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Ufficio Educazione Fisica UST Vicenza In collaborazione con Palladio Baseball & Softball Vicenza LANCIA L'INGLESE IN PALESTRA DO YOU PLAY BASEBALL IN ENGLISH?

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1 Ufficio Educazione Fisica UST Vicenza In collaborazione con Palladio Baseball & Softball Vicenza LANCIA L'INGLESE IN PALESTRA DO YOU PLAY BASEBALL IN ENGLISH?

2 Program of Events

3 Bob Addison Do You Know How to Play Baseball? Do You Know How to Play Baseball?

4 A Simple Explanation of Baseball This is a game played by two teams, one out the other in. The one that's in, sends players out one at a time, to see if they can get in before they get out. If they get out before they get in, they come in, but it doesn't count. If they get in before they get out it does count.

5 When the ones out get three outs from the ones in before they get in without being out, the team that's out comes in and the team in goes out to get those going in out before they get in without being out.

6 Il baseball (in italiano, sebbene non usato, anche pallabase) [1] è uno sport di squadra in cui due squadre composte da 9 giocatori si scontrano per 9 inning, nove riprese in cui le due squadre si alternano nella fase di attacco e di difesa. Il lanciatore (di una squadra) lancia la palla verso il battitore (dell'altra squadra), che cerca di colpirla "in battuta" con la mazza di legno, in modo da avanzare in senso antiorario su una serie di quattro basi, poste agli angoli di un quadrato chiamato diamante, e tornare infine al punto di partenza (casa base), dove ha diritto a segnare un punto per la propria squadra.

7 Baseball Equipment Baseball Cleats Baseball Bat Batting Helmet Baseball Uniform Baseball Cap Baseball Socks Catchers Gear Baseball Glove and Baseball Mascherina mask Pettorina chest protector Schinieri shin guards Caschetto/Elmetto Divisa Palla Guanto Spikes Cappellino Calze Mazza Gli oggetti in uso

8 gli oggetti in usoequipment cappellino cap caschetto helmet divisauniform guanto mitt/glove mazza bat palla ball spikes mascherina mask pettorina chest protector schinieri shin guards

9 Throwing Turn your shoulders toward your target Make the Field Goal position and snap your wrist down Field Goal position refers to making a signal like a referee in football when a touchdown is scored Field Goal position refers to making a signal like a referee in football when a touchdown is scored Follow through after throwing the ball Follow through after throwing the ball

10 Catching Always use both hands to catch the ball Always use both hands to catch the ball Keep your eye on the ball and watch it into your glove Keep your eye on the ball and watch it into your glove Try to catch the ball in the web of your mitt or wherever it is most comfortable and easy to quickly grab Try to catch the ball in the web of your mitt or wherever it is most comfortable and easy to quickly grab

11 Running Lengthen your stride Lengthen your stride Pump your arms as fast Pump your arms as fast as you can Keep your head stationary Keep your head stationary

12 Hitting Stand comfortably in the batters box Stand comfortably in the batters box Watch the ball hit the bat Watch the ball hit the bat Follow through and finish your swing Follow through and finish your swing

13 Sequence of Events Station 1 Batting Station 2Station 3 Fielding Station 2 How to Throw/Catch/Field a Baseball (20-30 Minutes) Class is broken down into equal stations Each session is 20 minutes Running Bases Catching Class is broken down into equal stations Each session is 20 minutes Presentation Slides: Do You Know Baseball (10 Minutes) Throwing Practice Game: (45 Minutes) Stretching and Warm-up Drills (15-20 Minutes)

14 2 hour Session: Warm-up Fundamentals/ Drills/Practice/ Scrimmage Game Warm – Up Fundamentals (15 Min) Neck Rotation; Shoulder shrugs; Trunk rotation/Hip rotation Flexibility stretches for legs/hamstrings Side Straddle Hop/Jumping Jacks Aerobic Activity/ Drills Suicides/ shuttles Five (5) Minute Water Break 45 minutes of Stations Drills – Learning the Fundamentals & Practice Base Running – On the Field. (10 minutes) Practice running down first base running through the bag and watching the coach – Drill Running to second, third and home plate – touching the right portion of the base and running with your head up. Stopping and Starting on base. - Drill Watching the Third base coach Staying within the base lines. Multiple Base runners – cant pass the base runner ahead of you Staying on the base when a batter is up – position Avoid ball in play when running and avoid fielders (cant touch) Foul Balls – runner cant advance – must go back to the occupied bag Hitting – Behind the Backstop/Right Field (15 minutes) (Optional) Tee Hitting Set-up – 2 Tees at least 10 feet apart behind the backstop Divide the class in equal lines behind the tees - Each child should get between 10 – 15 swings 2. Live Hitting – Set-up – one line approximately 20 feet into right field. Place a helmet on the child and place a home plate on the ground Give each child 5 – 10 swings. Pitches can be delivered either overhand or underhand. Do You Know How to Play Baseball Do You Know How to Play Baseball

