YOUTH BASEBALL PROGRAMS​

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Youth Baseball Programs

Our youth baseball programs are designed for young athletes ages 6-14 who wish to develop their game and learn the skills needed to progress in the sport.  We utilize our proven process of developing foundational skills that will be the foundation for future development as a baseball player.  

 

If you have a younger baseball player in the Denver metro area that you want to see improve their skills, our coaching staff is ready to help.

CURRENT PROGRAMS:  Nov/Dec 2022 Training Programs (11/1-12/19)

Our off-season training programs are now available for registration.  Success in the regular season begins with the hard work that our players put in during the offseason.  We have a variety of training programs available for our athletes this offseason, please read carefully below as not all programs are a fit for every player.  Please note, these programs are extra-cost training, the training that is covered in your team fees begins in January. All off-season training programs will be held at the Elite facility.  We will be limiting class sizes to allow for the best instruction, once registered you will receive a follow-up email with details on reserving your classes. 

 

For players that are new to Elite,  these programs are a great way to get familiar with our instruction so your athlete can hit the ground running in January.  If you don't find a program that works for your schedule, many of our coaches are also available for private instruction.  

 

You can register for all programs via this link - https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/343197

 

If you have any questions, please feel to reach out to me or Danny (dvais@eatcsports.com) and we would be happy to answer them.  

 

Please note, times and days of the week are subject to change based on the number of registrants.  

 

PITCHING CLASSES

 

Advanced Pitch Development and Arm Care - 12U - 14U

A popular class every offseason, this program is designed for participants who have a good basis for mechanical fundamentals on the mound. All participants for this class have either played with Elite for multiple seasons, done at least 10 lessons on pitching, or have completed a pitching class in the past.  The focus of this program is to build on already established mechanics through the strengthening of the major muscles associated with throwing a baseball. Coaches will also focus on secondary pitch development. 

 

The primary focus of this program is on pitchers, but arm strength transfers to any position on the field and we can adapt any pitching drills we do for any position a kid plays. Please note, this is not a pitching mechanics class (if you are looking for extensive mechanical work, please ask about private instruction).

  • Player level: 12U Majors and above

  • 2-day per week program

  • Classes available 

    • Mondays 5:45 - 6:45

    • Tuesdays 7:30 - 8:30 

    • Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00

    • Thursdays 5:45 - 6:45

  • November 1st - December 15th (no classes November 23rd or 24th)

  • Price:

    • $320 for Elite team members

    • $400 for non-team members 

 

Advanced Pitch Development and Arm Care - 9U - 11U

This program is designed for players who have a good grasp on the Elite pitching mechanics and are looking to develop or improve their secondary pitches.  The program will focus on teaching the correct mechanics through drills, helping to increase the ability to throw strikes and most importantly compete every time they step on the mound.  The focus is on throwing fastballs and developing secondary pitches with the correct grip and arm action. 

 

All participants for this class must have either played with Elite for multiple seasons, done at least 10 lessons on pitching, or completed a pitching class in the past. If your player does not meet that criteria they should look at the pitching 101 class.

 

  • Player level: 9U Majors - 11U AAA

  • 1-day per week program

    • Mondays 6:45 - 7:45

    • Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:00

    • Thursdays 6:45 - 7:45

  • November 1st - December 15th (no classes November 23rd or 24th)

  • Price:

    • $200 for Elite team members

    • $250 for non-team members

 

Pitching 101 

This program is built for kids that are new to pitching, new to playing for Elite or want to refine their mechanics. The program will focus on teaching the correct mechanics through drills, helping to increase the ability to throw strikes and most importantly compete every time they step on the mound.  The focus is on throwing fastballs and being able to build a repeatable delivery.  

  • Player level: 8U - 12U AAA

  • 1-day per week program

  • Sundays - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 

  • November 5th - December 18th (no classes November 27th) - 6 total classes

  • Price:

    • $150 for Elite team members

    • $190 for non-team members



 

HITTING SKILLS & BAT SPEED DEVELOPMENT

We have three options for hitting programs, allowing us to tailor each class to fit the skill level of the players enrolled. Please note we will move your player if we don’t feel they are registered for the appropriate class level. All hitting classes will be 45 minutes in length. 

