West Chester Dragons Travel Baseball Teams

West Chester Dragons Competitive Travel Baseball Teams

A competitive travel baseball organization that offers teams from 9u through 15u, based in West Chester, PA. Players welcomed from Chester County and beyond!

Dragons announce their Winter Player Development Training Programs! Register online now!

The West Chester Dragons Travel Baseball Organization is excited to announce its Winter Player Development Training Programs, tailored specifically for Dragons players on our Spring/Summer 2017 rosters! Each program has been carefully crafted to further the development of our players in the off-season. Register now before the programs sell out! →

PLYOMETRIC TRAINING

  • Runs November 15, 2016 - January 1, 2017
  • 45-minute plyometrics workouts three times per week
  • Held in the gym at West Chester Friends School
  • Cost: $100

Core strength and explosiveness are the foundation of baseball-specific movements. Players with good core strength are able to throw harder, run faster and react more quickly. The Dragons offer indoor plyometric workout programs to cultivate these traits in our players. Building functional core strength is a great thing for the players to work on during their time off from throwing, heading into the Weighted Ball Program.

CATCHERS CLINIC

  • Runs November 14, 2016 - January 1, 2017
  • 45-minute clinic once a week
  • Held in the gym at West Chester Friends School
  • Cost: $100

The catcher position is perhaps the most difficult position on the field to master. In this clinic, catchers will be trained with the correct mechanics for stances, footwork, throwing, receiving, blocking, framing and fielding techniques. Players will be given drills to practice at home between sessions to improve their skills.

SUNDAY HITTING LESSONS with Coach Graham

  • Runs weekly November 13, 2016 - January 1, 2017
  • Available from 9:00am - 1:00pm on Sundays
  • 20 minutes of one-on-one instruction with Coach Graham Hudgings
  • Held in the gym at West Chester Friends School
  • $20 per lesson

Coach Graham Hudgings is offering 20-minute individual hitting instruction using circuit stations in the West Chester Friends School gym on Sundays between 9:00am and 1:00pm. Players will learn proper mechanics, as well as a sound mental approach using a variety of drills.

$5 DROP-IN HITTING CIRCUIT ON SUNDAYS

  • Runs weekly November 13, 2016 - January 1, 2017
  • 9:00am - 1:00pm in the gym at West Chester Friends School
  • No reservations required, just stop by!
  • All you can hit for only $5 (cash please)

Drop in and take some swings! Dragons players can self-rotate through a circuit of different hitting stations to work on specific drills that emphasize certain hitting aspects, and develop particular skills at the plate. Get out of the house, grab your bat and get some extra swings in over the winter! Please note: There is no Drop-In Hitting available on Sunday, November 20, 2016 and Sunday, December 25, 2016.

Hitting Sessions with Coach Tony

  • Runs December 13, 2016 through early March 2017
  • Available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings
  • Held at All Star Baseball Academy in West Chester
  • Cost: $10 per hour (groups of 4 to mazimize reps) or $40 for a one-on-one 45-minute lesson 

Coach Tony Laurento, Certified Epstein Hitting Instructor, has reserved batting cage time at All Star Baseball Academy in West Chester on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings during the off-season. Please contact Coach Tony regarding the program details or you may schedule online here.

ARM CARE AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (WEIGHTED BALL PROGRAM)

  • All Dragons players are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to participate in this program
  • Runs January 2, 2017 - March 26, 2017
  • 45-minute workout 2 times per week for 12 weeks
  • Held in the gym at West Chester Friends School
  • Cost: $125 + cost of Weighted Balls (purchased separately through Coach Bill Roberts)

We are pleased to offer the Arm Care and Development Program developed by Tom House of the National Pitching Association. This research-based program is designed to build healthy arms and shoulders, while simultaneously increasing throwing velocity. The sessions involve the use of overweight and underweight baseballs, and Coach Bill Roberts will have them available for sale at the first workout. The cost is $75 for the balls set, payable directly to Coach Bill. Radar measurements will be taken to track the player's progress. 

PITCHER TRAINING (BY INVITATION ONLY)

  • Due to space limitations, this program will be by invitation only
  • Runs February 11, 2017 - March 12, 2017
  • 45-minute training once a week
  • Held in the gym at West Chester Friends School
  • Cost: $75

Coaches Bill Roberts, Certified NPA Coach, and Graham Hudgings will offer pitching instruction to select Dragons players leading into the Spring 2017 season. We will cover proper upper and lower body mechanics, and use a variety of NPA pitching drills to improve accuracy, balance, velocity and consistency. We will cover grips and situations in which to use a variety of pitches, and will track strike % and other data to measure our progress.