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Big News for WWBA 15u National Championship Participants
Perfect Game Staff        
Published: Sunday, July 19, 2009

Big News for WWBA 15u National Championship Participants
3PSports Seminar featuring some of MLB’s most respected experts

There aren’t many seminars that we feel like are “Can’t Miss” seminars, but we feel very strongly that this is definitely one. We feel so strongly, that we have decided to take the night session from the 1st day of the tournament off to allow all of the players and coaches to attend this event. We also feel so strongly about the message that there is no admission cost involved.

WHEN: Tuesday July 21st
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Blessed Trinity HS Gymnasium  (Map)


Due to limited seating, we are only inviting players, parents, and coaches of the 15u WWBA participating teams to attend. All teams should definitely take advantage of attending the important event. If you can not attend, please contact Perfect Game by emailing us at news@perfectgame.org.

“Finally a program based on science, proven at the MLB level and built for both peak performance AND injury prevention by some of the best minds and biggest names in baseball”

Jerry Ford - President
Perfect Game USA

The Evening’s Esteemed Speakers Include:

Wally Lubanski will discuss the many opportunities involving talented young players as well as important college recruiting information. In addition to being deeply involved with amateur baseball, Mr Lubanski has had one son become a first round draft pick while another son signed with a high level ACC College program. He is not involved in running a college recruiting service, but he has guided many young players to college programs in all divisions. Mr. Lubanski will also describe the way Perfect Game handles scouting and exposure. He will tell people how to best utilize Perfect Game to create the most possible exposure for the least amount of money.

Jim Duquette – XM/Sirius Radio sports talk show host – Former GM of Mets and Orioles – Expert talent evaluator. Jim will discuss what scouts and college recruiters look for in young talent. What are the things that will make a player more or less attractive in the eyes of scouts and recruiters? This will be educational for parents and players since many of them aspire to play in college and professionally. Mr. Duquette will tell everyone what they will need to do in order to reach their potential and create serious interest from scouts and college recruiters.

Rick Peterson, is recognized as one of the very best Major League pitching coaches of our time (White Sox, A’s, Mets). He will talk about what it takes to play at the highest level….college and pro. He will cover things like work ethic, commitment, attitude, preparation, willing to pay the price for success. He will tie in inspiring stories about Tom Glavine, Michael Jordan, etc. He will also talk about pitching and how the pitchers can prepare themselves to be the best they can be while protecting themselves from injury. Rick will conclude by summarizing the 3P program.

Special guests, we are expecting some guest speakers as well that you won’t want to miss!

The seminar will be followed by group discussion (question and answer)

3PSports Staff of experts

Rick Peterson - Rick Peterson is known throughout professional baseball as the leading practitioner for peak performance coaching. He has spent 30 years of working with some of the greatest athletes in baseball including Johan Santana, Tom Glavine, Barry Zito, Tim Hudson, Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens, Frank Thomas, Jim Abbott, Jason Giambi, Michael Jordan and many others. Over three decades, Rick has combined athletic skills, unique pitching techniques with sports psychology to help his players achieve their peak performance. His track record has been chronicled in Michael Lewis’ best seller “Moneyball” (2004) and John Feinstein’s “Living in the Black” (2008). Rick has applied his unique methodologies with some of today’s most successful athletes including Michael Jordan, Barry Zito, Tim Hudson, Pedro Martinez, Johan Santana, Tom Glavine, Roger Clemens, Frank Thomas, Jim Abbott, Jason Giambi, and many others.

Jim Duquette - Jim Duquette is known throughout major league baseball for his expertise in baseball operations and talent evaluation. During his years as a scout and senior executive, he has been the force behind recruiting many of today’s highest performing players.Today Jim is a National Baseball Analyst for Sirius / XM radio and for MLB.com. Prior to this he was Vice President for Baseball Operations for the Baltimore Orioles for two years. Jim came to the Orioles after serving in virtually every capacity of the baseball front office for the New York Mets, including being the General Manager, for 14 of the previous 15 years. Under his watch as GM in NY and Baltimore, players like David Wright, Jose Reyes, Melvin Mora, Nick Markakis, Scott Kazmir, Heath Bell, Jeremy Guthrie, Aaron Heilman, Brian Bannister, Lastings Milledge, among others got their opportunity at the major league level.

Al Leiter - Today, Al Leiter is well known for his expert work as a television host and analyst with MLB Network and YES Network. As a TV commentator, Al provides enthusiastic, unique and powerful sights so the viewers can understand the intricacies of the game. These are the same intricacies that Al mastered as an all-star MLB pitcher. Al is a three-time World Series Champion and two-time All-Star pitcher formerly with the New York Yankees, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, and Florida Marlins. As a member of the 3P Sports team, Al provides his pitching knowledge and experience to help develop the best program on the market today. One of the most successful pitchers in baseball, Leiter has been recognized for nearly every humanitarian award in the sport, including the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, the Good Guy Award from the New York Press Photographers Association, the Branch Rickey Award for unselfish contribution to his community, and the Joan W. Payson Award for humanitarian services.In January 2002, Leiter was the emcee at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s inauguration. Rudy Giuliani appointed him to the Twin Towers Fund Board of Directors. Some of his fellow Board members were Arnold Schwarzenegger, Utah Jazz’s Mark Jackson, and Bob Wright, vice chairman and executive officer of General Electric. As part of the Twin Towers Fund Board of Directors, Leiter helped to allocate more than $280 million in donations. Leiter was also s