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This is an intense immersion weekend designed for the serious player looking for the very best in expert advice, information and training.

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FDI Training Philosophy

We have learned through scientific research at the FDI that performing well in a real game takes much more than standard batting practice, soft toss and traditional training methods. Game Time Pressure Training® at the FDI was created by CEO/Founder of Baseball Factory, Steve Sclafani, along with prominent researcher and psychologist, Dr. James Driskell. Dr. Driskell is a leading expert on stress training and has worked with the Dept. of Defense and NASA.

Game Time Pressure Training® & Simulation

Players will learn how to deal with stressful elements of crowd noise, parents/family cheering, wind and other distractions. Experience live at bats versus a real pitcher with umpires, announcers, signs from coaches, noise, etc.

Our research shows that players who train under these extreme conditions will adapt to stress so they can perform better in real game

World Renowned Instruction
Steve Bernhardt, the Executive VP of Baseball Factory and the Chairman of the Under Armour All-America Game selection committee, leads FDI Training. All instruction is personalized to each player. Rest assured, we do not have a cookie cutter approach. Our coaches will work with each player to assess their strengths and areas for improvement. 

College Baseball Recruiting & Academic Guidance
How do you know which college program is the right match for you? Our recruiting experts will sit down for an in person meeting to assess your college goals and the steps necessary to reach them. Baseball is only half the battle. Our expert admissions specialist will help you determine the right classes to take in high school, proper study skills, college application and essay tips and ultimate how to select the right college for your academic needs.

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Factory Development Institute's Game Time Pressure Simulator

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Event Info

Factory Athletics / Columbia, Maryland

Important Training Info:

  • Player must have a minimum 3.0 Overall GPA to qualify for the event
  • Event is for position players only
  • Player must be accompanied by a parent during the event
  • One (1) hotel room included for two nights (Friday/Saturday) for player and parent to share
  • All meals will be provided through the duration of the event for player and one (1) parent
  • Players will receive an Under Armour jersey and hat
  • Players should bring all necessary baseball equipment for training
  • Players will receive online access to Baseball Factory’s Recruiting, Education and Development (R.E.D.) Manual
  • Players receive a detailed player info pack upon registration

FDI Experts:

  • Steve Sclafani: As Baseball Factory Founder/CEO, Steve created Game Time Pressure Training® at the FDI. The Factory has developed more college baseball players than any other organization in the U.S. Sclafani played collegiately at the U of Pennsylvania.
  • Steve Bernhardt: Exec. VP of Baseball Factory & Chairman of the Under Armour All-America Game selection committee, Steve played professionally in the Colorado Rockies organization.
  • 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.
  • Nolan Fuller – Senior Director of Baseball Player Development Events. Played and Coached at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort. Collegiate playing and coaching record of 142-75, appeared in NAIA World Series (2012)
  • Mike Landis –National Director of Player Development, PreHS/Director of the Factory Development Institute (FDI). Played Collegiately at Montgomery College (MD). Associate Head Coach at Hood College (MD), 2016 NCAA Div. III/MAC Conference Coaching Staff of the Year (Mid-Atlantic Region)
  • Dan Mooney: Senior Director of College Recruiting at Baseball Factory and former professional player in the Boston Red Sox organization. Dan played collegiately at NC State.
  • Bernadette Bechta: Academic Advisor and Admissions Specialist at Baseball Factory. Experience preparing student-athletes for college for over 20 years.

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