Eric Thompson, 10, winds up a practice throw during the Coaches Caravan baseball training camp on April 10. (Image credit: Kristal Burgess Photography)

Coaches Caravan elevates skills of Salmon Arm baseball players

Minor baseball training initiative makes a stop in the Shuswap

The second stop on the B.C. interior leg of the B.C. Baseball Coaches Caravan saw the continuation of the milestone 2017 summer season where the Salmon Arm U11 team took the provincial gold medal. The Salmon Arm Minor Baseball Association has seen explosive growth in their player base again this year, lending weight to the idea that baseball is making a triumphant return to the region.

That growth was showcased by the 260 players and parents attending the 2018 B.C. Baseball Coaches Caravan on April 10. Aside from running drills with the coaches, a number of parents were eager to pair off and work with the players. Having top level coaches go through fundamental drills and mechanics with parents provides immeasurable value to young athletes. The drills provided by the Coaches Caravan offer the tools for players and parents to work at home and on the field. After all, the most important work an athlete can do to improve their game is done outside of practices and games.

To further that, the coaches spend a lot of time educating parents and coaches on the importance of keeping fun in the game, supporting their players. They also discuss the real numbers on why players play and, more importantly, why players quit. This is often an element that isn’t discussed enough in youth sports as it can be a tough subject to address. The Coaches Caravan crew are pros and attempt to a connection with the players and parents that can deliver those messages and help parents and coaches see the importance of their role in the lives of young ball players.

For more information on the B.C. Baseball Coaches Caravan click this link, for more information on Salmon Arm Minor Baseball click this link.


 

@Jodi_Brak117
jodi.brak@saobserver.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

 

Coach Pete Caliendo leads a group of Salmon Arm minor baseball players in an exercise during the Coaches Caravan training camp April 10. (Image credit: Kristal Burgess Photography)

Just Posted

Shuswap SPCA seeking property for new facility

Organization would like location closer to town centre

Salmon Arm Silverbacks take it to overtime against Wenatchee Wild

Silverbacks earn a point, even the gap in 4-3 OT loss

Yellow Vest movement rallied in Vernon Saturday

Protesters took to the steps of the Vernon courthouse Saturday.

Agreement to purchase property for Salmon Arm Landfill extended

CSRD has six months to get Ministry of Environment approval and city rezoning

City administrator honoured for 20 years of service

Carl Bannister’s career with Salmon Arm begins with evacuation

Yellow Vest movement rallied in Vernon Saturday

Protesters took to the steps of the Vernon courthouse Saturday.

Canada’s ambassador meets with second detainee in China

Global Affairs says John McCallum, Canada’s ambassador to China, met with Spavor Sunday

B.C. VIEWS: Andrew Wilkinson on taxes, ICBC and union changes

Opposition leader sees unpredictable year ahead in 2019

5 tips for self-care, mental wellness this holiday season

Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions urging British Columbians to prioritize self care through festive season

VIDEO: Craft growers will add to recreational market, cannabis producer says

Two B.C. men say their expertise in running small legal medical grow-ops a benefit to recreational market

Vegan chocolatiers set up shop in Penticton

Celine Nativel and David Mullner, of Maison Mulnati French Vegan Chocolates, discuss their craft

Christmas wish for Mirielle: love and carpets

Mirielle was born with misshapen back legs and after a tough life on the streets, is looking for a forever home.

World Sikh Organization demands Canada prove Sikh extremism is a threat

Sikh community says this is first time such extremism has been mentioned in federal terror-threat assessment

Risk of catching the flu increasing in B.C. this holiday season: BCCDC

Dr. Danuta Skowronski with the BC Centre for Disease Control says influenza will pick up during the holidays

Most Read