Pitching/Reactive Arm Program
Directed by Dr. Luis Arencibia. We define Arm Care as Pattern Awareness & Pattern Enhancement. When you "know" your Pattern, you realize when it's disconnected. Arm Care utilizes a Towel Drill Series, Bands Regimen, Heavy Ball Decel Drops (Not Thrown or Held), and Medicine Ball Rotational Drills to increase Spine Stability and Limb Symmetry.
Corner Infield Defense
Kyle Walther directs.
- Shuffle Footwork
- Fungo Picks
- Holding On Dynamics
- Playing Back Dynamics
- Playing In (Hands Then Spine)
- Playing Back (Spine Then Hands)
- Slo Rollers
- Double Play Feeds
- 1st & 2nd Quick Decisions
Players learn Prep Steps to Groundball Reads, Footwork to Release, Push Thru's to Funnels, Separation to Release. We build into Double Play Feeds and Double Play Turns. Players learn both sides of Middle Infield. Brandon Rousseve and Randy Albaral oversee.
Pitching: Curveballs & Offspeed
Kenny Francinques teaches the biomechanics of the Curveball and Change-Up. Tilt, Axis, Spin Rate, Magnus Effect, Release Point, Wrist Version, and Multiple Grips.
Kinetic Optimization and Timing are the 1st Fundamentals, and we have a unique Timing Series for Hitters. Then we launch into Pitch Recognition, which dictates Timing. Biomechanics addresses Functional Strength Deficiencies, Spine Stabilization, and Sequencing. Lastly, comes we finish with Mechanics. By this time, players are Self Coaching. NOCA's Hitting Progression is not the last generation's hitting system. NOCA's Hitting Builds are Customized Sessions designed to encourage Self-Assessment. All Instructors work in Hitting Builds.
Tim Collins directs. We break down the Catching Position each week. Signals. Stances. Receiving. Blocking. Back Picks. Transfers. POP Times.
Jim Cueto (UNO) directs, All-Conference Centerfielder, directs. Approach. Shading. Basehits. Throw Behinds. Do Or Dies. High Sky. This is everything specific to Outfield Movements, Reads, and Situations.
*Fall Academy Nights are INCLUDED in NOCA's Fall College Venue & Fall Prep Venue Fees.
Wednesdays at Big Easy Sportsplex, 8:00pm - 9:30pm
9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2
Fall "Academy Only" Players (*Players Not Enrolled In College Venue & Prep Venue)
will be Capped at (25) Players.
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Pitching/Reactive Arm Program
This is the layer before Mechanics. How does your body handle the movements being asked? Can you even attain, let alone Repeat, the Mechanics being taught by your coach? This is the biggest disconnect for players when receiving instruction. NOCA addresses the Biomechanics of Pitching through unique athletic movements that promote Mechanical Efficiency and a Repeatable Pattern. Joey Cabeceiras directs.
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Fall 2019 "Academy Only" Players
Fall 2019 Academy Nights Summer Dates & Times
The Skills Classes Inside Academy Nights
Academy Night Skills Classes are some of the best moments in NOCA Baseball. These very unique training sessions teach the dynamics of each Defensive Position, Pitching Biomechanics, Arm Care, Offspeed, Catching, and Hitting. (4) Fall Sessions are intended to build on each other each week, so we're constantly teaching New Material. NOCA brings in every NOCA Coach and Consultants. Players determine their Classes and circulate from Class to Class each Week.
Brandon Rousseve (Tampa Rays), Joey Cabeceiras (UNO, De La Salle/Newman), Kenny Francinques (De La Salle / Tulane), Joseph Laird (Head Coach, St Martin's), Miles Cabeceiras (Ole Miss), Kyle Walther (Head Coach, Lusher), Wayne Stein (Head Coach St Charles Catholic), Johnny Collins (Head Coach Grace King), Jim Cueto (UNO), Tim Collins (Catching Director)
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