High School Fall Academy

Six Week Program - Sept 8, 2020

Ages 15-18

Our High School Fall Academy at Canal Park was developed by longtime Division I Head Coach Rick Rembielak. The  Academy avoids the myriad pitfalls of fall ball and takes advantage of great weather to advance the game of the most serious high school ballplayers. Our academy will be led by a group of highly experienced, in-house and guest instructors, including  former Mount Union Head Coach Bill Ek, current New Philadelphia Head Coach Tyler Weisel, former Washington Wild Things Assistant Roy Jacobs, former pro infielder Tim Saunders and former GlenOak Pitching Coach Chris Willoughby. This group of talented instructor/coaches will practice with 24-30 top players for 5 weeks focusing on areas of the game that can't be practiced indoors, i.e., infield and outfield defense and base running. All outdoor sessions will be held at Canal Park, home of the AA Rubber Ducks, and will include competitive, inter-squad scrimmages and games.

 
 

Youth Fall Academy

Six Week Program - September 14, 2020

Ages 9-10, 11-12, 13-14

Diamond Dreams Sports Academy's Baseball 365 program was created to give players the tools and knowledge to take their game to the next level. The 2020 Youth Fall Academy is specifically designed to do this. Fall is the perfect time for baseball development in Northeast Ohio. With great weather, DDSA instructors look to take advantage by training one day outside to maximize infield, outfield and baserunning drills. We will then do one day inside at Diamond Dreams for hitting and pitching instruction in our batting cages and pitching tunnels. The amount of reps in six weeks of training that the 2020 Youth Fall Academy provides will give your player the tools to be an "impact player" in the upcoming season!

 

Jeff Tabaka's Pro Baseball Academy

Twelve Week Program - October 31, 2020

Ages 9-10, 11-13, 14-15, 16-18

Jeff Tabak's twelve-week Pro Baseball Academy is for serious baseball players who are interested in learning the game from a former MLB player. Jeff was a 1986 NCAA All-American at Kent St. where he led the MAC in hitting with a .397 average. Jeff was drafted in the 2nd round by the Montreal Expos, spent 16 years in professional baseball and 7 years in the Majors pitching for the Astros, Padres, Reds, Pirates and Cardinals. Since his playing days ended, Jeff has taught and coached the game extensively. He is motivated by his deep love of the game and his desire to pass on his detailed knowledge of the game that only former MLB players possess. These classes are limited to the first 12 participants.

Turkey Jam Camp!

One Day Program - November 27, 2020

Ages 9-12

The Turkey Jam is our affordable, one-day instructional baseball camp held annually on Black Friday. The Turkey Jam offers a great environment for kids and a great opportunity for parents to work, shop and run errands as the holiday season kicks off. The camp focuses on improving techniques of hitting, pitching, fielding, and base running and is led by Diamond Dreams Director of Instruction and high school varsity head coach Tyler Weisel. Coach Weisel is assisted by top high school players from the area.

 

"No Days Off" Winter Training

Six Week Program - Dec 2, 2020 - Jan 24, 2020

Ages 10-12, 13-15

This six-week program focuses on building & developing a stronger baseball player for the next playing season. Over ten ninety-minute sessions, we establish a sports performance program through speed and agility drills, teach infield fundamentals, practice progressive outfield drills, instruct players on proper use of the hitting cages, and cover base running techniques. This program instills and reinforces a solid fundamental foundation that players can build as they grow as ball players. Get a leg up on your competition this winter.

 
 

Tyler Weisel's Elite Youth Catcher's Camp

Six Week Program - Jan 10, 2020

Ages 9-13

Tyler Weisel’s Elite Youth Catcher’s Camp is a six-week program for catchers designed to build a strong, fundamental foundation under the young catcher. The camp focuses on the basics of this most demanding position, including arm conditioning, throwing technique, proper stances, receiving techniques, form blocking and framing techniques, pitch sequences and bunt coverages. Tyler Weisel is Diamond Dreams Director of Instruction, a former state champion and collegiate catcher, and a current high school head varsity baseball coach. Coach Weisel is credited with developing a number of the area’s top high school and college catchers.

 

Tyler Weisel's Elite High School Catcher's Camp

Six Week Program - Jan 10, 2020

Ages 14-18

Tyler Weisel's Elite High School Catcher's Camp is a six week program for catchers that focuses on arm conditioning, improving pop time, proper stances, receiving, form blocking and framing techniques, pitch sequence and bunt coverages. In addition to being Diamond Dreams' Director of Instruction, Coach Weisel is a former high school state champion and collegiate catcher as well as a current high school varsity head baseball coach. Coach Weisel is credited with developing a number of the area’s top high school and college catchers.

Tim Saunder's Pro Infield School (Youth)

Six Week Program - January 2021 *Coming Soon*

Ages 11-13

Led by guest instructor Tim Saunders, former Chicago Cubs Minor League shortstop, this one-day per week, six-week school will cover all the fundamentals of proper infielding, including proper stance, readiness, glove position, read steps, footwork, angles to the ball, gathering, making the turn, arm angle & throwing, mental aspects & more. Each student will spend time in our classroom and each student/parent are invited to participate in a video-tape analysis of each player's technique and progress. We expect students to get over 600 reps each during the school.

