Drew French, Houston Astros

Parent, Coach and Player Development

Parent, Coach and Player Development Series

Oak Hill is excited to offer a training and development program for our Parents, Coaches and Players this fall.  New Coaches and parents are required to attend the September 13 Positive Coaching Alliance Event. We encourage all Coaches and Parents to attend the Coaching sessions.

Catching Meet Up

Baseball & Softball Catching “meet up” for Catchers and their Parents and Coaches

Location:  Oak Hill Complex

Field:  Pony

Date:  February, 13 from 11am – 12pm at the Pony field. 

Catchers “meet up” out at Oak Hill. A free clinic for Oak Hill coaches and the parent(s) of a catcher. The format is for Andrew and his coaching assistants, and several of the high school catchers they train to “meet up” at the ball park for a workout. They will guide the session and walk coaches and parents of catchers through catching skills and drills. 

This isn’t a “camp”. Rather, it is a meet-up to empower youth coaches and youth parents to coach their player. They will be working with their kid, mimicking what he is doing; executing the drills with their catcher. Its not a drop-my-kid-off camp; it’s a join your kid for a player development session hosted by Catcher Corps (Andrew’s company dedicated to empowering the next generation of catchers). Each catcher (or two) must be accompanied by an adult.  

Andrew is on a mission to #MakeLittleLeagueGreatAgain.  

Suggested “what to bring” but not required:

  • Catchers gear
  • Catchers mitt
  • Throw down home plate or something that can serve as a home plate
  • Six baseballs
  • Six tennis balls and/or whiffle balls

Softball clinics

We have two options for pitching lessons this season.  

Our bi-weekly softball pitching lessons by Coach Elizabeth Price will start on Saturday, 2/13 at the softball annex.  Coach Randy will start Tuesday evenings on 2/16. Players interested in learning how to pitch or looking for pitching feedback are welcome to attend our group lessons. Catchers looking for extra practice receiving are free to attend. 

We highly encourage any 8U players that might be interested to attend.  Pitching is a very important skill to have when moving up to 10U.  It’s never too early to learn.  

When: Saturday mornings 9am, bi-weekly & Tuesday evenings at 7pm, weekly

Where: OHYSA softball annex

Open to: Softball Players 8U and up

RSVP: Here (you can show up but rsvp would be helpful) for Saturdays

Fee: $10 paid to Coach at the event start – cash (venmo for Saturday lessons @ebruns) 

You MUST bring a catcher. 

Elizabeth Price is a 2013 Aggie Grad who has been coaching pitching for 6+ years.  She has been training with Tincher Pitching Development Systems for the last 4 of those years and loves getting to share what she knows with girls who want to better their skills.  

Previous 2020 Oak Hill Events

Drew French, Houston Astros

Back to school –
Pitching 101:

An interactive discussion on pitching development and the journey of a youth pitcher.

Date: held on September 10 at 7pm.
Location: Zoom

Presenter:  Drew French

Pitching Coach
Houston Astros / Round Rock Express

Most importantly, Drew is an Oak Hill Alumni!

 

Jeff Leach

Hitting 101

– Practice planning and hitting systems for your practices, including fun hitting games, drills and common youth mistakes & adjustments.

Date: September 16 – 7pm to 8pm

Location: Zoom

Jeff Leach – Partner & Hitting Coach at Hitforth.

Hitforth is a members only hitting club in South Austin, Tx. They build hitters that pitchers fear. Train in-person or online.

@Hitforth

https://www.hitforth.com/coache

Positive Coaching Alliance

Second-Goal Parent coaches workshops 

Location: Zoom

Your PCA team will consist of the three trainers below, and Aaron will be reaching out in the coming days to introduce himself and our team, and begin preparing for the session.  You can find their bios by clicking on their name below:

Trainer: Aaron Weintraub

Co-Trainer: Ruben Nieves

Producer: Joanna Lignelli

IMPORTANT: All Parents, Trainers and yourself, MUST pre-register for the workshop at the link below.  This is done to avoid any outside hacking into the Zoom workshop. 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtcu2oqTMrH9LvFwoKhJRX5OLEmW0YZsDd

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We honor the game
PCA Events

Positive Coaching Alliance Events

Positive Coaching Alliance Events

DOUBLE-GOAL COACH® Event

Our first interactive workshop, titled “DOUBLE-GOAL COACH®” will be February 9, 2020 from 3pm – 5pm at the Austin Oaks Church.

Our Association has made a significant financial investment in these workshops.  This is an investment of the future of our organization, starting with our front line leaders and coaches, through our parents, and everybody involved.

This event is required for all badged Coaches from our 6U to 14U leagues, which will include the Head Coach, Priority Assistant, Assistant Coaches and Bench Coaches (any coach who normally requires a badge during the season).

This interactive workshop begins by defining the DOUBLE-GOAL COACH® as someone who strives to win and works to prepare his/her team to play at its highest level, and at the same time, teaches life lessons (teamwork, dedication, bouncing back from mistakes, etc.) to his/her players.

Upon course completion, each coach will be a certified DOUBLE-GOAL COACH®, equipped to pursue both winning and the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports.

RSVP Below.:

Frequently asked questions:

What happens if I have plans for February 9 and can’t attend?
We have alternative options available if you cannot attend this event. Please RSVP below and we will get back to you with the next steps.

Is the February 9 event required by all parents?
No, this event is just for Coaches that would normally have a badge during the season. 

Please make every effort to make this event.

What should I expect from this event?
We’ve had 1 coach already complete this course and said, “Hey Nolan, I completed the PCA course a few nights ago and was very pleasantly surprised and impressed with the curriculum. I expected a cheesy/check-the-box type of “training” but came away with a lot that I will use (focusing on effort, emphasis on learning/improvement/mastery over talent and “flushing” mistakes).”

Are Wee Ball Parents required to attend?
No.  Although not required, Wee Ball Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Parent Workshop, February 23 from 3-5pm at Austin Oaks Church.

This event is geared towards parents. We highly encourage your attendance at this workshop.

Everyone wants to win. That’s the first goal in sports. But in youth and high school sports there is a second, more important goal, teaching life lessons through sports. In this workshop, parents learn why and how to focus on that second goal. This workshop conveys the essence of the philosophy and several tips and tools parents can use to help their children get the most from youth and high school sports.

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