Craig Callan to explore Dodger archives with Emerson Center audience Reply


Craig Callan

The free Emerson Center’s Florida Humanities Series, in partnership with the Florida Humanities Council, will get underway on Thursday, October 12 at 7 p.m. with Historic Dodgertown’s Craig Callan as the season’s inaugural speaker. Callan will speak on “The Dodgers Come to Town: How Big-Time Baseball Found Vero Beach.”

Callan will provide a nostalgic and revealing look at the nearly 70-year history of the Dodgers baseball team’s relationship with Vero Beach. He will recount how local businessman Bud Holman and other neighbors overcame obstacles to launch a Spring Training home for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He will explain how, today, this facility has evolved into Florida’s premier sports and conference center hosting sporting events throughout the year. More…

Chinese National fastpitch softball team to train at Historic Dodgertown Reply


The Beijing Shougang Eagles, the Chinese national women’s fast-pitch softball team, opened their fall training camp at Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida, and will train here through Nov. 22 in preparation for their upcoming season, and with the long term goal to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games. 

The Eagles just completed their inaugural season of playing in the summer U.S. National Pro Fastpitch League. The NPF is the only professional women’s softball league in the United States, and features six teams.  More…

Today anniversary of O’Malley’s induction into Baseball Hall of Fame Reply


On this date in 2008, the National Baseball Hall of Fame holds its Induction Ceremonies in Cooperstown, New York, as Dodger owner Walter O’Malley is one of the inductees in the “Class of 2008.” Elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee on December 3, 2007, O’Malley was the full-time owner of the Dodgers, the most accomplished franchise in the modern era, from 1950-79.

In 1999, ABC Sports Century Panel named visionary O’Malley in its Top 10 Most Influential People “off the field” in sports history, while The Sporting News named O’Malley the 11th Most Powerful Person in Sports in the last century. O’Malley is widely-recognized for the westward expansion of baseball in 1958 and for helping to design, build, maintain and privately finance Dodger Stadium, which opened on April 10, 1962. More…

Historic Dodgertown to host Independence Day youth baseball tournament Reply

Letter writing opportunity to support Operation Gratitude available during the holiday tournament


Youth baseball teams will celebrate this holiday weekend by playing in Historic Dodgertown’s Independence Day Tournament. The teams, from as far as Indiana, Georgia and throughout Florida, represent players from 12U to 18U.

Historic Dodgertown is also pleased to support Operation Gratitude and offer participants and guests a letter writing opportunity during the tournament, which will be delivered to troops serving our country. 

Tables will be set up between Fields 1 and 2 (on Vin Scully Way) with paper, pens and colored markers so players, families and guests can take a moment to thank active servicemen and women. Following the tournament, Historic Dodgertown will send all the letters to Operation Gratitude for their dissemination. Participants can know their words will encourage someone abroad. More…

Historic Dodgertown’s annual Memorial Day Invitational set to welcome teams from across the state Reply


Historic Dodgertown, one of the nation’s most popular tournament destinations, will welcome nearly 50 youth teams and their families this weekend at the annual Memorial Day Invitational, a baseball tournament for youth ages 9 to 14.

Families from throughout Florida, from as far as Jacksonville to Miami, will travel to Vero Beach for the three-day tournament. Game times are scheduled throughout each day, from 8 a.m. under blue skies to 8 p.m. under the lights. The public is invited to attend and tickets are priced at just $5 per person each day. Concession stands will be open and parking is free. 

Historic Dodgertown provides tournament participants an experience not found elsewhere.

From 1948-2008, Historic Dodgertown was the Spring Training home of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. Today, the same fields and facilities used by the tournament teams are the same as trained and played on by Hall of Famers from Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella and Sandy Koufax, to managers Walter Alston and Tommy Lasorda, and to recent inductees Pedro Martinez and Mike Piazza, both of whom started their careers right here at Dodgertown in Vero Beach. 

In 2012, Historic Dodgertown opened the Quad, a set of four fields designed for youth baseball and accordance with girls and women’s softball regulations. Recently the State Junior College Softball Championships and the State High School Softball Championships were held at the Quad.

