Lightning Baseball Adds 2 Teams in 2017
We are excited to announce that in January 2017, we are adding 2 teams to the program. This will give us 8U, 9U, and 10U competitive baseball teams. This decision, not taken lightly, is driven from experiencing the development of our 9U team. We’ve had the privilege of working with 11 amazing young men, employing & refining a system, and seeing the results translate to the field. The group of 11 we started with were already great ballplayers, hand picked from a successful all-star team and existing local travel programs. In 8 weeks, we’ve watched them improve dramatically while simultaneously growing their love of the game. This is what competitive youth baseball is all about!! We want to bring this environment and coaching to more youth athletes at the 8U, 9U, and 10U levels to develop Port Orange baseball into the power that it deserves to be.
While a competitive “travel” program, we have a different philosophy compared to many other travel baseball programs. As a parent looking for competitive baseball in the Port Orange area, you have choices and this is a great thing. However, we strongly encourage you to do your homework and choose wisely as these are very important years in your child’s development. We invite you to come view a practice and ask our parents about their experience in the program. This is an investment in your child and you should know what you are receiving. Our priority is on long term player development not on playing in tournaments every other weekend. This is a marathon, not a sprint. We run 3 challenging practices a week focused on high quality reps and fundamentals, while targeting to play in 1 tournament a month. We also highly prioritize fun and playing the game as it should be played. Lightning Baseball is a 100% non-profit organization and fully sustained by sponsorships and very reasonable monthly player dues. These dues include ALL of the following items as part of our player package.
- (2) Game jerseys and pair of game pants
- Hat, belt, and socks
- (2) practice jerseys
- Easton batpack bag (Lightning colors)
- Easton batting helment (Lightning colors)
- All tournament entries (5-6 per season) and umpire fees
- Practice facility at Spruce Creek High alongside state ranked Baseball and Softball teams
If you are interested in being part of a family and a world class baseball program, we would love to hear from you!!