Winter Camps

View our 2018 Pre-Winter & 2019 Winter Training Schedules below

If you have questions about the camps, times, or registration don’t hesitate to call or email us. Over the years we have worked to create more advanced learning opportunities by offering a variety of courses. Read below to view our new drop-in style class and camp offerings.

  • Whats New!

    • Nov-Dec Academy Pitching Camps

    • Nov-Dec Academy Hitting Camps

    • Strategic Pitching Semi-Private Lessons

    • Softball Pitching Camps

 

2019 Winter Sessions

  • High School Pitching Classes

  • High School Winter Workout (HWW) Pitching Camps for players ages 14-18

  • Pinkman Pitching Camps (ages 11-14)

  • Pinkman Hitting Camps for players (ages 11-18)

  • Academy Pitching Camps (ages 8-11)

  • Academy Hitting Camps for players (ages 8-11)






  • November – Academy Pitching Camps (5-weeks)

Academy Pitching Camps are ideal for all pitchers ages 8-11. During the 1-hour sessions we will identify and improve upon a pitcher’s basic pitching mechanics. Players will learn to throw to specific locations, pitch from the stretch and windup, and develop a safe, effective, and consistent throwing motion with the goal of throwing 60% strikes or more. A complete video evaluation using the JC Video analyzer will be conducted during the first session. Players on travel teams, playing “big league” rules, will be introduced to pickoffs and holding runners on-base. — Class size: 3 players with 1 Pinkman Instructor

Camp sessions will not be held during Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Nov 24-25 or Dec 8-9 due to a Staff Development weekend. 

Academy Pitching Camps Instructor: Mon – Jonathan O’Connor / Thur & Sun – Jason Tate

Academy Pitching Camp Fee: $200

TYPEDATETIME
Academy Pitching CampSun 11/4/20181p-2pFULL
Academy Pitching CampThurs 11/8/20187p-8pFULL
Academy Pitching CampMon 11/12/20187p-8pBOOK NOW

 


  • November – Academy Hitting Camps (5-weeks)

In our January Academy Hitting Camps, players ages 8-11 will meet for 7-weeks, once a week for 60-minutes. In a small 3-player group, our staff will introduce our exclusive Pinkman training drills, baseball specific vision training, advanced hitting strategies, and Major League swing mechanics. Players will receive a full JC Video swing analysis during the first session, and work toward developing a more powerful swing to increase distance and get those extra base hits. Pinkman hitting camps will improve your batting average and slugging percentage over the winter. The drill work performed each week will reinforce the proper body movements to consistently get a player’s swing path on plane with the oncoming pitch. — Class size: 3 players with 1 Pinkman Instructor

Camp sessions will not be held during Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Nov 24-25 or Dec 8-9 due to a Staff Development weekend. 

Academy Hitting Camps Instructor: Jason Tate

Hitting Camp Fee: $200

TYPESTART DATETIME
Academy Hitting CampSat 11/3/20181p-2pFULL
Academy Hitting CampSun 11/4/201812p-1pFULL






PITCHING CLASSES


 

  • High School Pitching Classes

Our 1-hr “drop-in” style High School Pitching Classes are ideal for players ages 14-18 looking to refine their mechanics, discuss in-game pitching strategies, create a multi-day throwing routine and refine the development of Change-ups, Cut-Fastballs, and Curveballs. Players may attend one or several of the classes offered, there is no long-term commitment. Classes will begin at the start of December and run through February. This class will also provide players additional opportunities to throw during the indoor only cold weather days the winter presents. 

Our High School Pitching Classes are designed to provide players the opportunity to learn new skills or to fine-tune their existing abilities in a semi-private lesson environment to prepare for the start of the high school season on February 18th. We have created these drop-in style semi-private (3 players max) classes to allow players who attend our camps or private lessons the chance to take part in a second or third development opportunity with us during the week to enhance their training.

  • Click on the Buy Now buttons below to purchase one or more class opportunities.
  • To view times of the classes below click on the Book Now buttons.

**Purchased Winter Pitching Classes  expire on Feb 18**

Single Class - $505 Pack - $225
MonthDay
DecemberTues 8p & Thurs 8pBOOK NOW
January Tues 8p & Thurs 8pBOOK NOW
FebruaryTues 8p & Thurs 8pBOOK NOW


 

  • Pickoff Classes (ages 10-18)

The Pick Off Classes will introduce and improve on RHP’s and LHP’s pickoff moves to first and second base.**THIS CLASS IS A MUST FOR LEFT HANDED PITCHERS** Left Handed Pitchers who have never worked with us on their pickoff move….this is the perfect opportunity to learn the controversial (yet effective!!) 45* pickoff move**. All Pitchers will discover the may opportunities to disrupt a runner’s jump when stealing, shorten a runner’s lead, and disturb a hitter’s timing by understanding how to control the run game. Join us for one of the most beneficial classes pitchers can walk away from feeling confident about their mound presence with runners on base.
Class Fee $40
MonthDay
Dec 15, 2018Saturday 5pBOOK NOW
Jan 12, 2019Saturday 5pBOOK NOW
Feb 9, 2019Saturday 5pBOOK NOW

