As part of Softball’s Long-Term Player Development Plans under the category of Excellence, Softball Newfoundland Labrador, in partnership with Softball Canada has launched the newly developed National Pitching Program CANpitch. CANpitch was developed using Softball’s Long-Term Player Developement (LTPD) Model as the framework for effective teaching at each level. The program indentifies key drills that reinforce the proper mechanics and teach the fundamental skills of pitching.
In the past, few Canadian Softball Players have been exposed to the pitching position which is one reason why the CANpitch Program is being implemented. CANpitch will assist in producing more skilled pitchers in Newfoundland Labrador and increase the level of talent and competition in the younger ages of Softball.
The primary objective of the CANpitch Program is to provide a vehicle to enchance the development of pitching skills and knowledge of players across Canada, especially at the grassroots level. Each training session is 6-Weeks in length. The stage that Softball NL is implementing is FUNdamentals.
The CANpitch Program is all about the quality of instruction for all of our participants. Focused on teaching the pitchers the fundamentals at a more personal level, each participant will have more one-on-one per hour session than at their Local Associations open pitching clinics. The ratio of participant to instructor is 8:1, which will allow for more assistance and focus with each participant.
Softball Newfoundland Labrador has trained Regional Pitching Instructors who will help to ensure that the CANpitch Program is available to Associations spread throughout our Province. For six weeks, participants will learn pitching fundamentals to help increase the overall quality of their individual pitching skills and learn from instructors who have been trained to ensure the best quality of instruction.
This program will provide more opportunities for players at the FUNdamentals stage to become pitchers and learn from knowledgeable pitching instructors trained by Softball Canada. Newfoundland Labrador’s implementation of the CANpitch Program follows the ideals of Softball Canada’s LTPD Model. CANpitch is also a great way to make the LTPD Model more popularized in the general publi and ensure that Softball Canada’s ideas of the future of Softball are reached.
For more information on the CANpitch Program please feel free to navigate through the entire CANpitch Program Section.