Our Academy program, ages 7-10, is designed for individual player registrations only, no outside teams. This is an Accelerate run program allowing our coaches to apply our proven philosophy developing players during practice and games. This program is also designed to eliminate stress and anxiety for both players and parents. We offer options of a games & practice, games only or practice only. This provides families the ability to stay involved in a sport even if a full commitment can't be managed. It also eliminates the stress of choosing Baseball over family time, another sport or another activity. At this age it's important to have the kids play and enjoy anytime they can get on the field. We do not hold it against any player if they can only commit to one option, we offer these options to keep the players involved. Practices: Our coaching philosophy for practices is teaching basic fundamentals and focusing on proper technique. This approach will develop players for long term success, not short term for the sake of winning games. Repetition is important as well as keeping the players engaged and busy. We design our practices to maximize every minute which will keep the players interested and involved. Games: Our coaching philosophy for games is helping build a love of the sport. This is a critical age because in most cases this is the child's first introduction to the sport so eliminating negativity and outside distractions during games is extremely important (i.e. coaches getting on players if a mistake is made, parents yelling at umpires, other players/teams exhibiting unsportsmanlike behavior etc..). We treat games as another practice because there are so many teachable moments during a game. At these ages games should not be built into stressful environment, games should be fun, enjoyable and played with a purpose to build a players confidence.
THURSDAYS 6:00pm-7:00pm FRIDAYS (Time TBD) 8 week sessions This program also offers an option for Friday Games. The games are played on Fridays in 8 week seasons coinciding with Thursdays *if interested in the game option, check the 'Practice & Game' option in the drop down* Thursdays