During All Star Week, the Players Trust put on clinics for both kids and coaches. This event marked the inaugural All-Star Youth Development Weekend, hosted by former players who want to give back and share their knowledge of the game. The Players Trust first hosted a coaches clinic for local Washington D.C. area youth coaches. This was followed by a panel discussion on the state of youth baseball development. The following day, the Players Trust hosted 60 girls and boys ages 8-12 to participate in a youth clinic at St. Albans’ baseball field.
Sports Envoy Program
The Players Trust continued its partnership with the U.S. State Department’s, “Sports Envoy Program” for the 2nd year in a row. The Sports Envoy Program gives players the opportunity to grow the game internationally by hosting youth baseball clinics and events. This year’s global events and player participants included:
Managua, Nicaragua – Jed Lowrie, John Mayberry Jr. and JC Ramirez
Monterrey, Mexico – Francisco Cordero & Pedro Feliciano
Tokyo, Japan – Ronald Acuna Jr., Rhys Hoskins, Kike Hernandez & Whit Merrifield