Winter Camps

**Almost Full!** –  2020 Winter Training Schedules 

 

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As you scroll through our camps below you may see “Join Waitlist” instead of “Book Now”. The “Join Waitlist” means those camp sessions are FULL. We are permitting up to three players to join the waitlist for each session. As camp slots become available we will contact families according to when they joined the waitlist. We are thrilled to have so many filled camp sessions prior to January. If you were unable to join our Winter Camps we will be posting and opening our 2020 Spring Training Camps soon. If you would like to be notified when we launch our Spring sessions………. 

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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.

 2020 Winter Sessions

  • Catching Camps

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

  • Academy Pitching Camps (ages 8-11)

  • Pinkman Pitching Camps (ages 11-14)

  • Softball Pitching Camps

  • Softball Hitting Camps

  • Softball General Skills Camp

  • Academy Hitting Camps (ages 8-11)

  • Pinkman Hitting Camps for players (ages 11-14)






2020 January Winter Camps


 

  • Catching Camp

It is the most difficult position to fill on any youth team. Baseball & Softball Catching is to pitching like a jockey is to a horse. A trained catcher can serve as an on-field/in-game pitching coach. The catcher needs to be highly skilled at his position and an effective leader.

Our 7-week Catching Camp will reinforce basic and advanced skills such as: basic throwing mechanics, receiving, blocking, understanding how to throw and catch off speed pitches, the art of saving strikes and learning how to recognize pitchers mechanical flaws. Each catcher will be held to a standard that parallels their skill level. Class size 4 catchers: 1 Pinkman Instructor

Catching Instructors are Matt Germanowski and John Pinkman

 

TYPESTART DATETIME
Catching Camp (ages 10-18)Tues 1/7/20207p-8pBook Now
Catching Camp (ages 10-18)Thur 1/9/20207p-8pBook Now
Catching Camp (ages 10-18)Sun 1/11/20201p-2pBook Now

Catching Camp Fee: $350


 

  • High School Winter Workout (HWW) Pitching Camp

Pitchers ages 14-18 will work in a small group of 6 with John and Jeff Pinkman for 6-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 during the workouts; and will be available to view video throughout the winter. The Pinkman Academy has been conducting these high school winter workouts for 25 years. Our winter development program will prepare players to be in mid-season condition on the first week of high school practices.

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

  • 60-minutes to properly warm-up and workout (players will develop a J-band stretch cord routine, explore weighted ball warm-ups and explain the risks and advantages of weighted ball routines, improve agility, and introduce Core Velocity Belt training)
  • 60-minutes to perform throwing drills, learn off-speed pitches, develop a pitching strategy, and throw bull pens.

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.

 

TYPESTART DATETIME
HWWSat 1/11/20203p-5pBook Now
HWWSun 1/12/20203p-5pBook Now

HWW Camp Fee: $425

 


  • Academy Pitching Camps (7-weeks)

Academy Basic 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: Jonathan O’Connor

TYPESTART DATETIME
Academy Basic Pitching CampsThurs 1/9/208p-9pJoin Waitlist
Academy Basic Pitching CampsSun 1/12/2011a-12pJoin Waitlist

Academy Pitching Camp Fee: $280

 


  • Pinkman Pitching Camp 7-weeks

Basic Pitching Skills Camps –  Our 7-week Pinkman Basic Pitching Skills 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 Jeff Pinkman

TYPEDATETIME
Basic Pitching CampsMon 1/6/20205p-6pJoin Waitlist
Basic Pitching CampsMon 1/6/20207p-8pJoin Waitlist
Basic Pitching CampsSat 1/11/20202p-3pJoin Waitlist
Basic Pitching CampsSun 1/12/20202p-3pJoin Waitlist

Pinkman Pitching Camp Fee: $350

 

Advanced Pitching Camps – Our 7-week Pinkman Advanced 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: 3 players with Jeff Pinkman

