For next year, here are the main things that are changing:
Lessons Will Be Added To Team Dues
We need to get more kids one on one training time. I did it for 7 years as a business before Hammerheads teams. Then I have done the group training for 5 years. Group training is good, but we need the one on one time with the boys.
18 (1/2 hr.) lessons each.
Each full time player will have 18 one on one lessons to use for hitting, pitching, catching or other fielding needs.
Carol Stream Building
We need more space. We are going to train at Marmion Academy in Aurora, IL. I have trained there before on a limited scale, but next year, this will be our main space. It is huge.
No more Retro Fitness. Less than 10% of my high school kids used it last year.
We still will have group training in the program on Saturdays & Sundays at Marmion with lessons going on in half the gym at the same time. We will add 2 days during the week at a couple local gyms for training as well for our throwing program and hitting routine.
Our throwing program and hitting sessions will most likely be out of a gym at a church. We will finalize this in early September.
Locations for the Throwing Program / Hitting Sessions
1 location will be more out west, 1 out east, just like we did Elburn last year and Carol Stream.
For our players that want to play in the fall, we are recommending the following fall league:
It looks like a solid league. I do not receive anything from them as far as discounts or money to be pushing kids into that league. I think they have built their league up throughout the Midwest nicely in the last few years and it appears that it may be the best one for our boys at this time for our area. That is why I am recommending it. They also supply a bench coach as well, which works for us because we don’t have the staff in the fall for teams to be playing games.
Throwing Program, Arm Care, Speed Training & Ball Exit Speed Training
3 Days a Week Fall Training
This will run 2 days during the week and on Saturdays for 8 weeks in the fall starting after Labor Day Weekend. Coach Rostine and a few assistants will run our fall training program.
16u & 17u Fall Showcase Date
We will be putting together a showcase day with 8 to 10 college coaches. This will be included in your Hammerheads fees, so you will automatically be registered for it.
Date: Saturday, September 23 @ Marmion Academy in Aurora, IL
Saturdays & Sundays at Marmion Academy
Lessons & Group Training Available at Marmion
We get the full gym on Saturdays & Sundays. Half the gym for lessons, half for group / team practice area. Players can come in for a lesson, group training or both.
1 – 5 p.m., but when available, we will run sessions from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. instead. They have basketball on some Saturdays.
5 – 9 p.m. sessions
|November||3||1 – 5 p.m||4||5 – 9 p.m.|
|10||1 – 5 p.m||11||5 – 9 p.m.|
|17||1 – 5 p.m||18||5 – 9 p.m.|
|December||1||1 – 5 p.m||2||5 – 9 p.m.|
|8||1 – 5 p.m||9||5 – 9 p.m.|
|15||1 – 5 p.m||16||5 – 9 p.m.|
|January||5||1 – 5 p.m||6||5 – 9 p.m.|
|12||1 – 5 p.m||13||5 – 9 p.m.|
|19||1 – 5 p.m||20||5 – 9 p.m.|
|26||1 – 5 p.m||27||5 – 9 p.m.|
|February||2||1 – 5 p.m||3||5 – 9 p.m.|
|9||1 – 5 p.m||10||5 – 9 p.m.|
|16||1 – 5 p.m||17||5 – 9 p.m.|
|23||1 – 5 p.m||24||5 – 9 p.m.|
Spring – Summer (Lessons Only)
Team training is not available due to IHSA rules, but you are allowed to do one on one lessons still.
Location: St. Luke’s Church in Carol Stream, IL
April – May (most Sundays) 1-6 or 1-7 p.m. , 5 to 6 instructors
June – July (Tues, Wed, Thur) 9 – noon, 530 – 830, 5 to 6 instructors