The one-day clinic is available for 9U through 13U players 

For Immediate Release 

BRANSON, Missouri – As Major League Spring Training and high school tournaments remind us that baseball season is finally here, Ballparks of America will welcome younger players to come and experience life as a big leaguer for a day. “Opening Day at Ballparks of America” will offer 9U to 13U players the chance to come and learn from former players that live and breathe baseball just like them. 

The Opening Day clinic – powered by Rawlings – will be held on March 15th at Ballparks of America from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Players will rotate through stations learning about pitching, hitting, infield skills and outfield skills from former players that now work at Ballparks of America, including: 

  • Scott Bailes, Major League Baseball 
  • Brad Margolin, Washington University (St. Louis) 
  • Garrett Woods, Drury University 
  • Brandon Winder, Mineral Area College 
  • Tyler Franc, St. Ambrose University 

Players will get to visit the Rawlings Mobile HitLab during the clinic. Lunch will be provided on-site for all registered players, and they will all get to compete in a game to end the day on one of Ballparks of America’s 2/3-scale replicas of a Major League field. 

“Spring Training during Spring Break – what a great way to kick off the 2023 baseball season!  We’re so excited to host this one-of-a-kind baseball experience at the coolest baseball facility in the country,” says Scott Bailes, General Manager of Ballparks of America. 

Registration is now open at for $80 per player with registration closing on March 13th. For more information about the clinic, call our team at (417) 464-6333 or email our staff at


Ballparks of America is a premier 10U-14U youth baseball and softball facility located in Branson, Missouri, one of America’s favorite family vacation destinations. Our signature features are our on campus stay and play suites and our two-thirds scale replicas of 5 classic American ballparks, complete with the dimensions and elements that make each of these iconic stadiums unique. The latest technology in synthetic turf provides the most consistent playing surface throughout the summer season, complete with covered dugouts, bullpen areas, Musco lighting and stadium-style seating at various fields for an MLB experience. Ballparks of America is a member of the SF Network, the nation’s largest and fastest growing network of sports facilities and is operated by the industry-leader in outsourced operations, Sports Facilities Companies


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