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Dragons to host National Pitching Association East STAT Throwing Camp on Saturday, August 11! Register online now

West Chester Dragons Travel Baseball is excited to host a National Pitching Association (NPA) East STAT Throwing Camp, led by Gary O'Flynn, former Pitcher for the Texas Rangers organization, and Bill Roberts, NPA East Associate!

This Camp is open to all Philadelphia area baseball players ages 9U-17U. Both Dragons and non-Dragons players are invited to register!

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NPA East STAT Throwing Camp
Hosted by West Chester Dragons Travel Baseball
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Held at East Bradford Park in West Chester, PA

Choose from Two Sessions!
Morning Session from 8:30am-1:00pm
Afternoon Session 11:30am-4:00pm
Camp Fee: $120

This Camp is perfect for baseball players of all ages 9U-17U and all positions!
Limited Spots Available! First come, first serve.

Gardy O'Flynn, NPA Regional Director and Former Pitcher for the Texas Rangers organization

Gardy O'Flynn, NPA Regional Director and Former Pitcher for the Texas Rangers organization

DO NOT MISS THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN PITCHING AND RECEIVE PERSONAL INSTRUCTION FROM THE BEST!

On Saturday, August 11, Gardy O'Flynn is flying in to led a National Pitching Association (NPA) East STAT Throwing Camp for all Philadelphia area baseball players ages 9U-17U. Along with NPA East Associate Bill Roberts, Gardy will work with each player to give a full assessment of weak points and a tool kit to address areas of individual improvement.

Additionally, after the Camp, each individual player will receive a professional high-speed video analysis of their pitching mechanics and recommended corrective actions.

  • Each session includes 3 hours of field work and personal instruction, including:
  • Focusing on full body movement patterns to safely increase arm speed
  • Biomechanics for timing, kinematic sequencing and shoulder/arm movement
  • Functional strength for ground force production, torque and shoulder/arm strength
  • Identify pitching weaknesses and inefficiencies
  • Body work for stability, mobility and flexibility
  • Joint integrity work for durability, then machine work, then free weight work
  • Block training for aerobic and anaerobic conditioning
  • Bandwork drills with a resistance band (Plus, each player will also take home a resistance band and instructional video for continued training!)

From 11:45am-1:00pm, Gardy will lead a discussion and a Q&A period with players from both the morning and afternoon sessions.

GOALS OF THE CAMP

The  NPA process is a science based approach backed up by many years of motion analysis on over 600 top athletes.

  • Learn the NPA pitching model for health first, efficient biomechanics.
  • Age appropriate, cross specific exercises for each athlete to increase arm speed and safe velocity.
  • Personal Screening (STAT) to highlight strengths and weaknesses
  • Patterning and Skill development

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR AND BRING?

Players should wear a t-shirt, shorts, cleats and sunscreen. (Dragons players should wear their practice tee and Dragons hat if you already have them.) Bring your glove and a water bottle or sports drink. You may also choose to bring a small snack (must be peanut-free and nut-free) to eat during a break.

LOCATION

The Camp will be held at:
East Bradford Park
835 Kenmara Drive
West Chester, PA 19380

ABOUT THE CAMP INSTRUCTORS

Gardy O'Flynn was a former pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization 1993-1997 when he had the privilege of being coached by Tom House. He has maintained the relationship with Tom and first became an NPA coach in 2008. Gardy founded Pitching Fix in Ipswich, MA in 2008 and has expanded recently to Rochester, NY working with Dusty Odenbach (NPA). 

NPA East player clinics focus heavily on the four legs of the NPA/RDBI’s methodology: bio-mechanics, strength/conditioning, nutrition and mental/emotional preparation. Gardy works directly with Tom Landry (NPA) and the medical community in the Boston Area. His brother Hugh is a prominent orthopedic surgeon in the area. Gardy and his wife (both educators) have 4 children and reside in Ipswich, MA. 

Bill Roberts currently coaches for the West Chester Dragons, and has coached youth travel ball teams for the Steel City Titans and for Phenom of PA. He first became involved with the NPA in 2010, and has hosted Tom House for local pitching clinics in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Bill stays current on the latest NPA teachings by attending coach clinics with Tom House and Gardy O'Flynn, and by assisting with NPA East players.

QUESTIONS? Please email Bill Roberts with any Clinic questions.

Dragons to host National Pitching Association Throwing Clinic on Saturday, August 19! Register online now

West Chester Dragons Travel Baseball is excited to host a National Pitching Association Throwing Clinic, led by Gardy O'Flynn, former Pitcher for the Texas Rangers organization!

National Pitching Association (NPA) logo

National Pitching Association Throwing Clinic
Led by Gardy O'Flynn, Former Professional Pitcher

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Held at East Bradford Park in West Chester, PA

Choose from Two Sessions! (For Fall 2017 Dragons players only)
Morning Session from 9:00am-1:00pm
Afternoon Session 12:00pm-4:00pm
Clinic Fee: $120

This Clinic is perfect for Dragons players of all ages 9U-16U and all positions!
Limited Spots Available! First come, first serve.

