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Q: Why is Hitting so Difficult? FA I R M O N T BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL WINTER HITTING SCHOOL A: We don’t practice enough! Baseball and Softball seasons last around 50 days, from early March to early May for High School, and for the Younger players from May to July. 20 days are dedicated to games which leaves only 34 days of Instructors: practice. Of those 34 days, only 2 hours are set · Fairmont High School Baseball Coaching aside for practice time, and only have of that is dedi- Staff cated to hitting. Each team has 15 players, only 4 ¨ Kent Drake Head Coach minutes per player is reserved for swings. That leave ¨ Eric Oberding Varsity Assistant 2 hours and 16 minutes of hitting per season. ¨ Ron Fernandez Junior Varsity Coach ¨ Brett Sutton Freshman Coach S: FWHS offer 3 full seasons of hitting! · University of Dayton, Wright State Uni versity, and Sinclair Community College Coaches and Players have been invited to help at this year’s camp. · Fairmont Softball Coaching Staff ¨ Rick Armstrong Head Coach ¨ Mike Hennessy Varsity Assistant ¨ Tiffany Pikas Varsity Assistant ¨ Former UD Player and Assistant ¨ Joe Amstutz Assistant Coach Sunday, January 18, 2009 ¨ Bob Franz Assistant Coach ¨ Jodi Eickenmeyer Instructor Sunday, January 25, 2009 ¨ Former UD Head Coach ¨ 2 Time A10 Coach of the Year ¨ Former UD coaches and Players Sunday, February 1, 2009 Sunday, February 8, 2009 It's a round ball and a round F AI R MO N T bat, and you got to hit it square. BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL Pete Rose W I N T E R H I T T I N G S C H O O L If you have and questions , Please call: Baseball: Kent Drake (937)308-5969 Softball: Rick Armstrong (937)439-4909 Fairmont Baseball and Softball Winter Hitting School REGISTRATION FORM: (Cut on dotted line and return with payment) Purpose: ¨ To encourage youth interest and participation in baseball and fastpitch softball How Much Do We Pay: NAME:___________________________________ ¨ To teach the basic fundamentals of an effective $60 Pre-Registration (Before January 14, 2009)* swing ADDRESS:________________________________ ¨ To build a sense of continuity in baseball and $70 Registration (After January 14, 2009)* softball techniques and terminology throughout All 4 Sunday Sessions Included CITY:______________________ STATE:________ the entire Kettering Area Youth Programs. ZIP:_____________ PHONE:_________________ Save $10.00 off last year’s price by Registering Early! SCHOOL:________________________________ Sessions: Grade:________ Session: 1 2 3 (Circle one) Baseball What Do We Get For Our Cost? Session 1: 10:00-11:30 (4 Sundays) ¨ Personal 1 on 1 instruction T-SHIRT SIZE: S M L XL (Circle one) Grades: 9-12 ¨ Camp T-Shirt Player should bring his own bat. ¨ 1 FREE Lawn Seat at a Dragon’s Game (Session 2 I, ____________________________, give my per ONLY) mission for ______________________________ Session 2: 12:00-1:30 (4 Sundays) ¨ 3 Seasons worth of instruction Grades: 4-8 to attend Fairmont Winter Hitting School. I have ¨ Contests and Prizes Player should bring his own bat. ¨ Insurance adequate medical insurance and agree not to hold 1st 50 players signed up will receive 1 lawn seat to a Dayton Dragons’ game. Additional tickets Kettering City School District, the coaches, or ad will be on sale during the camp. SPACE IS LIMITED. ministration liable for any injuries while participat ing in the camp. In case of an emergency contact: Softball MEET THE COACHES Session 3: 2:00-4:00 (4 Sundays) Coach Armstrong is starting his 19 year as Head Softball Name:______________________________________ All Grades: 4-12 Coach at Fairmont High School. As Head Coach Contact Number:______________________________ Player should bring her own bat. at Fairmont he has been League Coach of the year four times, winning GWOC championships four straight times, Hospital:____________________________________ 03.04,05,06, then again this past year 08. While building a Skills Emphasized: record of 337-132, in 2004 Coach Armstrong became a Doctor:_____________________________________ ¨ Batting Grip member of the Ohio High School Fast pitch Softball ¨ Stance and Stride Coaches Association Hall of Fame. PLEA SE MA KE CHE CKS PA YAB LE TO : ¨ Swing Mechanics BASEBA LL: FAIRMONT BASEBALL CAMP S Coach Drake enters his first year as head coach at Fairmont ¨ Bunting High School. Coach Drake was the head coach at Bellbrook SOFT BA LL: RI CK A RMST RO NG ¨ Hitting Strategies High School from 04-06, and was nominated to coach in the SEN D PA YMENTS TO : Bob Ross Classic All-Star game in 2005. During his career, FAI RMONT HIG H S CHO OL ¨ Hitting Philosophy Coach Drake has coached at all levels including Little ATHLETIC DEPA RT MENT ¨ Hitting Off-speed Pitches League, Middle School, JV, and Varsity. 3301 S HRO YE R ROA D KETTERING, O H 45429 ¨ Situational Hitting * Because space is limited, no refund will be given after January 14, 2009 "
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