Historic Dodgertown welcomes tournaments and games throughout the year in the sports of baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, rugby, football, and land training for water sports. In addition the conference center, including hotel villa rooms and recreational amenities (pool, tennis, basketball, sand volleyball, paths and fields for recreation), hosts business meetings, parties, retreats, reunions and social gatherings.

To learn more about Historic Dodgertown, please visit or call (772) 569-4900.

State softball finals on now at Historic Dodgertown Reply


Semi-Finals today, finals tomorrow at Historic Dodgertown.

The top high school softball teams in the State of Florida will converge onto Historic Dodgertown to compete for the Florida State Championship in each of the nine (9) respective classifications. Regional Finals have concluded around the state to determine which high schools have advanced to the State Softball Finals. This four-day event will include 36 teams competing in semi-final rounds on Wednesday and Friday then championship rounds Thursday and Saturday.

This is the first year of a new three-year agreement with the FHSAA, which is proudly hosted by the Treasure Coast Sports Commission, Historic Dodgertown, Indian River County Parks and Recreation, Indian River County, and St. Lucie West Centennial High School. More…

Florida Junior College Women’s Softball Championships at Historic Dodgertown Reply

Games begin tomorrow and continue through the weekend

The 2017 Florida Junior College Women’s Softball Championship will be played at Historic Dodgertown beginning Friday, April 28 through Sunday, April 30. Sixteen teams from across the state will compete for the title, and the top two winners will move on to play in the Junior College World Series next month in St. George, Utah.

The tournament, in its third consecutive year played at Historic Dodgertown, is co-hosted by the Treasure Coast Sports Commission and Historic Dodgertown. The teams will play their games at the Quad area, a recent addition to the property, consisting of four softball fields, each with its own outdoor batting cage and warm-up pitcher’s mound. Players, coaches, families and friends will stay at multiple hotels throughout Vero Beach and the Treasure Coast, adding to the economic impact in the region.

The championship event opens Friday with the following schedule. Games will be played that evening beginning at 4 p.m. in accordance with the double elimination format. The tournament continues Saturday and Sunday with morning and evening games. More…

Canadian football team to practice this week at Historic Dodgertown Reply


The Saskatchewan Roughriders are returning to Historic Dodgertown for their  2017 mini-camp from Tuesday, April 25 to Thursday, April 27. The Riders football operations staff, led by Chris Jones, John Murphy and Jeremy O’Day, along with the complete coaching staff will be in attendance to conduct the workouts

 More than 40 players are expected at camp, including the team’s five quarterbacks: Bryan Bennett, Brandon Bridge, Kevin Glenn, GJ Kinne and Vince Young. The rest of the camp roster will be made up of CFL rookies or players with previous professional experience but entering their first year in the Canadian Football League.

All practices are open to the public. More…

Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League to hold 2017 Spring Camp at Historic Dodgertown Reply

Free agent tryout to be held on Saturday, April 8

The Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League return to Historic Dodgertown April 10-12 for their 2017 Spring Camp. This marks the Alouettes third visit to Historic Dodgertown for their Spring Camp, having previously come in 2014 and 2015.

Prior to Spring Camp, the Alouettes will hold a free agent tryout on Saturday, April 8.

“We are very happy to be back at the Historic Dodgertown complex, which is a great place for our coaches, players and staff to get ready for our regular season,” said General Manager Kavis Reed. “The proximity of everything makes our camp so much more functional, as does their very helpful staff. It is also very special for our organization to return to a place where the Montreal Royals, who we once shared our home field with, used to hold their training camp.” More…

It’s a four-sport weekend at Historic Dodgertown. Reply


For the first time in Dodgertown’s 70-year history, baseball, softball, rugby and lacrosse teams take to the fields over the same weekend.

This weekend’s teams are:

ATAVUS/USA Girls Rugby

BSE Agency, Inc and CRBL – boys baseball from Quebec, Canada

iJUCO Crossover Softball

Red Water Lacrosse

Historic Dodgetown Baseball Classic featuring the University of Pittsburgh and Siena College

Historic Dodgertown’s 80-acre property boasts 10 full fields and one half-field, batting cages and locker rooms, on-site housing and dining, giving players the ultimate in a major league experience. The grounds crew team is coordinating equipment for rugby on the 100’ x 130’ multi-sport field, setting up Holman Stadium and baseball fields for baseball and softball, and marking the lines to convert baseball outfields for lacrosse.

