This is the
most intensive and personal instruction. One-on-one instruction
ensures undivided attention in a non-competitive and encouraging
environment. The mechanics of pitching and hitting are completely
broken down, refined, and then put back together. Make no mistake,
if it is not broken, I will not fix it. The student can expect to
understand each piece of a movement and its participation in a
correct pitch or swing. All batting practice is live and all
bullpens are thrown to a live catcher.
This is a good
alternative for parents on a budget or for students who want to work
with a friend. With two-on-one instruction, attention is equally
distributed to both students, and in many cases, students are able
to learn from each other. During a pitching session, each student
will throw the same amount of pitches. Half of them will be to a
stationary target while the other half will be to a live catcher. A
hitting session will work the students alternately in as many as 4
different stations, including live BP. Skills games are also
instituted during the session to enhance concentration and friendly
instruction requires commitment from two sets of parents. For this
reason, pairings must be coordinated by the parents.
This instruction also requires a “pay ahead” fee schedule and a
commitment of 6 sessions. The total cost of this 6 week program is
Extra BP is an
excellent complement to regular practice and game schedules. Most
players are only afforded 10-15 swings during a team batting
practice. This is not nearly enough repetitions to get better or
fix problems. The Extra BP session will incorporate 4 hitting
stations, including live BP, to allow for extra 200-300 swings per
week under instruction. 4 circuits will be made during the hour;
that’s 4 rounds of extra live batting practice.
groups must be coordinated by coaches or parents. It is
recommended that all players in the group play on the same team to
eliminate scheduling problems. This 6 week/one session per week
program requires a “pay ahead” fee schedule. The total cost for the
program is $120 for each student.
Bunting is one
of the basic fundamentals that each player must have in order to be
a complete player. Unfortunately, it is one aspect of the game that
is often not taught or under practiced. This one time clinic will
teach players proper stance and bat position to be proficient in
this lost art. I will teach the sacrifice bunt, squeeze bunt,
“butcher boy,” and bunting for a base hit. Repetition under
instruction during this clinic will build a player’s confidence and
ability to perform this necessary fundamental.
must be coordinated by coaches or parents.
Call Doug to schedule a time for
progress in their leagues, they will face pitchers who have
curveballs and change-ups in their arsenals. This clinic will
incorporate 4 hitting stations, including live curveball BP, to
teach players to stay back and hit a ball that is changing planes.
Simply put, as players see more curveballs in practice and under
instruction, they will become more confident in not just making
contact with the breaking pitch, but driving it. Four circuits will
be completed during each session; that’s 4 rounds of curveball BP
each week. These hitting fundamentals also prepare players to hit
the change-up while still being ready to explode on the fastball.
hitting groups must be coordinated by coaches or parents.
Again, it is recommended that students play on the same team or have
the same practice/game schedules to eliminate conflicts. This 3
week/one session per week program requires a “pay ahead” fee
schedule. The total cost is $75 for each student.
Coming this fall!