RMLL has partnered with DiamonDawgs and the Okotoks Dawgs to run skill specific training in the months of January and February. Below are the descriptions and sign up links. **Please note these clinics are exclusively for our High Performance players who participated in our Summer/All-Star seasons.**
Rocky Mountain Little league is excited to partner will Diamondawgs Baseball to run our High Performance Winter Training. These training opportunities will first be offered to players that have participated in other RMLL High Performance program (Spring Travel, Summer All Star or HP Fall Ball). Diamondawg Coaches will be leading the sessions with RMLL coaches helping our players develop throughout the winter.
Each session is $180.00. Please read the descriptions and click on the links below to register:
Hitting/Defense Sessions -
Train one day per week through January and February as you prepare for the start of the season. This program will cover all the baseball fundamentals including hitting, defense, throwing mechanics, pitching, and receiving (catching skills at all positions).
Our focus with all young athletes is to instill greater self- confidence on and off the field. Diamondawgs facilitates that through athletic development in their baseball skills, but also by creating a teaching progression to challenge athletes with different experience levels and periodic testing to show progress. At this age group, having the confidence to hit, catch, throw and field is paramount to their athletic success and long-term involvement in the game.
Other information about this Diamondawgs camp:
- This program is for select RMLL players age 9-10 years (Minors player for the 2024 baseball season)
- Registration LIMITED to 25 athletes with low coach to player ratio
- Sessions planned and led by Diamondawgs coaches with assistance from RMLL
Pitching Sessions -
Arm Strength, Recovery, and Mound Work
As a pitcher you will:
-Have a consistent throwing program each week that will include arm strength & recovery exercises and a proper warm up.
-Have a pitching coach work with you on the mound to provide feedback on mechanics, repeatability, and developing the changeup.
Each 45 minute session will include three stations:
1. Dynamic Warm Up and Shoulder Prep
2. Long Toss & Pitch Development (grips, release, etc)
3. Mound Work
*Pitchers will be able to sign up to train in a small group for 45 minutes between 11:00am and 12:15pm*
Catcher Sessions -
This clinic is for Little League catchers of all ability levels who will play Minors in the 2024 season.
Many players have a desire to catch, but have not had the chance to learn the skills required to excel behind the plate. During the season it can be difficult for head coaches to truly develop catchers and games can get frustrating for young catchers who have a passion, but don't have any experience. This clinic will focus on developing the basics of the various stances, receiving mechanics, and blocking technique.
Each session will start with group instruction while the first group of pitchers warm up. Then catchers will move into stations to work on receiving, blocking, throwing mechanics, and live work as they catch the pitchers during bullpens.
Winter Training led by the Okotoks Dawgs
This registration is for RMLL's 2024 Winter Training led by the Okotoks Dawgs. The sessions will be facilitated by Okotoks Dawgs coaching staff at their indoor facility in Okotoks. Sessions will be divided into specific skills and can be signed up for individually. The sessions will focus on development of pitching, hitting, fielding and catcher skills. Participants must provide their own equipment (glove, bat, helmet, running shoes (no cleats) and appropriate athletic attire.) For the catcher sessions, league equipment can be provided if requested.
All players must be eligible to play in Rocky Mountain Little League in 2024 based on Little League residency requirements, and all players must be aged 9 - 12 years old based on the 2024 Little League age chart (born between September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2015).
The time and dates are listed below
Hitting Clinic: Jan 13th - 6:00-8:00 pm, Jan 20th - 6:00-8:00 pm & Jan 21st - 2:00-4:00 pm
Catcher Clinic: Jan 27th - 6:00-8:00 pm, Jan 28th - 2:00-4:00pm
Pitching Clinic: Feb 3rd - 6:00-8:00 pm, Feb 4th - 2:00-4:00pm, Feb 10th - 6:00-8:00 pm
Infield Clinic: Feb 11th - 2:00-4:00pm, Feb 17th - 6:00-8:00 pm
Each clinic can be signed up separately. Invoices will be sent upon closure of the registration and must be paid immediately upon receipt via secure on-line credit card payment. The cost for each clinic is below:
Hitting Clinic: $120
Catcher Clinic: $80
Pitching Clinic: $120
Infield Clinic: $80