Gardy O'Flynn, NPA Regional Director and Former Pitcher for the Texas Rangers organization

Gardy O'Flynn, NPA Regional Director and Former Pitcher for the Texas Rangers organization

Dragons players, do not miss this incredible opportunity to learn pitching and receive personal instruction from one of the best!

On Saturday, August 19, Gardy O'Flynn is flying in to led a National Pitching Association (NPA) Throwing Clinic just for West Chester Dragons baseball players. Along with NPA East Associate Bill Roberts, Gardy will work with each player to give a full assessment of weak points and a tool kit to address areas of individual improvement.

Additionally, after the Clinic, each individual player will receive a professional high-speed video analysis of their pitching mechanics and recommended corrective actions.

Each session includes 3 hours of field work and personal instruction, including:

  • Focusing on full body movement patterns to safely increase arm speed
  • Biomechanics for timing, kinematic sequencing and shoulder/arm movement
  • Functional strength for ground force production, torque and shoulder/arm strength
  • Identify pitching weaknesses and inefficiencies
  • Body work for stability, mobility and flexibility
  • Joint integrity work for durability, then machine work, then free weight work
  • Block training for aerobic and anaerobic conditioning
  • Bandwork drills with a resistance band (Plus, each player will also take home a resistance band and instructional video for continued training!)

From 12:00pm-1:00pm, Gardy will lead a discussion and a Q&A period with players from both the morning and afternoon sessions.

    GOALS OF THE CLINIC

    • Learn the NPA pitching model for health first, efficient biomechanics.
    • Age appropriate, cross specific exercises for each athlete to increase arm speed and safe velocity.
    • Personal Screening (STAT) to highlight strengths and weaknesses
    • Patterning and Skill development

    WHAT SHOULD I WEAR AND BRING?

    Please wear your Dragons practice tee and Dragons hat (If you already have them), shorts, cleats and sunscreen. Bring your glove and a water bottle or sports drink. You may also choose to bring a small snack (must be peanut-free and nut-free) to eat during a break.

    LOCATION

    The Clinic will be held at:
    East Bradford Park
    835 Kenmara Drive
    West Chester, PA 19380

    ABOUT THE CLINIC INSTRUCTORS

    Gardy O'Flynn was a former pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization 1993-1997 when he had the privilege of being coached by Tom House. He has maintained the relationship with Tom and first became an NPA coach in 2008. Gardy founded Pitching Fix in Ipswich, MA in 2008 and has expanded recently to Rochester, NY working with Dusty Odenbach (NPA). 

    NPA East player clinics focus heavily on the four legs of the NPA/RDBI’s methodology: bio-mechanics, strength/conditioning, nutrition and mental/emotional preparation. Gardy works directly with Tom Landry (NPA) and the medical community in the Boston Area. His brother Hugh is a prominent orthopedic surgeon in the area. Gardy and his wife (both educators) have 4 children and reside in Ipswich, MA. 

    Bill Roberts currently coaches for the West Chester Dragons, and has coached youth travel ball teams for the Steel City Titans and for Phenom of PA. He first became involved with the NPA in 2010, and has hosted Tom House for local pitching clinics in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Bill stays current on the latest NPA teachings by attending coach clinics with Tom and assisting with NPA East player.

    QUESTIONS? Please email Bill Roberts with any Clinic questions.

     

    SOLD OUT! Register for our West Chester Dragons 50/70 Summer Baseball Clinic for 11U and 12U Players!

    THIS CLINIC IS SOLD OUT! ENROLLMENT IS AT CAPACITY.

    West Chester Dragons 50/70 Summer Baseball Clinic

    Ages: 11u – 12u (for Fall 2017 Dragons players only)
    Wednesday, August 2, 2017, from 3:00pm-5:00pm
    Thursday, August 3, 2017, from 4:00pm-6:00pm
    Held at Kenmara Field at East Bradford Park in West Chester, PA
    Clinic Fee: $80

    Limited to 16 players. First come, first serve!

    West Chester Dragons 50/70 Summer Baseball Clinic for 9U and 10U

    The West Chester Dragons 50/70 Baseball Clinic is a two-day clinic of comprehensive skills and drills that will give participants a further understanding and habit forming knowledge base of core skills, proper form, fundamental drills, and one-on-one evaluative coaching.

    Day 1: Focus will be offensive instruction stations covering bat grip, athletic stance, power balance, pre-swing load, swing sequence, and hand path as well as proper bunting form stations and drills.

    Day 2: Focus will include Pitching and Defense. Emphasis on pitching form, grips, stride, and follow through. The 2nd half will be stations of best practices for infield/outfield play with drills and technique instruction for key fundamental movements.

    The clinic is filled with instruction, partner drills, group drills and station sessions on the best approach to hitting, pitching, and fundamentally sound defense.

