This Week in Baseball 11.25.18

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This Week in Baseball

Baseball News

Technology in baseball is changing the game, whether you care to admit it or not. Everything is evolving, from bat handles to pitcher usage to how hitters attack pitches. This article from March takes a look at many of these changes, challenging the reader to determine if the changes are good or bad for the game. No matter your opinion, what’s certain is that change and technology advances will be ongoing for the foreseeable future. 


Aces News

It may not even be 2019 yet, however we have scheduled a few tournaments for each team to compete in already. The latest bunch will take place over Father’s Day weekend, and are organized as follows:

Each team will have the opportunity to compete against area and perhaps regional teams. You can check your team’s schedule via the GameChanger app, or visit our website page for updated links to the tournaments. 


Training Updates

Our first Pitching Program finished up this past Monday, with Pitching Instructor Alex Tomter helping a dozen pitchers develop better command and velocity by improving their mechanics and mental approach. 

Alex is leading another handful of programs through the end of 2018, while also committing to a bunch of Private Lessons each week. In 2019, Alex will start another round of Pitching Programs that you will not want to miss! Stay tuned for more details on dates, days, and times. 

Many young hitters struggle to barrel up inside fastballs, oftentimes hitting balls off the bat’s handle or completely missing the pitch. This drill helps to keep the hitter’s elbows positioned correctly during the swing, provide maximum adjustability to put the barrel wherever the pitch is located. It can be done with a rolled up sock, wiffle ball, or any other circular, compressionable ball. Enjoy!


Camps, Clinics, and Lessons

In case you missed the picture at the top of the page, you can now get up to 10 private lessons at a discounted rate by using the code “ACES2018” during checkout. This s an exceptional value reserved only for families who are on our email list.

Players get 1-on-1 time with a qualified coach to improve their fielding, hitting, pitching or catching. Hurry, this offer is valid on lessons reserved through 1/31/2019 only!


Notes

Nothing makes me smile more than seeing kids having fun while learning the game of baseball. Over the past couple weeks I have had the opportunity to peak in on a few of our teams practicing, and it is awesome to see these kids (and coaches) having fun while learning a baseball skill. 

Many of our drills are designed to create a competitive environment, and when combined with positive coaching, these kids all are getting better minute by minute. I’m proud of all of our coaches, particularly the new guys to the program, for taking the proverbial bull by the horns and working hard to create the best baseball experience possible. Thanks for creating a challenging and rewarding environment! 

-Coach Aaron

P.S. We’re one of the first programs in the area to offer team practices in November, and when combined with the camps, clinics, programs, and private lessons, there are kids who are being exposed to baseball 5 or 6 days a week. We’re excited to watch these kids grow into baseball dudes! 

Questions about any item in this newsletter can be sent to fallselite@fallslittleleague.org

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