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Clutch Baseball

schedule & registration
About program
Mighty Mounders (Ages 4-5)
- Fundamentals of baseball- throwing, catching, and hitting skills
- Learn positions
- Learn through play
- Structured setting
- Catching with two hands
- Confidence and self-esteem building
- Learning to be a team player
- Having fun!!!

Rookies (Ages 6-8)
- Learn position names
- Ready position on defense
- Throwing from an “L” position
- Learning the strike zone
- Becoming more comfortable with the ball
- Understanding the concept of being tagged out
- Improve hitting and catching accuracy

Silver Sluggers (Ages 9-11)
- Sportsmanship
- Becoming a great teammate
- Handling defeat, victory, and adversity
- Learn to play all positions
- Learn baseball terminology and strategy
- Playing longtoss
- Baserunning
- Improve hitting and catching accuracy
- Playing hard no matter what

Gold Glovers (Ages 12-14)
- Continue working on sportsmanship
- Attitude and Effort
- Form throwing
- Always ready positions
- Game situation: Where’s the play?
- Game situational hitting
- Conditioning
- Hitting
- Base running basics
- Fielding

Pitching Mechanics
*Improve accuracy
*Proper form and arm angle
*Learn both style…..wind up and from stretch
*Proper grip of ball
*Strengthen arm

Hitting for Power
*Learn the different types of “Loading for Power”
*Proper grip of bat
*Placement of hands and elbows before the swing
*Proper stance and form

Strength and Conditioning
*To help your player improve and develop in the following areas through various activities
-cardiovascular endurance
-hand-eye coordination
-muscular strength
About program director
Tony Papadakis
(781) 493-6345
Tony Papadakis started his love for athletics and baseball as a young boy in San Carlos, CA. He played every sport possible up until high school. Tony played 4 years of Varsity baseball and basketball while attending Sequoia High School where he competed against such famous athletes including Tom Brady and C.C Sabathia. He then received a baseball scholarship and played 4 years of collegiate baseball at LCU in Lubbock, TX where he played second and third base.

After graduating with a B.A in Physical Education he began his teaching and coaching career. He has taught at DCD, BSB,and KSA in MA. He has coached AAU Baseball at the 9u, 10u, 11u, 12, 13u, 14u levels. He has been a PE Teacher, Athletic Director, and Sports Camp Director. Tony currently is the Site Director for all of the Boston Red Sox baseball summer camps. We are happy to have Tony join out team at NESA and look forward to the beginning of his Clutch Baseball program!!
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