February 15th through the 19th
Monday through Friday
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
At Veterans Memorial Field House at Salem High School, Salem, MA 01970
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Since 1995, Mike Giardi has put together the Academy to give young ball players the opportunity to fine tune their skills under the guidance of professional and collegiate players and coaches. The players will learn how to improve their game through drill work that the staff has used throughout their playing and coaching careers. The Academy will feature different teaching tools including:
Tee Work * Soft Toss Drills * Bunting Drills
Batting Cage Work * Sliding Drills on our Sliding Mat
Video Work with our Digital Camera
There will also be base-running work (players will be timed) and individual defensive work by position, including pitching work with the Radar gun.
All of these drills are designed to help improve a young player’s game while having fun.
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Veterans Memorial Field House is perfectly suited for indoor baseball. Along with an All-Purpose Gym Floor which is surrounded by various Hitting Screens and Nets, there is also a separate Small Gym. There is also a full length Batting Cage located on the balcony as well as separate rooms for Weight Lifting and viewing films.
Only $150.00 for participants for 5 days of full instruction from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.
All care and precaution will be given to each player by our on-staff trainer. The Hit Zone’s trainers are all certified and are qualified in CPR and First Aid. In the past our trainers have been Courtney Oak, Lisa Dupuis, and Jen Wasylak.
Sneakers /Turf Shoes
If you wish to bring your own equipment, such as a helmet or bat, you may do so, but please mark all of your equipment. Equipment tends to look alike and The Hit Zone cannot be responsible for lost equipment. The Hit Zone will provide bats, balls, batting helmets, and catching equipment for the players.
It is also recommended, although not required, that ball players bring batting gloves to protect their hands from blisters that may develop from the number of swings taken.
Head Coach – 17U & 13U Vikings AAU Program
Former Director – Hornets AAU Program
4 years of Professional Baseball
Organizations include the Yankees, Giants, and Expos
1994 Graduate of Harvard University
4 Year Starter in Baseball
1994 Ivy League Player of the Year
Two Time All New England Team
1990 Graduate of Salem High School
Captain of Baseball, Basketball and Football
Member of 3 NEC Championship Baseball Teams
1990 Mass. Div. II Player of the Year
Member of 1989 Div. II State Championship Team