With the Holidays approaching, the Oak Hill Staff curated some of our favorite training aids, books, as well as upcoming baseball and softball camps. Happy Holidays!
The HecoStix is a hand-eye coordination gadget that encourages a high level of focus. This is a very fun backyard training aid that passively activates brain muscles. Coaches, this is a solid tool to incorporate this into your stations. USA Baseball's Collegiate team used the Hecostix throughout their summer. Great tool for all levels. Oak Hill Families will receive 10% off their purchase by clicking on this link.
A good back-yard ball that helps keep windows together. The Anywhere ball gives you feedback if the ball is "squared". If the ball is mis-hit, the ball will lose its shape and not have a true flight. The Anywhere ball also has seams, which can let you break off some curve balls! Available at Amazon
The SKLZ reaction ball will provide an unpredictable bounce. If your player can field the reaction ball, they will be able to play on any field! Available at our sponsor Academy Sports!.
Most retailers have discounted the 2019 and 2018 bats. Many of our sponsors, such as Dicks Sporting Goods, will price match if you find the bat elsewhere.
All softball bats used must be ASA approved with the barrel of the bat not to exceed 2 1⁄4”.
2 5/8 allowed at 8U.
2 ¾ allowed at 9U and above.
The bat must be stamped with USA Baseball or USSSA. USSSA bats will have more “pop” than USA Baseball bats.
Young player Books
There Goes Ted Williams
Childrens book that tells the amazing story of how Ted Williams served his country and hit over .400!
Available at Amazon.
MLB All Stars 2019: The Ultimate Baseball Coloring Book
Coloring book that features high quality illustrations. Learn about the stars of today! Available at Amazon.
A great historical account of the evolution of baseball. Includes the origins of Tommy John Surgery, Contract Negotiations, over-use tales, and arm care.
Available at Amazon.
The Complete Guide to Pitching
Derek Johnson, Pitching Coach for the Cincinnati Reds, set the trend of Major League Teams hiring College Pitching Coaches. Good book to learn modern pitching philosophies. Available at Amazon.
Solid book that on the history of the Houston Astros and how they chose unconventional practices to start their dynasty. Available at Amazon
Hit Night at the Bat Cave 12/13 – open to all/Bowie softball fundraiser