As the 2020 MLB regular season rounds third and heads home for a wall-to-wall month of postseason ball, school returns to session.
This year's Girls Baseball Elite Development Invitational, held in digital form, has led off with an array of sessions designed to teach high school female baseball players, ages 13-18, about strength and conditioning and mental performance, as well as lessons tailored to each position on the field.
The instructor lineup is not lacking in the accolades department, with speakers coming from the USA Baseball Women's National Team lineup and coaching staff, both past and present.
From now until the holidays, the 2020 EDI will afford some of the country's top female baseball talent the chance to hone their on-field skills as well as their mental baseball acumen.
Position-specific sessions, led by two coaches at a time, each highlight a specific theme and cover key areas of focus. Held over Zoom, the breakout sessions include verbal instruction, videos of drills games, as well as personal conversations with players.
Beyond the lessons from the field of play, the EDI covers the bases on an array of topics material to those in the first innings of their careers. From goal setting to college recruitment, and strength and conditioning to the mental side of the game, those in attendance have a lot of value to absorb.
Despite being held online, the girls will not be left stranded at digital second base. All players have been assigned to a group in which they can check in weekly during an informal breakout session. From reviewing the previous week's lessons and performances to group collaboration, all players are being positioned to grow individually while interacting with some fellow stars of tomorrow.
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