*Please note: Itinerary posted is from previous event. Information on 2019 event will be posted closer to time of event.
Confirmed Event Staff Includes:
George Carroll: George played in the Toronto Blue Jays organization as a catcher after signing as a free agent out of New York Tech and is currently a catching and hitting coach in the Blue Jays organization. Carroll graduated Cum Laude from NY Tech where he was a captain of the baseball team. Carroll has worked as a catching instructor with the Baseball Factory since 2015.
Brady North: Brady most recently served as Director of Hitting and Mental Performance at Top Level Athletes in Orlando, FL. Brady works with the Baseball Factory as Assistant National Hitting Coordinator under Coach Talmadge “T” Nunnari. While in college, Brady was the captain at Cumberland University where he was a member of the 2014 NAIA National Champions as an All-Conference Player. He later served as an assistant coach at Cumberland in Lebanon, TN where he was in charge of working with hitters and outfielders as well as recruiting duties.
Nelson North: Nelson played collegiately at the University of Mississippi. Following his playing career, he coached at multiple college programs. Most notably, he helped the University of Tampa to three Division II College World Series appearances in five seasons as its pitching coach. Later, North spent seven seasons as the Associate Head Baseball Coach at the University of South Florida where he helped to develop seven pitchers and three catchers who earned All-America honors as well as 15 players who were drafted into professional baseball. Currently, Nelson is the head baseball coach at Gaither High School in Tampa, FL.
Important Event Info:
- Players meet Baseball Factory staff at the Tampa International Airport baggage claim (player arrival – 4 pm to 6 pm)
- All players will stay at Pirate City, in the same facilities that the pros use
- Players are fully supervised 24 hours a day and will be roomed with other players attending the event
- All players will be provided with three meals a day, lodging and ground transportation. Airfare is NOT included in the registration fees
- Players may bring spending money for souvenirs and/or extra snacks
- Players will receive an Under Armour Baseball Factory jersey and hat
- Players need to bring all necessary baseball equipment for training and tournament
- Players receive a detailed player info pack upon registration
- Players will receive online access to Baseball Factory’s Academic, Baseball and Character Manual to assist in their player development
- Parents welcome to attend (Parents and guests are responsible for providing their own reservation, meals and transportation.)
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