Training, more specifically, good training is critical for young athletes. When my son was younger, 8-12, I paid a lot of attention to who was training him as well as the techniques they employed. There are certainly more “bad” coaches out there than good. And the amount and type of damage that can be done, can be really hard to undo. For a young athlete, the pressure is immense, and compounding that with subpar training is a recipe for disaster. So if you’re in central Missouri and looking for baseball instruction, I’d recommend you give these guys a try.
The BC Baseball Academy believes that private lessons are essential to the development of players. Whether the lessons are for hitting, pitching, or defense, these lessons lead to much quicker development. Tremendous improvements can be made at these times in many areas. The goal is to have the players continue to improve during the “off season” and, thus, start each preseason much improved over the end of the previous year.
We would like to offer every player on one of our league teams an opportunity to partake in our winter lessons. Our main lesson instructors will be Brad Doering (pitching), Bret Graziano (hitting) and Bob Coons (hitting and pitching). We will also have other instructors that will become available. Below are the listings of our lesson packages provided:
Individual Lessons are scheduled with one instructor teaching one player during the scheduled time. If players are scheduled for one hour lessons, the lesson may be broke into 30 minutes hitting and 30 minutes pitching. If this is done, player may have a different instructor for hitting and a different instructor for pitching.
Partner Lessons are scheduled with one instructor teaching two players during the scheduled time. If partners are scheduled for one hour lessons, the lesson may be broke into 30 minutes hitting and 30 minutes pitching. If this is done, partners may have a different instructor for hitting and a different instructor for pitching. When scheduling partner lessons, parents/players should find a partner to schedule with and work with for lessons.
The times for these lessons will be made available either on Saturdays and Sundays or on any weekday from Monday through Thursday from 5:00 – 9 pm. Individual lessons will typically last for 30 minutes; however many players tend to do 30 minutes of hitting and 30 minutes of pitching. Take into consideration that schedule times are on a first come basis.
I hope we may serve your interests and provide the opportunity to help each player attain their goals and play at the next level. Please feel free to call Mike Hinton at our BC office at 573-445-8999 if you have any questions. Hope to hear from everyone soon and best of luck to you in preparation for the spring.