EBCA supports clinic in Mulhouse - France
The Ligue d'Alsace, the Mulhouse Royals and EBCA partner for a coaches and players clinic in Mulhouse, France.
The clinic will be taking place Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of December at the Centre Sportif Régional Alsace (CSRA)
5 rue des Frères Lumière FR 68200 Mulhouse.
The clinic will feature Pete Caliendo (IBAF, ISG, Caliendo Sports), Roger LaFrançois (St-Louis Cardinals) and Williams Casacoli (France Baseball).
All information in the attached file.
ISG Winter clinics 2015-2016
Our prime partner ISG kicked off the clinics season with the EBCA Convention, in Lisbon. There is a lot more to come this Winter with the followng dates and locations.
Curacao Winter Clinic
Featuring: Ron Wotus, SF Giants Bench Coach
Team Leader: Jim Jones, ISG
Sweden Coaching Clinic
Featuring: Ron Wolforth, Texas Baseball Ranch; Jeff Messer, Slippery Rock University
Team Leader: Pat Doyle, ISG Board
Featuring: Tim Tschida, retired MLB umpire; Brooks Webb, USA Baseball; Reggie Smith, Former MLB All-Star
Team Leader: Randy Town, ISG Secretary
Czech Republic Coaching Clinic
Featuring: Pete Caliendo, WBSC Technical Commissioner; Chris Carminucci, Arizona Diamondbacks
Team Leader: Jim Jones, ISG Board
German Baseball Federation Clinic
Featuring: Matt Moore, Brian Cain Peak Performance;
Team Leader: Tom O'Connell
Serbia Coaching Clinic
Featuring: Terry Ayers, St. Charles (IL) H. S.; Mark Fuller, Cumberland (WI) H. S.
Team Leader: John Vodenlich, UW-Whitewater
Norway Inaugural Coaching Clinic
Featuring: Mark Fuller, Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association; Marty (Lou) Paulsen, Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association
Team Leader: John Vodenlich, UW-Whitewater
Canada Certification Clinic Vancouver
Featuring: Gene Stephenson, former Wichita State University head coach; Ryan Harrison, Sports Eye Sight
Team Leader: Pete Caliendo, ISG Vice President
EBCA Coach of the Year 2015
On the last day of the 2015 Convention in Lisbon the third EBCA Award Recipient of 2015 was announced. The result of the online-voting made a winner of David Winkler as the 2015 EBCA „Coach of the Year“. Winkler, who for years has had trenemdous results as well as developmental succes with his players, works for the Brno Baseball Academy in the Czech Republic and is the Head Coach of the CBA´s U18 National Team. With his team he finished in third place at the 2015 European U18 Championships. And also had a great showing at the PONY (Colt) World Series, where his team finished in 4th place, which is the best European results to date.
Unfortunately Coach Winkler could not be present in Lisbon. Symbolically for him the award was presented to Andy Berglund. The former Czech Nartional Team Coach is a friend of Winkler´s and was able to deliver a personal thank you note on behalf of David Winkler.
EBCA Awards 2015
After the first two sessions and an interesting hot stove panel discussion with the speakers, EBCA president Georg Apfelbaum opened the social part of the first evening by announcing and presenting two of its annual awards
Lifetime Achievement Award
The EBCA Lifetime Achievement Award 2015 for extensive contributions to European Baseball was awarded to Bill Holmberg. Holmberg is the coach in residence at the FIBS Italian Academy in Tirrenia, involved with the Italian National Teams and a former Pro Scout and Club Coach. He has been in Italy for over a decade and is widely respected by his peers and within MLB. Because he is currently in Taiwan at the WBSC´s new Premier 12 tournament, he send a short video message.
New Grassroots Awards
With its new Grassroots Awards the EBCA is lookin to recognize coaches who have dedicated extensive time at the grassroots level, developing kids programs, clubs and developing programs. The first edition was awarded to Terry Lingenhoel. Terry has been diligently working and building a big and succesful baseball program in Hungary.
Terry , who has been a longtime EBCA member, was in attendance and clearly emotional about the EBCA recognizing his efforts.
The 2015 Convention in Lisbon will continue Saturday with a great lineup of speakers and a lot of interesting topics.
Last call for Lisbon Registration
In less than 48 hours, the 12th EBCA Cinvention will start in Lisbon. A can't miss event for all coaches interested in getting their game to the next level.
Please register online here
You can also register on site upon arrival, if you prefer.