Baseball Factory National Spring Training at Pirate City Information
|Date:||Friday , January 17 – Monday, January 20, 2014
||McKechnie Stadium, 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!|
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.
Jan. 17 Player Arrival (between 6-8 PM at Sarasota/Bradenton or between 5-7 PM at Tampa International Airport), Check-in, Player/Staff Introductions.
Jan. 18 – 19 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. 20 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.