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NC Baseball Academy | Basic Skills Lessons

Basic Skills appointments are designed for the Beginner Baseball player to get some repetitions and coaching in ALL general aspects of playing baseball.

Our goal is to help the player improve their skills and build sound fundamentals in:

Catching and Throwing

  • Proper grip and arm action to create good backspin on the throw
  • Proper glove angles and catching fundamentals

Fielding ground balls and fly balls

  • Transitions from ready position to fielding position to throw fundamentals
  • Learn proper technique in the main 3 ground ball fielding positions: routine, backhand, and forehand
  • Build confidence catching fly balls over the head
  • Use proper footwork to make accurate throws

Hitting

  • Proper plate coverage
  • Athletic and balanced stance
  • Create a strong hitting position at toe touch
  • Good use of lower body during hip rotation
  • Consistent balance
  • Pitch tracking, strike zone awareness, and timing

“Player development is accelerated by the proper learning environment and proper training methods. NCBA has them both! The facilities and instructional staff at NCBA are the finest I have seen on the east coast!”  — MLB Scouting Director