Posted on 22 September 2010.
24th European Baseball Coaching Clinic set for December 11-12 in Holland
Experienced coaches will share their knowledge at the 24th European Baseball Coaching Clinic in Rotterdam, Holland on December 11-12, with 18 sessions on fundamentals of throwing, hitting, pitching, catching, outfield play, situational hitting, teamforming, practice organisation, coaching and coaching third base.
Participants will receive an Official Certificate at the end of the course.
Hotel: The clinic will be held in the Novotel Brainpark in Rotterdam, a comfortable and modern hotel situated only 10 minutes from downtown Rotterdam. The price for a shared double room is 46 euros per person per night and 70 euros for a single room. Breakfast buffet is included.
Travel: Participants can travel to Rotterdam by car, train or plane, with Easyjet flying to Rotterdam from different locations in Europe Travelling to Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport is also possible. The train ride from Amsterdam to Rotterdam takes 25 minutes and costs 20 euros for the round trip.
Clinic Fee: Registration fee for the clinic is 149 euros, including clinic programme, lunch and dinner on Saturday, lunch on Sunday, coffee and tea and a Happy Hour on Saturday evening.
Registration: You can register for the clinic via the official website (www.europeancoachclinic.nl) or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information or answers to questions, e-mail: email@example.com.
JIM JONES has over 45 years of baseball coaching experience at the youth, high school, college, semi-pro and international level. Jim served as assistant coach at Stanford University before becoming Head Coach at the University of Wyoming and then St Mary’s College in California. He is presently retired from teaching and serves as President of International Sports Group Inc. Jim was the European Baseball Coaching Clinic leader in 2001, 2006, 2007 and 2008 and he has helped the development of baseball in the Czech Republic, France, Spain, Portugal, Slovakia and Holland.
REGGIE SMITH played for 17 years in the Major Leagues for the Red Sox, Dodgers, Cardinals and Giants. During his seven years with Boston Red Sox he hit 149 home runs and drove in 536 runs, both team records for a switch hitter. He hit 314 career home runs, won a Gold Glove as an outfielder, appeared in seven All-Star Games and played in four World Series, winning in 1981. Reggie was voted to the Dodgers’ All-Time Best Team by the fans in 2008. After retiring, Reggie became the Minor League Coordinator for the Los Angeles Dodgers and later became the Dodgers’ hitting instructor and first base coach. Reggie was named the hitting instructor for the United States baseball team for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, where Team USA won Gold. More recently, Reggie was a Team USA coach for the 2007 Baseball World Cup, the 2008 Olympics and the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
ANDY MCKAY begins his 13th year as Head Coach and 18th season overall as a coach at Sacramento Community College. In Andy’s first season as the Panthers’ skipper in 1999, his team were California State Champions and he has won the Bay Valley Conference title five times. Before joining the SCC coaching staff, Andy spent one year as a player/coach at the University of Tampa, where he helped guide the Spartans to the Division II National Championship. Coach McKay spends the majority of his time on the field working with his pitching staff and catchers.
STEVE JANSSEN started his coaching career in Belgium as the Head Coach for the national team. From 2000-2006 he was the pitching coach for DOOR Neptunus in Holland, helping the team win national titles in 2003-2005. From 2002-2005, Steve was the pitching coach for the Dutch national team. In 2006, he was an Honorary Coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ AAA team, in 2007 he became Technical Director for the Belgian Baseball Federation and in 2008 he was Head Coach for Sparta/Feyenoord. In 2009, Steve served as Head Coach for DOOR Neptunus as the team won its first title since 2005. Steve won the EBCA Coach of the Year Award and Dutch Coach of the Year Award in 2009 and is now the pitching coach for the Dutch National Team.
CHARLIE URBANUS played 131 games for the Dutch National Team between 1972 and 1986 and as a youth player won the Roel de Mon Award in 1970 and the Ron Fraser Award in 1971. Charlie won club championships in 1979, 1980 and 1986 with Amstel Tijgers. He was Pitcher of the Year in 1973, 1975 and 1980, won the league batting title in 1979 and 1981 and was MVP of the league in 1973 and 1986. As a coach of DOOR Neptunus, Charlie was named Coach of the Year in 1991 and 1993 after championships in both years. In 1993 he won the European Cup II and in 1994 the European Cup I, and from 1989 until 1991 he was the pitching coach for the Dutch National Team. Charlie coached the Dutch Olympic team to a fifth place finish at the Sydney Olympics and in 1997 he was selected for the Dutch Hall of Fame. After coaching Amsterdam Pirates teams for 10 years, he became Head Coach of L&D Amsterdam in 2010.
BRIAN FARLEY played for the St Louis Cardinals as a pitcher at AA level. He also played for teams in both Australia and the Netherlands and in the Netherlands managed Twins Oosterhout and HCAW Bussum. With HCAW, he won the national title in 1998 and the European Cup in 2000 and was honoured as Coach of the Year in 1998. Brian was the pitching coach for the Dutch National Team in 1997 and from 2000-2002 and 2005-2008 and coached the team towards Olympic Games in Sydney and Beijing, World Championships in 2005 and 2007, the World Baseball Classic in 2006 and the Intercontinental Cup that same year. Since 2009, Brian has been a talent coach for the Dutch Federation and field manager for the Dutch Junior Team.
ROBERT EENHOORN is a former player with the Yankees and Angels. He played for the Netherlands in the 1988 Seoul Olympics and in 2000 in Sydney. Robert managed DOOR Neptunus in 1999 and 2001 and was honoured as Coach of the Year in both years. He managed the Netherlands to Gold Medals at the 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2007 European Championships and was the Team Manager at the Olympic Games in Athens and Beijing. Under his direction, the Dutch team finished fourth in the Baseball World Cup in 2005 in Holland and 2007 in Taiwan and won a Silver Medal at the Intercontinental Cup in 2006 in Taiwan. As of 2009, Robert has been Technical Manager for Dutch national teams.
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