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Youth Division Spring Training

One thing that separates CCB from other programs is our attention to detail. We look to build the athlete from the ground up and teach them the ins and outs of this game. Baseball is a game of inches. It is about honing in the minute details and executing fundamentals. Spring Training is a chance for our players to perfect their craft starting from the beginning stages. It’s not about jumping into tournaments. To see success, you must build success!

Ages: 11u - 14u

Training Dates: Saturday, January 9, 2021 –  Sunday, January 31, 2021

Commitment:   12u & 13u Saturdays
                         10u, 11u & 14u Sundays

 

Format

 

Stretch/Active Warm-up

We will take our athletes through an in-depth active warm up routine. It is important athletes learn how to properly prepare their bodies to achieve maximum results.

Throw

We install a throwing program specific to each position. For guys who are utility players we have a certain throwing program to follow.

Base running

We break down the proper form, technique, and strategy. Players will learn how to read the game from an offensive standpoint and learn how to gain bases without the help of a coach.

Fielding

We breakdown basic CCB principles of fielding and hone in the fundamentals. Players will learn the techniques and responsibilities of every position in the infield. Outfielders will learn the techniques of tracking a baseball as well as learn routes and how to read a ball without watching it. Expect to be a utility player!

Pitchers

Will install proper mechanics, knowledge, and confidence. We will STUDY the game. Pitchers will be given a throwing and arm program that will be completed regularly through all seasons played for CCB. With new technology being available for mechanical breakdowns, we will be introducing this to our athletes!

Catchers:

We will learn proper receiving and blocking techniques and join a study session with pitchers to learn how to call pitches. Lastly, catchers will be trained to be CAPTAINS! It is your job to command what occurs on the field.

Hitters

We will learn how to be aggressive to fastballs in the zone and be able to hit the ball to all fields with power. If you can take away and divide the plate into pieces, you can form a plan for success!

Mind/Body Care:

Between our entire coaching staff we have bachelor degrees in many areas however we do have three B.S. in Kinesology and one in Sports Psychology. We preach physical and mental health. Physically, we take pride in teaching our athletes how to train their bodies to uphold the demands of a baseball season. In addition, we teach our athletes about proper ways to speak and think that breeds success. Speak it into existence; speak in positives!

Purpose:

Spring Training is a chance for us to properly prepare athletes for their upcoming seasons. It is important that players take the necessary steps and get proper in detailed practice to form good habits before games begin. Spring training is a time to perfect our craft as ball players and then come tournament season we display our hard work. This also serves as tryouts for all of our CCB Elite teams.

Age Specific Goals:

10u: enhance fundamentals and improve basic knowledge of the game.
11u: Introduce more advanced CCB principles and hone in fundamentals
12u: Improve fundamentals, perfect CCB concepts already taught, prepare for 13u field change, begin preparation for 2021 Summer trip
13u: Prepare for High School. Improve fundamentals, hone in our philosophies, learn the full size field, adjust pitchers for major league distance.
14u/8th graders: help ball players continue to mature, begin preparation for 14u Perfect Game World Series, USA Championships, WWBA’s, College Team Camps, and most importantly put you ahead of the game for high school.

2021 Breakdown:

January: Spring Training Practices
February: Sunday Scrimmages
March: Begin tournament play (more info to come)

Location/time:

Location and time will be given after sign ups

Rainout Policy:

In case of heavy rain we will email you no later than 3 hours before your time slot of any schedule change

Fee:

CCB Elite Members: $270 (jersey and hat included)
New Players: $295 (jersey and hat included)

Payments can be made by PayPal family and friends: dariusmcclellandccb(at)yahoo.com
Check or cash mailed to: 10627 Creston Dr. Los Altos, CA 94024

Refunds: Fees are non-refundable.

Attire:

Full Baseball gear/ cleats and running shoes. We will supply practice jersey and hat.

Coaching Staff:

Our entire coaching staff comes from college or professional experience. The resume’s of our coaching staff cover all levels of baseball: junior college, NAIA, D3, D2, D1, MiLB, and MLB.

Amenities:

We have had the luxury of being well connected. Baseball is a small world and if you work hard at it, it rewards you. We have been fortunate to give our athletes access to: gyms, hitting facilities, physical therapists, corrective exercise trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, sports psychologists, online training, CCB alum to come speak to our athletes.

Take Home Workouts:

CCB members receive throwing programs and arm strengthening/maintenance programs that help improve the overall efficiency of the arm. These workouts are to be done on your own at home every Tuesday and Thursday and take you through the entire year.

COVID-19 Protocol:

Everyone is adjusting to balancing athletics and physical health. We’ve been able to provide our athletes with the game they love in a safe environment. We will follow all county and state guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our players.

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