What will we cover in the Sliding Club?
Correct Body Position
Head First vs Feet First Sliding
When to Initiate Slide
Diving back to the base
Reading your defense
Sliding into Home
Diving/Sliding in Fielding
Indoor winter training will occur on professional grade infield dirt. PFP offers a realistic and safe surface.
The Slidrz Club classes are 30 minutes in length.
PFP SLIDING PROGRAM INFORMATION
2020 programming is already in action. More dates to be announced.
The Sliding Program has been built to:
Prepare: Preparation is the key to success. This program includes the information you need to become a safer, more efficient base runner and slider.
Focus: Sliding is a much over looked skill in our sport. Focus and bring the intensity in this program to help get your game to the next level.
Perform: Sliding accounts for the majority of in game injuries in softball. By using this program, you will have the skills to transfer into your game performance!
Why is a strong sliding program so important?
• A study published in 2007 in the Journal of Athletic Training looked at softball injuries from 1988-2004. Sliding was the highest cause of injuries occurring in games, with ankle sprains and knee derangements accounting for most of the injuries.
• The baserunner was found to be at the highest risk of in-game injuries, ahead of pitchers, batters, and catchers. However, the incidence of sliding injuries in practices was very small. (Maybe because it is rarely practiced?)
What will we cover in the Sliding Program?
• Correct Body Position
• Head First vs Feet First Sliding
• When to Initiate Slide
• Lead Offs
• Diving back to the base
• Reading your defense
• Hook Slides
• Sliding into Home/Communication
• Pop-Up Slides
• Diving/Sliding in Fielding
What else is unique about our Sliding Program?
• Indoor winter training will occur on professional grade infield dirt. PFP offers a realistic and safe surface.