 

Tim Saunder's Pro Infield School (High School)

Six Week Program - January 2021 *Coming Soon*

Ages 14-18

Led by guest instructor Tim Saunders, former Chicago Cubs Minor League shortstop, this one-day per week, six-week school will cover all the fundamentals of proper infielding, including proper stance, readiness, glove position, read steps, footwork, angles to the ball, gathering, making the turn, arm angle & throwing, mental aspects & more. Each student will spend time in our classroom and each student/parent are invited to participate in a video-tape analysis of each player's technique and progress. We expect students to get over 600 reps each during the school.

 

Winter Speed & Agility Training

Coming Soon

Ages 09-18

Our Winter Speed & Agility Training program offers affordable fifty-minute classes focused on the core athletic pillars of speed & agility. Workouts concentrate on footwork and speed drills (forward, backward and lateral) as well as increasing full-body strength for maximum execution. Directed by professional trainer Aaron Triplett, these classes help prepare the athlete to compete more successfully in his/her sport. The classes are offered on a package basis as well as a la carte. 

 

Preseason Pitching Clinic

Six Week Program - Spring 2021

Ages 09-10, 11-12, 13-14

Our winter Pitching League combines instruction with competition and rewards. Each league includes up to 8 pitchers, matched by age and experience. Participants meet for one hour each week for six weeks. Each hour includes a proper warm-up, 20 minutes of instruction and 20 minutes of competition. Weekly scores, based on the ability to throw strikes, are posted to our proprietary pitching league standings, allowing parents and pitchers to monitor their progress. A champion is crowned at the end of each six-week session. Session II invites new pitchers but also builds on Session I for returning pitchers. There is no substitute for solid instruction and reps, reps, reps. 

 

Grapefruit League Spring Training

Six Week Program - Spring 2021

Ages 09-14

Our Grapefruit League Spring Training is an intense program modeled after professional spring training camps, designed to get baseball players ready for the upcoming season. The Grapefruit League will focus on conditioning, sports performance, professional hitting instruction and the fundamentals of playing solid defense, all taught by members of the Diamond Dreams staff, led by Director of Instruction and current high school varsity head coach Tyler Weisel. If your athlete loves the game and wants to get better, this program will make an immediate difference in his spring and summer performance. Diamond Dreams Grapefruit League: Train Like The Pros.

 

Tyler Weisel's Youth Catcher's Camp Session II

Six Week Program - Feb 2021

Ages 9-13

Tyler Weisel’s Elite Youth Catcher’s Camp is a six-week program for catchers designed to build a strong, fundamental foundation under the young catcher. The camp focuses on the basics of this most demanding position, including arm conditioning, throwing technique, proper stances, receiving techniques, form blocking and framing techniques, pitch sequences and bunt coverages. Tyler Weisel is Diamond Dreams Director of Instruction, a former state champion and collegiate catcher, and a current high school head varsity baseball coach. Coach Weisel is credited with developing a number of the area’s top high school and college catchers.

 

Baseball Summer Skills Camp

Three Day Program - June 1, 2021

Ages 9-14

Our Summer Skills Camp is held at a top high school field and over the past several years has helped nearly five hundred players celebrate the end of the school year and improve their playing skills in a friendly, supportive, team-oriented atmosphere! These fun, outdoor, half-day camps run for three days and focus on developing the skills necessary to play the game at a competitive level. The camp covers hitting, fielding, pitching and baserunning. Camp is capped with a Gold Glove Competition & a Home Run Derby! So come out and make new friends at our annual Summer Skills Camp! Includes a camp tee shirt.

 

Summer Bambino Academy

Three Day Program - June 7, 2021

Ages 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18

Our Summer Bambino Academy takes the fun outdoors and condenses our program to three days for kids ages 4 to 7. Once again, our academy introduces our youngest athletes to the great games of baseball and softball through the development of locomotor and fundamental baseball/softball skills. Activities include running, jumping and skipping and will help our young ones develop body awareness, balance, and body control. In addition, we safely introduce throwing, catching, fielding and hitting fundamentals. This combination lays a solid foundation for athletic development and instills a love of the game in the youngest athletes! Our outdoor summer sessions will include fun games, snacks and competitions including wiffle ball!

 

Travel Tryout Prep Camp

Two Day Program - July 5, 2021

Ages 09-10

Our Travel Tryout Preparation Camp is designed to get your player ready to compete for a spot on his favorite travel team. With the game now more competitive than ever, this camp is modeled after a typical travel team tryout and includes instruction in the fundamentals to help your player earn a roster spot. The camp will cover throwing, fielding, hitting and pitching fundamentals and will include a run-through of what most travel team tryouts entail to help your player gain confidence as he knows what to expect when he tries out. This camp is led by successful travel coaches and includes instruction from top high school travel players. Includes a camp tee shirt.

 

Year-Round Private Instruction

All Year Long

Ages 09-18

At Diamond Dreams, we take the game seriously. All of our resident instructors teach the game year-round. Even during the playing season, if you are having difficulty with a particular area of the game, an instructor will be available to meet with you and work out the issue. Our hitting cages, pitching lanes, pro-style bullpen and indoor field areas are meant to be used! We are open winter, spring, summer and fall and here for you, to help our students get better at the game they love. We also offer group and team instruction; if interested, please reach out to discuss specifics.

 

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