BBF: SAT 6 APRIL 2019 PROGRAMME

Event: British Baseball Federation Opening Day

Day: Sat 6th April 2019 

Where: Farnham Park, Beaconsfield Rd, Slough SL2 3BP, UK

Fields (4x): 

 

  1. Dimensions (90ft diamond):
    Left Field - 320ft
    Centre Field - 393ft
    Right Field - 342ft

  2. Dimensions (90ft diamond):
    Left Field - 330ft
    Centre Field - 400ft
    Right Field - 330ft

  3. Dimensions (60ft diamond):
    Left Field - 330ft

      Centre Field - 400ft

      Right Field - 330ft

4.  Dimensions (60ft diamond): 

      Left Field - 285ft
      Centre Field - 285ft
      Right Field - 285ft

 

NOTE: All fields grass with skinned infields. The complex is for both baseball and softball run by BSUK. 

Entrance: It's free.

Seating: Open space, please bring a chair or a blanket

Parking: It's free but limited. 

Food and drinks: Served all day at Home Plate Cafe (menu link), near field one. Bathrooms, also located at the Cafe.

Weather forecast: High 14C and Low 8C

Sunrise: 6:27 BST

Sundown: 19:43 BST

SCHEDULE 

FIELD ONE: 

IMG link Baseball Camp for Youths (all day)

About: IMG Academy’s baseball academy is the USA's premier program for dedicated baseball players who want to play at the next level and perform at their peak in the classroom.  Coaches with over 200 years of combined experience both competing and coaching in the collegiate and MLB arenas initiate the development as an overall athlete from day one. Inclusive of on-field baseball training, enhancement of playing time and experience through multiple teams, college recruitment exposure, and athletic growth from the strength and mental conditioning realms, the baseball academy student-athletes into the most sought-after athletes at college showcases and beyond. In 2018, over 15 UK domiciled youth players from our clubs attended IMG Baseball Camps in Bradenton, Florida, USA.

 

 

IMG lead coaches: 

 

  • Dan Simonds

  • John Lackaff 

 

Programme and Alumni Accomplishments: 

 

  • 2019, the top-ranked baseball team (high school level) in the US.

  • 185 D1 commitments since 2006

  • 12 National Tournaments won since 2006

  • 34 Student-athletes earned All-American honours

  • 6 Alumni competed in the 2018 Road to Omaha

  • 29 Student-athletes selected in MLB FirstYear Players Draft

  • 30 Alumni have made MLB appearances

 

 

Camp: The aim of the IMG Youth Baseball Camp is to provide insights (the IMG way) on the proper mechanics of playing offence and defence. Further on the development of youth players. 

 

Timings

 

  • 10:00 to 12:00: Ages 14 to 17 years of age (field one). 

  • 12:00 to 13:00 Break 

  • 13:00 to 15:00 Ages 10 to 13 years of age (field one). 

 

 

What to bring: Your baseball gear/clothes, glove, bat, catchers gear if applicable, helmet (if you have one; Otherwise we will have some on site) and baseball shoes. Plus a small snack and water. 

 

 

IMPORTANT: You cannot practise or play on the open space adjacent to any fields The mentioned are not reserved by the BBF and there are penalties imposed if used. We thank you for your co-operation. 

 

 

 

FIELD TWO: 

 

 

IRISH BRITISH BASEBALL CUP

 

The inaugural competition between Ireland's top senior baseball team Dublin Hurricane's vs Britain's top team, the London Mets. The mentioned has been organised by the National Governing Body of baseball for Ireland (Ireland Baseball) and Britain (British Baseball Federation - BBF). 

 

 

Teams: 

Timings field two:

 

 

  • Mets Batting Practice - 10:30

  • Hurricanes Batting Practice - 11:05

  • Hurricanes Infield Practice  - 11:40

  • Mets Infield Practice - 11:55

  • Groundskeeping  - 12:10

  • Plate Conference - 12:25

  • Play ball - 12:30

 

 

Game: One game only, nine innings. 

Baseball to be used: Wilson A1010

Umpires (three-man crew).

 

  • Thomas Haywood (home plate)

  • Gabor Erdos 

  • Robert Dickson

Dugouts: 

  • First base dugout: Dublin Hurricanes

  • Third base dugout: London Mets

 

 

 

IMPORTANT: You cannot practise or play on the open space adjacent to any fields The mentioned are not reserved by the BBF and there are penalties imposed if used. We thank you for your co-operation. 

BBF YoutTube Channel 

 

Irish British Baseball Cup will be streamed live, through the BBF YouTube Channel (starting at 12:00). Please subscribe and tune in (it's free) link.

 

Broadcasters:

 

  • Anthony Baranello (BBF)

  • Peter Kavanagh (Ireland Baseball)

  • Other guests and interviews throughout the broadcast. 

FIELD THREE:

 

Youth Mix-n-Match 

Ages: 11 - 13 years of age

 

Timings: 

 

  • Starting at 10:00 to 12:00

  • All fields break (except field two) for lunch. 

  • 13:00 to 15:00 move over to field one (if you want to take part in the IMG Baseball Clinic for your age group).

 

Players report behind the dugout. Afterwards, you will be matched throughout the day with a team and coach. All games max three innings (max 15 min per inning time clock). Afterwards, take a short break and resume in the queue throughout the day to play with other players. Our aim is to balance the teams based on skill and experience. Hence, we would appreciate your patience. 

 

What to bring:  Baseball gear (clothes), glove, helmet (optional), bat (optional), and baseball shoes. 

 

IMPORTANT: You cannot practise or play on the open space adjacent to any fields The mentioned are not reserved by the BBF and there are penalties imposed if used. We thank you for your co-operation. 

 

 

FIELD FOUR:

 

Youth Mix-n-Match 

Ages: 10 -11 years of age

 

 

Timings: 

 

  • Starting at 10:00 to 12:00

  • All fields break (except field two) for lunch. 

  • 13:00 to 15:00 move over to field one (if you want to take part in the IMG Baseball Clinic for your age group).

 

Players report behind the dugout. Afterwards, you will be matched throughout the day with a team and coach. All games max three innings (max 15 min per inning time clock). Afterwards, take a short break and resume in the queue throughout the day to play with other players. Our aim is to balance the teams based on skill and experience. Hence, we would appreciate your patience. 

 

What to bring:  Baseball gear (clothes), glove, helmet (optional), bat (optional), and baseball shoes. 

 

 

IMPORTANT: You cannot practise or play on the open space adjacent to any fields The mentioned are not reserved by the BBF and there are penalties imposed if used. We thank you for your co-operation. 

 

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