TYPESTART DATETIME
Advanced Pitching CampsWed 1/8/20207p-8pJoin Waitlist
Advanced Pitching CampsSat 1/11/202010a-11aJoin Waitlist
Advanced Pitching CampsSun 1/12/202010a-11aJoin Waitlist

Pinkman Pitching Camp Fee: $350

 




 

  • Softball Pitching Camps (7-weeks)

During this 7 week camp players ages 9-14 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

 

TYPESTART DATETIME
Softball Pitching (ages 9-13)Sat 1/11/20201p-2pBook Now
Softball Pitching (ages 9-13)Sun 1/12/20201p-2pBook Now

Softball Pitching Camp Fee $280

 


 

  • Softball Hitting Camps (7-weeks)

During this 7 week camp softball players 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.

 

Our Softball hitting camps will concentrate on changing the way you swing a bat to improve power and distance on the ball. These camps are for players looking to increase their batting average and slugging percentage over the winter. The drill work performed in the earlier stages of the camp will reinforce the proper body movements to get the path of the bat on plane with the oncoming pitch.  In a small 3-player group, our staff will introduce our exclusive Pinkman training drills, Rebel Rack movement progressions, baseball specific vision training, advanced hitting strategies, weighted ball training to increase strength and explosiveness, and incorporate NCAA & 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

 

TYPESTART DATETIME
Softball HittingTues 1/7/20207p-8pBook Now
Softball HittingWed 1/8/20207p-8pBook Now
Softball HittingSat 1/11/20202p-3pBook Now
Softball HittingSun 1/12/20202p-3pBook Now

Softball Hitting Camp Fee: $280

 


 

  • Softball General Skills Camp

During this 7 week camp players ages 9-14 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. General Skills camp will cover a combination of the following in each session:

  • Throwing – Improve your overhand skills and make better plays in the field. Learn proper techniques, how to care for your shoulder, and how to determine where the play is.
  • Fielding – Learn how to attack grounders, track pop-ups, and smother line drives, as well as how to make the next play after your highlight-reel catch. We’ll also practice proper base coverage and positioning to receive a throw.

Softball Skills Camp Instructor: Jordan Foster

 

TYPESTART DATETIME
Softball Skills CampSun 1/12/20203p-4pBook Now

Softball General Skills Camps Fee: $140






 

  • 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, Rebel Rack movement progressions, 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: Jonathan O’Connor or Matt Germanowski

TYPESTART DATETIME
Academy Hitting (ages 8-11)Tues 1/7/20208p-9pJoin Waitlist
Academy Hitting (ages 8-11)Thurs 1/9/20207p-8pJoin Waitlist
Academy Hitting (ages 8-11)Sat 1/11/20202p-3pJoin Waitlist
Academy Hitting (ages 8-11)Sun 1/12/202010a-11aJoin Waitlist
Academy Hitting (ages 8-11)Sun 1/12/20202p-3pJoin Waitlist

Hitting Camp Fee: $280


 

  • Pinkman Hitting Camps (7-weeks)

In a small 3-player groups, our staff will introduce our exclusive Pinkman training drills, Rebel rack movement progressions, baseball specific vision training, advanced hitting strategies, weighted ball training to increase strength and explosiveness, and incorporate Major League swing mechanics. Players will review 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.

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.

Pinkman Hitting Camps instructor: Jeff Pinkman

TYPESTART DATETIME
Pinkman HittingMon 1/6/20206p-7pJoin Waitlist
Pinkman HittingThurs 1/9/20206p-7pJoin Waitlist
Pinkman Hitting Sat 1/11/202011a-12pJoin Waitlist
Pinkman HittingSat 1/11/20201p-2pJoin Waitlist
Pinkman HittingSun 1/12/202011a-12pJoin Waitlist
Pinkman HittingSun 1/12/20201p-2pJoin Waitlist

Pinkman Hitting Camp Fee: $350

 


 

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