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Spring Training
at Pirate City (Ages 12-14)

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 15–18, 2021

Pirate City / Bradenton, FL

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Players Receive:

Intense Training with Professional Coaches

  • Deliberate practice with pointed feedback from our highly skilled instructors which takes place from morning until night
  • Work with our pro instructors on all aspects of your game as they help diagnose areas of improvement with corrective techniques in real time and together, come up with an action plan to fix your weaknesses and improve your strengths
  • Very low staff-to-player-ratio allowing for close oversight of player performance
  • This event is a full baseball immersion-style program with a focus on personal and baseball development as a player

Put your practice and instruction into game situations

  • Participate in live game play with Baseball Factory as our coaches make adjustments based on observations they see
  • Make changes to your mechanics to help you find greater success during your spring school seasons; when games really count!

World-Class Major League Facilities

  • Experience life as a pro at Pirate City as you play on the same fields, train in the same cages, while eating and sleeping in the same facilities as the Pittsburgh Pirates do!

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Event Info

January 15–18, 2021

Pirate City / Bradenton, FL

Past Staff Has Included:

Talmadge Nunnari: Coach T currently serves as the Hitting Coordinator for Baseball Factory. He played college baseball at Jacksonville University, where he was an All-American. He was drafted by the Montreal Expos, and in 2000, made is MLB debut. He served as the General Manager and Field Manager of the Pensacola Pelicans, a Professional Independent League Team. Following his time in Pensacola, Talmadge went back to Jacksonville as an Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator.

Gustavo Omana: Gustavo is currently a catching instructor in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. He spent six years with the Tampa Bay Rays as a hitting coach and catching instructor. He also previously was an assistant coach for Everglades High School in 2017.

Dick Rohrberg: Dick brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Baseball Factory events, having worked with the organization since 1997. He has been coaching in the Tampa area for the past two decades, and is the current Head Baseball Coach at Newsome High School. Previously he was the Head Coach at Sunlake High School in Tampa. He spent 12 years as Head Coach at Chamberlain High School. He is a former college assistant coach at University of Dayton as well as a former assistant coach at University of South Florida and Coastal Carolina University. He played his college baseball at the University of Dayton.

 

Important Event Info:

  • Program cost includes player lodging and three meals per day at Pirate City.  Airfare is NOT included in the player’s registration fee.
  • Players must travel to this event with a parent/guardian.  The parent/guardian must provide their own lodging, meals, transportation, etc.
  • Players will receive Baseball Factory jersey and hat.
  • Players will have access to water/Gatorade throughout the event.
  • Players need to bring all necessary baseball equipment for training and competition.
  • Players may bring spending money as needed for souvenirs and/or extra snacks.
  • Players will receive online access to Baseball Factory’s Academic, Baseball and Character Manual to assist in their player development.

Want to join us at Pirate City? Attend a Baseball Factory National Tryout & Evaluation Tour event to qualify!

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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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