Historic Dodgertown was the Spring Training home of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1948-2008. Today Historic Dodgertown is a multi-use sports and conference center welcoming teams, corporate and leadership training, community events, family reunions and more. Our 80-acre property features 89 hotel villa rooms, pristine fields, athletic locker rooms and training rooms, plus recreational amenities including a competition-sized swimming pool with oversized deck, lighted tennis and basketball courts, a sand volleyball court, a fitness room, paths and trails for walking and jogging, and more. 

To book your team for games and training at Historic Dodgertown, please call (772) 569-4900 or email

Historic Dodgertown opens 2017 sports season with Presidents’ Day Tournament Reply


Dodgertown LogoMore than 1,300 athletes ages 9 to 18 representing 87 teams, plus coaches, families and friends from 12 states and Canada, will meet in Vero Beach this weekend for Historic Dodgertown’s annual Treasure Coast Presidents’ Day Challenge tournament.

The Treasure Coast Presidents’ Day Challenge, co-sponsored by the Treasure Coast Sports Commission, kicks off the busy spring sports season at Historic Dodgertown. The tournament’s size and scope expands to games also being played at South County Regional Park as well as Lakewood and Lawnwood Park in St. Lucie County. 

Historic Dodgertown hosts seven weekend and weeklong tournaments each year in addition to other teams, sports and organizations who utilize the facility for their games, training, conferences and retreats.  More…

Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodger Randy “Handsome Ransom” Jackson returns to Historic Dodgertown on Feb. 18 for a visit and book signing Reply

Dodgertown LogoRandy “Handsome Ransom” Jackson, who played for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1956-58, will make his first visit to Historic Dodgertown since his playing days, on Saturday, Feb. 18. Ransom, who turned 91 on Feb. 10, will take a walk down memory lane, and share those memories with Historic Dodgertown visitors and Presidents’ Day Tournament participants.

Jackson recently published an autobiographical memoir in which he chronicles his life from growing up in Arkansas to being signed to take over for Jackie Robinson, only to quickly discover nobody replaces a legend like Jackie. More…

South Korean baseball team in Vero Beach for spring training Reply


The South Korean baseball team, the Wyverns, has taken to the fields at Historic Dodgertown

The South Korean baseball team, the Wyverns, has taken to the fields at Historic Dodgertown

The SK Wyverns return to Historic Dodgertown, making this the sixth consecutive year the team has held their Spring Training in Vero Beach. The team’s Spring Training opens today.

The Wyverns of the professional Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) recently introduced American Trey Hillman as the team’s field manager. This is Hillman’s first season managing in the KBO. His previous managerial experience was with the Kansas City Royals (2008-2010), and the Japanese Professional Baseball Pacific League Nippon Ham Fighters (2003-2007). Hillman also coached for the Los Angeles Dodgers (2010-2013) and Houston Astros (2014-2016). He also managed in the Minor Leagues for 12 seasons. More…

Rowing club 10,000 meter ‘Erg-A-Thon’ Feb. 11 Reply

More than 60 student athletes to participate in the 10K Erg-a-thon in Vero Beach


Vero Beach Rowing is organizing their third annual Erg-a-thon on Saturday, February 11th at Vero Strength + Conditioning from noon to 2:00pm.  Each participating high school level rower will row 10,000 meters on a rowing machine called an ‘erg’ to help raise funds for the construction of a new community boathouse and rowing facility at MacWilliam Park, an area with calmer waters and ideal for rowing activities.   

This year’s goal is to raise $10,000, and a GoFundMe page has been set up for donations as follows: More…

Umpire training academy taking place at Historic Dodgertown Reply


t1larg-umpires1More than 80 men and one woman are learning the rules of the game of baseball and practicing calling balls and strikes at the Minor League Baseball (MiLB) Umpire Training Academy, currently taking place at Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida, through the end of January.

The MiLB Umpire Academy is the country’s only all-inclusive program, preparing aspiring umpiring professionals on the technical side – and nuances – of the game. The Umpire Training Academy has been held at Historic Dodgertown since 2010.

Students come from all walks of life, and from all over the world to attend the training academy. For example: More…

Historic Dodgertown welcomes the North Greenville University football team Reply

Team will be in Vero Beach in advance of its NCAA Division II playoff game


Historic Dodgertown is proud to welcome the North Greenville University Crusaders, as the football team prepares for its NCAA Division II playoff game on Saturday.

