Matt Kennedy Hitting

The Dugout Baseball and Softball Academy are please to announce the return of the annual Matt Kennedy Hitting Clinics.

Matt will be at Dugout December 5-8, 2019 running hitting clinics for local players. The clinic times and ages are listed below. You can register online by selecting either One Session or Two Sessions options below, or contact Jason Booth at the Dugout.

Matt Kennedy is the current hitting coach for the Saint Leo Lions NCAA D2 Baseball.

Background:

Matt Kennedy rejoins longtime mentor Rick O’Dette on the Saint Leo baseball staff as hitting coach with the Lions. Kennedy previously worked with O’Dette at Saint Joseph’s College in Indiana during three different stints: 2005, 2007-08, and the 2016-17 seasons. The 2018 Saint Leo Lions had a record of 39-11 and had two players selected in the MLB entry draft.

Kennedy was a part of the Saint Joseph’s staff during two of the most successful seasons in program history. He was a member of the Pumas’ staff for the 2005 campaign, during which Saint Joseph’s went 42-19 and hosted the NCAA Midwest Regional, and again in 2008, when the squad finished with a 46-18 mark and advanced to the Midwest Regional championship.

More recently, Kennedy spent the 2014 season in professional baseball as the hitting coach of the Joliet Slammers of the Frontier League. Kennedy also spent five seasons (2009-13) as the head coach at Parkland Community College in Champaign, Ill. The Cobras won the NJCAA World Series in 2009, his first season at the helm, and placed fifth in the 2010 season. Parkland played in four consecutive Regional championship games from 2009 to 2012.

Kennedy compiled a record of 217-76 during five seasons at Parkland. He coached eight NJCAA All-Americans, and over 75 of his players received scholarships to NCAA and NAIA programs.

Clinics (Clinics are split into different age groups to ensure age-specific instruction):

Clinics:
Thursday Dec 5, 2019
5:30pm-7:00pm (9-12)
7:45pm-9:15pm (Catching Clinic)
9:15pm-10:45pm (15+)

Friday Dec 6,2019
5:30pm-7:00pm (9-12)
8:00pm-9:30pm (12-15)
9:30pm-11:00pm (15+)

Saturday Dec 7, 2019
8:00am-9:30am (9-12)
9:30am-11:00am (15+)
11:00am-12:30pm (12-15)
1:30pm-3:00pm (15+)
3:00pm-4:30pm (12-15)
4:30pm-6:00pm (9-12)

Sunday Dec 8, 2019
10:30am-12:00pm (9-12)
12:00pm-1:30pm (15+)
2:30pm-4:00pm (12-15)

Cost:

$85.00 (1 Clinic)

$155.00 (2 Clinics)

Space is limited so register today!

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