 






2019 January Winter Camps


 

  • Strategic Pitching Semi-Private Lessons

Strategic Pitching Lessons are specifically taught by John Pinkman and will focus on the mental aspects of improving mound management skills and not basic pitching skills. In a Semi-Private Lesson setting 2 players per session will work with John Pinkman to develop off-speed pitches and improve tactical pitch sequences, create a more confident mound presence, and become a better thinking pitcher. Our goal is to add to the competitive skills of advanced pitchers. Fundamental mechanics will only be discussed as they relate to the effect on individual pitches. You are not in this class to learn how to pitch, you are in this class to learn how to win.
The Strategic Pitching course content will include the combination and use of physical, mental and leadership skills. The physical component will give pitchers the opportunity to throw in situational awareness, develop strategies and specific tactics based on structured situations, using all pitches.

 

These lessons will meet beginning Sunday January 6th for 1-hour every week for 7-weeks until February 17.

 

Strategic Semi-Private Lesson Fee: $450

TYPESTART DATETIME
Strategic Pitching Semi-Private LessonsSun 1/6/20194p-5pBOOK NOW
Strategic Pitching Semi-Private LessonsSun 1/6/20195p-6pBOOK NOW

 

  • High School Winter Workout (HWW) Pitching Camp

– Pitchers ages 14-18 will work in groups of 4 with a Pinkman instructor for 7-weeks focusing on proper warm up, functional strength training, mechanical instruction, and pitch development. A complete JC Video throwing analysis of each player will be conducted upon the first session; and will be available to view video throughout the winter.

During our 2 hour workouts, players can expect to have:

  • 30-minutes to properly warm-up (learn functional strength and balance drills, develop a J-band stretch cord routine, improve agility)
  • 30-minutes to perform throwing drills, learn off-speed pitches, and/or develop a pitching strategy
  • 30-minutes for throwing a professional bull-pen
  • 30-minutes for charting pitches in their velocity-pen

How to warm up and prepare to throw. You may notice at the Pinkman Academy, we empahsize this a lot! This critical phase of training is important to transfer new instruction onto the playing field. Most athletes at any age, when left on their own, will not warm up properly. We use the same techniques recommended by physical therapists to prepare players for the spring season. The doctors we have worked with over the past 18 years indicate the majority of sore arms can be avoided by proper conditioning.

HWW Camp Fee: $385

TYPESTART DATETIME
HWWSat 1/5/20191p-3pComing Soon
HWWSat 1/5/20193p-5pComing Soon

 


  • Pinkman Pitching Camp 7-weeks

Our 7-week Pinkman Pitching Camps are ideal for pitchers ranging in age from 11-14 who have previously attended private lessons or camps with the Pinkman Academy. This camp is optimal for players who already throw 55%-65% strikes, are looking to refine their pitching skills, and learn more about the mental and strategic aspects of pitching.

During the 60-minute sessions we will identify and improve on a pitcher’s advanced pitching mechanics, develop a weekly pitching routine in preparation for the spring season, create an in-game pitching strategy, and learn to throw age-appropriate off-speed pitches. A complete video evaluation using the JC Video analyzer will be conducted upon the first session. — Class size: 4 players with 1 Pinkman Instructor

Pinkman Pitching Camps Instructor: Jeff Pinkman

Pinkman Pitching Camp Fee: $315

TYPESTART DATETIME
Pinkman Pitching CampsMon 1/7/20195p-6pBOOK NOW
Pinkman Pitching CampsWed 1/9/20197p-8p BOOK NOW
Pinkman Pitching CampsSat 1/12/201910a-11aBOOK NOW
Pinkman Pitching CampsSun 1/13/201910a-11aBOOK NOW

 

  • Pinkman Hitting Camps (7-weeks)

Looking for more in-game at-bats during the winter? Join our 7-week Pinkman Hitting Camp to gain more in-game hitting opportunities. Four players will begin each session enhancing their ability to hit line drives with more power in to the outfield successfully. Throughout the 7-week 60-minute sessions we will introduce our exclusive Pinkman training drills, HitTrax, and develop a more strategic approach to hitting. Players will learn the how’s, why’s, and when’s that a hitter should be pulling the ball, driving it back up the middle, or purposely hitting the ball to the opposite field.

Players will learn how to hit tactically for the given situations they experience in games. Many batting practice sessions are rarely on the field these days, and while our sessions will be indoors our HitTrax Simulator will allow players to see how fast the ball is moving off the bat, how far the ball is actually going, and if they are truly accomplishing their goals of driving the ball for base hits.

Our HitTrax simulator gives players real time feedback with live game capabilities. Hitters will be able to practice and compete during our sessions creating an in-game feel during their training. Players will instantly see how far the ball travels off the bat and view whether it was a hit, out, double play, or extra base hit.

