High reps, advanced instruction and technology highlight NEBC’s 10 week “Spring Training” designed to prepare each athlete for the 2019 season.
NEBC commits to keeping one turf field clear of snow, giving athletes access to an outdoor field to throw and workout.
Spring Training – Pitching:
Spring Training – Hitting:
Week 1: Initial testing using Blast Motion, Introduction to lower half fundamentals, creating a base to
Week 2: Upper Body Attacking Posture
Week 3: Pre-pitch Barrel Movement for bat speed and timing
Week 4: Barrel Turn sequence
Week 5: Halfway through testing using Blast Motion, Introduction to game day approach
Week 6: Eye Patterns
Week 7: Plus Count/Even/Behind game day approach
Week 8: Off speed Pitch
Week 9: Fine Tune
Week 10: Final Testing - Blast Motion
Hitters will also have access to throw either in the cages or on the fields, weather permitting.
Brian comes to the NEBC after pitching professionally in Independent baseball. The tall LHP played collegiately at Eastern Connecticut State University and Quinsigamond C.C. The past few years, Brian has been coaching travel baseball most recently with the New England Ruffnecks. Brian was the head coach of the 14u team in 2018. In 2016, his 14U Ruffnecks recorded an incredible 55-7 record including being crowned CABA World Series champions.
Michael Gedman most recently wrapped up the summer coaching the Winnipesaukee Muskrats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Prior to that, Gedman was the head coach for the Framingham State Rams for five seasons, where, in 2015, he led the Rams to a school record 27 wins. Prior to joining the Rams, Gedman spent the previous four seasons as an assistant coach at Division I Bryant University.
As part of the Bulldogs staff, Gedman was the hitting coach in addition to leading the recruiting efforts. Gedman played his collegiate ball at Le Moyne College before transferring to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where, in his junior year, recorded 13 multiple hit games and six multiple RBI games and ended the season by being named to the Atlantic 10 All-Tournament team. Gedman led the Minuteman pitching staff in 2009 with a 2.42 ERA in 22.1 innings of work as he made 15 appearances, all in relief.
Gedman, who played two seasons for the Worcester Tornadoes and a season for the Rockland Boulders of the CANAM league, has worked at the Rich Gedman Baseball Camp as well as serving as an instructor with New England Ruffnecks Baseball.