Fall Elite Softball Academy

Six Week Program - August 24, 2020

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

Directed by former college players and decorated coaches, our Elite Fall Softball Academy avoids the pitfalls of fall-ball and takes advantage of great weather to advance the game of the most serious ballplayers. The academy will be led by a group of highly experienced, in-house and guest instructors who will instruct and practice with 24-30 top players per age group 4 days per week for 6 weeks. Advanced instruction and practice will cover all aspects of the game. Outdoor sessions will be held at top softball venues and will include competitive, inter-squad games each weekend as well as participation in at least one fall tournament. Camp candidates must try out to qualify.

 
 

Fall Pitching League Session I

Six Week Program - August 29, 2020

Ages 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18

Our pitching league combines quality 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.

Fall Bambino Academy

Six Week Program - September 5, 2020

Ages 4-7

Our Fall Bambino Academy benefits kids ages 4 to 7. The concept is to introduce little ones 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 introduce throwing, catching, fielding and hitting fundamentals. This combination will lay a solid foundation for athletic development and instill a love of the game in the youngest athletes! Sessions will include fun games and competitions including wiffle ball!

 

Fall Hitting League

Six Week Program - September 6, 2020

Ages 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18

Our Six-Week Fall Hitting League offers two sessions and allows hitters to work on their craft in a fun and competitive environment. Hitters are separated into three divisions: High School, Travel and Recreation. Hitters are further grouped by age, e.g., 09-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18.  All hitters will bat against our state-of-the-art Video Pitching Simulator. Batting averages will be kept for every player and standings (similar to MLB batting stats) will be published to our website weekly.

 
 

Jill Williams's Pro Softball Academy

Twelve Week Program - October 10, 2020

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

Jill Williams's twelve-week Pro Softball Academy is for serious softball players who are interested in learning the game from one of the greats. Jill was a captain and four-year letter winner at the University of Akron. She went on to be an assistant coach at her alma mater where they finished as National Runners-Up. Jill has coached 30 years at the high school level and has won Coach of the Year awards in the Eastern District, IVC & the PAC-7. She also coached the ASA 18u State Champion Royals. Jill belongs to the OHSAA Softball Coaches, Stark County Softball & Summit County Softball Halls of Fame. She was named 2012 Most Influential Person in Women’s Sports. Jill loves to instruct and coach the game she has loved for many years, sharing her extensive and unmatched knowledge of the game.

 

Jill William's Elite Youth Catcher's Camp

Six Week Program - October 11, 2020

Ages 11-13

Jill William'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. Jill was a captain and four-year letter winner at the University of Akron. She has coached 30 years at the high school level and won Coach of the Year awards in the Eastern District, IVC & the PAC-7. Jill belongs to the OHSAA Softball Coaches, Stark County Softball & Summit County Softball Halls of Fame.

 

Jill Williams's Elite High School Catcher's Camp

Six Week Program - October 11, 2020

Ages 14-18

Jill William's Elite Fall 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. Jill was a captain and four-year letter winner at the University of Akron. She went on to be an assistant coach at her alma mater where they finished as National Runners-Up. Jill has coached 30 years at the high school level and has won Coach of the Year awards in the Eastern District, IVC & the PAC-7. Jill belongs to the OHSAA Softball Coaches, Stark County Softball & Summit County Softball Halls of Fame. She was named 2012 Most Influential Person in Women’s Sports.

Traci Alcorn's Pro Infield School

Six Week Program - Octobere 11, 2020

Ages 13-18

Led by guest instructor Traci Alcorn, former University of Akron infielder, 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.

 

No Days Off Fall Training

Six Week Program - October 18, 2020

Ages 09-12

This six-week program focuses on building & developing a stronger softball player for the next playing season. Over twelve ninety-minute sessions, we establish a sports performance program, 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.

 

Fall Speed & Agility Training

Six Week Program - October 18, 2020

Ages 09-18

Our Fall 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. 

 

Fall Core Strength & Flexibility Training

Six Week Program - October 18, 2020

Ages 12-18

Our Fall Core Strength & Flexibility Training classes offer affordable fifty-minute classes that focus on developing overall abdominal area and lower back strength. Classes also emphasize stretching to increase range of motion, muscle flexibility and injury prevention. When competing in every sport at every position, there is no substitute for a strong core and flexibility. Classes are designed and directed by professional trainer Aaron Triplett and are offered on a package basis as well as a la carte.

 

Fall Advanced Sport-Specific Conditioning

Six Week Program - Ocgtober 18, 2020

Ages 12-18

Our Fall Advanced Sport-Specific Conditioning program is designed and led by professional trainer Aaron Triplett. These fifty-minute, off-season classes are designed specifically to benefit ball players for the following season as they focus on functional movements for baseball and softball, increasing bat speed, improving throwing motion for more speed/velocity, and creating more fast-twitch muscle contraction for running and/or fielding. If your athlete wants to get better at his sport, these classes help build the physical and mental foundation for improvement.

 

Turkey Jam Camp!

One Day Program - November 27, 2020

Ages 9-13

The Turkey Jame is our affordable, one-day instructional softball 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 guest instructor and Central Catholic High School Head Softball Coach Ashley Beck. Coach Beck is assisted by top high school players from the area.

