Diamond Knowledge

Published 3:26 am Wednesday, December 30, 2009

By By Chandler Myers
Learning is a key to being successful in sports, and walking away with a newly learned skill is something that helps athletes all over.
Walking away with one or two learned skills was the focus of the clinic put on by the Poach Band of Creek Indians’ Wellness and Activities Authority Tuesday at the Poarch Baseball Complex.
The clinic featured several qualified instructors including former college players and the head baseball coaches from Escambia Academy and Northview High School .
Josh Daugett, the new head coach of the Escambia Academy Cougars, said its great that the community has clinics like this for young baseball players .
Former Escambia County head football coach Kyle Davis also instructed at the clinic. Davis played college baseball at Huntingdon College.
Davis, who instructed on proper catching skills, said working with children is always a fun adventure. He added that it also gives him a closer look at the possibilities of players for his athletic programs in the future.
The benefit of working with children is the ideals and techniques of the game of baseball.
Northview Chiefs Head Coach Sid Wheatley said the best thing that can happen to a player at a clinic is to be able to apply what they learn to the game.
Today a clinic for softball players will be held at the Poarch Baseball Complex from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

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