SPORTS ZONE BASEBALL ACADEMY

SPORTS ZONE CLASSES

Sports Zone is now offering smaller pitching and hitting class sizes at 6 players per class, so each instructor can focus more time on the individual players.  Classes are separated into two age groups at each location. 
 
8-12 years olds - Little League Age
13-16 years old - Modified, JV and Varsity Age
 
You will find a detailed version of the class descriptions below.  Please make sure you choose the correct age group when registering for a class, registration links can be found within each class description. 
 
Due to our small class sizes most of our classes have been full, if a player misses a class for any reason it is highly unlikely that there will be room in another class for them to make the class up.
Pitching Class Information 



Class Description:

Players will learn proper fundamentals and mechanics of pitching while developing alternative pitches like the curve ball, the change-up, the sinker, and others. An increased importance is placed on proper arm angle and body mechanics to increase velocity and movement of pitches while decreasing the chances of arm injury.

 



Location:

Sport Center 481
6841 Collamer Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057


Times:

8u-12u 6:00pm - 7:00pm

12u-16u 7:00pm - 8:00pm


Cost Per Session: 

  • SZ Travel Team Member $145
  • Non SZ Member $195

 

Session 1 @ SC481

Monday, November 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12, 19

Ages 8u-12u 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  (click on link to register)

Ages 13u-16u, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  (click on link to register)


Session 2 @ SC481

Monday, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13

Ages 8u-12u 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  (click on link to register)

Ages 13u-16u, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  (click on link to register)


Session 3 @ SC481

Monday, February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3

Ages 8u-12u 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  (click on link to register)

Ages 13u-16u, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  (click on link to register)



All classes can be pro-rated if joining the session late please contact 

Kristin 315-256-8344

Hitting Class Information



Class Description: Sports Zone's Hitting Classes are designed to maximize each players consistency at the plate, increase bat speed and power and make each player a more confident hitter.  Mechanical and mental training will also be covered during each session. 




Location:

Sport Center 481
6841 Collamer Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057


Times:

8u-12u 6:00pm - 7:00pm

12u-16u 7:00pm - 8:00pm


Cost Per Session: 

  • SZ Travel Team Member $145
  • Non SZ Member $195


Session 1 @ SC481 
Monday's November 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12, 19

8u-12u - 6:00pm - 7:00pm - click here to register

12u-16u - 7:00pm - 8:00pm - click here to register


Wednesday's November 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14, 21

8u-12u - 6:00pm - 7:00pm - click here to register

12u-16u - 7:00pm - 8:00pm - click here to register


Session 2 @ SC481 
Monday's November January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13

8u-12u - 6:00pm - 7:00pm - click here to register

12u-16u - 7:00pm - 8:00pm - click here to register


Wednesday's January 11,18, 25, February 1, 8, 15

8u-12u - 6:00pm - 7:00pm - click here to register

12u-16u - 7:00pm - 8:00pm - click here to register


Session 3 @ SC481 
Monday's February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3

8u-12u - 6:00pm - 7:00pm - click here to register

12u-16u - 7:00pm - 8:00pm - click here to register


Wednesday's March 1, 8, 15, 22, April 5, 12

8u-12u - 6:00pm - 7:00pm - click here to register

12u-16u - 7:00pm - 8:00pm - click here to register

 

Pine Grove Location:

4050 Milton Ave

Camillus NY


Times:

8u-12u 6:00pm - 7:00pm

12u-16u 7:00pm - 8:00pm


Cost Per Session: 

  • SZ Travel Team Member $145
  • Non SZ Member $195


Session 1 @ Pine Grove

Wednesday's November 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14, 21 

8u-12u - 6:00pm - 7:00pm - click here to register

12u-16u - 7:00pm - 8:00pm - click here to register


Session 2 @ Pine Grove

Wednesday's January 11,18, 25, February 1, 8, 15

8u-12u - 6:00pm - 7:00pm - click here to register

12u-16u - 7:00pm - 8:00pm - click here to register


Session 3 @ Pine Grove

Wednesday's March 1, 8, 15, 22, April 5, 12

8u-12u - 6:00pm - 7:00pm - click here to register

12u-16u - 7:00pm - 8:00pm - click here to register


All classes can be pro-rated if joining the session late please contact Kristin 315-256-8344