Historic Dodgertown, best known as the Spring Training home of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1948-2008, is no stranger to football.

Since the 1970s, the National Football League, the Canadian Football League and collegiate football programs have utilized Historic Dodgertown’s outdoor and indoor training facilities, meeting space and dining room to prepare for the regular season or playoff games. More…

South Florida Winter League held at Historic Dodgertown Reply

Up to 15 players expected to be drafted from the SFWL, held at Historic Dodgertown


More than 65 players from across the United States and the Dominican Republic traveled to Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach to participate in the South Florida Winter League with the hope of being drafted to play in the Independent League. Scouts and personnel from various teams, including Major League Baseball, have been watching the players practice and play each day.

Tomorrow is the much anticipated Draft Day. More…

First ever rugby training camp held at Historic Dodgertown Reply

2016 ATAVUS Men's Residence Camp, Vero Beach Florida

2016 ATAVUS Men’s Residence Camp, Vero Beach Florida

ATAVUS Rugby, a leader in rugby training and tournaments, wrapped up a week-long training camp at Historic Dodgertown, and despite heavy rains earlier in the week, gave a thumbs-up for the condition of the fields, meeting rooms and overall experience.

“We had all the tools we needed for the players to succeed,” said camp director Matt Trouville, who said ATAVUS chose Historic Dodgertown after researching all the best facilities. Trouville, originally from Sydney, Australia, is a member of the U.S. Men’s National Team.

Rugby is the fastest-growing team sport. In the United States, there are more registered rugby players than anywhere in the world. More…

On the Road to the Hall of Fame Reply


Dodgertown LogoIn celebration of the upcoming National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony weekend (July 22-25), Historic Dodgertown will share highlights of the Dodger inductees and their special connection to this iconic complex. The posts will be made on Historic Dodgertown’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat accounts, as well at

Eleven players and executives, plus three broadcasters, were inducted with their Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodger affiliations. Their unique connection to Historic Dodgertown, the Dodgers’ spring training complex from 1948-2008, allowed each of the men to transform their talents on the road to the Hall of Fame. More…

Historic Dodgertown and Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game Reply

Millions of baseball fans enjoyed last night’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game, and as more than 500 youth and coaches from Youth Baseball are playing at Historic Dodgertown this week and dreaming of the big leagues, here is a little All-Star Game trivia related to Vero Beach.
July 8, 1980 – The only All-Star Game in Dodger Stadium history is played. The architect of Dodger Stadium is Captain Emil Praeger, the same man who designed Holman Stadium in Dodgertown.
image005July 9, 1996 – Mike Piazza is named the MVP of the All-Star Game in Philadelphia. Piazza played for the Vero Beach Dodgers in the Florida State League, their first Hall of Fame player as he will inducted into the Hall of Fame in July, 2016. Seen to the right is Mike in his Vero Beach Dodgers uniform.

July 11, 1995 – Hideo Nomo is the starting pitcher for the National League in the All-Star Game played in Arlington, Texas. Nomo is the first Japanese born player to play in the major leagues in 30 years. Nomo is a founding partner of Historic Dodgertown, along with Peter O’Malley, Terry Seidler and Chan Ho Park.

July 14, 1995 – Ramon Martinez pitched a no-hitter at Dodger Stadium against the Florida Marlins. Martinez pitched for Vero Beach in the Florida State League in 1987.

Sawbones vs. Jawbones charity softball game set for Sat. at Holeman Stadium Reply


Dodgertown LogoHistoric Dodgertown will host a charity softball event this Saturday, May 14th, at 10 a.m. to benefit United Way of Indian River County. The event, “Sawbones vs. Jawbones,” will feature local doctors playing against local attorneys in a game of softball in Holman Stadium.

“We’re looking forward to the game,” shared local attorney Bobby Guttridge, who will be participating in this weekend’s event. “We will have a few new faces this year, but it’s become a friendly rivalry. The doctors won last year, and we’re hoping to reclaim the trophy on Saturday.”

This event will raise money to continue to help those in need in our local community. All proceeds of this event will be donated to United Way of Indian River County.

