Pirates Training Center
Baseball & Softball Training for the Next Generation
A game-changing partnership between Matt Bianco, EL1 Sports, and the Pittsburgh Pirates has created the Pirates Training Center: a hub for community-first sporting programs and instructional facilities. Through a state-of-the-art combination of training and technology, we are preparing the next generation of young people not only for baseball and softball, but life off the field, too. From team exercises and seasonal camps to high-level tournaments and 1-on-1 lessons, we will help athletes from all backgrounds and corners of our community gain and build on their experience, level-up their skills, and develop their character while reaping the benefits and joys of our National Pastime.
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About Our Instructors
Great leaders are the benchmark of teaching baseball, softball, and, most of all, life skills. That’s why the Pirates Training Center instructors back their teaching with positivity, great communication, and experience in professional and/or collegiate leagues. Our instructor-to-athlete ratio is low so everyone gets the attention they need, ultimately providing customized curriculum to enhance players’ abilities in every facet of the game.
Where You’ll Find Us
The Pirates Training Center is part of our national EL1 Sports network of training academies designed to support teams and athletes of all ages and skill levels. Each Center is equipped with thousands of square feet of turf, netting, performance enhancement equipment, configurable training stations and next-generation technology like HitTrax, Rapsodo and Diamond Kinetics. We provide an advanced, inspirational and comfortable experience for athletes, coaches and parents.
“Always the best experience. They really want the kids to learn the fundamentals and understand the sport of baseball.”
PROUD YOUTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL TRAINING PARTNER OF MLB
The visionary partnership between EL1 and the Pirates will have a lasting impact on youth sports and communities in Greater Pittsburgh for years to come. But it’s not EL1’s first trip to the Big Leagues. In 2022, the company signed a multi-year partnership with Major League Baseball to support local youth sports ecosystems in MLB cities and around the country. Together we are working to grow the game through access to high-quality baseball and softball facilities and instruction for players of all skill levels and socioeconomic backgrounds.
We Work, You Play
League organizers, coaches, and parents all know this simple truth: on the field and off, there is way more to running a team than meets the eye.
That’s why we developed the Powered By program. It’s a unique suite of services that helps teams with everything from administrative support to supplemental and specialized instruction on-the-turf – freeing-up coaches to do what they do best: coach.