Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City
Pirate City is the Southern Home of Baseball Factory
November 5 – 8, 2015 (Ages 14-18)
November 12 – 15, 2015 (Ages 12-14)

Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City gives players the opportunity to train with the best coaches in the nation.

Take advantage of this opportunity to prepare for the spring season with numerous repetitions and live game situations.

Our professional staff will work with you one-on-one on hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and base running.

Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City Offers Players:

Four Days of Intense Training with Professional Coaches
♦ Training will take place from morning until night.
♦ Work with our pro instructors on all aspects of your game.
♦ Our coaches will work with you to determine areas to work on. Together you will come up with an action plan to fix your weaknesses and improve your strengths.

Put your practice and instruction into live game situations
♦ You will participate in scrimmages and other game situations.
♦ Our coaches will make adjustments based on observations they make during live game play.
♦ Make changes to your mechanics now to help you find greater success during your high school season, when games really count.
♦ All players will take part in the Easton HIT LAB™, a complete system that leverages bat analytics and cognitive training to provide players with feedback and information about their swings.

Major League Facilities
♦ Experience the life of a pro as you play on the same fields and eat and sleep in the same facilities as the Pittsburgh Pirates.
♦ Players will get to train in the same weight room, eat in the same cafeteria and change in the same locker room as the Pittsburgh Pirates!

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"The Select Training and Tournement event was a great experience. The instructors, training, accomodations and competition were outstanding. My son enjoyed every minute of it and has already said he wants to go back next year."

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Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City Information

Date: Thursday, 11/5 – Sunday, 11/8, 2015 (Ages 14-18)
Thursday, 11/11 – Sunday, 11/15, 2015 (Ages 12-14)
Mckechnie Field, Bradenton, FL. Spring Training Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pirate City has been the spring training home for the Pirates since 1969.
Location: The Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City will take place at the Spring Training Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton, Florida. Players will eat and sleep in the same facilities as the major league players. Experience life as a pro!
Lodging Info: Baseball Factory Event Headquarters
Pirate City Spring Training Complex
1701 Twenty-Seventh Street East
Bradenton, Florida 34208

Baseball Factory will provide parents attending the event with information regarding hotels in the area.
Flight Info/Itinerary Day 1: Arrival, Check-in, Player/Staff introductions

Day 2-3: Breakfast, Morning Instruction, Lunch, Afternoon Instruction, Dinner, Speakers, and Evening Instruction. Instruction stations focused on hitting, fielding, pitching, base running, and speed and strength training.

Day 4: Breakfast, Morning Instruction, Lunch, Afternoon Instruction, Departure
Past Coaches Include: Steve Bernhardt: Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations at Baseball Factory, former professional scout and player with the Colorado Rockies organization. Steve is also the Chairman of the Under Armour All-America Game selection committee.

Rick Sofield: former manager of the Colorado Rockies AAA affiliate, former major league player with the Minnesota Twins and current Assistant Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach at the University of South Carolina – Beaufort.
Important Event Info: 

♦Players will meet Baseball Factory staff at the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport baggage claim
♦ All players will stay in the same facilities that the pros use
♦ Players are transported in charter buses/vans from site to site
♦ Players are fully supervised 24 hours a day
♦ Players will eat three sit down meals at the Pirate City cafeteria
♦ No spending money needed
♦ Uniform will consist of Baseball Factory shirt and hat
♦ Players need to bring all necessary baseball equipment for training and tournament
♦ Players receive a detailed player info pack upon registration
♦ Players receive a Recruiting, Education & Development Manual to assist in their player development and the college recruiting process.
♦ Parents welcome to attend this event, but it is not a requirement for participation.

Contact Baseball Factory for more information.