Fantastic Opportunity!

UPMC Sports Performance in conjunction with UPMC Sports Medicine is hosting a pre-season functional screening for baseball and softball players ages 12 and older in preparation for the upcoming season. The mission of this screening is to give the player objective starting levels for establishing functional pre-season programs that will prepare them for higher levels of competition in a meaningful and safe progression. 

Areas of concentration will emphasize elements necessary for developing successful skills specific to baseball and softball:

• Arm and Shoulder Strength Testing
• Agility Testing
• Core Strength Testing
• Flexibility Testing
• Speed Tests for Base Running and Showcases

The program is designed for baseball and softball players ages 12 and older. Cost is $40 per player. To register for the event please select one of the start times below.

9 to 11a.m. https://tms.ezfacility.com/OnlineRegistrations/Register.aspx?CompanyID=673&GroupID=1768681%0D

10a.m. to 12 p.m. https://tms.ezfacility.com/OnlineRegistrations/Register.aspx?CompanyID=673&GroupID=1769769%0D

11a.m. til 1 p.m. https://tms.ezfacility.com/OnlineRegistrations/Register.aspx?CompanyID=673&GroupID=1769770%0D

For more information, please contact Ron DeAngelo deangelors@upmc.edu or Lauren Cassano cassanolm@upmc.edu

Welcome a New Sponsor

The PA Coaches Clinic is proud to announce a new addition to our sponsorship team. Originating in 1992, Olde Country Specialties has grown into one of the nation’s premiere fundraising companies. Some unique fundraisers popular with athletic teams are Lotto Raffle Tickets, NFL Football Frenzy Sweepstakes Tickets, Interstate Battery Sales, and Candy Bar Sales. Olde Country Specialties is a long-time supporter of the event and we are proud to have them join the rest of our incredible sponsors. For all your fundraising needs, contact Olde Country Specialties. (Under the 'Promotions & Useful Links' tab, click the 'Fundraising' drop-down for more information.)

Thank you!

For the third consecutive year, we set a record for attendance! Thank you to all of the tremendous clinicians, exhibitors and, of course, the attendees. We are already working on making next year's event bigger and better so we can make it four in a row. Stay posted for updates and information and save the date, JANUARY 11-13, 2018, for the 32nd annual PA Coaches Clinic!

'MEET, GREET & EAT' Sponsored by ON DECK SPORTS

The PA Coaches Clinic has built a reputation for having a friendly, welcoming and entertaining event while still providing a nationally recognized roster of speakers to inform and educate at the highest level. To further enhance the experience, we added a "Meet, Greet & Eat," sponsored by On-Deck Sports, to the 2017 clinic. Attendees were provided a complimentary ballpark style buffet along with beverages - thanks to long-time sponsor, Miller Lite, before ultimately being treated to a exciting session with former Major League closer, John Rocker. The inaugural event was a rousing success and we look forward to continuing with the tradition in 2018. Stay posted for updates and information and get ready to 'Gain an Edge' January 11-13, 2018 at the PA Coaches Clinic.  

FEATURED PRESENTERS

The PA COACHES CLINIC, presented by UPMC SPORTS MEDICINE, wants to thank legendary manager, Bobby Valentine and Hall of Fame coach, Yvette Girouard for leading the way at the 2017 PA Coaches Clinic. Three days of information and entertainment, highlighted by the best in the business. Expect more of the same next year, January 11-13, 2018, at the PA COACHES CLINIC!

'Tune Up' With John Rocker

You wanted more, so we gave you more! For the first time in our 31-year history, the clinic began on Thursday night! Former reliever John Rocker was the featured speaker and he was the life of the party. The fiery closer informed and entertained and provided attendees a memorable opening night. Free food and drinks along with plenty of excitement. That's what you can expect every year at the Thursday Night Tune Up.

DOWNLOAD OUR FREE MOBILE APP

Attention coaches and exhibitors. The PA Coaches Clinic now has a mobile app! Simply visit the app store on your mobile device, search 'PA Coaches Clinic' and download our app for free! Get the latest clinic news and updates and possibly win some cool prizes along the way. And don't forget to FOLLOW us on Twitter and LIKE us on Facebook as well. 'Gain an Edge' and connect with the PA Coaches Clinic today!

Play at PNC Park in 2016!

Attention all high school coaches! Would you like the opportunity to play a game at PNC Park? The Pittsburgh Pirates, proud partner of the PA Coaches Clinic, is offering the opportunity for high school teams to play a varsity game at PNC Park in the spring of 2016. For more details, contact Tyler Lippard at Tyler.Lippard@pirates.com. ‘Gain an Edge’ on the competition and play at PNC Park. Contact Tyler today!

Jim Leyland Commits

Legendary Manager Jim Leyland is scheduled to appear at the 2016 PA Coaches Clinic!

After leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to three straight division titles from 1990 to 1992, Leyland claimed baseball royalty in 1997 when he led the Florida Marlins to a World Series title. In 2006, Leyland became the seventh manager in MLB history to win pennants in both the National and American Leagues when he led the Detroit Tigers to victory in the 2006 America League Championship Series. He is a three-time Manager of the Year Award winner, twice in the National League (1990 and 1992), and once in the American League (2006). He also finished runner-up in 1988 and 1991. He currently serves as a special assistant to the Tigers.