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Small Group Classes - Indian Trail


Small Group Classes

(Max 4 Players / Session)


*All of these classes are held at our Indian Trail Location
105A Corporate Blvd
Indian Trail, NC 28079

**For our classes at our Charlotte facility (Click Here)


ALL SESSIONS ARE CURRENTLY FULL
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9u-12u Infield Class 

Instructor: Mark Mennitt
Location: On Deck Academy - Indian Trail
Register: SESSION FULL

Description & Objective:

On Deck Academy infield classes will teach each participant the necessary fielding mechanics through a proven developmental process that leads to success and enjoyment at every level of the game.  Players will benefit from customized drill routines, quality repetitions, and fundamental teaching while training in a small group atmosphere (4:1 player/coach ratio).  Players will benefit from learning drills that they can take home with them and be able to use in any environment. In addition to fundamental development, players will learn how to anticipate and visualize themselves in game-like situations.

Class Schedule:
Wednesdays Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2
6:30-7:30pm

Age Requirement:
9-12

Cost: 
$125

9u-12u Pitching Class 

Instructor: Josh Pinkham 
Location: On Deck Academy - Indian Trail
Register: SESSION IS FULL

Description & Objective:

This class will consist of fundamental pitching mechanics, arm care, velocity improvement, and accuracy improvement. Week 1 will consist of the basic stretch mechanics, proper arm action in the pitching motion, and the 4 seam fastball grip. Week 2 will introduce the 2 seam fastball grip, lower half mechanics, and proper finishing actions. Week 3 will work into the changeup grip, when to throw different pitches, and how to command the zone with each pitch. Week 4 will be an overall recap with a bullpen style environment.

Class Schedule:
Thursdays Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3
6:30-7:30pm

Age Requirement:
9-12

Cost: 
$125





Pitching 101 Class 

Instructor: Josh Pinkham
Location: On Deck Academy - Indian Trail
Register: Session Is Full
(we will look at adding additional dates. Email [email protected] if interested)

Description & Objective:

This class will serve as an introduction to pitching. As many players are moving into kid pitch leagues, we know that pitching is a skill many players have not yet learned. This class will give players a solid foundation of basic pitching mechanics as they head into the spring season. We will focus on pitching from the stretch and the windup, as well as introducing different pitch grips. We will work primarily on the arm action and glove side action as well as lower leg lift, stride, and follow through.

Class Schedule:
Mondays Jan 10, 17, 24, 31
6-7pm

Age Requirement:
8-9

Cost: 
$125

9u-12u Catching Class 

Instructor: Mark Mennitt 
Location: On Deck Academy - Indian Trail
Register: SESSION IS FULL

Description & Objective:

On Deck Academy catching classes will teach each participant the necessary mechanics of the primary and secondary stance, receiving, blocking, footwork to throw, and fielding bunts. Players will benefit from customized drill routines, quality repetitions, and fundamental teaching while training in a small group atmosphere (4:1 player/coach ratio).  Players will be exposed to drills that they can take home with them and be able to use in any environment.   

Class Schedule:
Thursdays Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3
6-7pm

Age Requirement:
9-12

Cost: 
$125


9u-12u Hitting Class 

Instructor: Josh Pinkham
Location: On Deck Academy - Indian Trail (1 Spot)
Register: SESSION FULL

Description & Objective:

This class will consist of proper swing mechanics, effective hand path, and mental preparation at the plate. Week 1 will consist of basic stance, proper hand path, lower half mechanics with the emphasis on hard contact. Week 2 will introduce the timing of the swing, how to react to different speeds, and seeing the pitch early. Week 3, we will focus on the mental preparation at the plate and introduce different situations and how to prepare for success. Week 4 will be an all-in-all recap of the class with lots of situational hitting and competitions.

Class Schedule:
Thursdays Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3
5:30-6:30pm

Age Requirement:
9-12

Cost: 
$125


9u-12u Hitting Class 

Instructor: Mark Mennitt 
Location: On Deck Academy - Indian Trail
Register:  SESSION IS FULL

Description & Objective:

This class will consist of proper swing mechanics, effective hand path, and mental preparation at the plate. Week 1 will consist of basic stance, proper hand path, lower half mechanics with the emphasis on hard contact. Week 2 will introduce the timing of the swing, how to react to different speeds, and seeing the pitch early. Week 3, we will focus on the mental preparation at the plate and introduce different situations and how to prepare for success. Week 4 will be an all-in-all recap of the class with lots of situational hitting and competitions.

Class Schedule:
Mondays Jan 10, 17, 24,31
5:30-6:30pm

Age Requirement:
9-12

Cost: 
$125

Middle School Hitting Class 

Instructor: Mark Mennitt
Location: On Deck Academy - Indian Trail
Register:  SESSION FULL

Description & Objective:

This class will be focused on creating good fundamental habits at the plate. The class is designed for middle school players who are looking to improve in the batter's box. Week 1 will cover the fundamental aspects of the swing. Week 2 will focus on hitting pitches in different locations. Week 3 will focus on situational approach and how to be a good team hitter. Week 4 will be a recap of the previous 3 weeks with extra reps designed to include everything from the full class. This is an excellent opportunity to get some off-season training with a professional coach. 

Class Schedule:
Mondays Jan 10, 17, 24, 31
6:30-7:30pm

Age Requirement:
Middle School Age Group (7th/8th Grade)

Cost: 
$125


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