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2016-2017 Player Academy Updated 1/12/2017

PYB/S is very proud to bring back the Player Academy for the 2015-2016 Winter months!

Online Schedule link: https://www.appointmentquest.com/provider/2120083031

Introducing the 5 Tools of Baseball/Softball Training:

    This off season, the Player Academy is again dedicating to offering the registered players with PYB/S & PBA the utmost in training to expand their talents and love of the game. The 5 Tools concept teaches the young players:

Throwing: proper throwing techniques to strengthen the arm and to become more accurate

Fielding: proper fielding techniques to give the young player the confidence no matter the play

Running: teaches the fundamentals of running bases, lead-offs and reading pitchers moves

Hitting and Hitting for Power: proper batting stance, balance and form to make more contact and make better contact for power

Speed and Agility: proper strength and agility techniques to get in the best shape for the upcoming season.

Individual Lesson schedules are forming now! 1/2 hour and 1 hour lessons available for one-on-one lessons with our professionals. Pitching, Catching, Hitting and Fielding...One-on-One lessons are geared towards the individual needs of the player.




Brief Bio of Instructors Updated 1/15/2016

Brief Bio of the PYB/S Player Academy Instructors and Staff:

      Joe Klancnik: graduate of Triton Junior College where he helped the pitching staff to a final four berth in the Junior College World Series. Graduate of the University of Florida where he helped the pitching staff to a Super Sectional berth in the NCAA Baseball playoffs. Drafted by the Montreal Expos. Played professional baseball for the Montreal Expos, and Houston Astros and the Schaumburg Flyers. PYB/S is proud to have Joe's years of experience and for sharing his love of the game. Joe specializes in all aspects of the game of baseball.

Marci Dudley: Marci is the head coach of the Palatine Stingrays 04 travel softball team.  In 2015, the Palatine Stingrays were 42-11 and finished 7th at the USSSA World Series.  Marci attended Eastern Kentucky University after attending Danville Area Community College, where she played outfield and pitched. Marci played on several travel softball teams throughout her career. Her favorite memory was scoring against the 1996 USA Olympic softball team after getting a hit off pitcher Dee Dee Weiman.

     Jeff Szubert: four year varsity catcher at Northern Illinois University. Coached three High School girls softball teams to the regional finals of the ISHA State playoffs. Coached girls softball at Loyola University where he helped to take the team to the College Super Sectionals defeating long-time powerhouse DePaul University. Coached Boys Travel on a number of teams including the Sparks Elite program in Tinley Park. Jeff brings his years of experience behind the plate and his softball expertise to the PYB/S staff.

     John Czarnecki: graduate of the University of Illinois where he was a four year player. John has coached Vernon Hills High School from its inception and has taken the team to the ISHA Regional and Sectional many years running. John is an excellent communicator of the game of baseball and enjoys watching his young students excel.

   Taylor Bechtold: an original Palatine Traveler. Taylor is a graduate of Palatine High School. Played Division I college baseball at the University of Illinois Chicago. Taylor brings the pride of being a Palatine Traveler to the table as he understands the mindset to be the best in Palatine and Illinois. His knowledge of baseball skills including hitting, outfield play and baserunning make him a huge asset for our program.

Marci Dudley – Marci is the head coach of the Palatine Stingrays 04 travel softball team.  In 2015, the Palatine Stingrays were 42-11 and finished 7th at the USSSA World Series.  Marci attended Eastern Kentucky University after attending Danville Area Community College, where she played outfield and pitched. Marci played on several travel softball teams throughout her career. Her favorite memory was scoring against the 1996 USA Olympic softball team after getting a hit off pitcher Dee Dee Weiman.




Player Academy Introduction Updated 2/22/2012

Palatine Youth Baseball/Softball is proud to announce the opening of its Player Academy!

"The Goal of the PYB/S Player Academy is to provide the training and fundamental skills to help our registered players develop and perfect those skills."

The Player Academy will provide low-cost, professional training for individuals, small groups, and entire teams within the Palatine Youth Baseball/Softball program at our own Palatine Park District facilities.

                              Training is open to all ages and skill levels! 

The professional trainers of the Player Academy strive to share with each ballplayer the love of the game and the skill set to enjoy the game for years to come.   From basics to advanced techniques, the PYB/S Player Academy is the most cost-effective training in the northwest suburbs of Illinois!

The convenient ½ hour individual or small group lessons are geared towards:  

      Pitching/Throwing                                    Fielding                  

      Hitting                                                         Catching

Specialty training topics are available for small group and team training.

Our professional trainers have over 100 years of experience playing and coaching the game at the most advanced levels and are ready to help take our players to the next step.

Eligibility: PYB/S 2011 Season Registered Participants within Softball and Baseball including both House and Travel Players.  Click below to Register for the 2011 season now. Be sure to print and bring the Registration Receipt to the first lesson!

                                     www.palatineparkdistrict.com/online.html 

Availability: PYB/S Academy will be open for lessons starting November 2010. Check out the new PYB/S Academy link on our website to schedule your lesson today.                       

If you have any questions, please email us at:

PYBS_Academy@pyb.com                                       




Player Academy Training Facts Updated 2/22/2012

The Palatine Youth Baseball/Softball Player Academy

Training Facts

 

•1. "Who is eligible to train?" Any registered player within the PYB/S program is eligible to take advantage of the training offered.

•2. "How old do you have to be to train?" The Player Academy's professional instructors believe that it's never too early to learn the correct way to play the game. From T-Ball to High School, The Player Academy has the professional instruction for all talent levels.

•3. "Where does the training take place?" The Palatine Park District has a number of facilities that are available for the Player Academy. At this time, the Player Academy primarily utilizes the Community Center Shelf located at 250 E Wood St, Palatine, IL.

•4. "How do I sign up for training?" On the left-hand side of the PYB/S website, there is a tab for the Player Academy that will take you through the entire sign up process including payment. Signing up for Individual and Group training is available on-line.

•5. "How do I set up a Team Training session?" Email the Player Academy at pyb_training@pyb.com to set up a schedule for the professionals to meet your team.

•6. "What if I forget a lesson?" The Player Academy will send an email confirmation of the lesson directly to you. Also, 48 hours prior to the lesson, an additional reminder email will be sent to you.

•7. "Can I cancel a lesson?" Yes! Anytime up to 24 hours before the lesson. A credit for the lesson will be included on your account which can be applied to further lessons.

•8. "How do I reschedule?" Sign into the website under your account and enter a lesson. At the payment option, a credit will show if the previous lesson was cancelled prior to 24 hours before the scheduled time.

•9. "How do I set up a Small Group lesson?" Small Group lessons are a great way for younger players to get the hang of what to expect in training. Additionally, it is a great way to have specialized training in a certain aspect of the game such as catching or fielding. Setting up a Small Group lesson does involve some work. Sign in to the Academy site and enter "Small Group Lesson". Enter the participants names and information.

•10. "Is it possible to have each Small Group player pay separately?" Unfortunately, at this time, the only way to set up a small group lesson is to have the transaction under one credit card.

•11.  "Are lessons age appropriate?" Although our players range in age from 5 to 12 years old, our instructors are versed at keeping the lesson as advanced as the individual student can handle.  For example, Hitting Instruction might include more basic tee work for the student just learning the rotational swing yet a more advanced student might be able to handle more live batting practice.