SWEET SWING HITTING ACADEMY POSTPONED THIS WEEKEND


March 16, 2020

To All SWEET SWING Participants and Families,

We have been informed by Belmont Hill that all of their facilities and fields are closed until further notice. They hope to reopen as soon as possible but not before April 1.
This will force us to postpone the second session of SWEET SWING HITTING ACADEMY scheduled for this weekend March 21 and 22. We will reschedule once we hear back from Belmont Hill.
Our goal will be to keep the 1-3 time slot on the next available Saturday and Sunday.

We will contact you once we have finalized the make up dates.

We regret any and all inconvenience this may cause but are equally confident you understand in these trying times.

Yours in Baseball,

Kevin O'Brien
SWEET SWING BASEBALL
(617) 999-0324


SAVE THE DATE!

SWEET SWING HITTING ACADEMY
at Belmont Hill School
350 Prospect St.
Belmont, MA 02478

"A $500 Bat does not fix a $1.00 Swing"

Session I for grades 5-8
March 7, 8, 21 and 22

Session II for grades 9-12
March 7, 8, 11 and 12.

DOWNLOAD 2020 SWEET SWING HITTING APPLICATION
More quality swings than you will get all season in 4 great sessions!
A coaching staff with professional, college and high school experience unlike any other!!
Enter your season a better hitter with more confidence. Confidence is the key!

SWEET SWING INDOOR SPRING TRAINING
DATES AND TIMES TBA SHORTLY

CALL TO DONATE BASEBALL GEAR FOR GREAT CAUSE!!

At SWEET SWING we strongly believe in giving back to the game we love. We share with you a great story of a young player doing just that and encourage you to share your time, talents and treasures in helping to promote baseball! Great effort Cooper.

My name is Cooper Tarlie and for my Bar Mitzvah project I am collecting gently used baseball equipment: helmets, gloves, metal bats, catcher's gear, cleats (metal or plastic). In partnership with the RED SOX FOUNDATION’s RBI (reviving Baseball in Inner-Cities) program, all collected equipment will be donated and distributed to over 200 inner city youth within the Boston Communities. Baseball is my favorite sport not only for its physical health and fitness benefits but also as a means to learn about self discipline, to learn about social skills and respect, to learn about responsibility and sportsmanship. Not to mention baseball is just FUN! So what an awesome opportunity for me to share my love of the sport with others! I hope you are able to help! Thank you.”


If you can help out with this cause with equipment or financial donation contact: mctarlie@prodigy.net Tell them you heard about this from SWEET SWING!


Congrats to Harrison Brown, senior at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High for his scholarship to Division I Austin Peay State in Tennessee.


Former Sweet Swing Attendee Joe Lomuscio named All Ivy League and Academic All American

John Andreoli Minn Twins

Former Sweet Swinger Joe Lomuscio (West Roxbury, MA) was named All Ivy League and Academic All American after leading Brown in hits, batting average runs and at bats this past Spring. This summer he is playing for the Harwich Mariners in the esteemed Cape Cod Baseball League.


SWEET SWING HITTER NAMED TO TOP SOPHOMORE GAME

Sam Chutkow- Bunting Sam Chutkow- Hitting

Congrats to SWEET SWING attendee Sam Chutkow (Needham, MA) for being selected to the Massachusetts Coaches Association (MCBA) Sophomore Select State All Star game. Sam was elevated from JV to Varsity early in the season and started in Centerfield for the defending state champs.


NOW BOOKING THESE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES!!

*Private and Semi Private Lessons on all areas of the game
...personal attention allows for great rate of improvement


*"Team Practices"
...have Sweet Swing staff come in and run a practice with you and your staff.
Focus on all key areas.
Get your team playing high quality baseball.


* "Coach the Coach"
...highly acclaimed 2 hour interactive youth coaching clinic staffs at all levels.
Every town should mandate this!