Class Dates:  November 14, 21, 28 December 5, 12, 19

Class Dates:  November 14, 21, 28 December 5, 12, 19

Wednesday's March 1, 8, 15, 22, April 5, 12
Wednesday's March 1, 8, 15, 22, April 5, 12
Sports Zone Development Baseball Program

Infield, Outfield and Hitting


The Sports Zone Baseball Development Program is a 15-week training program that will meet once a week for 2 hours.   This program is for the serious, dedicated baseball player only.  We focus all our efforts on the 3 speeds of baseball – Arm Speed, Bat Speed and Foot Speed.  Everything we do during the sessions is designed not only to increase your overall skills of the game but also to provide the framework to increase SPEED!

 

What is covered in the Development Program?

  • Fielding by position on full-size infield, fielding conditioning, fielding quickness
  • Hitting mechanics, hitting situations, Bunting, Hitting video analysis
  • Long toss program to help increase velocity and arm strength
  • Base running, how to lead, how to steal, how to anticipate

 

What are the goals of the Development Program?

  • To improve all-around baseball skills
  • To develop confidence and a stronger mental approach
  • To physically prepare for the spring season
  • To increase SPEED on every aspect of baseball

Location:

Sport Center 481
6841 Collamer Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057


Cost Per Session: 

  • SZ Travel Team Member $795.00 (Thursday or Saturday)
  • SZ Travel Temm Member $1430.00 (both Thursday and Saturday)
  • Non SZ Member $995.00 (Thursday or Saturday)
  • Non SZ Member $1680.00 (both Thursday and Saturday)


Program Dates and Times (players can register for 1 program or both)

 

Thursday Class Registration - Click to register

Dates: Nov 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, Jan 5, 12, 19, 26,  Feb 2, 9, 16, Mar 2, 9

Times: 7pm – 9pm

 

Saturday Class Registration - Click to Register

Dates: Nov 12, 19, 26, Dec 3, 10, 17, Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4

Times: 9am – 11am



Click here to register for both Thursday and Saturday and get a 10% discount


ALL CLASSES CAN BE PRORATED IF YOU ARE JOINING THE CLASS LATE - PLEASE CALL KRISTIN @ 315-256-8344

Catching Development / Hitting Program

The Sports Zone Baseball Development Catching Program is a 15-week training program that will meet once a week for 2 hours.   This program is for the serious, dedicated baseball player only.  We focus all our efforts on the 3 speeds of baseball – Arm Speed, Bat Speed and Foot Speed.  Everything we do during the sessions is designed not only to increase your overall skills of the game but also to provide the framework to increase SPEED!


Train with 7-year professional catcher Craig Hurba. The class will detail the catching fundamentals that established Major League catchers rely on in their game to keep them in the Big Leagues.


What is covered in the Catchers Development Program?


  • The setup
  • Glove actions
  • Receiving balls
  • Picking short hops 
  • Blocking
  • Glove Transfer
  • Throwing footwork and mechanics
  • Throwing program
  • Fielding bunts and pop ups
  • Plays at the plate
  • Catchers mentality and responsibility on the field
  • Hitting mechanics, hitting situations, Bunting, Hitting video analysis

 What are the goals of the Development Program?

