Middle School Baseball Developmental Program
Satchel Paige ATL and the Bruce Holmes Athletic Association partnering with the LaDainian Tomlinson Prep Academy to produce the total student athlete. Create feeder program for local Area High School baseball programs through the middle schools in zone. Facilities Used are local high school partners, indoor facilities, and park fields.
A Certified Teacher or Administrator will be the Lead Academic Coach for the program and will stay in constant contact with middle schools counselors and staff for academic support. All student athletes will not only have their on-field progress tracked but also their academic progress will be tracked to make sure they are on track to excel at the next level.
Will have tryouts for 7th grade(JV) and 8th grade(Varsity) teams which will compete in the Piper Davis Baseball League partnering with the Bruce Holmes Athletic Association and/or tournaments depending on the amount of teams formed.Student athletes will have academic support, professional player development and training. All coaches will be certified and must go through league wide coaches clinic and training. Teams will move to tournament play, with All Star teams being formed for travel at the end of season, said teams will have opportunity to participate in the Piper Davis National Tournament in Birmingham,Al in July 2015.
Purpose of the middle school league is to prepare baseball student athletes for the next level in not only the game of baseball but academic success to and through college! Players will have community service. School teams will wear Ladanian Tomlinson Prep Academy uniforms with school colors and school patch and or logo attached to keep costs down. We will also come up with fundraising efforts to raise funds for the players not limited to the schools athletic departments.
*All sixth graders are welcomed to attend.