The goal of the Jim Penders Team Fundamentals Clinic is to provide middle school coaches and players a chance to get quality pre-season work in with the aid of the UConn coaching staff. The Husky Baseball curriculum will be featured in a condensed format. Attendees will actively engage in drills and quality repetitions to best prepare for the high school season. Team and individual skills will be taught as well as a pro-style showcase.
Hitting mentality talk, tee drills, front toss drills, small ball execution drills, beneficial batting practice format, and base-running skills
Proper throwing lead-ups, proper bullpen work, work without a catcher, flat ground or mound work, arm care drills, and pitching mentality talk
Intangibles, receiving skills, blocking skills, throwing footwork, force plays, tag plays, bunt defense, pop ups, and handling your pitching staff
Pick drill series, proper footwork, double play turns and feeds, pre-pitch setup, and infielder mentality talk
Pre-pitch setup, footwork drills, throwing footwork (crow hop work, quick release work), communication drills, and understanding what it takes to be a great outfielder
Cuts and relays, bunt defense, proper execution for run downs, and 1st and 3rd defense
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