INSTRUCTIONAL FALL BASEBALL - 2017
(Instructional Fall Baseball Program: Our program is different. Traditional fall ball usually includes playing games on the weekends. Players experiment with playing multiple positions and there is usually very low intent. I've always scratched my head and wondered what the REAL purpose of fall ball is. As John Wooden once said, "don't confuse activity with achievement."
Generally speaking, athletes don't get better by playing. Sure, one can increase game intelligence, but skill sets and athleticism improves by training, not playing. Think about it. When Billy plays, his swing mechanics did not improve. He didn't get stronger. His throwing mechanics and velocity didn't improve either. Other countries train more and play less. We sort of have it backwards.
Our fall ball is all training - 2x weekly - 2 hours each visit - one mid week and Sunday. It's a great way to work on swing mechanics, throwing mechanics/efficiency, and to work on overall athleticism while being pushed and challenged. I highly recommend participation. There's value, content, and structure. It's affordable too.
You see, to REALLY improve something, you must do it often and deliberately. This is assuming the techniques is correct. Obviously we can't train the wrong thing. Think of it in terms of the following acronym - T.R.I.P. It stands for technique, repetitions, intent, and persistence. Each component is crucial to building muscle memory.
S1) Technique is spot on… and one trains daily, but the intent is low.
S2) Repetitions take place daily, intent is very high, but the technique is not correct.
S3) Intent is through the roof, technique is spot on, but the repetitions are not there.
Neither of these scenarios are effective. Something is lacking in each one. Consider how this relates to traditional fall ball too.
We believe the technique is spot on at WBI. That's because I've surrounded myself with some of the brightest minds/mentors in the game. I give them all the credit.
Our throwing program is like no other in our area. It's the real deal. Joe is as good a hitting coach there is too. Every academy owner out there played the game at a high level - so what! The information is the key and we believe that we have it. This is what separates us from everyone else.
We understand how to train at WBI. With that said, the kids have to put in the work. It's not like a can of beans that you can just purchase off the shelf. Goals and training MUST match. In general, kids need more repetitions. This is what our fall ball is about.
Train Like an Olympian, not a high schooler
Repetitions and personal development will highlight this program.
Ages 13 - 16
Dates: 9/10/2017 thru 10/12/2017 (five consecutive weeks)
- Sundays noon to 2pm
- Thursdays 6 to 8pm
Ages 10 to 12
Dates: 9/11/2016 thru 10/13/2016 (five consecutive weeks)
- Sundays 2 to 4pm
- Tuesdays 6 to 8pm