 

Holiday Skills Camp

Three Day Program - December 21, 2020

Ages 9-13

Our annual Holiday Skills Camp has been a staple at Diamond Dreams since 2015. The camp covers hitting, fielding, pitching and baserunning and is capped with a Gold Glove Competition and a Home Run Derby! The camp is led by guest instructor and Central Catholic High School Head Softball Coach Ashley Beck. Coach Beck is assisted by top high school players from the area.

 

Alcorn Pro Infield Camp

Two Day Program - December 29, 2020

Ages 14-18

The Alcorn Pro Infield Camp is led annually by guest instructors Traci Alcorn, former University of Akron SS and Jill Williams, former University of Akron four-year letterman and celebrated coach. This intense two-day, five-hour camp will cover throwing & footwork, double plays, angles to the ball, deflections and transfers, arm actions & delivery, pre-pitch preparation and approach, mental aspects of the game & more. The camp includes individual player video analysis; parents are welcome to participate.

 

Winter Speed & Agility Training

Six Week Program - January 2, 2021

Ages 9-18

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. 

 

Winter Core Strength & Flexibility Training

Six Week Program - January 2, 2021

Ages 14-18

Our Winter Core Strength & Flexibility Training classes offer affordable fifty-minute classes that focus on developing overall abdominal area and lower back strength. Classes also emphasize stretching to increase range of motion, muscle flexibility and injury prevention. When competing in every sport at every position, there is no substitute for a strong core and flexibility. Classes are designed and directed by professional trainer Aaron Triplett and are offered on a package basis as well as a la carte.

 

Winter Advanced Sport-Specific Conditioning

Six Week Program - January 2, 2021

Ages 14-18

Our Winter Advanced Sport-Specific Conditioning program is designed and led by professional trainer Aaron Triplett. These fifty-minute, off-season classes are designed specifically to benefit ball players for the following season as they focus on functional movements for baseball and softball, increasing bat speed, improving throwing motion for more speed/velocity, and creating more fast-twitch muscle contraction for running and/or fielding. If your athlete wants to get better at his sport, these classes help build the physical and mental foundation for improvement.

 

Winter Pitching League Session I

Six Week Program - January 2, 2021

Ages 09-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18

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.

 

Jill William’s Elite High School Catchers Camp

Six Week Program - January 5, 2021

Ages 14-18

Jill William's Elite Fall 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. Jill was a captain and four-year letter winner at the University of Akron. She went on to be an assistant coach at her alma mater where they finished as National Runners-Up. Jill has coached 30 years at the high school level and has won Coach of the Year awards in the Eastern District, IVC & the PAC-7. Jill belongs to the OHSAA Softball Coaches, Stark County Softball & Summit County Softball Halls of Fame. She was named 2012 Most Influential Person in Women’s Sports.

 

Winter Bambino Academy

Six Week Program - January 11, 2021

Ages 4-7

Our Winter Bambino Academy benefits kids ages 4 to 7. The concept is to introduce little ones 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 introduce throwing, catching, fielding and hitting fundamentals. This combination will lay a solid foundation for athletic development and instill a love of the game in the youngest athletes! Sessions will include fun games and competitions including wiffle ball!

 

Jill William's Elite Youth Catcher's Camp

Six Week Program - February 16, 2021

Ages 9-13

Jill William'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. Jill was a captain and four-year letter winner at the University of Akron. She has coached 30 years at the high school level and won Coach of the Year awards in the Eastern District, IVC & the PAC-7. Jill belongs to the OHSAA Softball Coaches, Stark County Softball & Summit County Softball Halls of Fame.

 

Winter Pitching League Session II

Six Week Program - February 20, 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. 

 

Spring Bambino Academy

Six Week Program - March 21, 2021

Ages 4-7

Our Spring Bambino Academy benefits kids ages 4 to 7. The concept is to introduce little ones 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 introduce throwing, catching, fielding and hitting fundamentals. This combination will lay a solid foundation for athletic development and instill a love of the game in the youngest athletes! Sessions will include fun games and competitions including wiffle ball!

 

Cactus League Spring Training

Six Week Program - March 7, 2021

Ages 09-14

Our Cactus League Spring Training is an intense program modeled after professional spring training camps, designed to get softball players ready for the upcoming season. The Cactus 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 Diamond Dreams softball instructor Kirstie Saunders. If your athlete loves the game and wants to get better, this program will make an immediate difference in her spring and summer performance. Diamond Dreams Cactus League: Train Like The Pros.

 

Spring Break Season Prep Camp

Three Day Program - March 29, 2021

Ages 09-14

Our Spring Break Season Prep Camp is led by Diamond Dreams instuctor Kirstie Saunders, assisted by Diamond Dreams staff. This two-day general skills camp will help get players ready for the spring softball season. The camp covers the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, pitching and base running. Our spring camp is capped off with a Camp Gold Glove competition and our Camp Batting Champion competition versus our video pitching simulator. Includes a camp tee shirt.

 

Softball 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 her 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 she knows what to expect when she tries out. This camp is led by successful travel coaches and includes instruction from top high school travel players. Includes a camp tee shirt.

 

Travel Tryout Prep Camp

Two Day Program - July 12, 2021

Ages 11-13

Our Travel Tryout Preparation Camp is designed to get your player ready to compete for a spot on her 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 she knows what to expect when she tries out. This camp is led by successful travel coaches and includes instruction from top high school travel players. Includes a camp tee shirt.

 

Travel Tryout Prep Camp

Two Day Program - July 19, 2021

Ages 14-16

Our Travel Tryout Preparation Camp is designed to get your player ready to compete for a spot on her 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 she knows what to expect when she 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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