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INTRODUCING PROSPECT UNITED'S BRAND NEW SUPER REGIONAL AND JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAMS FOR THE '24/'25 SEASON

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June 2024

The brand new Prospect United 13-18U Super Regional or 9-12U Junior National teams are slated to start their seasons Fall 2024 and run thru Summer 2025 - hosting tryouts starting in June. Currently, Prospect United has committed cores of elite talent for each team and will utilize upcoming tryouts (June-July) to finalize rosters. Coaching staffs are solidified and ready to take their respective teams. Below are some pertinent details to help better understand this tremendous opportunity.

WHY IS UA PROSPECT UNITED FORMING THESE NEW TEAMS?

As you are aware, travel baseball is diluted in a manner that does not prepare or develop athletes effectively for the demands of Varsity or collegiate baseball. Unfortunately, athletes (and their parents) do not find out if their years of hard work paid off until they actually are of HS age. Evidence of this can be seen in the following:

1. A steady decline of high school baseball in the Pacific Northwest. The average Varsity fastball is 75-77MPH, which is the leading indicator of the health of a high school baseball league.

2. Local NCAA recruited talent is diminishing and forced PNW college baseball programs to recruit more often outside the Region.

3. Recent national studies for youth sports are proving that over 70% of young athletes quit playing competitive sports by 14 years old. This is due to a lack of resources, inexperienced coaching, and more.

Prospect United wants to change these troubling trends by providing serious athletes what they not only need, but continually state they are searching for - coaching, training, facilities, and a team of likeminded athletes. High achieving baseball goals are not for every athlete, but there are many who seek this level. Additionally, no young athlete knows for sure if they want to play at the highest level and usually are just “in love” with the idea. The only option currently available to achieve high level baseball goals is to play for a team that wins. Common sense says that if a team wins consistently, their development and process is proven. This is incorrect. Most top teams win because they just recruit top players and overmatch the competition with (1) physically imposing athletes, (2) deeper rosters, and (3) previously developed talent. This looks the part when playing diluted baseball competition, but does not have lasting results against concentrated competition.

WHAT IS REQUIRED?

13-18U Super Regional teams and 9-12U Junior National teams require their athletes to do one thing – want to be a Varsity starter or play college baseball. Our team development process requires the exact same things that a Varsity starter or college baseball player is required to have:

Hard worker: Our athletes will prepare harder (mentally and physically) than their competition. We will beat every team we play in this category.

Physicality: With hard work comes physicality. Our athletes want more reps and live in the gym. Size is not the definition of physicality, but ‘athleticism’ is. Again, we will beat every team in the physicality department.

Aggression: If an athlete works harder than their competition and feels superhuman, they will have the aggression to compete against the best competition. Aggression is not a mindset. It is a state of mind built upon process.

Talent: Athletes need projectable talent. Meaning, they must possess a marketable tool – size, arm strength, power, speed, range, or velocity. Mechanics get overmatched against tools and this is evident at the highest levels of the game. Our process takes athletic talent (the tools of baseball) and hones them with mechanical efficiency. Popularized baseball does it opposite and this is why so many athletes end their careers short.

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT IS CRUCIAL:

Our player development process will be individualized and built for the specific needs of each athlete. A mixture of team and individual training is provided to our athletes as follows:

Fall Instructs (Sept-Oct):  Outdoor practices and games working on team fundamentals and building field performance systems to win ballgames.

Player Evals (Sept-Oct):  Each player will be evaluated during Fall workouts and games. This data is utilized to develop each athlete’s specific player development process for hitting, pitching, fielding, strength, and speed. The athlete will then utilize this specific plan during their Winter Instructs.

Winter Instructs (Dec-Feb):  Athletes will train 2-3x per week at Big League Edge’s 42,000 square foot indoor complex in Kent, WA. They will utilize their individualized training plan alongside the X4 player development staff and team coaches. Each workout will have team coaches and X4 hitting, pitching, fielding, and strength coaches. Training will be highly individualized and specific to achieving goals.

Spring Instructs (Mar-May):  Just like Fall Instructs, teams are back outdoors preparing to win. High school aged athletes will be with their respective high school programs at this point.

NCAA Recruiting (All season long): Every high school aged athlete will be provided a fully comprehensive NCAA recruiting plan that includes the following:

  • Player profiles on Prospect United’s national recruiting page that is followed by over 500 NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA baseball coaches.
  • Recruiting seminars for athletes and parents to (1) inform and (2) set up their college recruitment plan.
  • Recruiting meetings with college coaches and recruiters.
  • NCAA showcase events.
  • Digital marketing across social media.
  • Coaching recommendations, emails, and phone calls to college coaches on behalf of players.

PLAY A COMPETITION RICH SEASON:

Each team’s season is a little different, but will include the below (or some form thereof). Our goal is to end the season with around a 600% winning percentage. If we are above this mark, we played the wrong competition and need to find better competition. If we are below such, roster moves need to be made.

Fall Season (Sept-Oct): Weekend nonconference doubleheaders. Plan upon approximately 8-12 games. Multisport athletes are encourage to play other sports. We just ask to make as many games or practices as possible for baseball. 1 major national event in either NV, SoCal, or AZ. Usually held at end of October.

Winter Season (Jan-Feb): A few weekend nonconference games in Feb (weather permitting) on turf fields. February is usually a cold (but dry) month to get outdoors. 1 local tournament (weather permitting).

Spring & Summer Season (Mar-July): All high school aged athletes will be with their respective high school baseball teams from March to middle of May. No games planned for these players or teams during the March to middle of May. For non-high school aged teams & athletes (games start middle of March):

  • Nonconference games and local weekend tournaments.
  • 1 national PG event in either SoCal or Texas.
  • 1 regional event in either OR, ID, or Eastern WA.
  • For high school aged teams &athletes (games start Memorial Day Weekend): Nonconference games and local weekend tournaments. Up to 4 NCAA showcase events. We will choose from the following (1 national travel, 1 regional travel to OR or Eastern WA, and 2 local events):

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Although pricing has not been yet established, these teams will be competitively priced. This is not a “budget” baseball season that includes 4-5 tournaments, some practice games, and limited team practices with inexperienced coaches. However, pricing will be similar or below what top PNW organizations charge for a full season. There are fundraising opportunities that abound – allowing athletes to fund their seasons. Additionally, scholarships exist for financially distressed families. Once an athlete makes the team, they will be provided all the details necessary for parents to make a decision.

HOW TO GET ROSTERED?

To get rostered onto a Prospect United Super Regional team or Junior National team, athletes just need to attend a tryout. Pre-registration is required and tryouts are free of charge. To see all tryouts, CLICK HERE >> Once roster spots get filled, teams will not offer any additional spots. It is important to attend the earliest tryout possible for the best opportunity to be chosen.

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