Performance and Developing Pathway Programs

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Performance and Developing Pathway Programs

These top-tier athletes will undergo training from Baseball NSW’s highest calibre of coaches over three sessions per week. These programs will be led and directed by Baseball NSW High-Performance Manager, Grahame Cassel.

Held at Blacktown International Sports Park, these sessions will also include Sprint Training from Baseball NSW’s certified speed and Sprint Coach David Ninnes.

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Athletes will also use Rapsodo baseball technology to provide data and metrics for both Hitters and Pitchers.

New to the program, Position Players will receive a Blast Sensor which will provide further data to help Baseball NSW develop and fine-tune each player’s swings by creating individualized practice plans

Baseball NSW will continue to give our athletes body screening and assist them with physical development through in-training gym sessions that will include a mixture of body weight, weighted, and explosive/rotational exercises to help create a baseball-centred approach to the weight room.

Baseball NSW will have a testing day towards the end of the program to see how much the athletes have improved and progressed throughout the program. The testing day will include a 60-yd dash, Run & Gun, and Bat Exit Speed test. These results will constitute the athlete’s trials for the U18s and U16s AYC.

Program length

The Performance and Developing Pathway Programs will run over 10-weeks between June 18 and August 22, 2024.

All sessions will incorporate the positional requirements of each group.

Sessions will take place at:
Blacktown International Sports Park (Diamond 2) on designated days listed in information packs from
 6:00pm to 9:00pm or 9:00am to 12:00pm on Saturdays

Program content

All players will receive the following content:

– Baseball specific skill development
– Arm velocity development
– Running speed development
– Bat speed development
– Strength + Conditioning
– BLAST MOTION bat sensor data
– Professional body screening
– Pre and Post program testing
– Rapsodo pitching + hitting tracking software