12 Week Elite Pitcher Training

This class is a 12 week curriculum based series. Will meet EVERY OTHER WEEK IN PERSON for a total of 6 in person sessions and 12 total weeks of remote programing to be done at home as homework to supplement in person training.  

NEW DATES: NOW ENROLLING FOR DECEMBER!

This session is for New to Rugged Softball athletes 12 yrs and up who consider themselves Elite or A level travel players, and who have aspirations of pitching in College at any level. (We do have options for intermediate travel players, please inquire to info@ruggedsoftball for more info. This listing is ONLY for elite players.)
The session will include blended pitch training and strength training.  We utilize a specific methodology, called Bondarchuk- Transfer of Training,  in order effect skill acquisition more efficiently and effectively. You can read a little about it here: https://www.jtsstrength.com/making-sense-of-bondarchuk-transfer-of-training/

The in person session will be 2.5 hours in length and the at home work will take an hour, on average, to complete on the training days and 20min on the recovery days. This can be adapted to meet the athletes schedule and energy demands. 

Youngblood Pitcher Training

NEW DATES: NOW ENROLLING FOR NOVEMBER!

**The Youngblood PITCHING is for athletes who have tried pitching before but are still a novice.  The curriculum is geared towards athletes who play rec softball, or B/C level travel. The focus will be on mechanics, not moving pitches!” 
 The Goal: train the skill of pitching using an athletic movement foundation. This is the necessary first step to any required skill acquisition for any sport or specialty skill they choose.

The Design: This 6 week program will provide a fun-fast paced environment for your young athlete all while training the foundational athletic principles and movements that all High Level Pitchers display. This program is a movement-based curriculum with specialty softball skills as the secondary focus.

  • General movements that will be trained: gross motor movements and coordination, fine motor movement and coordination, force production and force acceptance, speed skills, power and strength skills, spatial awareness and team cooperation.
  • Specific/Secondary skills that will be trained: PITCHING ONLY

YOUNGBLOOD PITCHER TRAINING

8-11 Year Olds: Click Here to Register for 6 weeks of Pitcher Training beginning November 2nd (no class the Thanksgiving week!)

11-14 Year Olds: Enrolling Soon!

Swanton, Ohio

Youngblood All Skills Development Training

NEW DATES: NOW ENROLLING FOR NOVEMBER!

**This Youngblood Development program is geared towards female athletes who are just beginning their athletic journey or b/c level travel players**

The Goal: train an athletic movement foundation. This is the necessary first step to any required skill acquisition for any sport or specialty skill they choose.

The Design: This 6 week program will provide a fun-fast paced environment for your young athlete all while training the foundational athletic principles and movements that all High Level Athletes display. This program is a movement-based curriculum with specialty softball skills as the secondary focus. The secondary skills focus will be age appropriate and achievable for the 5-8yr age group. 

General movements that will be trained: gross motor movements and coordination, fine motor movement and coordination, force production and force acceptance, speed skills, power and strength skills, spatial awareness and team cooperation.

Specific/Secondary skills that will be trained: overhand throwing, fielding, hitting, softball pitching, and catching.

The instructor: the Youngblood class is developed and created by Jenn Newman and lead by Rugged Softball staff.

Youngblood All Skills Ages 5-8 yrs

Click Here to Enroll: Cost $120 for 6 weeks (no class Thanksgiving Week)

Swanton, Ohio

Youngblood All Skills Ages 9-13 yrs

Click Here to Enroll: Cost $140 for 6 weeks (no class Thanksgiving Week)

Swanton, Ohio

Youngblood Catching

NEW DATES COMING SOON!

*The Youngblood Catching is for athletes who have tried catching before but are still a novice. The curriculum is geared towards athletes who play rec softball, or B/C level travel. The focus will be on mechanics and mobility in order to maintain the squat.

The Goal: train the skill of pitching using an athletic movement foundation. This is the necessary first step to any required skill acquisition for any sport or specialty skill they choose.

The Design: This 6 week program will provide a fun-fast paced environment for your young athlete all while training the foundational athletic principles and movements that all High Level Pitchers display. This program is a movement-based curriculum with specialty softball skills as the secondary focus.

General movements that will be trained: gross motor movements and coordination, fine motor movement and coordination, force production and force acceptance, speed skills, power and strength skills, spatial awareness and team cooperation.

Youngblood Catching

Cost: $160 for 6 weeks

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