Dragons Program 2021

Dragons Program 2021

The Dragons Program is now calling for player nominations. The details for the program can be found below:

 

The program for Players, Coaches, and other Officials consists of:

  • Battery Program: Pitching and Catching
  • Offensive Skills: Bunting, Situational Hitting, Hitting Technique
  • Defensive Skills: Fielding Fundamentals, Gameplay and Strategy
  • Cognitive Development and Game Awareness

 

The program will begin with a 3-day camp held at West Beach followed by a training schedule held in respective associations. The 3-day live in camp will begin on Friday April 16th and conclude on Sunday April 18th.

The follow up sessions will be delivered in each association once every three weeks. Sessions in Adelaide will be offered fortnightly on a weeknight. We are conscious of the commitment required of both players and coaches, so we have decided to offer a reduced number of sessions to cater for everyone. Players are welcome to attend sessions outside of their local area. I just need to be notified to ensure there are enough coaches at each session.

Here is a DRAFT program structure:

Date Location Day Time
16th-18th April Adelaide (Camp) Friday-Sunday 8am
28th April Adelaide Wednesday 6:30pm-8pm
2nd May CDSA Sunday 10am-2pm
9th May Riverland Sunday 10am-2pm
12th May Adelaide Wednesday 6:30pm-8pm
16th May Hills Sunday 10am-2pm
23rd May CDSA Sunday 10am-2pm
26th May Adelaide Wednesday 6:30pm-8pm
30th May Riverland Sunday 10am-2pm
6th June Hills Sunday 10am-2pm
9th June Adelaide Wednesday 6:30pm-8pm
20th June Riverland (Retesting) Sunday 10am-2pm
23rd June Adelaide Wednesday 6:30pm-8pm
27th June Adelaide (Retesting) Sunday 10am-2pm

What is included in the camp?

Things to expect during the camp:

  • Skill and physiological testing
  • Dedicated skill sessions
  • Dedicated reflection/goal setting/game education sessions
  • Match play
  • Education sessions (psychology, nutrition, etc.)
    • Psychology: Delivered by Dr Sam Elliott from Flinders University
    • Nutrition: Delivered by Jacqui Beal from Flinders University
      • Parents are also invited to attend this session.

The cost of the program is $350 (incl. GST).  This includes food, accommodation, facility hire, equipment, follow up sessions, guest speakers, etc. Uniforms are to be purchased separately (more information will be provided once registrations are closed). Payment plans are available in consultation with the office.

In addition, the International Friendship Series will be hosting an Under 17 and Under 19 competition for both men’s and women’s teams in July in Blacktown, New South Wales. Since the recent cancellation of Junior National Championships, we will be sending development teams to compete in both men’s and women’s competitions. The Dragons Program will be utilised to select these teams for the 2021 International Friendship Series.

 

Please respond with your decision by COB February 22nd via the online form:

https://zfrmz.com/CGZRl37d4eKfaYuhybf4

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ben Lucas at pdo@softballsa.com.au