The CYA Babe Ruth league is hosting baseball Winter Workout sessions and a Softball Pitching Clinic at the CYA Fieldhouse starting JANUARY 6th!
Winter Workout Sessions
There will be 8 sessions from 7pm to 8pm on 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 and 3/6. Session size will be limited to 16 participants. Additional sessions will be opened as needed (e.g., 8-9pm; 9-10pm). The clinic is open to all players from 13 to 18. The sessions will include hitting, throwing, pitching, catching, and defensive drills.
Each player needs to bring their glove, sneakers/turf shoes, batting helmet, and bat. COVID-19 participation rules for the CYA Fieldhouse will be followed. Waiver forms must be completed by all participants. No spectators are permitted. Cost for the 8 sessions is $160. Cost for a second player from the same family is $120. Drop-in registration cost (if space is available) is $25 per session.
Softball Pitching Clinic
There will be 8 sessions from 6pm to 7pm on 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 and 3/6. The sessions will be limited to 20 pitchers. Additional sessions will be opened as needed (e.g., 7-8pm).
South Lakes HS pitching coach Dave Gould will provide the instruction for the softball pitching clinic. Coach Gould also coached at Catholic University and Chantilly HS. Coach Gould has provided pitching caps/lessons for over 20 years. Coach Gould has over 50 years of experience playing fastpitch softball including experience playing/pitching in National and Regional Championship tournaments. Coach Gould was elected to both the Greater Washington Fastpitch Hall of Fame and the Washington DC Fastpitch Sunday League Hall of Fame.
The clinic is open to all players from age 8 to 18. The clinic will focus on the windmill style pitching mechanics and how to throw different pitches. Topics will include the arm motion, finger grips per pitch, footwork on the mound, drills to develop accuracy, and drills to increase pitch speed. Advanced discussions include how to determine hitter weaknesses and pitching strategies. Players will be grouped by skill level (e.g., beginner, intermediate, advanced) and instructions will be tailored for each level.
Each pitcher needs to bring a catcher (e.g., parent, teammate), their glove, sneakers/turf shoes, and one or more balls. All participants including catchers must wear a mask. COVID-19 participation rules for the CYA Fieldhouse will be followed including social distancing. Waiver forms must be completed by all participants including catchers. No spectators are permitted.
Cost for the 8 sessions is $160 per pitcher. Cost for a second pitcher from the same family is $120. Drop-in registrations (if space is available) is $25 per session.