2012 RoughRiders Baseball Academy

The 2012 RoughRiders Baseball Academy was held at Dr Pepper Ballpark on June 11th, 12th, and 14th. Eager young baseball players were able to get the chance to learn from current RoughRiders’ players and coaches.

Over 100 boys showed up for this year’s baseball academy. (Michael Damman)

Coach Jason Hart reads off the teams and what players will be with each group. (Jarah Wright)

One little boy focuses on listening to instructions on the first day. (Jarah Wright)

The guys meet out in center field to stretch before starting the day’s drills. (Michael Damman)

Everyone spreads out in a circle to stretch. (Michael Damman)

Three players focus on perfecting their squats during stretching. (Jarah Wright)

Bats and gloves line the rim of the circle. (Jarah Wright)

One player looks at another player to make sure he is stretching his fingers out correctly. (Jarah Wright)

Outfielder Jared Prince works on showing the boys how to perfect the “ready” position. (Jarah Wright)

After fielding the ball cleanly, he flips the ball to throw it back. (Michael Damman)

‘Riders reliever Joseph Ortiz hits balls to the boys to work on their fielding skills. (Michael Damman)

‘Riders reliever Ryan Rodebaugh imparts wisdom to the players. (Michael Damman)

One player keeps his eye on the ball while fielding some pop ups in center field. (Michael Damman)

One player focuses on throwing the ball in quickly. (Michael Damman)

One player tries his best to avoid looking into the sun while making the catch. (Michael Damman)

While working on catching fly balls with ‘Riders infielder Alex Buchholz, one player makes the grab at the wall. (Michael Damman)

In left field, players worked on turning double plays. (Michael Damman)

The flip made it to second and the pair turned the double play. (Michael Damman)

Bunting is the focus of the drill in the visitor’s bullpen. (Michael Damman)

Outfielder Ryan Strausborger worked with the boys on reading the pitcher’s pickoff move and diving back to the bag. (Jarah Wright)

Ladder drills helped the boys improve their footwork. (Jarah Wright)

Frisco Strength and Conditioning Coach Eric McMahon timed the boys as they ran shuttle drills. (Jarah Wright)

After knowing his first time, this player works on being even quicker. (Jarah Wright)

Under the watchful eye of pitching coach Jeff Andrews, this player focuses on hitting the ball. (Jarah Wright)

The boys earned points for where they hit the ball. (Jarah Wright)

One player looks on while another one takes swings off a tee in the batting cages. (Jarah Wright)

 

 

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