Keep your skills sharp with our monthly clinics. Though not always easy, baseball & softball are simple games. The key to experiencing success is to be good at the simple things, and you can never work on them enough. In these clinics, the main aspects of playing and the fundamentals of each will be covered, giving baseball & softball players the opportunity to consistently hone their skills throughout the fall and winter.
Throwing & catching, fielding, pitching, hitting, and base running. Five things that, when confident doing them, will help any ball player stay on the field. Receive lots of reps in all five aspects over the course of a month in our monthly skills clinic! This clinic is for baseball players of ages 8-14.
Four sessions lasting an hour each, and each will be held on Saturdays of every other month. The structure of each session will be as follows:
5 minutes: warm-up
Quick, high intensity warm-up to get the body loose for the session.
15 minutes: throwing & catching
The most important part of the game and yet often the most overlooked. We will discuss and drill the proper mechanics and mindset to establish confidence in throwing & catching.
30 minutes: fielding/hitting/pitching
30 minutes will be dedicated to one of these three topics each week. Receive both fundamental and advanced instruction on how to be an efficient fielder, a more confident hitter, and a pitcher who throws strikes.
10 minutes: base running
Each session will conclude with the discussion and practice of a base running topic: for example, sprinting out of the batter’s box, primary & secondary leads, and having a quick first step on a steal.
Dates for the clinic are listed below:
|November||3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th (Saturdays)||1pm - 2pm|
|January||5th, 12th, 19th & 26th (Saturdays)||1pm - 2pm|
|March||9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th (Saturdays)||1pm - 2pm|
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Call us today at 224-1655 for more information.
David is a graduate of Castleton State College (now Castleton University) in Castleton, VT with a degree in Sports Adminstration and Business.
Played one year at Wheaton College in Norton, MA before transferring to Castleton. Key member of two conference championship teams in 2010 & 2012. Awarded First team All-Conference both those years along with Defensive Player of the Year honors his senior season in center field. School record holder for stolen bases in a single season (47) and in a career (109).
After graduating, went on to play two seasons in the Professional Pecos League for the Santa Fe Fuego in Santa Fe, NM. The Fuego were league champions in 2014, and in 2015 David posted a strong season hitting .321 with 5 HR’s, 30 RBI, and stealing 31 bases on 33 attempts.
Played three seasons overseas. Was a player-coach in 2016 & 2017 for the Attnang-Puchheim Athletics in the Austrian League in Europe. Won League MVP and Coach of the Year honors in 2016, and was an All-Star center fielder in 2017. The Athletics were league champions both years. From there, played and coached in Australia for the Golden Grove Dodgers in the Adelaide State League for the 2017-18 winter season.
In between playing baseball, worked for four winters at Diamond Kings Baseball & Softball Academy and Parisi Speed School in Bristol, CT. Responsibilities included teaching the fundamentals of baseball, softball, and sprinting mechanics in private, small group, and large camp settings with client ages ranging from the youth level to the college level.
Most recently, David was an assistant coach this past summer for the Glens Falls Dragons in the PGCBL (Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League) based in Upstate New York.
David is a native of Contoocook, New Hampshire.
Baseball, Softball & Speed Instructor