For our youth athletes, training at BBG is about more than athletic performance. We are committed to the long-term development of all of our athletes, ensuring that they achieve their performance goals as well as build skills that will lead to a lifetime of good health and personal accomplishment. Athletic performance is a byproduct of determination, confidence, and a strong work ethic. It is through undertaking these habits of pursuing goals that our athletes learn valuable life skills; commitment, perseverance, teamwork and discipline, are qualities that they will carry with them into all aspects of their lives.
Athlete Assessment (“The Inspection”)
This is our baseline. Athletes are put through general fitness drills as well as specific skill evaluation in order to assess their current capabilities. Our coaches review their performance in these areas and score them specifically on their mobility, stability, functional movement from the engine to the wheels. From there, they will develop a program that targets the athlete’s specific goals while also focusing on areas of improvement that will help them become the best they can be.
Strength & Conditioning (Athlete ”Engine Performance”)
Brewster Baseball Garage “Powered by Elite Progression” places emphasis on 5 points of our ATHLETE “ENGINE PERFORMANCE” and the keys of being a complete athlete: STRENGTH, PERFORMANCE, NUTRITION, EDUCATION, & MOTIVATION.
- Want to hit the ball farther, be faster, and outlast the competition while reducing your risk of injury? Strength & Conditioning must be part of your training!
- The program is designed for all ages to help prepare young athletes to compete at their highest level. It will help increase strength, speed, agility, endurance, and flexibility. The result is improved all-around athletic performance no matter what you want to do.
Hitting Fundamentals (The “Alignment”)
You’ve probably heard someone say, “hitting a baseball is one of the hardest things to do in sports.” They weren’t lying. Your baseball swing is something that needs to be worked on constantly so that it becomes muscle memory. After all, when the ball is on the way to the plate, you don’t have time to think, you only have time to react. Here are four foundation fundamentals that will help you refine your baseball swing and become a more consistent—and dangerous—hitter.
- Hand Placement
- Plate Coverage
- Swing Mechanics
Advanced Hitting (The “Tune Up”)
“Do I need to incorporate technology into my swing to improve?” Like anything, our understanding of baseball and hitting has changed. Darwin once said “The only thing constant is change.” We will use advanced swing analyzer technologies to capture each player’s hitting metrics and video analysis to identify and customize a training program that meets the needs of the individual player. Our hitting assessment will provide a comprehensive hitting report that consists of the following metrics:
- Bat Speed
- Attack Angle
- On-Plane Efficiency
- Vertical Bat Angle
- Exit Velocity