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Christmas Camp & Tournament
at Pirate City - Session 2

Join us in Pirate City – the spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Official Southern Home of Baseball Factory – to compete in tournament play against top players from around the country. Plus, you’ll train 10+ hours each day with professional scouts, former pro players, and former college coaches to take your game to the next level. This event is invitation-only.

Session 2: December 27-30, 2023

Pirate City / Bradenton, FL

Event Details Check Out Session 1 Find a Showcase to Qualify

Players Receive:

Four Days of Training with our Professional Staff

  • Take part in highly accelerated training for hitting, pitching, defense, base running and team fundamentals. 
  • Receive instruction on how to take your game to the next level on and off the field! Players need to be prepared to play at a higher level and compete!
  • Focus on improving a player’s mental performance on the field.

Test Your Skills Against Top Players from across the Country

Athletic agility testing and baseball specific training

  • Learn baseball specific weight training, agility and proper running technique.

Updated Baseball Factory Player Page that can be emailed to college coaches nationwide

  • Your player web page will be updated with a written evaluation based on your performance at the Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City. 

Post-Event Exposure and Ongoing Support to help Navigate the College Search Process

  • As a Baseball Factory member, you will have access to your very own Player Development Coordinator for College Recruiting questions!
  • Additional valuable information from Baseball Factory’s academic counselor will be accessible online through the Member’s Section of
  • Your profile will be updated in our online searchable player database, where college coaches login daily to recruit players.
  • We will promote your performance with Baseball Factory through email campaigns to coaches and scouts.

Want to play in this competitive event at Pirate City?  Attend a Baseball Factory National Showcase event in a city near you to qualify!

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Event Info

Session 2: December 27-30, 2023

Pirate City / Bradenton, FL

*Please note: Itinerary posted is from a previous event. Information for the 2022 event will be posted closer to time of event.

Looking for Session 1 Information? Click here.

Event Staff May Include:

Patrick Cottrell: Pat played his college ball at the University of West Florida, then went on to play five years of professional baseball with the Tampa Bay Rays. Currently, Pat serves as the the Assistant Coach at Pensacola State College. He was previously at nationally-ranked University of South Carolina Beaufort. Pat has also served as an assistant coach at the University of West Florida, where they won a D2 National Championship in 2011.

Kory Dehaan: Kory is a former Major League outfielder with the San Diego Padres. He attended Morningside College and was a 7th round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1997. He garners almost a decade of coaching in professional baseball with the Padres & Pirates. He is currently a manager in the Pirates minor league system.

Ryan Kennedy: Ryan is currently the head coach at Lakewood Ranch High School in Bradenton, FL. He won two national championships at the University of Tampa and then went on to play in the Los Angeles Angels organization.

Phil Olson: Phil knows a thing or two about saving games; he was the all-time saves leader for Florida State. He played in many big games over the course of his career, from the Little League World Series to the College World Series to the USA National Team. From teaching kids to calming nerves, to a nasty slider, to ironing out mechanics, Phil is an expert in all things pitching. Phil played professionally in the Mets organization and uses all of his experience to help young pitchers – and always with a smile on his face and an approachable presence.

Rich Pasquale: Rich has coached at every level of college baseball. He currently serves as an Associate Scout with the Baltimore Orioles. Before that he was the hitting coach for the Washington Wild Things a professional independent team in the Frontier League. Previous college stints consisted of being the Head Coach at DI Youngstown State University and DIII LaRoche College. He has also been an assistant coach at DI Pitt and DII Slippery Rock University.

Teddy Regan: Ted is originally from Fall River, Massachusetts and has an extensive coaching background. He is a former assistant coach at Eckerd College in Florida. He has also coached in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League with the Bourne Braves and the Wareham Gatemen. He was the Director for River City Baseball for 15 years before his time at Eckerd College, and coached the USA/Japan International Friendship Series in 1996. The Fall River Herald News awarded Ted with the ‘Coaches Who Make a Difference’ award while he was an assistant at Bishop Connolly High School.

Dan Taylor: Dan is the former Head Coach at Mars Hill College where he is the winningest coach in MHC history with 233 wins. Before MHC, he was at Frederick Community College where he was three-time Region XX, Maryland JUCO and Louisville Slugger Coach of the Year. He is currently the head coach at John Carroll Catholic High School in Fort Pierce, FL.

Taylor Valentine: Taylor is currently the assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator for Centre College. He began his collegiate playing career at Milligan College (2010-13) before playing at Asbury University as a middle infielder (2014-15). He then spent three years at Asbury as the associate head coach, helping to build the program into a top-rated NAIA Baseball program for student-athletes. Valentine took his coaching expertise to the University of Illinois-Chicago where he coached all UIC position players and hitters in 2019 as the Flames won the Horizon League Championship and earned a spot in the NCAA CWS Louisville Regional.

Important Event Info:

  • Players will stay on-site at Pirate City and will be roomed with other players attending the event. All players will be provided with 3 meals a day and lodging.
  • Players that are traveling alone will be greeted by Baseball Factory representatives at baggage claim.
  • Players are fully supervised 24 hours a day (*Players Rooming Together)
  • All players will be provided with three meals a day, lodging and ground transportation.
  • Players receive a Baseball Factory shirt and hat.
  • Water/Gatorade will be distributed throughout the day for players.
  • Players need to bring all necessary baseball equipment for training and games
  • Players may bring spending money for souvenirs and/or extra snacks
  • Airfare is NOT included in the registration fees

Want to play in this competitive event at Pirate City?  Attend a Baseball Factory National Showcase event in a city near you to qualify!

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