    Players receive:
    * 2 days of immersive instruction
    * Learn drills and skills to advance your game
    * Small group and station style learning

    Itinerary:
    Wednesday, August 2 - Offensive Day

    2:45 PM - Check-In at Kenmara Field – Assign Groups
    3:00 PM to 3:15 PM – Warm up, Stretch, Plyos
    3:15 PM to 4:15 PM – Station Small Group Hitting Instruction and Rotation
    4:15 PM to 5:00 PM – Bunting Technique and Stations

    Thursday, August 3 - Pitching & Defense
    3:45 PM – Check-In at Kenmara Field – Assign Groups
    4:00 PM to 4:15 PM - Warm-up arms, Throwing partners on OF lines
    4:15 PM to 5:15 PM – Pitching Instruction and Pitching Station Rotation
    5:15 PM to 6:00 PM – Defensive OF/INF Stations and Drills

    Instructors will include: 

    • Tony Laurento – Epstein Hitting Instructor, President of the West Chester Dragons
    • Bill Roberts – Pitching Instructor, Vice President of West Chester Dragons
    • Cory Sawka – Offensive and Defensive Instruction, Director of Player Development of the West Chester Dragons

    What To Wear and Bring
    Please wear baseball attire, including baseball pants, hat, cleats, athletic cup and the Dragons practice jersey (if you already have one). Each participant must bring his own baseball equipment. Players should bring a glove, bat, helmet, catcher's gear (if you are a catcher), water bottle and any other equipment they feel necessary to compete.

    Clinic Check-in
    Check-in at 2:45 PM on Wednesday and 3:45 PM on Thursday at Kenmara Field.

    Location
    Clinic will be conducted at:
    Kenmara Field at East Bradford Park
    835 Kenmara Drive
    West Chester, PA 19380

    Contact Information
    Questions regarding Baseball Clinics with West Chester Dragons? Contact Tony Laurento.

    Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way we communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey as the Clinic draws closer will be passed on to you via the email address that you supplied when you registered for Clinic. 

    We hope to see you there!

    Register for our West Chester Dragons 46/60 Summer Baseball Clinic for 9U and 10U Players!

    West Chester Dragons 46/60 Summer Baseball Clinic
    Ages: 9u – 10u (for Fall 2017 Dragons players only)
    Monday, July 31, 2017, from 4:00pm-6:00pm
    Tuesday, August 1, 2017, from 3:00pm-5:00pm
    Held at Kenmara Field at East Bradford Park in West Chester, PA
    Clinic Fee: $80

    Limited to 16 players. First come, first serve!

    West Chester Dragons 46/60 Summer Baseball Clinic for 9U and 10U

    The West Chester Dragons 46/60 Baseball Clinic is a two-day clinic of comprehensive skills and drills that will give participants a further understanding and habit forming knowledge base of core skills, proper form, fundamental drills, and one-on-one evaluative coaching.

    Day 1: Focus will be offensive instruction stations covering bat grip, athletic stance, power balance, pre-swing load, swing sequence, and hand path as well as proper bunting form stations and drills.

    Day 2: Focus will include Pitching and Defense. Emphasis on pitching form, grips, stride, and follow through. The 2nd half will be stations of best practices for infield/outfield play with drills and technique instruction for key fundamental movements.

    The clinic is filled with instruction, partner drills, group drills and station sessions on the best approach to hitting, pitching, and fundamentally sound defense.

    Players receive:
    * 2 days of immersive instruction
    * Learn drills and skills to advance your game
    * Small group and station style learning

    Itinerary

    Monday, July 31 - Offensive Day
    3:45 PM - Check-In at Kenmara Field – Assign Groups
    4:00 PM to 4:15 PM – Warm up, Stretch, Plyometric
    4:15 PM to 5:15 PM – Station Small Group Hitting Instruction and Rotation
    5:15 PM to 6:00 PM – Bunting Technique and Stations

    Tuesday, August 1 - Pitching & Defense
    2:45 PM – Check-In at Kenmara Field – Assign Groups
    3:00 PM to 3:15 PM - Warm-up arms, Throwing partners on OF lines
    3:15 PM to 4:15 PM – Pitching Instruction and Pitching Station Rotation
    4:15 PM to 5:00 PM – Defensive OF/INF Stations and Drills

    Instructors will include: 

    • Tony Laurento – Epstein Hitting Instructor, President of the West Chester Dragons
    • Bill Roberts – National Pitching Association (NPA) Certified, Vice President of West Chester Dragons
    • Cory Sawka – Offensive and Defensive Instruction, Director of Player Development of West Chester Dragons

    What To Wear and Bring
    Please wear baseball attire, including baseball pants, hat, cleats, athletic cup and the Dragons practice jersey (if you already have one). Each participant must bring his own baseball equipment. Players should bring a glove, bat, helmet, catcher's gear (if you are a catcher), water bottle and any other equipment they feel necessary to compete.

    Clinic Check-in
    Check-in at 3:45 PM on Monday and 2:45 PM on Tuesday at Kenmara Field.

    Location
    Clinic will be conducted at:
    Kenmara Field at East Bradford Park
    835 Kenmara Drive
    West Chester, PA 19380

    Contact Information
    Questions regarding Baseball Clinics with West Chester Dragons? Contact Tony Laurento.

    Please check your email regularly as this is our primary way we communicate. Any additional information that we need to convey as the Clinic draws closer will be passed on to you via the email address that you supplied when you registered.

    We hope to see you there!

            

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