Baseball - Boys JV
2013 JV Baseball
Kinkaid Falcon Baseball Philosophy
As a program, our goal is to provide opportunities that allow each student athlete to grow mentally, physically, and socially. Success will be achieved when we learn to continually improve upon the aspects of the game that we can control. We must be able to develop as individuals and apply that to a team concept.
A Kinkaid baseball player gives the same effort in the classroom as he does on the field and is a person of character that makes quality decisions in life. A Kinkaid baseball player also commands respect through a tireless work ethic on the field and enjoys the experience of competition regardless of the outcome.
The Kinkaid coaching staff will be dedicated and determined to maximize our athlete’s performance. Clear communication between players and coaches will be a necessity and will be reinforced daily. Expectations from both the coaching staff and players will be high.
Our goal is to approach every game with class, discipline, and pride, and strive to play with toughness. Through our preparation and dedication, we will compete at every given opportunity and let our performance speak for itself.
Sub varsity Baseball Program
The sub varsity baseball program continues to emphasize teaching the fundamentals of the game and character development to make quality life decisions. We will also continue to use positive reinforcement and try not to cut players, although sometimes decisions need to be made with regards to the size of the squad(s) and the best interest of the students and program combined. Practice for the sub varsity program is one hour and forty-five minutes per day, although the junior varsity will practice with the varsity on certain days. We will work on all 3 aspects of the game, but start increasing our hitting due to the extra practice time. We will add more terminology and add depth to our bunt coverages, first and third situations, and pick offs.
Pitchers will be limited to a certain number of pitches depending on the amount of throwing done in practice and rest time between starts. We will throw flat grounds, tarp work, and bullpens to work mechanics and location. We will introduce the breaking ball during the summer between 8th and 9th grade. Fastballs and change ups will still be used the majority of the time during a player’s freshman season. Throwing strikes and staying ahead on staying ahead in the count is vital to a pitcher’s success. We will continue to implement a throwing program as well as a weight program to develop strength.
Offensively we will stress the importance of staying short and inside the baseball. We will take an up the middle to opposite field approach to develop proper mechanics, but begin to teach the proper way to pull the baseball. We believe in taking an up the middle approach to every at bat, but develop the ability to pull the inside pitch. We will also continue to emphasize the importance of the sacrifice bunt, drag bunt, hit and run, steal, and suicide squeeze.