Ukraine announced the “Play Global!” spring training camp
The “Play Global!” spring training camp for players ages 14 and up will take place in Kropyvnytskyi city (Ukraine) on April 15-18, 2020.
The “Play Global!” training camps have been held in Kropyvnytskyi city since 2014. This year, the camp’s instructor will be an American Andy Berglund.
Andy Berglund has been working for Major League Baseball in Europe for over 15 years as an Envoy Coach and Academies Consultant.
He started his coaching career in Sweden, leading the Stockholm club to the title. Berglund became head coach of the “Eagles Praha” for 2011 and guided them to the “Czech Extraliga” semifinals. The same year, he was named the head coach of the Czech Republic junior and senior national teams, where he guided the Czech Junior national team to a silver medal in Gijon, Spain in the European Junior Championship. It was the Czech Republic’s highest finish ever and Berglund was recognized as an EBCA Coach of the Year finalist.
In 2012, Andy Berglund led the Czech national team at the European Championships (5th place) and the World Baseball Classics qualification. Berglund also coached for the French national team in the 2014 European Championship and the South African national team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers.