Elite Summer Training Program
The Fieldhouse is holding an elite summer training program for high school players who are serious about improving their game. Players attend an 8-session program over four weeks with 2 hour sessions held on Tuesday and Friday from 5:30–7:30. Pitching June 12th – July 13th. Hitting/Catching June 19th- July 20th.
Pitching: Mike Nisco. Mike pitched for St. Mary's College (D1), and professionally in the Italian Baseball League. Varsity Pitching Coach at De La Salle HS, at Northeastern State University (D2), and at CSU Northridge (D1). Currently an Associate Scout with the Washington Nationals.
The strength and conditioning program is designed with a D1 collegiate program in mind. The strength portion will develop lean muscle and a stronger overall core. Designed for pitchers specifically, meaning exercises performed will not add stress to the athlete’s shoulder or elbow. The conditioning sessions will build endurance, create quickness, and overall athleticism.
The pitching portion of this program is designed to help perfect a pitcher’s mechanics and improve his pitching mentality. All pitching will be done after lifting and conditioning. The idea is for pitchers to focus on pitching and mechanics while being fatigued. Perfecting mechanics and being able to make quality pitches when you’re tired will set yourself apart from the rest.
Catching & Hitting: Sawyer Gieseke and The Catching Academy. Sawyer caught at University of SF and University of AZ. The Catching Academy is a preferred partner and conducts catching sessions throughout the Bay Area.
Don Gieseke, hitting instructor at The Fieldhouse, will implement a hitting program designed with the help of professional ball players to create more consistent power. Videos, drills, and 1000’s of hacks will be used to create body movements and timing to develop elite swing mechanics, get “on plane”, with “intention” that will result in desired launch angles.
The Program will implement baseball specific strength and conditioning programs to create better athletes. Catchers will participate in catching drills, live bullpens, and workouts designed by D1 baseball programs designed specifically for catchers.
Hitters will participate in a strength and conditioning program designed by D1 college programs specifically to develop quickness, bat speed, and explosive movements that are required to hit with more power.