Nationals Launch 2010 Youth Clinics

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | 7/07/2010 10:39:00 AM | , , , , | 0 comments »

Press Release:

The Washington Nationals will launch their 2010 Youth Clinics presented by Smithfield on Thursday, July 8, when they host 100 children from the DC RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) Program at Nationals Park. As part of the Nationals’ efforts to stimulate involvement in youth baseball and softball programs in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas, the Nationals will host a series of youth baseball clinics throughout the season. These clinics are free of charge and include hands on instruction from Nationals coaches who will offer tips on the art of batting, fielding and pitching, as well as participate in a Q&A about baseball and life.

Following the clinic, Nationals Outfielder Roger Bernadina will sign autographs for the kids in attendance. Each participant will also receive two tickets to an upcoming Nationals game, lunch and a co-branded equipment bag, courtesy of Smithfield.

The following Nationals coaches are scheduled to participate*:
o Rick Eckstein, Hitting Coach
o Tim Foli, Special Advisor to the GM, Player Development
o Jim Lett, Bullpen Coach
o Pat Listach, Third Base Coach
o Jose Martinez, Bullpen Pitcher
o Julian Martinez, Bullpen Catcher
o Steve McCatty, Pitching Coach
o Mike McGowan, Assistant Athletic Trainer
o John McLaren, Bench Coach
o Dan Radison, First Base Coach
o Nilson Robledo, Bullpen Pitcher
*Subject to Change

· Saturday, July 10 – Dreams for Kids
· Wednesday, July 28 – Youth Softball
· Wednesday, August 11
· Saturday, August 14

For more information on Nationals Youth Baseball Clinics presented by Smithfield, or to sign up, please email