We may not be hosting clinics this summer but will still offer private lessons July & Aug.

We highly recommend the following clinics
ELMIRA PIONEERS BASEBALL CLINIC
CORNING COMMUNITY COLLEGE BASEBALL & SOFTBALL CLINICS


Below are examples of the clinics we will be running again Nov -April 2025
Clinics will be posted here and on Facebook in October

PITCHERS/CATCHERS CLINIC

(comprehensive 7-8 week clinics March through mid-Apr. See below Winter Training Camps)

PITCHERS focus on learning and mastering mechanics; accuracy vs velocity; hitting locations & movement, arm care  strengthening drills and take-away drills to progress.

CATCHERS will focus on learning the proper stance & setup, receiving, blocking, footwork, throwing to all bases, plays at the plate and recovering wild pitches. Please bring catchers gear.

NOTE: we have gear in stock in our Pro Shop at great prices! Suggestion: come at least 1 week before the clinic if you need gear, just in case we need to order it)

Note: We have low player-instructor ratios and limit the number of players to ensure quality instruction. These clinics fill up fast, so don’t wait. Payment and registration form must be received by December 22nd (after that date, please call Donna at 607-346-0113).   Stop by, mail form or register over the phone. Parents are welcome to stay & watch or drop off.



Nov – April – 2023-2024
new clinics start beginning of each month
*we have a few openings in each clinic for Dec – Apr

TEACH & CORRECT / REINFORCE /
BUILD CONFIDENCE / INCREASE SKILL SETS

Our Baseball & Softball Camps, Clinics & Workouts are specifically designed for 8-12u and 13+ Middle School & High School levels . These affordable clinics run an hour each week for an entire month. You can register for any month(s) you choose (Nov-Apr). You can always add the next month if you choose.

Here are a few dates for the winter baseball & softball clinics (see below for forms):

Mondays: 12u Advanced
Mondays: 7th Grade + Winter Prep Program
Sundays: 12u Development & Building the Foundation
Sundays: 12u Intermediate
Tuesdays: Softball Pitching: Diamonds in the Rough (beginners and novice level)
Piptchers/Catchers Clinics: Holiday Clinic Dec 27th; 7-week Clinic March thru mid-Apr

NEW WINTER CLINICS: will start Nov thru April.
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FULL:
we will run another clinic March thru mid-April

“BE A WALL”
Softball Catchers Clinic

Players 8-12yrs
7 week clinic Nov 5th – Dec 17th
Sundays 1:30 – 2:30  $210
this clinic will be limited to 6 players

beginners/development     some experience or none

  • Designed specifically for all youth player levels
  • Learning, developing and mastering the “proper” mechanics for catching
  • Preventing injuries and proper arm care for catchers
  • There may be some interaction with from live pitchers

Heavy focus on building a solid foundation: proper stance & setup, receiving, blocking, footwork, throwing to all bases, plays at the plate and recovering wild pitches.  Parents are welcome to stay & watch. Kids will have homework drills each week to work on in between sessions.  Please bring a notebook to write down homework. Some players may have different drills to work on in between sessions.

Please bring catchers gear IF you have it.  We may have some equipment to borrow. Please do NOT wear shorts, especially if you have leg guards.

If you would like to purchase gear, we have complete youth/beginner sets ranging $99 – $189.99. We also carry Mizuno Catchers gear for $379.99 but intended for taller girls) We also have numerous catcher’s gloves. BUT you can use your regular fielding glove for this clinic. If you want to purchase gear, come at least 1-2 week before the clinic to get sized properly and purchase gear (we may need to order additional sets)


All 3 clinic filled quickly.
We will run another series March – begin of April.

“Diamonds in the Rough”
Softball Pitching Clinic with lead instructor Autumn Stone (and Emily Vandelinder will assist through Dec)
Ages 8yrs-12/13yrs
Tuesdays (8 girls)  & Sundays (4 each clinic)

This additional  clinic is designed specifically for beginners and/or players with some pitching experience that want to build a solid foundation with proper mechanics.  They may be some interaction with live catchers.

