Softball ACT Academies
Being a summer sport, it is sometimes hard for softball athletes to remain “game fit” throughout winter!
Softball ACT has developed both the Winter Academy and State Academy as a way to ensure all players have the opportunity to continue to develop skills and fitness during the winter months.
The primary objective of our Academies is to provide exposure to a high performance training environment for all the athletes within the ACT, and help guide them through the Softball ACT Athlete Pathway.
Athletes will have the chance to be coached by a range of highly skilled and focused state and club coaches.
Winter Academy is targeted at athletes ages 10 – 14 years old.
This is a development program created to enhance each athletes basic skills and start introducing specialist skills. Athletes will be focusing on 3 main skills – defence, hitting and fitness; with programs written by highly skilled coaches.
Defence will involve: Pitching, catching, infield and outfield
Hitting will involve: Bunting and running
Fitness will involve: Softball specific agility and fitness testing and drills
All athletes are welcome and encouraged to register, no matter their skill level or previous experience!
State Academy is a targeted program for our aspiring and current state athletes in the U16, U18 and U23 age groups.
The program will expose the athletes to a high performance training environment with our states best coaches who will assist in writing and running positional specific programs each week.
It is strongly encouraged that any athlete who wishes to be selected in a state team participates in this program. It will act as an opportunity for state coaches to see the athletes performance at training before state selections.
Sunday 26th July
Sunday 2nd August
Sunday 9th August
Sunday 16th August
Sunday 23rd August
Sunday 30th August
Sunday 6th September
Sunday 13th September
Winter Academy: 10:30am – 12:00pm
State Academy: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Please ensure players are at the field at least 20 minutes prior to the start time so they can be at their allocated diamond and ready to train at the start time
This price includes the players training shirt that must be worn at each training session