What Families are Saying About Diamondawgs Softball Programs
At Diamondawgs we strive to engage our athletes as an active part of the learning process by providing them with detailed information about the skill or movement being executed. The athlete then develops the knowledge to self-monitor and make the necessary adjustments rather than relying external feedback for each repetition. We understand that athletes must get to the point where they can feel their mistakes in order to correct them.
Training sessions will run through the follow time frames:
Phase 1 - November 2nd to December 19th, 2023
Phase 2 - January 9th to February 24th, 2024
Phase 3 - March 4th to April 10th, 2024
NOTE: although consistency of training is a key to making great off-season progress, one session is not a prerequisite for joining the next session
All sessions will be held at the Diamondawgs Training Center (Unit K 7008 5th St SE).
Softball Academy Program
The focus of each hitting session will be education. Hitters will learn the factors that influence the effectiveness of a swing, the areas of their swing that require adjustments, and how to self-monitor progress. The off-season hitting progression will cover the following:
1. Developing consistency in the prep phases of the swing
2. Improving transfer of power to maximize solid contact
3. Developing a consistent hitting approach
Sessions will include the use of video analysis, radar gun readings, and periodic use of bat sensors for swing data.
This training program is designed specifically to develop strong, dynamic and healthy throwing mechanics for softball players. We will focus on:
-correct warm up & cool down routines
-developing arm health by improving throwing patterns - no wrist flicks!!!
-develop arm strength through a progression that will include long toss, plyo balls, and drills to incorporate footwork
-challenging players with complex movement drills to make them dynamic throwers on the field.
Strength & Conditioning
The physical demands placed on softball players are unique. The games basic skills require incredible amounts of power and speed that must be combined with balance and stability in order to perform them with precision. The athletic, core-based training style employed by Diamondawgs Conditioning will develop an athlete's strength while teaching them to stabilize their pelvis and core, maintain balance throughout dynamic movements, transfer power efficiently through the body, repeat mechanics with precision, move with greater efficiency and speed. Each training session will be led by a certified strength & conditioning coach.
An off-season strength program that builds balance, strength, power, and agility will improve:
-Power at the plate
-Ability to locate pitches
-Range at all positions
-Foot speed on defense
-Speed on the base paths
-Ability to stay healthy
*This is a female-only training group
Youth Skill Development (9-12 yrs)
For players who will play U13 or U11 in 2024
This program runs one day per week and will cover all of the softball fundamentals as well as movement training to aid in injury prevention and improve athleticism. All drills and progressions will be focused on players ages 9-12 and will be taught in an environment with a low player to coach ratio. At this age we are looking to build each player's confidence in their ability to hit, catch, throw, and field in order to support their development on the diamond.