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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)
¨ To encourage youth interest and participation in
    baseball and fastpitch softball                   How Much Do We Pay:
¨ 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:________________________________
                                                                                                                                    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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