Program overview: This program is to first and foremost be an instructional experience for the young player. The drills given will be the building blocks for your athlete’s future in this game. Baseball is and will always be the toughest game on this planet. We will teach your athlete the meaning of hard work and mental preparation so he/she is ready for the next level; whether it be on the field or off the field.
Hitting will touch on all aspects of the game. To be a good hitter you must be mentally prepared to play the game. We will break down the swing into all the mechanical movements and instruct players how each movement is done the RIGHT WAY! As the program progresses into the later weeks we will put each mechanical aspect together to properly develop a proper/correct swing.
HITTING PROGRAM BREAKDOWN:
PROPER BASE AND BALANCE!!
EXTENSION THROUGH THE BALL
KNOWLEDGE OF THE STRIKE ZONE
Proper throwing mechanics are essential to a young ballplayers development. The focus will be on developing proper mechanics to ensure a safe and accurate throwing environment. The drills given are the building blocks in a young players development as a player. The player should be able to take these drills home and practice them every day in front of a mirror.
THROWING PROGRAM BREAKDOWN:
Catching is the most important position on the field. Catching is one area of the game that receives little or no instruction during practice. Here at the Ct Bombers program, we pay special attention to ALL aspects of the game (especially this vital position) Learning how to catch the ball correctly as well as basic throwing mechanics will be stressed
CATCHING PROGRAM BREAKDOWN:
PROPER RECEIVING AND BLOCKING MECHANICS
PROPER THROWING MECHANICS
SOLID ATHLETIC POSTURE
Players will be instructed and drilled on the proper development of their hands working together with their feet. To play the infield, your feet need to be quick but light. The Ct Bombers Program focuses on drills that will make the young player prepared for the next level of play. Players will be taught the proper arm slot so they can become quick with their throws. A player will also become aware of how his body will work together while fielding a ground ball/fly ball.
DEFENSIVE PROGRAM BREAKDOWN
PROPER FOOTWORK/GLOVE WORK ARM ANGLES /ATHLETIC POSTURE/FIELD AWARENESS
Players will become aware of the proper way to take a lead and steal a base. All players will learn the correct way to run and be explosive in a baseball centric learning environment.
SPEED AND AGILITY/CONDITIONING:
This program will teach the young player the meaning of flexibility. We will prepare the athlete both mentally and physically so he can perform at a higher level. Agility/core drills will be given so the athlete knows how to get better the RIGHT WAY!