Clinics

Clinic Schedule
Softball Infield Clinic - CANCELLED

This will be a one hour clinic with 15 minutes to warm up. Participants will participate in a variety of drills and activities that will help them be better infielders. Instructor CarolAnn will work on the following with participants: 

  • Throwing progression
  • Quick transitions
  • Throwing on the run 
  • Ground ball techniques, footwork, angles 
  • Double plays 
  • Diving and finishing the play  
  • Full infield work (depending on attendance)


Instructor

CarolAnn McConnell

CarolAnn graduated from Canton High School in 2011 where she was a 2-year captain, All-District, All-Conference and All-State player. She was a four year starter at Central Michigan University at shortstop, earning second-team All-MAC and All-MAC tournament team awards throughout her career. She provides interactive defensive and hitting lessons that are tailored to each player based on position, level of play, and learning style. Her goal is to help players recognize and build upon their strengths on and off the field. 

Date and Times

Saturday, March 24th

Cost
$20 per participant 

Maximum of 15  participants

Pitching and Catching  Clinic  - Remaining Sessions Cancelled

This clinic is designed to help pitchers and catchers develop proper mechanics. The first part of the clinic will have pitchers and catchers working separately on position specific drills. The remainder of the clinic will have pitchers and catchers working together.  The pitchers will work with Coach Chris Yates and the catchers will work with Coach Conor Dishman. 

Instructors


Chris Yates

Coach Yates is a former player for the Houston Astros organization. He specializes in Hitting and Pitching for players of all skill levels. Coach Yates believes fundamentals and hard work are keys to becoming a great baseball player.

Conor Dishman

Conor graduated from Father Gabriel Richard High School in 2011 where he was a 2 year Captain, 2 time Dream Team selection, 3 time first-team all-state, and played in the East-West All Star game his senior year. Conor holds the National High School Hit Streak Record of 58 games. He led the Irish to a 43-2 record in his Junior year and caught every game. He was the starting C/1B for Division 1 Junior College Wabash Valley College and led them to a top 5 national ranking (2012-13). Conor played his junior season at D-1 Texas Southern University in Houston, TX (2014). He closed out his college career at the #1 ranked NAIA powerhouse, Cumberland University in Tennessee. 


Dates and Times

Saturday, March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st  1:30pm - 2:45pm

Cost
$20 /session per participant 

Maximum of 10 Pitchers and 10 Catchers



Infield Clinic - Remaining Sessions Cancelled

Looking to improve your infield baseball skills? Spend an hour with Coach Jay Alexander as he will lead players through his infield clinic with detailed instructions and drill sets that will focus on proper fielding/throwing mechanics and techniques. Each week he will have different activities and drills that will help develop each players skills.

Instructor

Jay Alexander

Jay Alexander spent 17 years coaching college baseball, most notably as Head Baseball Coach at Eastern Michigan University and Wayne State University. Jay served on the rules committee for all of college baseball, All-American committee and he was North Central Regional Chair. In addition he coached two seasons with Team USA 18 under division and was a part of 2 gold medals.  

Dates and Times

Saturday, March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st   12:00 - 1:15

Cost
$20 per participant 

Maximum of 20 participants

Group Athletic Training 
Saturdays 10 -11 am
Challenge balance, improve strength and coordination with functional exercises. Learn HOW to do exercises properly while getting stronger and faster for your athletic career.
Intelligent Exercise Ypsilanti is a Pilates and fitness studio on the second floor of Play at the Cage.  Our goal is to promote proper form in movement and athletics as well as everyday life.  Our clients are kids ages 8+ through adult.  We offer Private, Semi Private and Group sessions in sport specific training and fitness classes. Our services include speed and agility training, functional training, Jaeger band training, ballet for athletes, strength and conditioning, Plyometrics and Pilates classes.
 Ballet for Athletes
 Mondays 5-6pm
Visit our website has a complete list of all our services and classes.You can also learn about our individual and group training opportunities.   https://www.ieypsi.com/
Ballet for athletes improves speed in footwork, strengthens feet and legs for power and vertical jumps and creates a flexible body. Professional athletes from football, basketball and baseball all do it!!
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Speed and Agility: Tuesdays 6-7pm
Pilates Mat
Thursdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Improve the fundamentals of sprinting and agility. Learn how to accelerate with proper form to beat out more ground balls, steal more bases and chase down fly balls. Faster sprinting and improved agility will give you an edge over your competition.
Pilates is a series of nonimpact exercises that increase core and overall body strength, flexibility, balance, and body awareness.  When done with proper form, Pilates will improve power and longevity in your sport as well as prevent injury.