CANANDAIGUA – Are you a current baseball enthusiast who actively plays the game and is between the ages of 8-16? Or, are you someone who is on the fringe of debating whether or not baseball is the right sport for you to explore in terms of extracurricular activities. Is it your aspiration to grow your baseball game into one that molds that of an outstanding player? Do you go to bed each night dreaming of becoming a star on the diamond?
Well, if you are juggling any of the above questions in your head and are looking for ways to improve your skills pertaining to the sport of baseball, Finger Lakes CC may be just the right place for you to be come January 27th and February 3rd/10th of 2013. What do these dates signify, you may ask? They signify a three-day series of well-put together baseball clinic sessions – each of which will be run by the entire current FLCC baseball coaching staff in the gymnasium at FLCC's main campus in Canandaigua.
On the 27th of January, an offensive skills session will be offered as part one of the winter clinic sessions. On the 3rd of February, a defensive skills session will be administered. The three-part series will then conclude on February 10th with a session devoted to pitchers and catchers. Each of these three dates falls on a Sunday.
Paving the foundation for the teaching process of these clinic sessions will be Sean Marren, head FLCC baseball coach, along with Laker assistants – Nick Amatulli (bench coach), Mike Zollweg (pitching), Jimmy Habecker (catching), and Travis Lisena (outfield).
In the offensive skills sector, the attendee can expect to receive step-by-step hitting instructions that will fully cover every aspect of the swing. Comprehensive drills ranging from dry swings to tee work to live batting practice will be included.
When participating in the defensive skills activities, one can expect to be taught the fundamental based approaches for fielding, throwing, and catching. A wide variety of positions will be covered – stressing the importance of developing one into a versatile player. Session two will conclude with group drills and camp competitions.
The third and final day of the winter clinic three-part series will focus on the pitching and catching portions of the game. This session will analyze the fundamentals that stem to these two positions. Drills to hone the individual skill sets of each person present will be instituted. An opportunity to throw/catch live pitching will be included. Lastly, part three will conclude with a discussion on the mental aspect of these positions.
As mentioned, if you are a current baseball player or aspire to play the sport, you must be between the ages of 8-16 to attend any of these winter clinic sessions.
For further information on the 2013 FLCC Winter Baseball Clinic Sessions, contact the Laker baseball office via phone (585.785.1633) or email (email@example.com).