15 Instruct batters on the following: Choosing the right bat (weight, length, comfort) Grip – Line up knuckles Stance Head in position to see ball Good Balance Plate Coverage Weight Shift – Using the Tee Transfer from back foot to front foot Stride – Short and towards the pitcher Swing Hands in Ready Position – top of back shoulder Level Swing Short Quick Swing – Point of Contact in Front of Plate Step head down – swing the bat around Follow Through Dropping the Bat and running to the base Explaining Balls, Strikes, Hitting Fielding – On the Field (Gym) – (10 minutes) Set –up Two lines of four, one line at second base and one line at shortstop – roll ground balls directly out in front of the fielders – throw back to coach – Drill (5-10 reps) Set - up Two lines of four, one line at second base and one line at shortstop – roll ground balls to the forehand of the fielders – throw back to coach – Drill (5-10 reps) Set –up Two lines of four, one line at second base and one line at shortstop – roll ground balls to the backhand of the fielders – throw back to coach – Drill (5-10 reps) Please instruct fielders on the following: Ready Position Rear Down Hands out in Front Knees Slightly Bent Standing on the balls of their feet Glove Open (palm facing out) Forehand Backhand – crossover step Do You Know How to Play Baseball Do You Know How to Play Baseball

16 Catching – (5 minutes) Set-up Two lines of four and have the children stand in ready position Make an underhand toss above the waist to the forehand – Drill Make an underhand toss above the waist to the backhand – Drill (5-10reps of each drill) Instruct fielders on the following: Ready Position Eye on the Ball Glove out in Front (palm facing out) fingers to the sky for balls thrown above the waist Glove out in Front (palm facing out) fingers to the ground for balls thrown below the waist Two Hands vs. One Hand Catching 5. Throwing – Behind the Backstop (5 minutes) Set-up – Two lines - Play catch with each child for a minute Square Your Body to the Target Step towards the target with the foot opposite your throwing arm Bring Your Throwing Arm Back Behind Your Head Release the Ball as your arm passes your head Follow Through with your Body Water Break – 5 Minutes Practice Game – 45 Minutes – 1 Hour Set up small field to play simulated game with class No winning or losing – Score is insignificant All players should get at least on at bat per game Inning is over when the following takes place: All batters get up before three outs are achieved Three outs are achieved Manager/coach pitch to their team. Overhand or Underhand 5-6 pitches should be thrown per batter If contact cant be achieved – place the batting tee on home plate There are no strikes outs or walks. Field Assignment Do You Know How to Play Baseball Do You Know How to Play Baseball

17 What can you do to Improve OUTFIELDERS Grab & Grip - scoop roller and find the throwing grip - on the run. Also balls in sun. Jog and wind sprints. (Remember your warm ups.) Free weights - work both curls - slowly to full extension. Check/tighten/repair your glove (open webbed) and cleats. MIDDLE INFIELDERS Wall Bounces (tennis or rubber ball) Heel deflections (keep the ball out of the webbing) - to develop quick transfers to throwing hand, and soft hands (cradle the ball). Footwork - low pivots. Weights - for thighs, lower back, ankles. Check/tighten/repair your glove (small pocket) and cleats. HOT CORNER (3rd) Wall Bounces (tennis or rubber ball) - with glove and in tight off body. Footwork - jump rope. Weights - curls - slow and extended, also work shoulders. Check your glove (deep padded pocket), cup and cleats. FIRST BASE Wall Bounces (tennis or rubber ball) Normal fielding and simulated coverage - feet against board or brick. Exercise - leg strengthening, stretching. CATCHERS Wall Bounces (tennis or rubber ball) - with glove and in tight off body. Pop Ups & Scoops - off slow rollers and dead balls, come up to goal post. Exercises - wrist curls, squats. Check your glove, cup, cleats at home, team gear before warm-ups. HITTING Balance-Load-Step-Pivot - Bat behind back, use a mirror - step in, out, stay level. Top-hand power. Back knee on ground. choke bat, swing through zone. Dry or soft toss. In the Zone. Dry swings - in, out, low (body down, back angle, assess your strike zone). RUNNING Lead-off step; the pivot and stride, the arc, and slide. Slide Leg: Crab-walk position, remove hands. Which leg tucks under? PITCHING Ideal 5 Days: Team Practice / Endurance / Side work Day / Light Day / Game Day Side Work - 2 days after / 2 days before - Set routine, pitch count. (60-70%) Remember your post-set flexibility stretching and jog. (10 min. ice, 20 min. run.) Light day exercise - stretching, aerobic work out, leg exercises only.

18 Palladio Baseball & Softball Vicenza Stadio Comunale di Baseball, via Bellini 59


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