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2022-23 HIGH PERFORMANCE YOUTH HITTING

The Starters Softball High Performance (HP) Youth Hitting Program is a 11 week program for youth athletes (ages 8U - 12U) committed to improve their craft.  The HP Youth Hitting Program is a comprehensive program utilizing today's cutting-edge technology, individual skill development, and personal development.  First sessions begin week of January 2nd.

 

This program will utilize technologies such as the HitTrax, Rapsodo, Blast Motion, Video Breakdown, and High Speed Video Analysis to provide athletes with quantifiable feedback to help better individualize each hitters focus on a session by session basis.  We will work with players to help them understand their body movements and ways to better control them while being an athlete. Although data is great, the sustainability comes from teaching each player to find the right position to put themselves in to allow their bio-metric sequencing to be completed at the highest level of efficiency.  Ages: 8U - 12U

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The Starters High Performance Hitting program runs from January 2-March 16 and are designed for committed players looking for an individualized off-season development program.  

The Youth Hitting Program is a comprehensive program that includes skill development through the use of technology the provides athletes with quantifiable feedback to help better individualize each hitters focus on a session by session basis. The Youth Hitting program is open for players ages 8U-12U.

We will provide an individualized assessment at the beginning of the program for each athlete consisting of a comprehensive swing analysis.  The swing analysis will utilize Blast Motion and Rapsodo to provide quantitative data that both the coaches and athletes can use to create a baseline for each athlete.  In-depth video analysis will be conducted to pinpoint the inefficiencies of each athlete to identify where their greatest opportunity for improvement are. 

Before we begin, we will be meeting with you in order to best understand your offseason goals and for this offseason program.  If you are coming in without solidified goals in mind, no worries!  Our main focus will be to build on the athlete’s current base as a hitter.  We want each athlete to continue to build on their rotational power as well as emphasize the importance of swing movement patterns.  Although data is great, we believe sustainability comes from teaching each player to find the right position to put themselves in to allow their bio-metric sequencing to be completed at the highest level of efficiency.  Here is a brief description of how our program will work:

 

  • Testing: First and foremost, we will begin our program with individual assessments and baseline training. We will be capping our sessions for this program and want to make sure we have the right fit in each of our sessions. Each session will have a maximum of a 4:1, player to coach ratio. We will continuously train, assess, and reassess our athletes in order to set goals, make adjustments, etc.

  • Education: As mentioned above, data is always great and an incredibly vital part of teaching. We find it very important to make sure our athletes know what we are measuring and why. Big words can be thrown around by anyone, we make sure we explain, educate, and teach our players the meaning of what we are assessing in the simplest of terms in order to best create an understanding of adjustments that need to be made. Some of you may already know these metrics and things we will be touching on, that is great! We do not expect to be blindly followed by our athletes and will be open and honest if there is something that we do not know. Hitting is complex, difficult, frustrating, and ever-evolving. Our trainers are informed by research and commit to backing our programs through data. Our trainers will embrace the unknown factors and constant growth of the sport alongside our athletes. 

  • Data Collection: We will be collecting the following data metrics throughout our College Hitting Program:

    • Ball Flight Data - We will be using HitTrax and Rapsodo in order to understand the output of your swing. Metrics that will be assessed from our ball flight technology will be exit velocity (mph) and distance (ft). We will additionally be creating a batted ball profile to see what zones, quadrants, and locations a batter excels in and what zones they need to improve on.

    • Swing/Connection Data - We will be using BlastMotion in order to understand your rotational efficiency, power output, and how these metrics affected the outcome of the batted ball. The metrics that will be assessed from our swing metric data will be rotational acceleration (G), hand speed (mph), bat speed (mph), and power (kW).

PLEASE CONTACT ERIKA SMYTH AT SOFTBALL@STARTERSSPORTSTRAINING.COM IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

PROGRAM INCLUSIONS:

  • 2X per week hitting sessions

  • Rapsodo Hitting Technology

  • HitTrax

  • Blast Motion

  • Video Analysis

  • Softball Pitching Machine

  • Plyocare Balls (Weighted Hitting Balls)

  • 3:1 Player to Coach Ratio

  • Access to Data Assessments & Reassessments

LEAD INSTRUCTORS

  • Erika Smyth

  • Lis King

LOCATION

STARTERS SPORTS TRAINING​

3150 CR 42 W

Burnsville, MN 55337

2022-23 HIGH PERFORMANCE ADVANCED PITCHING

The Starters High Performance Pitching Program is a 9 week program for pitchers committed to their craft.  The Youth HP Pitching Program is a comprehensive program utilizing today's cutting-edge technology, individual skill development, and personal development. 

The program will utilize Rapsodo technology and High Speed Video to provide athletes with data driven feedback to help better individualize each pitchers focus on a session by session basis. We will work with players to help them understand their body movements and ways to better control them while being an athlete. Although data is great, the sustainability comes from teaching each player to find the right position to put themselves in to allow their bio-metric sequencing to be completed at the highest level of efficiency. The program runs from January to the end of March. Ages: 10U - 12U. 

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  1. Introductory Phase: Begin learning process of development with a biomechanics understanding of the pitching motion and the subsequent data that will be tracked throughout the duration of the program. 

  2. Circuit Phase: Increase physicality and proprioceptive capabilities through highly stimulating circuit training.

  3. Internal Phase: Assess information learned from the circuit phase and advance the learning process through pitch pattern development and data reassessment.

  4. External Phase: Switch focus from internal thought processing to external execution through variability training and competition in preparation for live game performance

  5. Live Phase: Prepare for the season with a full commitment to external training through live at bat competition

PLEASE CONTACT BROOKE OTTERSTATTER AND MARYBETH OLSON AT SOFTBALL@STARTERSSPORTSTRAINING.COM IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

PROGRAM INCLUSIONS:

  • 2X per week pitching sessions

  • Program designed + ran by Starters Softball Staff

  • S2 Breakthrough Plyos

  • Player assessments + reassessments

  • 1:1 player/coach meetings

  • 3:1 player to coach ratio

  • Video analysis + visual training

  • Rapsodo data collection

  • Pro-Play AI + 4D Motion Capture

LEAD INSTRUCTORS

  • Brooke Otterstatter

  • Marybeth Olson

LOCATIONS

SOCCER BLAST

3601 145th St W.,

Burnsville, MN 55337

STARTERS SPORTS TRAINING​

3150 CR 42 W

Burnsville, MN 55337