Continuity is particularly important in youth development. Everyone involved needs to be well informed and pulling in the same direction.
SCA places value on the opinion of the scouting team. SCA youth player is only a member for one year.
This procedure takes account of numerous opinions, set out in re-ports.
Communication with parents is also important. In SCA, a player is considered already talented, but even though he still has lot to learn.
Parents will be kept well informed of what is happening to build concrete communication. There will be an one voice policy. This is key to the development as a player. A comprehensive report of each SCA player is presented twice a year, in April and December. The report is discussed with both the player and his parents. The baseball elements have been subdivided into a number of categories.
The Baseball practice facility features batting cages, bullpens, a strength and conditioning area, and a 4,000 square foot open turf area with technology from HitTrax, Hack Attack softball machines, and Sports Tutor baseball pitching machines, and other cutting-edge technology. We are continuously looking to enhance the way you train. The 5 baseball and softball training facility will allow each player to use technology to enhance all 5 of the core baseball tools – running, throwing, fielding, hitting for average, and hitting for power.
SCA’s National team competes against some of the nation’s top pro-grams while gaining exposure at national tournaments. Student-athletes within this team will typically commit to top D1 programs and may receive draft interest from almost all 30 MLB organizations. Training consists of intensive workouts and team development that mirrors that of an elite collegiate program.
SCA’s Junior National team provides 9th and 10th graders with an opportunity to compete at a high level against Varsity teams both locally and regionally. This team prepares student-athletes for the Varsity and National team through a full competition schedule, internal scrimmages, position-specific instruction, developmental opportunities, and more. Junior National student-athletes also begin to understand the college recruitment process in preparation for their next steps.
SCA baseball offers several Varsity teams to accommodate student-athletes at various levels in their development and high school playing careers. Varsity teams compete against regional and national programs while also participating in regional tournaments. Varsity student athletes have an opportunity to gain collegiate exposure during showcases and tournaments as well as on campus.
SCA Junior Varsity and Freshman teams provide student-athletes with the chance to develop and prepare for their progression towards the National, Varsity, and Junior National teams. Student-athletes will be exposed to high-level skill development and training that builds a foundation for incremental growth opportunities. This team competes against other JV and Freshman teams locally and regionally.
SCA’s dedicated post-graduate teams competes against regional competition including Division II and III, NAIA, and Junior Colleges.
Various showcase events, including those on campus, allow student athletes to gain collegiate and professional exposure. Post-graduates do not jeopardize their NCAA eligibility while preparing for their next steps at the collegiate level both on the field as well as with a dedicated college placement advisor and academic staff.
The next step was to prepare a strengths and weaknesses analysis. SCA uses the acronym TIPS to describe the strong points of a young SCA player.
Every SCA team has 25 players.
During the players’ development, therefore, they play in the two or three positions within the team.
Techniques if he is later to make the right choices in the various positions within the Ajax system.
For this reason the Drills are used extensively age groups. According to the coaching staff, these drills athletes to become more skillfully, but also to improve their balance, speed up their rhythm, SCA system recognizes genuine talent.
During first week/evaluation period, each young candidate is assessed on six different activities by the coordination coach. Again SCA observes players in five different areas:
2 running and strength training 3- coaching situations,
5 – games
Technical demands in the first phase include: In the field of know-how, the first targets are:
Twice each year, all the players are assessed on several areas.
These assessments result in one of three recommendations:
A – JC
B – D2/D3
C – D1/Professional
At SCA the youth coaches and players know from the start exactly how the finished structure should look.
The SCA philosophy is as follows: you can learn a book of coaching drills, study youtube, but the ability to react at the right moment, to make an good decision and to show how things should be done, is much more important.
At SCA you must possess the will to improve. This is the driving principle of SCA and the development scheme.
Marketing will be done by using some of the resources our coaches have with the ex/current MLB players and other business owners.
We will be doing camps, clinics and fundraisers to reach out to the elementary and Junior High/High Schools kids.
S.C.A mentors focus on the athlete’s skills and intellect, S.C.A recognizes the importance of the mental and emotional state of every student. Our program seeks to mold the minds of students into mature and empowered athletes. S.C.A works to provide relevant, real-world experiences both in and out of the classroom.
We will prepare our student athletes for a transition into the workplace for any career of their choosing by implementing work skills such as: critical thinking/problem solving, oral/written communications, team-work/collaboration, leadership, and professional/work ethic.
Throughout the school year, we will take our student-athletes on numerous community outreach trips to teach our young men the value of the surrounding community and how they can make a difference in it.
Teach them how to properly handle their money and implement skills that allow them to make informed and effective decisions with all of their financial resources.
At Southern California Academy, our student-athletes will be resilient to any challenges and obstacles they face through our Mental Toughness training. We will focus on training these students minds in an effort to instill the mentality needed to be successful in their sport, in the classroom and most importantly in life.