Under Armour is the Official Apparel and Footwear Provider for Baseball Factory. Under Armour is a leading developer, marketer and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear and accessories. The brand’s moisture-wicking synthetic fabrications are engineered in many different designs and styles for wear in nearly every climate to provide a performance alternative to traditional natural fiber products. The Company’s products are sold worldwide and worn by professional football, baseball, and soccer players, as well as athletes in major collegiate and Olympic sports.
Wilson Sporting Goods is the Official Ball Glove Provider for Baseball Factory. Wilson Baseball and Softball is part of Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., the largest baseball and softball equipment company in the world today. In these sports, Wilson manufactures high-performance gloves, bats, uniforms, apparel, protective gear, accessories and player-development equipment through its Wilson®, DeMarini®, Louisville Slugger®, EvoShield® and ATEC® brands.
EvoShield is the Official Protective Equipment Manufacturer for Baseball Factory. EvoShield is part of the Wilson Sporting Goods Co., the largest baseball and softball equipment company in the world today.
Baseball America is the Official Content and Media Partner for Baseball Factory. Baseball America has covered baseball at every level, around the world, identifying future stars of the game. With an editorial staff of experts at every level of the game (from high school to college to international to minor leagues) they deliver a scouts-level of expertise and insight to their readers and have done so since 1981. One of the most respected voices in the game, Baseball America will provide that same level of insight into Baseball Factory athletes, working to highlight and promote such key events as the Under Armour Baseball Factory National Evaluation Tryout Tour and Player Development events in locations across the country.
Diamond Kinetics is the Official Bat and Ball Sensor Partner of Baseball Factory. Diamond Kinetics provides the most precise data-driven player development tools available in the games of baseball and softball. Their revolutionary SwingTracker bat sensor and PitchTracker smart baseball & softballs enable players to measure their performance in real-time, track improvement over-time, and share data with coaches and scouts seamlessly through their Factory Athletics profile pages. Get the gear. Get better. Get noticed.
DICK’S Sporting Goods is the Official Sporting Goods Supplier for Baseball Factory. DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sporting goods retailer offering a broad assortment of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear in a specialty store environment. The Company also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, LLC, a golf specialty retailer. As of October 27, 2012, the Company operated 511 DICK’S Sporting Goods stores in 44 states, 81 Golf Galaxy stores in 30 states and eCommerce websites and catalog operations for DICK’S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy.
Jaeger Sports is the Official Arm Care Partner of Baseball Factory. Jaeger is a Southern California-based organization specializing in arm health, arm conditioning and mental training for Baseball Factory athletes. Jaeger will provide Baseball Factory athletes with the very best in products, such as the “J-Band” in both baseball and softball.
Motus Global is the Official Sports Injury Prevention Partner of Baseball Factory. Motus Global is a leading human performance and biomechanics company delivering technology to help maximize performance and reduce the risk of injury in athletics and the workplace. Motus combines innovative wearable technology with ground-breaking 3D movement and performance analytics software to help athletes, coaches, trainers, employers and medical professionals in the lab and on the field. Recognized as one of the Most Innovative Companies in sports, Motus has one of the most comprehensive database of athletic motion and was the first-ever technology approved to be used in-game by Major League Baseball.
Bowman Baseball, a division of the Topps Company, is the Official Baseball Card of Baseball Factory. Bowman is also the official baseball card of the Under Armour All-America Game. Bowman has provided Baseball Factory players with the opportunity to put their own card skin on their profile picture, and even purchase a set of their own baseball cards. Bowman, The First Place to Find the Game’s Future Stars.
Pocket Radar’s Ball Coach Model named the Official Radar Gun of Baseball Factory. From the world’s smallest certified accurate speed radar, to the only radar gun specifically designed for coaching and training, Pocket Radar has engineered a revolutionary product line to fit your speed measurement needs. Each Pocket Radar design includes exceptional performance and technology that fits in the palm of your hand. Pocket Radar products are convenient and rugged enough for everyday use by everyone from pro to amateur, to National Championship winning coaches and anyone interested in speed. For more information about Pocket Radar, visit www.PocketRadar.com.
Baseball Factory is the Official Baseball Resource of The American Legion. Since 1925, The American Legion has sponsored a nationwide youth baseball program. During these past eight decades, millions of young players have enjoyed playing baseball through The American Legion program. The American Legion and their 2.8 million members have raised millions of dollars each year for players to learn the importance of teamwork, discipline, leadership and good sportsmanship. The American Legion sponsors American Legion Baseball to give players an opportunity to develop their skills, personal fitness, leadership qualities and to have fun. Larry Price, national chairman of The American Legion baseball program stated, “The expert staff at Baseball Factory will bring a new dimension to our program and to thousands of American Legion players who play the game each year. With Baseball Factory’s expertise, more players will have the opportunity to be evaluated, developed and able to make smarter choices when it comes to selecting that college.”
