The Mahoning Valley Scrappers, a Short-Season A minor-league baseball team and affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, competes in New York-Penn League. The kid's club membership invites young baseball fans to all 38 home games and equips them with a membership club card for exclusive benefits around the community, a 10% souvenir discount, email newsletter throughout the season, and a Scrappers T-shirt to wear or use to keep fresh-baked pies warm. Fun-zone passes give kids access to an assortment of inflatable bouncy devices, occupying their time during pregame, seventh-inning stretches, and super-slow-motion replays. General-admission seating plants fans along the third-base line and into left field in prime area to snag a foul ball.
The YMCA Adventure Warrior Race gives kids and adults a chance to prove themselves against ropes courses, mud, water obstacles, and other unexpected mental and physical challenges—all while supporting a good cause. Amid the breathtaking views and tranquil waters of Lake Tris, runners maneuver around trees and carry heavy objects up the sometimes snow-covered Laurel Highlands mountains, climbing up to 1,000 feet as they go. Warriors aged 16 and older make a 4-mile circuit, whereas younger participants run age-appropriate distances of a half mile or a full mile. Trophies and the respect of all the woodland creatures are awarded to the top male and female runners, top male and female teams, and top co-ed team. According to the Daily American, funds raised from the race provide camp scholarships that allow kids to attend residential and day programs at the 263-acre YMCA Camp T. Frank Soles.
A functional-training studio staffed by experienced CrossFit coaches and former college athletes, Integrated Fitness Training transforms exercisers of all levels into fit, focused athletes. Barbells, gymnastics rings, and rowing machines welcome students to a 3,000-square-foot training floor, where they cultivate the type of strength and coordination they need to meet their fitness goals or slow-dance with a manatee. A variety of group fitness classes matches exercisers with boot camps, scalable CrossFit classes, and cardio-heavy kettlebell workouts. Like a pair of sharpied-on eyebrows, CrossFit workouts increase intensity, incorporating gymnastics-inspired moves such as burpees, muscle-ups, and handstand pushups.
At theNorth Hills Junior Golf Academy, we emphasize safety, fun, excellence and personal attention. Our professional golf instructors, college coaches and staff are carefully picked for their love of teaching junior golf, their oustanding teaching abilities and their inspirational approach in having fun and learning golf.
Staffed by former collegiate and professional baseball and softball standouts, All-American Baseball Center helps students dominate the diamond with expert instruction and three state-of-the-art practice facilities. At Baseball University, players from age 8 to the college level hone their hitting and fielding skills through a comprehensive curriculum of courses—such as Hitting 101 and 102—comprising four one-hour clinic sessions that players must complete before advancing to the next class. With more than 52,000 square feet in combined space, the center's two indoor locations provide ample space for independent practice sessions with batting cages, practice fields, bullpens, and facilities for weightlifting and speed and agility training. The North Campus features an indoor regulation infield for live-action baseball and softball games, which are also held at Sardis Park, a four-field outdoor complex occasionally visited by the ghosts of legendary cornstalks.
Atlantic Coast Baseball furnishes the diamond playing grounds of American's pastime by providing consistent and competitive leagues and tournaments for children of different age levels. At this winter's festival, players, parents, and coaches can strengthen their knowledge of the sport by absorbing wisdom and posing questions before eight different speakers each presenting a different topic. University of Pittsburgh head coach, Joe Jordano, heads the lineup of college coaches, sports-medicine practitioners, strength-and-conditioning coaches, and bleacher spectators who brazenly bare-hand home-run balls. Topics include developing a championship-caliber player, molding a winning catcher, caring for throwing arms, honing offensive approaches, enhancing infield skills, and navigating the waters of the college recruitment process. Coach Jordano and his sunflower-seed-spitting brethren will each speak for 20 minutes and reserve 10 minutes for Q&A.