CARLSBAD, CA - August 23, 2012 - SKLZ, the global leader in athletic skill and performance training products, announced today its partnership with the top player development program in the nation, Baseball Factory. As the Official Training Partner, SKLZ will put its line of innovative baseball and performance training tools and programs into the hands of Baseball Factory's elite coaches and instructors to support their year-round clinics, evaluations and tournaments.
"SKLZ is excited to work with Baseball Factory's premier training program. The quantity and quality of collegiate and professional ball players who have developed through their system speaks volumes about their training approach both on and off the field," said SKLZ CEO, John Sarkisian. "As their Official Training Partner, we want to enhance the experience each athlete has as they prepare to compete at the next level."
In addition to product and program integration, SKLZ will work with Baseball Factory to co-create expert-led instructional videos and content as they seek to extend the program beyond the in-person training experience. Athletes will also have access to SKLZ's existing baseball library, which includes position- and skill-specific training series from brand ambassadors such as University of San Diego Head Baseball Coach Rich Hill and Long Beach State Head Baseball Coach Troy Buckley.
"With SKLZ's training products and content, Baseball Factory can offer a comprehensive performance training program to our 25,000 elite baseball players," said Steve Sclafani, founder & CEO of Baseball Factory. "Our athletes have committed to year-round excellence to reach these levels, and now we will be able to offer premier training programs to them 365 days a year."
The announcement comes on the heels of SKLZ formalizing its partnership with Little League Baseball and Softball®, a long time partner with Baseball Factory.
Their first event together will be at the Little League World Series®, currently in action through August 26th. SKLZ will contribute to its on-site presence with demo training products and co-marketing collateral.
SKLZ baseball and softball training products are available at sporting goods retailers nationwide and online at SKLZ.com. In collaboration with its partners and brand ambassadors, SKLZ provides online instructional content free of charge to help athletes of all levels improve their games.
SKLZ is committed to elevating the athlete in each of us by guiding and serving athletes on their journeys to be their personal best. As the flagship brand of Pro Performance Sports, SKLZ develops innovative athletic performance and skill development training products, technology and knowledge for serious athletes of all ages, skill levels and sports. Based in San Diego, California, SKLZ delivers durable, high-performance trainers that can be found around the world at major sporting goods retailers, specialty shops, and mass merchants, as well as on the SKLZ web site at www.sklz.com.
About Baseball Factory
Baseball Factory has developed programs to provide players with world-class instruction and life-changing experiences, which when combined, lead to future success both on and off the field. Baseball Factory holds over 500 events nationwide each year in over 40 states and 100 cities. We pride ourselves on giving families an unbiased assessment of where they stand against other players nationwide. Baseball Factory events have featured more than 270 players who have played or are currently playing in the Majors and over 40,000 players have gone on to play at the college level. 98% of Division I, 70% of Division II and 60% of Division III programs have at least one Baseball Factory alumnus on their roster. Learn more at http://www.baseballfactory.com/.