Coach The Coach
An interactive 2 hour clinic for your coaches and staff to learn how to teach fundamentals properly, practice organization, drills and review. tips on working with parents...

We adapt clinic for all levels
  • Tee ball (5-8)
  • Little league (9-12)
  • Babe Ruth/Seniors (13-16)

  • We also do specialty clinics (you pick the topics), Practices and vacation camps.
     
    Ask us about doing a fundraiser for your league!

Private Lessons
Impact your career with Private Lessons.
Your game will elevate quickly.
Just ask players who have worked with us!




NOW BOOKING FOR PRIVATE AND SEMI PRIVATE LESSONS: HITTING, PITCHING, THROWING, FIELDING, POSITIONAL PLAY!!

Private hitting lessons with Coach O'Brien are now available for individuals and/or small groups.


For further information, please contact
Kevin O'Brien at (508) 588-0772
or email: kfobrien43@msn.com

Congrats to two of our SWEET SWING staff members for leading their teams to the State Championship.

SS staff State Championship

Matt Howard Needham - State Division I champions
Buck Merrill Austin Prep - State Division III champions

We take great pride in the quality of our staff at SWEET SWING to bring great teaching to players.
We salute Matt and Buck for these tremendous accomplishments.


Where should hitters attempt to make contact with the baseball on their swing?

Boston Globe Hitter's article

Feel free to contact Sweet Swing's Kevin O'Brien to discuss your questions and thoughts!
kfobrien43@msn.com

He has some strong opinions on this and hitting at all levels.


Newton Southeast Little League Couch the Couch

Highly successful Newton Southeast Little League partnered for Fall Player Clinics and COACH THE COACH sessions taking advantage of great fall weather to improve and have fun!

The players refined their throwing and fielding, worked on their pitching mechanics and did fun drills that help them all to improve.

Sweet Swing conducts multiple Clinics for Parkway Little League in West Roxbury, MA

Parkway Little League group training 1 Parkway Little League group training 2
Throwing practice ground catch practice

Parkway Little League, one of the most successful and highly organized programs in Massachusettes hired Sweet Swing to conduct multiple 6 hour clinics to teach their players the skills necessary to succeed and enjoy the game. The interactive and fast paced clinics covered pitching, catching, throwing, fielding and hitting. Best of all the coaches were directly involved and helped run many of the drills. Their hands on learning will help their players to improve. It give the coaches the chance to learn and grow as well.

Sweet Swing can run clinics, camps and private lessons for your league!
Contact us to set up what could prove to be a significant boost to your program.

 

Tap into our years of baseball experience in teaching the game right so that your players can enjoy the game to their fullest! They will never forget.



 

Get a Huge Jump on the Upcoming Season

- Hundreds of swings over 4 sessions
- Individual attention (OUR STAFF CARES!)
- Breakdown drills done the right way

 
What are Your Goals as a Hitter This Year?

- Better Average?
- Improved Plate Discipline?
- Better Bat Speed? More Power?
- Understanding How to Become a More Consistent Hitter?

 
Sweet Swing Throwing Tips
SSthrowingtip
Back elbow should be shoulder high with front side closed
SSthrowingtip
John Andreoli, former Sweet Swing players, uses his entire body in throw from outfield.(Note similarities to a pitcher following through allowing for maximum power and accuracy)
"I was extremely fortunate to get the opportunity to work with Kevin O'Brien in the Cape Cod League. He taught me the fundamentals of hitting and helpled me to correct all of the flaws in my swing. I have used the same swing ever since then with more success than I ever imagined.

During my time with the Yankees and Reds, I've worked with some of the best hitting instructors in the game--Lou Pinella, Chris Chambliss, Tony Perez, Davey Johnson and others. I consider Kevin to be as fine a hitting instructor as any I've worked with. He should be coaching at the Major League level."

Hal Morris,
Director of Pro Scouting Los Angles Angels of Anaheim/ Major League Player with New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds and Kansas City Royals.