About Us

 

Mission

SBC is a non profit corporation devoted to developing baseball skills during the off-season through supervised instruction and practice in the cage and on Moller Field.  Our model depends upon volunteer coaches and parents so we can dedicate all dues and punch card revenue toward facilities maintenance and equipment needs.  Long term, we would like to fundraise and work with our community to construct an indoor field house, and possibly organize international baseball travel opportunities for our Sitka youth members.

 

Instruction Philosophy

All of our coaches are asked to adopt an “open mindset” approach to teaching hitting fundamentals.  We embrace new ways to try and achieve measurable results.  We teach swings that consistently hit balls hard at a positive 15-25 degree launch angle (the angle the ball leaves the bat at).   Younger players have a better chance of success hitting the ball hard in the air at these launch angles.  As players begin to consistently achieve 80 mph exit velocities (the speed of the ball right after contact) we start to encourage 20-45 degree launch angles.

We do this by teaching proper rhythm, timing, swing mechanics, and the mental approach required to consistently square up pitches in all zones.  While we start with a breakdown of archetypal swing mechanics (1-Load, 2-Slot, 3-Contact, 4-Finish) we want to enhance athleticism by focusing on objective exit velocity and targets located gap to gap at the top of the cage.   We use the tee, flips or toss, pitching machines and live arms.  Our goal is to help the player become their own best coach, with a high baseball IQ, so they can make their own adjustments before, during and after an at bat.  Instruction will not be limited to hitting and will incorporate defensive drills, catcher and pitching instruction and live bullpens (weather permitting) in the cage and on Moller Field.

 

Insurance

SBC has general liability insurance coverage through K&K Insurance that provides excess coverage.   All members will have to show proof of their own insurance coverage.  Any claims will first process through the member’s medical insurance and K&K will cover any excess under the policy terms, up to $100,000.   SLL insurance is active year round.