The Blue Bay Curaçao Baseball Week 2016 organizes free kids clinics and coach seminars for the baseball youth and baseball coaches! The seminars are organized on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of November at the Renaissance Resort & Casino and the Tio Daou Ball Park. The kids will be in action on Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th of November and Thursday December 1st at the Tio Daou Ball Park.

International Speakers

The seminars are made possible in cooperation with the KNBSB and University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.  Besides several lectures, the coaches will also attend a practice session on the field. International speakers will travel to Curaçao to share their insight and experience with the local coaches in order to broaden their knowledge. John Vodenlich and Jerry Weinstein (University of Wisconsin – Whitewater) are coming from the United States and are tackling subjects as: pregame preparations, outfield and base coaching. The KNBSB speaker Sidney de Jong will tackle the subject catching and hitting, and will be assisted by Steve Janssen and Eugene Kingsale. Registration for the seminars is still possible through the website: http://www.curacaobaseballweek.com/coach-seminars. Participation is free and lunch and drinks are provided.

Trip to an MLB game

Vincent Zrour, organizer of the CBW: “A wonderful event is starting next week and the dreams of lots of kids will become a reality. We have so much talent on our Island who more and more often shows that they can reach the world top. This is the opportunity for the kids and all the baseball fans on the Island to see their heroes in action and to learn from them. Dare to dream! Every kid that plays baseball on Curaçao can register for the clinics at their coach for free on the website: http://www.curacaobaseballweek.com/kids-clinics. Participation is free.

Hensley Meulens: “We are going to choose two kids from every clinic on the bases of their effort, desire to learn and talent. These kids will go with one parent to a MLB game in Miami. This means 12 kids in total. This is for sure a wonderful experience”. Meulens is one of the coaches that will choose the kids.

The categories Pre Infantil (14:30 – 16:00) and the Minor League (17:00 – 18:30) are expected on Monday November 28th at the Tio Daou. The same Minor League kids can participate Tuesday 29th of November in an extra clinic. During that afternoon, the MLB will organize the so-called Pitch, Hit & Run program from 14:30 till 17:00 o’clock. On Wednesday November 30th it is the turn for the Junior (14:30 – 16:00) and the Little League (17:00 – 18:30). On Thursday 1st of December the MLB will again organize the Pitch, Hit & Run Program, this time for the Little League category. At 18:00 starts the Junior League All Star Game at the Tio Daou Ball Park, free entrance.

More information about Curaçao Baseball Week:

http://curacaobaseballweek.com & www.facebook.com/curacaobaseballweek