NOCA’s Academy Workshops

NOCA’s ACADEMY is one of the more special programs that we provide.  It mixes all of our College Venue and Prep Venue Players in a very unique and dynamic instructional program.  
 
This Fall, we are also bringing in Brattain Performance to operate a Speed & Agility Class and we are Filming the first (2) Academies in order to create Online Player’s Recruiting Profiles.
 

NOCA’s College Venue & Prep Venue Players are already Enrolled as part of their Fall NOCA Package. 

Looking to enroll? Read below how you can join today! 

Players NOT Enrolled in our Fall College or Prep Venues can Request Enrollment in Academy Nights now at info@nocabaseball.com.

Fall Academy Nights will Cap at (25) “Academy Only” Players. Players Must Be 12 Years or Older.
Price for Academy Only Players: $100 for Big Easy Sportsplex Member, $150 for Non-Members..

Fall 2020 Academy Nights Dates & Times

Academy Workshop #1 | Wednesday, 9/12. | 7:00pm-9:30pm. | Bayou Segnette Start Park. (Cancelled due to weather – TBA for reschedule. Stay tuned to our Twitter)  

Academy Workshop #2 | Sunday, 10/4. | 1:30pm-3:00pm. | Bayou Segnette Start Park.

Inside Academy Nights: Our Skill Classes

Academy days are some of the best moments in NOCA Baseball. These very unique training sessions teach the dynamics of each defensive position. From Pitching Biomechanics, Arm Care, Off-speed, Catching, and Hitting. Our fall Sessions are intended to build on each other each week, so we’re constantly teaching New Material. NOCA brings in every NOCA coach and consultants. Players determine their classes and circulate from class to class each week.  You can review the full itinerary.  

The Itinerary:
 
Stage 1: Defensive Skill Stations / Pitching Biomechanics
 
Stage 1 takes about 80 minutes in Total.  Each player chooses his own Classes to attend in whatever order he wants.  It breaks down into (3) Classes at 20 minutes each with a 5 minute break in between Classes.  So players can attend (3) different Classes or just hang at the same Class for all (3) rotations.
 
• OutfieldersMiddlesCorners, and Catchers are being Filmed for Player’s Online Video Recruiting Profile.  We may also film the Pitchers doing their Classes.
 
The Classes: 
• (3) Pitching Classes: Plyocare, Javelin Drills Series, Curveball/Change Up
• Middle Infielders
• 3rd Basemen
• 1st Basemen
• Outfielders
• Catchers
• Speed & Agility (provided by Brattain Performance).
 
Stage 2: Live BP, Cage Warm Up, 60 Times
 
• 60 minutes in Total. 
 
• Live On-Field Batting Practice.  Every Position Player receives (2) Rounds of (5) Swings on the field and it is being Filmed for each Player’s Online Video Recruiting Profile.
• Warm Up BP.  This allows players to take a few extra swings during this period.
 
• Live Bullpens will be in both Bullpens.  Cameras will be set up for each Player’s Online Video Recruiting Profile.  (8) to (10) Pitches.  Fastball, Curveball, Other.
 
• 60 Times.  Players will be allowed to run a 60.  This will be “competition” oriented as players will run against each other.  A camera here for each Player’s Online Video Recruiting Profile.

NOCA's Faculty

Brandon Rousseve (Tampa Rays)

Joey Cabeceiras (UNO, De La Salle/Newman)

Drew Martinez – Detroit Tigers Hitting & Outfield 

Drew Avens – PF/1B/LHP Los Angeles Dodgers

Jonathon Artigues – Catcher/2B, Tulane University. 

Sal Gozza – Shortstop, Philadelphia Phillies 

Jim Cueto – Centerfielder, UNO

Dr Luis Arencibia – Arm Specialist 

Read About All Our Skill Classes & Instruction

Pitching/Reactive Arm Program

This is the layer before Mechanics. How does your body handle the movements being asked? Can you even attain, let alone Repeat, the Mechanics being taught by your coach? This is the biggest disconnect for players when receiving instruction. NOCA addresses the Biomechanics of Pitching through unique athletic movements that promote Mechanical Efficiency and a Repeatable Pattern. Joey Cabeceiras directs.

Middle Infield

Players learn Prep Steps to Groundball Reads, Footwork to Release, Push Thru's to Funnels, Separation to Release. We build into Double Play Feeds and Double Play Turns. Players learn both sides of Middle Infield.

Pitching: Curveballs & Off-speed

We cover the biomechanics of the Curveball and Change-Up. Tilt, Axis, Spin Rate, Magnus Effect, Release Point, Wrist Version, and Multiple Grips.

Corner Infield Defense

- Shuffle Footwork - Fungo Picks
- Holding On Dynamics - Playing Back
Dynamics 3rd Base
- Playing In (Hands Then Spine)
- Playing Back (Spine Then Hands)
- Slo Rollers - Double Play Feeds
- 1st & 2nd Quick Decisions

Pitching/Reactive Arm Program

We define Arm Care as Pattern Awareness & Pattern Enhancement. When you "know" your Pattern, you realize when it's disconnected. Arm Care utilizes a Towel Drill Series, Bands Regimen, Heavy Ball Decel Drops (Not Thrown or Held), and Medicine Ball Rotational Drills to increase Spine Stability and Limb Symmetry.

Outfielder's Package

Approach. Shading. Basehits. Throw Behinds. Do Or Dies. High Sky. This is everything specific to Outfield Movements, Reads, and Situations.

Hitting Builds

We define Arm Care as Pattern Awareness & Pattern Enhancement. When you "know" your Pattern, you realize when it's disconnected. Arm Care utilizes a Towel Drill Series, Bands Regimen, Heavy Ball Decel Drops (Not Thrown or Held), and Medicine Ball Rotational Drills to increase Spine Stability and Limb Symmetry.

Catcher's Package

We break down the Catching Position each week. Signals. Stances. Receiving. Blocking. Back Picks. Transfers. POP Times.