2017 High School Division Fall Ball Q&A

08/05/2015 1:14 PM -

Sept. 2nd – November 12th

(15u - 18u)



The Slammers Baseball Club is in its 15th season of organized baseball, and we embrace our respectable reputation throughout the greater Bay Area. The Slammers Baseball Club has always emphasized the development of baseball players through one-on-one instruction at practices and games. We believe that a player’s development is heightened with the right coaching staff with individuals who are dedicated, knowledgeable, experienced in the game (Collegiate to Professional) and with the proper skill specific and strength training methods. We strongly emphasize a teaching environment that allows players to mature and take control of their personal development through an intense training program.

What the Slammers will be offering you

1.        Specialized training with an experienced and knowledgeable coaching staff

2.       Professional Baseball coaching

3.        Coaches are available to every player for individual/ specific skill lessons (Catchers, Infield, Outfield, Pitchers)

4.       Recruiting Videos availability 

5.       Strength, speed, and agility training program

6.       Slammers indoor training facility – Slammers Stables

a.       Indoor batting cages

b.       Turf field

c.        Swing analysis software available to all players

d.       Speed and agility training area

7.       Rancho San Ramon training and Game complex

a.       Baseball field with lights

b.       2 professional level batting cages

c.        Training and warm up areas

What Baseball Education will you gain from the Slammers Coaching Staff?

1.        Position specific skills and proper mechanics for:

a.       Pitching

b.       Catching

c.        Infield

d.       Outfield

2.       Proper strength and agility mechanics  

3.       Collegiate/ Professional baseball mentality

4.       Learn the correct hitting, pitching, and position mentalities to succeed in every situation on the field


The Slammers coaching staff believes there is a point in the year where players have to go back to the basics and develop new habits and get rid of some bad ones. The fall season is the time the Slammers go back to the drawing board and help player’s development a better sense of their personal game. The fall program will emphasize each player’s progress through an intense training regimen which will then allow the coaching staff to narrow its focus on individual player skill development. The skills and drills platform is a powerful training program which allows players to learn a new skill and sharpen current skills they already possess. The fall program will include baseball techniques and theory, speed and agility development, a conditioning component and weekend games/scrimmages to help players become ready for their upcoming spring ball season.


The program compromises of 11 weeks of skills and drills accompanied with speed, strength, and agility program geared to get players ready for spring ball. The emphasis will be “skill” development through practices during the week and scrimmage games on the weekends.

What are skills and drills?

Skill and drill are a quick activity in a practice which a new skill is introduced to a player and is being practiced until it becomes automatic.

Some of the skills players will develop during this 11-week program are but not subject to

  Part I: Offense

Part II: Defense

Part III: Catching

Part IV: Pitching

Hitting Approaches

Situational Hitting
Mental approaches

Base Running Stealing

Proper Throwing Mechanics

Fielding Ground Balls

Fielding Fly Balls

Fielding Positions 3 Through 9

Executing Double Plays

Cuts and Relays

Backing up bases

Catching Technique




Fielding the position

Pitching Mechanics

Changing Speeds
Locating Pitches
Holding Runners

Fielding the position

When are practice days and Times?

Upper Division (15u-18u)

Practice Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays or Wednesday Fridays

Game Days: Saturdays

Tentative times: 4 pm – 6 pm

Where are practices located?

1.        Rancho San Ramon Park – Park Loop Rd. San Ramon, Ca

2.       Slammers Stables Facility – 8115 Camino Tassajara Livermore, Ca

How are the practices formatted?

15u – 18u: Teams will have individual practices with their assigned coaching staff. Practice will run 2 hrs. long. The coaching staff will evaluate players after each practice and give feedback to players about their overall performance. The first portion of practices will be broken up by positions. Coaches specializing in specific skills will run players through drills that will begin from introductory levels to advance levels as the fall season progresses. We will have a Catchers coach, Infield Coach, Outfield Coach and Pitching Coach running drills. Each player will participate in their specific position coaches’ drills. The second portion of practice will be team orientated: Drills such as team defense or team offense will be emphasized. The third portion of practice will emphasize around base running and speed agility conditioning.

Fall ball season timeline:

The fall ball season will officially begin September 2nd  and end November 12th

Will we be playing games?

16u: Will play extended games (9 innings +) or doubleheaders vs. local club teams every Saturday

18u - Will play extended games (9 innings +) or doubleheaders vs. local club teams Saturday

What age groups/divisions will be offered?

16u – Frosh/Sophomores

18u – All players who are varsity level players

When are game days?

15-18u: Saturday will be game days - extended games (9 to 12 innings) and or double headers will be played

What are Fall Fees?

The Fall fee's this year is $695 for 2.5 month program (under $280 per month - best price in town)

​$300 player deposit due at registration

If you would like to purchase a recruiting video and added to our website - $820

Recruiting video's alone are $275 (you save $150 with combo deal) 

New Payment Policy will be in place this Fall Season

Will we participate in any Tournaments?

15u-18u: Will not be participating in tournaments during the fall season. Winter tournament season will begin right after fall ball season concludes.

High School (Upper Division) Program:

16u: Incoming Freshmen

18u: Varsity Level

A couple of specific notes about fall ball:

1. We will field an 18u and a 16u group. We will practice together but play games separately

2. We have only 16 slots per each age group available - Rosters will fill quickly 

3. Games will be played at Rancho - opponents will be Oaks, College Park, APS, Blankenship, Castro Valley HS, NorCal prospects, Clayton Valley, Pittsburg and etc.

4. Tuesday and Thursday practices @ Rancho (times will be determined shortly - after school obviously)

5. Scrimmage games on Saturdays (mornings) 

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