6-4-3 DP Baseball invites players (ages 12 – 18) to participate in an Advanced Hitting Clinic with Cleveland Indians' Minor Leaguer Will Benson and Boston Red Sox Minor Leaguer Charlie Madden. The clinic will contain drills, repetition and instruction to help hitters with their off-season training and better prepare them for the spring season. Clinic(s) will be held at Aviation Sports Complex (455 Aviation Road, Marietta, GA 30060) and will be for players ages 12 – 18.
When: Saturday, December 1, 9:00-11:30 am; Sunday, December 2, 12:30-3:00 pm.
Note: this clinic is designed to be attended on both days. If you are only able to attend one day, please contact the 6-4-3 office to discuss your options.
Where: 6-4-3 DP Baseball at the Aviation Sports Complex
Who: Athletes ages 12+
How Many: Space is limited to 25 participants. Note: A wait-list will be used and additional sessions will be formed if necessary.
How Much: $200 per player. Members of the 6-4-3 DP Baseball Academy receive a 15% discount. City of Marietta residents receive a 20% discount.
More on Will Benson: An Atlanta native, Will Benson graduated from The Westminster Schools in 2016. That summer, he was the 14th overall pick in the MLB Draft, taken by the Cleveland Indians in the 1st round. In his 2018 season with the low-A affiliate Lake County Captains, Will played right field, earned an Midwest League All-Star selection, and led the Midwest League with 22 homeruns and was third in walks for the 2018 season. Will spends his offseason improving access to baseball instruction and facilities for Atlanta’s young people through his foundation, FutureIsNear.
More on Charlie Madden: Charlie, a 2013 graduate of Dunwoody High School, is a 6-4-3 DP Baseball alumnus. He played his college baseball at Mercer University where, as a sophomore, he helped the Bears win the Southern Conference and reach the NCAA tournament, and was named to the NCAA Tallahassee Regional All-Tournament team. After the 2016 season, Charlie was selected in the 25th round by the Chicago White Sox, but elected to return to Mercer for another season. He was then selected in the 24th round by the Boston Red Sox. In 2018, Charlie spent time with both A and AA Red Sox affiliates, and made headlines by going 5-for-5 in one game for the Greenville Drive!
What is Included: This is a two-day clinic. Day one will be focus on hitting drills and stations, demonstrations by the minor league players, and discussions related to hitting-theory. Day two will involve a review of the drills from day one as a warm-up to a series of hitting competitions, both in the cage and on the field (weather permitting).
Who Should Come: Players ages 12+ who are serious about developing as hitters. While we hope this clinic will be enjoyable, we are also structuring it in a way to send you home tired. So, come ready to work!
What to Bring: A bat, a helmet, a water bottle, a snack if desired. Dress comfortably, knowing that we will be both inside and outside. No spikes or cleats, please.