Open Workouts

Open Hitting and Throwing for Pirate Players

McKinney Baseball Training Center 3328 Station House Rd. Chesapeake, VA 23321

  • Saturday August 13 CANCELLED

  • Thursday August 18 from 7:30 to 9pm
  • Saturday August 20 from 10am to 11:30am
  • Thursday August 25 from 7:30 to 9pm

2016 Fall-Format

Major Announcement  for the Fall:


6 -One day (Sundays) events on college campuses:

NO FEE here, fill out form, and we will contact you

The Mid Atlantic Pirates have designed a schedule for players interested in playing baseball at the college level. This format designed to give players experience and exposure to the college environment and college coaches.

Besides the host school 2 other colleges will be on site at each event.

6 Sundays -6 College Fields -18 college Coaches

Reasons for doing this:

  • Sunday games allow more players to participate without conflicts
  • Sundays in the fall are the day most colleges give their teams off, so there is better field and Coach availability. (with that said , there maybe Sat events if field and coach availability dictate, however, all efforts are aimed at making this a Sunday event schedule)
  • Create a mix of Coaches from Div 1, Div 2, Div 3, and Junior College to blend with all skill levels and academic aspirations represented on our player roster.
  • insures exposure to College recruiters
  • insures play on college field
  • insure innings are played (no ridiculous game time limits).
  • reduces hotel, food, and gas expenses tremendously.
  • allow players to get the benefit of the experience of the MId Atlantric Pirastes staff in mentoring and preparing players for opportunities to play baseball at the college level.
  • no time limit games with players getting limited at bats and innings on the mound
  • gives Coaches control of game and ability adjust to showcase players.

Each team (17u-Anderson and 16u-McKinney) will consist of :

  • (24 total players at each age group) 4- catchers, 6- 1B/3B, 6 -MIF, 8-outfielders
  • up top 12 pitcher only (who pitch 2 inn-10 hitters)
  • these players will be split up equally at each event into two teams.  One team in the first base dugout, and one team in the third base dugout.
  • Each weekend the composition of the teams will vary.

Format-  Players play in one of the two games according to age.
Game 1-8:30am to 12noon  (ex: 16u game)
Game 2-12:30pm to 4pm  (ex: 17u game)

  • Limited roster spots 12 man batting order.
  • Batter get min 5 game at bats.
  • each player plays in a extended and modified, 12 to 14 inn game.
  • Each inning consist of 5 batters batting, primary pitchers face 10 hitters (secondary pitchers will face 5 hitters).
  • After 3 hitters , if no one reaches base, a runner in placed on 1st to encourage double plays.  Runners must steal within first 4 pitches.  Catchers show off throwing skills, and position players turn more double plays
  • Defensively players alternate in the field, never out more than one inning in a row.

Fill out Player Information Form and we will schedule you a tryout time

We are working to lock down the schedule.

6 events over 8 weekends

  • Sept 11
  • Sept 18
  • Sept 25
  • Oct 2
  • Oct 9
  • Oct 16   Methodist University- Fayetteville, NC
  • Oct 23
  • Oct 30   Christopher Newport University-Newport News, VA

We are looking to go to three- Div 1 schools and three- Div 3/Junior College schools;


College Coaches are now finishing up the summer and spending some time away from the office.  We have spoken to many schools who like the idea and want us to come in and play.  However, at this time of year, they cannot give us solid dates for their availability.

Our schedule will come together as we get closer to Sept.

Here is a list of our prospective schools:
Again , this is just a list of possible school: no guarantees.

  • Virginia Military Institute
  • University of Virginia
  • James Madison Univ.
  • Liberty Univ.
  • Virginia Tech
  • Univ. of Richmond
  • Norfolk State University


  • Chowan College
  • Randolph Macon College
  • Hampden Sydney College
  • PItt Comm. College
  • North Carolina Wesleyan College
  • Christopher Newport University.
  • Barton College
  • Methodist University
  • Shenandoah Univ.
  • Ferrum College
  • Averett Univ.
  • Roanoke College


Team fee:

New Players $900
Returning Players $800

team fees handled a few way

pay by debit card.   send us a request and we will send a PayPal link

Pay by check   make checks payable  Mid Atlantic Pirates

2956 Princess Anne Crescent Chesapeake, VA 23321

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JMU/VMI Schedule July 9/10

James Madison Univ. and Virginia Military Inst. Schedule

Mid Atlantic Pirates 18u-Anderson

  • July 9th  10am @ Buck Bowman Field  (Dayton, VA  22821)
  • July 9th  3pm  @ Eastern Mennonite Univ (1200 Park Road. Harrisonburg, VA)
  • July 10  8am  @ East Rockingham HS (250 Eagle Rock Road. Elkton, VA  22827)
  • July 10  11am @ JMU Mauck Stadium (NO CLEATS-turf shoes only) (641 Duke Dr. Harrisonburg, VA)

Mid Atlantic Pirates 16u-McKinney

  • July 9th  10am  @ JMU Mauck Stadium (NO CLEATS-turf shoes only) (641 Duke Dr. Harrisonburg, VA)
  • July 9th  1pm  @ Eastern Mennonite Univ (1200 Park Road. Harrisonburg, VA)
  • July 10th  8am @ Virginia Military Institute (Maidens Lane. Lexington, VA 24450)
  • July 10th 12pm @ Virginia Military Institute



College Coaches Showcase- DATE MOVED

Due to expected rain and the possibility of having to shorten the event, we have decided to move the event till later in July.

We do not like to do this, however, to insure a full and complete event , with every player getting the benefit of having the College Coaches on sight, we felt it was the best move.

New Date will be July 20 or 21, 2016  it will depend on which day is the best to reschedule the Coaches.

Firecracker Wood Bat Championship July 2-3

Firecracker Wood Bat Championship July 2-3

Mid Atlantic Pirates 18u-Anderson

July 2-Saturday

  • 8am  @ War Memorial Stadium vs OD Hitter Akadema
  • 10am @ War Memorial Stadium vs RBA West

July 3 Sunday TBD


Mid Atlantic Pirates 16u- McKinney

July 2-Saturday

  • 9am @ Hampton HS vs Outlaws
  • 11am @ Hampton HS vs Swamp Things Orange

July 3-Sunday

  • 10 am – Pirates vs. RBA 360 (Peninsula Catholic)
  • 12 pm – #3 seed vs. #4 Seed (16U Gold Championship) Peninsula Catholic
  • 2 pm – #1 seed. vs. #2 Seed (16U Championship!) Peninsula Catholic


College Coaches Showcase


College Baseball Coaches Showcase

Showcase has been moved to July 20/21

Virginia Wesleyan College – 1584 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502

This event is for ALL Pirates players and is included in your team fee.  (No Charge)

All Players should bring a lunch with them, you will NOT have time to leave the field, and bring plenty of water to drink,

Coaches roster included

  • Chowan University

  • St Augustine’s College

  • Norfolk State University

  • Randolph-Macon College

  • Hampden-Sydney College

  • Christopher Newport University

  • Virginia Wesleyan College

  • University of Richmond

Players participate in and are observed and evaluated by College Coaches

  • Defensive workout with a round of pregame infield and outfield warm up

  • Live on field batting practice

  • Game competition

  • Instructional sessions with College Coaches

This is a “hands on” interactive event with college coaches observing, evaluating, and instructing players at the event,

9:00am  Arrival and stretch

9:30am on field batting practice

10:30 Pre Game Infield and Outfield workout

11am Game

2p-4:30pm  Small Group instruction sessions with College Coaches

Virginia Wesleyan College – 1584 Wesleyan Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502