Historic Dodgertown to host umpires in training, and South Korean baseball team Historic Dodgertown kicks off 2015 with the arrival of Baseball Youth’s All American Games. Young baseball players, ages 8 – 14, from all over the U.S. will be placed onto teams for this fun, yet highly competitive event. Baseball Youth is a national magazine and tournament organization that hosted its Fall Championship in October, and will be returning for its weeklong Majors Tournament in July of 2015.
Collegiate swim teams, including Canisius College and the College of New Jersey, return to Indian River County to begin preseason training. Schools utilize the North County Aquatic Center for time trial training, while finding the Historic Dodgertown fitness center and Olympic-size pool beneficial for additional training preparation.
By mid-January, two of Historic Dodgertown’s longest partners settle into the community for nearly a month each. Minor League Baseball’s Umpire School returns January 7th – February 4th. Students receive the one-of-a-kind opportunity to accelerate their development through PBUC’s unique knowledge and experience in training all Minor League Baseball umpires and developing them for a possible Major League Baseball umpire position. Students will spend classroom time learning the nuances of baseball’s rule book before taking the fields each afternoon to apply rules into game scenarios.
From the Korean Baseball Organization, the SK Wyverns will also be taking the fields January 15th – February 9th. Back for the 4th consecutive season, the Wyverns undergo intense preseason training with a daily schedule of fitness, offense and defense. The latter days of their training include intrasquad games that are open to the public and most often held in the evenings at Holman Stadium. The Korean club has developed an affinity to the Indian River County area often frequenting area restaurants and golf courses during their free time. Softball Factory brings their Spring Training event January 16th – 19th providing high school age softball players the opportunity to get a jump start on their upcoming season. One of the nation’s premiere softball training programs today, participants receive expert instruction and the tools to prepare girls athletically and academically to play at the collegiate level.
Historic Dodgertown caps the 2014 season with over 2,800 games played on the youth and major league fields. The 2015 schedule includes more tournaments than ever before and an expanded array of sports beyond baseball including softball, soccer, football, lacrosse, swim teams and row teams. Most events are open to the public and tournaments offer a range of concession items.
For more information on upcoming Historic Dodgertown events please go to HistoricDodgertown.com or call (772) 569-4900.