Pitching with Greg O'Connell. The instruction is led by a former D1 pitcher and a long-time head coach for multiple organizations. How to keep your arm in shape and recovery, proper pitching mechanics from the wind-up and stretch, types of pitches, the strategy of the entire at-bat, pick-offs, etc. This class goes by age which relates to pitching distance.
Hitting with Coach Charlie Pipp. The current JV coach for Utica Ford II High School has coached many teams and won a Little League State Championship in 2019. He is a former semi-pro player with over 20 years of coaching experience. Coach Charlie works with multiple types of swings from beginner to advanced.
Fielding and Hitting with Coach Dan Tallant – Coach Dan is the current Varsity Coach for Utica Ford II High School. He also coaches an 18U Showcase team. Coach Dan was named the 2021 Macomb County Division 1 Coach of the Year after leading the Falcons to the MAC White championship and a district crown. Ford was also named 2021 Team of the Year.
September Train & Play 8U
A 4 week Train and Play clinic for our younger players in September. The classes will be 90 minutes on Thursdays 9/9, 9/16,9/23, and 9/30. You are able to select between 2 times at registration (5:30pm-7pm or 7pm-8:30pm). The cost is $100 per player and includes all 4 Thursdays. It will be held indoors at Red Diamond Baseball Academy.
Players will be split up into small groups for the first 45 minutes and they will work on drills such as sliding, infield, outfield, hitting, and baserunning. For the remaining 45 minutes, they will play a live game. Teams will be divided up by the instructors. This is the best of both worlds as we are still able to get some quality instruction to the players and the players get to enjoy a game for their hard work and training efforts. Throughout the game, the instructors will be helping the players on game strategy, game flow, and position roles.
November/December Training (6-week program)
Wednesdays 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22
Fridays 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17
Saturdays 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18
Fielding/Throwing with Dan: Max 8 kids
Hitting with Dan: Max 4 kids
Hitting with Charlie: Max 4 kids
Pitching with Greg Max 6 kids
Train and Play: Max 12 kids:
Red Diamond Baseball Academy 51187 Devonshire Blvd Shelby