WINTER CLINICS  |  PRIVATE LESSONS

BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL
Private/Semi-Private lessons are available for hitting, pitching, catching and fielding. Set up a customized session plan with one of our professional instructors. Develop a solid base of skills for on-field play, or refine your existing form and correct mechanical faults with video analysis and personalized instruction. All of our instructors have college level playing experience, and some have played professionally. Single student sessions or semi-private groups of 2, 3, or 4 or more players are available. Click the link below to read more about scheduling a session and see student feedback too.

See instructor bios HERE.

See feedback from our students HERE

 

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NEXT SESSION STARTS JANUARY 6, 7
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RUNNING FROM NOVEMBER 2017 TO MARCH 2018
Sharpen your skills and and improve your game in the off-season by registering for a StrikeZone Winter Clinic. Work on hitting, pitching, or overall skills development with one of our professional instructors, all of whom have at least college-level playing experience. Or get together with some friends or teammates and design your own custom program.

Clinics run 6 weeks for Session A (Nov-Dec), 6 weeks for Session B (Jan-Feb), and 6 weeks for Session C (Feb-March) for one hour periods in a small group setting with a 6:1 player/coach ratio.

Note: All clinics depend on minimum registration to take place, so pass the word to your friends and team-mates if you sign up for a class.

If you are looking for instruction, but don't want to go with private lessons, this is an excellent cost effective alternative. See the schedule and register for a clinic below using the online form:

 

CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE SCHEDULE

 

BUILD YOUR OWN CLINIC

Get together with two to four* (or more) of your friends or teammates and design your own custom multi-week program in your own chosen timeslot. Work on the specific areas which you want to develop: hitting, pitching, fielding, throwing or catching. Just email us at the address below with your area of interest, age and experience level and we'll schedule a custom clinic for your group and match you with the instructor that will best meet your needs.

Because YOU determine the particpants in your clinic, you can control the age and skill level of the players and, unlike pre-scheduled clinics, are guaranteed that your session will move forward regardless of the number of players in the group.

Note: Custom clinics do not utilize the online registration form.
Please send an email request using the email link
at the bottom of the page.

*Cost for groups of less than 4 players is higher per player.

PRE-SCHEDULED WEEKEND GROUP CLINICS

Hitting
Players will be instructed on the mechanics of successful hitting, focusing on five steps: stance, load, stride/trigger, swing, extension & follow-through. Players will receive instruction on the proper stance in the batter’s box, grip on the bat, getting into the hitting position, utilizing a correct stride/trigger, and developing a proper swing through consistent upper and lower body mechanics. Additional aspects, such as developing bat speed through a short stroke and using the back side/bottom half to drive the ball, will be covered as well. Common faults in form and execution will be identified, addressed and corrected by instructors. Hitting drills will be conducted using a variety of devices including hitting off a batting tee, soft toss, as well as machine and live pitching.

Pitching
This class is intended for players interested in developing the proper skills to become a successful pitcher. Instruction will focus on developing consistent and sound pitching mechanics, and the ability to achieve a consistent release point. Players will receive instruction on the main phases of delivering a pitch including the proper set position, balance point, separation & landing, power position, release and follow through. Other topics will cover correct positions in relation to the rubber for windup and stretch, correct ball grip, and the importance of developing an off-speed pitch. Pitchers can work out side by side in a 72' dual pitching cage with portable mounds and target screens.

Baseball Skills Development
The 7-9 year old class is intended for beginning players and will cover basic techniques for throwing, catching, hitting, and fielding. The focus of the instruction will be centered on the implementation of correct mechanics as a solid base for future skills development. Instruction will cover correct batting stance and grip, proper turn and balance in the swing, the correct technique for fielding grounders and fly balls, and throwing accurately at different distances.

The 10-12 year old class will function as a more advanced overall skills clinic that will focus on refining existing skills and giving players an opportunity to work on multiple aspects of their game including hitting, pitching, catching and throwing. Position-specific infield/outfield techniques can be covered as well.

NOTE: All pre-scheduled clinics are dependant on minimum
registration requirements in order to take place.
In this case, the clinic can still be held but with a
reduced number of weeks, as an option.

 

If you have any questions regarding StrikeZone Camps or Clinics,
or if the Online Form is not working for you, please email us
using the link below or call us at 703-823-0061:

 

 

 

 

WAIVER FORM
All Participants are required to fill out and sign a waiver form before joining any camp, clinic, or activity at the StrikeZone. You may fill this out in person at the facility, or download a PDF file and bring the completed form with you to the camp or clinic you are attending.

Click Here to download the Waiver Form

 

Camper Code of Conduct:

1. Players must act in a courteous manner.

2. Players must not throw fits or temper tantrums due to making an out, losing a game or any other reason.

3. Players must abide by the coaches rulings in all activities and contests and not argue calls.

4. Players must follow coaches instructions at all times and participate in the given scheduled activity--that is, players are not allowed to go off on their own, pursue their own activity, leave the facility, and generally disrupt the group.

Players who do not follow these rules will be given a time out period in the front waiting room. If a player persists in this behavior on a continuing basis, they will be asked to leave the camp immediately.

If a player engages in any of the following, they will be asked to leave immediately.

1. Initiating any physical confrontation with another player or coach.

2. Deliberately breaking equipment or throwing equipment in a malicious manner.

3. Using profanity or engaging extreme outbursts of shouting/screaming or threats to others.

If a player is asked to leave the camp immediately, the parent will be called and requested to pick them up on the spot. They will have to wait in the front area, and not be allowed any further participation. The player will not be allowed to return for the remainder of the week and no refunds will be issued for any missed time.

The behavior cited above affects the whole group, disrupts general harmony, and poisons the atmosphere for all the players and coaches. By asking all players to follow these rules we can provide an enjoyable and educational experience for everyone.

 

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