Baseball Factory National Spring Training at Pirate City
Pirate City is the Southern Home of Baseball Factory
January 16 – 19, 2015

Baseball Factory National Spring Training 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 National Spring Training at Pirate City Offers Players:

Intense Training with Professional Coaches
♦ Training will take place from morning until night.
♦ Players have access to the Major League Batting Cages.
♦ 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 spring season, when games really count.

Major League Facilities
♦ Experience the life of a pro as you play on the same fields, eat and sleep in the same facilities as the Pittsburgh Pirates.

If you would like the chance to play at Pirate City you need to attend an Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryout coming to a city near you. Click here to see where we are holding tryouts and to register.


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Baseball Factory National Spring Training at Pirate City Information

Date: Friday , January 16 – Monday, January 19, 2015
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 Spring Training at Pirate City is the Spring Training Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton, Florida. Players will eat and sleep in the same facilities that the major league players used. 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 Jan. 16 Player Arrival (between 6-8 PM at Sarasota/Bradenton or between 5-7 PM at Tampa International Airport), Check-in, Player/Staff Introductions.

Jan. 17 – 18 Breakfast, Morning Instruction, Lunch, Afternoon Instruction and game situations, Dinner, Speakers, and Evening Instruction. Instruction stations focused on hitting, fielding, pitching, base running, and speed and strength training.

Jan. 19 Breakfast, Morning Instruction and/or Game Play, Closing Ceremony, Lunch , Departure (between 4-6 PM at Sarasota/Bradenton or between 5-7 PM at Tampa International Airport)
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.

Andy Ferguson: Senior Director of Baseball Operations at Baseball Factory, former Associate Scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres, played college baseball at North Carolina State.
Important Event Info:  ♦Players will meet Baseball Factory staff at the baggage claim
♦ All players will stay in the same facilities that the pros used
♦ 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 competition
♦ Players receive a detailed player info pack upon registration
♦ Players receive a Recruiting, Education & Development Manual online 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.