June 17 - 20, 2013
9:00 - 11:30 am
P. O. Box 1935
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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Dream Big Athletics offers baseball training for the individual, small group and or team. We also run many professional camps and clinics. All of our training sessions are instructed by trainers who have played or coached at the professional baseball level.
We customize our individual training sessions to provide the personal training each player will need to improve their skills and gain confidence to make the game more enjoyable. All of our instructors have a wealth of experience and each player will learn in a positive environment.
Our instructors can train your team in every aspect of the game. We will teach each player the individual fundamentals to improve their game as well as prepare your team for competition. We can help you organize practices, help with game situations and provide the confidence your team needs to perform at a high level.
Dream Big Athletics continues to provide many opportunities for players to learn from the top instructors in baseball. Players in our program have learned from major league instructors such as Jim Hickey Major league Pitching Coach for the American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays and Tim Bogar Major league Defensive Coach and 1stBase Coach for the Boston Red Sox. We have year round camps and clinics which enable our young players to learn from a variety of instructors who have professional experience. These camps and clinics insure that each player is learning the proper fundamentals to take their game to the highest level.
We teach the mechanics of the major league swing. We breakdown each players swing and rebuild it with the proper fundamentals necessary to make consistent hard contact. We allow each player the opportunity to have their own individual style as long as they are doing things fundamentally correct. Teaching this swing provides them with the foundation they will use the rest of their career. Once they get a feel for the swing it will be only a minor adjustment here or there to keep them on track. If a player can hit he can find a place in any lineup.
The mechanics of pitching are the foundation for any successful pitcher. We teach 1) Balance 2) Direction 3) Power Position and 4) Finish. These 4 positions provide the proper fundamentals for pitching. We emphasize 4 seam and 2 seam fastballs and teach each player a change up below the high school level. Mechanics, fastballs and change ups are the foundation for every young pitcher. With the younger kids we want them to build up their confidence and arm strength and learn how to throw strikes. When a pitcher reaches the high school level we have the experience to take their game to another level. We teach them a breaking ball and provide them with the mental and emotional abilities to succeed at the high school level and beyond.
Defense is the most overlooked skill in baseball training. Dream Big Athletics places a big emphasis on defense. We stress proper throwing and catching mechanics that will enable a player to play for a long time. Fundamental footwork and proper hand position are taught to the players in the program. We provide top level defensive training for all age groups. Teams that play good defense have a chance to win many games.