Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City
Pirate City is the Southern Home of Baseball Factory
Session 1: December 20 – 23, 2015
Session 2: December 27 – 30, 2015

Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament in Pirate City gives players the opportunity to train with the best coaches in the nation.

Our top-notch staff will work with each and every player day and night to help them maximize their potential and raise their game to a new level.

Experience life as a pro player! Get a jump start on the high school season through top competition.

Last year 260 players from 35 different states and Puerto Rico competed in the Pirate City Christmas Tournament.

Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament in Pirate City Offers Players:

One-on-One Instruction: Our coaches will work with you to make mechanical adjustments to your game. We aim to give you an advantage over the competition. Our coaches will take your strengths and weaknesses and develop a game plan for improvement.

Position Specific Training: Work with the Baseball Factory coaching staff on all aspects of your game. You will receive instruction on hitting, fielding, pitching, catching, base running and speed and strength training with a focus on the areas that will have the greatest impact in your development. You will train from morning till night. This camp is all baseball, all the time.

Tournament Competition: Play competitive games against athletes from across the nation as you battle to claim the title of Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament in Pirate City Champions.

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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Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament in Pirate City Information

Date: Sunday, December 20 – Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Sunday, December 27 – Wednesday, December 30, 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 Christmas Camp & Tournament in Pirate City will take place 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: Player Arrival ( 2PM or earlier at Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport or between 10AM - Noon at Tampa International Airport), Registration, Player/Coach Introductions, Afternoon Workout, Speakers

Day 2-3: Morning Workout, Afternoon Tournament Games, Speakers, Additional Evening Instruction

Day 4: Tournament Games, Player Departure (4PM or after at Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport or between 5 – 7PM at Tampa International Airport)
Past Coaches Include:

Steve Bernhardt: Executive VP of Baseball Operations at Baseball Factory, former professional scout and player. Steve is also the Chairman of the Under Armour All-America Game selection committee.

Rick Sofield: Former Major League player and AAA manager in the Colorado Rockies organization. Former Head Coach at University of South Carolina – Beaufort.  Current First Base Coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Mike Zolecki: Former professional player in the Colorado Rockies organization and current college coach at Cardinal Stritch University.

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 will receive a pair of Under Armour cleats
♦ Players need to bring all necessary baseball equipment for training and tournament
♦ Players receive a detailed player info pack upon registration
♦ Players receive access to the Recruiting, Education & Development Manual to assist in their player development and the college recruiting process.
♦ 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.