Softball is Bigger and Better than Ever!

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Start scheduling your softball lessons NOW! With the help of a new softball Head Instructor, Coach Sarah Burke, the NSOB&S is eager to work with aspiring softball players ages five and up.

Contact Coach Sarah at (708) 543-4534.

6-Week Pitching Clinic

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Join Coach Pete for a 6-Week Pitching Clinic February 25th – April 1st. There are two age groups available with 12 spots in each. The cost is $120 per pitcher, and students can register through SWING by calling 630-383-6364 or visiting www.swingbaseballandsoftball.com.

12-Week Pitching Clinic

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Join Coach Pete for a 12-Week Pitching Clinic January 7 – March 25. There are three age groups available with 12 spots in each. The cost is $200 per pitcher, and students can register through SWING by calling 630-383-6364.

 

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Biomechanics of Pitching Clinic

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Coach Pete is hosting a “Biomechanics of Pitching Clinic” on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 12:30pm-3:30pm. The clinic will be held at T’s Training Academy, 600 Western Avenue Lombard, IL 60148.

This three hours of learning is available at a cost of $40. A pitching video analysis is also available for $10 extra, $50 total.

To register for this amazing opportunity, visit the contact page of our website and fill out the form.

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Summer/Fall Baseball and Softball Promotion

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Time to get ready for:
Try-outs, Fall Ball and most importantly
Build your foundation for 2017!
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1. Purchase your package before September 1st
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3. Recommend a friend
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NSoB&S
Building Perfect Safe Mechanics
Creating Great: Players, Teammates, Sportsmen/Women, Citizens
Teaching the mental and the physical
Lessons to suit your age; we start as young as 4!
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The National School of Baseball pushes for Softball

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The National School of Baseball and Softball is just that – a school of instruction for both baseball and softball. Formerly more associated with baseball, the school has made a recent push toward softball players. Similar skills are taught in both sports including pitching, catching, hitting, and throwing. However, pitching is the most requested type of lesson for either.

Owner and Head Instructor Pete Cimino knows the difficulty that is softball pitching, but he has confidence in the school’s ability to teach its students.

“Fast-pitch softball is by far one of the most difficult positions to learn. I personally think it’s harder than baseball pitching. Even after all these years, I still cannot comprehend how it works. It simply amazes me,” Coach Pete said.

Even though it may be a difficult feat, the school has the right tools and right coaches to help students be successful. Coach Pete is joined at the school by Head Softball Instructor, Andrea Harte. Coach Andrea is very qualified and capable of helping players succeed. She was an all-conference pitcher in both high school and college. She is extremely talented in the sport and very knowledgeable about the game.

Having Coach Andrea as a softball instructor sets the National School of Baseball and Softball apart from other places of instruction. She has shown she is effective on the field, and she is also a phenomenal teacher. Coach Andrea connects well with the students because she is patient and can relate to them. She teaches through a step-by-step approach and has helped so many players improve. Not only is Coach Andrea a fantastic pitcher, she was also a catcher. Coach Andrea instructs both softball and baseball players in catching.

The school offers these softball lessons in a variety of forms. Students can receive one-on-one instruction or learn together in small groups of 3-4. Because softball pitching is so complicated to learn, most students taken lessons individually. However, it has been scientifically proven that players learn more when in a small group setting. Students learn from each other, building comradery and creating competition to push each other.

This idea of watching and learning from others is called “Sandlot Learning,” our niche at the National School of Baseball and Softball. Parents and students alike are continually amazed at the results of our strategy for instruction.

The school continues to grow every day, and it is Coach Pete and Coach Andrea’s goal to make softball a large part of this growth. So many success stories have resulted from lessons at the National School of Baseball and Softball. Check out the testimonials page on our website for some examples.

In order to reach a wider audience about our softball lessons, we will be traveling to local softball games to pass out information and contacting organizations who need assistance. We are extremely confident that both our softball and baseball program can be a success. If you are interested in learning more about our softball services, please go to our contact page for ways to reach us.

Baseball & Softball Lessons that Work

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The National School of Baseball offers effective baseball and softball lessons in the Plainfield and Bolingbrook IL area. The renowned coaching staff has a combined 100 years of experience in softball and baseball, and their methods of teaching have led to a multitude of successes for athletes. The school is proud to say that what separates us from other training facilities is the fact that what we teach and how we teach it, works.

baseball pitchOwner & Head Instructor, Coach Pete Cimino, is confident in the methods and strategies employed by his coaching staff through baseball and softball lessons.

