Little League International, Baseball Factory Hit Home Run with Inaugural Little League Experience
The Little League Experience, hosted by Little League International and powered by Baseball Factory, was held over Memorial Day weekend, May 29-31 in South Williamsport, Pa., and gave Little Leaguers the unique opportunities to receive elite instruction and the play on the fields at the home of the Little League Baseball World Series.
“We’re pleased to be teaming up with such a well-established and respected partner as Baseball Factory,” Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League International, said. “With player development as the focus of this program, the creation of the Little League Experience was a fine fit for our program.
“Playing on the World Series fields is a unique experience for Little Leaguers,” Mr. Keener said. “Benefiting from the instruction provided by Baseball Factory instructors, made for a well-rounded and memorable time that we expect will become a special date on the Little League calendar each year.”
The Little League Experience was the first of several 2010 Baseball Factory and Little League Baseball player development events. The camp provided players with the chance to improve their skills, while offering a fun learning environment that includes games at Howard J. Lamade and Volunteer Stadiums.
More than 40 players (league-age 11-12) attended the inaugural event, which included instruction and training on various aspects of the game as well as tournament play.
The positive response was overwhelming. Below are a couple of correspondences received by Baseball Factory a day after the Little League Experience concluded.
June 1, 2010
Dear Baseball Factory:
I just want to take a moment to say “thank you” for a wonderful baseball experience that my son, my husband, and I were able to share this past weekend at your Little League camp in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. We are so grateful that Kurt got the opportunity to play on the Little League World Series fields and for the excellent instruction from all the coaches. It is easy to tell that they love what they do. A prime example is the sliding instruction exercise. I have never witnessed so many kids and coaches have that much fun at a baseball practice.
To Coach Schilling and all the other coaches, thank you for the effort you put into these camps. You make every participant feel welcome and special. Quite frankly, what initially caught our interest was the opportunity for Kurt to play on the LLWS fields. What we got was so much more than that. It was definitely an experience that we all thoroughly enjoyed and will never forget.
To Coach Masters and Coach Dave of the gray team, thank you for everything, but especially for choosing Kurt for your coaches’ award. It means a great deal to him, and it helps to reinforce a life lesson that we have tried to teach him. In a world that tends to only recognize and reward the biggest, fastest, strongest, or loudest; persistence, hard work, and a positive winning attitude can pay off.
Thanks again for everything.
Karen A. Mace
June 1, 2010
Everyone at The Baseball Factory,
I wanted to let everyone at The baseball Factory know what a fantastic weekend my son had participating in the “The Little League Experience” in South Williamsport. Coach Schilling and his crew exceeded our expectations by a mile. This was the best money we have spent in a long time and the memories will last a lifetime. As a parent, I could not have been more satisfied with every aspect and I know my son feels twice as happy as I do.
For more information on the Little League Experience powered by Baseball Factory, please visit: www.baseballfactory.com; or call: 800-641-4487.
Baseball Factory and Little League International established its strategic partnership in March 2009. This relationship provides youth players with increased player development and college placement opportunities. Little League International and Baseball Factory expect to hold several more fun and skills-rich training camps across throughout the United States. Baseball Factory is the official and exclusive Player Development Partner of Little League International.
The first Little League Experience, powered by The Baseball Factory, was held over Memorial Day weekend at Little League International in South Williamsport, Pa. Little Leaguers (ages 11-12) enjoyed the opportunity to play on the World Series fields as Baseball Factory instructors provided training on how to improve their skills and better their games.
About Baseball Factory
Baseball Factory provides baseball players nationwide with the very best instruction, tournament competition, and college planning and guidance. From day one, Baseball Factory has understood the uncertainty of being a high school player heading to college. That is why Baseball Factory has developed programs to provide players, parents, high school coaches, college coaches, and professional scouts with year round advice and training so that they all can benefit from Baseball Factory's longstanding relationships in the baseball community. For further information, please visit www.baseballfactory.com.