More than 150 baseball and softball coaches and 330 participants overall the German Baseball and Softball Federation (DBV) held its annual ISG/DBV Convention 2018 at the Ahorn-Sportpark in Paderborn, Germany this past weekend. Besides coach clinics in baseball and softball there were also training sessions for umpires and scorers.
The baseball clinic in cooperation with ISG Baseball with speakers Tom O’Connell, Ryan Harrison, Ernie Young, Brian Farley, Georg Bull, Martin Brunner, Matt Kemp, Alper Bozkurt, Stefan Mueller und Philipp Howard covered a wide range of topics. Especially the vision training sessions with Ryan Harrison saw plenty of interest from all participants.
Craig Montvidas, Saskia Kosterink, Judith van den Berg, Carsten Dick and Florian Lautenschläger were the speakers for the softball clinic, which again was organized together with the European Softball Federation (ESF) and its coaches branch European Softball Coaches Association (ESCA).
Additionally a session featured a field clinic with expert Rob Piscatelli of the Neuenburg Atomics. For the first time Major League Baseball also used the DBV Convention in Paderborn as stage for a strength and conditioning workshop with Jeff Krushell, Steve Baumann and Stefan Mueller, which was attended by more than a dozen coaches from European Baseball Academies.