Ripken Baseball & Sports Authority Team Up For Baseball Field Days In Orlando

    Ripken Baseball and Sports Authority Start Spring Early With Introduction of 2016 Baseball Field Days Free clinics to provide baseball fundamentals and on-field instruction to communities throughout Orlando and St. Petersburg. 


    By Jacob Engels


    Ripken Baseball, in partnership with Sports Authority, one of the largest full-line sporting goods retailers in the United States and Puerto Rico, are collaborating to host two free youth Baseball Field Days throughout Orlando and St. Petersburg, Florida. Each Field Day clinic will provide participants with team training exercises that incorporate educational lessons and encompass the joys of baseball.


    “We are thrilled to once again partner with Sports Authority for the opportunity to give back to our youth around the country,” said Colin Clark, Vice President of Brand Marketing for Ripken Baseball. “These clinics are a terrific way to provide young ballplayers with the proper fundamentals of the game and the value of playing the Ripken Way.”


    All registered Field Day participants will receive on-field instruction from Ripken Baseball coaches and engage in a variety of skill stations focused on infield, outfield, pitching, hitting and agility fundamentals. Additionally, representatives from esteemed brands in baseball, including Under Armour, Easton, Rawlings and Wilson, will be on-site to showcase latest products and innovations at the free vendor expo.


    Players and members of the community can also visit the vendor expo for professional fittings, games, prizes and much more. “Providing meaningful youth programs that allow players to learn and play the game they love is incredibly important to us,” said Michael Foss, Chief Executive Officer of Sports Authority.


    “Our partnership with Ripken Baseball to host clinics has given Sports Authority an opportunity to provide educational programs that not only enrich the lives of youth but also the communities where they play.”


    Ripken Baseball and Sports Authority instructors will lead the clinics in Orlando on January 30 and St. Petersburg on February 6 during morning (9am–12pm) and afternoon (1–4pm) sessions. The first 150 youth players, ages 6–12, who register online will be guaranteed a spot in one of the two sessions per day.


    The events are also open to parents, friends and members of the community who are interested in supporting and taking part in the day’s events.



    Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post & Seminole County Post. He is a seasoned political operative who has led numerous statewide political groups and has worked on several high-profile local, statewide, and national races. Jacob has been interviewed on national television & radio programs, with his work having been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and other publications nationwide. He can be reached at