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01/13 (Tue) - 3 hours …


NCOA Baseball 2015 Instruction L5.1 Class #1_011315



L5.1 Student Class Prep - Tue, 01/20 - 6:00 - 9:00pm:


"Red" - links are homework ...

"Blue" - links are written or video review materials ...


Rule Module #1: 45 ft Lane Violation:

Reading - 45 ft Lane Violation Reading Assignment

Video - AZBOA 45ft Run Lane Violation

Video - 45ft Lane Violation #1

Video - 45ft Lane Violation #2

Additional Videos (optional): Interference - 45ft Lane Entire Playlist

Exercise - 45 ft Lane Violation


Rule Module #2: Batting Out of Order:

Reading - Batting Out of Order

Exercise - Batting Out of Order



Mechanics Module #1: Plate Work - Vision Theme:

NCAA Videos from 1996 Clinic:

Video - Plate Work #4

Exercise - Plate Work #4

Video - Plate Work #5

Exercise - Plate Work #5

Video - Plate Work #6

Exercise - Plate Work #6

Video - Plate Work #7

Exercise - Plate Work #7 (No homework questions, but review for some good tips ...)


NJSAB Video Short Videos:

Video - Plate Stance Foundation Importance

Video - Tracking Pitches

Video - A Strike Will Show Up When Utilizing Good Timing

Video - "Timing" as it Relates to Calling Pitches

Exercise - NJSAB Video Shorts - Homework Questions


Georgia ASA: (See how positioning changes your view of the strike zone & catcher’s mitt work)

Video - Softball Umpire POV from Behind Plate - Video

Exercise - Softball Umpire POV from Behind Plate - Homework Questions



Catcher’s Mitt Work during Spring Training: (See how smooth their mitt work is …)

Video - 2014 San Francisco Catchers

Video - 2014 Oakland Catchers

Video - 2012 Miami Catchers

Exercise - Catcher’s Mitt Work during Spring Training



AZBOA Video:

Video - Batter’s Strike Zone

Exercise - Batter’s Strike Zone


Additional Videos (optional):  Plate Work Entire Playlist



Mechanics Module #2: Plate work - Visual field & pitch tracking:

   Station Activities:

       Cable Ball Drill

       Numbered Ball Drill

       Blindfold Drill

       One-Eye Drill

       Visual Field Frames

       Tubed Goggle Drill

       Blacklight Drill

       Soft Toss Drill

       Pitching Machine Drill

       Stakeholder Analysis Drill


Plate Stance & Vision Activity Stations


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01/13 (Tue) - 3 hours …


NCOA Baseball 2015 Instruction L5.1 Class #1_011315


General Meeting? -- If so, delete rules module & save for another night ...


Assume 8-20 students … Maybe 2-4 small groups of 4-6 students … If 2 groups, then take 2 groups to each outside & then inside stations … If 4 groups, then split groups between 2 inside & 2 outside areas … Combine for rules & recap ...


6:00-6:15: Intro instructors, classroom concept & expectations ...


6:15-7:00: Rules Module - Batting Out of Order Rule

 -5-10 questions for homework done individually …

 -5-10 questions for class work done in small teams ...


7:00-7:45: Plate work activity - Vision theme … 3-4 stations?

 -"One eye" blindfold drill #1 - square PU’s head to F1 ...

 -"One eye" blindfold drill #2 - keep PU’s head square to F1 - close eye closest to plate …

 -"One eye" blindfold drill #3 - square PU’s head to top-outside corner of plate ... close eye closest to plate

 -"One eye" blindfold drill #4 - keep PU’s head square to top-outside corner of plate ... open both eyes ...

 -Visual Frame - cardboard frame with F1, F2, plate set in a stage with chair for participant to sit in ...

 -Tunnel vision drill - do soft toss with goggle tubes while doing soft toss drill - Physical vs. mental ...

 -Read F2’s glove reception - black light drill during soft toss ...


7:45-8:30: Visual field & pitch tracking:

 -Stations - Black light soft toss ...

 -Stations - Black light hitting streak machine toss (?) ...

 -Should have students video each other’s plate work with Droid pad?


Plate Stance & Vision Activity Stations


8:30-9:00: Recap …

 -Visual field alignment … How can it help/hurt vision quality … judgment, timing, consistency ...

 -Pitch tracking & reading F2’s glove work … How can it help/hurt strike zone consistency … algorithm

 -Batting Out of Order Rule



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