HWBBC Fall Baseball Clinic for Women and Girls


The Hamilton Women’s Base Ball Club (HWBBC), in association with the Central Ontario Girls’ Baseball League, will present a women’s and girls’ baseball clinic for pitchers, catchers, and coaches with instruction led by pitching, catching, and hitting coaches from the Eastern Women’s Baseball Conference.

The HWBBC provides developmental and competitive baseball for girls and women in 4 divisions of play, ages 8 through adult. Our objective is to provide supplementary and developmental teams for girls with a strong focus on fun and female strength in sport.

HWBBC players are encouraged (but not mandated) to play on primary house league or rep sports teams including baseball, fast pitch, softball, soccer and hockey and to participate in both gender specific and mixed leagues. Our teams offer additional training, instruction, and baseball play. HWBBC strongly believe that specialization in youth sports is unnecessary and limiting; children should continue to experiment and enjoy many activities until they are about 15 or 16 years of age.

The clinic will be on Saturday Oct. 22 and Sunday Oct. 23, 2011 at ProTeach Indoor Baseball Facility in Etobicoke, ON (25 Whitlam Ave).

Saturday is intended for younger players (9-15) and Sunday for older players (16 and up). However, players 13 and up who have significant baseball experience, including experience with pitching or catching (depending on which session they’re attending) are invited to attend Sunday’s session (which will be conducted at women’s baseball distances for the mound: 60’6”).

Similarly, players 16 and older who are brand new to pitching and/or catching are invited to attend Saturday’s session; however, these sessions will be conducted mainly at shorter pitching mound distances.

No pitching or catching experience is necessary to participate. However, all participants must have some baseball experience (or competitive softball) and must be able to throw and catch safely.

Players
Attend one session for $25 (includes lunch) or two sessions (both pitching and catching) for $35 (includes lunch). Or attend a two hour hitting session for $15.

Coaches
Attend one full day for $15 (includes lunch) or both days for $20 (includes lunch).

Saturday October 22
Players Ages 9-15

9am-10am Coaches’ Pre-Clinic Workshop (learn about the terminology and drills we’ll use in the clinic and pointers for coaching pitching and catching; then stay for the day to learn how to put the coaching into action)

10am-2pm Pitchers (with hitting instruction)
1pm-5pm Catchers (with hitting instruction)
11am-4pm (any two hour block) Hitting only

Sunday October 23
Players Ages 16 and up

9am-10am Coaches’ Pre-Clinic Workshop (learn about the terminology and drills we’ll use in the clinic and pointers for coaching pitching and catching; then stay for the day to learn how to the coaching into action)

10am-2pm Pitchers (with hitting instruction)
1pm-5pm Catchers (with hitting instruction)
11am-4pm (any two hour block) Hitting only

(Lunch: A pizza lunch will be provided both days for players and coaches.)

Family Discount: One session for two players in the same family is $40. Two sessions for two players in the same family is $60.

For more information about the clinic, contact Jacy Flynn (abequeacademy@hotmail.com).