Since last weekend the registration for the German Baseball and Softball Clinic “DBV Academy” is open. Organized by the German Baseball and Softball Federation (DBV) in cooperation with the International Sports Group the three-day event will be held from January 14 to 16, 2011 at the Ahorn Sportpark in Paderborn. Thanks to the indoor facilities there will be several seminars with a more practical approach than usually at such clinics. For example while the program isn’t announced yet, it is already known that Greg Frady and Kai Gronauer will demonstrate some drills at the gym during the weekend. Besides seminars on Baseball and Softball there also will be a workshop for marketing and public relations on Saturday afternoon.
- Speakers Baseball Clinic: Greg Frady (Head Coach German National Team, Georgia State University), Georg Bull (Deutsche Baseball Akademie, Head Coach Mannheim Tornados), Tom O’Connell (ISG), Charlie Greene (former MLB Catcher, Milwaukee Brewers), Dave Schuler (Pitching Coach in Colorado Rockies Organization), Kai Gronauer (Catcher, New York Mets Organization, German National Team)
- Speakers Softball Clinic: Liliana Rossetti (FIBS, former German National Team Coach), Udo Dehmel (Head Coach German Junior National Team), Stephanie Küpers (Pitching Coach German Junior National Team), Christina Lipp (Hitting Coach, Strength and Conditioning German Junior National Team)
As already mentioned registration is open since last weekend and will be until January 9th, 2011. The Baseball Coaches Clinic at the DBV Academy costs €120 for the complete weekend, the Softball Coaches Clinic €100 (only Saturday and Sunday) and the Marketing/PR Workshop €25. Prices for the Baseball and Softball Clinics are including lunch and dinner. Organizers also offer special rates at the official hotel of the clinic, the “Best Western Premier Arosa Hotel” in Paderborn. Under the keyword “DBV” you can book double rooms for €78 per night and single rooms for €59 per night. Prices are including breakfast and Wi-Fi.