The lessons of baseball are the lessons of life!

  • Heroes of Baseball Memorial Tourney: May 25-27 Ages 9, 10, 11, 1
  • The “3 Earls of Everett”: July 13-14 9,10,11,12U
  • “Baseball Connect” International Jamboree: July 2021 10-12U
  • BIG BALL BASH: August 17-18 9,10,11, 12U
  • “Last Licks”: Labor Day Weekend: Aug 31-Sep 2 Ages 9, 10, 11,12U
  • Fall Classic: September 14-15 Ages 9, 10, 11, 12U
  • Fall Ball I: October 4-6

The FirstSwing Foundation is dedicated and committed to providing quality instruction and "hands-on" interactive training for youth baseball/softball coaches and youngsters. The FirstSwing Clinics and Camps provide a thorough teaching of basic mechanics complemented with written materials. Each clinic, workout, etc. is designed and formatted according to the youngsters/players, league, team: all ages and abilities! The focus is upon FUNdamentals, FUN, and the concept that the game is for the youngsters!!! Moreover, it is our basic belief that sport(s) is a process and not an end in itself, and many of "life’s little lessons" are taught within the sports environment. Our instructors are professional teachers with extensive experience in education and sports/coaching.

Pre-Season Workouts/Clinics: Pre-season workouts begin in mid-January and continue through mid-April. These individual or team/group activities are designed to prepare young ball players for the coming baseball/softball season. The focus is on PREPARATION, CONDITIONING, and FUNDAMENTALS. Players are exposed to all aspects of the game, are taught the basic skill sets and mechanics, and are provided with suggested routines and practice plans. These workouts are held in Shoreline, Everett and Kirkland, but may also be at a facility of your choice. FirstSwing will custom build a workout or clinic in your area to fit your needs!
Tournaments:FirstSwing hosts youth baseball tournaments each year for teams 9U, 10U, 11U, and 12U. These are played at Phil Johnson(4 diamonds, turf infields) and are structured so that ALL players may participate. Everyone bats and there are five individual skill competitions for FUN and excitement. Tentative tournament dates: Memorial Weekend, two in late July(last two weekends), an Invitational in mid August, and “Last Licks” over Labor Day Weekend. These are open to ALL teams. Information: or (425)451-8276.

The FirstSwing Foundation provides fun and educational baseball/softball “learning experiences” throughout the entire year. Our Play Days (Pitch, Hit, and Run) teach and encourage youngsters to learn about themselves and have a whole lot of FUN!! Please do contact us if you are interested in any of the above-mentioned offerings, individual/team instruction, training aids, public speaking for groups, mentoring, and any other service that will empower youngsters to GET GOOD!!

Please contact Coach Phil Rognier @ 425-451-8276 or email with any questions.  GAGPTH!