Catching Clinic and Advanced Pitching Class
Off-Season Training at Georgetown Prep
This winter, Koa’s pitching/catching clinics will utilize two things — Georgetown Prep’s indoor facility and our own Koa legends! Tony Korson, Koa CEO and pitching guru, and Tommy Piacenza, Koa’s main-man behind the dish, will combine with our other Koa experts (Mike Straub and Jeff Dunlap) to get your boys ready for the warm-weather grind.
Program Description: Our Advanced Pitching Class offers pitchers (ages 13-18) the opportunity to get extra work in at this indoor facility. Arm care is extremely important for pitchers of all ages. To prepare our pitchers for the rigors of spring and summer seasons, we will take them through dynamic warmups, agility drills, throwing and pitching drills, bullpens, and core/conditioning work. These will be run by Tommy Piacenza – our baseball director. He will be assisted by a number of rotating assistants: Coach Adam Spadafora – one of our Koa pitching coaches who is currently the pitching coach at the College of Southern Maryland, Coach Mike Straub – a Koa coach who recently signed with the Alpine Cowboys, a professional independent league team, and Coach Jeff Dunlap – one of our Koa pitching coaches who played his college ball at Northeastern University.
Our brand new Koa Catching Clinic offers catchers (ages 8-18) the opportunity to work on catching skills to prepare their bodies for the grueling spring and summer seasons. Beginners will learn the basics and advance towards position-specific skills, while our more advanced catchers will go through a series of skilled workouts that focus on the intricacies of the position. Expect an emphasis on flexibility, agility, footwork, transfers, blocking and receiving. Catchers are often overlooked during the off-season…but not at Koa’s winter catching clinic!!
Koa’s own Tommy P. behind the dish
Tommy Piacenza, who was a 4-year starting catcher for the Davidson Wildcats, catching coach at Davidson College for two years, and most recently the catching coach at The Taft School, will run this clinic.