This isn’t like your standard tournament. You will play baseball from morning till night!
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IN THE PRESS
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PLAYER AND PARENT TESTIMONIALS
Jake McGuiggan, Baseball Factory Player Fan [more]
Jason Whitener, Baseball Factory Player Development Participant [more]
Henry Oursler, Baseball Factory Parent [more]
Tommy Miller, Baseball Factory Exclusive Program Parent [more]
John Wallman, Baseball Factory Parent [more]
Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City Information
|Date:||Friday, July 25 - Tuesday, July 29, 2014 (Ages 12-14)
Wednesday, July 30 – Sunday, August 3, 2014 (Ages 14-18)
Monday , August 4 – Friday, August 8, 2014 (Ages 14-18)
|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 National World Series at Pirate City will take place at Pirate City, 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!|
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.
Day 1: Arrival (between 11 AM – 1 PM at Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport), Check-in, afternoon on-field workout, Speakers, Evening Instruction
Days 2 – 4: Morning Instruction, Afternoon Games, Speakers, Evening Instruction
Day 5: Championship Round Games, Departure (between 5 – 8 PM at Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport)
|Past Coaches Include:||
Steve Bernhardt: Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations at Baseball Factory, former professional scout, played professionally in the Colorado Rockies organization, played his college baseball at the University of Richmond. Steve is also the Chairman of the Under Armour All-America Game selection committee.
Andy Ferguson: Senior Director of Player Development & Scouting at Baseball Factory, former Associate Scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres, played his college baseball at North Carolina State.
|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
♦ Players receive a detailed player info pack upon registration
♦ Baseball Factory scouts select players from across the country for this tournament based on their performance at a UA National Tryout, Premium Video Program or other Baseball Factory event. Selected players will be divided by position onto teams that will compete in the tournament. Baseball Factory will coach all teams in the tournament
♦ Parents welcome to attend this event, but it is not a requirement for participation.
Contact Baseball Factory for more information.