Each week players came to our pitching clinic to learn the fundamentals of pitching.
Each week players built upon what they had learned previously to get a strong foundation of learning!
SMGFP players trained with our coaches each week on the proper footwork and mechanics for pitching!
Each week, beginner catchers, intermediate and advanced players worked on proper footwork and mechanics for the catching position!
Players learned how to properly play the catcher position and be better defensively on the field.
The Santa Monica Girls Fastpitch Weekly clinics were vital in preparing players for the pitching and catching position during the 2021 season! Thank you SMGFP foe making your players and league better with these weekly clinics!
The coaches from Santa Monica Baseball Academy & Softball Academy joined forces to help kick off the 2020 season with Santa Monica Girls Fast Pitch with a day long clinic in fielding, hitting, throwing, speed and agility and conditioning at Memorial Park! February 8, 2020
Our coaches come from the MLB, College ranks, USA baseball/softball, Varsity and Travel programs!
LA Dodger 1988 World Series Pitcher and UCLA Hall of Famer Tim Leary works on hitting with the 14U's at the Santa Monica Girls Fast Pitch 2020 season kickoff clinic, February 8, 2020 During his MLB days, Tim was a MLB Silver Slugger award winner!
Players learn to play BEYOND the bases and get a complete foundation of athleticism and confidence!
The Santa Monica Softball Academy helped kick off the 2020 softball season with the Santa Monica Girls Fast Pitch league with a league wide clinic that focused on pitching, catching, fielding, hitting, throwing with speed and agility drills for all the girls in the community! Players got to learn the fundamentals as well as advanced training from Varsity level coaches, USA baseball, professional athletes and coaches!
The coaching staff at Santa Monica Baseball Academy and the Santa Monica Softball academy teamed up with Santa Monica Girls Fast Pitch league to put on Monday night softball clinics for fielding, hitting, throwing, catching with speed and agility training! SMBA and SMBA brought in Varsity coaches, USA baseball, professional college and pro coaches to work with players 6-14 weekly! eck out this great video
To kick the season off we are having a clinic for players in every division this Saturday, Feb 8th at Memorial Park. This is a free clinic that is open for all registered players
- 6U & 8U Players: 10 - 11:30 am
- 10U Players: 12 - 1:30 pm
- 12U & 14U Players: 2 - 3:30 pm
(Please arrive at least 15-20 minutes early)
If you can't make it, YOU got time! Our Presidents Day camp is Feb. 17th!
Marine Park 90405
- Players of all abilities are welcome. Complete fundamental instruction with beginning concepts, terminology, and knowledge of the game. Our instructional lessons will be the first fundamental steps toward competitive baseball. Players learn the fundamentals of softball and how to work as a team for a common goal. Players will learn the basics of hitting, base running, fielding. pitching and throwing techniques at this level. A stronger emphasis will be placed on playing by the rules and setting a strong fundamental softball foundation to ready players for higher level.
While the player should have basic fundamental skills, the goal of this division is to improve the player's skills and to place less emphasis on the competitive aspects of the game. Strong player development will be in effect at the intermediate level. The instructional design is to reinforce fundamental and introduce advanced concepts of youth softball in a friendly, yet competitive environment with a strong emphasis on instruction and skill development. The focus is still on fundamentals and building a solid knowledge of the positions; the approach and the physical demands of the game. The Intermediate aspects IMPROVES the player, to build confidence, to prepare the player for increased competition, teamwork and the necessary skill level that players will develop to progress towards their next division or tryout. Intermediate players will fine-tune their skills and develop teamwork to prepare them for the upcoming season. While many players will have basic skills, the goal of the Intermediate clinics is to improve these skills and more emphasis on getting the most out of the player at this stage of his or her development.
The player at this level has attained solid, strong, softball knowledge and skills. The players at this level have developed into strong, confident softball players. The pitching, fielding hitting is more skilled, player development is more advanced and position players are being taught advance techniques to further their skills. Advance players should demonstrate at all levels, the advance skills, leadership, and maturity with the ability to enhance their skills development, their rules knowledge, and situational softball play in a competitive environment. Pitching, catching, base running, fielding or hitting will not stop with coach intervention for introductory rules teaching. Pitching Catching, Base running, hitting, and fielding will be more aggressive in nature. Their will be more specialization and coaches will be moving at a faster pace. The use of “off-speed” pitches, high velocity at bats should be age appropriate when assessing classes. The Advance clinic provides increased competition, teamwork and skill level that players have developed over the years, with a strong emphasis on polishing skills, improving dynamics and/or taking the player to a whole new level or approach to the game. The advance level is demanding and requires players full and immediate concentration at all times!