**The Saturday Hitting Camps will not be using the Hittrax. These sessions will only have 3 players instead of 4 players.** In a small 3-player group, our staff will introduce our exclusive Pinkman training drills, baseball specific vision training, advanced hitting strategies, weighted ball training to increase strength and explosiveness, and incorporate Major League swing mechanics. Players will receive a full JC Video swing analysis during the first session, and work toward developing a more powerful swing to increase distance and to achieve more extra base hits. Pinkman hitting camps will improve your batting average and slugging percentage over the winter. The drill work performed each week will reinforce the proper body movements to consistently get a player’s swing path on plane with the oncoming pitch. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Pinkman Hitting Camps instructor: Jeff Pinkman

Pinkman Hitting Camp Fee: $315

TYPESTART DATETIME
Pinkman HittingMon 1/7/196p-7pBOOK NOW
Pinkman HittingMon 1/7/197p-8pFULL
Pinkman Hitting Wed 1/9/196p-7pFULL
Pinkman HittingSat 1/12/20191p-2pBOOK NOW
Pinkman HittingSat 1/12/20193p-4pBOOK NOW
Pinkman HittingSun 1/13/20191p-2pFULL



 

  • Softball Pitching Camps (7-weeks)

During this 7 week camp players ages 9-13 will meet for 1 hour once a week. The day and time you register for your players will be the day and time they attend for the 7 sessions in January and February.

The softball pitch can be tough to learn – and even harder to control – without breaking it down into manageable pieces. During our Softball Pitching Camps we’ll work with you to master five skills that every successful pitcher has in her arsenal:

  1. Purpose
  2. Posture
  3. Plane
  4. Push
  5. Position

Upon the first sessions players will review pitching mechanics through our JC Video mobile station, and concentrate heavily on drill work. — Class size: 3 players with 1 Certified Pinkman Instructor Jordan Foster

Softball Pitcing Camp Fee $315

TYPESTART DATETIME
Softball Pitching (ages 9-13)Fri 1/11/20197p-8pBOOK NOW
Softball Pitching (ages 9-13)Sat 1/12/201195p-6pBOOK NOW



  • Academy Pitching Camps (7-weeks)

Academy Pitching Camps are ideal for all pitchers ages 8-11. During the 1-hour sessions we will identify and improve upon a pitcher’s basic pitching mechanics. Players will learn to throw to specific locations, pitch from the stretch and windup, and develop a safe, effective, and consistent throwing motion with the goal of throwing 60% strikes or more. A complete video evaluation using the JC Video analyzer will be conducted during the first session. Players on travel teams, playing “big league” rules, will be introduced to pickoffs and holding runners on-base. — Class size: 3 players with 1 Pinkman Instructor

Academy Pitching Camps Instructor: Jason Tate

Academy Pitching Camp Fee: $315

TYPESTART DATETIME
Academy Pitching (ages 8-11)Mon 1/7/197p-8pFULL
Academy Pitching (ages 8-11)Thurs 1/10/198p-9pBOOK NOW
Academy Pitching (ages 8-11)Fri 1/11/197p-8pFULL
Academy Pitching (ages 8-11)Sat 1/12/192p-3pBOOK NOW
Academy Pitching (ages 8-11)Sat 1/12/194p-5pBOOK NOW
Academy Pitching (ages 8-11)Sun 1/13/191p-2pBOOK NOW

 


  • Academy Hitting Camps (7-weeks)

In our January Academy Hitting Camps, players ages 8-11 will meet for 7-weeks, once a week for 60-minutes. In a small 3-player group, our staff will introduce our exclusive Pinkman training drills, baseball specific vision training, advanced hitting strategies, weighted ball training to increase strength and explosiveness, and incorporate Major League swing mechanics. Players will receive a full JC Video swing analysis during the first session, and work toward developing a more powerful swing to increase distance and to achieve more extra base hits. Pinkman hitting camps will improve your batting average and slugging percentage over the winter. The drill work performed each week will reinforce the proper body movements to consistently get a player’s swing path on plane with the oncoming pitch. — Class size: 3 players with 1 Pinkman Instructor

Academy Hitting Camps Instructor: Jason Tate

Hitting Camp Fee: $315

TYPESTART DATETIME
Academy Hitting (ages 8-11)Thurs 1/10/196p-7pFULL
Academy Hitting (ages 8-11)Thurs 1/10/197p-8pBOOK NOW
Academy Hitting (ages 8-11)Sat 1/12/20191p-2pBOOK NOW
Academy Hitting (ages 8-11)Sat 1/12/20193p-4pBOOK NOW
Academy Hitting (ages 8-11)Sun 1/13/201910a-11aFULL
Academy Hitting (ages 8-11)Sun 1/13/201911a-12pBOOK NOW

 


 

Questions? Please contact us to see which programs will best fit your athlete.

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