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The Atlanta Athletics will play their inaugural travel baseball season fall 2019. The entire season will run from August 15th, 2019 to June 30th, 2020 and encompass approximately 15 tournaments. Players are encouraged to rest their arms all of November and December and to focus on school commitments. Strength, Speed, Agility, and Flexibility sessions will take place over the winter in preparation of the Spring season. All players are encouraged to participate with their school teams Spring and fall. Our fall travel season will begin the first week of August with spring kicking into high gear in March 2020.
Our head coach is a former Georgia State baseball player named Jake Corso. See bio here. Jake was drafted out of High School by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a pitcher/1st baseman and offered $400k to forgo a college education. He chose to focus on school and continued to play the game he loves. Additionally, Jake led our All-Star team to a 12-1 record and 2 of 3 tournament championships this summer. He recently graduated from GA STATE and is an ideal candidate to coach our sons!
In addition to Jake, we will have paid instructors at two practices a week focusing on the proper mechanics of baseball and to provide repetitions, repetitions, and more repetitions. Guest MLB players will stop by from time to time along with other Elite guest trainers.
The weekly schedule will look the same week in and week out. See below:
Monday- Speed, Agility, and Flexibility paid training
Tuesday- Small group instruction for infield and outfield for 1 hr. Pitching and Catching for 30 minutes and a 5-station batting practice system to maximize repetitions.
Wednesday-Small group instruction for infield and outfield for 1 hr. Pitching and Catching for 30 minutes and a 5-station batting practice system to maximize repetitions.
Thursday- Field practice to use what was learned. Installation of signs, plays, etc. followed by 30-45 minutes of batting practice.
For some of your sons, an opportunity MAY exist with another organization.Keep in mind there is a limited number of roster spots available on these teams. That is why I have created the Atlanta Athletics. With our coach and instructor’s guidance, your son's game will improve. If your son loves the game and wants to play middle, high school or even college baseball then consider the Atlanta Athletics.
If you would like to learn more, please inquire. We will begin to build a roster in July for our fall and spring seasons. If we have enough response we may create a second team. An evaluation date will be announced soon.
If you want pure instruction and repetitions, consider the Atlanta Athletics.
The Atlanta Athletics baseball club is focused on the providing player development and competing at a high level. We are a non-profit organization, 100% of the player fee is invested into the program for the benefit of your son. Our home facility will be located at Buckhead Baptist Church conveniently located on Roswell Rd near Chastain Park. The Atlanta Athletics philosophy is to ensure that players come first while honing their skills in a competitive environment.
Our Mission Statement:
To provide the tools necessary to facilitate and motivate athletes to reach their full potential through a baseball education.
Our Vision Statement:
To become a regional leader in player instruction and development. The organization’s passion for baseball will teach all phases of the game. None more important than player growth and development. Teamwork is our secondary goal. The Atlanta Athletics will focus all resources on arm care, flexibility, strength, speed, and agility training.
What is Included:
Starting August 15th and running throughout the season, all our players have unlimited access to cage time at our Buckhead Baptist facility.
A 30% discount of on Adidas, UA, Rawlings, Easton, Mizuno and Allstar equipment
Adidas as a partial sponsor for 2019-2020 team.
Tournament fees, Insurance, umpires, field rental, facility, cage time, field maintenance and coach’s salaries.
Teams equipment needs such as baseballs, line-up cards, Game Changer, TeamSnap, video analysis, analytics and training tools, etc.
Elite paid coaches that have played or continue to play at a high level
Flexibility, Speed and Agility training every Monday in season.
Winter arm care program from the Georgia Tech baseball training staff.
What to Expect:
The Atlanta Athletics baseball club will play a 4-5 tournament fall season September and October and a 10 tournament Spring/Summer season March to June 2020.
Atlanta Athletics encourages participation in school sports. School schedules take priority year-round.
Players can expect to practice with paid position instructors on Tuesday, Wednesday in a small group setting to maximize repetitions.
No throwing or team activities in November and December. As our team continues to grow and mature arm care is our highest priority over the winter!
Off season Speed, Agility and Flexibility program
Upon acceptance of a team invite a non-refundable $ 500.00 deposit is due with 48 hrs.
A player fee of $ 315.00 is due on the 1st of each month. September, October and November 2019 and January - May 2020. Pitcher only monthly fees are $ 200.00 per month
The Atlanta Athletics will carry a 12-man roster in addition to Pitcher Only team members.