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2017 Lower Division Fall Ball Q&A (12-14u)

08/05/2015 1:18 PM -

Sept. 2nd – November 12th

(12 - 14u)

The Slammers Baseball Club will be conducting its annual Skills and Drills fall program starting in September. The fall program will emphasize player 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.

THIS PROGRAM IS A MUST DO IF YOU WANT TO GET AN EDGE AGAINST YOUR SPRING OPPONENT

Slammers Fall Ball Philosophy

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.

What is the Slammers Skills and Drills development program?

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 skilled 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
Bunting
Base Running and Stealing
Sliding

Throwing
Fielding Ground Balls
Fielding Fly Balls
Fielding Positions 3 Thru 9
Executing Double Plays and Relays

Catching Technique:

Receiving

Blocking

Framing
Catcher Fielding Plays

Pitching Mechanics
Changing Speeds
Locating Pitches
Holding Runners

Pitcher Fielding Plays

 

Please remember that playing fall ball does not guarantee anyone a roster spot for the 2017 spring teams. We want boys to compete on a daily basis, and we are looking to field the best team possible come spring. We are looking for competition, hard work, and dedication.

When are practice days and Times?

Practice days:  Wednesday and Friday format

Practices times: 7 pm to 9 pm (Rancho San Ramon Park has lights)

Practice schedule will be posted on our Team Website

Where are practices located?

1.     Rancho San Ramon Park – 1998 Park Loop San Ramon, Ca

How are the practices formatted?

12, 13, 14u: 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 be asked to choose which position they are trying out for and participate in those specific coaches’ drills. Players will be allowed to participate in multiple position drills throughout the practices. 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 on November 12th

Will we be playing games?

Yes we will play scrimmages throughout the fall season. We will schedule games on Sundays against other 13/14u teams from the area.

What is the Developmental Division and what age groups/divisions will be offered?

12 yo-13u (7th graders): 13u players are entering 6th and 7th grade – 54 ft. (pitching distances) 80 ft. (Bases)

14u (8th graders): 13 yo and 14u players entering 8th grade - 60 ft. (pitching distances) 90 ft. (Bases)

Will we participate in any Tournaments?

The Slammer Fall program has not participated in tournaments during the fall season as the emphasis has skills development and game situation training. This season we are looking into adding up to 2 local tournaments (Manteca, Ripon, and Twin Creeks) for players available.

What are Fall Fees?

The fall fee's this year is $695 for an 2.5 month program (under $280 per month - best deal in down)

New Payment Policies have gone into effect this fall season

$300 player deposit will be due at the start of program

A couple of specific notes about fall ball:

13u and 14u:

1. We will have both 13u and 14u players competing against each other on a daily basis during practice hours.

2. 13u and 14u players will practice at 90 ft. bases (13u will practice at 80 ft. bases and 90 ft. bases but always use the 54 ft. pitching distance)

3. Practices will be held on Wednesdays and Friday Evenings

4. Scrimmage games will be held on Sunday (mornings) – when scheduled

5. Practices will be geared for individual position work and speed conditioning- Each position will have a coach working with players solely on a regular basis - Pitchers, catchers, Infield, Outfield, 1st basemen

Multi-Sport Option:

The Slammers Baseball Organization is a huge supporter of multi-Sport athletes.  We understand some players will have other sports that they are participating in which is great and will keep them in shape, but there is no reason why a player can not show up over the weekend to get at-bats during a fall ball game or at the stables if it is communicated with the coaching staff. We will have an open door policy with players who are committed to getting their workouts.

Register online:

Go to Slammersbc.org - Hover over "Contact Us” and click "Register a player" and please sign your player up so that we have an idea who will be attending. If you are unable to attend but still plan to participate this fall, please click "Request a tryout" and fill that out as well.

Click here to register:  Player Registration form

Training Facilities and Practice fields

RANCHO SAN RAMON PARK - San Ramon Ca

What’s even more exciting is our new baseball facility in San Ramon. The new park is called RANCHO SAN RAMON PARK in San Ramon. It is a 5-minute drive over Windermere onto Bollinger from the stables.

· The new facility includes a warm up area - running Track, two 80 ft. Cages and a new baseball field that is suitable for the high school players in our program. 

· Pregame batting practice is now a valuable option for us, and when a team does not have a game, we will have batting practice on the field.

· Adding this new field to our list has been a huge uplift to our training methods, and we have the field six days a week with lights now

· We will be using Rancho San Ramon to its capacity.

Contact Information

For personal evaluations or more information, please contact

Marco Cartagena - 925.209.1564 EMAIL: coachmtraining@gmail.com

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