United Way of Indian River County is a locally governed and managed non-profit organization consisting of eight full time staff and run by an all volunteer Board of Directors. They are one of 1,300 locally run United Way affiliates in the country. Last year over 700 volunteers from the community helped further United Way’s activities and goals.

Gates open at 9 a.m. The entrance fee for the game is $5 per person donation or $10 for the family. Concessions will be available.

Hall of Famer, Nideo Nomo, visits Historic Dodgertown Reply


Nomo is a founding partner of Historic Dodgertown and visits from Japan on occasion to welcome teams and see the enhancements to the 80-acre facility.

Japan Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Hideo Nomo returned to Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida on Tuesday, April 12 and points out his replica baseball card during the installation of Historic Dodgertown’s Hall of Fame Wall.

Historic Dodgertown has unveiled a wall of 143 replica baseball cards honoring Hall of Famers who have either played or appeared at iconic Holman Stadium.

Fans are invited to get a first look at the wall, located at the first base entrance to Holman Stadium, this Friday, April 15th at the 3rd Annual Jackie Robinson Celebration Game.

Nomo is a founding partner of Historic Dodgertown and visits from Japan on occasion to welcome teams and see the enhancements to the 80-acre facility.

Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos to hold mini-camp at Historic Dodgertown April 16-19 Reply

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The Edmonton Eskimos, who won the Canadian Football League’s 2015 Grey Cup Championship, are returning to Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida for their mini-camp on April 16-19, according to Craig Callan, Historic Dodgertown Vice President.

The Eskimos held their mini-camp at Historic Dodgertown prior to their championship season when they amassed a league-leading 14-4 record and wrapped up the 2015 Grey Cup title with a 26-20 win over Ottawa on November 29. The Eskimos are one of the five Western Division teams in the CFL and have won 14 Grey Cup Championships. More…

Historic Dodgertown to host mini-camp for Canadian football team Reply


ROUGHRIDERSThe Saskatchewan Roughriders, one of the five Western Division teams in the Canadian Football League, will hold their mini-camp at Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida on April 10-12, it was announced today by Craig Callan, Historic Dodgertown Vice President.

The Roughriders will practice on Sunday, April 10 and Monday, April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and on Tuesday, April 12 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. All practices are open to the public.

Saskatchewan is led by Chris Jones, who is in his first season as Vice President of Football Operations, General Manager and Head Coach. Last December, Jones became the 46th head coach and 16th General Manager in club history, dating back to 1910. In 2015, Jones was the head coach of Edmonton and guided the Eskimos to a 14-4 record and captured the Grey Cup Championship with a 26-20 win over Ottawa. Jones and the Eskimos started preparing for their successful season by holding their mini-camp on April 17-21, 2015 at Historic Dodgertown. More…

Umpire room at Historic Dodgertown honors Bruce Froemming Reply


Retired umpire Bruce Froemming

Retired umpire Bruce Froemming

In honor of Bruce Froemming, the longest tenured Major League Baseball umpire for consecutive service, Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida officially named its umpire room the “Bruce Froemming Umpire Room” today, according to Craig Callan, Vice President, Historic Dodgertown.

Froemming learned of the honor when Callan made the surprise announcement during the Florida Spring Training meeting for 100 minor league umpires at the Jackie Robinson Room at Historic Dodgertown. Ed Rapuano, a MLB Umpire Supervisor, opened the meeting and read numerous congratulatory notes to Froemming from past umpiring peers after Callan’s announcement. A biography and photos of him adorn the walls in the “Bruce Froemming Umpire Room” and a sign was placed on the exterior door.

Upon his 2007 retirement, Froemming had 37 full seasons of consecutive service, the most in MLB history. Besides Hall of Famer Bill Klem, Froemming is only the second umpire to work more than 5,000 major league games.

“This is well-deserved recognition of Bruce’s extraordinary career and now and forever he will have his name on the umpire room,” said Peter O’Malley, Historic Dodgertown Chairman. “Bruce had the respect of players and fellow umpires. We first connected when I was Dodgertown camp director in the early 1960’s and Bruce was a minor league umpire in the Northwest League. We’ve been friends for a long time.”

Dodger President Walter O’Malley encouraged National League umpire Al Barlick to allow Froemming, then a minor league umpire, to work behind home plate for a 1970 major league exhibition game at Holman Stadium. After that game, Washington Manager Ted Williams praised Froemming for his excellent work.

