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National Spring Training
at Pirate City

Get a jump start on your spring season while living like a professional at Pirate City! One of the top-rated spring training facilities in the nation, Pirate City is spring training home to the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Official Southern Home of Baseball Factory. Our professional staff works with you one-on-one on hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and base running. This event is invitation-only.

January 18–21, 2019

Pirate City / Bradenton, FL

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Players Receive:

Intense Training with Professional Coaches

  • Deliberate practice and training with directed feedback from our highly skilled instructors, morning until night
  • Participate in our advanced athletic development drills and testing assessments to measure where your game stands
  • Access to the Major League batting cages
  • Work with our pro instructors on all aspects of your game as they diagnose areas of improvement with corrective techniques in real time and together, create an action plan to fix your weaknesses and improve your strengths

Put your practice and instruction into live game situations

  • Participate in scrimmages and other game situations as our coaches make adjustments based on observations they see during live game play
  • Make changes to your mechanics now to help you find greater success during your high school season, when games really count

Additional Program Benefits

  • Updated Baseball Factory Player Page that you can email to promote yourself to college coaches nationwide
  • Your Baseball Factory Player Page will be updated with a written evaluation based on your performance at the National Spring Training event at Pirate City
  • Receive corrective videos targeted specifically for you to continue your development after the event
  • Post-event exposure to college coaches and professional scouts 
  • Your profile will be updated in our online searchable player database, where college coaches login daily to recruit players
  • After attending the Baseball Factory National Spring Training at Pirate City, your name will be listed on Baseballfactory.com as a participant

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Event Info

January 18–21

Pirate City / Bradenton, FL

 *Please note: Itinerary & Rosters posted are from 2018 event. Information for 2019 event will be posted soon.

Pirate City is the Spring Training Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton, Florida. Players will eat and sleep in the same facilities used by Major League players and experience life as a professional!

Important Event Info:

  • Players meet Baseball Factory staff at the Tampa International Airport baggage claim
  • Players will be roomed with other players attending the event at Pirate City
  • All players will be provided with three meals a day, lodging and ground transportation. Airfare is NOT included in the registration fees.
  • Players need to bring all necessary baseball equipment for training and competition
  • Uniform will consist of Under Armour jersey and hat and will be washed daily by Baseball Factory Staff
  • Players will have access to water/Gatorade throughout the event
  • Players receive a Recruiting, Education & Development Manual online to assist in their player development and the college recruiting process.
  • Players receive a detailed player info pack upon registration
  • Parents welcome to attend this event, but it is not a requirement for participation (Parents and guests are responsible for providing their own reservation, meals and transportation.)
  • Players may bring spending money as needed for souvenirs and/or extra snacks

Want to join us at Pirate City? Contact us now for more information.

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Learn more about what Bradenton, Florida has to offer as a destination by visiting their website here.

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