RETIRED NUMBERS (pictured)
#22 Amanda Butz ~ #26 Savannah Hunter ~ #7 Sarah DeVincent
#17 Bella Schwing ~ #18 Savannah Bucalo
To Our 2020 16U
NATIONAL SELECT TEAM
for being invited to the
Congratulations to the 2020 16U National Select team who has been invited to play in the Canada Cup!
2019 USSSA STATE CHAMPIONS
2018 USSSA STATE CHAMPIONS
REIGNING 2018 & 2019 USA/ASA STATE CHAMPIONS
2019 Fall 14U/16U Team
WELCOME COACH BURKE TO DYNASTY!
We are looking for serious players and families that are looking to play at the highest level. We are a year round program that owns a 35,000 sq ft +/- indoor facility. Two turf fields, batting cages, pitching tunnels, workout and weight training area. We also have our own outdoor field with a turf infield and grass outfield fenced in.
If you are looking for a professional program that is designed to get you to the next level MD Dynasty is your team. Two State Championships, 3rd and 4th place finishes in Nationals. We have a very experienced coaching staff.
To register please contact Coach April at 443-633-6061. We look forward to seeing you at one of our tryouts.
TO THE REIGNING
2018 & 2019
USSSA & USA/ASA
14U 2019 TENNESSEE NATIONALS
16U ELITE 2019
SOUTHERN WORLD SERIES
Great job ladies!
START BUILDING YOUR DYNASTY TODAY!
2018 & 2019 STATE CHAMPIONS....
TWO YEARS IN A ROW!
The future is amazing for our athletes. Our facility is designed for year round training by offering indoor and outdoor turf fields, batting cages, pitching tunnels, performance gym with personal trainers, outstanding instructors and a committed coaching staff. All designed to improve our players.
2018 & 2019
TWO TIME STATE CHAMPIONS
MD DYNASTY 16U ELITE
USSSA & ASA/USA CHAMPIONS!
2018 & 2019 USSSA
MARYLAND STATE CHAMPIONS
MD DYNASTY 16U ELITE
2018 ASA/USA 16U State Tournament Champions
2018 ASA/USA 16U
STATE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS!
2018 TENNESSEE USSSA NATIONALS 3rd PLACE
2018 EASTERN USSSA NATIONALS 4th PLACE
Congrats Elite OktoberFAST 18U Open Oct 14-15, 2017
Prime supporting our loved ones in the fight against Autism!
SUPPORTING ALL OF OUR LOVED ONES!
Prime Supports Breast Cancer Awareness
Congratulations to our Dynasty Prime 16B team for making it to the Championship Game!
Kat, Jayda, Olivia, Sydney, Mel, Maddie E., Maddie D., Nikki, Jada, Paris and Manager Dave, Coaches Matt & Susan
Congratulations to Dynasty Gold Team for bringing home the first of many in 2017!
We've all seen it, a kid with a bat in their hands and a parent or coach chucking as many balls at them as they can, just to get to the next kid standing on deck. But watch closely, is it batting practice for refining a players swing, or is it assembly line hitting, with the main goal being to get as many players through the line as possible?
To make matters worse, many of the same people throwing those bad pitches in batting practice are the first ones to tell a kid to stop swinging at pitches out of the zone in games. Isn't that what you've been teaching them to swing at?
Working with hitters should include several key things to be successful. One of the first things I do when working with a new hitter is to let them know batting practice is all about them. No one else gets the blame when they fail or the praise when they succeed. When I tell hitters to work with a purpose, I'm telling them to work smarter. Successful hitters know that what they don't swing at, is just as important as what they do swing at. Would you be bothered by a player swinging at pitches out of the strike zone in a game? Work towards throwing better pitches. Work on specifics at the tee. The low pitch, the high pitch, inside and outside. Tee work is critical, but not just "set and forget" tee work. I have cut down tees, so the ball can be set at the very lowest possible height but would still be called a strike. I also have made tees taller so they are at the top end of the strike zone for players. The low strike seems to be the one most hitters resist working on. I hear " Coach, that's way too low!" Or " "I can't hit that!." Many times I'll ask one of my catchers to come set up behind a hitter and tell the batter what they think. The answer is almost always the same from the catchers. " Coach,I'd be mad if the ump didn't call that a strike." So, we work to hit pitches that would be called strikes and laying off any pitches out of the zone.
As a hitting coach, I try to get my hitters to work on all aspects of hitting with an emphasis on quality, not quantity. My job is important but should be invisible if done properly.
1) Throw consistent pitches in the strike zone.
2) Work at the hitters pace, not mine.
3) Know when to stop them and know when to shut up. (Don't let them make the same mistake repeatedly, but let them work through one or two bad swings)
4) Keep them focused and focused on positive not negative.
As a hitter, there are several keys to be successful as well.
1) Tee work is essential.
2) Work on hitting the ball anywhere in the strike zone
3) Hit the ball where it's pitched
4) Work on hard consistent contact, not distance.
5) Know how to bunt.
6) Stay positive. If you think you can. You're right. If you think you can't, you're right again!
I work with college hitters and kids as young as 10. My approach is the same for all of them: Swings may be similar, but they're not identical. Learn from everyone you can, and build your own swing, not just mine. Show them you have confidence in them and they'll show it too. I'm not impressed by long fly balls, if you can scare an infielder with your swing, that impresses me. Work on hard consistent contact and home runs happen. Work on bunting every practice. Work hard on things you're good at, work twice as hard on things that need help. Stay positive!