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Baseball "Tryout Clinic" for young players on January 19

01/11/2012, 1:50pm GMT
By London Mets

The London Mets Baseball Club will hold British baseball's first "Tryout Clinic" for talented young players aged 12-19 on Thursday evening, January 19, at the Go Mammoth Indoor Sports Facility in Canary Wharf, with three top coaches in attendance.

The clinic, organised with the British Baseball Federation, will begin at 6.00 pm at the Go Mammoth Indoor Sports Facility in Canary Wharf, with three experienced US university-level coaches to run the session. The evening will give young British-based players the opportunity to experience a mock baseball “tryout”.

Top Coaches

The clinic will be run by three highly-qualified coaches:

JOHN VODENLICH: Former All-American player and Head Baseball Coach at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 2005 NCAA Division III Champions.

MARK FULLER: Speaker/Instructor and Head Baseball Coach of the Cumberland Beavers, Wisconsin. Mark is the former President of the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association and a WBCA Hall of Fame high school coach.

PIETRO SOLLECITO: Team Manager, pitching coach and player for the London Mets National Baseball League  team and a former player for Fordham University.


The clinic will be held at the Canary Wharf Go Mammoth Indoor Sports Facility at 100 Preston's Road, Wood Wharf Business Park, Wood Wharf, London E14 9SB.

The schedule will be:

17:30-18.00: Registration

18:00-18:10: Introduction to the coaches and format

18:10-18:30: Warm Up

18:30-19:30: Specialised instruction and drills (pitching, catching, hitting, fielding)

19:30-20:45: Mock tryout

20:30-21:00: Wrap-up and evaluations


The clinic fee will £12, and numbers are limited.

Please book your place by emailing Pietro Sollecito or ringing him on 07818-411947.

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