Froemming’s first season in the N.L. was 1971. He umpired five World Series (1976, 1984, 1988, 1990 and 1995) and a record 11 major league no-hitters. He was first base umpire for Dennis Martinez’s perfect game at Dodger Stadium in 1991. Froemming’s 111 career postseason games worked are the most in baseball history.

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Froemming is MLB’s Special Assistant to the Vice President of Umpiring. He and his wife, RoseMarie, were longtime residents of Vero Beach.




Historic Dodgertown to host President’s Day Challenge tournament 1

Teams from 13 states, Canada and Venezuela to participate


HistoricDodgertown_PresDayHistoric Dodgertown and the Treasure Coast Sports Commission are set to welcome the largest and most diversely represented Presidents’ Day Tournament Powered By BOOMBAH in the event’s history. Thirteen states, Canada and Venezuela will have teams participating in the 10u–18u divisions, totaling 86 teams. The event will be held February 13-15 at Historic Dodgertown, as well as Lawnwood and Lakewood Parks. More…

Historic Dodgertown Classic opens Division I college baseball season Reply


Dodgertown LogoHistoric Dodgertown will welcome four prominent Division I universities this coming February for another new event to the Vero Beach community. In conjunction with the Treasure Coast Sports Commission, the Historic Dodgertown Classic presented by Donadio & Associates and Velde Ford Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center will welcome University of Pittsburgh, The Ohio State University, University of Toledo and Niagara University February 19th – 21st, 2016.

“The Treasure Coast Sports Commission is excited to partner with Historic Dodgertown in hosting the Historic Dodgertown Classic”, said Rick Hatcher, Executive Director of the Treasure Coast Sports Commission. “This is going to be a first class NCAA Division I Baseball tournament at a first class venue. This will be a perfect opportunity for baseball fans in the area, to come out and catch some great baseball.” More…

Vero Beach tennis team wins state tournament 1

Front Row- Kammie Bilardello, Katie Oess, Nick Liguori/captain, Mark Hanlon,Betsy Sturgis Back Row-Julie Gravlee, Derek Dorado, Sid Sutton, Frank Schlitt

Front Row- Kammie Bilardello, Katie Oess, Nick Liguori/captain, Mark Hanlon,Betsy Sturgis Back Row-Julie Gravlee, Derek Dorado, Sid Sutton, Frank Schlitt


The Hidden Palms 8.0 Mixed team went undefeated (6-0) this weekend and defeated Escambia in the finals 2-1. We now will represent Florida at the National Championships
in Tucson, AZ November 20-22nd.

Results from today at the Daytona USTA Tennis Center: More…

Commissioner of Major League Baseball visits Historic Dodgertown Reply


Rob D. Manfred, Jr. became the ninth Commissioner of Baseball to visit world-famous Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, Florida this week. Manfred, who became Commissioner of Baseball on January 25, 2015, met with youth campers and instructors, comprised of many former major leaguers, at the first-ever Elite Development Invitational, operated by USA Baseball and initiated by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association. The two-week camp at Historic Dodgertown, with 160 youth, ages 13-16, is designed to provide player development opportunities to top prospects from minority or underserved communities throughout the country.

The curriculum has focused on overall character development, strength and conditioning, arm care, MLB scout and college recruiter interaction, NCAA compliance, umpire education/interaction and media training. The camp, which concludes this Thursday, is part of the newly-announced $30 million joint initiative to improve growth in youth baseball and softball by MLB and MLBPA. More…

Historic Dodgertown and Softball Factory announce long-term partnership Reply


Dodgertown LogoHistoric Dodgertown and Softball Factory today announced the signing of a three-year partnership providing the latter’s use of the Historic Dodgertown facility in Vero Beach. The facility will be known as the Southern Home of Softball Factory.

Softball Factory, a division of Factory Athletics, is the leader in developing softball talent and helping educate players on the college recruiting process. Since its creation in 1994, Factory Athletics has helped place over 75,000 players in college programs that suited their best interests as student athletes. These players have received an astounding $1 Billion in college scholarships. Factory Athletics’ system of world class instruction and life-changing experiences provides players with unique player development opportunities that lead to future success both on the field and in the classroom. More…