Thirty-seven youth baseball and softball players from across southeast Alabama spent a Sunday afternoon honing their hitting, fielding, pitching, and catching skills as the staff of Troy Baseball held their first On-the-Road clinic at Heflin Smith’s Ballfields in Kinston.
Players and parents from Kinston and surrounding areas have shown increased interest in private and group instruction at our Troy training center, so we decided to bring our training program to this location where a greater number could be served, commented Ron Pierce, Owner of Troy Baseball. It’s exciting to see the level of enthusiasm and the progress these young players are making as they apply the techniques they’re learning in our sessions.
During the four hour session, almost half of the time was devoted to hitting instruction, and the remaining time was spent practicing defensive drills. Pierce and his staff of former college and/or professional players, addressed player and parent concerns, taught drills each player could utilize individually, and stressed the importance of development of basic baseball and softball fundamentals in order to improve one’s ability to excel in their sports.
As one parent stated The girls were excited about the opportunity to meet and be trained by a previous college softball player. She was able to take actual game experiences and incorporate it into her training which made for a fun experience for the girls attending. The girls were taught the importance of proper warm up and stretching before practicing and playing. They were also taught proper hitting and defensive techniques and the instructor stressed the importance of practicing to master these techniques.
Pierce, the inventor of the patented, Multi-Tee swing trainer, uses his unique batting tee extensively in training youth players and each clinic participant received their own Multi-Tee and instructional video to use at home. The clinic provided excellent hands-on experience for our young players.
The guidance and suggestions from the instructors, especially involving long-term drills they can work on, will definitely be a big help in our ongoing training, said Bruce Nelson, parent. The kids were excited about everything they learned and can’t wait to get to work with their Multi-Tee – it’s going to be a great training aid for them.