Tiger Baseball Hosts Memphis Little League Clinic
Sept. 17, 2012
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis baseball team held a clinic for the Memphis Little League coaches and players on Sunday at FedExPark. The clinic included pitching, fielding and hitting drills that the Memphis Little League coaches then used to teach the players when they arrived later in the day.
"We benefit a lot from this experience because all of our players have been blessed so much and are now able to give back to the community," head coach Daron Schoenrock said. "The opportunity to give back allows us to grow as people and players. Any kind of shared knowledge we gives, always allows us to gain more knowledge. We are just glad to be giving back to the local community."
The clinic was broken down into three, one-hour sessions in pitching, fielding and hitting. During each of these sessions, the Tiger coaches went through drills they use on a daily basis and how the coaches can incorporate the same types of drills into their practices. Associate head coach Fred Corral demonstrated how pitchers can throw without a partner, by using a ball in a sock to get their throwing anywhere.
"Most importantly, we gained a relationship with the staff," said Memphis Little League Director Kerry Cobb and Tiger football alum. "Our coaches can go to the staff at the University of Memphis with questions at any time. Our coaches also gained the experience of living the dream as most of them had never stepped foot on a college field before. The experience of a college atmosphere and coaching style means so much for our league. We hope to continue this relationship. You can't ask for anything better than this."
Throughout the day, the coaches had the opportunity to ask any questions they had to any one of the Memphis coaches. Once the coaches learned about the three aspects of the game, the kids came and the coaches got use the drills they learned to teach them.