After the successful clinic last January, the German Baseball and Softball Federation (DBV) and the International Sports Group (ISG) are organizing once again a DBV/ISG Academy in Darmstadt. From January 16th to 18th 2009 numerous speakers are going to present their philosophies in Baseball and Softball, helping to develop the game in Germany and Europe.
The all inclusive package for the three days from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon costs 199€. However you can also book different packages. Registration is open till December 15th.
Greg Frady: He is the head coach of the German National Team and led them from Pool B to two fourth-place finishes at European Championships, which brought Germany back into the Baseball World Cup tournaments. Since June 2006 Frady is also head coach of the Georgia State University.
Tom O’Connell: He is working as a coach since 36 years and was the first high school coach to be named president of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). Since 1993 he is travelling through Germany and Europe as a envoy coach for Major League Baseball. The last eight years he is organizing baseball clinics in Europe for ISG. He also works as a scout for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Dana Cavalea: The 28-year-old New York native was named strength and conditioning coordinator for the Major League team of the New York Yankees. He worked as a conditioning coach for the Bronx Bombers from 2003 to 2006. Cavalea also worked for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Toronto Blue Jays. He founded of the Major League Strength company, which consults coaches in the United States in nutrition, performance enhancing and injury preventing.
Kirk Champion: Since seven years the 33-year-old is the minor league pitching coordinator for the 2005 World Series champion Chicago White Sox. Before taking over this job he was a pitching coach in the organization. He also served as pitching coach for Team USA in 2001 and 2006, taking second place in the 2001 Baseball World Cup.
Monti Van Brunt: He is the head coach of the 2008 Dutch Women Softball Champion Tex Town Tigers. In his two years with the club he has a 62-19 record (including the playoffs). They were the first team from the east in the Netherlands to win a national title. In the past three years he is teaching at clinics for the International Softball Federation (ISF). In 2004 and 2006 he worked with the Chinese Women Softball Team as hitting/bench coach and consultant. In 1995 he played Rookie ball in the New York Mets and Anaheim Angels organizations.
Georg Bull (Head Coach Mannheim Tornados, German Baseball Academy), Michael Harder (DBV Coach Instructor), Walter Hospelt (Psychologist)