This additional clinic will be limited to 4 pitchers to ensure the highest quality instruction.  Emphasis on proper mechanics, learning/ improving basic pitches, pitch grips, accuracy vs velocity, full-motion throws and arm conditioning.  Heavy focus on accuracy and hitting locations. Take home drills are expected to be worked on at home, in between sessions, to ensure muscle memory and progression. Players should bring a notebook with them each week, as drills may differ for each pitcher.  Parents are welcome to observe.


BUILDING  THE  FOUNDATION & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CLINIC 
Breaking Down Your Swing, Fielding & Throwing
for Baseball & Softball   Geared for ages 7-12yrs
Geared for: Entry Level, Some Experience or no formal instruction

Sundays 12:30 – 1:30  Nov – April  ($30/week, prepay the first month)
New Clinics start the Beginning of Each Month: Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, and the April “Swingfest” will get you the reps needed before the season.

Geared to the inexperienced player, new player OR player with no formal instruction. If you still “squish the bug” or if your “elbow is up like a chicken wing”, this is the clinic to help correct that.

This All Skills Program is specifically formatted to give each player a complete development-regiment focusing on proper mechanics and repetition for muscle memory. We pride ourselves on a low instructor-player ratio to ensure the highest quality instruction and repetition

Bring a glove and bat (if you have one). If not, we have a Retail Shop on site, with internet pricing. We can help fit for the correct size. We even some have DEMO bats to try.

Sign up for any month(s), then continue on if you choose. You must prepay the first month then any additional months will need to be paid before the start of that month. Those that continue on will be utilizing more advanced drills. We may suggest a more advance camp.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD DETAILS & FORM FOR Foundation-Building

 


50/50 INTERMEDIATE  WINTER  BOOT  CAMP
“Intermediate/Advanced hitting, power, bat speed,
some fielding & throwing”
for Baseball & Softball

Geared for: mid-level players ages 8-12yrs with some experience, travel experience or have had some formal instruction.
Sundays 2:30 – 3:30  Nov – April  ($30/week, prepay the month)

New Clinics start the Beginning of Each Month: Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, and April ‘Swingfest’ to get you ready for the season.

Intended for the mid-level/semi-advanced players with experience and knowledge of mechanics. This is NOT for the beginner or novice player.

Professional instruction on intermediate hitting, fielding & throwing. Heavy focus on perfecting mechanics and areas needing more attention.  Bring a glove and bat (if you have one). If not, we have a Retail Shop on-site with internet pricing. We can help fit for the correct size glove and/or bat. We also have some Demo bats to “try before you buy.”

Sign up for the first month, then continue on if you choose. Those that continue on will be progressing and advancing each month utilizing more advanced drills. We may suggest an advanced camp or beginners camp is the instructors feel the need.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD DETAILS & FORM FOR Intermediate-Boot Camp

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ADVANCED  HITTING & FIELDING CLINIC
for Baseball & Softball ages 10-12yrs


NOTE:
Geared for the truly advanced hitters, ages 10-12yrs
, who have had formal instruction in Sandlot or taken previous Advanced Camps in the past. This a fast-paced hitting clinic for players who are familiar with our “up to date” terminology & philosophy and/or instructors. We will utilizing pitching machine, BP Max, Blast motion and live BP.

Mondays 6:00 – 7:00  Nov – April  ($30/week, prepay the month)
New Clinics start the Beginning of Each Month: Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, and April Swingfest

NOTE: if you want to take a “mechanics refresher” camp for a month to prepare for this, the Intermediate Boot Camp will also be on Sundays.

Get your reps in every week! This clinic will focus on fielding: footwork, quick release, range and control. Hitting: refining mechanics, utilizing upper & lower body, maximizing hip rotation, hitting with power, ‘placing’ the ball, hitting off soft-toss machines, pitching machines & live throwing to get players ready for the season.

  • Players will be hitting from a tee, Backyard Batter, pitching machines, Max BP and other advanced tools.
  • Video Analysis
  • Mental Toughness training

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD DETAILS & FORM FOR_advanced clinic

 


WINTER WORKOUT PREP PROGRAM w/video analysis
Baseball & Softball 13yrs+ 7th – 10th Grade

Be prepared BEFORE tryouts

Every Monday 7:00 – 8:00 in Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb
Addt’l clinic added Sundays 4:30 – 5:30-

A New Clinic Starts the Beginning of Each Month, can join any month. must prepay the first month to secure your spot

NOTE: baseball players MUST have a -3 drop BBCOR bat. We can fit for the correct size. We carry many bats in our Retail Shop 30″-33″ starting at $119.99. This is a heavier bat so Longer is not always Better!

