Cranberry Township Athletic Association

Player & Coach Development

The very first use of the word "coach" in English occured in the 1500s to refer to a particular kind of carriage.... Hence the root meaning of the verb "to coach": to convey a valued person from where he or she was to where he or she wanted to be.
~ Roger D. Evered & James C. Selman in Coaching & the Art of Management

CTAA Video Library

CTAA Pitching Fundamentals (2009)

This two part video provides coaches, players, and parents with an introduction of pitching fundamentals and conditioning.

Part one features Glenn Holland, Physical Therapist at Drayer Physical Therapy Institute in Wexford. In this segment he covers three main topics, risk factors for injury, red flags that indicate that you should seek medical advice, and finally conditioning for injury prevention and increased performance.

Part two features Thom Helisek presents on "Pitching Drills, Tips, and Safe Pitching Practices". Thom has been a student of pitching for over 10 years and has been studying and teaching the techniques and philosophies of National Pitching Association since 1995.

In addition to contributing to this video Thom has also done several clinics for the CTAA and has made the notes from his pitching clinics available to us.

Manager Clinic Videos (2005)

On April 17, 2005, the CTAA Player Development Committee presented a clinic for CTAA managers, coaches, & players. Presenters at the clinic were members of the Pittsburgh Pirates coaching staff & the Seneca Valley High School baseball staff. The clinic was recorded & we are making it available to you.

Videos

The CTAA has produced several player development videos for coaches, parents, and players.

Development Guide

CTAA Player Development Guide: The CTAA Player Development Committee has assembled a resource for coaches & parents. Topics covered include coaching tips, offensive & defensive drills, & age specific goals & drills.

Facilities

Indoor & outdoor facilities are available to our players in the Cranberry area.

Camps and Clinics

Area Camps and Clinics are available to our players in the Cranberry area.

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