2017 Player and Coach Development

2017 Player and Coach Development

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2017 Player & Coach Development Plan

The current plan is to continue to utilize Triple A as a resource for both coach and player development.

Coach Development (Triple A = 8 hours)

1. Coaches Meet & Greet Meeting
Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time: 7:00 – 9:00PM
Location: GHLPBA Clubhouse (Wilf Sadler Field)
Participants: President, VP Player/Coach Development, Triple A, all coaches
Purpose: GHLPBA Overview, Coach development overview, Resources available, networking, Q & A, sizing for coach’s clothing. 13U coaches and Triple A to join at 7:30pm after the on-field session is complete.

NOTE: GHLPBA will provide pizza/refreshments

2. Coach’s Clinic
Date: April 9, 2017 (GVBA hosted)
Time: 9:00am (11U and younger), 1:00pm (13U and older)
Location: Gordon Head 13U PeeWee field
Participants: All coaches across GVBA
Purpose: Provide on-field coaching instruction including; practice plan, pre game warm-up, teaching fundamental skills, drills, GVBA Coaches Reference Manual (hand-out).

3. Coach’s Check-in
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (black-out on schedules)
Time: 8:00 – 9:00PM
Location: GHLPBA Clubhouse (Wilf Sadler Field)
Participants: VP Player/Coach Development, Triple A, all coaches
Purpose: Opportunity for coach’s to ask questions, identify challenges, provide input on pros/cons for both coach and player development. Provide information as needed for summer ball.

NOTE: GHLPBA to provide refreshments
Player Development

All player development sessions to be led by Triple A with Gordon Head Baseball Coaches full participation. While this is ‘player development’, this continues to be coach development, with input and support coming from Triple A.

The following dates are proposed:
Blastball – Triple A led (10 sessions @ 1 hr = 10 hours)
• Mondays 5:00PM-6:00PM
• April 3 to Jun 19, 2017 (excluding Apr 17 & May 22)
• Location-GHLPBA Initiation/Novice Field

Initiation (Triple A = 8 hours)
• Saturdays 9:40AM – Noon
• April 8, 22, 29, May 6
• Location – GHLPBA Initiation/Novice Field
• Initiation players divided into 2 equal groups
• Group 1 – 9:40-11AM; Group 2 – 10:40AM – Noon
• Coaches full participation required
• After session 1, where proper warm-up is covered, player groups arrive 20 minutes prior to start time for coach led warm-up.

Novice (Triple A = 8 hours)
• Saturdays 12:10PM – 2:30PM
• April 8, 22, 29, May 6
• Location – GHLPBA Initiation/Novice Field
• Novice players divided into 2 equal groups
• Group 1 – 12:10-1:30PM; Group 2 – 1:10 – 2:30PM
• Coaches full participation required
• After session 1, where proper warm-up is covered, player groups arrive 20 minutes prior to start time for coach led warm-up.

Mosquito (Triple A = 8 hours)
• Mondays 5:30-8:00PM
• April 3, 10, 24, May 1
• Location – Wilf Sadler Field
• Mosquito players divided into 2 equal groups
• Group 1 – 5:30 – 7:00PM
• Group 2 – 6:30 – 8:00PM
• Coaches lead 30 minute warm-up prior to Triple A session
• Coaches full participation in both warm-up and development session

Peewee/Bantam (Triple A = 6 hours)
• Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:30PM
• April 5, 12, 19
• Location – GHLPBA Peewee Field (Upper Lambrick)
• Peewee/Bantam players divided into 2 equal groups
• Group 1 – 5:00 – 6:30PM
• Group 2 – 6:00 – 7:30PM
• Coaches lead 30 minute warm-up prior to Triple A session
• Coaches full participation in both warm-up and development session

Bantam AA/Midget AA (Triple A = 2 hours)
• Wednesday April 26, 5:00 – 7:30PM
• Location – GHLPBA Peewee Field (Upper Lambrick)
• Bantam AA – 5:00 – 6:30PM
• Midget AA – 6:00 – 7:30PM
• Coaches lead 30 minute warm-up prior to Triple A session
• Coaches full participation in both warm-up and development session

Total Triple A hours = 40 hours