Start preparing in Nov with a professionally-formatted program designed specifically for the athlete who plans to try out for school ball OR just improve your skillset for recreational ball.  You can register for any month(s) and add-on as you go.

This program will give each player a complete training regiment, focusing on athleticism, attitude,  being coachable, hitting, fielding and throwing. Primary focus on hitting but may alternate weeks with fielding & throwing. Registration and payment are due prior to the start of each month as class size is limited. We pride ourselves on a low instructor-player ratio to ensure the highest quality instruction.  Bring a glove and bat (if you have one). We have a great selection of gloves and bats at great prices in our Retail Shop. Parents & participants will see measurable results from start to finish.

This professional-designed  program will give each player a complete training regiment, focusing on athleticism, attitude, being coachable, hitting, fielding and throwing. Primary focus on hitting but may alternate weeks with fielding & throwing. Registration and payment are due prior to the start of each month as class size is limited. We pride ourselves on a low instructor-player ratio to ensure the highest quality instruction.  Bring a glove and bat (if you have one). We have a great selection of gloves and bats at great prices in our Retail Shop. Parents & participants will see measurable results from start to finish.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS & FORM FOR Winter-Workouts

 


 7-week Pre-Season Clinic
MASTERING THE MECHANICS
Baseball Players 8-12yrs

  geared toward any player level looking to develop & master mechanics & form before the season starts
Mondays in March 4th – April 15th    7:00 – 8:00pm
8-12yrs any level (players will be divided into ability-level groups)
Limited Space!  $210 for 7 weeks!

  • Designed specifically for all youth player levels
  • Learning, developing and mastering the “proper” mechanics for pitching and catching
  • Preventing injuries and proper arm care for both pitchers AND catchers

Pitchers will focus on learning and mastering mechanics; Pitches taught: two seam & four seam fastball and the change up (if advanced); accuracy vs velocity; hitting locations & movement, arm care and strengthening.

Catchers will focus on learning the proper stance & setup, receiving, blocking, footwork, throwing to all bases, plays at the plate and recovering wild pitches. Please bring catchers gear.

NOTE: we have gear in stock in our Pro Shop. If you would like to purchase gear, we have complete sets for $189.99 and up. Come at least a week before the clinic in case we need to order your size.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM – Mar-Apr2024_pitchers-catchers_baseball

                   


AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND


We are also available to come to your location for LEAGUE, TEAM & GROUP CLINICS tailored to your specific interests.
“CLINICS TO GO”
 We will come to your field or practice space!

For your convenience, our professional instructors will come to your field or location and run a camp or clinic specifically designed around your needs. Whether its for a team or a league, we will customize a clinic for you. Call 607-973-2226 for more details.

FREE COACHES CLINICS!
Our instructors offer free coaching clinics to any league. We can help with showing up-to-date mechanics and training drills to build the proper foundation. We can even help with setting up efficient &  productive practices.  We can even schedule a players clinic immediately following the coaches clinic, so coaches can work alongside our instructors utilizing what they just learned.

FREE SPACE FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION TO HOLD REGISTRATIONS!
The Sandlot offers FREE space for your organization to hold your registrations/signups right at our facility. Or if you just need a place to have a team meeting! We offer numerous incentives. Click here for flyer with complete details

BUILD YOUR OWN CLINIC
If you have a small group or team looking for specific training, contact us to customize a clinic and price for your group or just bring your team and work on your own.

PRIVATE, SEMI-PRIVATE, SMALL GROUPS & TEAMS AVAILABLE ANYTIME
for Baseball, Softball, Speed/Agility/Conditioning
All instructors are available for private, semi-private and group instruction. Call for times & dates. Please see instructor bios.

We hold day camps and weekly clinics for baseball & softball: pitching, catchers, fielding & throwing and hitting Nov – April!  For more than 12 years, we’ve said “ Practice Makes Permanent!”

If your league is interested in having our instructors hold a camp at your fields, just call 607-973-2226 or 607-346-0113.

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