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The Delta Softball Academy program is uniquely designed around the needs of each individual player. With a staff comprised of current or former athletes ourselves, we are extremely mindful of “burnout” as a year-round training program. When the season gets heavy in the spring, we turn our focus to classroom/knowledge based training and active rehabilitation activities to avoid athlete burnout and injuries. The bulk of our intense physical training takes place in the fall and winter months when club teams are in their offseason. We believe balancing the physical and mental side of the game is imperative to our athlete’s success and continued passion for softball.

Delta Softball Academy Goals 

To work in harmony with existing school and district goals to provide Softball Academy students a positive learning environment from which to develop their athletic and academic potential.  Specifically the goals are to:
  • Nurture healthy attitudes and behaviours consistent with academic and athletic success
  • Stress the importance of TEAM and how to be a great teammate
  • Improve the skill level and softball IQ of every player
  • Enhance functional physical development through the season and emphasize on these areas (post season) during the spring months.
  • Maximize player understanding of team play
  • Provide the student athlete and parent / guardian with evaluations of personal performance
  • Increase students’ awareness of the benefits of nutrition on sport performance

Fitness Testing

  • beep test
  • push ups/crunches/plank
  • vertical
  • pro-agility

Softball-specific Testing

  • base running (home – 1st, home – 2nd, home – home)
  • infield/outfield overhand throws (mph)
  • bat speed (mph)
  • catcher throws (mph)
  • pitcher velocity (mph)

Evaluations are compared to Softball Canada National Team’s standards.

 

Facts about the Program

  • Open to female students in grades 8 – 12
  • Two blocks of softball academy, back to back, every other afternoon
  • Students receive credit for PE and Sport Science/Superfit
  • Students earn 8 credits per year toward graduation (Grade 10 -12)
  • Delta students may attend any school in Delta to participate in either Softball Academy. (Bell schedules are similar at each secondary school in Delta; lunchtime provides time for students to move between schools to attend an academy at another school)
  • Arranged transportation for students attending Delta schools to and from academy
  • Sibling discount

 

Collaboration Dates for 2017/2018:

Sept 13,  Sept 27, Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 8, Nov 22, Dec 6, Dec 20, Jan 17, Jan 31, Feb 14, Feb 28, Mar 14, Apr 11, Apr 25, May 9, May 23, June 6.

 Schedule – North End Academy (Seaquam Secondary)

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