“We not only use Biomechanics, which is proven scientifically to work, we teach it by connecting with our students and building their confidence as well as their skill level. We make sure safety comes first, especially with pitchers. By using the entire body we take as much stress of the shoulder, elbow and wrist as possible. This will allow all of our pitchers to pitch for a long period of time.” ~ Coach Pete Cimino

pitchingThe following are several examples of testimonials from players and parents describing the success they have found from baseball and softball lessons with the National School of Baseball.

“Braden loves baseball, but whenever I ask him what he learned at practice or how he did in a game it is like pulling teeth. This was not the case after last night’s seminar. He rattled off about five drills while giving me a demonstration of each one.”

“Eli’s team took second in the Carol Stream tournament this weekend. In five games he was 11-for-15 batting with five home runs, two triples, a double and three singles. He was MVP three of five games. Unreal moment in his baseball history so far.”

softball player at bat“My daughter has been playing softball since she was five. We scheduled three lessons with Pete to work on my daughter’s hitting. In only three lessons she broke some terrible habits she had developed with her stance. I can’t say enough about Pete. He knew exactly what she needed to correct and was able to teach her in a short amount of time.”

“I [Ryan] pitched one inning today. I faced four batters; not hits, one walk, two infield fly outs and a weak ground ball. I only pitched nine pitches, too. So far this season I have pitched two innings and 14 pitches. My ERA is 0.00 and no hits let up.”

“Ben has pitched 23 innings and allowed only five runs. He has pitched two 2-hitters!”

“We feel fortunate to have found someone to help our boys who not only has our philosophy of training but such a good rapport with the kids!”

These testimonials, as well as numerous others, which can be found on our website, are proof that the methods from the coaches at the National School of Baseball work and are effective.

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The National School of Baseball & Softball

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The National School of Baseball offers an innovative style of teaching baseball and softball lessons in the Naperville IL area. Home to a coaching staff with 100 years of combined experience in softball and baseball, the school uses a unique approach in its instruction. Lessons are taught to both youth and adults using the scientifically proven method Biomechanics- the laws of physics applied to the human body.

Coach Pete Cimino

Coach Pete Cimino

Owner & Head instructor, Coach Pete Cimino is assisted by baseball coaches Joey Strem, Troy Baker and John Canale. Andrea Harte is the school’s Head Softball Instructor. She specializes in softball pitching but teaches all students in catching, hitting and all phases of the game. Each of these coaches bring a wealth of experience to the National School of Baseball. Nevertheless, all coaches strive to continue their educations and grow their accreditation. They are passionate about the sport and show a high level of dedication for the players. They are committed to inform, instruct and inspire. Their connection with the players is unparalleled.

Coach Andrea Harte

Coach Andrea Harte

The National School of Baseball’s concept of training is distinctive in that it is science based using Biomechanics, which is defendable by the International Review Board. The IRB is responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of business’ strategies. Additionally, there are other aspects that make the school unique. The school offers one-on-one lessons, but the preferred form of training is small group lessons. Small group lessons of 3-4 players are scientifically proven to be the most effective way to train and learn. These lessons are available for both youth and adults. Team Lessons are also an option. Additionally, the school offers a more personalized option of off-site lessons to fit the needs of its players.

Another perk of the school is that the coaches provide evaluations on both an individual and team level. Team evaluations include: photos, videos and written reports on the players, the team as a whole, as well as feedback for coaches on their methods of coaching and instructing. These evaluations can be performed during a team practice or a live game.

In addition to the baseball and softball skills gained from Biomechanics and cross specific drills, the school also teaches life skills such as: sportsmanship, camaraderie, psychology of the game and growing into good citizens. The coaches embody two-way communication and commitment and always offer honest feedback.

The National School of Baseball is dedicated to its players and the game. The coaching staff utilizes the scientific proven method, Biomechanics, to teach softball and baseball. Their philosophy is unique and innovative. It also includes the core values of passion, commitment, hard work and fun.

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Probability of competing in sports beyond high school

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Many boys and girls grow up dreaming of playing sports in college and the pro ranks. But of the nearly eight million students currently participating in high school athletics in the United States, only 460,000 of them will compete at NCAA schools. And of that group, only a fraction will realize their goal of becoming a professional athlete.

For the rest, the experiences of college athletics and the life lessons they learn along the way will help them as they pursue careers in other fields. Education is a vital part of the college athletics experience, and student-athletes treat it that way. Overall, student-athletes graduate at higher rates than their peers in the student body, and those rates rise each year.

Read the article on the NCAA website