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From the front office of Vipers 15U Baseball Head Coach Bobby Sparks. This season has certainly rejuvenated my love for coaching this game...great kids who are focused on making the team better. Everyone accepts his role and gives 100% effort every time. We also have great parents, awesome coaches, and a great support system from the Mill. Our tournament record this Fall is a testament to how well this team meshed together! Looking forward to an even better spring season! Thanks to Joey, Tim, Wendy, Bill, Eby, Stephanie, Jenny, Dana, Stephanie Blount, Erica, Doris, Tonya and Eric, Monica and Chris, and your families! Also, sending a special thank you to Ronnie and the folks The Hit'n Mill! We'll see you all soon! Merry Christmas! Vipers also celebrated their Christmas Party with a Trophy presentation from Top Gun Sports for finishing runner up in fall season points championship. Congrats on a great fall season team! Keep working hard! Good Luck in 2015!
John Brenkus of Sport Science analyzes what it takes to hit a Major League pitch.
John Brenkus of Sport Science analyzes what it takes to hit a Major League pitch. Six-time MLB All-Star Nomar Garciaparra steps into the Sport Science batter...
Build Pitching Velocity in the Off Season Pitching involves a short burst of explosive movement down the mound in order to throw with high velocity. A pitcher relies on his legs to drive quickly down the mound in order to accelerate the throwing arm around and deliver the pitch. Remember that Force = Mass x Acceleration, so the goal is to create explosive movements that accelerate the arm, which in turn boosts velocity while allowing the body’s bigger muscles (legs & hips) to take stress off the arm. The pitcher’s motion lasts less than 2.0 seconds on average, and lasts less than 1.3 seconds from the stretch. This type of movement relies on fast-twitch muscle movement more than maximum strength. Therefore, in order to build the fast-twitch muscles necessary to repeat a delivery, a pitcher would benefit more from explosive training in the weight room over mass building. In addition, a pitcher’s training should emphasize the functional strength necessary to maintain balance and posture throughout an explosive pitching delivery. Since the pitcher is mostly on one leg at a time, functional strength training should attempt to isolate each leg separately.
The Hit’n Mill Lady Vipers 10U and 12U travel fastpitch teams are having open tryouts for the 2015 season. All positions are open. Selected players will begin two weekly winter practices/workouts in January at the Hit’n Mill in Hope Mills. Players with 2004 and 2005 birth dates please contact Bobby Riddle at 910-977-0339. Players with 2002 & 2003 birth dates please contact Stan Bagley at 910-988-0722 for additional tryout information.
January 10th 2015 - Baseball Pitching and Catching Clinic Hosted by Josh Bagley and Jeff Nance AGES 9-12 (9AM- 11AM) AGES 13 & UP (12PM -2PM) COST $30.00 *Learning through video analysis *Proper pitching and catching mechanics *How to gain more velocity(pitchers) *How to throw more strikes more consistently (pitchers) *Blocking Drills (catchers) *Throwing out runners (catchers) * And more
Thanks to all the young ladies who attended today's fastpitch hitting clinic hosted by Jennifer Bonilla. Players today were introduced to our new video analysis program. The first and only web based sports motion telestrator that allows videos to be uploaded, marked up with voice over videos. Great job Lady's! Keep Working Hard!
***Viper Baseball Evaluations and Tryouts*** Beginning Monday December 15th through January 15th, the Viper Baseball Program will be holding evaluations for the up-coming 2015 Spring Season. Player evaluations are required for any NEW player looking to make a spring team. Evaluations are free and include 2 private sessions, players will be rated in all aspects of the game. Upon completion of evaluations players who demonstrate the skill to compete at an advanced level will be invited to tryout in January date and time TBA. Please call the Hit'n Mill to schedule your evaluation and include players birthdate. Parent or guardian must attend evaluation. Phone: 910-229-3453 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org