2005 NATC CHAMPIONS!
www.cooperstowndreamspark.com

PITCHER AND CATCHER SCHOOL

 

WHO: Players, ages 5-12
WHEN: Sunday, March 16, 2008     8:30 - 11:00 a.m.     (Registration at 8:00 a.m.)
WHERE: Mowbray Park, Stevensville, MD

From Annapolis area:

  • Take Rts 50/301 across the Bay Bridge
  • Take exit 37 (Rte. 8)
  • Turn right (south) onto Rt. 8
  • Turn left at Bay City Rd. (2nd light), left into park.

From Eastern Shore:

  • Take exit 37 (Rte. 8)
  • Turn left (south) onto Rt. 8
  • Turn left at Bay City Rd. (3rd light), left into park.
(Tom Francis' cell phone is (410) 279-5949 for reference)

PITCHING:
  • Mechanics of wind-up and stretch/set deliveries
  • Different grips and different pitches
  • Setting up hitters
  • Defensive plays for pitchers
  • Pitchers' mechanical problems
CATCHING:
  • Receiving the ball
  • Throwing the ball
  • The tag at home plate
  • Blocking pitches in the dirt
  • Pop-ups, bunts, and cut-offs
  • Helping the pitchers get hitters out
  • 7 C's of successful pitching and catching
  • Preparation and fitness
  • Mental aspects

 

WHAT TO BRING:
  • Glove, cleats, (bring catcher's gear, if available).
  • Water bottle and snacks.
  • Dress for the weather!
  • Smiles, positive attitudes, & enthusiasm for learning!
EXPECTED OUTCOMES:
  • Lots of Fun!
  • Opportunity to demonstrate baseball skills
  • Up-to-date information
  • Sound instruction and drills
  • Effective coaching
  • Verbal feedback for personal improvement
  • Encouragement for success...in baseball & in life!
INSTRUCTORS: Coaches of BOYS OF BASEBALL - NATIONAL TRAVEL TEAM
COST: $35 payable to BOYS OF BASEBALL*
[Note:  No player or family has ever missed out, or not participated, because of limited/lack of financial resources].
HOW TO APPLY:
  • Call a contact person listed below and confirm participation.
  • Arrive early at the field to complete the application process.
KEY LOCAL CONTACTS:
Tom Francis
(410) 571-9509 (H)
(410) 279-5949 (Cell)
tjjsc5@msn.com
Chuckie Pitts
(410) 482-2216
(302) 270-2075
chadman@dmv.com
Chuck Breeding
(410) 827-6160
best4004@verizon.net
Jeff Dresser
(410) 643-4436 H
(410) 924-1683 Cell
tbdress1621@atlanticbb.net
Eric & Julie Willey
(302) 628-9021 (H)
JuleeRN@aol.com
Mike Elkow
(732) 851-5050
michael.elkow@njm.nmss.org
LODGING: Days Inn
1542 Whitehall Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 974-4440

Directions from the Bay Bridge:

  • take Rts 50/301 west across the Bay Bridge
  • take the first exit (Sandy Point St. Park)
  • turn right to cross over the highway to Whitehall Rd..
  • go right onto the Whitehall Road
  • the Days Inn is about a mile or so on the left

Directions from Annapolis area:

  • take Rts 50/301 east toward the Bay Bridge
  • take exit 30 (Whitehall Rd.)
  • go left , Days Inn is about 1/2 mi on right
* BOYS OF BASEBALL - NATIONAL TRAVEL TEAM,
formed in 1995, is a not-for-profit educational and
youth development charitable baseball
publicly-supported organization.

All contributions (beyond player participation
costs) are tax-deductible, and will help player/
family participation.

Dr. Stephen E. Cosgrove, Manager & Coach
BOYS OF BASEBALL - NATIONAL TRAVEL TEAM
1927 Watercrest Drive
Auburn, AL 36830
(334) 826-0307 Phone

Email: info@boysofbaseball.com
Website: www.boysofbaseball.com