Presented by USA Elite Training & North Branford Little League
Location: Totoket Park, 290 Forest Rd./Rt. 22, North Branford
Dates: Mon.-Thurs., August 21-24, 2017 (rain date 8/25/17)
Time: 9 am - 12 noon All Skills
12:30 - 3 pm Pitchers/Catchers
Ages: 8 - 16
Clinic Directors: Jen Hapanowicz
Clinic Fee - North Branford Players and USA Elite Members Before 7/22: All Skills $119; Pitchers/Catchers $99; Both $199
Clinic Fee - Non-North Branford Players/Non-USA Elite Members Before 7/22: All Skills $139; Pitchers/catchers $119; Both $219
*Late fee of $25 added after 7/22/17
Clinic Staff & Format:Clinics will be instructed by the USA Elite Training Softball Coaching Staff. Players will be divided by skill and age groups during each clinic session. For complete bio of the staff please go to our website at www.usaelitetraining.com.
All Skills Program:The daily program will emphasize the following skills: throwing, fielding, the short game and hitting. In addition, fundamentals of each position (double-plays, covering bases, cutoffs, etc.) and defensive and offensive strategies will be covered. This program includes base running, sliding, selecting the proper equipment for the individual position and live game situations.
Pitchers & Catchers Program: Each day the pitchers and catchers will spend the first half of the clinic working on specific skills for their position. Pitchers will learn the correct fundamentals of windmill pitching including: how to grip and snap the 2 and 4 seam fastball, drills to improve arm circle speed and mechanics, drills to improve balance and explosion in the pitching motion. The goal of clinic is to improve accuracy and speed. The beginning pitchers will work on Change-ups and the advance pitchers will work on spins for various pitches. All pitchers will work on fielding position, and how to set batters up. All pitcher speeds will be checked via radar gun and spin rotation via the Rev Fire. The catcher skill work will include learning the proper stances, framing, throwing techniques, blocking, pick off plays, fielding bunts, passed balls and how to call a game.
Cancellation Policy: 14 day notice required for refund. No make-ups for illness. For medical injuries with a Doctor's note - a Credit will be provided
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