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…
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…
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…
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…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
More 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…
Randy “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…
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…
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: https://www.gofundme.com/ns-vero-beach-rowing-ergathon. More…
More 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…
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…
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…
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…
In 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 http://www.historicdodgertown.com.
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 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.
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.
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…
The 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…
Teams from 13 states, Canada and Venezuela to participate
Historic 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 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…
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…
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 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…
The Moorings Yacht & Country Club presented its fifth annual Wheels and Keels Antique and Exotic Car & Boat Show this past Saturday, April 18 on the first hole of The Moorings golf course. A crowd of car and boat enthusiasts enjoyed a brilliant sunny day, refreshments and a buffet lunch. The event was a fund raiser to benefit the Youth Sailing Foundation of Indian River County and ARC.
Historic Dodgertown, along with the Treasure Coast Sports Commission, are gearing up to welcome a record number of youth baseball teams to the area for Presidents’ Day Weekend February 14th – 16th. Participating in age divisions 10 & under through 18 & under, 82 teams from nine states and Canada will be taking part in this early season tournament. An event that has hosted 60 and 59 teams in each of the least two years, respectively, has grown by 25% in 2015 as Historic Dodgertown continues to receive more national acclaim as a destination for youth sports. More…
Peter O’Malley, Chan Ho Park
Former Major League Baseball pitchers Chan Ho Park and Hideo Nomo were honored by Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan H. “Bud” Selig at the “In the Spirit of the Game” Sports and Entertainment Spectacular as the first-ever recipients of the “Baseball Pioneer” Award. Park and Nomo were recognized at the Foundation’s 12th annual affair at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. Park and Nomo are both founding partners of Historic Dodgertown – Vero Beach, the year-round, multi-sport, training and conference center. Historic Dodgertown Chairman Peter O’Malley, who made the historic signings of the pitchers for the Dodgers, was in attendance. More…
The South Korean baseball team, the Wyverns, will take to the fields at Historic Dodgertown January 15th – February 9th.
Historic Dodgertown to host umpires in training, and South Korean baseball team Historic Dodgertown kicks off 2015 with the arrival of Baseball Youth’s All American Games. Young baseball players, ages 8 – 14, from all over the U.S. will be placed onto teams for this fun, yet highly competitive event. Baseball Youth is a national magazine and tournament organization that hosted its Fall Championship in October, and will be returning for its weeklong Majors Tournament in July of 2015.
Collegiate swim teams, including Canisius College and the College of New Jersey, return to Indian River County to begin preseason training. Schools utilize the North County Aquatic Center for time trial training, while finding the Historic Dodgertown fitness center and Olympic-size pool beneficial for additional training preparation. More…