  • To improve all-around baseball skills
  • To develop confidence and a stronger mental approach
  • To physically prepare for the spring season
  • To increase SPEED on every aspect of baseball


Location:

Sport Center 481
6841 Collamer Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057


Program Cost: 

**NOTE: The Thursday class is for advanced catchers the Saturday class will be geared toward beginners. 

SZ Travel Team Member

  • $795.00 

Non SZ Member

  • $935.00 

Program Dates and Times:

 

Thursday Class Registration - Click to register

Dates: Nov 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, Jan 5, 12, 19, 26,  Feb 2, 9, 16, Mar 2, 9


Times: 7pm – 9pm

 

Saturday Class Registration - Click to Register

Dates: Nov 12, 19, 26, Dec 3, 10, 17, Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4


Times: 9am – 11am


All Classes can be pro rated if joining late - please contact Kristin at 315-256-8344
Advanced Pitching Class Ages 13u - 16u 

Train with former Division 1 College Pitcher Eddie Gray. This 16 week class will detail the pitching fundamentals that established college and pro pitchers rely on in their game to keep them pitching at a high level.

 

Fundamentals include: Proper arm stretches, and pre-game plyometric routine. The full-windup, stretch, holding runners, Front side and back side actions, pitch rotations, video mechanics and breakdown, weight transfer towards HP, Throwing Mechanics, Throwing Program (long toss), Fielding Bunts covering 1st base, covering the plate, Pitching Mentality and responsibilities on/0ff the field.

 

Bullpens:

Players will throw bullpens throughout the class to live catchers to focus on pitch calling and selection. These bullpens will eventually to be live hitters, working in a simulated game setting: working on pitch set up, hitting spots, and building relationships with catchers.

 

Cost Per Session: 

  • SZ Travel Team Member $795.00 
  • Non SZ Member $995.00

Where:

Sports Center 481

6841 Collamer Road

East Syracuse, NY 13507


Thursday Class Registration - Click to register


Dates: Nov 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, Jan 5, 12, 19, 26,  Feb 2, 9, 16, Mar 2, 9


Times: 7pm – 9pm

Fielding Classes

Class Description:
Players will have the opportunity to learn and play each position including middle-infield, the corner positions and outfield.  Middle-infielders with focus on double-plays, relays, double-cuts and the slow roller while making strong accurate throws.  Corner players will learn the finer points of playing first and third while covering slow rollers, back hands and other tough plays.  Outfielders will learn to anticipate and react while understanding how to cut balls off and track balls to allow setup for strong accurate throws.  An increase focus will be on improving a players range and footwork for all positions to improve a players fielding consistency.  Players will field a tremendous amount of ground balls and fly balls to ensure they are ready for their fall season.


Class Level: All Ages


Not Available at this time

 

(Fielding Classes are not currently on the schedule)

 

It's All About Speed

Speed is the most crucial part of your physical game.  We have designed a baseball training program to help your "game speed" in the 3 most important physical aspects of the game:  throwing, batting and running.  If you excel at any one of these you are valuable to any coach at any level.  What makes this different than other programs is that Sports Zone combines it all with mechanics training, and use of a facility that can't be matched.  You are getting the training from coaches that care about your success on the field.  The program is very intense and highly competitive.  You are constantly competing against  other participants in the class.  You will be pushed to get faster!   Therefore, there are no opportunities to slack or just go through the motions.  It is a fun, fast paced program to help players improve their speed.

 

class will include:

Pitching Mechanics

Upper and Lower body light plyometrics

Jump Speed - Single Cone, Double Cone, Triple Cone

Long Jump (measured)

Long Toss - up hill and downhill

Bat Speed

Throwing 4oz, 5oz, 6oz and 7oz balls (speed measured with radar gun)

Running - 20 Meter, 40 meter, 60 meter, 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, Indian Run (players will be timed)

 

Primary Goals:

Improve average throwing speed 1-3 miles per hour

Improve Bat speed

Improve overall foot Speed

 

Players will compete in all phases

Best times for the group

Best times for players vs. their opponent

Competing against your own best times

 

****Class is currently unavailable**** 


Cost Session 2:

  • Travel Team members - $1,250.00 
  • Non-Members - $1,500.00 

Class Location:
Sport Center 481

6841 Collamer Road

East Syracuse, NY 13057