This 3 month long pre-season training program is a highly competitive and serious developmental group for the dedicated baseball player. We started this 15 years ago and it has evolved into our most popular training program for our high school student athletes. The program is 12 weeks long beginning in November or December depending on what level you will be playing in school, and ending just days before you start your indoor try-outs. Our goal is not only to prepare you for the up coming season but to develop your skills and talents so you can continue your career at the collegiate level. To accomplish this goal, the program has been designed to be the most realistic game situational learning experience you can have without being in a game itself.
THE PROGRAM To be involved in this group you first need to decide which part of the program you are going to enroll in:
The Hitting Program has steadily evolved over the past years into a tough mental and physical workout each and every week of the program. Each session is 1 1/2 hours per week. The instructors for your day and time will be the primary pitchers during the program. During the first four weeks of the program, the athletes will be working on basic fundamentals including mechanics, timing, off speed pitches, location hitting and being comfortable and confident in the batters box. Video analysis will help in the progress of each individual hitter every other week throughout the program starting week #2. The 5th week will begin the “live situations” where the hitters will be taking at bats by facing pitchers off of pitching mounds. This is also the time of the program where we step up the level of the mental side of being in the batters box. The game situations that will be introduced into these “live at bats” will include bunting, hit and runs, different pitch counts, hitting behind runners and more. Every at bat will mean something to the hitter during these “challenge weeks”. By the time your “try outs” roll around in March you will have had hundreds of at bats in game situations and be well beyond “mid season” form. Each session time will have a maximum of 12 students. The Pitching Program continues its evolution this year. We will be concentrating on the individual development of each athlete by creating a new format for the pitchers. For 12 weeks they will have their Bull Pen Session times (1 hour per week) and starting week in week 6, they will throw their game innings(2-4) against hitters on their Game Session days which will be scheduled individually with each pitcher. The twice-a-week format starting with week 6 will allow our athletes to develop their strengths and understand their weakness that will be worked in their next Bull Pen Session. With the increase in the amount of space comes the availability to add more aspects to the program which will aid in your development as a pitcher. During your Bull Pen Sessions times of the program you will spend a lot of time running, stretching, long tossing and working on your mechanics with a carefully designed pitch count. Learning and developing a new pitch or pitches will begin immediately in this program.Video analysis will help aid you in the understanding of your mechanics and how they dictate your pitch location, movement and consistency. You will be run through drills designed to prepare you for game situations such as bunt coverage, come backers, covering first, pick offs, rundowns and more. Your sessions will end a week before your “try outs” so you will be ready physically and mentally for practice.
No matter what part of the program you are enrolled in, you will be playing a variety of different “games” throughout the weeks of the group but THE GAME itself begins on week #4. This adds yet another dimension of competitiveness and teamwork to the program. It is a game played between the hitters and pitchers with specialized statistics for each. The hitters and pitchers will partner up to form teams prior to week #4. Double header and Triple header weeks will increase level of competition even more during these weeks.
|JV & VARSITY HITTING||MOD/FRESHMAN HITTING||PITCHING BASEBALL|
TUESDAY (START DATE 11/25)
SATURDAY (START DATE 11/29)
10-11:30AM (Spa Catholic)
11:30-1PM (Spa Catholic)
SUNDAY (START DATE 11/30)
8 SPOTS LEFT
7-8:30PM (SARATOGA HIGH)
2 SPOTS LEFT
8:30-10PM (BALLSTON SPA)
|MONDAY (START DATE 12/15)
NEW TIME AND DAY
SATURDAY (START DATE 12/13)
1 SPOT LEFT
1 SPOT LEFT
6 SPOTS LEFT
|WEDNESDAY (START DATE 11/19)
1-2PM (6-MAX / BASEBALL)
Just wanted to say thank you for a great sand lot season.
My son Aaron played in the 6-7 division and had a blast. I’m a Varsity Baseball
Coach and I the two young gentlemen that pitched to the kids each week were top
notch. They kept things moving and kept the kids ready and enthused. The price was right and more importantly my son had a
great experience. Thanks again and I will gladly spread the word that All
Stars Academy is a great place to take their son or daughter!