With the completion of our beautiful junior baseball at Court One East in Okemos, we have complemented all of our indoor space with this great new amenity!
Young players will be able to practice and train regardless of the time of year or the weather conditions! Whether you have a team or looking to make the team, Court One can help. The Court One Training Center now boasts 70’ and a 55’ hitting cages, “Jugs” style pitching machines, as well as portable pitching mounds and protective gear — everything needed to conduct indoor practice for an individual, group or team practices.
Our state-of-the-art junior baseball facility is adaptable for play for our 8U through 14U and softball of all ages.
|Left Field: 218′
Right Field: 250′
|Left field fence is 10′
Center field and Right field fence is 6′.
Big Dugouts for both visitors and home teams. Indoor restrooms available in our Court One Athletic Club on site.
Spacious parking lot adjacent to field as well as a beautiful shaded seating area down the 3rd base line.
Players are taught fundamental principles of hitting the baseball with a short compact and powerful swing. Sessions encompass hitting drill stations which include cage work with live pitching and pitching machines, tee stations, soft toss and other hitting drills designed to eliminate swing flaws and improve performance at the plate.
Throwing drills and exercises designed to elevate performance, improve mechanics and confidence. Focus is on gaining and maintaining control and command of fastball and change of pace. Additional pitches are taught as pitchers level of progress advances. Discussions about pitching philosophy and situations are included in the curriculum.
Curriculum program is designed to address correct catching and receiving mechanics. Footwork, throwing mechanics and blocking pitches are areas of emphasis. Players are tutored in working with pitchers, fielding bunts and pop fly balls and sliding tag plays at the plate. Team leadership methods and philosophy is paramount to a players development as a catcher and are continually discussed.
Players focus on building skills needed to become confident, aggressive infielders and outfielders. The mechanics of Perfect Fielding Position is stressed combined with correct throwing to achieve accuracy and speed. Double play pivots from both sides of 2nd base are drilled as are receiving throws from catchers and outfielders and making tags on sliding runners. The importance of communication and leadership is continually stressed.