 

Advanced Hitting - 9U - 11U and 12U - 14U

This program is designed to develop hitting skills and the muscles associated with hitting. The focus is on increasing a player's strength as well as addressing any mechanical inefficiencies in order to improve bat speed and exit velocity.  This program is designed for players that have been with Elite and are comfortable with the way we teach our hitting mechanics and need limited guidance on base-level Elite hitting mechanics. The program will focus on bat speed and exit velocity development, and refining the hitting approach. 

  • 9U - 11U Advanced Hitting

    • Class times

      • Mondays 7:45 PM - 8:30 PM

      • Wednesdays 8:00 PM - 8:45 PM 

    • November 1st - December 15th (no classes November 23rd or 24th)

  • 12U - 14U Advanced Hitting

    • Class times

      • Mondays 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

      • Tuesday 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM

      • Thursdays 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

    • November 1st - December 15th (no classes November 23rd or 24th)

  • Choose from either a 1-day or 2-day per week program

  • Price:

    • 1-day per week $200 for Elite team members & $250 for non-team members - up to 7 total classes

    • 2-days per week $320 for Elite team members & $400 for non-team members

    • Combo program: 1-day hitting and 1-day fielding - $325 for Elite team members & $400 for non-team members

This class can easily be combined with 1-day per week of the Elite Fielding Program Elite Fielding Program


 

Hitting Fundamentals

The program will introduce the Elite hitting methodology to those that are new to it and work with those that are familiar with it but need some help in mastery. If you are a new player to Elite or play for another organization this is the right class for you. 

  • Class times

    • Tuesdays 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

  • November 1st - December 15th (no classes November 23rd or 24th)

  • Price:

    • 1-day per week $200 for Elite team members & $250 for non-team members -7 total classes

    • Combo program: 1-day hitting and 1-day fielding - $320 for Elite team members & $400 for non-team members

This class can easily be combined with 1-day per week of the Elite Fielding Program Elite Fielding Program

 

FIELDING PROGRAMS

Our fielding program will have two options, Fielding 101 and Advanced Fielding, and Danny and I will personally place kids in the appropriate classes, not necessarily based on age but based on experience working with Danny and myself and mastery of the way that we teach fielding fundamentals. Both classes are designed for infield play. 

 

The Fielding 101 class will provide instruction on the Elite fielding fundamentals in footwork, hands, approach, and position-specific skills. If you are new to Elite, this is your starting point.  

 

The Advanced Fielding class will introduce advanced fielding concepts, such as how to approach and master multiple groundball types, advanced double play fundamentals, and other position-specific skills. The advanced fielding class is largely focused on the middle infield (shortstop/second base) and third base play and is intended for our advanced fielders.  

  • 1-day per week program

  • Fielding 101 Class - Tuesdays 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

  • Advanced Class - Wednesdays 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • November 1st - December 19th - 7 total classes - note the last advanced fielding class will be held on Monday, December 19th from 5:00 - 6:00 PM (no class on 11/23)

  • Price:

    • 1-day per week $200  for Elite team members & $250 for non-team members

    • Combo program: 1-day hitting and 1-day fielding - $325 for Elite team members & $400 for non-team members

 

This class can easily be combined with 1-day per week of the Elite Hitting Program 


 

CATCHING SKILLS PROGRAM

Whether you are an established catcher looking to keep their game sharp or new to the position, this program will help to sharpen your skills behind the plate.  This program will combine drill work in the proper setup, receiving, throwing, and blocking with a focus on developing catcher-specific speed/strength/agility. Please note, catchers must have their own catcher’s gear. 

There will be two levels to our catching classes this year, Intro and Advanced.

 

  • 1-day per week program

  • Intro to Catching

    • Player level: 

      • Players who are new to Elite catching philosophies

      • 11U and younger

      • Class will focus more on catching setup, receiving, and throwing

    • Sunday - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    • November 5th - December 18th (no classes November 27th) - 6 total classes

  • Advanced Catching

    • Player level: 

      • Players who have played for Elite for multiple years

      • 12U and older or catchers with an advanced skillset

      • Class will focus on more advanced catching concepts with an increased emphasis on blocking, receiving secondary pitches and throwing.

    • Sunday - 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

    • November 5th - December 18th (no classes November 27th) - 6 total classes

  • Price:

    • $180 for Elite team members

    • $225 for non-team members 

 

If you are looking for additional hitting, pitching or fielding instruction please be sure to check out our private lesson packages.