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Pitching & Catching Accelerated
Training Weekend

Baseball Factory’s Pitching & Catching Accelerated Training Weekend will offer players ages 14-18 the opportunity to work with top-notch members of our professional staff in order to hone position-specific skills.

October 7 - 8, 2017

Saturday: St. Andrew’s Episcopal School / Potomac, Maryland
Sunday: Baseball Factory Facility / Columbia, Maryland

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Players Receive:

Top Notch Instruction from our team of coaches that has included:

  • Mike Landis: Mike currently oversees the FDI Program at the Factory as the Director of Player Development. After playing collegiately at Montgomery College where he played in two JUCO World Series, Landis joined the Factory in 2012 and has helped to run events across the country such as Pirate City, Vero Beach, Cape Cod, as well as Little League and National Tryout events. He was the Assistant Head Coach and Recruiting Director at Hood College in Frederick, MD from 2014 to 2016 and the Head Coach at Seneca Valley High School in Maryland in 2014.
  • Rich Gaynor: Rich is a current assistant coach for Alvernia University Baseball Program. Gaynor was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 6th round of the 1980 draft out of Bullard High School in Fresno, California. Originally drafted as an outfielder, Gaynor was converted to a pitcher in 1981. After playing six years with Phillies organization reaching AAA, he signed as a free agent with the Chicago White Sox in 1987.  In addition to working with Alvernia, he is also the pitching coach for the Grand Slam Blue rocks travel program, which is a nine-time nationally ranked travel baseball program. Gaynor works as a coach and scout here at the Factory.

Personalized Training by Position

Pitchers receive over 60% of the available college baseball scholarship money. Let Baseball Factory’s coaches’ help you refine your pitching mechanics and increase your velocity so that you gain the attention of recruiters and scouts. Learn proper arm maintenance, how to throw sharp breaking balls, and how to carry out pick-offs.

Catchers are expected to be the leaders on the field. Through a series of specialized drills, players will master receiving and throwing techniques, blocking skills, mechanics for throwing out base-stealers and a game plan for calling pitches. There’s more to being a successful catcher than just catching and throwing. Learn the techniques that can help you succeed and propel you towards college baseball and beyond.

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Event Info

October 7-8

St. Andrew's Episcopal School & Factory Development Institute / Columbia, MD

Please note: Players and parents please report to Baseball Factory facility on Sunday. Address is: 9212 Berger Road, Suite 200, Columbia, MD 21046

Closest Airport and Train Station:

  • Baltimore/Washington International Airport
  • Baltimore/Washington Airport Train Station

Coaches Tentatively Scheduled Include:

Mike Landis: Mike currently oversees the FDI Program at the Factory as the Director of Player Development. After playing collegiately at Montgomery College where he played in two JUCO World Series, Landis joined the Factory in 2012 and has helped to run events across the country such as Pirate City, Vero Beach, Cape Cod, as well as Little League and National Tryout events. He was the Assistant Head Coach and Recruiting Director at Hood College in Frederick, MD from 2014 to 2016 and the Head Coach at Seneca Valley High School in Maryland in 2014.

Rich Gaynor: Rich is a current assistant coach for Alvernia University Baseball Program. Gaynor was signed by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 6th round of the 1980 draft out of Bullard High School in Fresno, California. Originally drafted as an outfielder, Gaynor was converted to a pitcher in 1981. After playing six years with Phillies organization reaching AAA, he signed as a free agent with the Chicago White Sox in 1987.  In addition to working with Alvernia, he is also the pitching coach for the Grand Slam Blue rocks travel program, which is a nine-time nationally ranked travel baseball program. Gaynor works as a coach and scout here at the Factory.

Important Weekend Info:

Saturday (1:30 pm – 6:30 pm) and Sunday (11:45 am – 5:00 pm)

  • Players and their parents/guardians are responsible for booking their own lodging (if necessary)
  • Players and their parents/guardians are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Baseball Factory Training Facility and/or any other facility used
  • Players need to bring all necessary baseball equipment for training. Turfs or Tennis Shoes ONLY
  • Players receive a detailed player info pack upon registration
  • Parents welcome

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