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Youth League Preseason Clinics

Baseball

Prepare your town league for the upcoming season with our Youth Preseason Clinics. Our goal is to provide consistent, quality instruction to youth players in order to teach them the game of baseball, and prepare them for the spring. The clinic structure mapped out below will be challenging yet fun, creating an environment that is welcoming and designed to enforce the fundamental skills of the game. 

Session Structure & Content

Though not always easy, baseball is a simple game. The key to experiencing success is to be good at the simple things, and you can never work on them enough. In our Concord Sports Center Preseason Clinics, the main aspects of playing and both fundamental and advanced skills of each will be covered, giving players the opportunity to build their skill set leading up to the start of their season. 

Sessions are typically scheduled once a week (though other agreed upon schedules are possible), are an hour long, and the structure being as follows:

5 minutes: Warm-Up

Quick, high intensity warm up to prepare for the session.

15 minutes: Throwing & Catching 

The most important part of baseball, yet often the most overlooked. Proper mechanics and proper mindset will be discussed and drilled to establish routine in throwing and catching.  

40 minutes: Hitting/Pitching/Fielding

The majority of the session will be dedicated to one of these three topics. There will be both fundamental and advanced instruction on how to be an efficient fielder, a more confident hitter, and a pitcher who throws strikes.

Coaches Clinic Included

If desired, an appointment for a coaches clinic can be scheduled for free. On top of working with the kids, we are more than willing to work with the coaches as well, and we’ll come to you. We encourage that a time is scheduled at a local site where one of our instructors can demonstrate ideas on instruction within practices. When it comes to baseball, we are all after the same thing, and that is to grow the game of baseball by providing youth players a positive place to play. Our experienced coaches want to help. 

 

Call us today or click on the small email link below for more information on how to schedule preseason clinics for your league

David Brandt

Performance Instructor

Phone: 603-224-1655

Lead Instructor - David Brandt

David is a graduate of Castleton State College (now Castleton University) in Castleton, VT with a degree in Sports Administration and Business. 

Played one year at Wheaton College in Norton, MA before transferring to Castleton where he was a 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. 

He has since played and coached professionally in three different countries including one season in Australia, two seasons in Austria, and for his most recent endeavor during the summer of 2019 in Sweden where he hit .402 as a lead off hitter and shortstop. On top of playing and coaching competitively, was very active with the youth organizations within each of the overseas clubs he was part of.  

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, weight training, and sprinting mechanics in private, small group, and large camp settings with client ages ranging from the youth level to the college level. Furthermore, had two stints coaching at the college level both being in upstate New York. The first in 2013 as an assistant for Adirondack Community College, and also in the PGCBL (Perfect Game Collegiate League) as an assistant for the Glens Falls Dragons during the summer of 2018.  

David is a native of Contoocook, New Hampshire. 

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