Please read through the important information provided below regarding the details of the Softball Academy.
Objectives: This program is designed to meet the needs of athletes wishing to improve on their softball skills and to facilitate the process of earning a post secondary softball scholarship.
Program Outline: This academy will be designed for softball athletes in grades 8-10. This program is application based. Students will be chosen based on work ethic in previous PE classes and must be currently playing softball with a club program. This academy is for experienced softball players and is not an introduction to softball. This program is intended to provide the athletes with a high intensity training environment that will improve their softball skills, increase their confidence and help those students that are interested in earning a softball university scholarship to do so.
A tentative outline of a sample schedule is listed below. Students should be prepared to train at school or at an off campus facility. Class will start between 7:45am and 7:50am when we are training off of school grounds. Students are to find their own way to class in the morning. There are options to help students get to classes that are off school ground and those arrangements can be made with the academy teacher. Students will be dismissed from class around 9am to give them time to walk back to class (from the Coverall or Rec Center) or drive back via parent or cab (from the Athletic Park or elsewhere).
Tentative Schedule: Week 1: introduction, sport specific fitness testing in conjunction with the PE department testing and goal setting. Video analysis of swings and throwing.
Weeks 2-4: We will be registering in both fall ball tournaments hosted at Softball City in September.
Weeks 2 – 17 (one week in here will be on off week while participating in the PE department dance unit before Christmas): - 2 days of hitting combined with weight training - 2 days of defensive training combined with speed and agility training (at school or on fields) - 1 day of cross training, classroom session on nutrition or mental training, or college recruiting prep
Week 18: final evaluations and sport specific physical testing. Final video analysis.
Lord Tweedsmuir gym, weight room and fields
Cloverdale Athletic Park fields and batting cages. Taxi’s and parent drivers will be used for transportation
The Coverall on the Cloverdale fairgrounds beside the Agriplex. Students will walk to and from this facility.
Cloverdale Rec Center. Students will walk to and from this facility.
Assessment: The students will be receiving credit for their physical education class. As such, we must adjust our softball program at times in order to meet the physical education learning outcomes. Assessment will be similar to how the students have been assessed in their physical education classes previously. The student’s grade will be broken down as follows:
60 % Daily participation, personal and social responsibility (coming prepare with equipment, on time and with appropriate clothing) 15 % Fitness testing (overlaps with PE testing combined with softball specific testing) 25 % Daily training log and goal setting
Equipment: Students will be responsible for having the following equipment and all equipment should have the student’s name written on it. Opportunities will be made for students to store some of their equipment at school.
Bat (students do not need to buy a bat but should look at borrowing one from their team. The academy does have extra bats that can be used too.)
Registration Process: 1. Students must select softball academy as their physical education course during course selection.
2. Students must also complete an application form, either online or paper version (paper version should be handed in to Mrs. Maion in B302)
Cost: Once students have been notified and confirmed in the course payment process information will be given. The cost of the program is $300 ($150 due in June 2017 and the balance of $150 due first week of school in September 2017).
This program must be self-sufficient as we will not receive funding from the school or the district.
The program fees will go towards the following:
Training clothing for athletes
Batting cage, field and Coverall rentals
Transportation to training facilities, if volunteer drivers are not available
Guest coaches and speakers
Video analysis equipment / software
Field trip opportunities
Possible NCCP course or umpires course
Tournaments and exhibion games
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