Baseball Factory is the Official Player Development Partner for Babe Ruth Baseball. Babe Ruth Baseball is an international youth baseball and softball leagued based in Hamilton, New Jersey. An iconic brand, Babe Ruth Baseball has increased steadily from its first 10-team league in Hamilton Township, NJ in 1951, to its present size of well over one million players on 60,000+ teams across the country. Babe Ruth Baseball reaches over 11,000 leagues and is made up of nearly 2 million volunteers. The on-field partnership will be the first of its kind for Babe Ruth Baseball as their rich history of working with youth baseball players will continue for generations to come.
Baseball Factory is a proud partner with the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL). The CCBL is an amateur baseball league which was founded in 1885. The CCBL is a non-profit organization, so there are no tickets sold to attend any games. In 2009, 217 Major League players and over 1,000 total professional baseball players were CCBL alumni. Of those players, 37 also participated in a Baseball Factory event. CCBL players are not affiliated with professional organizations, but are typically college players from all parts of the United States. The season runs from the middle of June through early August. Baseball Factory is an official sponsor of the CCBL and also runs an Under Armour Baseball Factory National Training event at Spillane Field, home of the Wareham Gatemen of the CCBL. This event takes place yearly in July and provides players with the opportunity to train during the day and watch the top college players in the nation compete in CCBL games in the evening.
Baseball Factory is the Approved Training and Development Partner for Little League Baseball. Since the first league game in 1939, Little League Baseball has become the world’s largest organized youth sports program with nearly 200,000 teams in all 50 U.S. states and more than 80 countries. The organization strives to give children of the world a game that provides fundamental principles they can use later in life to become good citizens. This partnership with Baseball Factory will help facilitate that mission through various clinics, camps and college recruiting guidance for Little League participants. “We’re pleased to be teaming up with such a well-established and respected partner as the Baseball Factory,” Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League International, said. “With player development as the focus of this program, it is yet another exclusive advantage of League membership, in a long list of benefits.”
Baseball Factory is the Official Player Development and College Recruiting Partner of the NABF. The National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF) was established at an organizational meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1914, and is the oldest continually operated national baseball organization in the country. The NABF is a non-profit organization hosting regional and national Championship tournaments held coast to coast. Baseball Factory and the NABF became partners in 2000. Baseball Factory is the only player development or college placement partner that the NABF is associated with. In addition to Baseball Factory, the NABF is also a partner with Baseball University, the leader in online baseball education. The NABF has also developed an online magazine called Behind the Scenes, which can be accessed from their home page.
Baseball Factory is the Official Player Development Partner for PONY Baseball and Softball. PONY Baseball and Softball began with organization of the PONY League in Washington, PA in the summer of 1951. Initially created as a transition league for 13-year old and 14-year old players, PONY was designed to take graduates of Little League Baseball from smaller diamonds to the regulation-size diamond. Growing by word of mouth, the original six teams in Washington were joined by 505 others in 106 leagues around the country and, in 1952, the first PONY League World Series was held. For over 65 years, PONY has provided youth players with a top-notch option for developing sportsmanship and camaraderie while competing against other high-level athletes.
Baseball Factory is a proud partner with the Taylor Hooton Foundation. The Taylor Hooton Foundation works to educate America’s youth about the dangers of appearance and performance enhancing drugs. Their goal is to strengthen the youth of America through the elimination of the use of all performance enhancing drugs in our nation’s high schools and middle schools. They also work in partnership with Major League Baseball and the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) to raise awareness of the dangers of these drugs. Members of the Taylor Hooton Foundation will deliver this message at select Baseball Factory events. They also provide Baseball Factory players with detailed materials to educate players and parents on appearance and performance enhancing drugs.
Baseball Factory is a proud supporter of Major League Baseball’s Pitch Smart and Play Ball initiatives. For years, Baseball Factory has stressed the importance of proper arm maintenance and pitch count management. Baseball Factory is also a strong advocate of the game and getting athletes out to play. We are excited to help support these efforts from Major League Baseball. Visit m.mlb.com/pitchsmart and playball.org for more information.
Baseball Factory is an Educational Supporter of USA Baseball and their Online Education Center Pitch. The USA Baseball Online Education Center emphasizes a culture of development, safety and fun within the sport through online training courses and programs focused for players, parents, coaches and umpires. Each of the free interactive courses are hosted by some of baseball’s most esteemed professionals, and include downloadable resources to help you take your team and players to the next level. Baseball Factory recommends exploring the courses at www.usabaseball.education.