following principles:
alignment and dynamic balance are the foundation for all training
movements, not muscles
fundamental movement skills before sport-specific skills
core strength before extremity strength
body weight before external resistance
joint integrity before joint mobility
speed before speed endurance
The result is the
systematic, sequential and progressive development of “The Complete
During this five
step process we ask questions to gain insight into the athlete’s needs and
condition. Based on the answers, a system and plan is developed to help the
athlete reach their goal. Finally, the effects of the program are assessed
Step #1 - The Sport - Baseball
What are the demands of the sport?
Most games require
quick starts and quick stops.
The Performance Paradigm — Constant interplay of force reduction and force
Step #2 - The
Athlete - Your makeup
What are the qualities of the individual athlete relative to the demands of
This is highly age dependent, therefore, it is important to carefully
Position or Event
These demands change
as the athlete's training age increases.
Step #3 - The System - Balance, Rhythm and Vision
The system has five "S" training components:
All these components
have a different emphasis based on the sport and individual. Facilities or
equipment should not be a limiting factor.
Step #4 - The Plan
Timing of the application of training components.
Phases Of The Year
Step #5 - The
Assessment of the effect of the program. Find out where you are to know
where you are going.
Method to the Athlete
Kinetic Chain Concept
To maximize results, you must condition and prepare the whole body.
The body is a link
system with all parts working together.